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Friday marked the 206th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. Bob McDonald, president and CEO of CedarStone Bank and past regent of the Andrew Jackson Foundation, served as the master of ceremonies and keynote s peaker of the celebration. The event was very well attended, including Mary …

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Saturday, January 09, 2021
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Jan. 9, 1922, is the birthday of my late father, Frank Thomas McCall Sr. A veteran of World War II, he served with the Army Air Corps in the European theater. As an airplane mechanic he never saw combat, but he lost his pilot and best friend who stepped on a land mine while taking a walk in …

Tuesday, January 05, 2021
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Nike Bentez Freeman was born at 2:05 a.m. on New Year’s Day to parents Jordan Freeman and Nick Vantrease, of Lebanon, at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.

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A new year means a new chance to get active, and Cedars of Lebanon State Park gave the community a perfect opportunity with it’s annual First Day Hike.

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2020 is out and 2021 is here! Lots of us have been looking forward to this new year. New opportunities, new experiences and hope for a different, better and healthier year overall. Just because a new year has come, make sure to keep staying as healthy and diligent as possible. Washing hands,…

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With the new year always comes New Year’s resolutions. My gardening resolutions change each year due to my changes in what I grow each year. Each year I try and grow different things just to see how they grow and how difficult they can be. I think gardeners should always try a few new things…

Thursday, December 31, 2020
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Over time gardening myths that we grew up hearing somehow become factual in our minds. Some of these myths are nothing but fake news. Don’t believe every bit of gardening advice that you will be told, especially if you are a new gardener. Some of these myths are used by the green industry to…

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The holiday season is here. With thanksgiving and Christmas in the not so distant past and other holidays fast approaching you may find yourself stressed to the max. Gifts to put away, activities to plan, a house to clean, food to cook and making safe plans for family new year traditions. So…

Saturday, December 26, 2020
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One of the highest compliments I ever received came at the end of a speaking engagement when an old gentleman walked up to me and said, “Son, listening to you is like a dose of good medicine.”

Thursday, December 24, 2020
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
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I really enjoy the responses I’ve got in regards to writing these articles about gardening myths and legends. I plan on keeping it up as long as long I can think of gardening myths. My goal is to help stimulate thought in regards to many of these legends of gardening. We have universities th…

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The holidays are an exciting time. However, special times such as the holidays can often trigger people to miss loved ones that have passed away. We all experience grief sometime during life. Loss is a certain part of life. Some may lose a loved one early in life, while others may live a lon…

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Jarret and Brianne Brozik have made a Christmas tradition of turning their yard into a winter wonderland, and this year’s addition may be the biggest yet.

Saturday, December 19, 2020
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Once again the holiday season has come. Does it seem that each year passes more quickly as we grow older? How far back can you recall with clarity the days of your childhood when the holiday season was near? Children wait with great anticipation and sometimes it is a letdown. I look back and…

Friday, December 18, 2020
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Every so often, while in conversation with another mom or dad, one will say, “Be glad you have boys. At least you don’t have to worry about fill in the blank.” We are usually talking about teenage hormones, self-esteem, or dating. I’m positive no one ever makes statements like that to minimi…

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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The holiday season is here. With Thanksgiving in the not so distant past and other holidays fast approaching you may find yourself stressed to the max. Gifts to purchase and wrap, remembering to move the elf, activities to plan, dinners to cook and making safe plans for family traditions. So…

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I’m going to continue my articles challenging some common garden myths and legends that many of us take for fact now. The goal is to dispel some common myths that I see floating on social media and give you more information so that you can be a plant nerd, too. All of these myths will be gre…

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This year’s Mt. Juliet Christmas Parade, “Hometown Heroes,” celebrated first responders, health care workers, teachers and many more who have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.