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June is Men’s Health Month and serves as an important reminder because, according to a 2020 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, men in the United States on average now die five years earlier than women and die at higher rates from nine of the top leading causes of death.

Thursday, June 17, 2021
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The Tyler McChurch Memorial Foundation is expanding its annual fundraiser by moving the silent auction part to Saturday on the Square in Lebanon.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary celebrated their move to its new building on Nonaville Road with a parade Saturday.

Saturday, June 12, 2021
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Eleven years ago, I wrote a column titled “Advice for my 20-year-old self.” In it I doled out a few instructions from a much wiser standpoint to my younger, less mature, and thinner counterpart.

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Well, we’re in the chicken business — again. A few years back when we lived out in the country, we decided to acquire a few laying hens. Our son, Joseph, the one with mechanical and building skills, constructed a small hen house (I called it a chicken condominium.) for our brood. It was comp…

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Many people in Wilson County know Gabby Aulds’ name because she was on their prayer chain at some point. Her name means “God is my strength” and God is certainly the star of Gabby’s story.

Tuesday, June 08, 2021
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Lebanon’s Music on Main Spring concert series always delivers on talent, but sometimes it delivers a little more behind the scenes that you might not notice.

Saturday, June 05, 2021
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The great George Gershwin song goes like this: “Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” A well known lyric from another popular song goes this way: “In the good ole summertime.” Summertime — that time of year right after spring has done its work.

Thursday, June 03, 2021
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Fiddlers Grove Historic Village draws people to Lebanon because of its treasured ability to teleport them back to a simpler time.

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LEBANON — The body of a U.S. Marine captain killed in World War II is coming home to Tennessee, more than 70 years after a body misidentified as Capt. Glenn Walker was buried there.

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Moles and voles can be very annoying little creatures. Moles are usually the ones that leave tunnels in our lawns, while voles are more destructive to our plants by feeding on stems, roots, and bark. It can sometimes be difficult to control either one and all methods of keeping them out are …

Tuesday, June 01, 2021
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Following a year of uncertainty about when a performance would even be possible again, a theatre troupe from Mt. Juliet is preparing to debut its first performance this weekend.

Saturday, May 29, 2021
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School may be out, but there’s still a way to spend time with peers in a constructive manner this summer thanks to a program by the Wilson County Civic League. In what will be two one-week arts, drama, dance and music camps, current third-graders to eighth-graders can hone their skills acros…

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By proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, the first major Memorial Day observance was held to honor those who died in the Civil War. Known to some as “Decoration Day,” mourners honored the Civil War dead by decorating their graves with flowers. On the first Dec…

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Americans hit the road in near-record numbers at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, as their eagerness to break free from coronavirus confinement overcame higher prices for flights, gasoline and hotels.

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WASHINGTON — Americans increased their spending by 0.5% in April, a slowdown after a massive gain in March that had been powered by the distribution of billions of dollars in individual stimulus checks.

Thursday, May 27, 2021
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It is time to can those delicious garden vegetables including green beans, which is what our Extension Explores program is focusing on in June! There are many ways to preserve foods, but the University of Tennessee recommends only three safe canning methods. We recommend using the pressure c…

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I’ve planted most of my garden now and I’m usually one of the last people to get everything out. Since everything has been planted about two weeks, it hasn’t rained once. I’m having to do some supplemental watering which I’m not a fan of. I really believe I see more issues with overwatering …

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Thursday, May 20, 2021
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Irises are Tennessee’s state cultivated flower. We actually have our own state wildflower also, the passion flower. Right now I see every corner landscape with a few irises blooming. They’re even blooming in the homes that have been forgotten. It’s a great reminder of where a former gardener…