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Obituaries

Daily Obituaries: Jan. 5, 2016

Henry Wade Chaple, 85

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General Lifestyle

Meet Rick SKYWALKER
Meet Rick SKYWALKER

Rick Wittrig has fallen to the ground more times than he can count.

Unlike most landlubbers who occasionally take a stumble and skin a knee or worse, Wittrig drops to terra firma intentionally from 10,000 or more feet above this third rock from the sun, gets up, dusts himself off and walks away without a scratch.

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Our Feathered Friends

Finally, Cold Weather Is Here
American Coot
Finally, Cold Weather Is Here

Happy New Year! I certainly hope that each of you will have a great year. I do know that the weather is where it should be. It is winter and it now feels like it.

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General News

First baby of New Year welcomed at TriStar Summit
First baby of New Year welcomed at TriStar Summit

TriStar Summit's first baby of the year, Emma, was born at 11:12 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. Emma is a healthy baby girl weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches in length. She was delivered by Dr. Kevin Hamilton, OBGYN with Tennessee Women's Care to proud mother Caitlyn Powell of Hermitage.

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School board upholds teacher's suspension 3-2
School board upholds teacher's suspension 3-2

Did the punishment fit the crime?

Despite objections from two of its members the Wilson County School Board voted Monday night to uphold the ruling which left a former Tuckers Crossroads educator suspended for one semester without pay.

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Scout plans to open bicycle playground for Eagle project
Scout plans to open bicycle playground for Eagle project

Mt. Juliet may soon have a unique European-style bicycle playground because of the vision, determination and fortitude of a local boy scout.

It's go big or go home for Mt. Juliet High School junior John Forth tackling his Eagle Scout project.

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Year in Review: CU names Stumb new president
Year in Review: CU names Stumb new president

In 2015, The Cumberland University Board of Trust named Dr. Paul C. Stumb IV as the 26th president in the school's 174-year history. The appointment came after an extensive nationwide search.

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Year in Review: Growth spurs changes in Wilson
Year in Review: Growth spurs changes in Wilson

As has been the case for more than a decade, government in Wilson County and its municipalities spent much of 2015 monitoring, preparing for or dealing with the ramifications of growth.

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Year in Review: Senseless shooting shakes community
Year in Review: Senseless shooting shakes community

The shooting death of 13-year-old Insatiable C'Asia Patton shook Wilson County in January 2015, as the community struggled to understand the senseless crime.

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Year in Review: Under Armour leads business boom
Year in Review: Under Armour leads business boom

Wilson County Economic Director G.C. Hixson said Wilson County's "biggest" feather in its cap was the opening of Under Armour in Mt. Juliet. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam gave Under Armour executives a "huge thank you" and said the addition of the one-million-square-foot distribution and warehouse facility will provide a huge "economic and social impact to Tennessee.

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General Sports

Academics -- NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Academics -- NAIA Scholar-Athletes

Five CU football players honored
LEBANON -- Cumberland football players Nathan Anderson, Owen Canady, Nathan Jernigan, Nytrellis Ross and Luke Webb were all named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the national office over the holidays.

Student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.50 grade-point-average and above to be eligible for the award.

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CU's Ryan Hunt hired at VSCC
Ryan Hunt
CU's Ryan Hunt hired at VSCC

Longtime CU assistant, former player
GALLATIN -- Longtime Cumberland assistant baseball coach Ryan Hunt has accepted the head coaching job at Volunteer State Community College.

Hunt who coached under his father, CU's Hall of Fame coach Woody Hunt, is expected to sign his contract later this week and meet with his new team Sunday.

The VSCC position opened in the fall with some 200 coaches making formal application for the spot.

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Get Fresh with Andy Frisch

I Challenge You
I Challenge You

We're a few days into the new year now. How are those resolutions holding up? Statistically speaking, there are already some readers who have slipped up... and then there's everybody else, wondering what they've gotten themselves into.

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Erin Brown
Woman of Wilson: Erin Brown

Erin Brown was named Lifestyle Director at Del Webb Lake Providence in June 2015 - and has impressed the community with her creative ability to produce new and over-the-top events for residents.

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