Today is Friday, February 24, 2017
An Early Spring

This weekend started out with overcast skies, but before night fell, it started clearing off. This Sunday was clear skies and as I am writing this, a tad warmer. It is hard to imagine temperatures at 70 plus degrees here in t...

Sign vandalized with swastika near Mt. Juliet

A cruise down Central Pike reveals at the 9500 block a very precise Swastika symbol morphed from an innocent four-way direction sign.

Meet 100-year-old sweet Sue Malone

As a girl growing up in Fayetteville, her friends called her Bert, but over the past few decades, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren have nicknamed her Mamaw.

General News

Mangos clarifies rumors

Mangos clarifies rumors

Several Mangos Mexican Restaurant employees observed last week's "Day Without Immigrants."

The catch? Their employer claims they failed to notify her before taking the day off.

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May 13 to be 'Day of Dreams'

May 13 to be 'Day of Dreams'

Empower Me Center will host its second annual Day of Dreams on Saturday, May 13, the Lebanon-based non-profit recently announced.

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J.W. Brown funeral was Feb. 21

Mr. Brown
Mr. Brown

Longtime insurance executive
LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. J. W. Brown, 88, were held Tuesday morning, Feb. 21 at Fairview Church with Dr. Jon Akin and Dr. Rocky Ramsey officiating. Interment followed at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

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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General Sports

8-A HOOPS -- Tigers win district title

8-A HOOPS -- Tigers win district title

Boys & girls will host region openers
HENDERSONVILLE -- Three Purple Tigers scored in double figures lifting Watertown High to a 65-61 victory over No. 1-seeded Goodpasture Saturday, Feb. 18 at Merrol Hyde Magnet School. With the win, WHS improved to 23-6 on the season and clinched the District 8-A tournament championship.

Coach Matt Bradshaw's squad will be back in action Saturday, Feb. 25 for a first round home game in the Region 4-A tournament.

The Purple Tigers got away from their fullcourt, trapping defense against Goodpasture and the tactic seemed to work as WHS built a 46-30 third quarter lead.

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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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BASKETBALL: Region 5-AAA 1st round

BASKETBALL: Region 5-AAA 1st round

GIRLS QUARTERFINALS
7 pm Friday, Feb. 24
No. 4 Kenwood at No. 1 Wilson Central
No. 3 Beech at N. 2 Rossview

No. 4 Station Camp at No. 1 Henry County
No. 3 Clarksville at No. 2 Mt. Juliet

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Central wins indoor 4K relay

WCHS relay
WCHS relay

NASHVILLE -- Wilson Central's 4,000 meter relay team brought home top honors in the Sunday, Feb. 19 Tennessee High School Indoor Championships -- held at Vanderbilt University.

Sponsored by the Knoxville Track Club, the event in not affiliated with the TSSAA, but still attracts top track and field athletes from across the state.

The foursome of Joel Barlow, Baylor Franklin, John Elrod and Nathan Peterson had the top time among 16 entries -- finishing in 10:25.54.

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