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Oak Ridge Boys back by popular demand

Wilson County Fair Board Vice President Jimmy Comer announced Thursday that the Oak Ridge Boys would once again headline the Bates Ford Concert Series during the 2017 Wilson County Fair.

Storeowner reflects on mission to aid Oklahoma fire victims

Lending a helping hand to fellow farmers was a moving experience for Jennifer Burns and Shea Hutsenpiller. Last Friday the friends packed up and headed west to aid those who lost everything in the wildfires that destroyed 2 m...

General News

Rash of robberies bleed into MJ

Sunday and Monday consecutive armed robberies in Mt. Juliet proper may be "bleed overs" from Nashville area crimes, police say.

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Bountiful plants await gardeners at MJHS

Bountiful plants await gardeners at MJHS

For everyone itching to burst their green thumb and dig in the dirt this spring with bountiful flowers and veggies, there's a greenhouse waiting your arrival.

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Welcome home Vietnam vets event Saturday

Welcome home Vietnam vets event Saturday

The community will have the chance to say "Thank you" and finally "officially" welcome home Vietnam veterans at the 2nd annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event Saturday at Charlie Daniels Park at 10 a.m.

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Cheetahs and Sabres headed to Disney in May

Cheetahs and Sabres headed to Disney in May

The cheerleaders have several fundraisers planned to help them get there.

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General Sports

CU BASKETBALL -- NAIA honors Holt, Jr.

Holt, Jr.
Holt, Jr.

Honorable mention All-America --
Cumberland junior Diondrey Holt, Jr., earned Honorable Mention All-America accolades Thursday, as announced by the national office.

Players were selected by the NAIA-Men's Basketball Coaches Association All-America Committee.

The Louisville, Ky., native posted 18.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.96 assists per game this season, netting 20-plus points in 11 contests, including a season-best 33 points in January versus Lindsey Wilson.

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CU HOOPS -- Bowers nets NAIA honor

Bowers
Bowers

Third team All-America --
The 2017 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball All-America Team was released Thursday afternoon and Cumberland's Nicole Bowers landed a spot on the third team. A graduate of Nashville's Hillsboro High, she was also named First Team All Mid-South Conference.

Bowers averaged 14.8 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, ranking fourth in the Mid-South in points and leading the league in rebounding.

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District 9-AAA tennis --

District 9-AAA tennis --

Central sweeps LHS Wednesday --
LEBANON -- The Wilson Central tennis teams swept a pair of District 9-AAA matches from host Lebanon High Wednesday afternoon at the Boyd-Rushing Courts.

The Wildcats claimed a hard-fought 4-3 win over Lebanon with senior Houston Wood pulling out the deciding match with a 7-5, 6-3 decision over LHS junior John Kelley.

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BASEBALL -- Lebanon blanks MJCA

BASEBALL -- Lebanon blanks MJCA

WCIT opens Thursday, March 23
LEBANON -- Lebanon High tuned up for the annual Wilson County Invitational with an 8-0 victory over Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Wednesday, March 22 at Brent Foster Field.

Blue Devil pitchers Evan Britt and JaKeese Turner combined for a five-hit shutout. Britt started and struck out nine in four innings of work to get the decision. Turner added three strikeouts in his three inning stint.

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