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Clydesdales visit Providence Friday

{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=28|imageid=145|displayname=0|float=left}Providence MarketPlace officials announce that the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of Anheuser-Busch since 1933, will be making an appearance at the shopping center from 3 until 6 p.m., Friday, April 27.

It will be the first time ever for these majestic creatures to visit the open-air shopping center.

We are thrilled for the opportunity to have the Budweiser Clydesdales with us this Friday afternoon, said Wendy Welch, Providence MarketPlace property manager.We invite families to come out and spend the afternoon with us and see these beautiful horses in person at Providence MarketPlace.

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Tracy Lawrence charity concert Sunday

From Post staff reports

The scare that Tracy Lawrence's wife Becca had with breast cancer a few years back was cause enough for him to launch a charity event here dedicated to raising money to aid in the ongoing battle against the disease.

Last spring the country music entertainer, who makes his home in Wilson County, produced the first annual Tracy Lawrence Celebrity Golf Tournament at Five Oaks Golf and Country Club, but this year the event, still with a mission to raise funds to help battle cancer, will be a two-day affair with a concert on Sunday night before the golf tournament on Monday.

Those responsible for organizing the charity event, scheduled for Sunday, April 29, and Monday, April 30, say it's an opportunity to raise much more money than last year as more people will be involved.

Last year the tournament raised almost $13,000 for the charity, and this year the goal for is $30,000.

Joshua Lykins, assistant golf professional at Five Oaks and a principal organizer of Lawrence's event, said the entertainer is adamant about keeping it all local.

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Wilson jobless rate drops

From Post staff reports

Wilson Countys unemployment rate dropped to 6.6 percent in March, a decrease of 0.5 percent, from the February rate of 7.1 percent.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for March were released Thursday afternoon by the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development.

Figures from the department showed that Wilson County had a labor force of 60,940 in March with 56,920 employed and 4,010 unemployed.

Wilson County placed fifth in a listing of the 10 counties with the lowest jobless rates for March.

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