6:00 PM Mar 27, 2006
March 20, 2006 A list of felons the City of Lebanon employs will be unveiled this morning when city lawmakers convene to discuss city hiring practices. Lebanon Personnel Director Jim Henderson confirmed Friday he was in the process of reviewing employee files to compile a list to present to city co...
6:00 PM Mar 20, 2006
March 14, 2006 The president of a Lebanon nonprofit said Monday he will not make a bid for the State Senate's District 17 post, citing potential conflicts with newly passed ethics legislation. Eric Thompson, president of Prospect Inc., had considered a run against incumbent Republican Sen. Mae Beav...
6:00 PM Mar 20, 2006
March 15, 2006 Wilson County Mayor Robert Dedman said Tuesday he is taking a "wait and see" approach to proposed legislation that would grant county lawmakers oversight of the county water and wastewater authority though his opponent for the fall endorsed the measure. Prior to the recent controvers...
6:00 PM Feb 26, 2006
February 23, 2006 A plan to put a half-dozen American seaports under the control of a state-owned business in the United Arab Emirates received sharp criticism from Wilson County's Congressional delegates Wednesday. U.A.E.-owned security firm Dubai Ports World recently acquired the British company ...
6:00 PM Feb 26, 2006
February 17, 2006 Sharon Lister never expected to be so close to her new neighbors. But when construction began on a roughly 4,000-square-foot, two-story house just behind Lister's home in West Wilson County's Cambridge Crossing subdivision in summer 2005, she says she noticed almost immediately th...
6:00 PM Feb 16, 2006
February 3, 2006 If Wilson County property taxes were adjusted – some lowered, others raised – to reflect the availability of county fire protection services, Mt. Juliet Mayor Linda Elam says one of the longest running debates in county history could be "amicably" resolved. "I tried to ...
6:00 PM Feb 16, 2006
February 15, 2006 After two years at the helm of University Medical Center, Chief Executive Officer Mark Crawford stepped down from his post Tuesday afternoon. A statement released by UMC said Crawford, who came to the Lebanon hospital four months after the September 2003 retirement of former UMC C...
6:00 PM Feb 16, 2006
February 7, 2006 A wave of grand openings are now set for Mt. Juliet's Providence MarketPlace, and with nearly a half dozen big-box retailers opening their doors by April's end, city officials are "racing" to prepare for the retail boom. According to a list obtained by The Lebanon Democrat, 14 majo...
6:00 PM Feb 16, 2006
February 8, 2006 Michigan-based Lear Operations Corporation, one half of a joint venture known as TACLE Seating U.S.A., has paid $1.2 million for a 20-acre tract inside the Nashville-East Logistics Park off State Route 840, according to property transaction records filed Tuesday. Documents in the W...
6:00 PM Feb 16, 2006
February 9, 2006 A revamped proposal to bring a 5,500-seat events center to Lebanon may soon make the leap from the drawing board to "reality," Lebanon Mayor Don Fox said Wednesday, noting a new funding plan would require no new tax dollars. Under the new proposal, Phoenix-based Global Entertainmen...
6:00 PM Feb 16, 2006
February 16, 2006 NASHVILLE — Cumberland University's flagship nursing program was placed under "conditional approval" by the Tennessee Board of Nursing on Wednesday as a result of student test scores which have dipped below the state benchmark for the past two years. Flanked by CU President ...
6:00 PM Feb 1, 2006
January 30, 2006 A Lebanon city public safety official who plans to challenge District 15 Wilson County Commissioner Billy Swindell in the county's August election said Friday he was perplexed by the commission's recent vote naming Swindell's daughter a judicial commissioner. Lebanon Public Safety ...
6:00 PM Feb 1, 2006
January 26, 2006 A Lebanon teenager will face five counts of second degree murder in federal court stemming from an auto accident in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park which claimed the lives of five Virginia residents. According to documents filed in the U.S. District Court in Knoxville on Mo...
6:00 PM Jan 25, 2006
January 19, 2006 A new package of property tax incentives may be part of the deal to bring an automotive-related plant and 160 high-paying manufacturing jobs to Wilson County. Though economic development officials have declined to comment specifically on the prospect — TACLE Seating U.S.A. LL...
6:00 PM Jan 8, 2006
January 5, 2005 Cumberland University's Rudy School of Nursing is likely to be put on probation by the Tennessee Board of Nursing next month because of a decline in the number of CU nursing students who pass the state's nursing exam. Tennessee Department of Health Communications Director Andrea Tur...
6:00 PM Dec 29, 2005
December 29, 2005 Looking ahead to next year's election, State Sen. Mae Beavers will hold her second campaign fund-raiser in recent months — the last such event before the Tennessee General Assembly convenes — tonight in Macon County. Beavers said event organizers anticipate about 100 g...
6:00 PM Dec 17, 2005
December 17, 2005 Despite referring to portions of a critical state assessment of the city's water department as "frivolous," Lebanon Mayor Don Fox conceded Friday that city councilors should have been apprised of the month-old report. During a Lebanon City Council work session, Lebanon Public Work...