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Cold and Hungry?
Cold and Hungry?

Stretches of inclement weather, such as last week's snow and ice storm, have many concerned whether or not the students who depend on food provided at school went hungry.

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Central girls, LHS boys eliminated
Central girls, LHS boys eliminated

Lady 'Cats fall to Rossview --
MT. JULIET -- Liz Quinio's reverse layup with six seconds left proved to be the game-winner Wednesday afternoon as Rossview defeated Wilson Central 41-39 in the semifinals of the Region 5-AAA tournament at Mt. Juliet High. With the win, the Lady Hawks improved to 23-7 and earned a berth in Thursday's 6 p.m. region finals against District 9-AAA champ Mt. Juliet.

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WWE-lated!
WWE-lated!

Mt. Juliet High School student Remmington Caldwell had the time of his life Monday night as he was taken to Nashville to see his favorite wrestling stars in action.

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MJ teams play in 5-AAA finals tonight
MJ teams play in 5-AAA finals tonight

Boys stun Northwest in double OT --
MT. JULIET -- Both Mt. Juliet High basketball teams have earned spots in their respective TSSAA sectional games early next week after reaching tonight's finals of the Region 5-AAA tournament.

The surprising Golden Bears of Coach Troy Allen landed in Thursday's finals with a pair of upsets over higher seeded teams from District 10-AAA.

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Charles Melvin West, 75

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. West, 75, of Lebanon. Retired from TRW, he died Feb. 23, 2015.

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Virginia Laine Hill, 89

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Barton's Creek Cemetery for Ms. Hill, 89, of Lebanon.

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George Donald Patton, 89

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Patton, 89. Formerly of Watertown, he died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 in Farmington Hills, MI.

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Joann A. Grandstaff, 77

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Ms. Grandstaff, 77, of Lebanon.

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Billy Wayne Owen, 66

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Owen, 66, of Watertown.

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William Frank "Buddy" Young, 79

Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25 at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens for Mr. Young, 79, of Lebanon.

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Singer-picker Bill Kelly rocks across the decades
Singer-picker Bill Kelly rocks across the decades

The list of artists whom vocalist-guitarist Bill Kelly has crossed paths or joined on stage across six decades of musical meanderings covers a pretty wide swath through the rock 'n' roll encyclopedia.

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It's crappie time -- almost

Late February and March can be spotty when it comes to catching crappie in Middle Tennessee. So many factors are involved in the fish moving up and congregating in a pre-spawn pattern. But they can be caught.

The weather is a huge factor. We need a few warm, sunny day to bring the water temperature up and melt the ice off the boat ramps

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Irene F. Gray, 98

A homemaker and a member of LaGuardo Baptist Church, Mrs. Gray passed away Tuesday February 24, 2015.

She is preceded in death by her parents S.E. Foutch & Lula Winfree Foutch; husband James Hayward Gray; brothers Wiley Foutch and Lee Foutch; sisters Opaline Sullivan and Alma Belle Dickerson.

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Angel Armies ministers to the downhearted
Angel Armies ministers to the downhearted

While rehearsing with a church worship band in Mt. Juliet about 10 years ago, guitarist-vocalist Bill Kelly heard a sweet feminine voice that sent shivers through his musical soul.

Today, Kelly and Jennifer Kane, the woman behind the voice, blend harmonies in the duet Angel Armies, a unique yet simple Christian ministry that combines song and prayer to give hope and comfort to people confronting such crises as cancer, death, divorce and bankruptcy.

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Friendship's Taylor signs with Bethel
Friendship's Taylor signs with Bethel
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Telling Tales: It Started off so well...
Telling Tales: It Started off so well...

As I sit here on Saturday afternoon, watching the rain slowly melt the ice and snow, I wonder: how did it all go so bad so quickly?

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Wilson Living Today: Which Cover Would You Pick?
Wilson Living Today: Which Cover Would You Pick?

Our much-anticipated wedding issue comes out Next Wednesday, Mar. 4, and we couldn't be more excited to share it with you. From wedding dresses to reception venues to gorgeous jewelry to tasty favors, every page is filled with all the newest trends to plan the perfect wedding.

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Woman of Wilson: Jana Pastors
Woman of Wilson: Jana Pastors

This week's Woman of Wilson can be summed up in a quote, which she attributes to Lebanon City Council Member and friend, Rob Cesternino: "It is amazing how you manage to never have a bad hair day in spite of wearing so many hats."

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Hutto pleased with county's emergency weather response
Hutto pleased with county's emergency weather response

Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto was pleased overall with how area agencies handled last week's snow and ice storm.

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City proclaims this week 'Shop Local in Mt. Juliet Week'
City proclaims this week 'Shop Local in Mt. Juliet Week'

Local Mt. Juliet boutique Sister's Whimzy's business was literally frozen by last week's ice storm when it was forced to close, and it will take quite a while to recoup lost earnings. Local commerce came to a standstill with multiple days of nearly impassable sideroads that kept citizens homebound and unable to keep cash registers ringing.

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New Mt. Juliet firefighters sworn into ranks
New Mt. Juliet firefighters sworn into ranks

The ranks of the Fire Department of Mt. Juliet swelled considerably when additional full-time and volunteer firefighters were officially sworn in Monday night.

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Rezoning sought for renamed manor

The gracious white, antebellum Southern manor by the side of Highway 231, about 11 miles south of Lebanon, is a familiar sight to Wilson Countians with its two-story porch pillars, arched windows and, of course, its cedar trees.

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City "goes green" with gasification

The City of Lebanon will be "going green, saving green and making green" with its new "waste to energy" project that the Lebanon City Council unanimously approved on second reading at a special called meeting Thursday night, with Ward 2 Councilor Fred Burton absent.

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County may seek AG's opinion on filling new school board seats

The "done deal" may not be so "done" after all.
In January, the Wilson County Commission unanimously approved a map setting the districts for the Wilson County School Board, now that voters last August approved expanding the board from five members to seven.

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Why Is It?

I must admit that I sometimes find myself thinking about some of the silliest stuff, so please forgive me up front for my silliness. For example, I got to thinking recently about, of all things, socks, underwear and T-shirts.

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