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A songwriting retreat hosted in the Cedars of Lebanon State Park hasn’t just brought some of the best minds in the business from Nashville, it brought musicians from across the country to Wilson County.

Saturday, September 18, 2021
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Sidewalk construction on West Main Street in Lebanon has all but paralyzed traffic during peak times of the day, impacting businesses and commutes. The project was supposed to be done on Sept. 15, but a TDOT spokesperson said it was going to be at least another six weeks before completion.

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The Mt. Juliet Planning Commission unanimously recommended a site plan review for Advanced Orthopaedics & Spine, the first business planned for the Legacy Pointe development off Golden Bear Gateway.

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed.

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MEMPHIS — Five Tennessee officers who fatally shot a man 58 times after he wounded a sheriff’s deputy inside a trailer did not break the law during the shooting, a prosecutor said.

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Lebanon is considering implementing a membership bank for city employees to pool their paid leave so that other city employees could use it.

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The top health official in the only Tennessee county with an indoor mask requirement said Thursday she was cautiously optimistic that a recent coronavirus surge was slowing down, citing a drop in the number of cases and hospitalized children.

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s embattled plan to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to most Americans faced its first major hurdle Friday as a government advisory panel met to decide whether to endorse extra doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

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House Democrats said Friday they planned to take action next week to suspend the cap on the government’s borrowing authority, and the White House ratcheted up pressure on Republicans by warning state and local governments that severe cuts lie ahead if the measure fails in the Senate.

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THREE RIVERS, Calif. — Firefighters have wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as part of an effort to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada.

Thursday, September 16, 2021
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It’s been said that looking for work can feel like a full-time job, so it’s surely a luxury to be able to browse employment like produce at the supermarket. For job-seekers both young and old, the Wilson County Career Expo offered just that opportunity.

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NASHVILLE — Tennessee now ranks first in the country for new COVID-19 cases per capita as the state continues to battle its worst virus surge yet.

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MEMPHIS — A Tennessee state senator charged with stealing $600,000 in federal grant money from a health care school she operated did not use government funds to pay for personal expenses, her lawyer told a jury Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women.

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WASHINGTON — The top U.S. military officer on Wednesday defended the phone calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the turbulent final months of Donald Trump’s presidency, saying the conversations were intended to convey “reassurance” to the Chinese military and were in line with his res…

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden met Wednesday with the CEOs of Walt Disney and Columbia Sportswear, and other business executives and leaders, to discuss his recently announced vaccine requirement for companies that employ at least 100 people.

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is forming a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with Britain and Australia that will allow for greater sharing of defense capabilities — including helping equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. It’s a move …

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A new market and restaurant in Gladeville secured approval from Wilson County to receive sewer access Tuesday, paving the way for the project’s next step forward.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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The Mt. Juliet Board of Commissioners deferred a decision on rezoning property on Curd Road during its meeting Monday.