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THE CHRONICLEof Mt. JulietThe Largest Circulation in Wilson CountyCelebrating our 28th year as the leading newspaper in Mt. Juliet and West Wilson Countywww.thechronicleofmtjuliet.comVolume 29 April 22, 2009 Number 15MJE student battling rarecancer for third timePage 2You Heard it FirstPage 5Former Trick Pony memberstarts new duo, focusing on grassroots tourWest Elem.sHobbs winsTeacher of the YearPage 8Pro Bowl safety Michael Grifn, Titans #33, visited Stoner Creek Elementary in Mt. Juliet last week, leading the Titans Caravan XII. Along with six-time Pro Bowl mascot T-Rac and the Voice of the Titans Mike Keith, Grifn emphasized the need to stay healthy by exercising. Through the NFLs Play 60 program, the Titans will campaign throughout the 2009 season to get kids to spend at least 60 minutes each day in active play or exercise. The crucial message will be delivered in hopes of making the current youth the most active and healthy generation ever. Photo by Tomi L. WileyMotorcycle wreck kills MJ manPage 3Titans rockStoner CreekPage 2, The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet, April 22, 2009THE CHRONICLEof Mt. JulietLargest Circulation in Wilson Countywww.thechronicleofmtjuliet.comPublished each Wednesday in West Wilson County by Mt. Juliet Communications, Inc. A home-owned and operated community newspaper.Tomi Wiley Managing Editoreditor@thechronicleofmtjuliet.comTonya HinesleyProduction Managerproduction@thechronicleofmtjuliet.comAmanda OswaltSales Manageramanda@thechronicleofmtjuliet.comBrenda ParkerAccounts Managerbrenda@thechronicleofmtjuliet.comMailing Address:P.O. Box 647Mt. Juliet, TN 37121Ofce Location:11509 Lebanon RoadMt. Juliet, TN 37122Telephone: 754-6111Fax: 754-8203Ofce Hours:9 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-FClassied Deadline:1 p.m. every Mondaylocations in Mt. Juliet. Great zoning for schools &homes built with the most upgrades standard. Buyone of our homes being built or build a customfrom scratch. Homes start out in the $300s.One of the most sought afterThreeSubdivisionsInMt. JulietNew Subdivision in Gladeville - Mt. Julietarea. Pick your oor plan or buy a home being built and enjoy your half acre lotwith plenty of room between homes. 10 minutes to Providence Marketplace. Homes come standard with hardwood, tile, upgraded carpet, 4 sides brick, peagravel driveways, and and much more. Homes startingin the $230s. Homes are 4 sides brick, plenty of hardwood, tile, and upgraded carpet. Call today to start your new home. Subdivision only 1 mile from the interstate and Providence. Homes start in the $190s.The next phase ofTriple Crown is open.www.RobinsonPropertiesHomes.comAsk About New Section in Triple CrownAsk About BuilderPaid Closing Costs!Three SubdivisioninMt.Juliet11381 B Lebanon Road Mt. Juliet 758-8411 Pam HateldSpa PediciureReg.$35 Now $27Mini PedicureReg. $25 Now $19Hi-Lites$45 & up Color $25 & upPerms $45JessicaGregson$10 OFFRegularPricedMassageMisty GoodwinHi-Lites$45 & up Color $25 & upRelaxer $45 & upKristyMayoWelcomesWith this couponexpires: 7/1/09With this couponexpires: 7/1/09With this couponexpires: 7/1/09 With this couponexpires: 7/1/09Pamper MomWith OurGiftCertificatesMOTHERS DAYSpecials At rst glance, Savannah Hope Swandal looks like any other 3rd grader at Mt. Juliet Elementary. She is an outgoing, beautiful, 9-year-old little girl with an infectious laugh and a smile that will melt your heart. She enjoys being outdoors, playing with her family and friends, dancing, singing, riding her bike, listening to music and going to church. What makes Savannah unlike her fellow students and classmates at MJE is the fact that shes ghting cancer for the third time in only 3 years. She was initially diagnosed in Feb. 2006 at the tender age of 5 with Stage IV metastatic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. This type of childhood cancer is very rare and aggressive with a poor medical prognosis. Savannah had to undergo 10 months of intense chemotherapy, 6 weeks of radiation & several surgical procedures at Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital in an effort to get rid of the cancer. In January 2007, she and her family were thrilled when she reached remission. She enjoyed almost 1 years of being cancer-free until she relapsed in April 2008. Surgery to remove an abdominal tumor was performed and different chemo drugs were administered for 10 months to try to get rid of the cancer again. Luckily, she was told she had no evidence of disease in Feb. 2009. Unfortunately, her cancer returned after only 8 weeks off treatment. On April 6, 2009, she began a new chemo regimen that is given for 5 consecutive days every 3 weeks. Savannah is unable to go to school during each week of chemo and is homebound