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MJHS FFA, JROTC sponsor food drive
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hayley Richey

MJHS Intern Writer

Over the past two weeks, students have been bringing in non-perishable goods to the school to benefit the Mt. Juliet Big Brothers Program. 

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Stoner Creek Elementary starts celebration of writing program
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

This year the state is changing the format and rubric for its writing assessment that is administered to fifth, seventh, and 11th graders. 

In the past students would respond to a one or two sentence prompt and were expected to stay on topic while demonstrating mastery of appropriate writing skills.  

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Wilson Co. Fair wins several awards
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Wilson County Fair has received Agricultural Awards of Excellence from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) headquartered in Springfield, MO.  The Awards were received for the Wilson County Fair’s program featuring the overall Agricultural program for the non-agricultural fairgoing public, special Agricultural educational exhibits, video of unique event, what was newly developed at your Fair to promote Agriculture, non-Fair Agricultural event, and Agricultural photo series.  

There are a total of 15 Agriculture Award categories each divided into 5 divisions by attendance, that a Fair or Expo can enter.  The entries are evaluated and judged by a team of industry leaders.  These individuals are selected from the membership of International Association of Fairs and Expositions, which has over 1,200 members from around the globe.

The awards were presented during the Agricultural Awards Breakfast on November 27, 2012 during the 122nd Annual IAFE Convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Wilson County Fair can take great pride in knowing that their event has been selected for this prestigious honor.  These awards are sponsored by John Deere, who is an avid supporter of the Fair and Expo Industry around the world.

The agricultural fair and exposition sector is not only very important to rural and urban economies globally, but also is steeped in tradition and has a tremendously positive impact on the social well being of our rural and urban society.

 
Several liquor store rules pass first reading
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

The first rules of the new package liquor stores were passed in first reading at the Monday commissioners meeting. 

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New Leash on Life takes on rescued dogs
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wilson County’s New Leash on Life is helping house 60 dogs that were rescued from a property in Ashland City. 

The dogs, which were mostly pit bull terriers and beagles, looked to be bred and trained to fight based on items found at the site such as a treadmill, fighting pen and a spring pole used to strengthen dogs jaws. 

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