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TCAT to host Scholarship Saturday

Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) will host an open house from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday for area adults to sign up for the Tennessee Reconnect grant, a new program that allows Tennesseans to attend a technical college tuition-free.

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PREP BASEBALL -- Wednesday's results
PREP BASEBALL -- Wednesday's results

Friendship 4, Eagleville 3
LEBANON -- The Friendship Christian School Commanders improved to 5-7 on the season after taking down Eagleville 4-3 Wednesday evening.

Down 3-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Friendship's Jacob Self drove in Cody Walker with a single. Marshall Taylor moved Self to second with a single, bringing up Eli Hunt -- who singled up the middle to bring in Self with the go ahead run.

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PREP SOFTBALL -- Wednesday results
PREP SOFTBALL -- Wednesday results

Wilson Central 7, Ravenwood 3
BRENTWOOD -- Wilson Central's softball team improved to 8-3 on the season following Wednesday night's 7-3 victory at Ravenwood High.

The Lady Wildcats scored two runs in each of the first three innings to chase starting pitcher Abby Irwin and finished with 12 hits.

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Arthur Gerald "Jerry" Willimgham, 76

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, March 27 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Willingham, 76, of Mt. Juliet. A Masonic service will follow.

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Ann D. Williams, 79

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, March 26 at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Williams, 79, of Lebanon.

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Joan McCullouch Paar, 78

Funeral services will be held on 4 p.m. Friday, March 27 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Ms. Paar, 78, of Lebanon.

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John Carl Seeger, 90

Funeral services with military honors will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at the Clubhouse at Del Webb for Mr. Seeger, 90, of Mt. Juliet. Formerly of Mettawa, IL, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he died March 19, 2015.

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Loraine F. Carter, 96

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 27 at the Mobile Memorial Gardens in Mobile, Ala., for Mrs. Carter, 96.

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Dexter Wayne Burr, 61

Local funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Friday, March 27 at Mt. Juliet's Victory Baptist Church for Mr. Burr, 61. The owner of Burr's BBQ, he died March 18, 2015.

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Neighbors protest mammoth facility proposed for their area

Upset residents told Mt. Juliet planners a mammoth industrial facility proposed in their "backyard" will diminish quality of life and lower property values.

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CU hires new wrestling coach
CU hires new wrestling coach

JUCO coach James Hicks --
Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced the hiring of James Hicks as the program's new wrestling head coach. He will take over at CU on April 20. Hicks has served the last three years as head coach at Darton State College in Albany, Ga.

"We are pleased to hire an individual who has enjoyed success as an athlete, an assistant coach and as a head coach to lead our program at Cumberland," Pavan said. "James is very familiar with the NAIA and our program from his time at Campbellsville University and we hope he can duplicate his success as a head coach from his last three years at Darton State."

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All eyes on I-40
All eyes on I-40

The recent increase in vehicular fatalities on Interstate 40 and Highway 109 has caused City of Lebanon officials to bump-up law enforcement on the roadways.

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Mt. Juliet Primrose School brings $3.5 million investment in early education
Mt. Juliet Primrose School brings $3.5 million investment in early education

A $3.5 million investment in education for young children was celebrated Saturday with the official ribbon cutting of Primrose School in Mt. Juliet on Belinda Parkway.

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History mystery: WW II dog tags
History mystery: WW II dog tags

Someone ought to call the History Channel.

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Oh, those ideas of March

Beautiful.

Clear skies, bright sun and a light breeze. Finally, a day for fishing without being semi-miserable. So we went, Judge (ret.) Dave Durham and your "humble" outdoor writer. Yes we did. We launched my Grey Goose at the Hermitage Yacht Club ramp and away we went.

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Back to Cedars
Back to Cedars

Thank the good Lord, Spring is finally here, with sunshine and warm temperatures. I am almost ready to do some serious camping, out to cedar forest.

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Insecurity Digest: Dear Hardee's
Insecurity Digest: Dear Hardee's

Before you dismiss the next few moments as some fluffy, middle-aged, prudish, past-her-prime, woman's rant against young twenty-something females who have bodies for days and sex appeal that sells, don't.

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Woman of Wilson: Beth Ashe
Woman of Wilson: Beth Ashe

It wasn't in her plans to become a "Tennessee Transplant" and "devoted Rocky Top lover" - but Louisiana-born Beth Ashe has long trusted that God's plans were better than her own.

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Community Calendar

Wilson County is full of interesting events and activities.

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So you got an itching to be a cowboy or cowgirl and make like Roy Rogers or Dale Evans?

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BASEBALL -- Local prep results
BASEBALL -- Local prep results

Three teams play Wednesday night --
Three Wilson County baseball teams will be busy Wednesday as three squads will be in action -- only one at home.

Friendship Christian School is scheduled to host Eagleville High in a 6:30 p.m. contest.

Wilson Central will travel to Drakes Creek Park for a 7 p.m. game against District 9-AAA rival Hendersonville High while Mt. Juliet visits Shackle Island for a 7 p.m. encounter with 9-AAA foe Beech.

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SOFTBALL - FCS 12, Lebanon 1
SOFTBALL - FCS 12, Lebanon 1

Burton strokes homer
LEBANON -- Courtney Petty and Tana Whited combined for a five-inning five-hitter as Friendship Christian School run-ruled host Lebanon High 12-1 Monday evening. Petty worked three innings and Whited two. Petty struck out six and Whited one as the Lady Commanders improved to 9-1 on the season.

FCS struck for four runs in the top of the second and put the game away with a seven-spot in the top of the fifth.

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Candace Leigh Dedman, 33

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at First Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Dedman, 33, of Lebanon. A registered nurse at Summit Medical Center and the wife of Brad Dedman, she died March 23, 2015.

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Jimmy Blythe, 66

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, March 24 at Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Blythe, 66, of Watertown. A native of Wilson County, he died Friday, March 20 at University Medical Center in Lebanon.

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Bob "Pa" Farler, 78

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, March 24 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Farler, 78, of Mt.Juliet. The former owner of Bob's Heating and Air Conditioning, he died March 19, 2015.

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