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Showing 19 articles from September 20, 2016.

Obituaries

Ernestene Eddins Bane
Ernestene Eddins Bane
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Education

FCS Middle host homecoming
FCS Middle host homecoming

Friendship Christian Middle School celebrated their Fall Festival and 8th Grade Celebration Night on Sept. 8. The festival court was presented, and all students of the Class of 2021 were recognized in ceremonies before the 7th and 8th grade football game. Pictured, from left, are Gabriel Heronimus, Taylor Dean, Zachary Elliott, Ellen Williamson, Thomas Yates, Isabella Wittrig, Crown Carrier Jack Lowe, King Caleb Bridges, Queen Kayla Donnell, Joey Shulam, Emma Bastin, Destiny Henderson, John Kane, Tylor Smiley and Haven Ball.

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WJB names homecoming attendants
WJB names homecoming attendants

Walter J. Baird Middle School celebrated its Football Homecoming on Sept. 13 with a win over Southside Middle School. Members of the court were, front row from left, Lili Smith, Queen Melia Fuqua and Hannah-Leigha Totaro; back row, from left, Allie Cook, Kiley Brasher, Carrie Moscardelli and Julia Manus.

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General Lifestyle

Cancer's Journey shares life, love
Cancer's Journey shares life, love

They met on Fifth Avenue in New York. He was fumbling around with blueprints. Completely unaware of his surroundings - while trying to rein in the haphazard sheets of paper - he ran smack dab into her. Actually, the tall stranger knocked her on her duff. A self-described "typical New Yorker," when he offered her a hand back up, she huffed and puffed, gave him a good piece of her mind, turned on her high heel and marched away to her office.

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The monarch of caves
The monarch of caves

MAMMOTH CAVE, KY.--This is holey ground.

Stretching 405 miles and counting, this monarch of caves boasts the longest known cave system in the world and features a maze of magnificent subterranean vaults.

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Column

Insecurity Digest- Scars
Insecurity Digest- Scars

Dear God, make me an oak. I've written that before. And this last few days, I've meant it.Two nights ago, we had an accident in our home with our new puppy, Boo Radley. After some additional complications, Boo didn't make it. The images I have from that moment will stay with me for a long time, suspended in my memory... especially those of my son, who had finally found his "puppy brother."

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Guest Column

Gone too soon
Gone too soon

Every minute of every day, our precious world and community loses another precious person. These are the precious people who have passed away and went on to a better place. The precious memories we'll carry and cherish forever. The friendships, laughs, smiling faces, personal belongings and even the scent of the person will live forever in our hearts and minds.

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Suicide continues to be a threat to teens, others
Suicide continues to be a threat to teens, others

In a two-week period of time in August there were four teen suicides reported in Middle Tennessee and at least one incident where a teen was threatening to commit suicide but retreated after a law enforcement officer saw him in distress on a busy highway bridge, stopped and, speaking with him, convinced him that suicide was not the right choice.

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Letters to the Editor

Letter- I'll always read your articles
Letter- I'll always read your articles

My name is Carl Price and I was born in a house on Greenwood Road near Shop Spring(s). I have just finished reading your two articles in the 8/31 Post with tears in my eyes. I always read your feature articles, but "Sentimental Journey to Shop Springs" was one of the very best I have ever read.

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General News

MJ venue hosts free family photos to police officers
MJ venue hosts free family photos to police officers

Mt. Juliet was the venue for a Nashville photographer who took free pictures of about 40 police officers and their families this weekend on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks.

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Sheriff: Cooperation never been better
Sheriff: Cooperation never been better

Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan and Lebanon Police Chief Mike Justice spoke to the 15th Judicial District Bar Association on Wednesday about unity between the departments.

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Wynns retires after distinguished career with TNANG
Wynns retires after distinguished career with TNANG

Col. William E. "Bamm" Wynns of Lebanon recently retired from the Tennessee Army National Guard after a distinguished career spanning more than 33 years of military service.

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General Sports

Monday's prep scoreboard
Monday's prep scoreboard

SOCCER -- MJ 7, Overton 1
NASHVILLE -- Ally Cole scored a hat trick and Britt Ellmore added two more scored as Mt. Juliet recorded a 7-1 soccer win at John Overton High Monday.
Brooklyn Butler and Jenna Rehm each added goals for the Lady Bears.
Assists went to Summer Ellmore and Britt Ellmore.
Goalkeeper Hailey Walker was credited with three saves.

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Get Fresh with Andy Frisch

Keep it clean
Keep it clean

In the past few weeks, we've covered many different areas. Some I've practiced for years, others I'm trying to improve upon. But whether you're a seasoned pro or a practicing rookie, the core values we've covered can all provide immediate benefit.

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Teeter totter
Teeter totter

I'm not sure playgrounds even exist anymore. When I was a kid (oh no, I said it... I'm officially an adult) we would frequent the swings, slides and merry-go-rounds. But there was one piece of playground equipment that best describes this week's core value of balance; the teeter-totter.

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Elections/Politics

Craighead announces mayoral re-election bid
Craighead announces mayoral re-election bid

Earlier this week, Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead formally announced his intention to seek re-election to the city's top position. In a statement released by Craighead, the text of which follows, the incumbent mayor compares the state of the city when he was first elected in 2008 to present-day and casts an eye on future projects.

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Fifth early voting site added
Fifth early voting site added

There will be five Early Voting sites for Wilson County voters to take advantage of before the Nov. 8 election. The newest site is at Lighthouse Church in Mt. Juliet, located at 6141 Saundersville Road.

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Lauren Houser Smith
Woman of Wilson: Lauren Houser Smith

As Volunteer Coordinator at Wilson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Lauren Houser Smith is responsible for recruiting and training the volunteers who aid local children during their times of need.

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Government

City of Lebanon survey seeks community input
City of Lebanon survey seeks community input

The City of Lebanon recently launched the online phase of a community wide survey aimed at helping local officials identify and define a cohesive plan for the city and its future growth.

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