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Business

First Tennessee makes gift to UWWUC
First Tennessee makes gift to UWWUC

First Tennessee Bank recently awarded United Way of Wilson County and the Upper Cumberland (UWWUC) with a check for $2,217.55, a gift made possible through the First Tennessee Foundation which gives millions of dollars each year to make local lives better in the community.

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General Lifestyle

Granville Heritage Day returns for 19th year
Granville Heritage Day returns for 19th year

Under the theme "The 1940s: A Decade of Change," the 19th Annual Granville Heritage Day will return to Jackson County on Saturday, May 27.

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Mother's Day weekend with YRGC at Valley Growers
Mother's Day weekend with YRGC at Valley Growers

Year Round Garden Club (YRGC) members Judy Sullivan and Kathy Adams, president, are planning the club's annual Mother's Day event at Valley Growers Garden Center, located at 1108 West Main Street in Lebanon.

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Mrs. Bridgewater & her chickens conquered the world
Mrs. Bridgewater & her chickens conquered the world

The name of chicken fancier Nannie Burford Bridgewater has nearly been forgotten but for a devoted band of citizens with strong sentiments for all things related to the tiny town of Dixon Springs.

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General News

Marks trust gives $1 million to local institutions
Marks trust gives $1 million to local institutions

A trust established by late Wilson County businessman William C. "Bill" Marks has gifted a total of $1 million to four local institutions.

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Saturday to be 'Day of Dreams' for Empower Me
Saturday to be 'Day of Dreams' for Empower Me

Empower Me Center will welcome the community to the second annual Day of Dreams on Saturday at Cumberland University's Nokes-Lasater Field.

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The Big Payback brings more than $100K to Wilson non-profits
The Big Payback brings more than $100K to Wilson non-profits

Generating almost $2.6 million in total for Middle Tennessee non-profit organizations earlier this month, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's fourth annual The Big Payback saw local non-profits raise nearly $117,000 during the 24-hour online giving challenge.

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General Sports

9-AAA honors Anthony Ford
Ford
9-AAA honors Anthony Ford

District Coach of the Year -
Wilson Central's Anthony Ford has been named District 9-AAA Baseball Coach of the Year.

Ford leads the Wildcats into tonight's 6 p.m. District 9-AAA championship game against Beech (6 pm at WCHS) with a record of 21-10.

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BASEBALL -- Hamilton headed to JSCC
Hamilton
BASEBALL -- Hamilton headed to JSCC

Wilson Central first baseman
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central first baseman Dawson Hamilton signed scholarship papers Thursday afternoon, May 11 to continue his education and baseball career at Jackson State Community College in Madison County.

A three-year starter at WCHS, Hamilton is a middle of the line-up hitter for the Wildcats.

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SOFTBALL -- WLocal softball at a glance
SOFTBALL -- WLocal softball at a glance

Watertown advances to Region 4-A
WATERTOWN -- Goodpasture won the District 8-A softball championship Wednesday night, defeating host Watertown 8-7 in the finals.
WHS earned a berth in the finals by eliminating Gordonsville 12-10 Wednesday afternoon -- a game that found Watertown moving ahead 4-0, then swapping the lead back and forth.
WHS scored three runs in the sixth and six more in the seventh to secure the win.

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TENNIS -- Harmon signs with Brescia
Harmon
TENNIS -- Harmon signs with Brescia

Class of 2017 LHS athlete -
Lebanon High senior Morgan Harmon (left) signed scholarship papers Thursday morning, May 11 with Brescia University, an NAIA institution in Owensboro, KY.

Harmon is the daughter of David and Jennifer Harmon.

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