Today is Friday, August 18, 2017
Making music where the sun don't shine

Two years ago, when Lebanon chiropractor Cris Corley began to envision the upcoming solar eclipse he saw light in the darkness. And then he heard a bluegrass tune playing in his head. Sharing his epiphany with friend John Wal...

Making teachers smile

Teachers in Wilson County have until Monday, Aug. 21 to share how they would use an extra $100 in their classrooms. Twenty-five educators will then be selected to receive a hundred bucks each, thanks to a group of dentists wh...

Paint Party

You are never too old to create something beautiful and new.

A 'buzzy' specialty plate

Specialty license plates are like visual monikers that convey the drivers' passion in a certain area. They are visual beakers that usually bring light to social or environmental non-profit groups.

General News

School board member's last-ditch effort to close school Eclipse day fails

On Monday, a Wilson County School Board member made a motion to reconsider and close county schools on Eclipse Day.

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CedarStone to close one hour during Eclipse

CedarStone to close one hour during Eclipse

CedarStone Bank plans on the bank closing this coming Monday for one hour so that employees and customers may enjoy the upcoming solar eclipse.

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Fair begins Friday

Fair begins Friday

Wilson County Fair President Randall Clemons invited media to a Press Day on Tuesday at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center where he showcased the Wilson County Expo Center - the new home to all fair pageants - and discussed putting safety first.

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MJ hires new City Planner

MJ hires new City Planner

A new Mt. Juliet City Planner hails from a similar position in Franklin, Tenn. for about a decade.

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General Sports

CU to add men's volleyball

Slaughter
Slaughter

Fall of 2018 is targeted --
Kathy Slaughter will move into the role of Director of Volleyball, continuing as head coach of women's volleyball and overseeing the hiring of a coach and implementation of a men's volleyball program set to begin play in Fall 2018, announced Cumberland Director of Athletics Ron Pavan this week.

Slaughter enters her third season as head coach at Cumberland but is no stranger to the sport, earning All-Conference honors at CU before serving five years as an assistant coach at her alma mater.

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PREP FOOTBALL -- FCS hosts LCA Thursday

Jackson Cherry
Jackson Cherry

Game moved up due to lack of officials -
The current shortage of TSSAA football officials has forced Friendship Christian School to move up by 24 hours the Commanders' 2017 season opener versus Lancaster Christian Academy of Rutherford County.

FCS and the Knights will now play Thursday at Pirtle Field on the FCS campus. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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Tuesday's prep soccer & volleyball

Tuesday's prep soccer & volleyball

Soccer -- Cookeville 5, Lebanon 2 -
Lebanon High's soccer team dropped a 5-2 home loss to Cookeville High Tuesday, Aug. 15.

CHS pulled ahead 3-0 in the first half before Lebanon ninth grader Isabella Simmons scored twice on assists from Ashley Grimes and Danielle Redmond.

Cookeville tallied another goal with 2:59 left in the period and took a 4-2 lead into intermission.

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LHS season football tickets

LHS season football tickets

LHS season tickets -- Season tickets, both reserved and general admission, for the 2017 Lebanon High home football schedule are now on sale.

Home games include: Aug. 18 vs. Trousdale County; Sept. 1 vs. Mt. Juliet; Sept. 8 vs. LaVergne (Homecoming); Sept. 15 vs. Hendersonville and Sept. 22 vs. Antioch (Senior Night).

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