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Millenials Making a Difference: Ryan Hill

It's no secret that one of society's most important roles is our school teachers.

Have a bluegrass Christmas and help the homeless

Lebanon's Eddie and Martha Adcock along with friends Gene Johnson and Valerie Smith lead the merry, musical way at the 17th Annual Christmas Bluegrass Benefit Concert for the Homeless, which rings forth at 7 p.m. Sunday at th...

Possomtown News: Christmastime's A Comin'

Hello, friends and neighbors. It's Possomtown News time! It has become a tradition that I tell my little Christmas story durin' this time. So here it is.

Gone - but not forgotten

A 4-foot-high granite monument recently went up in Ellabell, Georgia. It stands at attention near the site of the former Black Creek Elementary School.

'Country Christmas' to jingle into Granville

Historic Granville will celebrate the 18th Annual Granville Country Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10, and among the day's many events will be the annual Granville Christmas Parade at 2 p.m.

Wilson County Businesses Benefit from Being Socially Responsible | Second Harvest, Second Harvest Food Bank
Wilson County Businesses Benefit from Being Socially Responsible

Companies of all sizes are developing initiatives focused on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices. At its best, CSR is a transparent initiative embedded within a business's culture that contributes to the overall welfare of the community. Many businesses - large and small - benefit from being socially responsible, providing overwhelming support that CSR programs are imperative to success.

Worley boards Santa Train | Darryl Worley, musician, holidays, Christmas, train, Santa, Santa Train, CSX, giving back, donations, community
Worley boards Santa Train

Country music star and Wilson County resident Darryl Worley, at top right, recently greeted thousands in Appalachia while delivering Christmas cheer as he helmed the 74th Annual Santa Train. The train runs along a 110-mile route through Appalachia, making 14 stops in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee to distribute more than 15 tons of toys to Appalachian families. SUBMITTED

Watertown's oldest cheerleader | Jim Amero, Watertown, Mile Long Yard Sale, Watertown Public Square, antiques, community, Ken Beck, anniversary, feature
Watertown's oldest cheerleader

He holds no public relations or marketing degrees, but from his roost inside what a half century ago was Joe Scott's Drugstore and Pharmacy, Jim Amero touts the miraculous benefits of living in the greatest little small town in America.

Festival of Lights opens Friday | James E. Ward Ag Center, Christmas, holiday, community, events, Wilson County Fairgrounds, Fiddlers Grove,
Festival of Lights opens Friday

Workers with Fiddlers Grove, Wilson County Promotions and the James E. Ward Agricultural Center recently put the finishing touches on the 2016 Festival of Lights. The annual drive-through light display, featuring over a half-million lights, returns to the Ward Ag Center on Friday, Nov. 25. Visitors may enter through the main gate of the ag center in front of the Wilson County Expo Center. The Festival of Lights will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 5 p.m. through December. Admission is $10 per car and $25 per small bus. SUBMITTED

Mi Ranchito celebrates 10 years in Watertown

Like numerous Mexican restaurants across the Mid-South, Mi Ranchito proves to be a true family affair.

Engagement- Krhovsky/Turner | engagement, wedding, style, Lebanon,
Engagement- Krhovsky/Turner

Martin and Mary Krhovsky of Corunna, Mich. are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Katherine Krhovsky, to Jeffrey Andrew Turner of Lebanon.

Allisons celebrate 50th anniversary | wedding, anniversary, community, style,
Allisons celebrate 50th anniversary

Family and friends of Watertown's Bob and Brenda Allison gathered Sunday afternoon, Nov. 6, to help celebrate the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration was held at First Baptist Church, Watertown. SUBMITTED

'Modest is hottest' | Lydia Brittan, music, musician, singer, Mt. Juliet, feature, style, video
'Modest is hottest'

She's sedate sexy. Not overt.

Red hair, white skin, a pomp in the hair. Her latest tattoo says, "Pretty is, as pretty does."

A hit in music, a hit at home | singer, music, musician, feature, Mt. Juliet, country music, Ken Beck, style,
A hit in music, a hit at home

When she was known as Arleen Harden, this Arkansas songbird tasted a fair measure of country chart success, first as part of a sibling act and then as a solo artist. Fifty years ago, she was touring with some of the genre's biggest acts, men who went by the last names of Jennings, Jones and Cash.

Granville Festival of Trees set to open this weekend | history, Granville, Christmas, holiday, events, trees,
Granville Festival of Trees set to open this weekend

The annual Festival of Trees opens at Historic Granville in Jackson County on Friday, Nov. 11 as part of the "Garland & Gifts Galore" grand opening of the 2016 Christmas season.

Four Tennessee volunteers | veterans, Veterans Day, feature, Ken Beck, history, style, community
Four Tennessee volunteers

The Smith boys of Statesville, like many men raised during the Depression, grew up straight and true and heard their country's call to duty.

Mt. Juliet connection for nationally-renowned comedian | comedy, comedian, Nate Bargatze, Michael Clay, Mt. Juliet, style, feature, Zanies, Brian Bates, Lebanon High School, Cherokee Steak House, Nashville, West Wilson Utility District, community
Mt. Juliet connection for nationally-renowned comedian

As Nashville and Middle Tennessee continues to grow in notoriety nationally as the "It" city, one comedian who has "made it" can trace his roots right through Mt. Juliet.

Millennials Making a Difference: Julian Hayes | millennial, Millennials Making a Difference, Matt Shao, Julian Hayes, Mt. Juliet High School, personal trainer, fitness, community
Millennials Making a Difference: Julian Hayes

Inspiring. Articulate. Sophisticated. Driven.

These are but a few of the descriptive terms that come to mind when thinking of this month's featured millennial: Julian Hayes.

On the (snake) hunt | Ken Beck, feature, snake, rattlesnake, Danny Bryan, Cumberland University, biologist, science, snake fungal disease, research,
On the (snake) hunt

Something is killing off the timber rattlesnakes.

It also is decimating populations of northern water snakes, eastern racers, rat snakes, mud snakes, pigmy rattlesnakes, massasauga rattlesnakes, copperheads, milk snakes, cottonmouths, ribbon snakes, corn snakes, indigo snakes, kingsnakes and ringneck snakes.

He's pickin' and grinnin' at the MJ senior center | Mt. Juliet, Mt. Juliet Senior Center, seniors, community, fund-raiser,
He's pickin' and grinnin' at the MJ senior center

Rolus Smith, a devout, God-fearing man, is a self-admitted former "carouser" who spent 18 years of his life in and out of prison - prison ministry, that is.

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