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Education initiatives in full swing Education initiatives in full swing

May is an exciting time across our state as families celebrate graduations, and this time of year reminds me of why we work so hard to make sure Tennesseans are prepared for the workforce.

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  • Education initiatives in full swing Education initiatives in full swing

    May is an exciting time across our state as families celebrate graduations, and this time of year reminds me of why we work so hard to make sure Tennesseans are prepared for the workforce.

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  • Fairview Church to host Missions Market Fairview Church to host Missions Market

    Local artisan craft, food event to benefit missions trip to Central Asia.

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  • 'Georgia on My Mind' Ryman concert gives back to hit-maker 'Georgia on My Mind' Ryman concert gives back to hit-maker

    He sort of takes it in stride when people say he's part of one of the most successful writing trios in the history of country music.

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  • 'Freedom isn't free' 'Freedom isn't free'

    Memorial Day is a time for us to remember the promise President Abraham Lincoln made to, "Care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan," Retired United States Army Maj. Pat Unger told a large crowd at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet Monday morning.

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  • Vegas trip hits development jackpot Vegas trip hits development jackpot

    All the cities in Wilson County - as well as the county itself - send officials to Las Vegas each year in May, but not to gamble.

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Go Johnny Go a colorful event | Go Johnny Go, cancer, 5k, fun run,
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Council postpones 2nd budget reading

Since Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead was in Las Vegas attending a conference to promote the city among businesses looking for a place to locate, Tuesday's city council meeting was chaired by Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath, the mayor pro tem.

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Northtown historic building transforms into unique restaurant | Mt. Juliet, historic, restaurant, bistro, fresh, local,
Northtown historic building transforms into unique restaurant

A historic building in the heart of Mt. Juliet's Northtown District is primed to be Crossroads Bistro and Ale.

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Potential 'bypass' could relieve MJ traffic | MJ, Mt. Juliet, bypass, traffic,
Potential 'bypass' could relieve MJ traffic

A Mt. Juliet businessman plans to donate expensive property to the city of Mt. Juliet in hopes to bring a public connector road between the Providence area and Beckwith Road.

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No one injured in Charlie Daniels Park parking lot crash

Mt. Juliet Police responded to a two-car crash with possible injuries in the Charlie Daniels Park parking lot on Friday before noon.

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MJ carjacking suspect charged | carjacking, MJPD, crime, arrest,
MJ carjacking suspect charged

An attempted carjacking suspect was apprehended in Mt. Juliet Tuesday after a short search.

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MJPD arrests Nashville man for heroin possession | heroin, drug arrest, arrest, crime, MJPD,
MJPD arrests Nashville man for heroin possession

While investigating a crash on Wednesday afternoon, an officer with the Mt. Juliet Police Department found heroin hidden in a flashlight after the driver gave consent to have her car searched.

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TXR Run Club welcomes ultrarunner, FCS teacher Armstrong | Wilson County, running, Greg Armstrong, Wilson County Schools, Tennessee State Parks, Cedars of Lebanon State Park
TXR Run Club welcomes ultrarunner, FCS teacher Armstrong

Students from several schools in Wilson County recently celebrated their season participating in the Tennessee State Parks Run Club with a special visit from a USA National 24-hour Running Team member.

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Preparing for the worst | music city star, disaster preparedness,
Preparing for the worst

Imagine being on the Music City Star in route from Nashville to Lebanon when, unexpectedly, you hear gunshots coming from the car behind you. What would you do?

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Bond deferral for Expo Center fended off | local government, schools, Expo Center, ambulances,
Bond deferral for Expo Center fended off

The Wilson County commissioners were in a contentious mood Monday night. They hotly debated both the bond issue for the proposed Expo Center and a proposed amendment to the bond ordinance. But in the end, they turned down the amendment by a 16-8 vote and approved issuing the bond, 17-6.

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Home Care franchise donates $10,000 in honor of local business owner to support vets | Austin Jackson, BrightStar Care, Tennessee Valley Veterans Affairs, BrightStar, Austin, Shannon Jackson, Juan A. Morales,  Tennessee Valley Healthcare System,
Home Care franchise donates $10,000 in honor of local business owner to support vets

Many veterans who return home from duty apply their military skills and passion to benefit local veterans. Austin Jackson, retired United States Air Force officer, combined his leadership experience as a supervisor of special air operations and his first-hand experience as a VA patient to open a BrightStar Care in-home healthcare franchise serving Wilson and Sumner counties.

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Three arrested on sexual abuse charges

The Wilson County Sheriff's Office made several arrests this week in multiple investigations regarding sexual abuse.

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They'll miss the kids | reachers, education, retirement,
They'll miss the kids

Their reasons vary, from being fed up with state-mandated standardized testing, to just wanting to spend more time with their grandkids, pursue other interests, and "live life to the fullest" - and the children they've taught or worked with over the years will miss them.

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'Do anything, do everything' | Alex Pearson, Mt. Juliet, #community,
'Do anything, do everything'

You've got to get through the dearth to get to the birth of hope for Alex Pearson, and his journey to rejuvenation after what is not a pretty story to tell.

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Out of this world, and back again | Barry Wilmore, NASA, Mt. Juliet, Butch Wilmore
Out of this world, and back again

Not too many people in this world can share riveting and beautiful images of Ireland, Sweden, Italy and the aurora borealis - from outer space. Or, talk about what it's like to live inside a "17,000- mile-per-hour fireball" experiencing 4.4 G-force. Or, on "sensory overload" witness 15,000 lightening strikes in five seconds from above earth.

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