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Obituaries

James M. Bradshaw
James M. Bradshaw
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Louis Lipscomb Cage Jr.
Louis Lipscomb Cage Jr.
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Vernie Lee Ritchie
Vernie Lee Ritchie
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Education

Vol State plans High School Music Day
Vol State plans High School Music Day

Many musicians enjoy learning new skills and finding creative ways to express themselves, and that's the goal behind the new High School Music Day at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin.

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John Sloan - Outdoors

Compilation: luck or skill?

Story I heard, is this: James Jordan was walking down a railroad track in Wisconsin. It was in 1914. He saw a big deer, shot it. He had never seen it before. It was later proclaimed, the world record whitetail.

Many years later, 2014, I think, guy named Hansen is on a deer drive up in Saskatchewan. Sees a big buck running by him and shoots him. New world record.

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Business

Pillow promoted to VP at First Freedom Bank
Pillow
Pillow promoted to VP at First Freedom Bank

Matt Pillow has been promoted to vice president of First Freedom Bank, according to John Lancaster, chairman and CEO.

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TriStar Summit CEO Whitehorn to retire
Whitehorn
TriStar Summit CEO Whitehorn to retire

TriStar Health recently announced the retirement of TriStar Summit Medical Center CEO Jeff Whitehorn, effective May 31.

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Wilson Bank & Trust promotes duBarry to senior VP
Wilson Bank & Trust promotes duBarry to senior VP

Wilson Bank & Trust Director of Technology Mark duBarry has been promoted to senior vice president, bank officials recently announced.

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General Lifestyle

Granville cuts ribbon on state museum exhibit
Granville cuts ribbon on state museum exhibit

The historic Jackson County community of Granville recently held the grand opening ribbon cutting for its "Memories of the 1940s" celebration and the Tennessee State Museum exhibit, "Slaves & Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation."

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Hurricane Creek cabin revival
Hurricane Creek cabin revival

Most folks would hate seeing their family's old home place coming to the ground.

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Our Feathered Friends

Snow Birds In The Snow
Hermit Thrush
Snow Birds In The Snow

I awoke too early this past Saturday morning and peeked out the window, expecting to see rain. It was dry and I decided to go back to bed because it would be another couple of hours sleep that I could get before Anthony Gray shows up for our birdwatching excursion.

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Snowbirds of a feather
Snowbirds of a feather

I awoke too early this past Saturday morning and peeked out the window, expecting to see rain. It was dry, and I decided to go back to bed because it would be another couple of hours of sleep I could get before Anthony Gray showed up for our birdwatching excursion. When I woke up later, the ground was almost white with snow. Looking out my kitchen window, I could see that I must have been the only one feeding the birds in my neighborhood.

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General News

Del Webb turns 10
Del Webb turns 10

Hundreds mingled and explored at a lavish event held at the Del Webb Lake Providence 10th Year Anniversary Celebration Friday and Saturday.

The event, replete with live entertainment, tons of refreshments, demonstrations and dozens of club displays, filled the entire Club House of the 55-up lifestyle community that made its home in south Mt. Juliet a decade ago.

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MJPD detective honored by U.S. attorney
Hambrick and DeRiggi
MJPD detective honored by U.S. attorney

Mt. Juliet Police Detective Frank DeRiggi was recently honored by the United States Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney David Rivera at a ceremony in Nashville.

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Public invited to weigh in on West Side Park design
Public invited to weigh in on West Side Park design

The initial design for the new West Side Park at Hamilton Springs will be available for public comment and feedback during an open house on Thursday, March 30, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Lebanon City Hall.

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Shine the Light on Child Abuse April 29th
Shine the Light on Child Abuse April 29th

Through the Keith Edmonds Foundation, Edmonds has established the inaugural Joshua Osborne Award. The award will be presented to whichever Wilson County or Lebanon Special School has the largest percentage of participation at an upcoming Child Abuse Awareness event Edmonds is hosting at Cumberland University on Saturday, April 29th.

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General Sports

FOOTBALL -- Williams flips commitment
Williams
FOOTBALL -- Williams flips commitment

Will walk on at Memphis
After several weeks of soul searching, Wilson Central's all-state punter Adam Williams has changed his mind about walking on at Tennessee.

The 6-5, 210-pound Williams has decided to enroll at the University of Memphis this fall as a preferred walk on.

Williams made his decision public via his Twitter account over the weekend.

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Dr. Cristy Stumb
Woman of Wilson: Dr. Cristy Stumb

There's a saying: Beauty is nothing without brains.

The accomplished Dr. Cristy Stumb has both. Add in her six years of military service in the Tennessee National Guard, and you have the complete package - beauty, brains, and brawn.

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