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MJCA student sets records
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Andrew Kittrell, age 12, was at the University of Central Oklahoma to compete in the Endeavor Games on June 7-10.  The Endeavor Games is a nationally recognized competition endorsed or sanctioned by U.S. Paralympics, National Disability Sports Alliance, Disabled Sports USA, United States Association of Blind Athletes, USA Track and Field, and Wheelchair Sports USA.  It allows all athletes with physical disabilities to participate in a multi-sport event. 

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Brush fire burns nearly 20 acres
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Patrick Hall

Special to The Chronicle

As Wilson County Emergency Management Agency personnel watered down what was left of a barn destroyed by a 15- to 20-acre brush fire Tuesday morning, WEMA Director John Jewell said he is wary of the July 4 holiday next week due to hot and dry conditions.

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Smith earns Eagle Scout at 13
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dwayne Kalani Smith achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 13. In order to achieve this rank, a boy must earn at least 21 merit badges of which 12 are required. The BSA states, “Not every boy who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank; only 5 percent of all Boy Scouts do so.” This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Eagle Scout. 

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Sparking Tiara's throws birthday party for Vanderbilt patient
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

One little girl from Guatemala got a surprise birthday party at Sparkling Tiaras in Mt. Juliet recently. 

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Practice fireworks safety this July 4
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, local residents are reminded that the sale and use of fireworks are regulated by the City of Mt. Juliet. Fireworks can add to the exciting celebrations, but if they are not used safely, fireworks can cause severe burns, damage to the eyes, and even death. It is essential that everyone uses fireworks safely, especially given the warmer temperatures and drying conditions taking place across the Middle Tennessee area. The Fourth of July is responsible for many burn injuries that are associated with premature detonation or misuse of fireworks. Most firework burn injuries occur with children. These injuries usually include burns to the hands and eyes causing vision impairment. Firework related injuries can be avoided, and the Mt. Juliet Police Department urges residents to follow safety tips and to be careful during their holiday celebrations.

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