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Obituaries

Daily Obituaries: Dec. 22, 2015

William Sherrill "Butch" Depp, 66

Claude Lee Crook Jr., 86

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Telling Tales

45 things I've learned
45 things I've learned

Birthdays come and go... you hope

I turned 29 years old the other day. And by other day, I mean years and years ago. But it sure seems like it was yesterday.

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General Lifestyle

Witt's 155-hour nonstop drive
Witt's 155-hour nonstop drive

In 1932 flagpole sitting had flagged out, dance marathons were still the rage and swallowing goldfish had not yet caught the fancy of college kids.

In Lebanon, Tennessee, for who knows what reason, 22-year-old Russell Witt had himself handcuffed to the steering wheel of a Chevy sedan, lightly put his foot on the gas pedal and set off on a nonstop155-hour spin that set a world endurance record.

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Our Feathered Friends

The Reason For The Season
Snow White Dove
The Reason For The Season

Here we are, in the week of Christmas. I didn't go out and look for birds this week, but wanted to give you a story from my heart. Please bare with me because some of my story is fiction, but the rest of it is pure truth.

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Column

Haslam hopeful for higher ed in new year
Haslam hopeful for higher ed in new year

We hope all Tennesseans have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Crissy and I fell blessed to live in this great state, and it is an honor to serve as your governor.

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Parting the Canebrakes: Merry Christmas

In the times of my youth in the early 1960s, the Christmas parade was always held at night after the fall of darkness. The Christmas decorations on the light poles were never turned on until the Christmas parade was taking place. The Christmas parade always went from east to west on East Main Street and around the Public Square and then onto West Main Street.

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Letters to the Editor

Thanks for wonderful Historic Tour of Homes
Thanks for wonderful Historic Tour of Homes

On behalf of Historic Lebanon, I would like to thank the community for a great 2015. Our recent 8th Annual Historic Places Tour had more than 300 participants enjoying a wonderful night in Lebanon.

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General News

Christmas services
Christmas services

A listing of some of Wilson County's Christmas Services

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Compassion comes full circle for WCHS student
Compassion comes full circle for WCHS student

You could say her young hopeful heart exploded - then began to grow with love for others and understanding.

It didn't grow slowly. It had a growth spurt. It's about compassion for others.

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Single bus bid puzzles board
Single bus bid puzzles board

Only one company returned bids for school buses even though three companies were asked to submit them, the Wilson County School Board was told Monday night by Jerry Partlow, district director of transportation, at a special-called meeting.

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Suspension: Too much or just right?
Suspension: Too much or just right?

Tenured Wilson County teacher Matt Mock played pranks during a teacher work day last spring at Tuckers Crossroads School (TXR), his lawyer Michael Clemons admitted to the Wilson County School Board Monday night.

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TDOT halts high construction for holiday travel
TDOT halts high construction for holiday travel

Road construction won't delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year's holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.

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General Sports

Luke Turner earns TSWA honor
Turner
Luke Turner earns TSWA honor

All-state Class AA athlete
The Tennessee Sports Writers Association released its 2015 All-State football team for Class AA Tuesday and a Wilson County athlete earned a spot.

Watertown High senior Luke Turner was voted to the Class AA team as an athlete.

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Get Fresh with Andy Frisch

One Man's Trash
One Man's Trash

Sing it with me now! It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas, ya silly goose. I'm talking about New Year's Resolution time! That magical time of year when we all say things we're going to do and then 95 percent of us fail to make it more than a week or two.

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Nicole McMillen
Woman of Wilson: Nicole McMillen

When she was 18, Nicole McMillen, originally born in Rockford, Illinois, decided to make Tennessee her home.

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