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Obituaries

Charles Cline Webber
Charles Cline Webber
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Clarence Ralph Hayhurst
Clarence Ralph Hayhurst
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Houston Robinson Jr.
Houston Robinson Jr.
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Education

CU to hold leadership institute for high school juniors
CU to hold leadership institute for high school juniors

Cumberland University is set to host a four-day, three-night leadership institute on campus for high school juniors in Tennessee on June 19 through 22 and June 26 through 29, the university announced this week.

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John Sloan - Outdoors

Early Spring ponds

It was not a big pond, maybe three acres.
It had been there a long time and had been carefully stocked.
It was 30-feet deep at the deep end and the shore was full of down timber and bushes.

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Business

Yancy earns CLCS designation
Yancy
Yancy earns CLCS designation

J.M. Insurance Agency recently announced Commercial Lines Account Executive Magen M. Yancy has earned the Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation.

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General Lifestyle

W.E.B. Du Bois' first classroom
W.E.B. Du Bois' first classroom

For close to a century the rickety shack tussled in a no-holds-barred wrestling match with the elements. Perched near a spring, this unheralded historic gem might have tumbled over had a mighty gust of wind slapped it head-on.

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Our Feathered Friends

In all kinds of weather
Song sparrow
In all kinds of weather

Here is another weather break where it is so warm one day and cold the next. As I write this, it is a warm 69 degrees outside, and by tonight, it will be a cold 33 degrees. That's what they say about the weather here in Tennessee - if you don't like it, wait about 30 minutes, and it will change.

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General News

Gatlinburg rebuilds
Gatlinburg rebuilds

Local Brian Abston owns a cabin in Gatlinburg.

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Hungry for Heroes events planned
Hungry for Heroes events planned
 
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MJHS students win FFA contests
MJHS students win FFA contests

Three Mt. Juliet students used their power of speech and each snagged a top spot in a recent public speaking contest with the National FFA organization.

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Mt. Juliet commissioners agree on tentative lawsuit

With a looming March 8 court date, Monday night Mt. Juliet city commissioners tentatively agreed on a settlement with the Wilson County School Board to pay them back unpaid liquor-by-the-drink taxes.

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Traci Peel
Woman of Wilson: Traci Peel

Growing up the daughter of a United States Air Force pilot, Traci Peel was privileged to live all over the country.

"I experienced different cultures and lifestyles," she explained. However, her dream was simple. Peel just wanted to be a singer and live on a golf course.

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Government

Haslam talks gas tax at town hall
Haslam talks gas tax at town hall

The meeting, held at the Wilson County Courthouse in Lebanon, drew a large crowd eager to hear the governor's thoughts on education and public safety, with a large portion of time reserved for his proposed gas tax increase.

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Wilson Voter Handbook now available
Wilson Voter Handbook now available

The 2017-18 edition of the Wilson County Voter Handbook is now available on the Wilson County Election Commission's website at www.WilsonVotes.com.

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