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Opinion

Decisions

Most everything we do in life requires some type of decision.

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Obituaries

Joel Robert "Joey" Apple, 55

Mr. Apple, 55, of Lebanon passed away March 27, 2015 at Summit Hospital. Mr. Apple donated his remains to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

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Judy Lynn Taylor, 50

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon March 31 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Miss Taylor, 50, of Lebanon. Retired from Kroger and a graduate of Lebanon High School, she died March 27, 2015.

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Linda O'Halloran, 67

A memorial service was held Monday evening, March 30 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. O'Halloran, 67, of Mt. Juliet.

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Phyllis Ann Evola, 72

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Evola, 72, of Lebanon. The wife of Vincent James Evola, Jr., she passed away March 28, 2015.

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Raynelle Cloyd Troester, 71

A celebration of life service was held Tuesday, March 31 at the Zabka Funeral Home in Seward, NE for Mrs. Troester, 71, of Seward, NE. Born in Lebanon to the late Ray and Alice (Spears) Cloyd, she died March 26, 2015.

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Roy Elmer Pierce, Sr., 84

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon March 31 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Pierce, 84, of Mt. Juliet. A Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Pilot Freight, he died March 28, 2015.

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Tim Haun, 64

A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Haun, 64, of Mt. Juliet. Born in Billings, MT, he died Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Summit Medical Center.

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Legal Notices

Legal Notices 04/01/2015
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John Sloan - Outdoors

The paltry poultry of Macon County, Ala.

If it were daylight, he would have been near the horizon.

That is how far away the coyote wailed. I shivered slightly in the pre-dawn cold and hunkered against the water oak in the fence row at my back.

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Telling Tales

On death and lying...

We had a death in the family last week. While the deceased has (or had, rather) four legs, this did not make his sudden passing any less painful.

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Calendar

Calendar

Wilson County is full of interesting events and activities.

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General News

Cold snap nips peaches in the pink
Cold snap nips peaches in the pink

"Redbud winter" was truly frigid this year, dropping down to 23 degrees around 5 a.m. Sunday, according to Tuckers Crossroads orchardist Jack Pratt, Sr., who used both barrel fires and brushpile fires to combat the hard freeze this past weekend.

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Vandals strike WCHS
Wilson Central High School experienced an incident of vandalism early Wednesday morning.

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General Sports

BASEBALL - MJ plays in Knoxville Thursday
BASEBALL - MJ plays in Knoxville Thursday

Mt. Juliet 9, Portland 5
NASHVILLE -- Tyler Overstreet scattered three hits and worked around four walks in four and one-third innings Monday evening to earn the decision as Mt. Juliet downed Portland High 9-3 at Vanderbilt's Hawkins Field.

With the win, Mt. Juliet improved to 9-5 on the season headed into a Thursday evening game vs. Bearden High in the Farragut Demarini Classic.

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CU Bulldogs sweep Lindenwood
Justin Byrd
CU Bulldogs sweep Lindenwood

Byrd cracks two homers --
LEBANON -- Jarrett Plnkett ripped five hits with five runs scored while Justin Byrd hit a pair of homers and drove in five runs in Cumberland's 10-6 and 11-5 wins over Lindenwood-Belleville Wednesday at Stockton Field.

The Bulldogs (10-21) collected a season-high 16 hits in the opening contest and registered 14 more in the second game.

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SOFTBALL -- Central rallies past FCS
SOFTBALL -- Central rallies past FCS

Wilson Central 8, Friendship 5
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central struck for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth, then held off a furious Friendship Christian rally for an 8-5 victory over the Lady Commanders Wednesday afternoon.

With the win, the Lady Wildcats improved to 14-3 on the season while FCS slipped to 17-4.

The game featured a little bit of everything as Friendship led 2-1 until the Lady Wildcats erupted following by a squeeze bunt by Morgan Stokes that scored Shelby Woodard with the tying run.

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Wood named Lineman of the Year
Wood named Lineman of the Year

Friendship Christian offensive lineman and U.S. Naval Academy signee Andrew Wood (left) accepts the 2014 Wilson County Lineman of the Year award from Beau Massengille, with J.M. Insurance.

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