11:00 AM Nov 24, 2012
“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”  
1:00 PM Nov 18, 2012
A Lebanon church caught fire and burned Saturday night. Police Chief Scott Bowen said the call came into dispatch about 10:50 p.m. reporting heavy smoke coming from the back of Lebanon Church of God at 600 Manier Street. He said officers were the first to arrive on the scene minutes...
9:30 AM Nov 17, 2012
“I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.”  – Martin Luther King Jr.
11:00 AM Nov 15, 2012
Sales tax collections in Wilson County increased about $100,000 in October compared to the month before as retailers prepare for the holiday shopping season. Collections in October totaled nearly $2.92 million in Wilson County, up from $2.81 million in September, according to figures relea...
6:00 PM Nov 13, 2012
LSSD 1  Photo: Jared Felkins • The Lebanon Democrat

Coles Ferry Elementary School fourth-grader Lana Grace Willis gives a report Monday to the Lebanon school board on Mary Kay Ash, who founded Mary Kay cosmetics.
The Lebanon Board of Education approved a school calendar for the upcoming year with few differences in the current calendar or from a calendar Wilson County schools will use. The first day of school will be July 29 as opposed to Wilson County schools starting Aug. 1, in accordance with st...
10:20 AM Nov 9, 2012
The city of Lebanon currently has an ongoing sanitary sewer, natural gas and sidewalk rehabilitation project on West Main Street that may cause traffic delays. According to Public Works Commissioner Jeff Baines, intermittent lane closures on West Main Street between Castle Heights Avenue a...
9:50 AM Nov 6, 2012
 Photo: Jared Felkins • Lebanon Democrat

Wilson County school board member Ron Britt (left) and director Mike Davis listen to concerns from board member Bill Robinson during a work session Monday to discuss creating Lebanon Middle School in the old Lebanon High School building.
A Wilson County Board of Education work session to discuss creating Lebanon Middle School in the former Lebanon High School building drew harsh criticism from a packed house Monday night. Director Mike Davis presented a plan to take more than 600 sixth- through eighth-graders from Southsid...
11:50 AM Oct 27, 2012
Conrad  Photo: Jared Felkins • Lebanon Democrat

Eddie Conrad, owner of Conrad Construction Co. in Lebanon, sits behind the desk in his office working on bid proposals for potential city contracts.
Editor’s Note: This is the second in an ongoing series that closely examines the bid process among municipalities both locally and throughout the South. When he’s not on the job site or at home enjoying a hot meal cooked by his wife, Eddie Conrad sits in his office p...
11:20 AM Oct 27, 2012
“You pay for the whole seat, but you only need the edge.”
1:00 PM Oct 20, 2012
Putting Teeth in Issue  Photo: Jared Felkins • Lebanon Democrat

Dr. Chad Williams, dentist with Smile Gallery in Lebanon, speaks to the Lebanon Rotary Club on Tuesday during its lunch meeting about the importance of adding fluoride to the city’s water supply.
Despite it might mean a cut in his business, one Lebanon dentist is championing the cause to return fluoride to the city’s water system. Dr. Chad Williams with Smile Gallery in Lebanon said he’s gotten more than 500 signatures on a petition that asks Lebanon leaders to consider...
11:30 AM Oct 20, 2012
“Children love to walk in their parent’s shoes; make sure they have strong ‘souls.’” – Vanese Henley
12:00 PM Oct 16, 2012
Friend of Education  Photo: Jared Felkins • Lebanon Democrat

Lebanon Special School District Director Scott Benson (left) presents former Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe with a plaque honoring him upon his recent retirement, along with helping to start the school resource officer program.
Last year, the Lebanon Special Schools District missed the mark when it came to test scores among non-English-speaking students. This year, city schools are doing something about it. Federal Programs Director Stan Blades told the school board Monday a program called Spalding is in i...
11:00 AM Oct 13, 2012
There’s little doubt I love music – all kinds of music. From John Lennon’s guitar gently weeping to Pink asking everyone to raise their glasses and toast the party, it’s relevant to me.
11:00 AM Oct 13, 2012
drain train  Photo: Mary E. Hinds

The Nashville Star passes by a newly installed culvert that is part of the City of Lebanon's plan to stop flooding around the city.
City workers this week started work on repairing and replacing culverts, cleaning out ditches and generally alleviating problem areas in Lebanon prone to flooding.
10:00 AM Oct 11, 2012
 Photo: Courtesy Wilson County Sheriff's Department

Richard Rogers
A Wilson County judge is expected Thursday to consider an extradition request from Cobb County, Ga. authorities for a Lebanon City Council candidate who faces drug charges there. Ward 1 candidate Richard Rogers has remained in Wilson County Jail since Lebanon police took him into custody S...
11:00 AM Oct 10, 2012
New Developments  Photo: Jared Felkins • Lebanon Democrat

Construction on the new Logan's Roadhouse restaurant in Lebanon at Cumberland Center is nearly complete with work set to begin soon on the new RCC Western Store.
A debate between a mayoral challenger and the office’s incumbent has started over proposed plans for the Cumberland Center in Lebanon. Development of the Cumberland Center is under way near Interstate 40 with a Logan’s Roadhouse restaurant approaching completion and site work c...
11:50 AM Oct 4, 2012
final plate  Photo: Submitted

Part of the price for this Wilson County specallity license plate will go to United Way.
New specialty license plates promoting Wilson County and designed to benefit community organizations are now available to motorists. The plates, which feature the “Wilson County The Place To Be!” slogan, are available to be ordered with proceeds to benefit organizations that bo...