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Obituaries

Daily Obituaries: Nov. 3, 2015

Dorothy Joyce Coats, 81

Margaret Belcher Piercey,93

Jodene Atnip, 79

Ruth Gill Womack, 98

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John Sloan - Outdoors

A puff of smoke and a hearty . . .

My favorite big buck season is about to begin. When the TWRA set the muzzleloader season in early November, before the rifle season, I became a happy camper and had I known how, I would have done my happy dance. It is possible, I did it anyway.

I like shooting a front-stuffer, always have. My first one was a kit gun and was a genuine piece of recycled hay. I never knew where it would shoot or if it even would shoot.

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General Lifestyle

A Soldier's Story: David M. Tomlinson
A Soldier's Story: David M. Tomlinson

Like many other American heroes, David M. Tomlinson, a Vietnam Veteran, doesn't glorify war.

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Band man on the run
Band man on the run

In the summer of 1974, Paul McCartney and Wings hunkered down for six weeks on a friendly farm a few miles outside of Lebanon.

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Our Feathered Friends

Still Looking For Eagles
Dark-eyed Junco or Snowbird
Still Looking For Eagles

If there was any witches and goblins flying around my neighborhood on Halloween, they probably were soaking wet. This was the first time that I didn't get to hand out a single piece of candy. That doesn't mean that I will get to eat some, since I am diabetic.

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Column

Get a Job!

Right this very moment, a thief or burglar is preparing to steal property belonging to hard-working and honest citizens who believe if you need something you get a job and work hard to make the money and pay for it yourself.

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Guest Column

East Wilson County growth something to be proud of

Oftentimes, we find ourselves saying, "Nothing good ever happens around here." Well, for the east side of Lebanon and Wilson County that simply isn't true. There have been so many good things happening here that maybe some of them have gone unnoticed or unmentioned. I feel this is a fitting time to remind everyone of the hard work that is taking place.

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General News

Charlie Daniels to speak at MJ Veterans Breakfast
Charlie Daniels to speak at MJ Veterans Breakfast

Representatives of the Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club recently announced that country music legend Charlie Daniels will serve as the featured speaker at the organization's annual Veterans Breakfast, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9.

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County mayors agree on tourism program

A roundtable discussion with all four county mayors is good evidence that Wilson County could become something it never was - a bonafide tourist destination. And the plan could net serious money for the county government and each municipality.

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Former planning chair frustrated with board's actions
Former planning chair frustrated with board's actions

Recent actions by members of the Lebanon Planning Commission have frustrated not only two unapproved developers, but the former chair as well.

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LSSD, LPD to offer cyber security briefing for parents
LSSD, LPD to offer cyber security briefing for parents

Lebanon Special School District and the Lebanon Police Department are joining forces to present information to parents aimed at making sure children use technology safely during a workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 10.

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New high school site heats up board
New high school site heats up board

The debate over where to put Wilson County's next high school continues, with Zone 1 School Board Member Wayne McNeese vehemently opposed to the possibility of building on land available along West Division Street in Mt. Juliet.

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Parents against teaching Islam crowd meeting
Parents against teaching Islam crowd meeting

The Wilson County School Board meeting Monday night started out calmly with the Watertown Middle School Choir singing about their future and leading the Pledge, but it didn't stay calm.

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State testing is starting for students
State testing is starting for students

State-mandated testing has started in Wilson County Schools. Jennifer Cothron, supervisor of testing and accountability, told the county school board Monday night about TNReady, the testing program that has become part of TCAP in the state.

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Stolen money paid back to MJ senior center; charges dropped
Stolen money paid back to MJ senior center; charges dropped

All charges have been dropped against a former Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center employee fired for alleged "mishandling of funds" last month, according to the executive director on Monday.

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Stoner Creek principals camp out on roof to fulfill promise

It was a bit chilly high in the sky last Friday for two local principals.

Stoner Creek Elementary Principal Christine Miller and Assistant Principal Jennifer Yokom are usually entrenched within the walls of the school they run, however, Friday they were in an unlikely place.

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Students give up Halloween goodies in contest
Students give up Halloween goodies in contest

Hundreds of local students racked up tons of sweet goodies Halloween and most likely have hit their sugar highs by now.

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Wonderful Group to build facility here

Tile, ceramics company to invest $150 million, create 220 new jobs
BREAKING -- A porcelain tile manufacturer made its plans to build its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Lebanon public Tuesday, and work on the company's 500,000-square-foot facility is currently underway in the Cherry Farm Industrial Site near Highway 109.

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General Sports

HOCKEY -- CU grad pens book
Bradford
HOCKEY -- CU grad pens book

The Making of Smashville
Hockey fans -- take note. Cumberland University graduate Justin Bradford and author of "NASHVILLE PREDATORS - The Making of Smashville" of will be the featured guest Thursday, Nov. 5 at "CU Connect".

Plans call for a book talk by the author, a question and answer session and book signing.

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TRACK -- CU hires Mardy Scales
Mardy Scales
TRACK -- CU hires Mardy Scales

All-American at MTSU --
Seven-time NCAA All-American Mardy Scales has been hired as the head coach for track and field at Cumberland University, which is set to begin competition for the 2016-17 academic year.

According to Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan, Scales will begin employment with the University on December 1.

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HOOPS -- CU men top Oakwood
HOOPS -- CU men top Oakwood

Brown has 19 in Wednesday's win
LEBANON -- Mark Brown made both ends of the 1-and-1 with 2.9 seconds remaining and DeQuan Bond collected steals on consecutive possession to preserve Cumberland's 78-74 victory over Oakwood University Wednesday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

The Bulldogs (2-0) blew a 12-point halftime lead in the first five minutes of the second half, with two 3-pointers from Jordan Riley and another by Michael Middleton giving the Ambassadors (3-3) their first lead of the game at the 15:11 mark.

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Karen Casey
Woman of Wilson: Karen Casey

Karen Casey's career path has gone from the classroom to the courtroom.

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