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Obituaries

Daily Obituaries: Dec. 8, 2015

Joseph Dewey Fox, 54

Maria F. Burlison, 72

Opal Alene Ware, 90

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Telling Tales

Defining 'thankful'
Defining 'thankful'

Everyone is thankful for something. Even on the day of Thanksgiving, when 40 members of your family are talking loud, complaining about the food temp, and wondering "out loud" if the serving dish used for stuffing belongs to them.

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General Lifestyle

Empower Me Spotlight Feature: Gabryelle Conklin

Gabryelle Conklin was born first of triplets at only 25 weeks gestation. She weighed one pound, 12 ounces. She was very healthy at birth, receiving better scores than either of her sisters, though they were all immediately intubated and placed on life support.

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Mayberry Deputy nails Barney Fife
Mayberry Deputy nails Barney Fife

Nip it in the bud!

Those were the words David Browning, famed for his portrayal as the Mayberry Deputy, feared he would hear the first time he met his inspiration, Don Knotts, the comic legend who created intrepid lawman Barney Fife.

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Our Feathered Friends

Down by the Riverside
Fox Sparrow
Down by the Riverside

This past weekend with the crisp cool mornings and a bit of a warm up has me back out in the front yard planting flower bulbs again. It's hard work, but I will be rewarded with beautiful early spring tulips and buttercups.

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Column

A Little Vision Can Go a Long Way

It seems like we spend a lot of time talking about how great it is to have a healthy sales tax revenue to help to keep our property taxes low. While this is true, it's not the only contributor. The 24 businesses lining the route we know as the 840 corridor bring in over $4 million a year in both real and personal property taxes, but this hasn't always been the case.

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How to be a rich person during tough times

With what seems like a daily dose of bad news on our televisions, radios and computers, it's easy to see how someone could get depressed, stressed and become downright miserable. These are tough times most of us have never seen.

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General News

Christmas on Square full of free activities
Christmas on Square full of free activities

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - on the Lebanon Public Square, that is.

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Cumberland Arts Academy to present Christmas show
Cumberland Arts Academy to present Christmas show

Musical theatre students of the Cumberland Arts Academy are gearing up to show off what they've learned this semester. They will present a Christmas Cabaret show this weekend.

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Justice named interim police chief
Justice named interim police chief
Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said Public Safety Director Mike Justice has been named Interim Lebanon Police Chief.

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Master Gardeners share 'fruit of labor' with county's elderly
Master Gardeners share 'fruit of labor' with county's elderly

It's a rather large garden tucked in the most unusual place. In the summer it's bountiful, way back there near the parking lot at Charlie Daniels Park.

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MJMS brings Broadway's 'Annie Jr.' to the stage

Mt. Juliet Middle School Theater invites the community to the musical "Annie Jr." on Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12 - the eighth show under the direction of teacher Julie Groover.

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Teachers worried about testing

County teachers are concerned that the new Tennessee Ready assessments could affect their evaluations, they told the Wilson County School Board Monday night. They're worried because test scores may be lower on the new assessments for reasons having nothing to do with teaching and learning.

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Under Armour opens, to build another warehouse
Under Armour opens, to build another warehouse

Following energetic chants and claps from dozens of pumped up red-capped employees and local dignitaries, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam gave Under Armour executives a "huge thank you" and said they were "great partners" and will provide a huge "economic and social impact to Tennessee."

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Get Fresh with Andy Frisch

Get Uncomfortable
Get Uncomfortable

Every time I sit down to write an article, I try to think of something groundbreaking. The want to deliver some life-shattering piece of advice is almost overpowering.

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Alene Gibson
Woman of Wilson: Alene Gibson

For the past 23 years, hair stylist Alene Gibson has beautified the community.

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