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Early Spring ponds

It was not a big pond, maybe three acres.
It had been there a long time and had been carefully stocked.
It was 30-feet deep at the deep end and the shore was full of down timber and bushes.

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W.E.B. Du Bois' first classroom
W.E.B. Du Bois' first classroom

For close to a century the rickety shack tussled in a no-holds-barred wrestling match with the elements. Perched near a spring, this unheralded historic gem might have tumbled over had a mighty gust of wind slapped it head-on.

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Mt. Juliet commissioners agree on tentative lawsuit

With a looming March 8 court date, Monday night Mt. Juliet city commissioners tentatively agreed on a settlement with the Wilson County School Board to pay them back unpaid liquor-by-the-drink taxes.

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Hungry for Heroes events planned
Hungry for Heroes events planned
 
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MJHS students win FFA contests
MJHS students win FFA contests

Three Mt. Juliet students used their power of speech and each snagged a top spot in a recent public speaking contest with the National FFA organization.

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Gatlinburg rebuilds
Gatlinburg rebuilds

Local Brian Abston owns a cabin in Gatlinburg.

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In all kinds of weather
In all kinds of weather

Here is another weather break where it is so warm one day and cold the next. As I write this, it is a warm 69 degrees outside, and by tonight, it will be a cold 33 degrees. That's what they say about the weather here in Tennessee - if you don't like it, wait about 30 minutes, and it will change.

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Woman of Wilson: Traci Peel
Woman of Wilson: Traci Peel

Growing up the daughter of a United States Air Force pilot, Traci Peel was privileged to live all over the country.

"I experienced different cultures and lifestyles," she explained. However, her dream was simple. Peel just wanted to be a singer and live on a golf course.

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Haslam talks gas tax at town hall
Haslam talks gas tax at town hall

The meeting, held at the Wilson County Courthouse in Lebanon, drew a large crowd eager to hear the governor's thoughts on education and public safety, with a large portion of time reserved for his proposed gas tax increase.

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Wilson Voter Handbook now available
Wilson Voter Handbook now available

The 2017-18 edition of the Wilson County Voter Handbook is now available on the Wilson County Election Commission's website at www.WilsonVotes.com.

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Yancy earns CLCS designation
Yancy earns CLCS designation

J.M. Insurance Agency recently announced Commercial Lines Account Executive Magen M. Yancy has earned the Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation.

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CU to hold leadership institute for high school juniors
CU to hold leadership institute for high school juniors

Cumberland University is set to host a four-day, three-night leadership institute on campus for high school juniors in Tennessee on June 19 through 22 and June 26 through 29, the university announced this week.

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Roberta Pauline Ellis
Roberta Pauline Ellis
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Avola Beth Stevenson Brown
Avola Beth Stevenson Brown
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Robert
Robert "Bob/Pete" Smith
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Edward Allen Ward Sr.
Edward Allen Ward Sr.
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Linda Gale Bonner
Linda Gale Bonner
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Lelia
Lelia "Sam" Herity-Gallaher
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Bessie Ruark
Bessie Ruark
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TSSAA WRESTLING -- 27 locals headed to state
TSSAA WRESTLING -- 27 locals headed to state

Eleven from WCHS, 10 from MJHS
Some 27 Wilson County grapplers have earned spots in this week's TSSAA Class AAA and D- II state tournament set for the Williamson County Ag. Expo Center. Round of 32 matches for Class AAA will begin Thursday at 3 p.m. followed by Round of 16 matches as 22 local boys compete for hardware.

Two girls, Kaitlyn Lee (120) and Megan Pruitt (125), both from Mt. Juliet High are among 81 females who go to the mat on Friday.

Wilson Central saw 11 wrestlers qualify through the Region 7-AAA tournament this past weekend at Mt. Juliet High.

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County schools closed rest of week
County schools closed rest of week

A dramatic peak in teacher absenteeism due to illness Monday, Feb. 13 has prompted Wilson County schools to close the rest of the week.

School's spokesperson Jennifer Johnson announced the lengthy closure at around 2 p.m. Monday.

She said school officials have monitored the absentee rates of students and staff since last week.

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BASEBALL -- Dohr earns MSC weekly honor
BASEBALL -- Dohr earns MSC weekly honor

Phoenix hosts FHU Feb. 14 at 1 pm
Cumberland's Travis Dohr was voted Mid-South Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday after tossing eight shutout innings in a 10-0 victory over 17th-ranked Middle Georgia State, as announced by the league office.

Dohr was dominant in Saturday's doubleheader opener, allowing just five hits and a hit batter in eight innings.

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BASKETBALL -- McDowell voted 9-AAA's top coach
BASKETBALL -- McDowell voted 9-AAA's top coach

Blue Devils seeded first in tournament
Lebanon High basketball coach Jim McDowell has been voted District 9-AAAA Coach of the Year by his coaching peers.

McDowell has guided the Blue Devils to an overall record of 19-7 this season / 11-3 in the district, securing the No. 1 seed in this week's tournament.

Tournament play for the boys opens Friday, Feb. 17 at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium.

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Hubert D. Clemmons
Hubert D. Clemmons
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Jackson William Sheldahl
Jackson William Sheldahl
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