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John Sloan - Outdoors

Seven days of sun, or eat your heart out

The boiling sun had just begun to melt the blue-green water of the Gulf into a copper spill. A gull wheeled and screed at Jason. He cast the sand flea far out into the surf and began to wait.

I peeled off my shirt and sat back to watch. I don't have to fish every time I go fishing. I was still full of shrimp and stuff and a solid eight hours sleep still had me slightly groggy. I sipped my iced orange juice and watched Jason fish.

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General Lifestyle

Toy Boys
James Clemons holds a fire chief car, a windup toy vehicle with a siren, which he received for Christmas in 1939. KEN BECK / The Wilson Post
Toy Boys

There's a little boy in every man, and nothing brings it out quicker than the sight of a toy from childhood.

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Our Feathered Friends

Twas The Week Before Christmas
White-breasted Nuthatch by Kelly Townes Hall
Twas The Week Before Christmas

Does it seem possible that Christmas is only a week and a day away? I hope you have finished your shopping by now and all you have left to do is wrap presents.

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General News

Elvis Wade Concert boosts Dream Center
Elvis Wade Concert boosts Dream Center

When the longtime Lebanon resident heard about a local church's outreach ministry that had lost the services of its delivery truck, he knew he needed to lend his voice.

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Gunmen rob MJ SaveALot
Gunmen rob MJ SaveALot

Two armed suspects dashed into the Mt. Juliet SaveALot Thursday evening pointing guns at employees and demanding cash.

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Laguardo water customers confront utility
Jeff Hall & Julian Sampson
Laguardo water customers confront utility

The meeting room at Laguardo Utility District (LUD) was jam-packed Tuesday night, Dec. 15 when about 40 of the district's water customers came to the regular board meeting to vent about problems they've been having with their water and to ask the board for answers.

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Locals thankful for Santa to a Senior program
DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post
Locals thankful for Santa to a Senior program

Christmas wishes of 1,200 area seniors will come true today thanks to the annual Be a Santa to a Senior initiative led by Home Instead Senior Care.

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Possomtown Outreach prepares for donation trip to Sneedville
Jerry McFarland
Possomtown Outreach prepares for donation trip to Sneedville

Wilson County District 5 Commissioner Jerry McFarland became aware of the needs of Hancock County residents after they endured a flood in 1977 - while he was serving as State Civil Defense Director.

Hancock County is one of the poorest counties in the state - with 93 percent of students registered for the free or reduced lunch program.

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