when her blood counts are so low that it is dangerous for her to be out in public. S a v a n n a h s immediate family consists of her mother and step-father, Robin and Bruce Landes, stepsister, Ashley Landes, father and step-mother, John and Taunya Swandal, step-brother, Joey Fishbeck and half-sister, Emma Swandal. They feel blessed for each moment theyre given and request prayers of the community as Savannahs ght is far from over. A booth is being provided by Arbys in Hermitage, located at 3400 Lebanon Road near Stones River bridge, Kohls and Target, on Thursday, April 23, from 5 until 8 p.m. Arbys Savannah Spirit Night is a kickoff to the YMCA Country Music Kids Marathon and a time when you can eat with your family and support Savannah along with her Country Music Kids Marathon MJE Superstars. The event is endorsed by the Mt. Juliet Elementary PTO and a percentage of all food sales will go to the Savannah Hope Swandal Benet Fund. The Savannah Hope Swandal Benet Account is set up at Sun Trust Bank to assist the family with medical bills and expenses. Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made at any branch. You can follow Savannahs progress and leave messages of support at www.caringbridge.org/visit/savannahswandal.MJE student battling cancer for third timeBenet event scheduled for April 23SubmittedThe Chronicle of Mt. Juliet, April 22, 2009, Page 3 Charges of vehicular homicide have been led against a Mt. Juliet man who is suspected of striking a motorcycle driven by another Mt. Juliet man on Friday night. The victim, identied as Bruce J. Holloway, 49, of Stewarts Ferry Pike, was killed in the accident which occurred about 6:45 p.m., Friday on Stewarts Ferry Pike. Trooper Raymond Gaskill of the Tennessee High Patrol said in his report that a 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup truck, driven by Brian Jason Duffey, 29, of Corinth Road, Mt. Juliet, was traveling east on Stewarts Ferry Pike and allegedly passed several vehicles on double yellow lines as Holloway, who was operating a 2005 Yamaha XVA motorcycle was turning into a driveway. The motorcycle was stationary when it was struck, the trooper said, adding that Holloway was wearing a helmet. Duffey was not injured in the accident. He was wearing a seat belt. A passenger in his vehicle, a male juvenile, age 9, was also uninjured. Gaskill noted in his report that alcohol was believed to be involved on the part of Duffey and a blood alcohol test was requested. Duffey has been charged with one count of vehicular homicide, one count of reckless endangerment and one count of driving on a revoked license. He was arrested and bond was set was at $56,500 which was posted and he was released on Saturday from jail. He is to appear in court on May 27.Dr. Corey Jackson, D.D.S., L.L.C. Dr. Robert Archer, D.D.S., P.C.(We have moved directly across N. Mt. Juliet Road in the Caldwell Plaza Building) Dental Implants (Single Tooth and Implant Retained Dentures) Painless Surgical Laser Procedures Whitening White Fillings Cosmetic Dentistry Extractions Dentures Veneers Same Day CrownsMonday, Tuesday, & Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PMWednesday & Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM40 West Caldwell Street, Suite 101 Mt. Juliet, TN 37122(615) 754-5840 www.allsmilesforyou.comServing Wilson County for over 35 years!Anxiety FREE DentistryFREE WHITENINGwith completion of exam, cleaning and xrays.Expires: 5/29/09 NEW PATIENTS ONLY! WITH COUPON!Now Accepting Healthsprings!From staff reportsMJ motorcyclist hit, killed in accidentAuthorities call for BAC test The City of Mt. Juliets strict Town Center Overlay District guidelines are playing an important part in the renovation of a building recently purchased by the City, which will have to make some major changes after construction on N. Mt. Juliet Road is completed in order to keep in compliance. Mt. Juliet Municipal-Regional Planning commissioners approved Thursday night requested variances to the Archer building, located at 2365 N. Mt. Juliet Road, with the conditions that parking remain the same until the road construction is nished, landscaping be applied to the building once the road construction is nished, and that it conforms to the Overlay District guidelines if those still exist at the time the construction is nished. Planning Commissioner Ed Hagerty abstained from the vote. The requested variances will be recommended by the planning commission to the city commission for approval. The guidelines are currently under review, and could possibly be removed, by a City committee. We want to make sure City staff abides by its own rules, remarked City Manager Randy Robertson of the variances. P l a n n i n g commissioners approved a major amendment to the Final Master Development Plan for the