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General Lifestyle

100 years and counting
100 years and counting

One of the outstanding architectural gems of downtown Lebanon, the old Federal Post Office marks the centennial of its groundbreaking on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

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Someone, please explain this to me
Someone, please explain this to me

I need someone to please explain to me how certain self-proclaimed Tea Party Republicans can face the American people and say they were correct in shutting down the government and taking our country to the brink of financial disaster.

 I realize I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I knew that in the seventh grade when my IQ score fell just shy of being high enough to place me in the special kids classroom whose scores deemed them the “smart ones.”

 But what I lacked in academic learning, I feel I’ve made up through a strong dose of common sense – at least more than many politicians I know.

 So I’m confused – and I’m serious about this. It’s not a laughing matter. The party of Abraham Lincoln, who I feel would be embarrassed by the antics of the Tea Party faction, caused a painful shutdown, put almost one million people out of work, and took our country to the very brink of financial collapse.

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Gander Mtn. coming to MJ
Gander Mountain coming to Mt. Juliet
Gander Mtn. coming to MJ

Gander Mountain is comin’ round the mountain to Mt. Juliet.

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General News

Bill Moss sues Setterlund, BOE over termination
This is a copy of the Separation Notice Bill Moss had to sign on his last day.
Bill Moss sues Setterlund, BOE over termination

Bill Moss, a 31-year veteran of the Wilson County School System whose position was eliminated by the director of schools in September, has filed a lawsuit in Wilson County Chancery Court against Dr. Tim Setterlund and the Wilson County Board of Education alleging wrongful termination.

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Neal on hot seat over raises
Linda Neal
Neal on hot seat over raises

A few members of the Wilson County Commission put Circuit Court Clerk Linda Neal on the hot seat Monday night regarding recent raises she gave to 17 of the 31 employees in her department.

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General Sports

CU soccer ranked 8th in NAIA
Cumberland women's soccer
CU soccer ranked 8th in NAIA

Cumberland women's soccer team is ranked 8th in the NAIA -- the highest ranking ever for the program.

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LHS names new softball coach
John LaFevor
LHS names new softball coach

LHS softball assistant John LaFevor has been promoted to the head coaching position -- replacing the recently resigned Monica Braswell.

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