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Ceremony to mark Memorial Day in Wilson

Local veterans' organizations, the City of Lebanon and Wilson County will pay tribute to those lost in the line of duty on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, during a special ceremony at the Veterans Plaza in Lebanon.

City receives Governor's Award

The City of Lebanon received a prestigious environmental stewardship award from the governor of Tennessee for its efforts in energy and renewable resources last week when Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environme...

MJ gym helps local vets 'lift for their lives' to prevent suicide

After U.S. Navy Corpsman medic Carter Davis shattered his right leg in a quirky accident overseas he was put on pain meds to at least dull the 24/7 pain.

Symphony on the Lawn to return to CU

The Nashville Symphony will once again perform on Cumberland University's Memorial Lawn on Tuesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. for the local favorite Symphony on the Lawn performance.



 
State parks to host National Trails Day hikes | Cedars of Lebanon, Long Hunter State Park, hiking, National Trails Day, volunteers,
State parks to host National Trails Day hikes

Tennessee State Parks, including Cedars of Lebanon and Long Hunter state parks in Wilson County, will celebrate National Trails Day with free, guided hikes on Saturday, June 3.

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WWUD wins best tasting water contest | West Wilson Utility District
WWUD wins best tasting water contest

West Wilson Utility District (WWUD) was recently awarded top honors at the Region 5 Best Tasting Water Contest sponsored by the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts (TAUD).

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Local CrossFit gym to be official host of 'The Murph' | Lebanon, fitness, exercise, CrossFit, The Murph, health,
Local CrossFit gym to be official host of 'The Murph'

Lebanon's IMA/CrossFit recently announced they will serve as the official host for "The Murph Challenge 2017" on Memorial Day.

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Scammers target MTEMC members | MTEMC, Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation, scam
Scammers target MTEMC members

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC) officials have issued a warning to members regarding a number of scam phone calls where fraudulent callers are posing as MTEMC employees, contacting members and claiming their account is past due and subject to cutoff.

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Wilson County Fair announces theme for 2017  | Wilson County Fair, 2017
Wilson County Fair announces theme for 2017

Nine days full of family fun, carnival rides and entertainment await on August 18 through 26 when the Wilson County Fair returns to the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. As the 2017 fair theme promises, here comes the fun.

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State Fair names award in honor of Moss | Hale Moss, Wilson County Fair, Tennessee State Fair, award,
State Fair names award in honor of Moss

The Tennessee State Fair's Distinguished Service Award, presented annually at a special ceremony during the fair's 10-day run in Nashville, will be named in honor of the late Hale Moss of Mt. Juliet.

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EDUCATION -- Pigg to replace Trice | Michael Pigg, Terry Trice, LSSD, Lebanon Special School District, Castle Heights Elementary School, Watertown Middle School,
EDUCATION -- Pigg to replace Trice | Michael Pigg, Terry Trice, LSSD, Lebanon Special School District, Castle Heights Elementary School, Watertown Middle School,
Michael Pigg
EDUCATION -- Pigg to replace Trice

New principal at Castle Heights Elementary --
LEBANON -- Veteran educator Michael Pigg will be introduced later this week as the new principal at Castle Heights Elementary School in the Lebanon Special School System.

An educator since 2005, Mr. Pigg has spent the past three years as the principal at Watertown Middle School.

He will take the spot vacated by the retirement of CHES principal Terry Trice, who led the local school since the building opened in 1997.

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Illegal alien sentenced to 50 years for child pornography

Edwin Velasquez Curuchiche, 40, of Guatemala, who formerly lived in Lebanon, was sentenced Friday by United States District Court Judge Waverly Crenshaw to 50 years in prison, for two counts of production of child pornography.

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Former MJ coach indicted on sex crimes | crime, Darin Plumlee,
Former MJ coach indicted on sex crimes | crime, Darin Plumlee,
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Former MJ coach indicted on sex crimes

A former Mt. Juliet High School wrestling coach has been indicted by a Wilson County Grand Jury on charges of statutory rape by an authority figure, sexual battery by an authority figure, unlawful sexual contact and sexual exploitation of a minor.

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Marks trust gives $1 million to local institutions | William C. Marks, Bill Marks, non-profit, charity, gift, Cumberland University, Friendship Christian School, Lebanon Wilson County Public Library, College Hills Church of Christ, Bob Rochelle, Mike Flanagan, Randall Clemons, Paul Stumb, William David Marks
Marks trust gives $1 million to local institutions

A trust established by late Wilson County businessman William C. "Bill" Marks has gifted a total of $1 million to four local institutions.

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Saturday to be 'Day of Dreams' for Empower Me | Empower Me, Empower Me Center, Day of Dreams, Jere's Ride, Gabby's Walk for Change, Donovan's Jam
Saturday to be 'Day of Dreams' for Empower Me

Empower Me Center will welcome the community to the second annual Day of Dreams on Saturday at Cumberland University's Nokes-Lasater Field.

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The Big Payback brings more than $100K to Wilson non-profits | The Big Payback, non-profit, charity, Community Foundation
The Big Payback brings more than $100K to Wilson non-profits

Generating almost $2.6 million in total for Middle Tennessee non-profit organizations earlier this month, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's fourth annual The Big Payback saw local non-profits raise nearly $117,000 during the 24-hour online giving challenge.

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WCSO receives training to treat opioid overdoses | Wilson County Sheriff's Office, Narcan, drugs, Naloxone,
WCSO receives training to treat opioid overdoses

In an effort to prevent accidental overdoses from opiate-based drugs, deputies from the Wilson County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) have begun training in administering Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan.

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Performance dedicated to Lawrence McKinney
Performance dedicated to Lawrence McKinney

"Art imitates life," Centerstage Theatre Company co-owner Mitchell Vantrease told The Wilson Post.

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Raising awareness and empathy
Raising awareness and empathy

Friendship Christian fifth-grader Alex Johnson has been in a wheelchair for the last five years. He said it is a much different experience than most would assume.

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