9:57 AM Feb 6, 2013
A Mt. Juliet man was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night while walking his bike across a street in Murfreesboro. According to Murfreesboro police spokesman Kyle Evans, Timothy Martin, 20, tried to cross the 1300 block of North Rutherford Road around 8:20 p.m. when he was struck by...
2:18 PM Feb 4, 2013
splash  Photo: Submitted to The Democrat

An artist's rendering shows what a proposed splash pad might look like in Mt. Juliet.
MT. JULIET - Little Ava Shay Bright loved nothing more than to splash. She didn't care if it was a fancy pool, at the shores of a lake or in puddles of rain. Her mother, Krista, said Ava did a lot of splashing in her two short years of life. The memories of her little girl, who found such ...
10:00 AM Feb 1, 2013
 Photo: Laurie Everett • Mt. Juliet News

Ted Bertuca, Jr. talks with one of the dozens of construction workers in his restaurant to clean up and repair the damage caused by Wednesday's tornado. The restaurant's roof was blown off the building. 
MT. JULIET - Business owners along the tornado ravaged corridor along Lebanon Road were busy picking up the pieces Thursday. It was a community trying to right itself from the devastation caused by an EF2 tornado that ravaged many businesses, the Little League Park and several homes in the...
10:00 AM Jan 30, 2013
MT. JULIET – Wilson County school officials closed three Mt. Juliet elementary schools Wednesday due to power outages in the wake of an early morning tornado that hit the Lebanon Road area. Despite a plea from Mt. Juliet City Manager Kenneth Martin, the remaining schools in Mt. Julie...
9:50 AM Jan 30, 2013
MT. JULIET – Several people in Mt. Juliet reported they did not hear tornado sirens warn them prior to an EF2 tornado that ripped through the Lebanon Road area Wednesday at 3:25 a.m. "I had so many phone calls asking why they didn't go off, or why they could not be heard," said City ...
7:00 AM Jan 30, 2013
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A newspaper distribution center in Mt. Juliet was nearly destroyed Wednesday by an early morning EF2 tornado that ripped through the area.
MT. JULIET - The National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday an EF2 tornado roared through north Mt. Juliet and ripped off the third floor of a building, destroyed store fronts, tipped over a tractor trailer, downed trees and caused significant destruction early Wednesday. With winds esti...
11:07 PM Jan 29, 2013
 Photo: Photo courtesy of Mt. Juliet Police Department

Mt. Juliet police respond to the scene of a heavily damaged three-story building on Lineberry Boulevard from an apparent tornado. People inside the building escaped without injury.
An apparent tornado caused extensive damage in Mt. Juliet early Wednesday from a line of storms that also knocked out power in areas across Wilson County. Mt. Juliet Police Department spokesperson Tyler Chandler said there is "extensive" damage along the Lebanon Road corridor. He said...
9:50 AM Jan 15, 2013
A former Mt. Juliet certified public accountant will serve a year and one day in prison for preparing false tax returns, according to U.S. attorneys in Middle Tennessee. U.S. Attorney Jerry E. Martin said Macon J. Dew, 64, was sentenced Friday to serve 12 months and one day in federal pris...
10:00 AM Jan 9, 2013
Flames ripped through two homes in Mt. Juliet Tuesday morning. The homeowner of the second fire was on a ride-along with Wilson Emergency Management Agency and responded to the fire at his own house.  According to WEMA Director John Jewell, the first fire was on Whitnel Drive, off Non...