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Obituaries

Daily Obituaries: May 6, 2016

Melba Jean Harris, 56

Tracy Elizabeth O'Neal, 41

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Our Feathered Friends

39 Years and Counting
Blackburnian Warbler Male
39 Years and Counting

Even with the spotty rain showers, my 39th year leading bird walks and Owl Prowls turned out to be a lot of fun for myself and others who braved the weather.

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Guest Column

Zipping through the trees at Nashville Shores
Zipping through the trees at Nashville Shores

If you like to climb trees, I've got the highflying activity for you. My son learned of a special offer at the Nashville Shores park and included me and my wife in on the climbing adventure. The course is set up to take all of the risk out of being high in the trees by keeping you on a permanent cable tethered to everything you are climbing.

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Letters to the Editor

Teacher of Year event excels again
Teacher of Year event excels again

It was another special evening at the Wilson County Teacher of the Year Banquet. Two very community-minded businesses, Wilson County Motors and CedarStone Bank, again came together and held the 18th annual Teacher of the Year Banquet at Cumberland University. Cumberland University served a very elegant dinner, and their newly selected president Dr. Paul Stumb gave remarks about our ever-changing society.

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Calendar

Calendar- May 6, 2016
Calendar- May 6, 2016

The calendar for May 6, 2016.

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General News

Budget Committee defers talk of tax increase for schools
Budget Committee defers talk of tax increase for schools

The Wilson County Budget Committee Thursday night deferred a motion by the Education Committee that asked them to consider a property tax increase to cover a major shortfall in their original $54.8 million schools building and expansion plan.

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Cedar City Trail opens new branch
Cedar City Trail opens new branch

A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday for the newest portion of the Cedar City Trail.

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Dozens gather to support Historic Lebanon
Dozens gather to support Historic Lebanon

Guests at the Friends of Historic Lebanon annual dinner learned about more than our city's history on Tuesday night. They learned about our country's 8th President Martin Van Buren and the two-party political system, in particular.

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Ed and Susie James to receive CU's Sullivan Award
Ed and Susie James to receive CU's Sullivan Award

Ed and Susie James have been named the 2016 recipients of Cumberland University's Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. The Lebanon couple will receive the award at CU's commencement on Saturday.

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Elzie Patton participates in 'Walk to School Day'
Elzie Patton participates in 'Walk to School Day'

The cold didn't dampen the spirits of Mt. Juliet Elzie Patton Elementary School students who participated in Walk to School Day Thursday morning. About 80 students celebrated the national event that promotes walking - instead of riding to school.

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Farmer to hold 'Coffee with the Candidate' through November
Farmer to hold 'Coffee with the Candidate' through November

Voters who would like to meet Trisha Farmer, Democratic candidate for the Tennessee 57th District House seat, may do so at a series of Tuesday meetings from May until the November election.

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Lebanon comedian taking comedy seriously
Lebanon comedian taking comedy seriously

Wilson County native Brian Bates will headline a show at Zanies Comedy Club this Sunday, May 8. Bates, who began doing stand-up comedy nine years ago, has performed at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center; however, Sunday will mark his first time headlining at Zanies.

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LHS advances to national finals of world's largest rocket contest
LHS advances to national finals of world's largest rocket contest

The junior rocketry team from Lebanon High School will soon blast off to Virginia to compete in the national finals of the 14th annual Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC), where they will face 99 of the top rocketry teams in the country for the title of national champion.

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MTEMC sees need of local seniors
MTEMC sees need of local seniors

Isolated, lonely, at risk and financially-challenged seniors in Wilson County are the focus of an often unsung but revered program that truly makes a positive difference in our community.

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Payton announces candidacy for school board
Payton announces candidacy for school board

Johnie Payton announces her intention to run for the Wilson County Schools Zone 6 school board seat in the 2016 election.

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Sheriff hosts Day of Prayer
Sheriff hosts Day of Prayer

Law enforcement, city and county leaders gathered at the Wilson County Sheriff's Department on Thursday to observe the National Day of Prayer.

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Wallet thief returns to scene of crime in MJ
Wallet thief returns to scene of crime in MJ

Mt. Juliet police say it's not unusual a suspect returns to the scene of an alleged previous crime to do another crime.

It appears that's what happened Wednesday afternoon at American Jewelry in Mt. Juliet.

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General Sports

SOFTBALL -- Local teams in action Monday
SOFTBALL -- Local teams in action Monday

MJ plays "loser-out" game Monday
HENDERSONVILLE -- Mt. Juliet's Lady Bears are scheduled to take on Station Camp 7 p.m. Monday at Sumner County's Veteran's Park in a "loser=out" game of the District 9-AAA softball tournament.

Mt. Juliet slipped to 17-24 on the season following Friday's 6-5 loss in eight innings to Wilson Central Friday in the tournament's opening round.

The Lady Bears held an early 4-0 lead, only to see the defending state champs claw back into contention, then score the winning run on a pair of fielding errors.

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King will wrestle at MTSU
King will wrestle at MTSU

NEW BLUE RAIDER -- Wilson Central High wrestler Nick King signed with Middle Tennessee State in ceremonies held Wednesday, April 6.

A two-time regional champion at 132-pounds, he is a member of Wilson Central's 100 Win Club.

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