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Former MJ girl starting library in African orphanage
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Aubrey Ropiecki, formerly of Mt. Juliet, now of Freetown, Sierra Leone in Africa, is starting a library at an orphanage her family has helped build. She is going to run it while teaching the kids how to work there, and hopes to open more libraries at other orphanages. 

She is also just 13 years old. 

Ropiecki’s family moved to Sierra Leone three years ago with The Raining Season, an organization that builds and operates orphanages in Sierra Leone. The family has worked on the orphanage in various capacities, including the construction, which Aubrey’s father Michael does for a living. 

Aubrey’s mother Rachel suggested that she get involved, and floated the idea of being a librarian. 

“I said, yes, I got to be a librarian,” said Aubrey. 

Aubrey spoke with some people and learned how they would set up the library, including the card catalog system, which she will teach to the kids. There will also be a book of the week that Aubrey will pick to start. Eventually, they will take over and run it themselves. It will help teach the kids responsibility and job skills. 

For more information on The Raining Season, go to http://therainingseason.org. You can donate also on The Bridge Fellowship’s website at http://thebridgefellowship.net.

 
Wilson County Fair Great Give-Away
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Monday, June 30 officials of the Wilson County Fair announced the 2014 Wilson County Fair Great Giveaway. Fair goers will have the opportunity to win $1000 in cash six nights of the fair. On Tuesday, Aug. 19, one lucky winner will choose between a record seven different prizes. 

“We are very excited about the 2014 offering for the fair,” says Keith Harrison, Chairman of the fair’s Great Give-A-Way Committee. “Fair goers will have the opportunity to choose between a selection of vehicles, tractors, and a recreational utility vehicle (RTV). Someone is going to drive away with one of these spectacular choices.”

The Great Give-A-Way line-up includes the following 2014 models provided by the following local businesses:  Chevrolet Malibu (Wilson County Motors); Dodge Caravan   (Rockie Williams Premier Dodge); Ford Focus (Bates Ford); Hyundai Sonata (Wilson County Hyundai), John Deere 5045d Tractor & Loader (Tri-Green Equipment), Mahindra 4025 Tractor w/loader & MFWD (Tony Bates Equipment) and a Kubota RTV 1100 Diesel w/cab (Absolute Kubota). “These local dealerships are offering outstanding choices and record seven options for the 2014 Wilson County Fair” says Harrison.

We have great support from our sponsors for the 2014 Great Give-A-Way. Fifty-eight local businesses made the commitment to sponsor the annual event. “We are pleased by our local businesses stepping up to the plate to be part of the Great Give-A-Way”, said Harrison. “These organizations want to be part of something successful, like the fair and the Great Give-A-Way. It’s an opportunity to give back to the community.  We owe a great deal of gratitude to these sponsors for making this possible again in 2014.”

Tickets will be available at these 58 businesses beginning in early July. The vehicles, tractors and RTV will be displayed at these businesses until fair time in August.  A complete listing of the 58 sponsors will appear in local newspaper advertising, on the fair website at www.wilsoncountyfair.net, or one can contact the Wilson County Fair Office at (615)443-2626.

“Our Great Give-A-Way Committee has taken the theme of “Farmers, Boots, and Country Roots” at the 2014 Wilson County Fair, very seriously” says Hale Moss, President of Wilson County Promotions, sponsor of the Wilson County Fair. “When one looks over the list of give-a-way sponsors, the amount of cash to be given away & the seven choices, including two farm tractors, for the Tuesday Night Great Give-A-Way, this committee has put together another great venue for fair goers in 2014. We hope that many folks from Wilson and our surrounding counties will take part in our fair.”

 
Justice calling for sewer, road improvements
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Commissioner Ray Justice thinks it is time to get serious about the infrastructure in Mt. Juliet. 

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Providence set for July 4 fireworks
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It’s time once again to celebrate Independence Day in Providence, but it will be more than the fireworks spectacular put on by Tom Needham of Needham’s Nursery. 

Starting at 4 p.m., there will be activities for all age ranges. For the younger kids, there will be Kids’ Zone presented by Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, feature three inflatables, professional face painting by Nashville’s Paintopia, a splash pad to keep cool in the summer heat,  and balloon creations by local balloon artist Anthony the Balloon Kid.

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Littering stop leads to arrest for active warrants
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

From the Mt. Juliet Police Department

Around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, Sergeant Mang witnessed trash blowing out from the bed of a 1993 Chevrolet Pickup traveling down Lebanon Road. After stopping the truck on Lebanon Road near N. Greenhill Road, a computer check revealed that the driver and passenger in the truck had active warrants from nearby agencies.

The driver, Bruce Tibbs, 45, of Old Hickory, was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear out of Wilson County. The passenger, Shonn Tibbs, 43, of Old Hickory, was arrested on a felony warrant for Theft of a Motor Vehicle out of Metro-Nashville.

Both were booked into the Wilson County Jail without incident.

 
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