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Tourists cowboy up at Twin Oaks Ranch
Tourists cowboy up at Twin Oaks Ranch

Vacationers from around the globe are going giddy-up over a cowboy hideout deep in the heart of Wilson County at Dave and Deb Ward's Twin Oaks Ranch.

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Wilson searching for new Tourism Director
Wilson searching for new Tourism Director

Wilson County is currently in the process of hiring a new director for the convention and visitors bureau. In an effort to effectively and openly communicate with the citizens of Wilson County, I would like to give you an update on where we are with the tourism department and the search for a new tourism director.

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Where's the beef?
Where's the beef?

Although it's tough to put a dollar figure on the economic impact the National Junior High Rodeo Finals are bringing to Lebanon, some are questioning: "Where is the $10 million in revenue organizers have quoted?"

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Dark day ahead for Wilson
Dark day ahead for Wilson

Wilson County and the surrounding area will be the "it" place to be on Aug. 21, 2017, when a once-in-a-lifetime event - a total solar eclipse - takes place, and the celestial event is already gaining the attention around the globe.

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New talent sought for live 650 WSM music showcase
New talent sought for live 650 WSM music showcase

New talent is currently being sought for WSM Live From The Capitol Theatre, a live performance show highlighting aspiring singers and songwriters set to debut on Saturday, Feb. 27.

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Volunteers sought for Junior High Rodeo Finals
Volunteers sought for Junior High Rodeo Finals

Volunteers are needed for the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) Junior High Division Rodeo Finals to be held at Lebanon's James E. Ward Agricultural Center June 19 through 27.

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Craighead outlines Tourism Pilot Program to commissioners
Craighead outlines Tourism Pilot Program to commissioners

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead presented a Tourism Development Pilot to several Wilson County commissioners Thursday.

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Historic Lebanon announces 8th Annual Historic Places Tour

Historic Lebanon announced this week plans for the 8th Annual Historic Places Tour, slated for Saturday, Dec. 5 from 5 until 8:30 p.m.

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County mayors agree on tourism program

A roundtable discussion with all four county mayors is good evidence that Wilson County could become something it never was - a bonafide tourist destination. And the plan could net serious money for the county government and each municipality.

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Carving out their niche
Carving out their niche

The fall installment of the Renegade Woodcarvers Roundup was held this week in Fiddlers Grove at the James E. Ward Ag Center.

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Merryman outlines plan to attract songwriters
Merryman outlines plan to attract songwriters

Terri Merryman, Director of the Wilson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is on a mission to "develop our destination" as a steppingstone to Music City, U.S.A.

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Merryman reflects on first year as tourism director
Merryman reflects on first year as tourism director

One year has passed since the Wilson County Commission re-established the Convention and Visitor's Bureau (CVB).

Under the guidance of Director Terri Merryman, strides have been made to recruit new visitors and events to the county; however, she insists - the best is yet to come.

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Wilson County is the Place to Be
Wilson County is the Place to Be

Local leaders, business owners and celebrities gathered on May 11, 2010, to endorse a new campaign that would let the world know Wilson County is the Place to Be.

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Expo Center gets 'green light'
Expo Center gets 'green light'

Wilson County will be building an 86,000-square-foot Expo Center at the James E. Ward Ag Center soon. Following extensive discussion Monday night, the Wilson County Commission voted 17-7 in favor of the plan to start work on the proposed center, at a cost of up to $10 million that the commission's vote approved borrowing.

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County has full agenda on slate for Monday

Several Wilson County Commission committees took action on various items, resulting in a full agenda for next full commission meeting.

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