I get a second chance at Christmas. When the one here is over, I go to White Oak Plantation for a second one.
We gather every year, the Pitman family and a couple adopted members like me to share three or four days of hunting, fishing, storytelling and just, kicking back with friends.
Always, the weather dictates what we do most.
I've been on a mission since the birth of my first child almost 15 years ago. As hard as I've tried to complete this mission, I fall short every time. Actually, I fall head first into a big bowl of Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey or pan of brownies whatever is closest.
"All the really good ideas I've ever had came to me while I was milking a cow." --American artist Grant Wood.
I woke up to a little dab of snow this past Sunday morning. Birds were everywhere in my back yard taking advantage of what I offer in my feeders. Even the pesky squirrels were eating from the special feeder that holds an ear of corn.
Phil Neal and Bill Bryson have found how to get a good quail hunt in spite of the diminished number of birds in Wilson County and, actually, all over the state. Phil and Bill invited me and my family to chase the elusive birds and very confidently informed me that I should bring plenty of ammunition.
At a time of year when most folks just want to stay in and stay warm - around 50 brave individuals are preparing to take an icy dip for a good cause.
Wilson County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officer (SRO) Justin Witherspoon will be honored with his own Appreciation Day on Friday at Elzie D. Patton Elementary School in Mt. Juliet.
The Lebanon-Wilson County Public Library is now loaning Verizon mobile hot spots to patrons for a week at a time, sending the Internet home with its patrons.
Mt. Juliet is in hot pursuit of a third fire station on the north end of town.
Drew Tyrer assumed the role of chief operating officer for TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage earlier this week.
Wilson County voters will have several opportunities to express their opinions at the polls in 2016. There are three scheduled elections for the year, beginning with the March 1 Presidential Preference Primary. This election will be the Tennessee Republican or Democratic Primary Election to choose candidates and/or party delegates to their respective conventions.
Newly-appointed 15th Judicial District Bar Association President Jonathan Tinsley hopes to increase the group's membership and participation in 2016.
"Here's something to think about: How come you never see a headline like 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?" ~ Jay Leno
When the Powerball drawing amount went beyond $1.3 billion, several friends assured me they would gladly win and accept "the risk of ruining their lives."
The fourth annual Commemorative Unity March will take place Saturday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.
Cumberland University recently released the dean's list for fall semester 2015. Information for the list was provided by the CU Office of Institutional Research. The honor is reserved for students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or above on all classes attempted.
Central wins Wildcat Invitational
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central saw five wrestlers bring home first place finishes and took top team honors in Saturday's Wildcat Invitational.
WCHS scored 240 points as 13 grapplers placed in the top four of their weight classes. Chattanooga Baylor finished second at 222, Beech placed third at 175 and Blackman 169 in the ten-team tournament.
Last week I mentioned a bit about Lean In Lebanon. Some of you may be familiar with it, either because you participated or you know someone who has. I'd like to use my time today to go into a little more detail about the program and the possibilities it provides.
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