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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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There’s a smoking new barbecue joint in Lebanon: Peoples BBQ, which sits in the building that was home to Elaine’s Country Kitchen for years.

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.”

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.

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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?

Brenda Tuschl has the God-given gift of creativity and uses it to beautify the homes of others.

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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.

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SHADY VALLEY — Tennesseans who relish exploring unique Volunteer State habitats might slip this high bowl-shaped valley on their bucket list for more reasons than one.

Tiffany Hardin is a newcomer to Lebanon. She’s lived in large cities, such as New York and Los Angeles, but has quickly made the South her home.

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With Christmas rapidly approaching, it’s apparent that singer, songwriter and super children’s book patron Dolly Parton has the solution for what to give the country music lovers in your life.

Nikki Harris of Lebanon is a customer service representative and head teller at Liberty State Bank. She has been with Liberty State for eight years.

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There’s a new soul food place in town, which possibly is the only soul food eatery in the Cedar City.