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TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center Welcomes New Podiatrist

screen-shot-2016-12-16-at-9-37-01-amTriStar Hendersonville Medical Center is proud to welcome Elizabeth Wakefield, DPM, podiatrist, to Sumner County. She received her medical degree from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Kent, OH and completed her podiatric and surgical residency from Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH. She is now accepting new patients at Nashville Podiatry at 353 New Shackle Island Road, Suite 203A in Hendersonville, and 336 Sumner Hall Drive in Gallatin. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call TriStar MedLine® at 615-342-1919.  TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center is a 148-bed facility providing quality healthcare to Sumner and surrounding counties for more than 35 years. The facility is the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Sumner County and is a Certified Primary Stroke Center. The newly constructed Birth Center at TriStar Hendersonville features a six private room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), spacious maternity suites and a lactation boutique for inpatient and outpatient breastfeeding services. For more information, call TriStar MedLine® at 615-342-1919 or visit

$420.9M lottery winner announced in Portland!

screen-shot-2016-12-16-at-9-37-10-amTwenty co-workers from a Portland company, who entered an office pool, won a $420.9 million Powerball jackpot. The winners, from thirteen cities in Tennessee and Kentucky, work at North American Stamping Group, where they primarily handle sales and quality control at the auto parts manufacturing plant. Tennessee Lottery officials say the winning ticket, which matched all six Powerball numbers drawn November 26th, was sold by Smoke Shop Inc. in Lafayette, Tennessee, about sixty miles northeast of Nashville.

Plans to spend the money varied – from vacations and new vehicles to sending children to college and paying medical bills – but one thing was unanimous: the group’s desire to help others. Tennessee Lottery President and CEO Rebecca Hargrove said the cash value of the jackpot is 254 million, which equals just over $12.7 million for each person before taxes.

Thomson receives service award from DAR

screen-shot-2016-12-16-at-9-37-16-amAs a gesture of appreciation Helen Marshall, Committee Chairman of Community Service Award Committee of the General Jethro Sumner Chapter, NSDAR, selected Kenneth C. Thomson, Jr. as this year’s recipient. Helen has personally known Mr. Thomson since their early education in Sumner County schools. During her introduction, Mrs. Marshall noted the many organizations Mr. Thomson had joined and contributed to through the years and the impact of his work will continue through many, many decades. He currently serves on the Historic Zoning Board for the city of Gallatin. He helped organize the Sumner County Historical Society in 1975, and has served as president several times, including the current term, 2016. He is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution due to his ancestor, Col. John Donelson, having served in the Revolutionary War.

On a personal note, Mr. Thomson has restored six homes, the last one being his current home. His goal in life has been to make us all aware of history’s impact on our lives. He says, “We would be nothing without it.” For further information about Daughters of the American Revolution, visit the website at  

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