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Telling Tales

Armageddon 2015
Armageddon 2015

It's strep.

Two words.

Two little words that can bring our entire household to a standstill.

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General Lifestyle

O Christmas tree!
O Christmas tree!

There are close to 3,000 green-as-a-Grinch Christmas trees towering toward heaven on Rhonda and Chris's TreeLand near Watertown.

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Column

Agriculture in Wilson County

We talk a lot about our booming economy in Wilson County; all the new industries that are bringing in new jobs and sales tax dollars. While this is wonderful news for our county, perhaps we don't celebrate, as often, the hard-working men and women who leave their homes each morning to go the barn rather than the office, put on a pair of overalls instead of a suit or uniform, climb up on a tractor, not board the Music City Star. In light of this, let's take a look at the role agriculture plays in Wilson County.

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The new Cedar City Trail

While driving in front of the new Lebanon High School, I happened to notice a parking area just across the road and correctly guessed that it was connected to the proposed trail between the two schools in the area. I don't know when the work was completed, but it looked ready for business as we unloaded the bikes on the freshly lined parking lot.

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General News

$55K donation made to EMDC in honor of niece
$55K donation made to EMDC in honor of niece

A Wilson County non-profit recently unveiled approved plans to create a large complex in Lebanon, next to University Medical Center, and announced a large gift to the project.

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Business acumen aids new CU president
Business acumen aids new CU president

The new president of Cumberland University, Dr. Paul Stumb, says the one thing he misses is teaching classes. But give him a little time, and he intends to be back in the classroom for a course every semester or two.

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First phase of new MJ Eastern Connector just completed

The first leg of the much-anticipated Eastern Connector road project was completed right at Thanksgiving in Mt. Juliet.

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Lebanon clarifies Christmas Parade route
Lebanon clarifies Christmas Parade route

Families are looking forward to the 2015 Lebanon Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 6. This year's theme focuses on the "Songs of Christmas" - so it's not surprising that country singer Darryl Worley was asked to serve as the Parade Grand Marshal.

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MJ Christmas Parade to honor veterans, America
MJ Christmas Parade to honor veterans, America

It will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Mt. Juliet's Christmas parade Saturday at 11 a.m. when our county's finest veterans will be grand marshals.

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Post Office celebrates 100th anniversary
Post Office celebrates 100th anniversary

The community was invited to the Wilson County Election Commission on Tuesday for the 100th Anniversary Historic Marker Placement Ceremony for the establishment, located at 203 East Main Street in Lebanon, which formerly served as the Old Federal Post Office.

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WCSO warns of phony jury duty calls

Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan warned Wilson County residents this week not to fall for a scam in which someone calls claiming to be with the office's criminal warrants division, demanding money for failing to appear for jury duty or some other crime.

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Wilson Warriors to hold annual breakfast
Wilson Warriors to hold annual breakfast

Wilson Warriors will host their third annual breakfast 8 to 11a.m., Dec. 12, at Dillon's Barn on Old Hunters Point Pike.

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General Sports

High school wrestling update

LHS hosts County Duals Dec. 3rd
Lebanon High School is scheduled to host the annual Wilson County Duals 6 p.m. Thursday in Campbell Brandon Gymnasium. Weigh-ins begin at 5 p.m. with Wilson Central and Mt. Juliet scheduled to take part along with the host Blue Devils.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for faculty members and students. Two mats will be utilized, Mat 1 for varsity competition and Mat 2 for middle schools as Walter J. Baird, West Wilson and Mt. Juliet Middle will compete as well.

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Monday night prep hoops
Trey Pruitte
Monday night prep hoops

Bears throttle Ravenwood 62-46
MT. JULIET -- Tyler Faulkenberry knocked down four 3-pointers and scored 18 points in Mt. Juliet's 62-46 home win over Ravenwood.

Austin Brown had nine points and Jordan Lockridge seven while Joey Hayes and Christian Bell each had six.

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Mary McAdoo Harris
Woman of Wilson: Mary McAdoo Harris

President and Co-Founder of the Wilson County Black History Committee and Roy Bailey African American Museum and History Center Mrs. Mary McAdoo Harris works hard to preserve the community she loves.

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