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Our Feathered Friends

A Real Frog Strangler
Black-crowned Night Heron
A Real Frog Strangler

Diana Bright and I headed west to visit her first great grandson in Savanah Tennessee last Friday. There is no direct route in that direction and it seemed to take all day. On the way back, it came a frog strangler, heavy rain for the ones not fluent in deep southern.

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Guest Column

Getting muddy in Bledsoe Creek
Getting muddy in Bledsoe Creek

I couldn't contain my desire to run the rapids in Bledsoe Creek after that five-inches-in-one-night rainfall. I just knew that conditions would be perfect for the adventure which, in all reality, could only happen perhaps once a year. This is because there is so much fall (downward slant of the land) that a lot of water flow is needed to float your canoe. Plus, there is the fact that the temperature has to be such that if you get wet (almost a guarantee) it won't be life-threatening. Can you say hypothermia?

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Calendar

Community Calendar-- June 10, 2016
Community Calendar-- June 10, 2016

Calendar for June 10

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General News

$40 million apartment complex proposed for North MJ
$40 million apartment complex proposed for North MJ

A $40 million development is proposed in the heart of North Mt. Juliet.

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ALDI hiring events for $16/hr jobs
ALDI hiring events for $16/hr jobs

Known for offering wages and benefits that are higher than the national average for the retail industry, ALDI will host hiring events for its Mt. Juliet Distribution Center on Wednesday, June 15, and Wednesday, July 6. Opportunities within ALDI include Warehouse Selector Positions.

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Civic League Summer Arts Camp still going strong
Civic League Summer Arts Camp still going strong

Summer Arts Camp Director Gerald Patton raved that - 11 years after its creation - the Wilson County Civic League's creative offering for kids is still going strong.

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Commissioners preparing for property tax hike
Commissioners preparing for property tax hike

County commissions don't always agree, but several members of the Budget Committee appear to be on the same page that it's not if the county will need to raise property taxes, but by how much in the upcoming budget.

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Empower Me nixes plans for Carver Lane property
Empower Me nixes plans for Carver Lane property

Empower Me Center announced this week the contract to purchase land on Carver Lane in Lebanon has been terminated.

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Encore ready to spin 'Charlotte's Web'
Encore ready to spin 'Charlotte's Web'

If you are looking for family-fun this weekend, a group is gearing up to bring beloved characters Wilbur the Pig and Charlotte the Spider to life.

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Goodall Homes celebrates Colonial Village open house
Goodall Homes celebrates Colonial Village open house

Goodall Homes welcomed the community to a Model Home Grand Opening in Colonial Village in Lebanon on Thursday.

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Guardian Building Products opens Lebanon distribution center
Guardian Building Products opens Lebanon distribution center

A distributor of exterior building products serving the lumber and building materials industry has opened its newest distribution center in Lebanon.

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General Sports

Jules is top-notch in the pool
Atkinson
Jules is top-notch in the pool

Swims competitively with MTSC
Competitive swimming isn't for everyone. First you've got to find a pool, you must be willing to train daily and finally, learn to live with the taste of chlorine.

Called a "water baby" by her mom Hannah, Mt. Juliet Middle School student Jules Atkinson latched on to competitive swimming at the tender age of seven and has never looked back.

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