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Obituaries

Daily Obituaries: Jan. 26, 2016

Barbara Norwood Barton, 86

John William Pruitte, 76

Mary Evelyn Thorner, 91

Wanda J. Dix, 71

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Telling Tales

Don't be an Idiom
Don't be an Idiom

Recently, I conducted a little experiment. So I Googled "most popular idioms." A photo of Sarah Palin popped up. Stupid spellcheck. So I changed the "t" to an "m" and resumed my experiment.

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General Lifestyle

'Pay-What-You-Can' Thursday Admission Offer For Extra Show Of CFTA's 'Into The Woods'
'Pay-What-You-Can' Thursday Admission Offer For Extra Show Of CFTA's 'Into The Woods'
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Sellars Mound mates reunited
Sellars Mound mates reunited

Twenty-eight ancient stone sculptures, found primarily between the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, are spending a bit of quality time together, courtesy of the Tennessee State Museum.

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There's a new pizza parlor in MJ
There's a new pizza parlor in MJ

Ninety-one percent of Americans eat pizza at least once a month, but if pizza sales at Mt. Juliet's newest pizzeria are counted in the mix, those numbers are off the charts.

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Our Feathered Friends

9 Inches of Snow
Dark-eyed Junco Snowbird
9 Inches of Snow

The weatherman said it was coming, but we were not sure of how much we would receive. Here at my house, the snow measured nine inches. Thank goodness we went to the grocery store on Thursday and stocked up on the staples we would need to get us through the blizzard

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Column

January's last week puts focus on mental wellness
January's last week puts focus on mental wellness

Among a list of priorities to begin a new year should be a person's own mental wellness, according to Nathan Miller, director of Cumberland Mental Health Center, Lebanon.

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School Board Appreciation Week set for Jan. 24-30
School Board Appreciation Week set for Jan. 24-30

Gov. Bill Haslam has declared Jan. 24-30, 2016 as School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee. This week helps build awareness and understanding of the vital functions our locally elected boards of education play in our community.

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General News

'Smoke & mirrors' or 'more heads in beds?'
'Smoke & mirrors' or 'more heads in beds?'

The Wilson County Commission agreed by a 19-5 vote following serious debate Monday night to allow a $250,000 fund transfer in the James E. Ward Agriculture Center budget. The funds are to support improvements needed to sponsor the rodeo scheduled for later this year.

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CedarStone's McDonald joins Hermitage anniversary celebration
CedarStone's McDonald joins Hermitage anniversary celebration

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage recently held a celebration event commemorating the 201st anniversary of The Battle of New Orleans.

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County tries to get back on schedule
County tries to get back on schedule

Gov. Bill Haslam declared Tennessee in a "state of emergency" last week following the systems of ice and snow that moved thru the state on Wednesday and Friday.

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Man allegedly steals $500 worth of knives
Man allegedly steals $500 worth of knives

A 51-year-old Lebanon man was arrested in Mt. Juliet Monday after police say he shoplifted more than $500 worth of merchandise, primarily knives, from the Gander Mountain store in Mt. Juliet.

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Wilson County Schools Open Enrollment application period begins Feb. 1
Wilson County Schools Open Enrollment application period begins Feb. 1

Open Enrollment for Wilson County Schools begins Monday, Feb. 1, and will end Thursday, March 31.

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General Sports

HOOPS -- Monday night local results
Bailey Sells
HOOPS -- Monday night local results

Devilettes stun Mt. Juliet
MT. JULIET -- Bailey Sells scored the game-winner on a putback with 1.8 seconds left in regulation to lift Lebanon High's girls to a 32-31 win at Mt. Juliet Monday in a District 9-AAA makeup game.

The Devilettes improved to 10-14 overall / 3-7 in the district and recorded their first victory over the Lady Bears since December of 2002 when Barbara Hallums was the LHS coach.

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Get Fresh with Andy Frisch

Cardio or weights, a deeper look
Cardio or weights, a deeper look

Last week we discussed the most effective training method. I covered, briefly, whether you should do your cardio before or after your weight training. Long story short, I kept it simple and explained that for newer gym goers it was more important to simply develop the habit of actually going to the gym.

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Elections/Politics

MJ mayor announces bid for second term
MJ mayor announces bid for second term

Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty announced his bid for a second term as leader of Mt. Juliet.

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Breeanna Straessle
Woman of Wilson: Breeanna Straessle

Birmingham, Alabama-born Breeanna Straessle moved to Tennessee last August to manage external communications for one of Wilson County's biggest treasures - Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.

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