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November will mark seven years that Tia Rios has owned a boutique bearing her name in Mt. Juliet.

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Friendship Christian School has mission work it performs in Hancock County in East Tennessee, but some of the students have gone to Uganda with their sponsor, Greg Armstrong, to help create working fresh-water wells for the residents.

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During his marathon career as a barber, Randy Johnson has never had a bad hair day. A gifted raconteur as well as a jovial cut-up, he’s royally entertained his customers as he snipped, trimmed and combed their locks.

Tiffany Carpenter Stott, originally from Ohio, has resided in Tennessee since 1997. She attended Lebanon High School and Middle Tennessee State University.

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Bartender James Cason possesses a mellifluous voice, a generous smile and a waggish sense of humor, which, all combined, will win you over in less than 30 seconds.

Joseph's Storehouse Food Ministry will have a free giveaway of food, beverages and paper goods on Thursday, Feb. 27 for those who are elderly or disabled and Saturday, February 29 for the general public. The times for both days are from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the group’s facility at 1960 S.E. Ta…

Rachel Wilson teaches criminal justice at Lebanon High School. She is well versed in the subject, having obtained her teaching degree from Middle Tennessee State University and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Nashville School of Law in 2010. 

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William M. Manier was a giant of a man, tough as they come, within whose chest beat a servant’s heart. A street sign within the city limits bears his name but only a small minority of Lebanon residents would know of his achievements.  

Evening With the Arts: Showcase of Stars fundraising event for Mt. Juliet Christian Academy’s Fine Arts Department will be held Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the school at 735 N. Mt. Juliet Rd. Tickets are $10. Scheduled performers include comedians Jonnie W and John Driver. MJCA student…

Lisa Dickson was born in the Gladeville community to parents John and Pauline Horton. Life was busy on their farm considering that Dickson is one of six children.

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There’s a reason they’re called mixed-practice vets. From a teeny kitten that weighs eight ounces to a belligerent bull that may hit the scales at 2,000 pounds, animal physicians treat all creatures of all shapes and sizes.

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 from 7-11 a.m. at the Lebanon National Guard Armory, 1010 Leeville Pike in Lebanon. Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 or younger. The menu includes scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy. The …

Jennifer Selliers, the Director of Internal Compliance for the Tennessee Department of Treasury, has called Tennessee “home” since 2013. 

Dozens of Wilson County leaders, participants and supporters gathered at the Wilson County Courthouse last Saturday to kick off the fourth annual Walk Across Wilson event. 

Dave Thornhill keeps 14 guitars on hand just in case he gets the urge to strum a few tunes, a yen that strikes him pretty much every day. He’s owned probably 25 to 30 since childhood when he had to hide that first guitar from his father by stashing it in the coal shed.

Mardi Gras at the Capitol to benefit Sherry’s Run will be held Friday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. (dinner at 7 p.m.) at the Capitol Theatre, 110 W. Main St. in Lebanon. Entertainment includes live music, live auction and a silent auction. For information call (615) 449-7880.

Kalyn Dennis of Lebanon serves as a business development officer at Wilson Bank & Trust. She is a graduate of Friendship Christian High School and attended \the University of Mississippi. She’s been with WB&T since June 2019.

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A fourth grader at Carroll-Oakland in Lebanon is sharing her heart with other people. Carter Estep started a project called “Lost Coins” when she was 7 years old to help students in need.

Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 1-6 p.m. at Anytime Fitness, 645 S, Mt. Juliet Rd. in Mt. Juliet. To make an appointment go to RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Erin Rheinscheld has endured more than a mother should. The eldest of her five children, Catherine, passed away in August 2017. She was 16 years old.

Joseph’s Storehouse Food Ministry’s Free Food Giveaway of food, beverages and paper goods will be held Thursday, Jan. 23 (for those who are elderly and/or disabled) and Saturday, January 25 for the general public from 8:30-11:30 a.m. each day at the ministry at 1960 S.E. Tater Peeler Rd. in …

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The Lebanon Polar Plunge is set for Feb. 1 to see its 20th group of penguins — although without the webbed feet — plunge into freezing waters to benefit the Wilson County Special Olympics.