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Opinion

A good neighbor
A good neighbor

National Random Acts of Kindness Day is Friday, Feb. 17. I'd like to share something that brightened my day recently in hopes that others will be encouraged to "pay it forward."

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Our Feathered Friends

Is It Spring Yet?
Brown Thrasher
Is It Spring Yet?

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

Circumstances cause local church to cancel Great Easter Bash
Circumstances cause local church to cancel Great Easter Bash

The Great Easter Bash at Charlie Daniels Park has been cancelled by its host this year. Friendship Community Church has sponsored the Easter egg hunt the past 10 years and Senior Pastor Michael DiMarco said the decision to cancel was a very difficult choice, but necessary for a number of reasons.

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Helping kids heal
Helping kids heal

Child Advocacy Center's Chocolate Affair fundraiser set for April 1

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Jennings selected as Library Roast honoree
Jennings selected as Library Roast honoree

Longtime Watertown Mayor Mike Jennings will be honored at the 2017 Wilson County Library Roast.

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Property taxes stay for fire protection only

Monday night Mt. Juliet city squires reversed a first reading ordinance vote and decided city property taxes will remain dedicated to fire protection exclusively.

At their last meeting their majority vote was to roll the emergency services fund comprised only of city property tax revenue into the general fund with the thought the growing fire department should not be strapped exclusively to city property tax revenue.

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Suspects use stolen credit card in Mt. Juliet
Suspects use stolen credit card in Mt. Juliet

Surveillance cameras at Providence Marketplace clearly captured images of two suspects pushing carts full of merchandise they purchased on a stolen credit card they allegedly stole from a car in Gallatin on Feb. 12.

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General Sports

9-AAA HOOPS -- Tourney at a glance
9-AAA HOOPS -- Tourney at a glance

(boys) Lebanon 68, Portland 21
LEBANON -- Host and top-seeded Lebanon High wasted no time disposing of No. 8 seeded Portland Friday night, Feb. 17, dispatching the Panthers 68-21 in the quarterfinals of the District 9-AAA tournament at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium.
The Blue Devils (20-7 overall) put the game out of reach with an 18-2 start and quickly moved ahead 36-9 at intermission.

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CU FOOTBALL -- Suber promotes assistants
Bustle & Luce
CU FOOTBALL -- Suber promotes assistants

Co-offensive coordinators
LEBANON -- Cumberland football coach Donnie Suber is promoting from within his existing staff to fill the vacancy created by the recent departure of offensive coordinator Dewayne Alexander.

Alexander resigned last week to take over the offensive line at East Tennessee State.

"I'm promoting Brad Bustle and Nathan Luce to 'co-coordinators'," Suber said Wednesday afternoon.

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STATE WRESTLING -- Update
STATE WRESTLING -- Update

Seven locals still in contention
FRANKLIN -- Wilson County has seen four local boys advance to the semifinals of their respective weight classes in the TSSAA Class AAA state championships being held at the Williamson County Ag. Expo Center.

Semifinals start at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Parking is an additional $5.

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8-A HOOPS -- Tigers win district title
8-A HOOPS -- Tigers win district title

Boys & girls will host region openers
HENDERSONVILLE -- Three Purple Tigers scored in double figures lifting Watertown High to a 65-61 victory over No. 1-seeded Goodpasture Saturday, Feb. 18 at Merrol Hyde Magnet School. With the win, WHS improved to 23-6 on the season and clinched the District 8-A tournament championship.

Coach Matt Bradshaw's squad will be back in action Saturday, Feb. 25 for a first round home game in the Region 4-A tournament.

The Purple Tigers got away from their fullcourt, trapping defense against Goodpasture and the tactic seemed to work as WHS built a 46-30 third quarter lead.

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