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Making music where the sun don't shine
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 Walker, executive producer of "Music City Roots," that vision has morphed into Eclipse Party on the Upper Cumberland, a concert, starring the Whiskey Gentry and the Jake Leg Stompers, which will make merry 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday at Corley's farm on Beasley's Bend Road, about 13 miles from Lebanon.

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Regions offers free tickets to fair's Special Needs Day
Regions offers free tickets to fair's Special Needs Day

Regions Bank is joining Wilson County Promotions, Empower Me Center, The Shriners and Amusements of America to offer free admission to Special Needs Day at the Wilson County Fair for special needs attendees and up to two family members or accompanying staff on Saturday, August 19.

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Granville plans lakeside eclipse viewing
Granville plans lakeside eclipse viewing

Those who wish to view the August 21 solar eclipse in a rural setting with no distractions will find just that in historic Granville, according to organizers of the Jackson County community's Solar Eclipse Viewing Party.

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Sherry's run aims to paint town (and social media) green
Sherry's run aims to paint town (and social media) green

Just a little pop of color can do so much to brighten any space, and that's why organizers say a lime green bow is the perfect representation for Sherry's Run. Just like the bow, Sherry's Run brightens the darkness cancer brings by offering hope for hundreds of families in the community.

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Sherry's Run to be dedicated to Tomlinson's memory
Sherry's Run to be dedicated to Tomlinson's memory

Everyone around town knew him as "Killer," but if you spent any time around Charles Tomlinson, you quickly realized he was a man with a humble and gentle spirit. With more than 40 years spent serving as a law enforcement officer, he loved his community.

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County fair to proceed with Amusements of America rides
County fair to proceed with Amusements of America rides

The Wilson County Fair will continue to use Amusements of America to provide carnival rides on the midway, according to Randall Clemons, president of Wilson County Promotions.

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Wilson County Fair flower shows to blossom in new home
Wilson County Fair flower shows to blossom in new home

The Wilson County Fair Flower and Rose shows will have a new home for the 2017 fair, relocating to the Arnett Building - Building C at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

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Registration open for Sherry's Run
Registration open for Sherry's Run

Registration is now open for the 14th annual Sherry's Run 5K Run/Walk, and organizers say they need the community's help to give hope to hundreds of area families who will need assistance in the fight against cancer in the coming year.

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Locals graduate Cumberland University
Locals graduate Cumberland University

Numerous graduates from Wilson County recently earned associates, undergraduate or graduate degrees from Cumberland University.

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Cowdens to host CU patrons' party
Cowdens to host CU patrons' party

The 2017 Phoenix Ball Patrons' Party is set for Friday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lebanon home of Jackie and Chuck Cowden, Cumberland University recently announced.

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Watertown High names Top Ten graduates
Watertown High names Top Ten graduates

Watertown High School recently recognized the Top Ten ranked students of the Class of 2017.

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Symphony on the Lawn to return to CU
Symphony on the Lawn to return to CU

The Nashville Symphony will once again perform on Cumberland University's Memorial Lawn on Tuesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. for the local favorite Symphony on the Lawn performance.

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Granville offers state's largest antique auto show
Granville offers state's largest antique auto show

Set for May 27, the 19th Granville Heritage Day will again host one of Tennessee's largest antique car, tractor and engine shows, honoring three of the best antique collectors in the mid-state.

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Wilson County Fair announces theme for 2017
Wilson County Fair announces theme for 2017

Nine days full of family fun, carnival rides and entertainment await on August 18 through 26 when the Wilson County Fair returns to the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. As the 2017 fair theme promises, here comes the fun.

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Granville Heritage Day to feature bluegrass festival
Granville Heritage Day to feature bluegrass festival

The 19th Annual Granville Heritage Day on May 27 will again feature the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival.

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WCAPA plans annual tractor show
WCAPA plans annual tractor show

The Wilson County Antique Power Association (WCAPA) will host the 26th annual Antique Tractor, Antique Truck and Gas Engine Show on Saturday, May 20, at Lebanon's James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

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Cedars of Lebanon, Long Hunter to host spring hikes
Cedars of Lebanon, Long Hunter to host spring hikes

Cedars of Lebanon State Park and Long Hunter State Park are among the state's 56 state parks that will host free guided hikes on Saturday, March 18, to celebrate the coming of spring.

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Tennessee Cheesecake weekend sale open to public
Tennessee Cheesecake weekend sale open to public

Lebanon-based commercial bakery Tennessee Cheesecake will open its doors to the public this Friday and Saturday during its semi-annual Dock Sale event.

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