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Tech ed coming to town Tech ed coming to town

There are fewer limitations on Tennessee Promise than many people may realize. Not only does it guarantee that high school graduates will be able to go to community colleges, it extends the same promise to those graduates who want a technical education.

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  • Tech ed coming to town Tech ed coming to town

    There are fewer limitations on Tennessee Promise than many people may realize. Not only does it guarantee that high school graduates will be able to go to community colleges, it extends the same promise to those graduates who want a technical education.

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  • Accused shooter appears in court Accused shooter appears in court

    LEBANON -- The young man accused in the shooting death of 13-year-old C'Asia Patton was scheduled to appear in Judge Brody Kane's courtroom Friday morning, Jan. 23.

    According to a representative in the Criminal Court Office, there was an 8:30 a.m. arraignment for Joseph Christopher Hendry Jr., 19, in open court.

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  • Upcoming Black History Concert presented by the Wilson County Civic League Upcoming Black History Concert presented by the Wilson County Civic League

    Rehearsals for an upcoming Black History Concert presented by the Wilson County Civic League were held on Monday.

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  • Plungers brave the cold waters for Special Olympics Plungers brave the cold waters for Special Olympics

    Some 20 plungers braved the frigid water of the outdoor pool at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center Saturday morning for the 2015 Polar Plunge. A cast of costumed characters, including a banana and a Nordic Viking, joined the crowd racing into the 38-degree water to raise money for Wilson County Special Olympics.
    DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post

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  • MLK Day March honors C'Asia's life, legacy MLK Day March honors C'Asia's life, legacy

    Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto quoted Martin Luther King Jr. as participants of the third annual Unity March settled in Pickett-Rucker United Methodist Church on Monday.

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Code uncertainty delaying development

Developers have questions about what zoning in Lebanon will require in the future, and nine builders, engineers and architects representing about a dozen developers are waiting on the answers before they can start construction, according to City Planner Paul Corder.

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Plungers brave the cold waters for Special Olympics | Polar Plunge, Jimmy Floyd Family Center, Special Olympics,
Plungers brave the cold waters for Special Olympics

Some 20 plungers braved the frigid water of the outdoor pool at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center Saturday morning for the 2015 Polar Plunge. A cast of costumed characters, including a banana and a Nordic Viking, joined the crowd racing into the 38-degree water to raise money for Wilson County Special Olympics.
DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post

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MLK Day March honors C'Asia's life, legacy | MLK commemorative march, C'Asia Patton,
MLK Day March honors C'Asia's life, legacy

Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto quoted Martin Luther King Jr. as participants of the third annual Unity March settled in Pickett-Rucker United Methodist Church on Monday.

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Local Troop First to Earn MJ Chamber Girl Scout Patch | girl scouts, mount juliet, Mt. Juliet,
Local Troop First to Earn MJ Chamber Girl Scout Patch

Daisy Troop #874 recently became the first to earn the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce "I Climbed Mt. Juliet" fun patch.

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MJ senior slam-dunks the odds | Ashley Roby, basketball, cancer,
MJ senior slam-dunks the odds

Ashley Roby beat breast cancer at the ungodly age of 14, and three years later this week, she is tearing up the basketball court to help her Mt. Juliet High School Lady Bears basketball team score what she hopes is a championship. Last year, Roby made the Region 5-AAA all-tournament team and helped Mt. Juliet go to the state tourney.

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Moss faces additional charge | Brad Moss, crime, booking, arrest, indictment, scheme,
Moss faces additional charge | Brad Moss, crime, booking, arrest, indictment, scheme,
Brad Moss
Moss faces additional charge

As the result of continued investigative efforts, special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) have obtained an additional indictment for a Wilson County man already facing charges in connection to a multi-million dollar investment scheme.

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Northtown Starbucks plan hits snag | starbucks, coffee, Mt. Juliet,
Northtown Starbucks plan hits snag

Admitting they might be a scourge on social media, Mt. Juliet city planners put their nix on a cup of Joe when they decided not to recommend the Northtown Starbucks project Thursday night.

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Teen arrested in C'Asia's death | Joseph C. Hendry, C'Asia Patton, shooting, Lebanon Police Department, Michael Vanhook,
Teen arrested in C'Asia's death | Joseph C. Hendry, C'Asia Patton, shooting, Lebanon Police Department, Michael Vanhook,
Hendry
Teen arrested in C'Asia's death

Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the drive-by shooting death of Insatiable C'Asia Patton, 13.

Patton, who was a seventh grader at Winfree Bryant Middle School, died Jan. 8 as a result of injuries from a Jan. 5 shooting into the home of her grandmother, Minnie McReynolds, located at the corner of Floral and Sycamore Streets.

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Two arrested on separate rape charges | rape, Wilson County Sheriff's Department, statutory rape, Christopher Ross, Michael Currier
Two arrested on separate rape charges

Two Wilson County men have been arrested this week in separate statutory rape cases.

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Friendship homecoming court | Friendship Christian School, homecoming, basketball,
Friendship homecoming court

Friendship Christian School will celebrate basketball homecoming 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Bay Family Sportsplex prior to the game with Aaron Academy.

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Local man indicted again, arrested | Travis Lamar Stargill, Wilson County crime, 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson,
Local man indicted again, arrested | Travis Lamar Stargill, Wilson County crime, 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson,
Stargill
Local man indicted again, arrested

previously indicted in May, 2014 --
NASHVILLE - Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Wilson County man charged in connection with an ongoing sex trafficking investigation.

At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, TBI Special Agents began investigating Travis Lamar Stargill on August 1, 2012.

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County Schools open enrollment application begins Feb. 2

Wilson County Schools has four schools that are available for the Open Enrollment period of Monday, Feb. 2, through Tuesday, March 31, for the 2015-2016 school year.

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MJ cuts shelter budget to add police officers | animal shelter, police, budget, staffing, Mt. Juliet,
MJ cuts shelter budget to add police officers

A special work session was held at Mt. Juliet City Hall to discuss cutting the Animal Control budget to gain funds to hire two police officers.

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7th grader recovering after brain surgery | Bailey Roddy, community,
7th grader recovering after brain surgery | Bailey Roddy, community,
Bailey Roddy
7th grader recovering after brain surgery

What started off as a fun day of holiday shopping turned into one local family's biggest nightmare. Today the Roddy family asks for prayers in the recovery of Bailey Roddy -- a 7th grader at Carroll Oakland.

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WCSD finds stash of drugs, guns and cash

Residence on Hunters Point Pike --
The Wilson County Sheriff's Department seized a large cache of drugs, guns, $5,000 and several vehicles and other items believed to have been involved in illegal drug sales in a mid-day raid Tuesday, Jan. 13.

Sheriff Robert Bryan indicated his department had received numerous reports from citizens detailing suspicious activity surrounding a residence at 3877 Hunters Point Pike.

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