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She's always there with a prayer

She's always there with a prayer

MT. JULIET -- About the time many people start talking about slowing down, maybe even retiring, Sue Street and her husband Andy went into training to become firefighters.

LSSD announces technology initiative

Lebanon Special School District officials announce the start of the 1-to-l (1 device for every 1 student) Chromebook laptop initiative which will provide the opportunity for every sixth through eighth grade student at Walter J. Baird and Winfree-Bryant Middle Schools to have the use of a laptop to complete their coursework and enhance their educational experience at home and school.

Finance, school officials favor sales tax hike

Wilson County Finance Director Aaron Maynard, Deputy Director of Wilson County Schools Mickey Hall and School Board Member Larry Tomlinson united in support of the Sales Tax Referendum that is on the ballot in the Wilson County General Election.

General Sports

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.

Former MJ ace hired at USC-Upstate

Former MJ ace hired at USC-Upstate
Kenzie Roark

Kenzie Roark will coach pitchers
Spartanburg, S.C. -- Former Mt. Juliet High all-stater and Virginia Tech record setter Kenzie Roark has been hired as the pitching coach for the University of South Carolina Upstate Spartans.
Born in Nashville, Roark grew up in Mt. Juliet. She graduated from Mt. Juliet High and helped lead the Lady Bears to two state runner-up finishes.

LBA 12U Americans earn state crown

LBA 12U Americans earn state crown
Kameron Bond

SWEETWATER -- Powered by 12 hits and three homers, the Lebanon Americans rolled to a 13-0 win over their rival Lebanon Americans in Tuesday’s championship game of the 12U Dixie “O” Zone State Tournament at the Sweetwater Recreation Complex.
The all-Lebanon final came on the heels of Sunday’s 1-0 win by the Lebanon Lions over Putnam County in the championship game of the 15U Babe Ruth State Tournament -- giving the Baird Park Complex two state crowns.

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