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Obituaries

Daily Obituaries: Feb. 23, 2016

Richard Henry "Dick" Miller, 81

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Telling Tales

The donkey and the elephant...
The donkey and the elephant...

I like to think of myself as apolitical; someone that looks objectively at both sides of an issue, appreciate each perspective and be careful not to allow my personal beliefs to muddy the waters of political idealism. I also think chasing a cheeseburger with a shot of cayenne-laced wheat grass is more effective than eating right and exercising. The truth? I am a moron when it comes to politics.

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General Lifestyle

Fortune smiles on Jimmy Fortune
Fortune smiles on Jimmy Fortune

When the Statler Brothers told Jimmy Fortune they wanted him to be the new tenor in their legendary country quartet he could only get three words out of his mouth: "Are y'all serious?"

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Our Feathered Friends

Deliverence, I Hope Not
Black Vulture Giving Me The Eye
Deliverence, I Hope Not

Another beautiful weekend was had by all that got outdoors. It was there for the taking, and I was ready for some spring like temperatures. With all of the past cold snaps, it seems like we all get a touch of cabin fever.

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Guest Column

Simply Saluting: Wilson County Community Help Center
Simply Saluting: Wilson County Community Help Center

Each month CedarStone Bank "simply salutes" an influential leader in Wilson County. This month the bank is proud to recognize the Wilson County Community Help Center.

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General News

'Ponies for Pups' partners
'Ponies for Pups' partners

Ponies are going to perform for Mt. Juliet puppies at what is known as Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter's biggest-ever fundraiser.

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City sells funeral home property back to seller
City sells funeral home property back to seller

Though one Mt. Juliet city commissioner protested the city shouldn't be in the real estate or mortgage business, squires on first reading voted to sell two parcels of city property significantly below original appraised value, and accept payment over two years, interest free.

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Exercising their right
Exercising their right

Early Voting in the Presidential Preference Primary Election concluded on Tuesday - but the Wilson County Election Commission's work isn't over yet. Election Day is coming up March 1.

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Local praying for leaders
Local praying for leaders

The Wilson County chapter of the Tennessee Governmental Prayer Alliance met at the Wilson County Courthouse on Monday morning to lift local and state leaders up in prayer.

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PHOEBE Ministries finds a way to give back
PHOEBE Ministries finds a way to give back

Hearthside resident Maurita Fletcher has a new gadget for keeping in touch thanks to her friends at PHOEBE Ministries.

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Special meeting set to choose school site
Special meeting set to choose school site

The biggest news at the Wilson County Commission meeting concerned an upcoming attempt by the Wilson County School Board to finally settle on the site of a new high school on the county's western side.

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WCSchools to make changes to SEEK
WCSchools to make changes to SEEK

Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, the SEEK program in Wilson County Schools will be undergoing changes in order to expand services to students.

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WPIM

Wilson County Grammy winner goes national!

Wilson County man's Grammy win catches eye of national new program

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Ashley Lawrence
Woman of Wilson: Ashley Lawrence

Ashley Lawrence, a native of nearby Carthage, Tennessee, credits her husband of almost four years, Scott Lawrence, with making her a woman of Wilson County.

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