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Star to run to Country Music Marathon

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Wilson County government and Premier Orthopaedics are partnering to operate a special Music City Star train on Saturday, April 25 from Lebanon to downtown Nashville for the 2015...

March's madness- snow, ice to return

If you haven't been to the grocery store yet - now is the time.

Using tech to teach

It doesn't happen often in Middle Tennessee, but sometimes the roads are too slippery for school buses to travel. And teachers are worried their students will slip behind, too.

Haslam read at Watertown for Read Across America Week

Tennessee's First Lady Crissy Haslam stopped in Wilson County for Read Across America Day. Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on famed author Dr. Seuss's ...

 

Cash hired as City's economic recruiter
Cash hired as City's economic recruiter
Cash

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead announced the hiring of local businesswoman Helene Singer Cash as the city's new economic development director (EDD) in a statement released this (Wednesday) morning.

"Helene is a highly regarded professional with extensive knowledge of the local economy and governmental interactions," Craighead said of Singer Cash, who is the owner of The Crystal Couture Store in Lebanon. "She will be a great asset to the city as it continues to work to create jobs and advance retail opportunities within the City of Lebanon."

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Bidding authority debated at school board
Bidding authority debated at school board

Who should decide about making requests for bids or quotes for capital expenses over $100,000 - the school board or the executive committee? That was the question that divided the Wilson County School Board at its regular meeting Monday night.

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'Safety Slam Jam' slam dunks over $12K for Mt. Juliet Help Center
'Safety Slam Jam' slam dunks over $12K for Mt. Juliet Help Center
TYLER CHANDLER / The Wilson Post

Mt. Juliet's first responders hit the court Saturday in a basketball face-off with each basket signaling more money for the local help center.

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New fire hall could soon be up for bids
New fire hall could soon be up for bids

Lebanon Fire Station No. 4 is one step closer to reality, and it could take a further step on St. Patrick's Day.

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Mt. Juliet falls in AAA quarterfinals
Mt. Juliet falls in AAA quarterfinals
Rae DeGray

Lady Bears end season 32-3 --
MURFREESBORO -- An 11-3 run early in the fourth quarter helped No. 1-ranked Blackman hold off Mt. Juliet 58-48 in the Class AAA quarterfinals of the BlueCross Basketball Championships at MTSU's Murphy Center.

The loss was the first in 2015 for the Lady Bears and snapped a 22-game winning streak for the Region 5-AAA champions.

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CU's Hall voted 1st team All-MSC
CU's Hall voted 1st team All-MSC
Chelsey Hall

Murfreesboro native --
FRANKFORT, KY -- Cumberland junior Chelsey Hall was voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference in a vote of league coaches announced Wednesday night during the banquet for the conference championships that begin Thursday at the Frankfort Convention Center.

A Murfreesboro native and a graduate of Blackman High, Hall ranks third in the Mid-South in scoring at 15.7 points per game and also ranks third in steals (2.04), seventh in 3-pointers made (50) and eighth in assists (3.08).

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Dine with the 'Dogs moved to March 19
Dine with the 'Dogs moved to March 19

Unique quilt offered for auction --
UPDATE -- Bowing to concerns over the weather, Cumberland baseball's annual "Dine with the 'Dogs" kickoff dinner / auction has been moved to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at the Benton Jennings Center on the CU campus.

"There's nothing we can do about the weather," said Cumberland baseball coach Woody Hunt. "I hate that we've had to postpone the dinner twice now, but we don't want to take a chance on someone getting hurt."

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CU men eliminated by Shawnee State
CU men eliminated by Shawnee State

MSC tournament play-in game --
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Ninth-seeded Shawnee State (Ohio) used a 12-0 run midway through the second half en route to a 70-59 win over eighth-seeded Cumberland Thursday at the 2015 Mid-South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament at the Frankfort Convention Center.

The Bears (11-18) advance to face top-seeded Pikeville (Ky.) on Friday in the tournament's quarterfinals.

Cumberland (9-21) trimmed the Bears' lead to four (63-59) with three minutes left in the game, but Shawnee State closed with seven straight points to avenge two regular season losses to the Bulldogs.

Shawnee State ended the game making 51.1 percent (23-of-45) of its shots compared to just 30.5 percent (18-of-59) from Cumberland.

Ethan Moffatt led the Bears with 14 points -- part of 37 points off the Shawnee State bench. Jorian Hudson added 13 while Frederick Moore chipped in 12.

Jerrod Gaston led the Bulldogs with 13 while Paul Williams contributed 12.

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