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Longtime partners granted county's first same-sex marriage license

Local history was made on Friday, June 26 at 3 p.m. when Teddie Perkins and Denise Black became the first same-sex couple to be granted a marriage license in Wilson County.

Till Death Do We Eat

We had another good rain for our gardens, but it has caused the grass to grow almost faster than my lawnmower can cut it. I don't know where all of the birds have come from, but they can empty four feeders in a matter of two ...

Wilson grants first same-sex marriage license

In a whirlwind of activity since this morning's U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning a statewide ban, a Mt. Juliet couple was granted the first marriage license to a same-sex couple in Wilson County.

 

Wilson County Fair to open August 14th
Wilson County Fair to open August 14th

The gates of Lebanon's James E. Ward Agricultural Center will once again welcome hundreds of thousands of guests next month for the Wilson County Fair.

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Police: Alleged robbery suspect found dead
Police: Alleged robbery suspect found dead

Mt. Juliet Police officials confirmed a man found dead Saturday evening in a Mt. Juliet-area home from an apparent gunshot wound was the suspect in an armed robbery at Corner Market that occurred earlier that evening.

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Wilson County Schools take top honors at state nutrition conference
Wilson County Schools take top honors at state nutrition conference

Several Wilson County Schools' Nutrition Department employees brought home honors from the Tennessee School Nutrition Association's (TSNA) annual conference in Gatlinburg earlier this month.

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Fun events to celebrate July 4th
Fun events to celebrate July 4th

If you are still trying to decide how to celebrate the Fourth of July, here is a list of some of the Fourth of July events to make your planning a little simpler.

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FOOTBALL -- CU hires Koester as OC
FOOTBALL -- CU hires Koester as OC
Koester

former WR coach at EKU --
Cumberland's head football coach Donnie Suber has hired Klay Koester away from Eastern Kentucky University as his new offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach.

Koester replaces Ryan Locke at the position. Locke resigned earlier this summer to take a high school teaching / coaching position in Alabama.

"Klay has worked with Hal Mumme, and he's worked in a Tony Franklin style scheme as well," Suber said Monday afternoon. "He wants to run kind of a simplified, fast-paced offense and having played the position at Eastern, he will be able to work on mechanics with our young guys."

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HOOPS - Chowbay leaves Belmont
HOOPS - Chowbay leaves Belmont
Chowbay

will enroll at Martin Methodist --
Former Mt. Juliet High three-sport standout Caleb Chowbay will transfer from Belmont to Martin Methodist, an NAIA program in Pulaski.

Chowbay, a two-time Academic All-Conference performer and a 6-2 guard during his time at Belmont, will have two years of eligibility for the RedHawks.

He played in 28 games for Belmont this past season, averaging 2.5 ppg, as the Bruins finished 22-11 overall -- losing to Virginia in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

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

Hunters Point Seniors Tourney
Hunters Point golf Course will stage its annual Senior Men's Invitational tournament Wednesday, July 8. A shotgun start is planned for at 8 a.m. with an entry fee of $60.
Entry fee includes green fees, cart, prizes, lunch and practice round green fee (cart not included on practice round). Age divisons 50-55, 56-60, 61-65, 66-69, 70 & up. To register call the Pro Shop at 615-444-7521 or visit www.hunterspointgolf.com.

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CU BASEBALL -- 'Dogs land Jay Feliciano
CU BASEBALL -- 'Dogs land Jay Feliciano
Feliciano

JuCo first team All-America OF --
It's safe to say the rebuilding effort has started in earnest at Cumberland University.

Coming off a 20-31 season in 2015, CU's Hall of Fame Coach Woody Hunt is hitting the recruiting trail with a vengeance.

His first big signee for the 2016 season is Jay Feliciano, a power hitting outfielder from Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa.

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