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MJ Breakfast Rotary honors McCluskey on 90th birthday
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Former County Commissioner, and long time Rotarian Mac McCluskey was honored by the Mt Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club Tuesday morning with a celebration of his 90th birthday and recognition of his life long service to Wilson county and the Mt Juliet community.

County Mayor Randall Hutto and Mt. Juliet May Ed Hagerty were both in attendance for the celebration and issued proclamations in McCluskey’s honor, declaring Tuesday, Aug. 20 as Mac McCluskey Day. 

McCluskey has served his county and community for decades. He held a seat on the Wilson County Commission for 31 years, representing District 8. He was very active in the local Big Brothers for over 50 years. McCluskey  takes great pride in the Wilson County Emergency 911 Board, which he was instrumental in starting in 1998, and bringing 911 service to the residents of Wilson County. He currently serves as chairman of that board.

McCluskey  continues to be very active in the community, serving as chairman of several county boards and working with the Rotary Club on community projects.

 
Local Volunteers Swing their club to fight Cystic Fibrosis
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Local families and volunteers are gearing up for the 4th Annual Autumn and Friends golf tournament benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Saturday, September 21st at Windtree Golf Course. 

This event has raised over $100,000 since 2009 to fight this #1 genetic disease of children. Run under the passionate guidance of Vera Smith and Gary Bennett this year promises to be the best yet!  The tournament is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 1:00pm. The field is limited to the first 120 paid entries. Entry fee is $105 per person or $420 per team for entries submitted by August 30th. 

Entry fee includes a tournament round of golf, range balls the day of the event, a team photo from Annie’s Photography, door prizes, snacks and beverages on the course, the hole in one contests, the longest drive contest, closest to the pin contest. After golf there will be a dinner and after party catered by Courtney’s and live music provided by The Skahl’s and other local artists at the Windtree Clubhouse. Non-golfers are invited to come out for the dinner and after party, with a donation strongly encouraged.  

The event also promises to have some outstanding guests, including retired NFL stars Eddie Khayat, Brad Hopkins, Jimmy Robinson, Paul Guidry, Randy Fuller, just to name a few.  

We still lose precious young lives to this disease every day. It’s more important than ever that we rally our community to fight CF,” said Vera Smith, volunteer chair for the CF Foundation’s Tennessee Chapter. “We are grateful for every volunteer, donor and sponsor who supports Autumn and Friends Golf Tournament.”

Funds raised through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation have helped spur dramatic progress in the lives of those who have cystic fibrosis. Fifty years ago, most children with CF did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, people with CF are living into their 30s, 40s and beyond. 

To enter or for additional information, please contact Gary Bennett at (615) 308-5167 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Vera Smith at (615) 330-2850 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Website is autumnandfriends.com.

About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. For more information, go to www.cff.org.

 
New lake front condos coming
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Kenny Howell 

Managing Editor

New high end, lake front condominiums are coming to Saundersville Road on Old Hickory Lake. 

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MJ and Lebanon kick off football season Thursday
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Mt. Juliet and Lebanon get the gridiron action started Thursday in a televised game. 

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Local singer songwriters to play Charlie Daniels Park stage
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Eleven local singers and songwriters will perform at Charlie Daniels Park Stage Saturday Sept. 7 from 3:30 until 7:15 p.m.  

The event is free, so bring a lawn chair, blanket, some snacks, sit back and relax to great music by the people that write it and live here.  This is the fourth installment of our First Annual Summer of Music, Theatre and Arts in Charlie Daniels Park. The Arts Alliance of Middle Tennessee, The City of Mt. Juliet Parks and Recreation Department and The Chamber of Commerce, are proud to present this series of performances during the warm weather months on the Charlie Daniels Stage.

“For September we wanted to showcase some of own local talent who sing and write songs”, says Jeff Gannon of State Farm Insurance.  “There is a lot of great musical talent in Wilson County and the Greater Nashville Area and this event is a great opportunity for everyone.”  

Pam Barton with Rutland Place adds that, “It is amazing that many of our friends and neighbors work in the music industry here in Nashville and we seldom get to hear them perform.   It is fitting that the home stage of the great Charlie Daniels, provide a venue to feature our local talent.”

Carol Kaelin of the Arts Alliance and with Tennessee  Sports Medicine and Orthopedics comments  that, “we are going to keep the entertainment moving by converting the stage into two parts with a performing side and setup side.  This system will allow us to rotate from one side to the other with a minimum of time in between artists.  I am really excited about this event and hope that the community comes out to support our songwriters and the Summer Series of outdoor events.”

The artists performing  are: The Red Wine Effect with Jenny Casey, Suzanne Karr, Carson Ruff & Emily Raney, Kelly Monahan, Linda McKenzie, Travis Lamb, Tyler Goodson & Willi Evans, Jason Delkou, Tyler House and Amanda White. Many of the artists have published and all are on the way to writing a number one hit song.  The music styles will vary from Country to Indie with a lot in between.

Please access details on the event at The City of Mt. Juliet website under city calendar or click on - http://www.egovlink.com/mtjuliet/events/calendar.asp#.  In the event of inclement weather and cancellation there are no plans for a reschedule of that night’s performances.  For more information call Gary Rabideau at (615)415-1740.

 
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