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Showing 9 articles from February 12, 2014.

Telling Tales

Lessons Learned

A feeling of both melancholy and excitement prevails in the Kane household as letter after letter arrives for our oldest, from colleges near and far.  As I watch her open each one, I distinctly remember being her age, knowing very little about life, yet believing I knew everything.

As she readies for her journey into this big, wide open world, there is so much I want to be sure I say to her, teach her, show her before she takes off, while deep down I know the real lessons in life will come from figuring it out on her own.

And yet, if she were to indulge me, I’d write it all down for her, place a copy in her suitcase and hope that when she came to that fork in the road, she’d pull out my map of lessons learned and they’d help guide her home.



Making new friends...

Making new friends…


I decided years ago that being a little different (see: myself), is easier than trying to live up to the expectations doled out in People Magazine. Don’t get me wrong. I love People. Where else can you get the real story behind the Bernie Madoff scandal, George Clooney’s relationship status or read what Justin Bieber’s fourth grade teacher thinks about the star’s recent arrest.




General News

Bombing death toll rises to two

Authorities are now investigating a double murder in the wake of the passing of bombing victim Marion Setzer, 72.

Mrs. Setzer died of injuries Wednesday evening at Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center related to an explosion late Monday afternoon that took the life of her husband Jon L. Setzer, 74, a retired lawyer at their home located at 580 Vance Lane.

Crime scene investigators found a note they they believe was attached to the bomb; however authorities would not divulge its contents.

County Animal Control panel meeting cancelled

Wilson County’s Animal Control Committee meeting set for Feb. 13 has been cancelled.

Saving lives and a historic wall

MJ City Commission meets Feb. 10
MT. JULIET -- “Better safe than sorry” was the attitude that Mt. Juliet city commissioners took as they discussed, but deferred, action on two proposals that came before them Monday night, Feb. 10.

Setzer couple part of community
Jon and Marion Setzer
Setzer couple part of community

It probably started out, as most Mondays did, in the life of Jon and Marion Setzer.

A cup of coffee, a quick glance at the latest newspaper headlines, laid-back conversation with each other, otherwise just enjoying retirement. According to friends, the Setzers moved to Lebanon a few years ago from Nashville. To escape the busy city, maybe but more than likely it had to do with moving closer to their children and grandchildren who call Wilson County home.


General Sports

9-AAA tourney at a glance

First-round losers are eliminated
The start of district tournaments signal the home stretch for local basketball teams as the eliminating process begins. Four teams from each district will advance on to their respective regional tournaments.

First round losers will be eliminated while first round winners are assured of at least one game in the Region 5-AAA tournament.

Lewis Payton
"Dine with the Dawgs" is Feb. 13

"Big Lou" Payton remembered
Cumberland University's annual "Dine With the Dawgs" dinner and auction will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 in the Benton Jennings Indoor Center.

Watertown hosts 8-A tourney
Watertown hosts 8-A tourney

(boys) Watertown 56, Trousdale Co. 49
WATERTOWN -- Dylan Speck knocked down 6-of-7 from the field and finished with 14 points to lead No. 3 seeded Watertown to a 56-49 win over No. 6 Trousdale County Thursday in the quarterfinals of the District 8-A basketball tournament.

With the victory, the Purple Tigers upped their record to 13-14 on the season and will play No. 2 seeded Gordonsville Saturday at 7 p.m. in the tournament semifinals.

Seth Price and Ty Jobe each had 11 points for WHS while Zach Edwards added eight.

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