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Obituaries

Barry Hardy, 63
Barry Hardy
Barry Hardy, 63

Longtime local baseball umpire
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Dec. 3 at Victory Baptist Church (1777 Tate Lane Mt. Juliet) for longtime youth umpire Barry Hardy, 63, of Lebanon.

A graduate of Mt. Juliet High School where he played football for the Golden Bears, Mr. Hardy died Nov. 26 at Skyline Medical Center Hospice-Madison Campus.

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Fred Flippen
Fred Flippen
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Juanita Marie Mills
Juanita Marie Mills
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Education

$10,000 scholarship giveaway returns
$10,000 scholarship giveaway returns

The TNStars College Savings 529 Program recently announced the return of its most popular scholarship giveaway, the TNStars, 10 Kid: $10,000 Scholarship Giveaway. This month, 10 Tennessee kids will win a $1,000 scholarship into a TNStars account, just for entering online.

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MJ, school board still at odds over back-taxes owed
MJ, school board still at odds over back-taxes owed

Mt. Juliet City Commissioners discussed at length Monday night their response to the Wilson County School Board's rejection of their recent counter-offer to settle a lawsuit regarding the city's owed unpaid liquor-by-the drink taxes.

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General Lifestyle

Gone - but not forgotten
Gone - but not forgotten

A 4-foot-high granite monument recently went up in Ellabell, Georgia. It stands at attention near the site of the former Black Creek Elementary School.

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Our Feathered Friends

Into the Sunrise
Green Heron
Into the Sunrise

I almost hated to see the freezing temperatures down in the mid 20's as everything that has grown since spring is dead. I had a wonderful success with my Butterfly garden and am looking forward to doing it all over again next year.

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Guest Column

Good people make the world go round
Good people make the world go round

This message goes out to all the good-hearted people who on a daily basis make the world a better place in which to live. These are the people who give of their time, sweat, energy, money, love and son just for the betterment of our society - and all from the goodness of their hearts.

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Many benefits of dining in together
Many benefits of dining in together

Dine-In Challenge set for Saturday

Think back. When was the last time your family gathered together for a family meal? If your last family meal seems like a distant memory, you can make a change by participating in the Dine-In Challenge on Family and Consumer Sciences Day.

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Quest for Fall colors
Quest for Fall colors

When there is something beautiful in nature, I want to enjoy it and hold onto it. This fall, as I searched the roadsides for color among the trees, it was beginning to look as if everything was dried up - going from gray to brown instead of the beautiful colors of orange and red seen in falls past. Linda and I went on bike rides into the hills of Middle Tennessee trying to flush out some unusual trees hopefully holding on to their traditional fall plumage that would make us look up in delight.

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The great thing about gratefulness
The great thing about gratefulness

The sights and sounds of the holidays are all around us. It started before our Halloween candy had even been devoured. Turkeys, trees, candles and lights have popped up everywhere you look and will be with us through the start of the New Year.

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FRIDAY HOOPS -- MJHS hosts Lebanon
FRIDAY HOOPS -- MJHS hosts Lebanon
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General News

'Almost beyond description'
'Almost beyond description'

Local deputy chief and team return from 'haunting' mountain in flames

Local firefighters who returned home yesterday from the fire-devastated Gatlinburg are almost at a loss for words to describe the horrific aftermath on the mountain from the raging firestorm that ravaged much of that resort city.

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Barrett Firearms donates rifle to WCSO
Barrett Firearms donates rifle to WCSO

Barrett Firearms Senior Vice President of Finance Sam Shallenberger, right, recently presented a Barrett REC7 DI rifle to Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan and the Wilson County Sheriff's Office.

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Corrections officer, former WCSO officer arrested
Corrections officer, former WCSO officer arrested

Wilson County deputies arrested a Rutherford County Sheriff's corrections officer after a lengthy sex abuse investigation. The suspect faces sex charges involving a minor, according to detectives.

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Home sweet, historic home
Home sweet, historic home

The 9th Annual Historic Places Tour is set for Saturday, Dec. 3.

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Kiwanis donates to Christmas For All
Kiwanis donates to Christmas For All

Longtime Kiwanis Club of Lebanon member Jim Harding, left, recently spoke to his fellow club members about Toys for Tots and Wilson County Christmas for All, two longstanding programs in Wilson County that help provide Christmas toys for children who might not otherwise receive gifts during the holidays.

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Lebanon Christmas Parade set for Sunday
Lebanon Christmas Parade set for Sunday

Dec. 4, at 2 p.m.
In traditional fashion, the parade will travel from the former Lebanon High School location, down Park Avenue to East Main Street and around the Lebanon Public Square.
From there the parade will travel down West Main Street before coming to a halt in the D.T. McCall & Sons parking lot.

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Local company to 'Fill a Camper' for Gatlinburg
Local company to 'Fill a Camper' for Gatlinburg

Local business Cedar City RV, in conjunction with WANT 98.9FM, launched the "Fill a Camper for Gatlinburg" project this week.

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Local foundation collecting donations for foster kids
Local foundation collecting donations for foster kids

The Keith Edmonds Foundation is on a mission to Share Holiday Joy.

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Locals making a tradition of giving back
Locals making a tradition of giving back

Members of Omega Psi Phi, Earl Berry Jr. and Andre Davis, with the assistance of other families and individuals, took it upon themselves to give back during the holidays for the second year.

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Petco donates $5K to New Leash
Petco donates $5K to New Leash

Lebanon's New Leash on Life announced this week it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its adoption center animals' medical needs, which will allow for reduced adoption fees.

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Wilson Warrior Foundation to host annual breakfast
Wilson Warrior Foundation to host annual breakfast

A group of veterans and citizens formed to raise funds to assist military service members and their families place a name on the Wilson County Veterans Plaza monument walls will host its fourth annual breakfast fund-raiser on Saturday, Dec. 10.

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General Sports

WRESTLING -- WCHS moves to 6-0
Kramer
WRESTLING -- WCHS moves to 6-0

Kramer notches 500th career win
MURFREESBORO -- Wilson Central moved to 6-0 on the dual wrestling season after picking up three wins Thursday, Dec. 1 in a quad meet at Siegel High School.

The second match of the evening with Ravenwood marked John Kramer's 500th victory as a high school coach.

Wilson Central returns to the mat Saturday as the Wildcats wrestle in the Tullahoma Duals.

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CU HOOPS -- Thursday split at Campbellsville
CU HOOPS -- Thursday split at Campbellsville

Phoenix post 72-69 victory
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - Diondrey Holt netted 18 points and Delaryn Dodd posted 15 points and seven rebounds, including a huge board on a missed 1-and-1 in the final seconds as Cumberland came away with a 72-69 victory over 11th-ranked Campbellsville in men's basketball action Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Powell Athletic Center.

Cumberland (4-5 overall, 1-1 MSC) put together a 15-5 run in the middle of the second half, including two jumpers from Cameron Johnson and two dunks by Dodd, and Jamonte Graham nailed a 3-pointer from the wing for a 61-49 advantage with 7:35 remaining.

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Remember When...

Remember When- Dec. 2, 2016
Remember When- Dec. 2, 2016

Horn Springs Hotel and Resort stood for more than 100 years as a prominent Middle Tennessee relaxation point. Located about 5 miles west of Lebanon, the resort was frequented by weekend visitors who traveled by train from Nashville and points west of the hotel.

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