Now that the New Year is upon us, I thought it would be the best time to tell you to keep up the great work and stay the course with your 2016 resolutions. Every New Year seems to bring many resolutions. Keeping resolutions can be tough if not impossible. Most only last about eight weeks or so. Some resolutions include quitting smoking, quitting drinking alcohol, starting an exercise program and so on.
Kids Battle Diabetes recently presented a check for $33,000 to Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Center - money raised in October via the Kids Battle Diabetes Second Annual Golf Classic at Five Oaks Golf & Country Club.
Providence Place of Mt. Juliet Assisted Living recently announced their selection as a 2016 Best of Assisted Living Award winner on SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America.
The Wilson County Sheriff Office Patrol Division will increase patrol over the New Year's holiday weekend to be on the lookout for impaired drivers. The overtime patrols are funded by a grant with the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office.
Southside baseball chili supper Jan. 19
Southside Middle School's baseball team will host a chili supper and silent auction 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at College Hills Church of Christ.
Tickets are $10 per person and will be available at the door, from players or in advance at the Southside main office.
For more information, please call coach Jamie Forsyth at 615-456-8853.
Greeneville 60, Mt. Juliet 48
GREENEVILLE -- Mt. Juliet's 10-point first half lead went by the boards as host Greeneville rallied for a 60-48 win over the Lady Bears in Tuesday's second round of the Landair Ladies Classic at Hal Henard Gym.
Tavie Bell had 25 points on a 10-of-16 effort from the field to pace Mt. Juliet, but was the only player reach double figures. Karly Dyer and Julia Maki each had eight points while Cassidy Harris chipped in with five.
MJ Bears top Hillsboro 66-55
NASHVILLE -- Fresh off Monday's 63-48 loss to Cane Ridge, Mt. Juliet's boys bounced back with a 66-56 victory over Hillsboro Tuesday night in the consolation bracket of the Willie Brown Memorial Classic at Father Ryan High.
The Golden Bears, now 11-4 on the season, broke open a 29-all game at intermission with a 16-5 third quarter run.
FCS freshman earns honor
Friendship Christian hitter Aja Jones have been named All-State in volleyball by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.
Jones, a 6-foot ninth grader, was a standout for the Lady Commanders leading the volleyball team with 332 kills and 88 solo blocks.
Maher / Garstin Invitational
THOMPSON'S STATION -- Wilson Central's wrestling rode a pair of first place finishes to win the 24-team Maher / Garstin Invitational Tuesday, Dec. 29 at Independence High School.
Freshman Alex Pergande took the championship at 113 pounds while senior Zach Linton won the 170 pound class.
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