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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...

FCS student launches social media marketing company

He goes to bed at 8 nearly every night and his feet hit the floor around 4 a.m. Then, it's perusing the Internet for the latest in news and business. Next, it's a few chapters from books penned by his would-be mentors, such a...

General News

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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Suspect identified, transported to jail

Suspect identified, transported to jail

Lebanon Police have identified the suspect from Monday's officer-involved shooting as 24-year-old Christian Whitten Galindo.

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Music City Star to run for wine festival

Music City Star to run for wine festival

When A Toast to Tennessee Wine Festival makes its debut at the Wilson County Expo Center on April 29, Wilson County, RTA and the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce will offer a train ride to the event on the Music City Star.

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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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REPEAT HONOREE -- Austin Krajnak

Krajnak
Krajnak

Takes MSC weekly award again --
Cumberland's Austin Krajnak repeated as the Mid-South Conference Player of the Week award winner on Monday, batting .476 with four home runs and nine RBIs in seven games for the Phoenix.

The Little Elm, Texas, native belted home runs in all three games of the weekend series against Georgetown College, including a game-winning two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth in the second game of the series.

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