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Child Advocacy Center's Chocolate Affair fundraiser set for April 1

Jennings selected as Library Roast honoree

Longtime Watertown Mayor Mike Jennings will be honored at the 2017 Wilson County Library Roast.

W.E.B. Du Bois' first classroom

For close to a century the rickety shack tussled in a no-holds-barred wrestling match with the elements. Perched near a spring, this unheralded historic gem might have tumbled over had a mighty gust of wind slapped it head-on...

General News

J.W. Brown funeral is Feb. 21

Mr. Brown
Mr. Brown

Longtime insurance executive
LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. J. W. Brown, 88, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Fairview Church with Dr. Jon Akin and Dr. Rocky Ramsey officiating.
Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Monday between the hours of 4-7 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and Tuesday after 9 a.m. at the church.

Mr. Brown of Lebanon passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at his home, with the buttercups in full bloom.

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Suspects use stolen credit card in Mt. Juliet

Suspects use stolen credit card in Mt. Juliet

Surveillance cameras at Providence Marketplace clearly captured images of two suspects pushing carts full of merchandise they purchased on a stolen credit card they allegedly stole from a car in Gallatin on Feb. 12.

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Property taxes stay for fire protection only

Monday night Mt. Juliet city squires reversed a first reading ordinance vote and decided city property taxes will remain dedicated to fire protection exclusively.

At their last meeting their majority vote was to roll the emergency services fund comprised only of city property tax revenue into the general fund with the thought the growing fire department should not be strapped exclusively to city property tax revenue.

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Circumstances cause local church to cancel Great Easter Bash

Circumstances cause local church to cancel Great Easter Bash

The Great Easter Bash at Charlie Daniels Park has been cancelled by its host this year. Friendship Community Church has sponsored the Easter egg hunt the past 10 years and Senior Pastor Michael DiMarco said the decision to cancel was a very difficult choice, but necessary for a number of reasons.

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General Sports

8-A HOOPS -- Tigerettes fall in finals

8-A HOOPS -- Tigerettes fall in finals

Both WHS teams reach finals
HENDERSONVILLE -- Both Watertown High basketball teams will play for their respective District 8-A titles after the WHS boys ran plast Trousdale County 85-60 in Thursday's semifinals at Merrol Hyde Magnet.

Preston Tomlinson scored 24 points and Seth Price added 21 as the Purple Tigers moved to 22-6 on the season.

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BASEBALL -- CU sweeps Friday twin bill

BASEBALL -- CU sweeps Friday twin bill

Phoenix move to 5-5 overall
BATESVILLE, ARK -- Mitch Langer and Travis Dohr each tossed seven shutout innings to pick up victories on the mound and Cumberland exploded for seven runs in the final two innings of the second contest, posting 1-0 and 10-0 victories over Lyon College in baseball action Friday in Batesville, Ark.

Dohr (2-0) won the seven-inning opener with seven shutout frames, allowing three hits with three walks and eight strikeouts.

The righthander worked around an error and a walk in the first inning, retiring 14 of the next 17 batters.

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CU FOOTBALL -- Suber promotes assistants

Bustle & Luce
Bustle & Luce

Co-offensive coordinators
LEBANON -- Cumberland football coach Donnie Suber is promoting from within his existing staff to fill the vacancy created by the recent departure of offensive coordinator Dewayne Alexander.

Alexander resigned last week to take over the offensive line at East Tennessee State.

"I'm promoting Brad Bustle and Nathan Luce to 'co-coordinators'," Suber said Wednesday afternoon.

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STATE WRESTLING -- Update

STATE WRESTLING -- Update

Seven locals still in contention
FRANKLIN -- Wilson County has seen four local boys advance to the semifinals of their respective weight classes in the TSSAA Class AAA state championships being held at the Williamson County Ag. Expo Center.

Semifinals start at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Parking is an additional $5.

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