Career offers students giant job opportunities without requiring college degree

Career offers students giant job opportunities without requiring college degree

By Rima Austin

raustin@lebanondemocrat.com

12-10-2019

In less than six months, some Wilson County students will be deciding what they want to do with the rest of their lives. They will make the decision if college is the right choice for them. Some will choose to forgo higher education for various reasons.

According to Vice-President of Seattle based technology firm TechSmart, Kevin Norman, his company offers training for a high paid career that he says does not necessarily involve higher education. Continue reading “Career offers students giant job opportunities without requiring college degree”

Watertown looks forward to Christmas Parade on Saturday

Watertown looks forward to Christmas Parade on Saturday

Town expects to see Santa Claus visit again

By Rima Austin

raustin@lebanondemocrat.com

12-12-2019

The staging area is Round Lick Baptist Church in Watertown and the floats are scheduled to get there by 1 p.m. At 2 p.m. the Christmas parade will begin to make its way up Main Street and past the square where, just moments after the parade ends, Santa Clause will make his way back to take his seat in the gazebo to greet children. Continue reading “Watertown looks forward to Christmas Parade on Saturday”

Salvation Army wraps up Angel Tree program

Salvation Army wraps up Angel Tree program

Volunteer organization offers more than Christmas presents

By Rima Austin

raustin@lebanondemocrat.com

12-17-2019

The rooms at the Salvation Army complex at 723 Lake Street in Lebanon slowly fill up Friday afternoon as Salvation Army Director of Family Services Marie Wulfing, along with her husband, Assistant Corp Officer Steve Wulfing, brought the donated toys in one package at a time. Marie begins laying down pieces of tape with numbers on them as Lebanon Salvation Army Commanding Officer, Tom Freeman, pulls into the lot with another mini van loaded with toys.

They are preparing for the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Marie said she, Steve and Tom will be picking up most of the gifts that day and will begin to give them away at the center Dec. 14. Giveaways will continue until every toy makes its way to its rightful owner. Continue reading “Salvation Army wraps up Angel Tree program”

Vigil held for boy killed in Mt. Juliet Christmas parade

Vigil held for boy killed in Mt. Juliet Christmas parade

By Rima Austin

raustin@lebanondemocrat.com

12-17-2019

The crowd slowly gathered around the tent in the parking lot of the Mt. Juliet Middle School while volunteers handed out candles at the table beside it. Friends of the family of Rowan Frensley, the seven-year-old boy killed after the Mt. Juliet Christmas parade Saturday, hugged each other as they wiped away tears. Continue reading “Vigil held for boy killed in Mt. Juliet Christmas parade”

Software coding classes set for Wilson County schools

Software coding classes set for Wilson County schools

By Rima Austin

Lebanon Democrat News Staff

The Wilson County Schools Board of Education meeting heard from tech firm TechSmart Monday night concerning creating a computer-coding curriculum for middle and high school students.

TechSmart Vice President Kevin Norman said his company helps children and teachers with learning software coding systems.

“We do two things,” said Norman. “We have developed full scope and sequence coding for the classroom and we prepare students for job in the industry through internships.” Continue reading “Software coding classes set for Wilson County schools”

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