Today is Wednesday, August 5, 2015



Missing David- Part 1

It's been 1,092 days since friends in Watertown or anyone else saw David Riemens. The stone mason and gifted artist liked to paint dragons, trains and sprites. He slept in a tree house with his dog and had an infatuation with...

Fair contest entries begin this week

Excitement is building as folks prepare for the 2015 Wilson County Fair. The fair, themed "Cedars, Oaks and Country Folks," will open on Aug. 14th at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

Beware of Nature's Undertakers

We have come to a very dry period now and my okra is loving it. You can almost sit outside and watch it grow. I just hope it doesn't stay this way. There are times that we need rain so the lawn mowing people can make their mo...

Social media buzzing about possible MJ petition rally

There are some rumblings in Mt. Juliet about a message, in form of a petition, to send to the federal government crafted by two Mt. Juliet commissioners with some support from a state representative.

 

Adult High School offers students a second chance
Adult High School offers students a second chance

It's no secret, adult learners can earn a diploma at Wilson County's Adult High School, which offers a much-needed second chance to get the high school diploma they missed the first time.

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Expo Center seeking manager, 20 applied so far
Expo Center seeking manager, 20 applied so far

Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto said the search for an Expo Center Marketing Director is ongoing.

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States' rights petition rally, memorial for slain military set in MJ
States' rights petition rally, memorial for slain military set in MJ

Citizens will have a chance to memorialize and honor the five military personnel slain in Chattanooga, plus have the opportunity to sign a petition supporting states' rights in an organized rally planned for next Tuesday in Mt. Juliet.

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TDOT pinpoints problem with I-40 in MJ
TDOT pinpoints problem with I-40 in MJ

It appears the Tennessee Department of Transportation has finally pinpointed why there have been a pattern of hydroplane crashes on Interstate 40 East near Mt. Juliet.

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FOOTBALL -- CU plans community events
FOOTBALL -- CU plans community events

Home opener is Sept. 5 --
Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced community events for the 2015 football season this week, which includes a canned food drive, opportunities for donations to The Next Step Resource Center and Goodwill as well as a Wilson County School Day sponsored by Coca-Cola and Chick-fil-A.

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MJ's Caleb Cotham gets the call
MJ's Caleb Cotham gets the call
Caleb Cotham

Yankees promote former Golden Bear
Caleb Cotham's long journey in the minor leagues took a big upturn Wednesday when the New York Yankees promoted the Wilson County native to the major leagues.

The Yankees purchased the right-handed reliever's contract from their Triple-A affiliate at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and at the same time designated veteran lefty Chris Capuano for assignment.

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Wilson Co. sports in brief
Wilson Co. sports in brief

Blue Devil Golf Scramble
The fifth annual Lebanon Boys Basketball Scramble will be held Saturday, Aug. 22 at Hunters Point Golf Course.
Entry feel is $70 per player or $280 for a four-member scramble team. An 8 a.m. shotgun start is planned, with lunch included.
The field will be divided into two flights with three places awarded for each flight.
For more information, call Coach Jim McDowell at 615-347-2531 or email at jimmymac2111@hotmail.com.

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CU SPORTS -- Hall of Fame inductees
CU SPORTS -- Hall of Fame inductees
Putman Serbin

Softball pitcher, '66 hoopsters --
LEBANON -- Cumberland University Athletics announced its newest Sports Hall of Fame members Thursday, which include softball player Ashley Putman Serbin and the 1966 men's junior college basketball team, the first to ever reach the national tournament.

Serbin and the 1966 team will be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame the weekend of October 30-31 this year as part of Homecoming festivities at Cumberland.

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