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Spin-A-Thon to raise Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Matt Wilson 

Intern Writer

For 24 hours, people will be raising Ovarian Cancer Awareness with a  Spin-A-Thon at Anytime Fitness. 

The event is Saturday, Sept. 13 starting at 9 a.m. and lasting until the same time Sunday. Anytime Fitness is located at 645 South Mt. Juliet Road behind Jonathon’s in Providence. Kim’s Spin-A-Thon will be in honor of Kim Moore. Moore died of ovarian cancer in May of 2013. Her parents, Terry and Gaynelle Moore’s, passion is to spread awareness about the disease and to help promote early detection and prevention. 

Anytime Fitness in Castle Rock, Colo., will be simultaneously holding the event on the same day, doing a 12-hour Spin-A-Thon. The family lived there for 18 years before moving to Tennessee. 

All women are at risk of ovarian cancer. It affects all women regardless of age or ethnicity, with 1 in 70 women developing this disease over their lifetime. Some early warning signs include: fatigue, indigestion, back pain and constipation. While these symptoms can be related to other problems, if you are experiencing these daily or it lasts 2-3 weeks it is recommend you go get testing. Ovarian cancer is a silent killer, with many women ignoring the warning signs, or just not knowing what is happening to them. 

Proceeds from the Spin-A-Thon will be going directly to Gilda’s Club Nashville. Gilda’s Club Nashville was started in 1998. They are a free cancer support community for men, women, and children affected by cancer. Gilda’s Club is run solely on donations, with all the money going towards the club to provide help to families affected by all types of cancer. 

Participants will sign up for 30 minute rides, with a suggested donation of $1 per minute. However, any donation is welcomed. So far 70 riders have signed up for the event, and all donations are payable by cash, check, or credit card. Visit www.GildasClubNashville.org to make a donation. There will be a link on the home page to donate.

Food and T-shirts will be provided for the event. Also, plenty of information on ovarian cancer will be provided at the event. A memory board will be set up for those that have lost their fight with cancer, or who are currently in a battle with cancer. On Sunday after the Spin-A-Thon, several churches will be praying for the families on the memory board. 

The event’s purpose is to spread awareness of ovarian cancer and raise money for Gilda’s Club Nashville. Ask your friends or family to ride or donate. Call Anytime Fitness at (615)686-9427 or email them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information or to sign up. 

 
Stray bullets striking homes in Providence area
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Stray bullets have struck several homes in the Mt. Juliet area, and the Mt. Juliet Police Department have pinned down a possible area where the shots are originating. 

The first incident was on May 29 when a homeowner located a round in their living room couch. Three more incidents happened on Aug. 19, and when the Police Department alerted the community, three more residents said their homes had been struck. 

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New Providence neighborhood deferred
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

A new neighborhood called Baird Farm, which would add 269 more homes to the Providence area, was deferred at the planning commission Thursday. 

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Storms take down trees, power lines throughout city
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Storms wreaked havoc on portions of Mt. Juliet Wednesday afternoon. 

Mt. Juliet Police Department and the Fire Department of Mt. Juliet were kept busy all afternoon as the strong winds brought down large trees, power lines, and actually caused transformers to catch fire. 

A few roads were closed due to the issues including Chandler Radford and Central Pike. 

Lightning was also a problem as two homes were struck, but neither caught fire. 

The FDMJ did support WEMA on a house fire at the 100 block of Clark Drive. 

No serious injuries or structure damage was reported during the event. 

 
Traffic stop leads to arrest of man wanted in Ohio
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

A 31-year-old man caught speeding while delivering pizzas in Mt. Juliet was arrested after it was discovered he was wanted in Ohio. 

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