Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Mainly because it's all about food and less about buying the perfect gift. The one day of the year when calorie intake doesn't count and it's perfectly acceptable to wear stretchy pants for four days straight. This year is no different.
It's a fine fall morning, the early fog has surrendered to a brilliant October sun, and inside an ancient, dusty barn, Elizabeth Mitchell has her right arm plunged elbow deep up a cow's rear end as she checks inside to feel if the creature bears a calf.
The holidays are here.
The Wilkerson family will most likely be on their knees at some point - when they are smacked in the face the billionth time and miss the crazy antics of young Austin, who died last year, Sept. 23, on his 17th birthday, from some insanely stupid thing called brain arteriovenous malformation.
TV Christmas specials by the multitude have come and gone for over a half a century, but one stands out as most special to me and, I am sure, to millions of other baby boomers.
'Tis the season to give back - and that is exactly what the Southwest Community Club did this week.
The 28th Annual Christmas Dinner Show presented by the Bert Coble Singers is set for Thursday and Friday evening, Dec. 17 and 18, at historic Baird Chapel on the Cumberland University campus.
After months of debate, resubmitting plans and failed proposals, two apartment developments were approved by the Lebanon Planning Commission this week.
The James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Wilson County Promotions and Fiddlers Grove Historical Village are ready for Christmas with the Festival of Lights, which will feature a new design and route for 2015.
What started off as a hobby has transformed into a new way to give back to the community for Andre and Tara Davis, Earl Berry Jr. and Terrance Quattlebaum.
Possumtown Outreach will again this Christmas carry needed items to Sneedville in Hancock County - one of the poorest counties in the state and the country.
Wilson County Habitat for Humanity Director Tory Tredway gladly accepted a donation of $60,000 at the Publix Super Market in Mt. Juliet on Monday.
Wes Wilkerson, left, thanks customer Garrett Bell as he makes a purchase at Wilkie's Outfitters on the Lebanon Square Wednesday. Shoppers are encouraged to visit smaller vendors on Small Business Saturday tomorrow. Wilkerson co-owns the new business with his wife Britney.
For the third year, the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) is offering free rides on the Music City Star and on all RTA buses the Friday after Thanksgiving, also known as "Black Friday."
Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during the busy travel holiday. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes.
Country singer Tracy Lawrence gave back to the Nashville and Lebanon communities in a big way this Thanksgiving.
Vietnam Veterans of America's Lebanon chapter, Chapter 1004, will hold a hiring event open to all veterans who are unemployed or under-employed on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.
'Dogs fall to Freed-Hardeman
LEBANON -- Double-doubles from Bre Neal and Nicole Bowers led No. 12-ranked Cumberland in Tuesday's 61-51 victory over Talladega College at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.
The CU women (6-2) made just 3-of-17 shots in the opening period and then hit 54 percent (20-for-37) the rest of the game.
Lebanon sweeps Shelbyville
LEBANON -- Lebanon's Blue Devils improved to 2-0 on the season with a lopsided 63-24 win over Shelbyville Central Tuesday night at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium. LHS led 32-10 at intermission and 51-17 headed into the fourth quarter.
Coach Jim McDowell cleared his bench early as 11 Blue Devils cracked the scoring column. Kobe Neuble was the only player in double figures with 12 points.
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