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General News

Schools show TCAP gains, improvement needs

Officials with Wilson County Schools and Lebanon Special School District lauded their respective school systems’ progress made in the 2014 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, or TCAP, while also noting that improvements remain necessary.

WEMA Station 1 to open, responders to be honored

State legislators announced Wednesday that they will honor the first responders who helped save the life of 2-year-old Addilyn Gray, who nearly drowned in a swimming pool in April. 

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.

General Sports

Restaurants, grocery help out TN Champs

Restaurants, grocery help out TN Champs

Two local restaurants and a grocery chain are lending their support to fund-raising efforts for the Lebanon American 12U all-stars.
Crowned champions of the Dixie Youth “O” Zone state tournament last week in Sweetwater, the Lebanon Youth Baseball squad will open play Saturday, Aug. 6 in the Dixie Youth World Series in South Carolina.

Hastings earns annual Chris Price Award

Hastings earns annual Chris Price Award

LEBANON -- Rising seventh 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.

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