Today is Thursday, August 24, 2017
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The Wilson County Fair is here and it is hot, hot, hot. We went out to the fair Friday night just to look at the photos and other hand made things. I put in ten photos, but only won one blue ribbon for my photo of a plant, ta...

Steak on the Lake

For meat-eaters who've got a craving for such cuts as rib eye, prime rib, porter house, T-bone, New York strip or beef tenderloin, you may wish to stake your claim (or claim your steak) at the Cherokee Steak House.

The Phoenix Rises

Workers were busy Tuesday morning installing a piece of artwork that will be appreciated by current Cumberland University faculty and students, as well as future generations.

Gallaher crowned Fairest of the Fair

One would never have guessed it was her first time to compete in the beauty pageant. Anna Belle Gallaher, 17, carried herself with a grace that was easy to admire and walked away from Monday night's Fairest of the Fair pagean...

General News

Beavers to resign from State Senate

Beavers to resign from State Senate

Longtime State Sen. Mae Beavers announced this afternoon she will resign her legislative seat effective Friday, Sept. 1, to focus on her campaign for governor.

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System 'schools' parents about on-line threats

Parent Amy Miller has kids 12, 14 and 16; prime ages for possible on-line threats. She and a few hundred other parents (no kids allowed because of discretion) attended Wednesday night's two-hour seminar on "sextortion" and other online threats our young adults confront on a daily basis.

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Lakeview students enjoy celestial view

Lakeview students enjoy celestial view

Lakeview Elementary art teacher Terri Barton inspired her colleagues with a cool eclipse t-shirt design, and, she also spent last week helping her students create memorable art projects to commemorate the 2017, Aug. 21 total solar eclipse here in Mt. Juliet.

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Plans approved for playground

Plans approved for playground

Lebanon City Council on Tuesday approved plans for an update of one of the city's most loved spots.

Councilors unanimously passed a resolution to accept the recommendations of the Don Fox Park Task Force regarding the stockade playground improvements and to approve a contract.

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General Sports

AUG. 22 VOLLEYBALL -- 4 local squads post wins

Zoe Hayes
Zoe Hayes

Mt. Juliet 3, Smyrna 0 --
Mt Juliet improved to 4-6 overall / 1-0 in District 9-AAA with a 3-0 home win Tuesday night over Smyrna. Game scores: 25-23, 25-14 and 25-18.

Zoe Hayes dished out 15 assists and Madison Matthews had 11 digs.

Carson Van Hoven led the front line with nine kills while Madison Phillips had five blocks.

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BASEBALL -- Shelton commits to ETSU

BASEBALL -- Shelton commits to ETSU

Wilson Central standout --
Wilson Central senior infielder Ethan Shelton has verbally committed to play his college baseball at East Tennessee State University.

Shelton hit .436 as a junior, driving in 32 runs. He was an All-District 9-AAA selection and was named the Wildcats' Offensive Most Valuable Player.

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CROSS COUNTRY - Franklin wins opener

Franklin
Franklin

Macon Bank & Trust Invitational --
LAFAYETTE - Wilson Central's Baylor Franklin brought home first place honors in Saturday's Macon Bank & Trust Cross Country Invitational - hosted by Macon County High.

A senior, Franklin breezed to the championship of the 5,000-meter event in a time of 17:02.70, nearly 14 seconds ahead of Riverdale's Eli Cramer in a field of 128 athletes.

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SOCCER -- MJCA forfeits to Smith Co.

SOCCER -- MJCA forfeits to Smith Co.

Weather concerns cited by Lady Saints --
CARTHAGE -- A difference of opinion over the weather resulted in Mt. Juliet Christian Academy pulling its soccer team from the field Tuesday, Aug 22 at the Smith County Soccer Complex.

The Lady Saints forfeited their match with Smith County with 13:57 remaining in the first half when head coach Justin Berry and athletic trainer Melissa Todd Freeman became concerned over, "inclement weather with lightning reaching 1.6 miles away, in sight with thunder multiple times."

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