1:30 PM Jun 13, 2013
 Photo: Gabe Farmer • Lebanon Democrat

Bobby's father, John Harris, attends a fundraiser event greeting the community and even Skyping with his son, Bobby, to show him the turnout.
Chick-fil-A in Lebanon was the site of a fundraiser for 6 year-old Bobby Harris who has been diagnosed with medulla blastoma, an aggressive brain cancer.  The fundraiser was held to raise money to support Harris and his family as he continues his battle.  In addition to funds rai...
11:28 AM Jun 12, 2013
 Photo: Submitted by Thomas Stevens

'Tennessee Preacher, Tennessee Soldier: The Civil War Career of Captain John D. Kirkpatrick, CSA, One of Morgan’s Men,' is about a local man who served as a captain in the Confederate army.
In 1861, John D. Kirkpatrick was a young Cumberland Presbyterian minister at a church near Nashville.  It wasn’t long into the Civil War conflict before Kirkpatrick, who came from a long tradition of military service, enlisted in the Confederate Army.  Kirkpatrick served un...
11:50 AM Jun 10, 2013
 Photo: Photo courtesy of Vickie Owens

Briana Heermans and her father, Brian Heermans, embrace after he surprised her at her high school graduation.
One Wilson County student brought home more than a diploma recently. Graduation ceremonies were held June 1 at Middle Tennessee State University for Wilson Central High School seniors. There, the graduating class of 2013 walked across the stage and received the diplomas for which they were...
1:06 PM Jun 7, 2013
 Photo: Gabe Farmer - Democrat Correspondent

City Manager Kenny Martin, who also doubles as a traffic school teacher, sits at his desk in Mt. Juliet City Hall on Friday morning.
Mt. Juliet City Manager Kenny Martin began teaching defensive driving classes in Mt. Juliet while he was a police officer in 1989, and for the past eight years he has taught at traffic schools in Lebanon.  Those who have learned from him say he is one traffic school instructor who cre...
12:18 PM Jun 7, 2013
NFL Youth Football Camp  Photo: Gabe Farmer • Lebanon Democrat

Children and coaches gather at the end of each of camp to discuss facing obstacles.
Cumberland University played host this week to the first NFL Youth Football Camp held by Music With A Purpose. The camp was open to anyone in third- through eighth-grades and led by former NFL quarterback Kelly Holcomb.  Proceeds of the camp went to the Wilson County Civic League, wh...
10:00 AM Jun 5, 2013
 Photo: Gabe Farmer • Lebanon Democrat

The Wilson County Photography Guild played host to a photography contest, which was on display at the event.
The Wilson County Photography Guild played host to “Eye on the Arts” on Tuesday night at the Stonebridge Subdivision Clubhouse in Lebanon.  Each year, the guild organizes a fundraiser to help the community. This year the event was a benefit for the Friends of the Tennessee...
9:39 AM May 30, 2013
 Photo: Gabe Farmer • Lebanon Democrat

Just off the square in Lebanon, The Woodcrafter's whirligig store features a plethora of characters for more than 30 years.
The Woodcrafter’s whirligig and yard-art business has sat just off of the square in Lebanon for three decades.  George Payer, known in Lebanon as “the Woodcrafter,” started his namesake whirligig business more than 30 years ago while in retirement. Although he fell i...
2:10 PM May 28, 2013
 Photo: Gabe Farmer • Lebanon Democrat

Musical group Tal and Acacia plays at the grand opening of The Roast while locals chat and drink coffee.
A new nonprofit coffee shop started by the Salvation Army opened to the public on South Maple Street.  The Roast is described as a café, a community and a place for nightlife in the Lebanon area. Open from 6 p.m. until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and featuring live music,...
2:00 PM May 27, 2013
 Photo: Gabe Farmer • Lebanon Democrat

ROTC members salute as the Flag is raised to half mast during the playing of the National Anthem.
A Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by American Legion Post 15 was held Monday morning at the Wilson County Courthouse. Many veterans and current military members were in attendance, as well as civilians. The ceremony was held to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the United Sta...
1:20 PM May 23, 2013
Boy Scouts of America representatives passed a resolution Thursday that includes the statement “No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.”  This vote happened in the middle of a three-day national...
1:46 PM May 22, 2013
 Photo: Graphic courtesy of MCT
The Stardust Drive-In Theatre in Watertown is expected to see some of its busiest nights of the year this Memorial Day weekend. Families are likely to come from all around middle Tennessee to partake in the vintage experience of the drive-in theater, but there is one aspect of the Stardust...
9:27 AM May 21, 2013
 Photo: Gabe Farmer • Lebanon Democrat

Louis Brenkman, a South African native, sits at his desk Tuesday at Wilson County Motors.
Wilson County Motors recently moved from West Main Street to South Hartmann Drive in Lebanon, but for two employees that journey was microscopic in scale compared to the journey from their home countries.  Simon Jones and Louis Brenkman came from two different parts of the world for t...