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Obituaries

Ellison Leroy Murchison, 70

A memorial graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 in the Cedar Grove Cemetery for Mr. Murchison, 70.

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Jimmy Seay Britton, 57

Mr. Jimmy Britton, 57, died Oct. 14, 2013 at Highland Medical Center in Sparta.

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General Lifestyle

‘Snapshots in time’
‘Snapshots in time’

About 150 colorful, vintage postcards, covering Wilson County sites and sights from the early 1900s into the 1970s, have returned to their roots. 

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Dead Land promises to haunt you
Dead Land promises to haunt you

Welcome to Dead Land Haunted Woods, where Lambert of Lebanon is but one of 82 actors, ranging in age from 10 to 60-something, who will entertain thousands of normally sane people paying good money to be frightened out of their wits throughout October.

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Scarecrows stalk Granville
Scarecrows stalk Granville

GRANVILLE -- Reminiscent of a classic episode of “The Twilight Zone” or a spin-off of Stephen King’s “Children of the Corn,” a silent horde of scarecrows have invaded tiny Granville in Jackson County.

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Serious 'cycology'
Serious 'cycology'

David Hardin, who started his original Biker’s Choice shop in Hendersonville in 1989 at the age of 20, opened Wilson County’s only bike store last December. Located on Lebanon Road, the store boasts 200 new Trek and Specialized bicycles and every conceivable cycling accessory.

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The Highwaymen
The Highwaymen

Clad in hard hats and translucent vests, from 75 to 100 construction workers, truck drivers and heavy-equipment operators grit their teeth, gird their loins and get to the down and dirty work of transforming eight-and-a-quarter miles of I-40 into a spacious eight-lane roadway.   

 

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True native son
True native son

Lebanon’s Franklin Keel walks comfortably between two cultures.

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Our Feathered Friends

Our Feathered Friends- Oct. 16
Our Feathered Friends- Oct. 16

Believe it or not, my last Hummingbird left town sometime on Oct. 9. I will bid them a final farewell but will still leave a couple of feeders out just to be on the safe side. There is always next year to enjoy them once again.

 

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General News

$1,500 impact fees for building permits get nod in MJ

Fire chief says ordinance would keep taxes, insurance low

MT. JULIET -- Growth and development have financial consequences for Mt. Juliet and its fire services, Fire Chief Erron Kinney told the Mt. Juliet Board of Commissioners Monday night as they listened and unanimously approved a proposed ordinance to adopt impact fees to offset fire protection expenses.

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County has full agenda on slate for Monday

Several Wilson County Commission committees took action on various items, resulting in a full agenda for next full commission meeting.

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Rochelle resigns as LHA attorney
Rochelle resigns as LHA attorney

Bob Rochelle has officially submitted his resignation as attorney for the Lebanon Housing Authority.

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Taste of Wilson set Thursday
Taste of Wilson set Thursday

Come hungry and leave happy at the 5th annual Taste of Wilson County to be held this Thursday.

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Theft suspects damage MJ home with truck
Theft suspects damage MJ home with truck

Police in Mt. Juliet are searching for two persons believed to have been attempting a burglary at a home under construction on Wednesday, became startled and then fled in a truck that ran into a house located off Nonaville Road.

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General Sports

MJ falls in region volleyball

PORTLAND -- Mt. Juliet High's volleyball team was eliminated by Rossview 3-2 in Tuesday night's opening round of the Region 5-AAA tournament at Portland High.

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CU soccer tops No. 1 Lindsey Wilson
CU's Meaghan Lyons
CU soccer tops No. 1 Lindsey Wilson

WOMEN'S SOCCER -- Cumberland defeated No. 1-ranked Lindsey Wilson 1-0 Wednesday afternoon at Lindsey Donnell Stadium - Kirk Field.

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PREP SOCCER -- Beech 5, MJHS 0

GALLATIN -- Top-seeded Beech blanked Mt. Juliet 5-0 Tuesday night in the semifinals of the District 9-AAA soccer tournament at Gallatin High.

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