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Education

2016 CU Homecoming King and Queen
2016 CU Homecoming King and Queen

Nytrellis Ross of Albany, Ga. and Kaitlin Eakes of Lebanon were introduced as 2016 Cumberland University Homecoming King and Queen. Ceremonies were held during halftime of Cumberland's 46-40 victory over Campbellsville on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Nokes-Lasater Field.

STEVE WAMPLER/The Wilson Post

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MJ OKs pending agreement to settle school board lawsuit
MJ OKs pending agreement to settle school board lawsuit

It looks like the offer to settle the Wilson County School Board's lawsuit against Mt. Juliet to secure unpaid liquor-by-the-drink taxes has some traction.

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Business

Hamilton Springs to add new commercial center
Hamilton Springs to add new commercial center

Developers behind Hamilton Springs, the West Lebanon transit-oriented development off Highway 70, will break ground today on the first commercial element of the development.

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WB&T breaks ground on Operations Center
WB&T breaks ground on Operations Center

A large crowd gathered at Stroud Gwynn Field behind the main branch of Wilson Bank & Trust on Monday for a groundbreaking.

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General Lifestyle

Baby O'Conner
Baby O'Conner

Olivia and Shawn O'Conner of Lebanon are the proud parents of Braxton Lee O'Conner. The baby boy was born Oct. 17, 2016, at Tennova Healthcare - Lebanon. He weighed 7 pounds 9.5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long at birth.

Grandparents are Bubba and Karla Thompson and Jerry and Machelle Harvey, all of Lebanon.

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Hoffmans celebrate 1st wedding anniversary
Hoffmans celebrate 1st wedding anniversary

Turner and Halie (Belew) Hoffman celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Both are 2015 graduates of Wilson Central High School and Turner is currently serving his country in the military. Submitted

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Letters to the Editor

Principles to Live By
Principles to Live By

This column was written in response to Planning Commission Member Larry Hubbard's comments in the article, 'Emotions should be removed from decision-making,' which ran in The Wilson Post on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.

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Calendar

Community Calendar- Oct. 26, 2016
Community Calendar- Oct. 26, 2016

Calendar for Oct. 26

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General News

CU readies for Fall Fun Fest Thursday
CU readies for Fall Fun Fest Thursday

The community is invited to Fall Fun Fest at Cumberland University in Lebanon this Thursday, Oct. 27.

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DAR visits living history at American Heritage Trees
DAR visits living history at American Heritage Trees

Members of the Margaret Gaston chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently had an opportunity to purchase a living piece of history on a visit to American Heritage Trees in Lebanon. American Heritage Trees, located on the Rice Century Farm, promotes educational and environmental development by providing saplings of trees from important places in the United States. Trees grown by American Heritage are descended from trees that have witnessed history, including trees at George Washington's plantation in Virginia, Hellen Keller's farm in Alabama, Mark Twain's home place in Missouri and more. Pictured at American Heritage Trees are Judy Sullivan, Phyllis Hunter and Rhonda Moore. SUBMITTED

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Ghouls, goblins and homesteaders descend on MJ
Ghouls, goblins and homesteaders descend on MJ

Mt. Juliet was the place to be this past weekend, that is, for ghosts and goblins and those who want simpler times.

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LFD ready for Halloween on the Square
LFD ready for Halloween on the Square

The Lebanon Fire Department will distribute 560 pounds of candy at Halloween on the Square on Monday, Oct. 31st. Fire Chief Chris Dowell said they enjoy interacting with kids in the community and will also bring a firetruck to the annual event. Pictured from left, Cody Winfree, Adam Sumrell, Trent Vickers, Chief Chris Dowell, David Means and Bryce Bryant.

DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post

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Love letter to local wife, mom and commissioner
Love letter to local wife, mom and commissioner

She's a ferocious warrior.

In the battle for her life - and she's strong.

Lori Landry never minced words in her long tenure as a Mt. Juliet planning commissioner.

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Turnout for Fellowship House fund-raiser a 'true blessing'
Turnout for Fellowship House fund-raiser a 'true blessing'

More than 200 people attended the recent catfish dinner fund-raiser benefiting Lebanon's Fellowship House, and organizers of the event expressed a heartfelt thanks to the community.

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Get Fresh with Andy Frisch

Humble Beginnings
Humble Beginnings

Rome wasn't built in a day. A jug fills drop by drop. Put one foot in front of the other, etc. You can take your pick, but the sheer number of sayings that emphasize the need to start small and be consistent provides a hint to its success.

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Elections/Politics

Kent announces Congressional bid
Kent announces Congressional bid

My name is David W. Kent and would like to announce my candidacy for United States House of Representatives, Tennessee District 6. My father was from Hartsville, and he and my mother had seven children. We were raised in Rockford, Ill. My wife Pamela Summers Kent is from Overton County, and we currently reside in Cottontown. I am a confirmed Lutheran, and I have two wonderful children and four grandchildren.

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Amber Hurdle
Woman of Wilson: Amber Hurdle

Whoever coined the term #BossBabe likely did so after meeting Amber Hurdle.

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Government

County introduces Expo Center GM
County introduces Expo Center GM

Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto's office formally announced the hiring of Zendel Murphy as the general manager of the Wilson County Expo Center last week.

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Remember When...

Remember When- Oct. 26, 2016
Remember When- Oct. 26, 2016

Members of the Major School class - From left, in the back row: Leonard Arbuckle, Gwyn Baird, Frank Crosslin, Sam Bonds, Douglas Lannom, Dick Huddleston, Robert Ingram, Spencer Jordan and Thomas Drennon. Second row: Thelma Jordan Edwards, Ella Owen Majors Reed, Mary Quarles Arnold, Rebecca Bonds Christian, Teacher Fannie Andrews, Margaret Pardon Jones, Mildred Drennon Jones, Lena Bond Anderson and Ethel Crennon Carter. Front row: Will Owens Williams, Frank Alsup and Walter Atkerson.

Editor's Note: Thanks to Elizabeth Lannom and Peggy Robinson who provided the names of the students at Major School in the "Remember when" photo that ran initially in the November 10, 2004 edition.

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