1:00 PM Oct 2, 2012
Wilson County followed trends among 89 other counties in showing a slight decrease in unemployment rates in August as compared to July while Lebanon showed a more substantial decrease. The figures, released late last week by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, show...
1:30 PM Sep 29, 2012
Bucky Covington  Photo: Photo courtesy of Facebook

Bucky Covington will play a benefit concert Nov. 17 at the Stardust Drive-In Theater in Watertown to help raise money for the Mt. Juliet Help Center and the Bridge Fellowship.
The Stardust Drive-In Theater in Watertown will become the venue for a concert featuring country music star and American Idol finalist Bucky Covington in November. The Music With A Purpose concert will benefit the Mt. Juliet Help Center and the Bridge Fellowship, both in Wilson County....
12:20 PM Sep 28, 2012
Ironman 2  Photo: Submitted Photo
Lebanon native Chris Bain is shown here biking in the Border Challenger Triathlon. He will face his next challenge when he takes on the  Ironman Triathlon in Panama City, Fla. Nov. 3.
For most people – even top athletes – swimming 2.4 miles in one stretch is daunting. Peddling 112 miles on a bicycle would be a grueling task. The 26.2 miles involved in running a marathon isn’t for the faint of heart either. But on Nov. 3, Lebanon native Chris Bain plans...
12:00 PM Sep 28, 2012
Each of the four candidates endorsed by the Lebanon Fraternal Order of Police Lodge members said they are proud to receive the backing but promised nothing by way of raises or other benefits to officers. FOP president Cpl. Jerimy Pruitte announced early last week the candidates officers en...
11:30 AM Sep 27, 2012
 Photo: Courtesy Wilson County Sheriff's Department

Richard Rogers
A Lebanon City Council candidate remained in Wilson County Jail on Wednesday night and will be extradited to Georgia to face felony drug charges. Lebanon officers took Ward 1 candidate Richard Rogers into custody Wednesday afternoon, according to police Chief Scott Bowen. He said Rogers wa...
10:10 AM Sep 27, 2012
Wheels in Motion  Photo: Jared Felkins • Lebanon Democrat

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead (left) and Nashville and Eastern Railroad Corp. President Bill Drunsic explain plans to expand Music City STARR services in the city Wednesday during a transit planning meeting.
Lebanon leaders, along with Wilson County representatives and state and local transportation officials, met Wednesday to put future city development plans into action. In what Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead called “a great representation of the transit and the city,” the meetin...
10:00 AM Sep 26, 2012
Wilson County's Own  Photo: Jared Felkins • Lebanon Democrat

Tracy Lawrence accepts an award from New Leash on Life during the Wilson County Humanitarian Gala on Tuesday honoring him and benefitting the animal shelter.
Country music singer and Wilson County resident Tracy Lawrence was showered with well wishes, gifts and applause Tuesday night during the first Wilson County Humanitarian Award Gala. But the real winners may prove to be of the four-legged variety as the event doubled as a benefit for Wilso...
11:50 AM Sep 25, 2012
Every Woman's Expo  Photo: Democrat File Photo

A large crowd is expected Oct. 27 for the second Every Woman's Expo at Lebanon High School.
The second annual Every Woman’s Expo set for next month will feature three experts from University Medical Center on women’s health. According to University Medical Center community and volunteer services director Jeannie Farley, three presenting doctors are on tap for the Oct....
12:00 PM Sep 24, 2012
We Salute You  Photo: Jared Felkins • Lebanon Democrat

Congresswoman Diane Black talks to a group of Wilson County high school JROTC students Saturday on the process it takes to apply to one of the five U.S. military academies.
A collection of the best and brightest high school JROTC members in Wilson County gathered Saturday to hear from Congresswoman Diane Black and others on their quest to attend one of the five U.S. military academies. In addition to Black, representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Coa...
12:00 PM Sep 22, 2012
Fans flock to iPhone  Photo: Dallus Whitfield • The Lebanon Democrat

Many in Wilson County flocked to wireless phone stores Friday for the launch of Apple's iPhone 5.
There were few long lines filled with those anxious to get their hands on Apple’s iPhone 5 early Friday morning in Wilson County, but many crowded cellular stores as soon as they opened. And as the steady stream of customers dwindled by early afternoon, so did stocks of the latest of...
12:20 PM Sep 21, 2012
Making A Better Knee  Photo: Dallus Whitfield

University Medical Center surgeon Dr. Jon Cornelius demonstrates a knee replacement procedure Thursday using the hospital's new robotic surgical arm system.
Though it sounds like a scene from an episode of the television classic “The Six Million Dollar Man,” surgeons at University Medical Center in Lebanon now have the technology to make people better…stronger…faster. Using a recently purchased RIO Robotic Arm Interac...
11:50 AM Sep 21, 2012
More than 1,000 students are expected to converge on their respective campuses Saturday to clean up their act and compete for money for their school. It’s part of the fifth annual Think Green, Think Clean Litter Challenge, sponsored by the Lebanon Beautification Commission, Cumberlan...
1:30 PM Sep 20, 2012
Those who have witnessed Carol Leeman’s border collies in action at demonstrations at the Wilson County Fair have asked for it, and now it’s almost here. More than 175 working dogs from across the United States will transcend on Lebanon in about two weeks for a special sheepher...
7:00 PM Sep 19, 2012
Lebanon Lodge No. 83 Fraternal Order of Police president Cpl. Jerimy Pruitte announced Tuesday the candidates officers endorse in the November city election. The FOP, made up of 54 of the 73 officers that make up the Lebanon police force, voted to endorse Philip Craighead for mayor, Lanny ...
1:30 PM Sep 19, 2012
It’s amazing how a little thing can sometimes make a big difference. What started as a way to spend some award money three years ago through the Think Green Challenge turned into a daily project where students help save the environment and their health each time they take part.
12:50 PM Sep 18, 2012
Lebanon Lodge No. 83 Fraternal Order of Police President Cpl. Jerimy Pruitte said Monday a list of endorsements will be available Tuesday. Pruitte said Monday the FOP’s list of candidates it will select to receive endorsements in the Nov. 6 Lebanon city election is going through a fi...