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Obituaries

Barbara Jean Straatman, 72

A memorial service was held Friday afternoon, July 10 at Fairview Church on Leeville Pike for Mrs. Straatman, 72, of Lebanon.

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Betty Jean Hall. 75

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, July 12 at the First Church of the Nazarene for Ms. Hall, 75, of Lebanon.

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Brenda Goodwin Jennings, 63

A memorial service was held Thursday evening, July 9 at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Jennings, 63, of Lebanon.

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Crystal Denene Lynn, 45

Funeral services were held Saturday morning, July 11 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Lynn, 45, of Mt. Juliet.

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James W. Dickens, 73

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, July 10 at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Dickens, 73, of Lebanon.

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Lawrence Ronald "Ronnie" Amos, 68

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, July 15 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Amos, 68, of Mt. Juliet.

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Lena Ann Love, 75

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, July 12 at Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Love, 75.

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Louise Bell Lawson Spears, 86

A celebration of life was held Tuesday evening, July 14 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Spears, 86, of Lebanon.

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Robbie Jean Russell, 81

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Russell, 81, of Watertown.

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Robbie Williams "Rah-Rah" Eakes, 79

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, July 15 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Eakes, 79, of Mt. Juliet.

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John Sloan - Outdoors

Just wade a minute

When I was a kid, they use to rib me and say I had a water mark on legs. It may have been partially true. I spent so much time wading the sloughs and bayous around Pineville, Louisiana, I probably did have a water mark. When I was not in the bateau, I was wading. I caught a lot of fish and only got snake bit once. I felt that was probably enough. I never have learned to really enjoy it.

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Telling Tales

16 Things
16 Things

I had a terrible dream last night. You were leaving for a trip. A trip alone. A trip without us; your parents and little brother. We were getting ready to check bags when the attendant asked for your passport. We forgot it. I panic, offering to pay whatever in order to get a "quickie passport" printed at the gate.

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Tiger athletes lending a hand
Tiger athletes lending a hand
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General News

 Jammin' with the General Returns July 16th with Journey tribute band
Jammin' with the General Returns July 16th with Journey tribute band

An atmosphere filled with music, food and community comradery will be on stage for Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce's Jammin' with the General at the Lebanon Public Square.

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Committees give thumbs up to school expansions
Committees give thumbs up to school expansions

Both the Education and Budget Committees of the Wilson County Commission have unanimously approved plans to improve, remodel and expand five Wilson County schools and rebuild the old Lebanon High School for new uses, County Finance Commissioner Aaron Maynard said this week.

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DE-STA-CO to establish operations in MJ, bring 245 jobs
DE-STA-CO to establish operations in MJ, bring 245 jobs

Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with DE-STA-CO officials announced Tuesday the company will consolidate several of its U.S. manufacturing operations by locating a new facility in Mt. Juliet in an effort to better serve its North American and global customers.

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Former MJPD sergeant federally charged with fraud
Former MJPD sergeant federally charged with fraud

A former Mt. Juliet police employee was formally charged for alleged federal program fraud and wire fraud July 10.

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Lebanon restaurateur makes pledge to Sherry's Run
Lebanon restaurateur makes pledge to Sherry's Run

It's summertime in Tennessee, and what better way to cool off than a big scoop of homemade ice cream? Ed Riley of Lebanon's Mo'Cara is known for his "refined Southern dining," including delectable homemade ice cream, but perhaps the sweetest thing he offers is a heart for serving the community.

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Pantry for county's hungry children celebrates opening
Pantry for county's hungry children celebrates opening

Just before the sky opened and let loose a deluge Sunday afternoon, a very special little cabin on the grounds of a Mt. Juliet church was celebrated as a new food pantry for some of Wilson County's estimated 5,200 hungry children.

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Tenured teacher fired for 'pranks' to appeal
Tenured teacher fired for 'pranks' to appeal

Former Tuckers Crossroads Elementary teacher and coach Matthew Mock has decided to appeal the Wilson County School Board's unanimous vote to terminate his employment.

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Too many wrecks near I-40/ MM226 alarm MJ officials
Too many wrecks near I-40/ MM226 alarm MJ officials

The image of Andrew Gentry's mangled car wedged under a tanker truck on July 2 is haunting and is one of at least 30 accidents reported in the general vicinity near the 226 mile marker on Interstate 40 eastbound in Mt. Juliet since January.

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Watertown Warrior Run set July 25
Watertown Warrior Run set July 25

Organizers are planning the 3rd annual Watertown Warrior Run on Saturday, July 25, at 7 a.m.

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WCSD deputy has quite the musical past
WCSD deputy has quite the musical past

Wilson County Sheriff's Office Cpl. Don Willis will perform at the Country Music Festival and Fish Fry on Saturday, July 25. The event benefits the Wilson County Veterans Plaza and will be held at the James E. Ward Ag Center from 2-6 p.m.

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General Sports

City Rec. to offer flag football
City Rec. to offer flag football

Co-ed league opens in fall --
Citing declining participation over the past several seasons, Lebanon Parks & Recreation has decided to no longer program tackle youth football in favor of co-ed flag football.

"This is something we've been looking at for a while," said Parks & Recreation Director William Porter. "Our numbers have been going down for the past several years and with the growth of the weekend travel football operation, there hasn't been enough interest for both leagues.

"We had three teams in each of our divisions for the last two seasons, and that's just not enough kids to fill out the rosters."

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LHS seeking soccer coach
Villafana
LHS seeking soccer coach

Villafana takes college job --
Kempess Villafana has stepped down as the head coach of both the girls and boys soccer teams at Lebanon High.

A former soccer standout at Cumberland, Villafana was an educational assistant at LHS and had worked with both programs since the summer of 2013.

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, he has taken a position as an assistant coach with the women's program at the University of the South -- Sewanee.

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LOCAL BASEBALL - Tigers ink college deals
LOCAL BASEBALL - Tigers ink college deals

Jennings to CU, Caruthers to WSCC --
Two Watertown High baseball products will be playing at the college level this fall after signing scholarship papers last week.

Outfielder Cameron Jennings inked with Lebanon's Cumberland University Thursday, June 9 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center while corner infielder Robert Caruthers signed with Walters State Community College Friday, June 10 at WHS.

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