6:00 AM Nov 2, 2012
MT. JULIET - Police have identified a woman found shot to death early Thursday morning. Police identified the victim as Sara A. McPherson, 35, of Mt. Juliet. An officer discovered McPherson's body in the passenger seat of a vehicle parked with its lights on in the parking lot of U-S...
8:30 AM Nov 1, 2012
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Mt. Juliet police relocated a car where a shooting victim’s body was found to a garage at City Hall where investigators process evidence Thursday. 
MT. JULIET – An officer discovered a woman’s body in a car early Thursday morning near the U-Store-It facility in south Mt. Juliet. "Early this morning, Officer Michael Rountree was on routine patrol on Central Pike around 1:13 a.m. and became suspicious when he saw a car parke...
1:00 PM Oct 27, 2012
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Susan Miller
A "Life Celebration" to honor a legendary teacher in Wilson County is scheduled for Sunday in Lebanon so the thousands of people she touched in her 25-year Wilson County careeer can celebrate her life. Susan Miller, a teacher for 38 combined years, was tragically killed in an automobile ac...
12:20 PM Oct 19, 2012
 Photo: Laurie Everett • Mt. Juliet News

Attendees at Thursday night's 'Cajun Feast' in Mt. Juliet enjoy entertainment while fundraising for Girl Scouts of Wilson County.
MT. JULIET - With a blazing bonfire and and red sun setting over the nearby lake, more than 100 Girl Scouts of Wilson County supporters enjoyed a Cajun feast and fundraiser Thursday evening. With a goal to raise more than $10,000, Cracker Barrel Senior Vice President and Girl Scouts board ...
11:50 AM Oct 11, 2012
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Youngsters enjoy Halloween in the Park last year at Charlie Daniels Park.
MT. JULIET – Ghouls and goblins will mingle with Batman, tiny Tinkerbells and many monsters Saturday at the 12th annual Halloween in the Park at Charlie Daniels Park. Trick-or-treaters of all ages are invited to converge at the park for the celebration that is scheduled from 11 a.m. ...
12:20 PM Oct 5, 2012
MT. JULIET – Firefighters doused a rooftop blaze early Thursday morning at Rutland Elementary School. Three fire stations responded to the fire just after 6 a.m. Wilson Emergency Management Agency Lt. Eric Eldrige said smoke and flames were coming from a section of roof under ...
12:00 PM Oct 2, 2012
The Mt. Juliet community is mourning the loss of 9-year-old Sam McLeod, a West Elementary School student who died Friday from a non-contagious form of bacterial meningitis. His death falls on the heels of 18-year-old Middle Tennessee State University student Jacob Nunley's death from menin...
7:00 AM Sep 29, 2012
Wilson County Schools Safety Director David Burton confirmed the West Wilson student who died Friday after a brief illness is Sam McCleod, 9. He also confirmed McCleod died at around 10 a.m. from bacterial meningitis at Vanderbilt Medical Center. "But, it was not the contagious kind...
1:00 PM Sep 24, 2012
Making the Grade  Photo: Laurie Everett • Mt. Juliet News

School-wide teacher Kelly Pody prepares materials for students who will get one-on-one attention from her as part of the ROYALS program.
MT. JULIET - When people think of West Wilson County, many are under the assumption it's a fairly well-to-do area with affluent citizens ensconced in hundreds of mini-mansions in spectacular neighborhoods. However, this is a misnomer to an extent. According to Wilson County schools records...
7:00 PM Sep 21, 2012
Davis  Photo: Laurie Everett

Wednesday was a busy day for Wilson County Schools Director Mike Davis as he presided over the groundbreaking for an addition to Rutland Elementary (above) and another later that day for the new Watertown High School.
MT. JULIET - As part of three West Wilson county school addition groundbreakings in two days, golden shovels turned dirt to launch a new building at the Rutland Elementary School campus Wednesday. This campus joins West Elementary and West Wilson Middle School as part of a needed expansion...
12:30 PM Sep 20, 2012
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Mt. Juliet Police Department Deputy Chief James Hambrick
MT. JULIET - Though he planned to run for Wilson County sheriff in 2014, news of Sheriff Terry Ashe's retirement effective Sept. 30 has accelerated James Hambrick's quest to be his successor. Longtime West Wilson resident and Mt. Juliet Police Department Deputy Chief James Hambrick said We...
12:00 PM Sep 17, 2012
MT. JULIET – Rapid-fire student growth at Rutland Elementary School has prompted Wilson County school officials to double the campus there with a groundbreaking scheduled for Wednesday. The official ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. with Wilson County Schools Director Mike Davis, co...
7:00 PM Jul 24, 2012
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Holly Hood
MT. JULIET - An Old Hickory women posed as an off-duty police officer and pulled a gun on a juvenile male Saturday night at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet.