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Obituaries

Daily Obituaries: Feb. 10, 2016

John "Jack" Evans Jr., 87

Marcia Jean Jones, 74

Jacqueline H. Anderson

Nancy McPeak Mooneyham, 73

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John Sloan - Outdoors

It's not exact - spring fishing

It is pretty hard to predict, that day in the spring -- early spring -- when the fish are going to get hungry.

I have had some outstanding days in early February and even a few good days in a row in March. In fact, one of the best days I can recall was March 3, many years ago. We had five bass - largemouth and smallmouth - that would probably have weighed 25-pounds. In total, we probably caught 15-20 fish. You just never know when.

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Telling Tales

A Class Act
A Class Act

I know nothing about football.

My husband knows everything there is to know about football.

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General Lifestyle

'Dear Blue Eyes: My name is John'
'Dear Blue Eyes: My name is John'

Classified ad led to Valentine's Day proposal

Sometimes it takes a leap of faith.

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Letters to the Editor

Franklin's A-Game closing affects local families, too
Franklin's A-Game closing affects local families, too

As I reflect upon the events of last week as they pertain to the closing of A-Game Sportsplex (a Franklin-based indoor sports facility), I've become really sad. Not about the greed of the owners, not about the loss of a great place for kids to build their bodies, mind and community. It goes much deeper.

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Vouchers are NOT the answer
Vouchers are NOT the answer

I was upset to read the recent column by State Rep. Susan Lynn about school voucher payments being the answer to failing public schools. According to Rep. Lynn, "these schools have been failing for as long as anyone can recall."

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General News

Chamber Awards handed out
Chamber Awards handed out

Prior to its annual banquet Tuesday night, the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce presented several awards to local businesses, organizations and community leaders.

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Locals dab to support diabetes research
Locals dab to support diabetes research

She says her friend saved her son's life.

It was a casual comment, about five years ago.

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Mardi Gras event at Capitol raises $50K
Mardi Gras event at Capitol raises $50K

Mardi Gras at The Capitol successfully raised $52,540 for Sherry's Run to benefit local folks affected by cancer.

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MJ businessman rallies after undeserved negative attention
MJ businessman rallies after undeserved negative attention

The Mt. Juliet businessman unwittingly thrust into the social media limelight last week is making a statement of his own, admonishing those who put his livelihood in danger by listing his shop as a "meetup spot" for an anti-feminist rhetoric rally.

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MJ dentist offering free dental day
MJ dentist offering free dental day

How often can you get free dental work this day and age?

Rarely, if ever.

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New businesses, remodels set for Providence
New businesses, remodels set for Providence

Two new stores will join the fray at Providence MarketPlace soon.

Providence General Manager David Heydasch announced Good Feet and Lizard Thicket have leased space at the marketplace and will open next month for one and later this summer for the other.

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VFW honors first responders
VFW honors first responders

Local police officers and emergency services personnel were honored by VFW Post 5015 on Thursday night.

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Vibe Auto hosts ribbon cutting
Vibe Auto hosts ribbon cutting

The community gathered on Monday afternoon for a ribbon cutting at Vibe Auto, located at 102 Trinity Lane in Lebanon. Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead attended the event, along with several members of the Lebanon/Wilson Chamber of Commerce.

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Wilson County Democratic Party to host delegate convention
Wilson County Democratic Party to host delegate convention

The Wilson County Democratic Party will host its Democratic Party County Delegate Convention on Saturday, March 5 at the East-West Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon.

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General Sports

PREP HOOPS -- Tuesday summaries
Kendall Spray
PREP HOOPS -- Tuesday summaries

Spray breaks own record
PORTLAND -- Wilson Central's Kendall Spray bettered her own single season record for 3-pointers in Tuesday's 67-28 victory at Portland High.

The UT-Martin signee connected on six of her 10 tries from beyond the arc and finished with 28 points.

The six 3-pointers gave her 141 for the season -- breaking the mark she set last year of 139.

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D2 HOOPS -- District in Knoxville
Pittman
D2 HOOPS -- District in Knoxville

Saints, Commanders play in loser-out game
KNOXVILLE -- Friendship Christian's boys dropped a 63-35 loss to top seeded Knoxville Webb Friday in the semifinals of the East-Middle District 1-A basketball tournament.

With the loss, the Commanders dropped to 13-12 on the season and were scheduled to play in a loser-out game Saturday afternoon at Knox Webb. The winner will advance to next week's region tournament.

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Get Fresh with Andy Frisch

An Industry Apologizes
An Industry Apologizes

This week I'm going to take a break from the usual fare to offer an apology. One that I think is long overdue and one that the entire fitness industry should supply. I don't think many of my professional peers will see where I'm coming from though, so I'm offering it on their behalf. Let me explain.

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Paula Crawford
Woman of Wilson: Paula Crawford

Paula Crawford credited her faith with getting her through life's hard times - not that she dwells on hardships. In fact, it is Crawford's goal in her role as registrar at West Elementary School in Mt. Juliet to spread positivity and kindness.

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