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Making music where the sun don't shine

Two years ago, when Lebanon chiropractor Cris Corley began to envision the upcoming solar eclipse he saw light in the darkness. And then he heard a bluegrass tune playing in his head. Sharing his epiphany with friend John Wal...

Making teachers smile

Teachers in Wilson County have until Monday, Aug. 21 to share how they would use an extra $100 in their classrooms. Twenty-five educators will then be selected to receive a hundred bucks each, thanks to a group of dentists wh...

General News

County schools prep for Monday teacher shortage

County schools prep for Monday teacher shortage

According to Wilson County Schools spokesperson Jennifer Johnson, the school system's central office has begun to receive notice from teachers who intend to take a sick day on Monday, August 21, the date of the upcoming solar eclipse.

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School board member's last-ditch effort to close school Eclipse day fails

On Monday, a Wilson County School Board member made a motion to reconsider and close county schools on Eclipse Day.

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CedarStone to close one hour during Eclipse

CedarStone to close one hour during Eclipse

CedarStone Bank plans on the bank closing this coming Monday for one hour so that employees and customers may enjoy the upcoming solar eclipse.

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Fair begins Friday

Fair begins Friday

Wilson County Fair President Randall Clemons invited media to a Press Day on Tuesday at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center where he showcased the Wilson County Expo Center - the new home to all fair pageants - and discussed putting safety first.

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General Sports

CU to add men's volleyball

Slaughter
Slaughter

Fall of 2018 is targeted --
Kathy Slaughter will move into the role of Director of Volleyball, continuing as head coach of women's volleyball and overseeing the hiring of a coach and implementation of a men's volleyball program set to begin play in Fall 2018, announced Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan this week.

Slaughter enters her third season as head coach at Cumberland but is no stranger to the sport, earning All-Conference honors at CU before serving five years as an assistant coach at her alma mater.

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SOCCER -- Thursday's prep summaries

Parsons & Aric
Parsons & Aric

Mt. Juliet 5, Wilson Central 2 -
Mt. Juliet improved to 2-0 on the season following Thursday's 5-2 home win over Wilson Central.
Leading 2-1 at intermission, the Lady Bears scored three second half goals to put the game on ice.
Maya Bender and Ally Cole each scored twice for the winners while Haleigh Walker added a goal.

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Tuesday's prep soccer & volleyball

Tuesday's prep soccer & volleyball

Soccer -- Cookeville 5, Lebanon 2 -
Lebanon High's soccer team dropped a 5-2 home loss to Cookeville High Tuesday, Aug. 15.

CHS pulled ahead 3-0 in the first half before Lebanon ninth grader Isabella Simmons scored twice on assists from Ashley Grimes and Danielle Redmond.

Cookeville tallied another goal with 2:59 left in the period and took a 4-2 lead into intermission.

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CU SOCCER -- Ladies are again in Top 25

CU SOCCER -- Ladies are again in Top 25

Ranked No. 16 in NAIA --
Cumberland women's soccer is ranked 16th in the NAIA Preseason Coaches' Poll released Tuesday, Aug. 15 the fifth consecutive season the Phoenix have appeared in the Preseason Top 25.

First-year head coach Brian Davies returns 13 letterwinners and eight starters from last season's club that finished 13-5-2 overall and tied for second in the Mid-South with a 5-1-1 mark.

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