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Guest Column

Who doesn't like Valentine's Day?
Who doesn't like Valentine's Day?

As we buy candy and cards in the United States and around the world, it might surprise you - it did me - that there are places where the holiday and romantic love in general are frowned upon. How could anyone be against the natural urge to embrace love? Then I thought about the cultures with arranged marriages like India where, even with its British influence, the idea of falling in love hasn't found its way into the masses.

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Letters to the Editor

Curtis Reed deserving of Goodwill honor

On Saturday evening, Jan. 23, when most of Lebanon was "snowed in," numerous local dignitaries and citizens turned out for an event at The Mill honoring Curtis Reed as he was recognized as Lebanon's Goodwill Ambassador. Unfortunately we were unable to attend due to being out of town; however, at this time we would like to pay additional tribute to Curtis, who has been our friend and encourager for many years.

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General News

4x4 club comes to rescue during snow, ice
4x4 club comes to rescue during snow, ice

When Mt. Juliet dad and husband Jeff Wilkins realized Wednesday evening what seemed a simple snow event had quickly turned wet roads into "ice skating rinks" in less than an hour, he called his wife Sarah and said he'd pick her and their son up from church.

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Bradshaw named president at First Freedom
Bradshaw named president at First Freedom

John Bradshaw has been named president and chief operating officer of First Freedom Bank, according to Board Chairman and CEO John Lancaster. Bradshaw was previously executive vice president and COO.

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CASA plans pancake breakfast at LHS
CASA plans pancake breakfast at LHS

Tickets are on sale now for a Pancake Breakfast benefiting Wilson County CASA.

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City lifts stop work order on South MJ Starbucks center
City lifts stop work order on South MJ Starbucks center

The city-issued stop work order that halted construction on the south Mt. Juliet Starbucks, Moe's and other businesses in the commercial center under construction was lifted Tuesday.

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Coble Singers make contribution to CU
Coble Singers make contribution to CU

The renowned Bert Coble Singers recently continued their 28-year history of giving by presenting a generous donation of $3,100 to Cumberland University.

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Florists thankful for the business
Florists thankful for the business

Sending a beautiful bouquet remains a popular way to say "I love you" - and what better time to say it than Valentine's Day? Valentine's Day is Sunday, Feb. 14.

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Lebanon home destroyed by fire Wednesday
Lebanon home destroyed by fire Wednesday

The Lebanon Fire Department responded to a report of smoke and flames coming out of the rear exit of the home located at 213 East Adams Street around 1:30 p.m.

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Volunteers sought for Junior High Rodeo Finals
Volunteers sought for Junior High Rodeo Finals

Volunteers are needed for the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) Junior High Division Rodeo Finals to be held at Lebanon's James E. Ward Agricultural Center June 19 through 27.

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Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees named

Ten years ago, a group of concerned Wilson Countians came together to form the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame. Agriculture has been a cornerstone of Wilson County from the day it was formed in 1799 and, to recognize the contributions of those involved in agriculture in the community, the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame was organized.

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