8:00 AM Sep 18, 2014
G.C. Hixson
If FedEx is coming to Beckwith Road location, top officials won’t confirm; meeting may shed light
2:00 PM Sep 16, 2014
(Kimberly Jordan • Lebanon Democrat) Brad Smith cuts the ribbon for Homes for Heroes at the Mt. Juliet Fire Station on Belinda Parkway on Monday. He is pictured with community members, fellow realtors and city officials.
An organization aiming to help everyday heroes when buying or selling a home now has an affiliate in Wilson County.
8:00 AM Sep 16, 2014
Kenny Martin
Mt. Juliet could soon be home to a new full-service hotel.
11:00 AM Sep 12, 2014
(Mike Brown • The Commercial Appeal • MCT) Antonio Cathey, an employee at McDonald’s, urges on a crowd of roughly three dozen during a protest in Memphis in December. Fast food workers in Memphis took part in a 100-city strike organized across the U.S. seeking to promote a living wage for food service jobs.
Fast-food workers seek higher wages, locals say they’re asking too much
7:00 PM Sep 10, 2014
(Kimberly Jordan • Lebanon Democrat) Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce board chair John Bryan lights candles on the chamber’s 90th anniversary cake Tuesday as chamber president Sue Vanatta looks on at the chamber office.
The Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce welcomed the community Tuesday to celebrate its 90th anniversary.
5:00 PM Sep 10, 2014
(Karl Mondon • Bay Area News Group • MCT) A new Apple smartwatch is demonstrated at the Flint Center on Tuesday in Cupertino, Calif.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (MCT) – The two-hour-long Apple event has wrapped, ending with a live performance by U2. The appearance by Bono and band mates, which had been rumored, brought enthusiastic applause from the crowd. The band’s new album, “Songs of Innocence,” was then released on iTunes for free.
8:00 AM Sep 10, 2014
G.C. Hixson
According to those responsible for recruiting new jobs in Wilson County and also decision makers in existing industries, the demand for skilled employees has never been at the level that it is today.
8:00 AM Sep 9, 2014
(Democrat File Photo) Dover Motorsports officials hope the sun doesn’t set on a deal with NeXovation to sell the Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon.
Dover officials issue deadline to close deal on Lebanon track
12:00 PM Sep 6, 2014
Sue Vanatta
The Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate 90 years of service Tuesday evening with plenty of events for guests.
8:00 AM Sep 5, 2014
G.C. Hixson
The Wilson County Joint Economic and Community Development board executive committee met Thursday morning and discussed Wilson County’s continuation as a hotspot for industrial interest.
9:00 AM Sep 4, 2014
(Xavier Smith • Lebanon Democrat) Dr. Wayne Johnson stands next to the sign that bears his name at his former office in Lebanon.
Dr. Wayne Johnson retired from dentistry recently, after 49 years of service in Lebanon.
8:00 AM Sep 4, 2014
Kimberly Jordan • Lebanon Democrat TecnoTile owners and employees join Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead and Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors, as well as state Rep. Mark Pody at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the company’s facility on Maddox Simpson Parkway on Wednesday.
The Wilson County economy received a boost this past year and follows a trend that is happening throughout the state.
8:00 AM Aug 28, 2014
Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead and GoodSports president and chief executive Jerald Good both confirmed a handshake deal Wednesday to bring one of the first in a chain of hotels and sports complexes to Lebanon’s Cumberland Center.
1:00 PM Aug 27, 2014
(Submitted to The Democrat) In 2010, LightWave Solar installed a 60-kilowatt rooftop solar system at Permobil’s North American headquarters in Lebanon. The system consists of 192 solar panels and generates about $16,650 annually at current electric rates.
Rising energy costs and other financial incentives are prompting a growing number of businesses in Middle Tennessee to investigate solar as a long-term alternative energy source.
8:00 AM Aug 27, 2014
Jerald Good
Start-up company eyes Cumberland Center as site for new hotel, indoor sports center
11:00 AM Aug 26, 2014
(Xavier Smith • Lebanon Democrat) Pictured are Rock-Tenn Lebanon Folding general manager, John White, and Congresswoman Diane Black. White led Black on a plant tour of Rock-Tenn on Monday morning.
Congresswoman talks jobs during tour of Lebanon facility
7:00 PM Aug 22, 2014
Dave Ramsey
I have a 5-year-old daughter, and I want to start a 529 for her. However, I’m concerned that the government might seize the 529 assets in order to pay off debt and give people treasury bonds instead. Do you think this might happen?