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Angie Belcher spends her days as a help desk agent at the Wilson County Community Help Center. In that role, she assists those in need with everything from encouraging them to helping with clothing, utilities, medication and food.

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Elaine Hunt, the office manager at The Lett Center, will celebrate seven years with the business in March.

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Kezney Batey is a member of First Baptist Church of Watertown, where she teaches youth Sunday school to girls in 7th-12 grades.

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Twenty-eight years ago, Dawn Cunningham was living on the streets and battling addiction; however, God had another plan for her life.

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A century and a half ago, it was a place for little girls’ imaginations to run free, but, after decades of vacancy, the playhouse that belonged to sisters Jessie, May Belle, Emma and Sallie Peyton began to show signs of crumbling.

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Shea Owen has worked in the beauty industry for 20 years. The licensed esthetician joined The Lett Center this past November.

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Anita Christian retired from education in 2018 after nearly four decades as a teacher and administrator in Wilson County.

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Wilson County’s connection with President Andrew Jackson and The Hermitage runs strong due to the craftsmanship of brothers and extraordinary carpenters Henry and Joseph Rieff. Henry likely built The Hermitage in 1819, while Joseph definitely restored the mansion in the mid-1830s.

I was saddened to learn recently of the death of Dawn Wells, who portrayed sweet Kansas farm girl Mary Ann Summers, the only normal person amidst six other (kooky) castaways stranded on “Gilligan’s Island.”

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Tracy Christian has lived in Watertown her entire life. She is a 1986 graduate of Watertown High School and now helps her husband of 32 years, Mark, with his business — Goliath Fence and Deck.

Third Coast Salt won the first annual Rowan Ace Frensley Award given to the best float in the Mt. Juliet Christmas Parade last Saturday. Frensley died in an accident following the 2019 parade. The parade changed its route this year and started at the Mt. Juliet League ballfields, went along …

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The handiwork of Lebanon woodcarver John Butler allows a person to take a walk with their dog whenever they would like — even if the beloved pet has bid this world goodbye.

The Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce and the merchants of downtown Lebanon hosted Christmas on the Square last Saturday.

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How did a small-town Tennessee nurse with a big dream come to pen Hallmark Publishing’s first sweet romance to make bestseller status?

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In the summer of 1936, Virgil Sampson went to drilling for oil on his property in the Smith County community of Rock City. Immediately, he hit (what else?) rock. He kept drilling and soon hit three different streams of water.