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Telling Tales

Getting IT together for the get-together
Getting IT together for the get-together

I'm rushing home with a carload of grocery bags filled with 822 separate ingredients for a dish I volunteered to prepare for a get-together. And why? Because it looked heavenly in a copy of Bon App'etit I swiped from the gynecologist's office earlier in the week. In the back seat sits an 11 year old who isn't talking to me because I said "no" to a sleepover. Up front, sits a 16 year old laughing at something a friend just texted that I probably wouldn't approve of. As we pull in the garage, I mentally start going through my list.

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Column

We All Have a Stake in Mid TN's Future Transportation Plan
We All Have a Stake in Mid TN's Future Transportation Plan

By now, I'll bet you've heard some version of this statistic: Our region is expected to grow by more than one million new residents by 2040. What you may not know is the bulk of that population growth is coming to the nine counties surrounding Nashville - including Wilson County - and many of those newcomers are going to commute into Nashville every day for work. If they bring their cars with them, that spells trouble for our already crowded interstates and major roadways that feed into and out of Nashville.

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Letters to the Editor

Thanks for a successful 'Night Out'
Thanks for a successful 'Night Out'

The administration and staff of the Lebanon Police Department would like to extend our thanks to everyone who helped make the 2015 National Night Out such a huge success. Without the support of the community and local businesses, we would not have been able to put together such a wonderful event.

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Calendar

Calendar- Oct. 21
Calendar- Oct. 21

Calendar for October 21

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General News

Community samples tasty chili at police department
Community samples tasty chili at police department

Things were spicy at the Mt. Juliet Police Department Saturday afternoon. The department turned the heat up against crime with a community chili cook-off and open house.

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Deputy saves choking child's life
Deputy saves choking child's life

Wilson County has a special hero all its own, Sheriff's Deputy Joseph Bowen. While he was acting as a School Resource Officer (SRO) in early September, he saved the life of a fourth grade student - and he was honored for his quick action at Monday night's Wilson County Commission meeting.

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Happy New (insurance) Year!

Wilson County employees can expect some changes to their current health insurance plans effective Jan. 1, 2016. The Wilson County Commission voted Monday night to authorize the changes, with only District 6 Commissioner Kenny Reich voting no.

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School board gets raises to $800, too

In July, the Wilson County Commission voted itself a pay raise to $800 per month, per commissioner. Now it turns out that by doing so, the commissioners also, in effect, gave Wilson County School Board members the same raise.

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General Sports

FCS falls in D-II sub-state
FCS falls in D-II sub-state

St. George's wins 3-1
COLLIERVILLE -- Friendship Christian's volleyball season came to a close Saturday afternoon with a 3-2 loss to St. George's Independent School 3-1 in a Division II-A sub-state contest.

The Lady Commanders came out of the blocks hot and won the first set, then dropped three straight. Game scores: 25-16, 6-25, 16-26 and 10-25.

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Get Fresh with Andy Frisch

Hold your Horses!
Hold your Horses!

Did you know that if you skip having dessert and can wait for those more nutritious vegetables, that you'll most likely eventually lose weight? Did you also know that if you can put off another hour on the couch, relaxing all comfortable-like, and choose to go to the gym for an hour of uncomfortable exercise, that you'll also most likely get in better shape?

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Cathey Sweeney
Woman of Wilson: Cathey Sweeney

"Peggy McKinney approached me to purchase reverse raffle tickets for a Wilson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) event in 1999," Cathey Sweeney, this week's Woman of Wilson, remembered. "I learned about CASA through Peggy and Donna Farley. I always admired the dedication of those women to the children and families in Wilson County."

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