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C. A. Dobbs
C. A. Dobbs
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James Skid Williams
James Skid Williams
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Norma Kay Brinkhurst
Norma Kay Brinkhurst
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Education

MJHS FFA chapter places at national event
MJHS FFA chapter places at national event

Members of the Mt. Juliet High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter were one of 36 teams that recently participated in the National FFA Agricultural Issues Forum Career Development Event (CDE) held in conjunction with the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.

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Business

Cracker Barrel welcomes stockholders to annual meeting
Cracker Barrel welcomes stockholders to annual meeting

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store shareholders journeyed to Lebanon headquarters on Thursday for their annual meeting.

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General Lifestyle

Allisons celebrate 50th anniversary
Allisons celebrate 50th anniversary

Family and friends of Watertown's Bob and Brenda Allison gathered Sunday afternoon, Nov. 6, to help celebrate the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration was held at First Baptist Church, Watertown. SUBMITTED

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Guest Column

Debunking the Pumpkin
Debunking the Pumpkin

About this time of year I start scratching my head thinking about winter and wondering how severe it will be. I've heard all types of folklore predictions of the upcoming season but have no confidence in any of the natural methods to tell me what to look for.

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Calendar

Community Calendar- Nov. 18, 2016
Community Calendar- Nov. 18, 2016

Calendar for Nov. 18

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General News

A bucket, a pole and a friend
A bucket, a pole and a friend

He'd go down there, to the dock, and sit on an upturned plastic bucket.

Simple. He was an angler in the first degree. Nothing fancy.

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Cupid drops by the senior center
Cupid drops by the senior center

When Don and Fannie Golden started coming to the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center, they were perfect strangers. Today, they are the perfect couple.

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Historic Places Tour to celebrate Cumberland University
Historic Places Tour to celebrate Cumberland University

Historic Lebanon recently announced the ninth annual Historic Places Tour, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3, from 5 until 8:30 p.m., will celebrate Cumberland University's 175th year and its importance to Lebanon and the development of the city's neighborhoods.

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Hundreds line route for Fallen Soldiers March
Hundreds line route for Fallen Soldiers March

West Elementary students welcomed special guests, The Fallen Soldiers March, to their school on Veterans Day.

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Lebanon readies for 'A Toyland Christmas' parade
Lebanon readies for 'A Toyland Christmas' parade

Sponsored by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lebanon, the city's annual Christmas parade is set for Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.

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Local dancers to perform in Nashville Ballet's 'Nashville's Nutcracker'
Local dancers to perform in Nashville Ballet's 'Nashville's Nutcracker'

Nashville Ballet has selected 11 dancers from Wilson County to perform Dec. 3 through 23 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's (TPAC) Jackson Hall as a part of the youth cast for "Nashville's Nutcracker."

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Local youth participates in Louisville livestock expo
Local youth participates in Louisville livestock expo

Six-year-old Addison Major, originally from Lebanon, helps behind the scenes for the All American Jersey Show during the 2016 North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Major has attended NAILE since she was an infant. SUBMITTED

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MJ Turkey Trot 5K registration open
MJ Turkey Trot 5K registration open

Two Rivers Ford presents the 7th Annual Turkey Trot 5K and Family Fun Run on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24.

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Reflections of a window artist
Reflections of a window artist
Cheryl Jenkins works on adding some seasonal decor to the windows of Bountiful Acres on West Main Street. The artisan started painting as a teenager doing T-shirts. To see more of Jenkins work, look for her on Facebook at Artistic Touch by Cheryl. 
DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post

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Thanksgiving of many colors
Thanksgiving of many colors

Cumberland University nursing student Sara Page hangs a ribbon on the line as part of Gratitude on the Green. Passing students stop and write what they are thankful for on colorful ribbons that are hung on the front lawn of Memorial Hall. The display of appreciation originated from the art department and instructor Peg Fredi, according to art student David Huffman. With a thousand ribbons already up, students plan on keeping it going until Thanksgiving. Huffman added the project was to "spread the love."

DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post

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General Sports

Colder Weather Is Coming
Great Egret
Colder Weather Is Coming

There was frost upon the pumpkin this morning and I was happy that I didn't have to get out that early. I will hope that I can hit the Powerball so I can move to Daytona Beach Florida. Just a dream, maybe.

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Elections/Politics

Black offering tickets to Trump's inauguration
Black offering tickets to Trump's inauguration

Congressman Diane Black has formally invited Tennesseans to attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017.

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Government

Wilson receives Governor's ThreeStar Award
Wilson receives Governor's ThreeStar Award

Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development recently presented ThreeStar awards at the 2016 Governor's Conference on Economic and Community Development in Nashville, where Wilson County garnered an award.

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Remember When...

Remember When- Nov. 18, 2016
Remember When- Nov. 18, 2016

Former Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce presidents: (Front row) John Hatcher, Comer Donnell, Bill Bell, Jesse Coe, J.B. Leftwich, Randall Clemons, Bob VanHooser. (Back row) Don McDougle, Jim Mills, Bill McDowell, Mike Baker, Tony Shipp, Don Simpson, Max Smith, Ted Aulds, Nelson Steed, Charles Bradley, David Foutch, Wendell Kopp, Jim Lancaster and Eddie Callis.

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