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Education

Friendship Christian homecoming
Friendship Christian homecoming

Friendship Christian School celebrated homecoming on Oct. 21. The homecoming court was presented prior to the game with Portland. Homecoming court and escorts were, from left, Jordan McNamee, son of Joe and Christy McNamee, escorting Autumn Groves, sophomore attendant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erroll Groves of Hermitage; Samuel Hollis, son of Rob and Stacey, escorting Libby Jane Nave, senior attendant, daughter of Bill and Lisa Nave of Lebanon; Caleb Pettross, brother of the queen and FCS fourth-grader, crown bearer; Chris Draper, son of the late Chris Draper and Resa Draper of Lebanon; Queen Rebecca Pettross, daughter of Lee and Elizabeth Pettross of Lebanon, also escorted by Hunter Williams, son of Buddy and Kim Williams of Lebanon; Madeleine Sloan, cousin of the queen and daughter of Daniel and Ashlie Sloan of Lebanon, FCS third-grader, flower girl; Kennedy Green, junior attendant, daughter of Hugh and Judy Green of Lebanon, escorted by Spencer Burge, son of Jamie and Lynda Burge of Lebanon; Lindsay Adkinson, freshman attendant, daughter of Brian and Christina Adkinson of Lebanon, escorted by Gregory Elliott, son of Todd and Jennifer Elliott of Lebanon. SUBMITTED

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LHS participates in Nashville Buddy Walk
LHS participates in Nashville Buddy Walk

On Saturday, Oct. 29, Lebanon High School students, faculty and staff volunteered at the annual Buddy Walk in Nashville in support of the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee. LHS won the school competition for volunteers and fund-raising, bringing in nearly $2,000. The LHS Special Ed program received a $1,000 prize along with a trophy. The LHS volleyball team and cheerleading squad volunteered their time in the effort, and Destini Eaton spearheaded the effort. SUBMITTED

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LHS to offer annual Character Breakfast
LHS to offer annual Character Breakfast

For the seventh year, members of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter at Lebanon High School are set to host their popular annual character breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 12.

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LSSD to offer bullying workshop
LSSD to offer bullying workshop

Walter J. Baird Middle School Counselor Robbie Goad will host a presentation on bullying for students and parents on Monday, Nov. 7 at the Castle Heights Elementary Library.

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McCall's donates to Winfree Bryant
McCall's donates to Winfree Bryant

Albert McCall of D.T. McCall & Sons delivers the grand prize for Winfree Bryant Middle School's Fly First Class Day fund-raiser, a 32-inch LED television. McCall is pictured with Winfree Bryant Principal Becky Kegley. SUBMITTED

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MTEMC scholarship contest announced
MTEMC scholarship contest announced

Each year, thanks to a strong partnership with area high schools and English teachers, Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC) sends 15 high school juniors to spend a week exploring Washington, D.C., learning about government and cooperatives and developing their leadership skills.

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RMA donates to Winfree Bryant
RMA donates to Winfree Bryant

Jason Denton and Gregory Gill recently presented a donation to Winfree Bryant Middle School to Principal Becky Kegley on behalf of Rochelle, McCulloch and Aulds PLLC. SUBMITTED

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Shooting contest raises $20K for backpack program
Shooting contest raises $20K for backpack program

A sporting clays tournament hosted by Vulcan Materials Company earlier in October raised over $20,000 to help ensure at-risk students in the Lebanon Special School District (LSSD) don't go hungry.

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Stewarts named BEST Award winners
Stewarts named BEST Award winners

Rick and Debbie Stewart, owners of Signs Now in Lebanon, were recently named 2016 BEST (Businesses Empowering Students and Teachers) Award winners by the North Central P-16 Council.

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Watertown unveils new robot, program
Watertown unveils new robot, program

A dream came true for students and faculty in Watertown High School's STEM program on Tuesday.

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Wilson County Teacher of the Year nominations underway
Wilson County Teacher of the Year nominations underway

CedarStone Bank and Wilson County Chevrolet-Buick-GMC and Hyundai recently announced that the nomination process for the 2016-17 Wilson County Teacher of the Year Award has commenced.

