7:00 PM Jun 4, 2006
May 19, 2006 – A Wilson County grand jury has handed down 103 indictments to five individuals involved in a long-running scheme of stealing trucks, trailers and goods from area business, Lebanon police said Thursday. The truck thievery ring, which was part of a much larger organized crime ope...
7:00 PM May 23, 2006
May 13, 2006 — NASHVILLE — Ex-Wilson County jailer Shane Conatser will spend the next six years of his life behind bars, according to a sentence handed down Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Todd Campbell. In January, a jury found Conatser guilty of conspiring to abuse and cover up th...
7:00 PM May 23, 2006
May 17, 2006 — After enduring abuse at the hands of his father and stepmother – abuse that entailed being kept chained to a bed and routinely fed nothing more than soup and water – a severely handicapped Lebanon teenager had just one request for his parents: that they receive the ...
7:00 PM May 23, 2006
May 19, 2006 — A Wilson County grand jury has handed down 103 indictments to five individuals involved in a long-running scheme of stealing trucks, trailers and goods from area business, Lebanon police said Thursday. The truck thievery ring, which was part of a much larger organized crime ope...
7:00 PM May 14, 2006
May 8, 2005 – A former Wilson, Trousdale and Macon County inmate has filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court, claiming his constitutional rights were violated when the jails in those counties contracted with a private company to sell inmates basic items such as underwear at very high pr...
7:00 PM May 14, 2006
May 9, 2006 – Clad in green Macon County jail uniform and bound in chains, Fred Lawton Strunk, the apparent mastermind behind the now-infamous Trousdale County "pot cave," pleaded guilty Monday to manufacturing more than 250 marijuana plants in Wilson County Criminal Court. For his guilty ple...
7:00 PM May 14, 2006
May 9, 2006 – A 71-year-old Lebanon resident was brutally attacked inside his own home early Saturday morning and remained unconscious and in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Monday, police said. James Lanier, 71, of 226 W. Spring St., was beaten about the head an...
7:00 PM May 10, 2006
May 3, 2006 – Officials from Mt. Juliet to Watertown are still unsure what to make of the agreement produced last week by the Ad Hoc Fire Study Committee. But numerous officials agree on one point: a barrage of political obstacles stand in the way of the new pact winning approval from the Cou...
7:00 PM May 10, 2006
May 3, 2006 – When the next natural disaster strikes – whether in Wilson County, elsewhere in Middle Tennessee, or on the other side of the country – Liz Reese will have just one question: where will Wilson Countians turn to give or receive help? It is a question Reese starting as...
7:00 PM May 10, 2006
May 4, 2006 – The Wilson County Sheriff's Department is investigating two separate and unrelated cases of statutory rape, both of which came to the attention of investigators just days ago. The first case involves a 26-year-old male who for some months was engaged in a sexual relationship wit...
7:00 PM May 10, 2006
May 5, 2006 – Even though the process of selecting a new Wilson County school director is nearly complete, two school board members said they intend to block any appointment to the post until after the Aug. 3 county elections. Wilson County Board of Education members Lisa McMillin and Greg La...
7:00 PM May 9, 2006
April 27, 2006 MT. JULIET — Gov. Phil Bredesen spent well over an hour in the West Wilson city Wednesday morning discussing Cover Tennessee, his newest health care proposal that he hopes to see enacted by the end of the legislative session. The governor had a "roundtable discussion" with near...
7:00 PM May 9, 2006
April 29, 2006 – The Mt. Juliet City Commission – a group until now has been all but absent from the fire service debate – expressed their frustration, disappointment and unhappiness with the Ad Hoc Fire Study Committee agreement reached earlier this week, describing it as "short-...
7:00 PM May 9, 2006
May 1, 2006 – Lebanon city councilors gave an early show of support for Mayor Don Fox's plan to ask Wilson County officials for a similar fire service pact the county is poised to offer Mt. Juliet. Although each of the three city councilors reached Monday said it was too soon to comment on th...
7:00 PM May 8, 2006
April 21, 2006 – Starting today, Lebanon city employees can no longer borrow sick time from other employees who have reserves built up, a personnel rules and regulations committee decided Thursday. The change is one of the first to take effect since a special personnel review committee establ...
7:00 PM Apr 18, 2006
April 12, 2006 The Wilson County Sheriff's Department and Metro Nashville Police Department gave conflicting reports about how a multi-county car chase ended in Gladeville on Tuesday morning, and about what happened to the robbery suspect who tried unsuccessfully to flee from city, county and state...
7:00 PM Apr 10, 2006
April 1, 2006 A pair of ex-Wilson County jailers received relatively lenient sentences from a federal judge Friday, who said his decisions were based in large part on the high level of cooperation both men demonstrated during the investigation and trial of their former colleagues. Brian Ferrell wa...