7:00 PM Jun 16, 2013
Guests attending the third annual Second Chance Prom were treated to a firsthand look at the newly renovated Capitol Theatre on Saturday night. The prom raises funds for the Lebanon High School Marching Blue Devils. Cathy Rhodes, who was one of the candidates for prom queen, said the event...
7:00 PM Jun 16, 2013
The second installment of a first reading of Lebanon's city budget will be the big item on Tuesday's Lebanon City Council agenda. Mayor Philip Craighead believes the budget is trimmed about as much as possible while still being able to provide needed services. "I think for us to pro...
12:46 PM Jun 14, 2013
 Photo: Photo courtesy of Lebanon Police Department

Police confiscated several items discovered in a hotel room at the Best Value Inn on Thursday.
Police charged two people in connection with a meth lab discovered at the Best Value Inn in Lebanon on Thursday. Lebanon police charged Stacy Jennings, of Antioch, and Carl Bynum, of Houston, Texas, each with reckless endangerment and initiation of process. According to Lebanon poli...
10:06 AM Jun 13, 2013
Police discovered a meth lab at the Days Inn in Lebanon on Thursday afternoon and two suspects were taken into custody. Lebanon police Chief Scott Bowen said at the scene it was not yet determined whether the lab was active, but "we believe it is active. When the officers opened the door t...
3:30 PM Jun 7, 2013
 Photo: Kimberly Jordan • Lebanon Democrat

The summer reading program at Lebanon Public Library featured Thursday a performance by magician ‘Mr. Barry’ Mitchell. Mitchell and his assistant, Anna, help his friend, ‘Sam Spade: Turtle Detective,’ uncover his favorite book.
There are 38 weekdays left in summer vacation before Lebanon and Wilson County school children head back to the classroom. Here are some suggestions of activities parents and their children can do together to make for a memorable summer. • Summer reading programs: The Lebanon Library ...
12:40 PM Jun 6, 2013
There's a lot of "buzz" recently regarding one of agriculture’s biggest allies, the honeybee. Researchers have seen a significant number of deaths in the honeybee population, which translates into problems for agricultural ventures of all sizes. Honeybees are responsible for pollinat...
12:40 PM Jun 5, 2013
 Photo: Kimberly Jordan • Lebanon Democrat

Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty (second from right) joined officials from Hollister Corp. and Panattoni Development Co. on Wednesday at the groundbreaking for Hollister's new 240,000 square-foot facility in Mt. Juliet’s Beckwith Farms Industrial Park.
A medical manufacturing company broke ground Wednesday on a 240,000 square-foot facility slated to bring 100 jobs to Wilson County. Hollister Corp. will house its facility in the Beckwith Farms Industrial Park. Officials with Hollister braved the rain to compliment local officials, includi...
12:23 PM Jun 5, 2013
Voices are proclaiming the mosquitoes are worse than usual this spring, and they are right. Individuals spending a significant amount of time outdoors may have noticed the pests buzzing around in large numbers. According to University of Tennessee entomology professor Frank Hale, the mosqu...
11:33 AM May 24, 2013
The Joint Economic and Community Development Board recently released its annual report for 2012. According to JECDB Executive Director G.C. Hixson, the report was encouraging, and since it was published, even more items have surfaced to indicate the economy in Wilson County remains strong ...
6:00 PM May 14, 2013
 Photo: Kimberly Jordan • The Lebanon Democrat

Martha Boyd (center) is pictured at her retirement celebration with Jackie Miller (right) and her daughter, Hope. Hope is a current student in Boyd's class and Jackie was a student in Boyd's third-grade class in her first year at Byars Dowdy Elementary School.
Martha Boyd has been teaching in the Lebanon Special School District for more than 25 years. When school ends next week, the Castle Heights Elementary School third-grade teacher will retire. A retirement celebration was held Monday at the school for co-workers and community members to cele...
6:00 PM May 14, 2013
Their rocket touched down in just about 42 seconds…but the high from the experience will continue for some time. The seven-member rocketry team at Winfree Bryant Middle School returned from nationals in Washington, D.C. on Monday after finishing 62nd out of 100 teams competing. ...
4:20 PM May 9, 2013
 Photo: Kimberly Jordan • Lebanon Democrat

Members of the Mt. Juliet Police Honor Guard carry flags to begin a memorial service Thursday at the Criminal Justice Center as members of the crowd watch. Lebanon Police Department Honor Guardsmen carry the rifles.
It was a somber occasion that brought together members of the community and local law enforcement personnel Thursday at the Criminal Justice Center. The two Fraternal Order of Police Lodges that represent Wilson County sponsored the annual memorial service to honor th...
10:30 AM Nov 13, 2012
 Photo: Kimberly Jordan • The Lebanon Democrat

Guest speaker Robert Hibbett invites all veterans in attendance at the ceremony at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy on Monday to stand at the front of First Baptist Church and be recognized for their service.
"Honoring our veterans is not just one day," was the message Robert Hibbett gave to the crowd gathered at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy on Monday during the school's Veterans Day program. School officials had the annual program in the sanctuary of the parent church, First Baptist Church. Gr...
11:50 AM Nov 3, 2012
Need a haircut? Why not get a trim and benefit a good cause at the same time? Enter Cuts for CASA. Glitz and Glamour Hair Salon is once again holding a fundraiser to benefit the Court Appointed Special Advocates. The fundraiser will run from Monday through Nov. 10 at the hair salon.
12:30 PM Sep 28, 2012
Health Fair 1  Photo: Dallus Whitfield • The Lebanon Democrat

Tracye Tate with the Wilson County Employee Clinic does a blood pressure check on Deputy Joe Bowen on Thursday morning during the Health Fair for county employees at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.
When it comes to a person's health, information can make a world of difference. The Wilson County Employee Benefits Department invited all county employees to a health fair Thursday in an effort to let them know options available to them in the community, as well as providing free health a...
7:00 PM Aug 18, 2012
Art has different meanings to different people. For the winner of this year's Commemorative Print contest at the Wilson County Fair, it is an outlet. Hannah Greene, a 16-year-old student at Lebanon High School, won the contest for this edition of the fair, and she said she was "thrilled" w...
7:00 PM May 24, 2012


KIMBERLY JORDAN The Lebanon Democrat
Members of the Wilson County Sheriff's Department are pictured in the boat that will be used to help keep locals safe during the Memorial Day weekend. Pictured in the boat are Deputy Matt Martin, Lt. Steve Gatlin, Sgt. Kyle Wright, Sheriff Terry Ashe, Cpl. Ray Justice, and Deputy Matt Bush.
This Memorial Day weekend, the Wilson County Sheriff's Department will be conducting DUI saturations throughout the county. This year however, deputies won't just be patrolling the streets. According to WSCD Cpl. Ray Justice, the sheriff's department is conducting a "blitz" in order to com...