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Obituaries

Ashlee Hibdon, 28

A memorial service has been set for 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Ms. Hibdon, 28, of Lebanon.

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Betty J. Northern, 87

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 14 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Northern, 87, of Lebanon. Widow of the late Harold Northern, she died Jan. 11, 2015.

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Clinton Leon Allen, 83

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Allen, 83, of Lebanon.

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Clyde Anthony "Tony" Dabbs, 62

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at Lebanon's First United Methodist Church for Mr. Dabbs, 62, of Lebanon. A member of First United Methodist Church and retired from U.S. Bank, he died Jan. 14, 2015 at Centennial Medical Center.

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Corrie Bilbro Dishman, 79

No services were planned for Mrs. Dishman, 79, of Lebanon.

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Jamie B. Brooks, 88

Wilson County native Mrs. Brooks, 88, died quietly in the early afternoon Jan. 10, 2015, at Sunrise of Hunter Mill in Oakton, Virginia. Mrs. Brooks was born Jamie Dean Bradshaw on April 21, 1926 (the same day as Queen Elizabeth II, she'd rarely fail to mention), in Mt. Juliet.

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Kenneth Arnold "Ken" Doyle, 91

Mr. Doyle, 91 of Lebanon, died Jan. 9, 2015, at Pavilion Care. A native of Kansas City, MO, he was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and retired from AT&T.

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Lonnie Scott Cornelius, 50

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at First Baptist Church of Hermitage on Central Pike for Mr. Cornelius, 50, of Mt. Juliet.

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Margaret Ann Estes, 69

Ms. Estes, 69, of Lebanon, died Jan. 10, 2015. The daughter of the late, Robert Russell and Ella Mae Crafton Bevel, she was also preceded in death by her longtime companion, Gaylord Hallmark.

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Margaret E. Borck, 86

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 at the Middle Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery in Pegram for Mrs. Borck, 86.

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Mark Edward Kay, 83

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Kay, 83, of Hermitage.

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Walter Winfield Heckman, 68

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Heckman, 68, of Lebanon. He died Jan. 12, 2015.

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John Sloan - Outdoors

What a fortunate life

Just got to thinking about this. Thought I'd share it with you as we calm down from deer season. Man, have I ever had a fortunate life.

Just think, for over 20-years, I made a living in professional rodeo, a life I loved. Riding bucking horses and bulls put me through college on a great scholarship and gave me a doctorate in U.S. Geography.

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Telling Tales

Mean grownups...
Mean grownups...

I've done it. And if you are being honest, you have too. My mother warned me about it. It happens all the time. And sometimes the damage is done before you get a do over. Just ask former GOP staffer Elizabeth Lauten.

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On hope...and not losing it
On hope...and not losing it

When something bad happens, that bad can reach in and pull the breath right out of your gut. It feels like suffocating. But as your arms flail and you gasp for air, the light turns green, traffic starts to move, pedestrians take to the cross walk. No one notices. It's as if the people in cars, on cross walks, in the grocery or at the DMW don't care or don't feel the shift on the planet when life as you know it forever changed.

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On resolutions...
On resolutions...

It's that time of year again. Relatives are heading home. We bid adieu to the tree and that stupid elf till next year. Returns are made. My jeans feel about three sizes too small and I've not even put them in the dryer. Regret from my over consumption of cheese balls, peanut butter balls, chips, dip, wine, cookies fill my head every time I see a new 'NOT APPROVED' photo floating around on Facebook. I have to diet and lose the weight that crept on between October 31st and January 1st. I knew it was time for an intervention when I bit the inside of my cheek while noshing on a handful of fried peanuts (Seriously!).

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General News

7th grader recovering after brain surgery
Bailey Roddy
7th grader recovering after brain surgery

What started off as a fun day of holiday shopping turned into one local family's biggest nightmare. Today the Roddy family asks for prayers in the recovery of Bailey Roddy -- a 7th grader at Carroll Oakland.

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