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Obituaries

Daily Obituaries: Sept. 16, 2015

Richard Perry "Rick" Auten, 67

Claudine B. Fite, 97

Ralph England, 79

Martha Jean Sundy, 76

Troy Brown Hall Jr., 64

Gertrud Lina Fichtl, 91

Roy L. Strack, 84

Danny Keith "Dan" Lee, 73

Inez Harvey Lawrence, 95

Robert Leroy "Bob" Stilts, 86

Benjamin Chad Hampson, 28

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Telling Tales

Wit and wisdom according to Ralph
Wit and wisdom according to Ralph

Over the last three years, I've learned so many things about my dad. But two stand out the most.

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Our Feathered Friends

I Give A Hoot
My Daughter-in-law With A Grey Rat Snake
I Give A Hoot

Is fall in the air or what? These temperatures are feeling fine and could stay here all year long. Of course, we need hotter weather to make okra and tomatoes grow. Cold weather is needed for some seeds to germinate, after laying dormant in the ground.

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Column

18 Inches

Most doctors say there is about 18 inches between the heart and brain of the average human being, which got me to thinking about life and the decisions we are faced with each and every day.

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Beware of issues relating to depression in youth

As school bells ring across Wilson County signaling the beginning of another school year, many students will soon be confronting new challenges and new issues with which they must deal.

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General News

Austin's Legacy
Austin's Legacy

It was a typical day for a teen just days away from the big "17."

Austin Wilkerson, the class clown at Mt. Juliet High with a crazy luminous smile, had a set of wheels, a license in his wallet and was a senior with a full-throttle future.

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CASA team to welcome Second City
CASA team to welcome Second City

A limited number of tickets are still available for the upcoming Second City appearance in Lebanon.

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Expo Center could name marketing director this week
Expo Center could name marketing director this week

A marketing director for the upcoming Wilson County Expo Center could be named this week.

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Free Gameday Express tickets available on MC Star
Free Gameday Express tickets available on MC Star

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Titans fans can ride for free to see their team play during the 2015 regular season. MillerCoors is sponsoring the RTA's Game-Day Express service to the Titans games and is offering free train rides to the first 650 fans reserving their tickets online for each game.

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Local company pitches in at NLOL
Local company pitches in at NLOL

Nutro Employees came to the aid of their four-legged friends recently by volunteering for a clean-up day at New Leash on Life.

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New Music City Star fares on horizon
New Music City Star fares on horizon

Effective Monday, Sept. 28, new Music City Star fares as well as regional express bus fares will go into effect for Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) passengers.

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Sherry's Run sees over 4,000 participants
Sherry's Run sees over 4,000 participants

More than 4,000 runners and walkers descended on Lebanon Saturday morning for the 12th annual Sherry's Run, ultimately raising more than $300,000 for the local non-profit that seeks to help those in the community whose lives have been upended by cancer.

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WCSO Lt. Harrison receives first responders award
WCSO Lt. Harrison receives first responders award

Wilson County Sheriff's Lt. Bob Harrison has been awarded the prestigious "Three Stars of Tennessee" First Responders Award from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TN DSHS) in recognition of his outstanding service to the state during his long career in law enforcement.

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General Sports

FOOTBALL -- Lineman of the Week
Ian Harris
FOOTBALL -- Lineman of the Week

Each week during the high school football season, Beau Massengille of J.M. Insurance presents the Wilson County Lineman of the Week award.

Nominees must play with a hand on the ground in order to be considered. Players are nominated each week by their head coach or position coach.

The Week Four winner is Ian Harris from Wilson Central High.

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VOLLEYBALL -- LHS sweeps Hendersonville
VOLLEYBALL -- LHS sweeps Hendersonville
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CU athletics honored by NAIA
CU athletics honored by NAIA

Champions of Character Award --
Cumberland University was named a Silver Club member for 2014-15 in the NAIA's Champions of Character Five-Star Institutions program, as announced last week by the national office.

Every institution and conference has their progress in pursuing character education tracked and recognized annually for achievements in training, promotion and conduct in competition.

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Get Fresh with Andy Frisch

Are you really hungry? Really?
Are you really hungry? Really?

As a personal trainer and nutrition coach, I hear a lot of hungry excuses. Let's see if any of these sounds familiar: "I'm an emotional eater;" "I eat when I'm bored;" "I eat late at night;" or even "I'm not sure why I eat."

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Shelley Thompson Gardner
Woman of Wilson: Shelley Thompson Gardner

Attorney Shelley Thompson Gardner became interested in law at a young age.

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