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Obituaries

Adele Eddins Hodges
Adele Eddins Hodges
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Betty Jane Burton
Betty Jane Burton
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Joyce Ann Fowler
Joyce Ann Fowler
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Robbie Lee Sander
Robbie Lee Sander
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John Sloan - Outdoors

Tilapia -- never caught one

For quite some time, I have been getting reliable reports of folks catching coolers full of Tilapia.

The hot spot, pun intended, has been the waters of the Gallatin Steam Plant. That is logical since they, the Tilapia, do not survive well in waters below 70 degrees.

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General Lifestyle

Love is not blind
Love is not blind

At 21, Lacey Taylor married her high school sweetheart, Chris Buchanan. A year later, she had earned her pre-law degree at Middle Tennessee State University, was prepared to enter Nashville School of Law and discovered she was expecting their first child. And then their world turned upside down.

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Top Stories-Slideshow

New Year, new you
Photo by Dallus Whitfield: Will Taylor trains at Sports Village Fitness.
New Year, new you

Two local fitness centers are offering programs to help folks reach their health and wellness goals in 2017.

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General News

Brazen robber holds up MJ CVS in Target
Brazen robber holds up MJ CVS in Target

Pills were the target of a brazen robber who hit the CVS Pharmacy located in the South Mt. Juliet Target at dusk Sunday.

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County school officials to reevaluate snow day procedures

There was a lot of Saturday morning quarterbacking going on this weekend with Wilson County school officials, who basically said in hindsight they should have made the call to keep school closed Friday. They said they would recalibrate specific decision-making snow-related policies for the future.

Erring on the side of caution Friday would have prevented a lot of anxiety and social media venting from irritated and worried parents. However, school officials said while the wrong call was made, they are meeting this week to reevaluate snow day procedures and work toward future best and safest decisions as possible.

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Flames consume MJ home in frigid temperatures Saturday
Flames consume MJ home in frigid temperatures Saturday

Mt. Juliet officials said a Saturday afternoon fire that almost completely destroyed a Mt. Juliet home originated in the garage.

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MJ squires quash 313-townhome project
Photo by Laurie Everett
MJ squires quash 313-townhome project

In an organized protest against proposed townhomes near their Northtown Mt. Juliet neighborhood, dozens of residents waved yellow flyers that said "no" at Monday's city commission meeting.

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General Sports

McCabe earns TSWA weekly honor
Sally McCabe
McCabe earns TSWA weekly honor

Former Mt. Juliet High standout
Belmont University's Sally McCabe garnered Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors Tuesday, Jan. 110.

The Mt. Juliet High graduate averaging 15.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.5 blocks in a pair of victories for the Bruins.

McCabe posted 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocks in a 71-66 victory over UT Martin.

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WEEKEND BOYS HOOPS --
WEEKEND BOYS HOOPS --

Central downs Rossview
GLADEVILLE -- Host Wilson Central held off a late Rossview run for a 58-47 win over the Hawks in Saturday's Wilson County Showcase.
The Wildcats, now 11-7 overall, went 11-for-11 at the free throw line in the final eight minutes to clinch the victory.
Colt Booth finished with 20 points for Central while Zay Kern had eight and Kito Aruh seven.
On Friday night, the Wildcats went on the road for a 57-39 victory at Portland.
Kene Aruh led the way with 13 points, Naz Czeskleba and Booth each had 11.
Central plays at Mt. Juliet Tuesday, Jan. 17.

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Rhonda Manous
Mike and Rhonda Manous
Woman of Wilson: Rhonda Manous

Rhonda and Michael Manous have made a very positive mark on the Wilson County community.

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