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Teachers of the Year: Lakeview's Katie Ingram
Thursday, February 27, 2014

This week we meet Lakeview Teacher of the Year, Student Support Services Teacher Katie Ingram. 

Ingram is in her fourth year at Lakeview. She has previously taught at Mt. Juliet Middle School and in Georgia. 

“I was in shock,” said Ingram about winning Teacher of the Year. “There are so many great teachers here.”

Ingram said she loves  everything about Lakeview from the enthusiastic teachers, the great students, and the  excellent parent involvement. 

Ingram said she has a passion for working with special needs students. 

“I love doing what I do,” said Ingram. 

Ingram will be up for Wilson County Teacher of the Year, Friday, April 11. The event will be held at Cumberland University and is sponsored by Wilson County Motors and Cedar Stone Bank. 

Commissioners approve several big items Monday
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

The Board of Commissioners approved several big items in their Monday meeting. 

New planning commissioner, vice chair serve
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Some changes were made to the planning commission at their monthly meeting Thursday. 

Wilson Reads donates $2500 to Wilson County Adult Learning Center
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wilson Reads recently donated $2,500 to the Adult Learning Center. 

Wilson Reads is a non-profit organization whose main focus is to help eliminate adult illiteracy in Wilson County with the goal of helping people learn to read and earn their GED. Brian Abston, Vice Chairman for Wilson Reads states, “Reducing illiteracy will ultimately improve the quality of life for everyone in Wilson County by increasing the number of people who are fully functioning, productive contributors to the community.” 

Wilson Reads has partnered with the staff at The Adult Learning Center and are continually trying to create more public awareness to inform adults who cannot read that the opportunity exists to learn and get a GED at the ALC. 

The group is called The Open Book Society and the organization “Wilson Reads” helps provide grants and tutoring for students and helps provide marketing to get the word out to the community of the services provided by the ALC. 

The Open Book Society started with a group of Leadership Wilson graduates. They began the group in Leadership Wilson as a project and each member was so passionate about it that they decided to stay together, form a non-profit and keep it going. 

They are always seeking help to get the word out. If you would like more info on this group and how you can help please contact one of the members at: Brian Abston,  364-5147; Alesia Burnley,  337-6266; Terry Burns,  238-4448; Joni Cochran,  484-5921; Tina Winfree,  948-1769.

Son-in-law arrested in double homicide
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The son-in-law of the couple killed in an explosion Feb. 10 has been arrested for their murders. 

The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an explosion at 580 Vance Lane in Lebanon on that day. Jon Setzer was found deceased in the home, and Marion Setzer was airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital. Marion Setzer passed away from her injuries, Thursday, Feb. 13. 

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Richard Parker, 49, Lebanon was arrested Friday, Feb. 14. Evidence collected  was enough for the Wilson County Grandy Jury to return indictments for two counts of Felony First Degree Murder and two counts of Pre-Meditated First Degree Murder. He was also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. Parker was taken to the Wilson County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond. He had one previous conviction of arson in Giles County in 1993. He served probation for four years for the conviction. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Bomb and Arson Unit, the State Department of Homeland Security and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office all worked on the case. 

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the investigation is still active and ongoing. The motive and exact circumstances surrounding this incident are still being determined.

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