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LSSD's new central office now in operation

The new Lebanon Special School District central office is now in operation on North Castle Heights Avenue and the LSSD director said this move is part of the district's long-range growth plan to accommodate predicted burgeoni...

Heat wave

Folks in Wilson County have gotten their fair share of hot days this week; however, National Weather Service Meteorologist Larry Vannozzi said there's hope that the heat wave is coming to an end.

Charlotte's Web opens this weekend

One of the most beloved children's books of all time, written by E.B. White, is coming to life in Wilson County this weekend.

The Church in Wildwood

Wilson County is blessed with an abundance of churches "in the wildwood," a few of which are more than 200 years old.

General News

Rodeo donates to Southern STARRS

Rodeo donates to Southern STARRS

On Wednesday, Craighead presented a $1,500 donation to Southern STARRS Executive Director Terry Winfield at The Wilson Post office. Craighead said Winfield has been a longtime supporter of the Whip Crackin' Rodeo and for several years has brought horses to their Special Needs Day. The Wilson Post was a Gold Sponsor of this year's Whip Crackin' Rodeo, assisting with advertisement, editorials and printing event programs.

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Ribbon cutting celebration set for MJ's Eastern Connector

The long anticipated Eastern Connector road project is near completion with a ribbon cutting planned to celebrate Mt. Juliet's alternate route from I-40 to Lebanon Road.

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Alive Hospice to open new office in Lebanon

Alive Hospice to open new office in Lebanon

Non-profit Alive Hospice plans to open a new Lebanon office soon and has invited the community to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Friday, August 4, at 11:30 a.m.

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Robbery attempt still under investigation

"We still don't have a victim in hand, so we are trying to piece it all out," Hardy said.

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General Sports

FOOTBALL -- Sowell feature airs on ESPN

Sowell
Sowell

MJHS senior athlete --
Mt. Juliet High football player Jalan Sowell is being featured on ESPN SportsCenter Thursday, July 20.

Sowell, 16, who has chronic pulmonary embolism, had his wish granted as part of the 12th season of the award-winning ESPN "My Wish" Series.

Since its beginning in 2006, the series has fulfilled more than 60 sports-themed wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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SOCCER -- German to lead WCHS boys

SOCCER -- German to lead WCHS boys

Loucks leaving for Rutherford Co. --
Wilson Central Principal Travis Mayfield has promoted Geoffrey German to take over the boys soccer program.

German, who will be starting his second year at WCHS in August, served last season as an assistant under former coach Jeff Loucks who will be taking a teaching position at LaVergne High. Loucks, a physics teacher, will assist with the Wolverine soccer program.

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Local Sports In Brief -

Local Sports In Brief -

Two-man scramble at HP
Hunters Point Course will hold its annual Two-Man Scramble Saturday and Sunday, July 29 & 30.
Entry fee is $200 per team -- carts are not included. Mulligans are $10 per person.
A practice round is included if used on or before July 28. Tee times are available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded
To register and reserve preferred tee time, call 615-444-7521.

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BR state tournament opens Friday

BR state tournament opens Friday

Lebanon plays Friday at 7:30 p.m. -
Charles Eskew Field in the Baird Park Complex will host the 13 year-old Babe Ruth Baseball state tournament beginning Friday, July 14.

Games will continue Saturday and Sunday in the four-team, double-elimination tournament. The tournament opens Friday at 5 p.m. as West Nashville takes on Marshall County.

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