3:00 PM Jun 27, 2014
Thumbs up to detectives from Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department and 20th Judicial Task Force agents for taking down a significant marijuana growing operation worth an estimated $160,000 last week. Officers seized more than 200 marijuana plants at various stages of growth, lights and other equipment needed to grow the plants. They also seized seven vehicles, one loaded gun and a large amount of cash believed to be proceeds from marijuana sales. A father and son were charged in connection with the case.
6:00 PM Jun 26, 2014
As I have mentioned in this column in the past, my husband and I decided to save ourselves quite a bit of money a few months ago by getting rid of our satellite service.
10:00 PM Jun 25, 2014
Well, it’s summer time again, it happens every year, and though the kids are thrilled with the freedom summer brings, they can also become easily frustrated with the amount of unstructured time they suddenly have to fill. Shrieks of joy and celebration quickly turn into “I’m so bored!” and “I can’t find anything to do around here!” Often parents become frustrated as well because providing engaging activities for kids can be tough, especially when dealing with a tight budget.
6:00 PM Jun 25, 2014
There’s a plethora of singing and talent competitions out there, there’s no argument about that.
9:00 PM Jun 24, 2014
If you’re attending any kind of school, you’ve probably received an extensive list of required reading material from your teachers or professors. If you haven’t, the list is on its way and you’re quietly mourning the loss of your summer in a darkened room, tears flowing freely.
6:00 PM Jun 24, 2014
There is no dateline here because my sister Martha, brother Joe, and I are back in Lebanon to put some periods at the end of an era.
3:00 PM Jun 21, 2014
I don’t take many vacations. In fact, I can probably count on one hand the number of vacations I’ve taken since college.
8:00 PM Jun 20, 2014
There are moments in life when we are so sure of God’s presence and so confident in his power that we believe anything is possible. Yet those are often followed by moments – or even seasons – of fear and discouragement.
6:00 PM Jun 20, 2014
As an art buff, I like to keep up with what’s going on at Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
3:00 PM Jun 20, 2014
Thumbs up to Habitat for Humanity of Wilson County, which will celebrate the completion of its 60th build locally Sunday as the organization helped Jennifer Clark build her home on Alydar Drive in Watertown. This year is the 20th anniversary of Wilson County’s Habitat for Humanity’s first home.
10:00 PM Jun 19, 2014
Several weeks ago, we revisited the original “Pretty Good Management Book” manuscript but not paying enough credit to the co-author of that effort, JD Waits.
6:00 PM Jun 19, 2014
People who have read my column before have probably seen some of my writings on the Vanderbilt Commodores. Well, at the risk of jinxing them (I hope I don’t), I have to brag on their performance thus far in the College World Series.
6:00 PM Jun 18, 2014
I’m just going to start it all off with the utter truth. There has never been a show I was more reluctant about than Game of Thrones.
9:00 PM Jun 14, 2014
I’m reminded this week of the timeless School House Rocks ditty, “Three is a Magic Number.”

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