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Facebook helps MJPD track down alleged burglar
Facebook helps MJPD track down alleged burglar

Investigators with the Mt. Juliet Police Department have tracked down the persons believed responsible for recently burglarizing an open garage and unlocked car on the 200 block of Larson Drive thanks to the anonymous tips and social media.

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Shoplifting investigation leads to wanted person, drug charges
Shoplifting investigation leads to wanted person, drug charges

Mt. Juliet police responded to a report of possible active shoplifting on Wednesday, stopped a car relation to the call and located a wanted person.

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FCS closing Friday due to illness; LSSD, county schools not as affected

Friendship Christian School administration announced that due to an increase in student illness school would be closed on Friday.

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MJ gets gigabit
MJ gets gigabit

Mt. Juliet is among one of Tennessee's first communities to receive "world class speed" Internet, 100 times faster than the national average with TDS Telecom's roll out of 1Gig Internet.

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LPD search for Walmart theft suspects
LPD search for Walmart theft suspects

Lebanon Police are asking for your help in identifying these individuals responsible for stealing three computers at the Lebanon Walmart on two different occasions.

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"Keep Calm and Pray for Ronnie"

Father, husband, Christian, fighter: A few words that describe Lebanon native Ronnie Lawson.

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Quenton Pulliam Jr., 68

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Pulliam, 68, of Mt. Juliet. A professor at Nashville State Community College, he died Jan. 27, 2015.

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Rodney Ross Leavitt, 70

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Leavitt, 70, of Old Hickory.
Formerly in management with McKendree and HCA, he died Jan. 27, 2015.

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Brent Blackard, 58

Mr. Blackard, 58 of Mt. Juliet, died Jan. 26, 2015. He was a graduate of the University of Indiana and a sales representative for WEX/Fleet I.

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Jordan named CU bowling coach
Jordan named CU bowling coach

former coach at Lebanon High --
Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced Thursday the hiring of Lynne Jordan as the school's men's and women's bowling coach effective immediately.

Jordan has spent the last four seasons as the boys and girls bowling coach at Lebanon High School.

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(Beauty) Work in Progress
(Beauty) Work in Progress

Nothing brightens up a room like a big, beautiful smile. Perhaps that is why in recent years, veneers have become the most requested cosmetic dentistry procedure.

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Meet Mr. Lucky, The Hawk, not me
Meet Mr. Lucky, The Hawk, not me

This past Saturday started out with fluffy snow which covered just about everything, thank goodness, except the roads. As soon as the dawn broke, I had a plethora of birds jockeying for position at my bird feeders.

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Dear Starbucks
Dear Starbucks

Dear Starbucks:

I am writing this letter as I would like to lodge a formal complaint.

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Frankie Anderson, 81

Frankie Anderson, 81 of Watertown, died Monday evening, Jan. 26, 2015 at her residence.

Born in Clinchco, VA, she was the daughter of the late Lonza Glenn Rose and Dolly Gilbert Rose and was preceded in death by a son, Barry Phillip Anderson and his wife, Anne Marie.

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Woman of Wilson: Betsy Jennings
Woman of Wilson: Betsy Jennings

If you visit the home of Betsy Jennings - chances are you are going to be fed.

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Margaret Eloise Mann, 83

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Ms. Mann, 83, a resident of the Del Webb Community.

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Quantez Lamont Blair, 28

Funeral services will be held 12 Noon Saturday, Jan. 31 at the J.C. Hellum Funeral Home for Mr. Blair, 28. He died Jan, 19, 2015 in Nashville.

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Wilson County sports in brief
Wilson County sports in brief

MJHS volleyball skills camp
Mt. Juliet High volleyball coach Jennifer Wilson invites girls in grades 4-8 to attend a series of volleyball skills camps set for seven upcoming Saturdays. These one-hour sessions will be held in the MJHS volleyball gym at 10 a.m.

Dates and topics include: Feb. 21, General Skills; March 21, General Skills; April 18 & 25th General Skills; May 2, Passing/Setting/Serving; May 9, Attacking/Blocking; May 16, Positions/Rotations.

All sessions will be led by Coach Wilson. Cost is $15 per session or $10 per session if you sign up for four or more sessions. For more information, call Coach Wilson at 931-273-3457 or email at wilsonj@wcschools.com.

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LOCAL SPORTS IN BRIEF

Lebanon Youth Baseball signups --
Lebanon Youth Baseball signups are currently underway online at lebanonyoutbaseball.net. Tryouts will be held at Baird Park on Saturday, Feb. 7 for 7-12 year old divisions and Sunday, Feb. 8 for the 6 year old division.

More details regarding signups and tryouts can be found on the website. No child pays to play in the Lebanon Youth Baseball League.

LYB will accept players who will turn 6 years of age by 12/31/2015 and will be 12 years of age through 4/30/2015. Eligible birth dates will include any child born between 05/01/2002 - 12/31/2009.

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Ice in the guides, not me

You can catch fish in cold weather. You can catch varied species in cold weather. I put emphasis on the YOU. Cause see, I aint fishin in cold weather ever again. I have done that and I ain agonna do it anymore!

I have caught walleye, sauger, trout, bass, striper, catfish, bream, and crappie and most likely, some I have forgotten; some like ling. At the time, before I was on blood thinner and stayed cold all the time, I reckon I enjoyed it. I must have cause I did a lot of it.

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Golden Girls Club to teach etiquitte

Lori Seay has dedicated her time over the years to helping young girls feel empowered to pursue their dreams. Seay, whose children are now grown, said she never did it publicly or for praise from her peers. She simply wanted to instill old fashioned values in today's youth and teach girls how to be young ladies.

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MJ launches anti-littering campaign
MJ launches anti-littering campaign

While Mt. Juliet's city manager doesn't want to come across as a "litter tyrant," he's launched an aggressive citywide anti-litter campaign that will officially launch April 1 with a cleanup day.

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Northtown Starbucks back on track
Northtown Starbucks back on track

Northtown Starbucks got back on track when Mt. Juliet city commissioners approved the popular coffee shop on first reading Monday night.

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Hearthside resident Vaughan celebrates 104 years
Hearthside resident Vaughan celebrates 104 years

The only thing Jimmie Vaughan didn't do in the last 104 years?

"I didn't grow tall enough," said Miss Jimmie, who stands at barely five feet tall.

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New school board districts approved
New school board districts approved

From five have come seven --

The redistricting of Wilson County School Board seats has been accomplished with the County Commission's unanimous approval Monday night of the new districts that were recommended to the commission by the Education Committee chaired by District 20 Commissioner Annette Stafford.

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