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Citizen Craighead
Citizen Craighead

Eight years came and went in the blink of an eye according to Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead.

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Black offering tickets to Trump's inauguration
Black offering tickets to Trump's inauguration

Congressman Diane Black has formally invited Tennesseans to attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017.

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MJ mayor, squires sworn in
MJ mayor, squires sworn in

The mayor and two commissioners were sworn in at Mt. Juliet's city commission meeting Monday and the vice-mayor was reappointed.

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Insecurity Digest: Words
Insecurity Digest: Words

I have always been fascinated by a good writer's process. Do they wrangle words from thin air, piecing them together in an ideal symmetry? Or do they take a formless lump of confusion and simply clarify? Either way, a writer possesses the most formidable weapon on earth. Dynamic. Potent. Irrevocable. And not everyone should hold a pen.

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Incumbents undefeated in MJ
Incumbents undefeated in MJ
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Mayor Bernie Ash
Mayor Bernie Ash

There's a new mayor in town.

Lebanon voters elected Bernie Ash to be their next mayor.

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Get out and vote
Get out and vote

I would like to encourage those who have not voted, for whatever reason, to go out and vote. We need to exercise our right and responsibility as citizens, and we must not let the recent negative publicity influence our decision in this election.

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We have the power to change government
We have the power to change government

"We the People" really does have the power.

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Carroll Oakland holds mock presidential election
Carroll Oakland holds mock presidential election

Students at Carroll Oakland School expressed their opinions about the upcoming election recently when they took park in a mock presidential election.

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Early Voting hours extended for Thursday
Early Voting hours extended for Thursday

Voting hours in Wilson County will be extended on the final day of Early Voting, Thursday, Nov. 3, at all five Early Voting sites - from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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Ash answers residency questions, letter from mayor
Ash answers residency questions, letter from mayor

Lebanon Mayoral challenger Bernie Ash is questioning whether an open letter penned by incumbent Mayor Philip Craighead reprimanding him is in violation of state law.

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Kent announces Congressional bid
Kent announces Congressional bid

My name is David W. Kent and would like to announce my candidacy for United States House of Representatives, Tennessee District 6. My father was from Hartsville, and he and my mother had seven children. We were raised in Rockford, Ill. My wife Pamela Summers Kent is from Overton County, and we currently reside in Cottontown. I am a confirmed Lutheran, and I have two wonderful children and four grandchildren.

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Lebanon mayor race gets heated
Lebanon mayor race gets heated

In less than two weeks Lebanon voters will cast their ballots in the U.S. Presidential and City of Lebanon races.

If you've tuned into any news outlet, it is evident the war between presidential nominees Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R) has turned both personal - and ugly.

This week the Lebanon Mayoral race is getting heated, too.

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Bradshaw announces MJ mayoral bid

Longtime city and county official Jim Bradshaw has announced his candidacy for the office of mayor of Mt. Juliet.

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Reese announces candidacy for Ward 2
Reese announces candidacy for Ward 2

Liz Reese recently announced her candidacy for Lebanon Ward 2 City Council Member.

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Wilson Election Commission announces extended hours

With the deadline to register to vote just a few days away, the Wilson County Election Commission has announced extended hours to help ensure eligible voters are registered.

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Wilson Election Commission announces extended hours

With the deadline to register to vote just a few days away, the Wilson County Election Commission has announced extended hours to help ensure eligible voters are registered.

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Tennessee Voters for Animal Protection endorses Hipps
Tennessee Voters for Animal Protection endorses Hipps

Tennessee Voters for Animal Protection (TVAP), a non-partisan political action committee (PAC), recently endorsed Amelia Morrison Hipps, the Democratic candidate for District 46 in the State House of Representatives race.

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Burton announces Ward 2 candidacy
Burton announces Ward 2 candidacy

Fred Anthony Burton Sr. has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Lebanon City Council for Ward 2.

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Take a 'Selfie' with Trump available
Take a 'Selfie' with Trump available

The Mt. Juliet Republican Women invite the community to visit them on Saturday, Oct. 1 to take a selfie with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. The event will be held from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at 2228 North Mt. Juliet Road. There will be music, food, ice cream and plenty of Trump campaign items. State Rep. Susan Lynn, at right, will be onsite with free yard signs and T-shirts available. Lynn is pictured in a selfie with Gina Pond. SUBMITTED

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Lebanon Wilson County Chamber to host candidate forum
Lebanon Wilson County Chamber to host candidate forum

The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Committee will sponsor a candidate forum on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Winfree Bryant Middle School.

