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General News

Tax-free weekend starts Friday

Tennessee’s 9th annual Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m., Friday, Aug. 1, and end at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 3.

MJ Commission renews city manager's contract

MT. JULIET -- Mt. Juliet City Commission renewed City Manager Kenny Martin’s contract Monday night and authorized him to facilitate construction of a new sidewalk that will make it safer for students to walk to and from Mt. Juliet High School on Golden Bear Gateway.

Early voting results show interesting turnouts

Only four days remain for early voting in the County General/Federal & State Primary Aug. 7 election, and results so far show some interesting turnout numbers for certain races.

Man injured in shooting, suspect sought

A man shot multiple times Monday night is already out of the hospital as an investigation into the incident continues.

General Sports

Stephen Pryor traded to Twins

Stephen Pryor traded to Twins
Stephen Pryor

FORMER FCS PITCHING STANDOUT
The Minnesota Twins announced Thursday afternoon, July 24 that they have traded designated hitter Kendrys Morales to the Seattle Mariners for reliever Stephen Pryor.

Local swimmer headed to Zone Championships

Competition opens July 28 in Texas
Lebanon swimmer Julia Jane Eskew has been selected for the 2014 Zone Championship Team to be held in San Antonio, Texas July 28 through August 3.

Former MJ ace hired at USC-Upstate

Former MJ ace hired at USC-Upstate
Kenzie Roark

Kenzie Roark will coach pitchers
Spartanburg, S.C. -- Former Mt. Juliet High all-stater and Virginia Tech record setter Kenzie Roark has been hired as the pitching coach for the University of South Carolina Upstate Spartans.
    
Born in Nashville, Roark grew up in Mt. Juliet. She graduated from Mt. Juliet High and helped lead the Lady Bears to two state runner-up finishes.

LBA 12U Americans earn state crown

LBA 12U Americans earn state crown
Kameron Bond

NEXT UP, "O" ZONE WORLD SERIES
SWEETWATER -- Powered by 12 hits and three homers, the Lebanon Americans rolled to a 13-0 win over their rival Lebanon Americans in Tuesday’s championship game of the 12U Dixie “O” Zone State Tournament at the Sweetwater Recreation Complex.
    
The all-Lebanon final came on the heels of Sunday’s 1-0 win by the Lebanon Lions over Putnam County in the championship game of the 15U Babe Ruth State Tournament -- giving the Baird Park Complex two state crowns.

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