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Opinion

Concerned citizen to legislature:
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Concerned citizen to legislature: You work for us

I am a proud yet concerned citizen living in a wonderful growing suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, in Wilson County.

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No place like Holmes

Dear Anne, As I sit at my breakfast table, I see a small limb bending down near our bird feeders. On this limb is one small piece of a leaf.

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What does Amp mean to Wilson County?

There have been many questions about the new Amp service that is proposed and how it will affect Wilson County.

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Obituaries

Benny R. Gaines, 68

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Gaines, 68, of Lebanon.
Retired from DuPont and a US Army veteran, he died Feb. 4, 2014, at Quality Care.

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Elizabeth Watkins, 49

Services for Ms. Watkins, 49, will be 12 Noon, Saturday, Feb. 8 at Neuble Monument Funeral Home.

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Joyce P. Holman, 81

Graveside services for Miss Joyce P. Holman will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at Wilson County Memorial Gardens with Eugene Graves officiating.   Miss Holman, age 81 of Murfreesboro and formerly of Lebanon passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at The Health Center at Adams Place in Murfreesboro.

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Julia Mae Felix

Services for Mrs. Felix will be 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at the Neuble Monument Funeral Home.

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Orlando William Turner, Sr., 80

A memorial service will be held 12 Noon Saturday, Feb 8 at First Baptist South Inglewood Church, 1515 Ann Street Nashville for Mr. Turner, 80. A US Army veteran, he died Feb. 3, 2014.

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General News

BOE OK's interim director, COE expansion

Monday night’s Wilson County Board of Education meeting ended with an interim director in place and a green light for preliminary work to begin on the expansion project at Carroll-Oakland Elementary School.

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MJ not buying Expo Center Deal

Mt. Juliet city commissioners are opposed to helping finance Wilson County’s proposed Expo Center, although Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto expects that Mt. Juliet would gain about $80,000 a year in tax revenues from the project.

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Search warrant turns up drugs in Mt. Juliet

Wilson County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 10390 Central Pike in Mt. Juliet on Jan. 31 after receiving numerous complaints from concerned citizens during the past several months.

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General Sports

12 locals ink on Signing Day
Lebanon's Amanda Nugent
12 locals ink on Signing Day

National Signing Day isn’t just for football players -- at least not in Wilson County. Two local young ladies  and a baseball player signed their respective paperwork for soccer and softball along with nine football players Wednesday, Feb. 5.

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Roberts resigns at MJ Christian

Jake Roberts has resigned as head football coach at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy to take an assistant's position at Knoxville Karns.

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Cumberland to drop cycling program

Cumberland University will no longer sponsor cycling as a varsity sport effective at the end of the spring semester due to increased spending on travel and a decrease in the number of athletes on the roster over the last six years.

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