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General News

Tax-free weekend starts Friday

Tennessee’s 9th annual Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m., Friday, Aug. 1, and end at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 3.

MJ Commission renews city manager's contract

MT. JULIET -- Mt. Juliet City Commission renewed City Manager Kenny Martin’s contract Monday night and authorized him to facilitate construction of a new sidewalk that will make it safer for students to walk to and from Mt. Juliet High School on Golden Bear Gateway.

Early voting results show interesting turnouts

Only four days remain for early voting in the County General/Federal & State Primary Aug. 7 election, and results so far show some interesting turnout numbers for certain races.

Man injured in shooting, suspect sought

A man shot multiple times Monday night is already out of the hospital as an investigation into the incident continues.

General Sports

Hastings earns annual Chris Price Award

Hastings earns annual Chris Price Award

LEBANON -- Rising eighth grader Jeremiah Hastings was the recipient of the fifth annual Chris Price Award / Scholarship presented Saturday, July 26 by the family of the late two-sport Lebanon High athlete Chris Price.

The presentation was held at the James E. Ward Ag. Center as part of the Wilson County Black History Committee’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement.

UPDATED -- Local sports in brief

LG&CC men’s invitational this weekend
Spots remain open for entrants in this weekend’s Men’s Invitational at the Lebanon Golf & Country Club. The stroke play tournament will cover 36 holes on Saturday and Sunday with flights determined by the number of participants. Entry fee includes lunch on Saturday as well as a practice round. Players should call the pro shop at 444-5010 for tee times.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.

Stephen Pryor traded to Twins

Stephen Pryor traded to Twins
Stephen Pryor

The Minnesota Twins announced Thursday afternoon, July 24 that they have traded designated hitter Kendrys Morales to the Seattle Mariners for reliever Stephen Pryor.

Local swimmer headed to Zone Championships

Competition opens July 28 in Texas
Lebanon swimmer Julia Jane Eskew has been selected for the 2014 Zone Championship Team to be held in San Antonio, Texas July 28 through August 3.

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