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Our Feathered Friends

Reelfoot Lake Final Chapter
Checking out the menu Photo by Patti Watts
Reelfoot Lake Final Chapter

 

Continued from last week.
After waking up on Thursday morning, several of us discovered an open patch of water directly behind the Blue Bank Resort, where a group of duck hunters had left at about four O'clock, blazing a path through the ice field that encompassed the entire lake.

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General News

$45 million and counting

Wilson County Trustee Jim Major announced Monday that his office has collected 57 percent of property taxes owed the county for 2013 – a whopping $45,603,448 out of a possible $80,697,831.

 

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Nichols Vale given green light

Nichols Vale, Mt. Juliet’s proposed northside subdivision, was approved on second reading by the Mt. Juliet City Commission, after neighbors from both Sunset Drive and Faulkner Lane appeared before commissioners Monday night once again to protest the proposed zoning change for the development and its planned connections to their neighborhoods.

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Pody: Impasse on hotel/motel tax for Expo Ctr.

Although he was not on the agenda, District 46 State Rep. Mark Pody gave the Wilson County Commission Monday night an update on the two private acts sent to the General Assembly regarding funding for the proposed Expo Center.

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Vice Lord leader given 28-year sentence

Sterling Rivers a/k/a “Little Real”26, of Lebanon, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to 28 years in prison for conspiring to distribute large quantities of crack cocaine and cocaine, as part of his involvement in a criminal street gang called the Unknown Vice Lords, announced David Rivera, U. S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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General Sports

First Pitch Dinner is Saturday

LHS BASEBALL WELCOMES ALUMNI --
A few spots remain open for former members of the Lebanon High baseball team to attend Saturday's inaugural First Pitch Dinner to meet the 2014 Blue Devils and new head coach Tony Long.
    
Cumberland University's Hall of Fame baseball coach Woody Hunt will be the guest speaker.

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Jobe narrows college choices to four
Watertown's Ty Jobe
Jobe narrows college choices to four
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WC's Reed is headed to TTU
Preston Reed
WC's Reed is headed to TTU

Wilson Central’s all-star defensive end Preston Reed has committed to Tennessee Tech and will sign an NCAA National Letter of Intent with the Golden Eagles on National Signing Day, Wednesday, Feb. 4.

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