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Local leader lands gig on hit show 'Nashville' Local leader lands gig on hit show 'Nashville'

It's not too often common folk get to hob nob with the widely-popular television stars who play the likes of hit ABC show "Nashville's" Rayna James and Juliette Barnes, but if you look real closely this season you just might see a familiar face in a scene or two.

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  • Local leader lands gig on hit show 'Nashville' Local leader lands gig on hit show 'Nashville'

    It's not too often common folk get to hob nob with the widely-popular television stars who play the likes of hit ABC show "Nashville's" Rayna James and Juliette Barnes, but if you look real closely this season you just might see a familiar face in a scene or two.

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  • Woman of Wilson- Judy Cox Woman of Wilson- Judy Cox

    You've seen her smiling face on billboards and around town at events. Meet broker, business owner and volunteer Judy Cox.

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  • Madame Butterfly Madame Butterfly

    Mel Kelley's friends call her the monarch whisperer. Her enthusiasm for this magnificent orange and black-winged insect, crowned the king of the butterflies, knows no bounds.

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  • Woman of Wilson- Barbara Christian Woman of Wilson- Barbara Christian

    If you've passed the 2nd Grade at Southside Elementary School within the last four decades then you will recognize this week's Woman of Wilson Barbara Christian.

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  • Missing David- Part 6 Missing David- Part 6

    "We started to realize something's not right that night. We put his dog down in the basement because normally Kody would walk with him out to the tree house and sleep in the tree house with him," said Donny Nuessle.

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Missing David- Part 5 | Missing David, David Riemens, Wilson County, missing, investigation, Watertown,
Missing David- Part 5

Before David Riemens disappeared three years ago this month, there likely were no two people that knew him much better than his bosom friends Donny and Laura Nuessle.

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Sherry's Run patient moved by community support | Sherry's Run, survivor, #community
Sherry's Run patient moved by community support

Lebanon residents David and Willa Burnley recently celebrated 63 years of marriage. With big smiles on their faces, they share stories about their four children, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. To talk with them, you would never know they are fighting the greatest battle of their lives - again.

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Makeup artist donates time to Celebrating Beauty Pageant | Wilson County Fair, Special needs pageant
Makeup artist donates time to Celebrating Beauty Pageant

Makeup artist Niki Green donated her time and talents to help girls get ready for the third annual Celebrating Beauty Pageant at the Wilson County Fair on Sunday.

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Woman of Wilson- Darlene Craighead | Woman of Wilson, #WOW, #WCW, Woman Crush Wednesday,
Woman of Wilson- Darlene Craighead

Life is good for Lebanon's First Lady Darlene Craighead, wife of Mayor Philip Craighead.

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Armistead named 'Fairest of the Fair'- slideshow | Wilson County Fair, Fairest of the Fair,
Armistead named 'Fairest of the Fair'- slideshow

It was a case of "third time's the charm" for brunette beauty Elizabeth Kate Armistead.

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Missing David- Part 4 | Missing David, missing, David Riemens, Watertown, investigation, Ken Beck
Missing David- Part 4

Few people got close to the man who remains the only open missing person case in Wilson County.

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 Ronnie McDowell colors Disney's world | Ken Beck, #style, feature, art, Wilson County Fair, Ronnie McDowell, Disney, painting, musician, entertainment
Ronnie McDowell colors Disney's world

He's a songwriter and a hit singer, who, when he wants to, croons just like Elvis, but these days Sumner County native son Ronnie McDowell gets higher than Peter Pan when he considers his new partnership with Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse.

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Missing David- Part 3 | David Riemens, Ken Beck, Watertown, investigation, Missing David,
Missing David- Part 3

Watertown, Wilson County's friendly city in the southeast corner, with a population of 1,450, remains a place its mayor likens to fictional Mayberry. In this charming community, where practically everyone knows everyone, secrets are nigh impossible to keep.

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 | Woman of Wilson, #WOW, #WCW, Woman Crush Wednesday, Wilson County

The tragic shooting death of 13-year-old C'Asia Patton in January inspired mentor and friend Lori Seay to launch the Golden Girls Club earlier this year. While the Club is still in the early phases of planning, due to Seay's familial obligations, she still plans for it to flourish in the future. Working with young people is something Seay has done behind-the-scenes for a long time.

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Local filmmaker to premiere new horror movie in Lebanon | Lebanon, entertainment, premiere, Capitol Theatre
Local filmmaker to premiere new horror movie in Lebanon

Mt. Juliet resident Jim O'Rear has worked in the Hollywood entertainment industry for over 30 years as an actor, stuntman, screenwriter, director, make-up artist and producer. Now, he plans to bring his latest offering, a horror movie titled "The Hospital 2," home to Wilson County for its U.S. theatrical premiere.

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Missing David- Part 1 | Ken Beck, David Riemens, Missing David, Watertown, missing, Wilson County Sheriff's Office,
Missing David- Part 1

It's been 1,092 days since friends in Watertown or anyone else saw David Riemens.

The stone mason and gifted artist liked to paint dragons, trains and sprites. He slept in a tree house with his dog and had an infatuation with the vagabond lifestyle.

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History of the Wilson County Fair- Part 2

In 1983, the theme was HAVE WE GOT A FAIR FOR YOU. That tradition established the yearly theme selected by the Fair Board. The dates of the 1983 fair were August 29 through September 3.

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History of the WC Fair- Part 1 | Wilson County Fair, Johnny Knowles, history
History of the WC Fair- Part 1

In this edition, since it is almost time for the award-winning Wilson County Fair to take place, our topic will be just that-- THE WILSON COUNTY FAIR!

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Woman of Wilson: Lisia Tucker | Woman of Wilson, Woman Crush Wednesday, #WOW, #WCW
Woman of Wilson: Lisia Tucker

It isn't uncommon to master one career, but how many ladies can claim they have succeeded in two? Meet Aqua Bella Day Spa & Hair Studio owner Lisia Tucker.

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Higher Ground | Ken Beck, feature, #style,
Higher Ground

At an elevation of 2,074 feet, Short Mountain proves nearer to heaven than any place in Middle Tennessee.

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