9:30 PM Nov 3, 2013
It was a year ago Halloween night when police discovered a Mt. Juliet mother shot dead in her vehicle parked behind the U-Store-It facility in south Mt. Juliet.
11:03 AM Oct 29, 2013
(Laurie Everett • Lebanon Democrat) Wilson County Director of Schools Tim Setterlund speaks to a crowd gathered Sunday to dedicate a new addition at West Elementary School.
The one word that came to West Elementary School principal Becky Siever was “gratitude” Sunday during a day of celebration of the school’s new addition.
10:59 AM Oct 29, 2013
(Laurie Everett • Lebanon Democrat) The panel of education experts at the Cumberland University school leaders prep forum includes Wilson County Schools Director Tim Setterlund, Lebanon High School principal Myra Sloan, Coles Ferry Elementary School principal Brian Hutto and Trousdale County Schools Director Clint Satterfield. The forum was held Friday evening at Cumberland’s Mt. Juliet campus.
Wilson County’s top education leaders gathered to share their perspectives and advice on school leadership preparation Friday evening at Cumberland University’s Mt. Juliet campus.
4:20 PM Jun 20, 2013
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It was written in the 1960s, but the song has the ability to make anyone smile. The tune, "Happy Together," written by founding member Mark Volman of the band The Turtles, is a classic. Mt. Juliet native Katie Boyd, 21, is a member of a special class as a "roadie" for the hit 1960s band as...
3:30 PM Jun 20, 2013
 Photo: Laurie Everett • Mt. Juliet News

While not considered a ‘mom and pop’ business, Pier 1 Imports takes shape in south Mt. Juliet. Most new small businesses have opened in existing space in Mt. Juliet.
Retail and business development continues to thrive in Mt. Juliet. While in the shadow of big boxes, “mom-and-pop” shops take center stage with several new ones already or nearly ready to open, according to City Manager Kenneth Martin. "Mom-and-pop retail shops and busin...
2:40 PM May 31, 2013
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Debra Payne
Gov. Bill Haslam last week named Mt. Juliet resident Debra Payne as the new commissioner of the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Payne served as DIDD’s deputy commissioner. Haslam also announced Jim Henry will be the permanent commissioner at the Depa...
4:34 PM May 17, 2013
MT. JULIET – They came to give cancer "the boot" at the annual Relay For Life event at Charlie Daniels Park Friday night and into Saturday morning. It's a team relay of people walking and running laps at a track to raise donated funds to aid the American Cancer Society's fight agains...
3:11 PM May 17, 2013
Monday night’s Wilson County Commission meeting is expected to be “housekeeping” with some basic chores on the agenda. "Out of 13 items, 11 are regular housekeeping things," said Rachel Warren, spokesperson for the mayor's office. Two resolutions concerning Wilson ...
11:26 AM May 14, 2013
 Photo: Laurie Everett • Mt. Juliet News

Mt. Juliet Fire Chief Erron Kinney speaks to commissioners and a crowd Monday about the appropriation of money to furnish the new fire hall.
In a marathon Monday meeting, the Mt. Juliet City Commission approved a third and final liquor store, appropriated more funds to the new fire department and haggled football out of Charlie Daniels Park. In a 4-1 vote with Ray Justice voting no, the commission agreed to give G.J. Partners t...
12:52 PM May 11, 2013
 Photo: Photo courtesy of Tammy Stansbery

Prince Harry of Wales pays tribute to fallen soldiers Friday at Arlington Cemetery.
Prince Harry of Wales pays tribute to fallen soldiers Friday at Arlington Cemetery.
2:52 PM May 8, 2013
 Photo: Photo courtesy of Wilson County Sheriff's Office

Jesse Gerg
MT. JULIET – Officers used a Taser to subdue a man apparently involved a domestic assault incident early Wednesday following a standoff that lasted several hours. According to Mt. Juliet police spokesperson Tyler Chandler, Jesse Gerg, 25, started the standoff with police Tuesday...
8:06 AM May 2, 2013
 Photo: Laurie Everett • Mt. Juliet News

Former Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe speaks Thursday at the annual Mt. Juliet Prayer Breakfast.
MT. JULIET – In the end God won't fight battles for us unless we get on the battlefield, and that battlefield is prayer, former Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe told those in attendance Thursday at the annual Mt. Juliet Prayer Breakfast at Cooks United Methodist Church . The breakfas...
4:23 PM Apr 20, 2013
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Robert Todd Harrell
MT. JULIET –  Police charged a Mt. Juliet musician with vehicular homicide after a deadly crash Friday night, according to Metro Nashville police. Metro police said Robert Todd Harrell, 41, of Secretariat Drive in Mt. Juliet, was charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication a...
11:00 AM Apr 10, 2013
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Haley and Harley romp and pull on the Tuggo, invented by Mt. Juliet resident Adam Harrington.
It all started with a bowling ball and a pet Boxer named Haley. "The bowling ball was in the yard; I don't really know how it got there," said Mt. Juliet resident Adam Harrington, 28. "I guess it was stuck in the garage, and my dad tripped over it and threw it in the yard." For...
11:30 AM Apr 3, 2013
 Photo: Laurie Everett

A large group of prospective Wilson Central High School cheerleaders attend a special meeting about the sport Tuesday night. Some parents were upset the competition squad has been dismantled.
With possible college scholarships at stake, some Wilson Central High School parents are upset the school's competitive cheer team has apparently been dismantled as of next season. It was confirmed Tuesday evening things have changed related to the school's competition cheer squad. ...
10:50 AM Mar 22, 2013
An attorney representing former Mt. Juliet parks director Dennis Buchanan, who sued the city after he was fired, said she was pleased with the city's recent decision to rehire Buchanan and pay a monetary settlement. "I believe the city wanted to control [its] fate in this case," attor...
3:55 PM Mar 21, 2013
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Ricardo and Heren Morales will celebrate their second wedding anniversary with a long-distance phone call while Ricardo is in Mexico and Heren in Mt. Juliet.
Heren and Ricardo Morales will celebrate their second wedding anniversary in a few days. They met on a semi-blind date, fell in love and now share two children. Instead of celebrating Tuesday with a nice dinner and perhaps flowers, Heren, 26, and Ricardo, 24, who is stuck in Mexico, will s...