1:16 PM Jul 19, 2013
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Briggs Schneider, 21, competed in the American Ninja Warrior competition in Miami.
Two Middle Tennesseans, Bobby Zavala and Briggs Schneider, made an appearance at the national American Ninja Warrior Competition in Miami this year, and some of their training took place locally.  American Ninja Warrior is a competition in which athletes race through what is claimed t...
4:37 PM Jul 18, 2013
 Photo: Gabe Farmer • Lebanon Democrat

This month's Jammin' with the General event feature vendors serving food, such as shaved ice, funnel cakes and burgers.
The storm clouds dissipated Thursday afternoon just in time for a crowd to gather on Lebanon’s Historic Downtown Square to attend the third Jammin’ with the General event of the year. Families and friends gathered with their lawn chairs and enjoyed the food, music and shopping ...
1:35 PM Jul 12, 2013
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Tommy the Barn Owl is one of many residents cared for by Marty Rush at Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.
MT. JULIET – The Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Juliet takes in and cares for between 500-1,000 injured and orphaned animals each year.  The center is a nonprofit organization locally run by Marty Rush. It has no paid employees and receives no government fundin...
1:27 PM Jul 12, 2013
 Photo: Gabe Farmer • Lebanon Democrat

Children gather to play games in a miniature carnival at the final day of the week's Empower me Day Camp.
Empower Me Day Camp finished up its carnival-themed week of activities Friday with a miniature carnival.  Children gathered together at the fairgrounds to get their faces painted, learn to juggle and play in a ball pit. Once they had tired themselves out with the games, children recei...
1:17 PM Jul 11, 2013
 Photo: Gabe Farmer • Lebanon Democrat

Donna McGregor spends all of her time caring for more than 30 rescue animals at her sanctuary.
When 10 puppies left for dead were found in the middle of a road in Smith County, Donna McGregor, owner and operator of Dreamland Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Lebanon, took them in with hopes of nursing them back to health.  McGregor did all that could be done for the puppies, but u...
4:40 PM Jul 10, 2013
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The ninth and final Fallen Soldiers March will be Aug. 16, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Lebanon Armory.
The ninth annual Fallen Soldiers March will be Aug. 16 in Lebanon. Not only does this mark the ninth Fallen Soldier March since Jim Williams started the event, but it is also the final Fallen Soldier March that Williams plans to hold.  Williams began the march as the sole participant ...
9:08 AM Jul 5, 2013
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Martha Williamson's historic dress was discovered by descendants in the William Bowen Campbell House in Lebanon.
A 19th century dress was recently discovered in the attic of a historic Lebanon home. The dress was found to have belonged to Martha “Mattie” Ready Morgan Williamson, who has been known to be called “Murfreesboro’s own southern belle” by her admirers.  Ch...
3:22 PM Jul 2, 2013
 Photo: Gabe Farmer - The Lebanon Democrat

Katie Willoughby is a caregiver at Elmcroft Assisted Living, one of many organizations that will continue to work through the Fourth of July holiday.
On Thursday many people will be given a day off from work to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday.  Many businesses will close their doors for the day; restaurants, retail stores, and newspapers are just a few types of businesses that plan to give their workers a day of to celebrate. For ...
10:21 AM Jul 1, 2013
 Photo: Gabe Farmer - The Lebanon Democrat

Chip Vanatta (left) and Don Hobbs (right) recieved a bronze medal in the 50-54 men's doubles portion of the Tennessee Senior Olympics Tennis Tournament.
Seven seniors from Wilson County participated in the Tennessee Senior Olympics’ tennis tournament held June 23-25 at the Williamson County Indoor Sports Complex.  Of the seven seniors, five received placing medals in their respective age group.  The Tennessee Senior Olympic...
10:17 AM Jul 1, 2013
 Photo: Graphic courtesy of Gabe Farmer

Fourth of July events will be held in Lebanon, Mt Juliet and Watertown on Thursday.
Local residents will have several venues to choose from in Wilson County to celebrate the Fourth of July on Thursday.  As has been the case for many years, Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Watertown will each hold a Fourth of July celebration event. Everyone is encouraged to bring their famili...
1:25 PM Jun 26, 2013
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Local authors Brandy Dowell and Amanda Edwards will have a book signing event Saturday for their book, "The Land of the Tooth Fairy."
Lebanon natives Amanda Edwards and Brandy Dowell will be featured at a book signing event in Murfreesboro for their book, “The Land of the Tooth Fairy.”  The children’s book is a story that follows a boy’s journey as he enters into the land of the tooth fairy d...
4:00 AM Jun 23, 2013
 Photo: Gabe Farmer • Lebanon Democrat

Sarah Caves cuts the ribbon on her new Habitat home Saturday.
Volunteers presented single mothers Erica Neuble and Sarah Caves with the keys to their new homes provided by Wilson County Habitat for Humanity on Saturday.  Habitat volunteers, family members, and friends gathered to witness each mother cut the ribbons to their new habitat home. The...
3:55 PM Jun 21, 2013
 Photo: Gabe Farmer • Lebanon Democrat

The Lebanon Fire Department played host to the Golf for Toys Scramble on Friday to provide Wilson County children with Christmas presents.
The Lebanon Fire Department played host to its 10th annual Golf for Toys Scramble at Hunters Point Golf Club on Friday.  All proceeds from the event will be used to buy Christmas presents for local children through Wilson County’s Christmas for All organization. With the proceed...
8:32 AM Jun 19, 2013
 Photo: Gabe Farmer • Lebanon Democrat

Melissa Vaught, Daniel Vaught and girlfriend Kelsey Bayse are involved in the planning of the Watertown Warrior 5K Run/Walk
Whether they’re running, walking or volunteering, several people plan to gather in Watertown on July 27 to support wounded veterans by participating in the Watertown Warrior 5K Run/Walk. The event was first conceived when Melissa Vaught and her two sons and veterans, Daniel and Micha...
9:38 AM Jun 18, 2013
 Photo: Gabe Farmer • Lebanon Democrat

The historic downtown square in Lebanon will be the site of Jammin' with the General on Thursday night.
Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce officials encourage everyone to bring a lawn chair to the square Thursday at 5:30 p.m. for Jammin’ with the General.  The event is the second in a series of three public events at the square this year with the intent to bring interest ba...
12:38 PM Jun 17, 2013
 Photo: Graphic provided by the Lebanon Fire Department

The Lebanon Fire Department will play host to its 10th annual Golf for Toys Scramble on Friday.
The Lebanon Fire Department will tee off on its 10th annual Golf for Toys Scramble at Hunters Point Golf Course on Friday.  All proceeds from this event will be used to buy toys for children through Wilson County’s Christmas for All organization. With the help of donations from ...
10:34 AM Jun 14, 2013
 Photo: Gabe Farmer • Lebanon Democrat

Two people embrace amid the field of flags after the Flags of Honor ceremony Friday.
Two people embrace amid the field of flags after the Flags of Honor ceremony Friday.