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General Lifestyle

Home is where young banjo picker's heart is
Home is where young banjo picker's heart is

R. T. Williams, 15, plays a mighty fine bluegrass banjo, but he says he doesn't want to make music his career. "I enjoy it as a hobby, but I don't think I'd want it as a career," the Wilson Central freshman says. "I don't care much for traveling. I'd rather stay here, stay close to home."

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Our Feathered Friends

Looking For Eagles
Bald Eagle at Hunters Point, By Robin Nation
Looking For Eagles

What a beautiful Saturday we had right in the midst of Winter and it should hang on for a few more days. It was great to get outside and not have to wear heavy coats.

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LFD responds to McCowan Dr.
LFD responds to McCowan Dr.
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General News

Teen arrested in C'Asia's death
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Teen arrested in C'Asia's death

Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the drive-by shooting death of Insatiable C'Asia Patton, 13.

Patton, who was a seventh grader at Winfree Bryant Middle School, died Jan. 8 as a result of injuries from a Jan. 5 shooting into the home of her grandmother, Minnie McReynolds, located at the corner of Floral and Sycamore Streets.

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Two arrested on separate rape charges
Two arrested on separate rape charges

Two Wilson County men have been arrested this week in separate statutory rape cases.

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General Sports

Wilson Central hosts district duals

Tuesday wrestling at WCHS
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central will host the District Duals Wrestling Tournament tonight (Jan. 20) beginning at 6 p.m.

Top-seeded Wilson Central (37-2) will wrestle Mt. Juliet and Lebanon will wrestle Beech in semifinal rounds. The winners will advance to the finals later this evening.

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Local sports in brief

Lions Babe Ruth signups
All players interested in participating in the spring 2015 season of Lebanon Lions Club Babe Ruth Baseball should attend a signup event Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Harold Dean Greer Recreation Building in the Baird Park Complex. Signups will begin at 10 a.m. with a $25 registration fee due. All players, even those who were on a team in 2014, are required to register Jan. 24.

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County boys basketball updates
County boys basketball updates

SAS 54, Friendship 38
SEWANEE -- Friendship Christian School ran into a pack of angry Mountain Lions Monday evening and left Monteagle Mountain with a 54-38 loss to St. Andrew's-Sewanee.

"They put a lot of pressure on us and we didn't do a very good job of getting the ball inside," said FCS coach Ben Johnson. "They're tough to guard. They do a lot of cutting and driving to the basket."

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Local girls basketball reports

Friendship 53, SAS 15
SEWANEE -- Friendship Christian's Lady Commanders improved to 3-0 in the East-Middle District 1-A following a lopsided 53-15 road win over St. Andrew's-Sewanee Monday, Jan. 19.

FCS jumped on top 12-0 and expanded the lead to 28-6 over the Lady Mountain Lions.

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