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Winfree Bryant homecoming
Winfree Bryant homecoming

Winfree Bryant Middle School recently celebrated its football homecoming. The homecoming court, from left, was: Summer Sesnan escorted by Keagan Clark (6th grade); Bailey Westmoreland escorted by Hayden Rigsby (7th grade); Addie Grace Porter escorted by Drane Smallwood (8th grade); Queen Sara Magan escorted by Jackson Monette (8th grade); Kaitlynn Hibdon escorted by Will Burruss (8th grade); Alaina Smith escorted by Fisher Bradshaw (7th grade); and Kendra Hackett escorted by Thomas Cason (6th grade). SUBMITTED PHOTO by Inter-State Studio of Nashville

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General Lifestyle

Millennials Making a Difference: Julian Hayes
Millennials Making a Difference: Julian Hayes

Inspiring. Articulate. Sophisticated. Driven.

These are but a few of the descriptive terms that come to mind when thinking of this month's featured millennial: Julian Hayes.

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Our Feathered Friends

On The Road Again, I Hope
Carolina Wren
On The Road Again, I Hope

Where has Fall gone to, or maybe why is Summer hanging on so long? Is this some proof that "Global Warming" is true? El Nino? I'm not sure, but I am going to enjoy warm weather while it's here.

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Column

Putman a great songwriter, good man, humble soul
Putman a great songwriter, good man, humble soul

With the passing of Curly Putman, who died in his sleep Sunday, Lebanon lost a good man and the world lost a great storyteller.

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Guest Column

If it ain't broke
If it ain't broke

Before we get started, let me try to talk you out of buying a new computer. We have an old one which was working fine and doing everything I wanted it to do. But there was this notification which came up on the screen stating that the old software and hardware would not be supported by the company that was discontinuing its services.

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Letters to the Editor

Get out and vote
Get out and vote

I would like to encourage those who have not voted, for whatever reason, to go out and vote. We need to exercise our right and responsibility as citizens, and we must not let the recent negative publicity influence our decision in this election.

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Calendar

Community Calendar- Nov. 4
Community Calendar- Nov. 4

Community Calendar for Nov. 4

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General News

Celebrating 10 years of hope
Celebrating 10 years of hope

For the past 10 years, Brooks House, Lebanon's first shelter for women and children, has turned struggles into success stories.

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Local leaders take part in Power of TEN Summit
Local leaders take part in Power of TEN Summit

Wilson County leaders are set to participate in the POWER OF TEN Summit Wednesday at Nashville's Music City Center, taking part in discussions and special sessions on shared issues of regional importance and how to collaborate to address them and improve the region.

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Missing man found, man exposes himself to student at bus stop
Missing man found, man exposes himself to student at bus stop

Mt. Juliet police closed a perplexing missing person case this week, and opened another one after a man allegedly exposed himself to a young student waiting for her school bus to arrive.

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Mother hopes to build playground in Gladeville in son's memory
Mother hopes to build playground in Gladeville in son's memory

Tickets are on sale now for a fund-raiser, which aims to build a special playground in the Gladeville community.

The playground will be built in memory of 3-year-old Raelee Parris. Parris passed away in December 2015.

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General Sports

PHOENIX FOOTBALL -- CU falls at Faulkner
Michael Green
PHOENIX FOOTBALL -- CU falls at Faulkner

Eagles take early 17-0 lead
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Down 17-0 in the early going, a valiant Cumberland comeback fell short in a 31-28 loss to Faulkner Saturday at John Mark Stallings Field. The Phoenix had their chances, but missed a field goal in the third quarter and fumbled at the Faulkner 30 late in the contest

Shedrick Kirk returned a fumble 90 yards for a touchdown to help the Phoenix (5-5, 2-3 Mid-South) get back into the contest and Kris Parker caught a 13-yard TD pass and also recovered a fumble in the end zone for a score, but the offense was unable to get the tying or go-ahead score on two possessions in the final seven minutes.

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SOCCER -- CU men play G-Town
SOCCER -- CU men play G-Town

Friday in Bowling Green, KY
Cumberland men's soccer will face Georgetown College in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships today (Friday, Nov. 4) at 5 p.m. at Warren East High School in Bowling Green, Ky.
The Phoenix are the No. 3 seed in the conference tourney after finishing the regular season 9-6-1 overall, 5-2-0 in Mid-South play.
CU is just 3-4-0 since September 27, with all four losses to ranked opponents.

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Friday's TSSAA playoff results
Friday's TSSAA playoff results
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MR. FOOTBALL -- Four locals being considered
MR. FOOTBALL -- Four locals being considered
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Remember When...

Remember When- Nov. 4, 2016
Remember When- Nov. 4, 2016

Ladies dressed in Indian attire - 1924-1925. (Photo courtesy of the City of Lebanon Museum and History Archives)

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