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Obituaries

Daily Obituaries: Oct. 13, 2015

Thaxton T. Armbruster, 29

Juanita Chumney Kee, 98

Rita Parks Goins, 68

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Telling Tales

Quality time...
Quality time...

There's something easy about traveling with your nuclear family. No grandma, no grandpa, no aunts, uncles, no cousin twice removed. Just you and the kids. Easy in the sense that there's no expectations of how to behave. You're in your comfort zone because you share your life with these people day in, day out. They know you will order dessert at every meal on vacation. You know deep sea fishing isn't worth the money but totally worth it for the memories.

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General Lifestyle

'A good man'
'A good man'

From Prosperity to Lebanon, Dewey Fite hasn't come too far, maybe 27 or 28 highway miles, during his 97 years.

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Column

Halloween Safety

Well, it's Halloween time again. With that in mind, I would like to encourage everyone to have a safe and happy Halloween. Below is a list of preventive steps I've prepared for the citizens. These are tips you may find helpful in making your Halloween a safe and fun adventure for all involved.

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Recycling Memories

Cleaning up the garage the other day, I came across a stack of outdated items that I had almost forgotten about. There were two VHS players, still both functional but no longer used because everything is now blu-ray or DVD. I didn't want to throw them away, but there was no use for them anymore except maybe in the realm of educational toys.

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Calendar

Community Calendar- Oct 14, 2015

Calendar for October 14

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General News

3 MJPD officers graduate academy
3 MJPD officers graduate academy

The Mt. Juliet Police Department recently announced that three officers have graduated from the 10-week Basic Police School at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) in Nashville.

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Active shooter exercise set Wednesday night
Active shooter exercise set Wednesday night

Mt. Juliet's Providence Marketplace mall and theater will be the site of a full-scale active shooter training exercise tomorrow night on Wednesday, October 14 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The training will begin after the mall closes in order to not disrupt businesses in and around the site.

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Braydon's Birthday Bash to bring bikes, big motors and hearts
Braydon's Birthday Bash to bring bikes, big motors and hearts

The community is invited to Braydon's Birthday Bash this Saturday at Snow White Drive-In in Lebanon.

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Facing the Facts
Facing the Facts

Youth Police Academy isn't just about law enforcement.

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MJ squires contemplate third fire station site
MJ squires contemplate third fire station site

The city of Mt. Juliet has pinpointed a potential site for a third fire station, but wants to do due diligence before they make a decision.

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Two fatal accidents in Wilson over the weekend

Three people died on Wilson County roadways over the weekend in two separate accidents, one on Interstate 40 in Mt. Juliet, the other on Sparta Pike near Uncle Pete's Truck Stop.

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General Sports

CU's Burr earns statewide honor
Tyler Burr
CU's Burr earns statewide honor

Defensive player of the week --
Cumberland safety Tyler Burr was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after posting nine tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss, one pass breakup, one quarterback hurry and one interception in a 54-21 victory over Kentucky Christian.

The Alexandria, Ala., native was the team's leading tackler in the contest, posting five solo stops, and broke up a pass in the end zone on a drive that ended with a missed field goal for the Knights.

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Jennifer Winfree
Woman of Wilson: Jennifer Winfree

Born and raised in Wilson County, Jennifer Winfree currently resides across the Dekalb County line; however, her family ties, local political involvement and longtime career at Watertown Elementary School will forever make her a Woman of Wilson at heart.

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