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General News

County ranks in top 5 in early voting turnout

While some worry that the turnout for early voting in the County Genera/Federal and State Primary election on Aug. 7 may be low, Wilson County Administrator of Elections Phillip Warren said Tuesday morning the county is actually in the top four or five in terms of turnout through Monday.

Judicial retention rally held at CU

Early voting for the Federal and State Primary and Wilson County General Election began this past Friday, and those who have already casted their ballots have noticed the series of “Retain or Replace” choices regarding the 22 judges and justices who serve on the state’s appellate courts and Tennessee Supreme Court.

MJ planners OK apartments despite protests

MT. JULIET -- After nearly 3 hours of discussion, the Mt. Juliet Planning Commission voted 4-3 Thursday night to approve the final master plan for Meridian at Providence Trail, a proposed 11-building complex of 225 apartments on about 14 acres behind Providence MarketPlace.

Crime Stoppers offers reward in robbery

Wilson County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information regarding an armed robbery at a market in Mt. Juliet that occurred in May.

General Sports

TSWA honors seven local athletes

TSWA honors seven local athletes
Cameron Woodfin

Seven Wilson County high school athletes have been recognized as all-state in their respective sports by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.
    
Among the honorees are:

Meador, Hubbuch earn TBCA honors

Three summers ago, Dusty Meador and Kyle Hubbuch were teammates on the Wilson County Coyotes -- a 15U travel team coached by Jason Franklin.
    
Today the pair find themselves on the same roster again, only this time it’s the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association all-state team.

Wilson Co. sports in brief

Special Olympics social set July 27
Special Olympics of Wilson County is hosting a welcome back social for any athletes interested in participating in basketball, bocce or swimming. Anyone willing to help with Special Olympics please join the fun too. The social will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at Don Fox Park. Athletes should bring snacks to share.
Contact Melody Engle at 615-517-0317 with any questions.

Committee stalls CU's DII application

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA announced on Friday the decisions reached by the Division II Membership Committee on applications for NCAA Division II candidacy.

The Great Midwest Athletic Conference sponsored two institutions for candidacy in 2014-15, Georgetown College and Cumberland University.

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