7:00 PM Oct 5, 2004
Wilson County Marine reservists deployed to Iraq with the Third Battalion, 24th Marines, India Company, are on their way home, according to a spokesperson with India Company. "There is no date set for their return yet," Sgt. W. Bennett said. "We're still waiting. We'll know in the next few days." O...
7:00 PM Sep 22, 2004
MT. JULIET – An entire community turned out to honor Lance Cpl. Tyler Cates, the first Wilson County casualty of the war in Iraq, whose funeral service was held Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet. Hundreds of mourners filled the sanctuary, including representatives from every...
7:00 PM Sep 12, 2004
They don't fight like cats and dogs, perhaps, but animal advocates and county officials agree they've found little common ground in the months since a special task force was formed to study Wilson County's animal control efforts. The formation of the county's animal advisory committee came in April...
7:00 PM Aug 18, 2004
GLADEVILLE — State and local officials are describing the discovery of as many as 40 human remains in the Suggs Creek community Wednesday as a potentially significant archaeological find. For the second time in the space of a month, human remains have been uncovered in Wilson County, but this...
7:00 PM Aug 12, 2004
Eighth-grade American History students at Walter J. Baird School learned first hand a lesson political observers have been noting for a decade: Wilson County is trending Republican. A telephone poll the students conducted over the weekend forecasts President George W. Bush will take Wilson County i...
7:00 PM Jul 1, 2004
The wait grows longer for former jailer John McKinney as he faces another sentencing delay on a federal charge stemming from an ongoing investigation into the Wilson County Jail. McKinney must appear in federal court in October to learn his sentence for misprision of a felony, a charge relating to ...
7:00 PM Jun 15, 2004
Donald Ray Green II will stand trial in Wilson County Court for the charge of second-degree murder, a judge ruled Monday. Green is charged in the June 2003 shooting death of Nicholas Grissim on Lebanon's Public Square. Frank Lannom, Green's attorney, filed a motion requesting that the trial be held...
7:00 PM Jun 3, 2004
When Marcus Harris decided to bring his 13-month-old daughter, Zaniya, to visit his parents in Memphis, he probably never expected to gain a whole new family on the way. But that is just what happened to Harris on Tuesday night when he experienced car trouble while traveling back to North Carolina ...
7:00 PM May 4, 2004
Online ticket sales have been brisk for the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce inaugural wine festival, "A Toast to Tennessee," scheduled for May 15 at the Nashville Superspeedway. "We are selling lots of tickets online," said Anita Spicer, one of the coordinators of the event. "It's been crazy." Hundr...
7:00 PM May 4, 2004
Wilson County farmers are battling a fickle Mother Nature, and so far they are winning. Local farmers are reporting few ill effects of the recent unusually cool and rainy weather in Middle Tennessee, but are looking forward to a return to warmer, drier conditions. Jack Pratt of Pratt's Orchard and ...
7:00 PM May 4, 2004
Wilson County farmers are battling a fickle Mother Nature, and so far they are winning. Local farmers are reporting few ill effects of the recent unusually cool and rainy weather in Middle Tennessee, but are looking forward to a return to warmer, drier conditions. Jack Pratt of Pratt's Orchard and ...
7:00 PM Apr 29, 2004
District Attorney Tommy Thompson made his strongest public statements to date about an ongoing federal investigation into the Wilson County Jail, saying he believed inmates were abused in the jail. "Inmates have a right not to be abused and I think some of that's been going on there," Thompson told...
6:00 PM Mar 29, 2004
A man sought for seven years by law enforcement authorities for allegedly failing to pay over $130,000 in child support was taken into custody late Friday afternoon by Wilson County Sheriff's Deputies. Jerry Pyburn, 58, of 338 Minosa Drive in Antioch was charged with felonious flagrant violation of...
6:00 PM Mar 10, 2004
To many Wilson County families, the old adage of sparing the rod and possibly spoiling the child is a very accepted maxim for parenting. However, in Wilson County's schools, corporal punishment or paddling is quickly becoming a disciplinary measure of the past. Despite a Wilson County Board of Educ...