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President Obama must put national security above political correctness
President Obama must put national security above political correctness

President Obama has made it clear that, as he runs out the clock on his lame-duck Presidency, he is not slowing down. From his dangerously flawed Iran nuclear deal, to his efforts to "normalize" relations with the hostile Cuban regime, to his attempts to unilaterally disarm Americans of their 2nd Amendment rights - this is a President who intends on making the most of his final months to advance his liberal priorities.

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Beavers to co-sponsor illegal immigration proposals
Beavers to co-sponsor illegal immigration proposals

State Sen. Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) is co-sponsoring legislation aimed at illegal immigration in Tennessee.

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Local praying for leaders
Local praying for leaders

The Wilson County chapter of the Tennessee Governmental Prayer Alliance met at the Wilson County Courthouse on Monday morning to lift local and state leaders up in prayer.

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The donkey and the elephant...
The donkey and the elephant...

I like to think of myself as apolitical; someone that looks objectively at both sides of an issue, appreciate each perspective and be careful not to allow my personal beliefs to muddy the waters of political idealism. I also think chasing a cheeseburger with a shot of cayenne-laced wheat grass is more effective than eating right and exercising. The truth? I am a moron when it comes to politics.

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Board to seek building designs, pursue litigation
Board to seek building designs, pursue litigation

The Wilson County School Board is advertising for bids to design the first-year building plans in the school system's five-year plan to improve and expand county schools.

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Church request, "Project Stones" rezoning approved

A new project code-named "Stones" and a church's request top the list of items acted upon by the Lebanon Planning Commission Tuesday, as well as the site plan, preliminary and final plats for the proposed Music City Star station at Hamilton Springs.

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Council discusses pay policy changes

Lebanon city employees may have slightly different rules about overtime and call-back time than they have had in the past, if the Lebanon City Council adopts policies discussed in a recent work session.

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Council postpones 2nd budget reading

Since Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead was in Las Vegas attending a conference to promote the city among businesses looking for a place to locate, Tuesday's city council meeting was chaired by Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath, the mayor pro tem.

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Bond deferral for Expo Center fended off
Bond deferral for Expo Center fended off

The Wilson County commissioners were in a contentious mood Monday night. They hotly debated both the bond issue for the proposed Expo Center and a proposed amendment to the bond ordinance. But in the end, they turned down the amendment by a 16-8 vote and approved issuing the bond, 17-6.

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Council splits vote on budget, personnel code

By a 4-1 vote of the Lebanon City Council, the city's budget for the upcoming fiscal year has passed the first of three readings required to enact it, with Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath voting no.

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Good news, bad news for city customers

The good news is that Lebanon residents could be getting a one-time "rebate" on their water, sewer and gas bills.

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Lebanon fire protection closer to expanding

Lebanon is one step closer to having a new firehouse near I-40 on Highway 109.

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State meant 'wait' for new board seats

The special state law creating two new school board seats in Wilson County won't go into effect until August 2016, County Attorney Mike Jennings told the Wilson County Commission Monday night.

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