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Drive-by morning message
Drive-by morning message

One morning not long ago I was eager to hear about the stock market, if any news from Mt. Juliet somehow beat me on the newscast and the latest on a dwindling hurricane. So when I glanced at my flickering mini-television stuck on a shelf in my bedroom - while searching for a sweater at the bottom of my closet and trying to figure out how a Velcro curler works without getting stuck - I was taken aback. I stood up, teetered on one heel, buttoned my shirt, left the curler alone and peered at the television.

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Guest Column

Half-century too long
Half-century too long

We would be driving back south for a kayaking trip near Lake City, Fla. and would be passing by the old stomping grounds of my internship in Macon, Ga. Since leaving the Macon hospital some 50 years ago, I wondered what things might have still been around in the town I had spent a year in. we had enough time in our schedule to make a quick visit, so I ask Siri, our Google map IT guide, to find our old address. Between Linda and Siri, I preferred the high-tech directions I could understand and were rarely wrong.

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General News

Fellow educators remember life, legacy of Ms. Christian
Fellow educators remember life, legacy of Ms. Christian

Longtime Wilson County educator Barbara Christian, 66, passed away Tuesday, March 15. Funeral services have been set for 3:30 p.m. Friday, Marth 18, at Immanuel Baptist Church with Pastor John Hunn officiating. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

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Hutto invites community to event for St. Jude
Hutto invites community to event for St. Jude

Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto invites the community to join him at a St. Judes Heroes Reception on Thursday, March 24. The event will take place at Jonathan's Grille in Mt. Juliet from 5 to 7 p.m. and will provide information about the upcoming St. Jude Rock N Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon in Nashville.

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Inaugural Upper Cumberland Wine Festival announced
Inaugural Upper Cumberland Wine Festival announced

The Upper Cumberland Tourism Association, along with the wineries of the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail and Historic Granville, recently announced the inaugural Upper Cumberland Wine Festival is set to take place on Saturday, April 9 from noon until 5 p.m. in Granville.

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Justice named Chief of Police
Justice named Chief of Police

The interim tag was removed from Interim Chief of Police Mike Justice's title Thursday morning by Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead.

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Life-saving pet trailer donated to Wilson animal response team
Life-saving pet trailer donated to Wilson animal response team

Middle Tennessee counties are now equipped with a state-of-the-art AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer that will be available to dispatch to disaster scenes that need assistance sheltering pets.

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Mary Baines retires after 37 years with UMC / Tennova
Mary Baines retires after 37 years with UMC / Tennova

Longtime University Medical Center/Tennova switchboard operator Mary Baines is retiring after 37 years.

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Mt. Juliet sees highest sales tax month on record
Mt. Juliet sees highest sales tax month on record

Mt. Juliet city officials said this past January was the highest sales tax month on record.

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Scholarship available to Wilson County seniors
Scholarship available to Wilson County seniors

The Wilson County Democratic Women recently announced they are accepting applications for a $500 scholarship open to graduating seniors in Wilson County. The Dorothy McAdoo Memorial Scholarship is awarded based upon the evaluation of an essay on the subject, "The Importance of Women in the Political Process."

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Service canine to be donated to veteran
Service canine to be donated to veteran

The Fallen Soldiers March will this year be presenting a local veteran with an un-fur-gettable companion. Meet Glory.

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General Sports

BASEBALL -- Updated prep results
BASEBALL -- Updated prep results

Bears thump LaVergne Wednesday
UPDATE -- Mt. Juliet's baseball team is scheduled to host Smyrna High Saturday in the 2016 home-opener. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. This game was on the schedule for Friday, but has since been moved.

The Golden Bears improved to 6-2 on the season following Wednesday's 10-2 win at LaVergene.

Ethan Smith (2-0) worked three innings of one-hit relief the win, despite walking three.

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SOCCER -- McDermott inks with TNU
McDermott
SOCCER -- McDermott inks with TNU

MJ Lady Bear goalkeeper
Mt. Juliet High soccer standout Laura McDermott signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent and scholarship papers Thursday, March 17 with Nashville's Trevecca Nazarene University.

The 2014 District 9-AAA Most Valuable Player, McDermott is the daughter of James and Marla McDermott.

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HOOPS -- CU shocks Bethel 56-51
HOOPS -- CU shocks Bethel 56-51
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