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Ava Paige, a 16-year-old musician from Mt. Juliet, performs at the Music on Main series Thursday at First Baptist Church of Lebanon. The weekly music series has been going on for over a month. Next week’s show, featuring Farmer Jason Ringenberg, is slated for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and i…

Saturday, June 12, 2021
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Following a work session at city hall Thursday night to discuss the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer flood study, Lebanon still doesn’t appear to have an answer for which direction to head as it aims to limit damage from future flooding.

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After the flooding discussion, conversation at Thursday’s work session turned to the city’s growth and development. Concerns about overdevelopment don’t just pertain to groundwater infiltration.

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The celebration of Juneteenth historically recognizes the official end of slavery in the United States. The exact dates that the final slaves were set free vary because word of the Civil War’s end and the passage of the 13th Amendment took so long to travel in those days. Therefore, June 19,…

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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.

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Law enforcement agencies across the country experienced a wave of retirements and departures and are struggling to recruit the next generation of police officers in the year since George Floyd was killed.

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NASHVILLE — A longtime Tennessee judge who drew backlash from Republican officials for ordering an expansion of absentee voting during the COVID-19 pandemic won’t seek reelection next year, saying it’s a decision she made before GOP lawmakers unsuccessfully tried to remove her from office ea…

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Cumberland University has received a $150,000 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for the Papers of Martin Van Buren project. The funds will continue to support the creation of digital and print editions of the Van Buren papers, which will make accessible approxi…

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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations voted Wednesday to begin a comprehensive study of litter pollution in the state.

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NASHVILLE — Race-related tensions within the Southern Baptist Convention are high heading into a national meeting next week. The election of a new SBC president and debate over the concept of systemic racism may prove pivotal for some Black pastors as they decide whether to stay in the denom…

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CARBIS BAY, England — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson greeted world leaders on a wooden boardwalk atop the freshly raked sand of Carbis Bay to open the Group of Seven summit Friday, offering elbow bumps to dignitaries and urging countries not to let the pandemic leave a lasting scar of …

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In Tennessee and North Carolina, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that they have given millions of doses back to the federal government, even though less than half of their total populations are vaccinated.

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A critical Antarctic glacier is looking more vulnerable as satellite images show the ice shelf that blocks it from collapsing into the sea is breaking up much faster than before and spawning huge icebergs, a new study says.

Thursday, June 10, 2021
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There’s an old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Some local animal conservationists are applying that logic to the area’s feral cat problem in hopes of thwarting growth before it gets out of hand.

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The case about whether a Wilson County woman can conduct agriculture business on privately owned property ended with a favorable ruling for Rebekah Hall, owner of Music City Riding Academy.

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As Wilson County enters the 11th hour of budget season, that budget took its next step toward approval — and with it a new certified tax rate — during the budget committee meeting Tuesday, and will now make its way to the full County Commission for final approval.

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The new director of Wilson County Schools, Jeff Luttrell, will be paid $170,000 a year and receive other perks. The district’s board approved the contract and Luttrell signed it Monday.

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WASHINGTON — Embarking on the first overseas trip of his term, President Joe Biden is eager to reassert the United States on the world stage, steadying European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor and pushing democracy as the only bulwark to rising forces of authoritarianism.

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BATON ROUGE, La. — The same Louisiana State Police unit whose troopers stunned, punched and dragged Ronald Greene on video during a deadly 2019 arrest is now under internal investigation by a secret panel over whether its officers are systematically targeting Black motorists for abuse.

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NEW YORK — The U.S. saw remarkable increases in the death rates for heart disease, diabetes and some other common killers in 2020, and experts believe a big reason may be that many people with dangerous symptoms made the lethal mistake of staying away from the hospital for fear of catching t…

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KNOXVILLE — A University of Tennessee professor charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government is innocent of the federal charges, his attorney said during a trial in Knoxville.

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NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that the state will pour $52 million into building a complicated wastewater discharge pipeline into a sprawling site that has failed to land potential tenants due to a lack of infrastructure buildout.

Tuesday, June 08, 2021
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With the legal future of the Metro charter referendum still hanging in the balance, Save Nashville Now, the coalition of business groups, left-leaning grassroots organizations and labor unions, will launch its television ad campaign beginning Monday.