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Obituaries

Audrey Janet Mathis
Audrey Janet Mathis
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Education

It's cool to be kind
It's cool to be kind

If you needed a hug or simply a smile or sweetly written note, Lakeview Elementary was the place to be this week. If you drove past the school, a huge display of the word "Kindness" adorned the fence.

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Business

Holden to serve as 2017 Bar Association President
Holden to serve as 2017 Bar Association President

The 15th Judicial District Bar Association recently appointed a new president, Travenia A. Holden.

Holden previously served as vice president, treasurer and secretary for the organization, which aims to promote and connect legal professionals for the greater good of the community.

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Oakley named Wilson Bank & Trust's first chief operating officer
Oakley named Wilson Bank & Trust's first chief operating officer

Wilson Bank & Trust has promoted Clark Oakley to executive vice president and chief operating officer, officials recently announced.

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General Lifestyle

Lure of the Hunt
Gibby Gibson
Lure of the Hunt

You might not believe that chatting about ancient artificial fishing baits could make a man laugh and cry at the same time.

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Our Feathered Friends

Little Wobbly in the Knees
Sharp Shinned Hawk
Little Wobbly in the Knees

Where in the world did this 70 degree weather come from, here in the middle of January? I am not complaining. Could this be a portion of global warming? Some scientist say so, while others do not agree. I think we will enjoy it while we can.

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General News

Accident claims WHS student, Katie Wilson
Katie Wilson
Accident claims WHS student, Katie Wilson

Popular sophomore softball player
WATERTOWN - Watertown High Principal Jeff Luttrell confirmed grief counselors from other Wilson County schools were on his campus Friday following the passing of sophomore Katie Wilson.

A member of the Lady Tigers softball team and an officer with Future Farmers of America, Wilson, 16, was removed from life support Thursday night at a Nashville hospital after suffering a traumatic brain injury earlier in the week.

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Indecent exposure suspect arrested in MJ
Indecent exposure suspect arrested in MJ

Mt. Juliet police said a 51-year-old Crossville man allegedly exposed and fondled himself to a female at the South Mt. Juliet Sonic in December and was found and arrested at Providence Marketplace Wednesday.

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Squires work to unhinge MJFD from tax revenue stream

Mt. Juliet city property taxes collected previously and dedicated solely for fire service may now go into the city's general fund if approved on second reading in three weeks.

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Wilson County CASA receives The Healing Trust grant
Wilson County CASA receives The Healing Trust grant

Wilson County CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) recently received a $21,000 grant from The Healing Trust and plans to use the funds to train and support volunteers to become advocates for children in court who have been abused or neglected.

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General Sports

WRESTLING -- Two local teams earn state berths
WRESTLING -- Two local teams earn state berths

Central, MJHS finish 1, 2 in region
CLARKSVILLE -- It was a history-making night Thursday, jan. 26 for local high school wrestling as two Wilson County teams earned berths in the TSSAA Dual State Tournament Feb. 3 and 4 at the Williamson County Expo Center.

Wilson Central (now 37-8) will be returning to the state duals for the sixth consecutive year on the heels of a 60-15 victory over Mt. Juliet in the Region 7 finals -- hosted by Northwest High School.

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BASEBALL -- WC's Hill signs with MMI
BASEBALL -- WC's Hill signs with MMI

Wilson Central pitching standout
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central senior Ryan Hill signed a National Junior College Athletic Association national letter of intent with Marion Military Institute (Ala.) Friday morning, Jan. 27.

Hill, a righthanded pitcher, is the son of Rob and Tammy Hill.

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CU HOOPS -- Phoenix sweeps at Life Univ.
CU HOOPS -- Phoenix sweeps at Life Univ.

Women move to 15-5 overall
MARIETTA, Ga. - Cumberland's basketball teams swept a pair of Mid-South Conference games Thursday, Jan. 26 -- picking up wins over Life University at the The Eagles' Nest.

The 14th-ranked CU women used a 13-2 run in the second half to break open the game and Taliah Moore tied season-highs with 23 points and 12 rebounds in a 65-46 victory in Thursday's opener.

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