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Bryant announces candidacy for Lebanon City Council
Bryant announces candidacy for Lebanon City Council

Marilyn Bryant has announced her candidacy for the Ward 2 alderman seat on the Lebanon city Council in the Nov. 8 Municipal Election.

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Craighead announces mayoral re-election bid
Craighead announces mayoral re-election bid

Earlier this week, Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead formally announced his intention to seek re-election to the city's top position. In a statement released by Craighead, the text of which follows, the incumbent mayor compares the state of the city when he was first elected in 2008 to present-day and casts an eye on future projects.

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Fifth early voting site added
Fifth early voting site added

There will be five Early Voting sites for Wilson County voters to take advantage of before the Nov. 8 election. The newest site is at Lighthouse Church in Mt. Juliet, located at 6141 Saundersville Road.

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Three new faces to join school board
Three new faces to join school board

In the wake of Thursday's county election, the Wilson County School Board will feature three new faces when the board expands from five members to seven in September.

But the board will also retain two reelected incumbents and two whose seats weren't up for election this year - giving it a mix of three new and four returning members.

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Goodall wins close race over Denny for Assessor of Property
Goodall wins close race over Denny for Assessor of Property

Wilson County's newest Property Assessor is Stephen Goodall.

In one of Election Night's closer races, Goodall garnered 5,076 votes to candidate R.D. Denny's 4,154 votes.

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Republicans run up the tally in TN House primaries
Republicans run up the tally in TN House primaries

Both Republican and Democratic candidates ran unopposed in their respective primaries, but the totals of the conservative party were nearly four times that of their counterparts.

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Black holds Wilson in U.S. House primary
Black holds Wilson in U.S. House primary

By a large percentage, Rep. Diane Black walked away from competitors, holding onto her nomination as the Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives District 6 seat.

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Tomlinson wins third term on LSSD Board
Tomlinson wins third term on LSSD Board

Mark Tomlinson handily won re-election to the Lebanon Special School District Board after receiving more than 70 percent of the vote.

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School board candidate forum set
School board candidate forum set

A political forum organized to introduce citizens to candidates running for Wilson County Schools Board of Education has been set.

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Payton announces candidacy for school board
Payton announces candidacy for school board

Johnie Payton announces her intention to run for the Wilson County Schools Zone 6 school board seat in the 2016 election.

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Farmer to hold 'Coffee with the Candidate' through November
Farmer to hold 'Coffee with the Candidate' through November

Voters who would like to meet Trisha Farmer, Democratic candidate for the Tennessee 57th District House seat, may do so at a series of Tuesday meetings from May until the November election.

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MJ Mayor Hagerty: Year 2015 was 'planned progress'
MJ Mayor Hagerty: Year 2015 was 'planned progress'

While the cat was already out of the bag, Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty officially announced Wednesday his intent to run for reelection on the November ballot.

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MJ mayor announces bid for second term
MJ mayor announces bid for second term

Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty announced his bid for a second term as leader of Mt. Juliet.

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Election Commission tests new voting system
Election Commission tests new voting system

The Wilson County Election Commission recently evaluated a new voting system to assess its ability to improve the local voting experience.

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New Mt. Juliet commissioner 'ready to serve'

Newly-elected District 4 Mt. Juliet City Commissioner Brian Abston plans to hit the ground running after he's sworn in Nov. 24.

Abston ran a "grass roots" campaign and unseated veteran commissioner Jim Bradshaw on election day Nov. 4. District 4 encompasses the Providence, Del Webb and Belinda City areas.

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County ranks in top 5 in early voting turnout

While some worry that the turnout for early voting in the County Genera/Federal and State Primary election on Aug. 7 may be low, Wilson County Administrator of Elections Phillip Warren said Tuesday morning the county is actually in the top four or five in terms of turnout through Monday.

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WPIM - Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan

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WPIM - Election 2014

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WPIM - Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto

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