3:54 PM Jul 31, 2013
Wilson County economic development officials said Mt. Juliet snagged CEVA, a worldwide logistics company, and it is midway through the process to consolidate its operations currently in Davidson and Rutherford counties.
1:24 PM Jul 31, 2013
Sophora Smart-Dual-Action exfoliator / J.C. Penny / $25
There may have been a time, when I was in my twenties, when I could slather up with suntan oil, lay out for a couple hours and transform into a bronzed beauty. In my own mind at least. But, it's been years. People my age, or near my age, didn't grow up with suntan lotions that had SPF protection.
10:52 AM Jul 29, 2013
 Photo: Laurie Everett • Mt. Juliet News

Kaitlyn Osborne is all smiles after Mt. Juliet Police Officer Anthony Allen surprises her with a backpack full of school supplies.
Mt. Juliet police Officer Anthony Allen knows what it’s like to grow up in an economically challenged family. He grew up in the projects in a little town in Florida. He did without a lot. “There was a lot of violence and drug activity,” he said. He believes ...
7:00 PM Jul 28, 2013
 Photo: Laurie Everett • Mt. Juliet News

Avery Harris, 5, and Olivia McCallister, 10, get their faces painted at Hallapalooza Saturday night. 
It was a community event that culminated a week-long summer adventure for Wilson County youth and their parents sponsored by First Baptist Church. Hallapalooza's finale took place on the church campus Saturday night from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Prior to this event, the church had a week...
11:40 AM Jul 27, 2013
 Photo: George Page • Mt. Juliet News
A good time is had by all Saturday at the grand opening of Ava's Splash Pad in Mt. Juliet.
MT. JULIET – Three years in the making, a water park in honor of Krista's Bright's little girl, Ava Shaye, came to life Saturday morning in Mt. Juliet. Filled with emotion, Krista told the crowd of hundreds who came to the ribbon cutting of Ava's Splash Pad at Charlie Daniels Park sh...
7:00 PM Jul 26, 2013
 Photo: Laurie Everett • Mt. Juliet News

Sen. Mark Green talks about his career in the Army and his involvement with the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein at the Wilson County Republicans meeting Saturday morning. 
Republican state Sen. Mark Green told fascinating tales about interrogating Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein when he attended the Wilson County Conservative Republicans meeting Saturday morning at Logan's Roadhouse.  He represents District 22 and has a past career in the Army and as pre...
3:27 PM Jul 26, 2013
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Members of the Jazz Alliance perform at Centennial Park in Nashville.
A summer of music, theatre and the arts sponsored by the Arts Alliance is in full swing in Mt. Juliet with special events scheduled for the next three months. Just on the heels of a highly successful performance at Centennial Park in Nashville, the Jazz Alliance will put on the same show a...
3:14 PM Jul 26, 2013
 Photo: Laurie Everett • Lebanon Democrat

Ava's Splash Pad is two years in the making. It will open Saturday in Mt. Juliet.
Ava Shaye Bright loved nothing more than to splash, and now her legacy will live ion in Mt. Juliet. Her mother Krista said Ava didn't care if it was a fancy pool, at the shores of the lake, or in puddles of rain. A common childhood surgery cut short Ava's life on March 21, 2010 when she was j...
8:57 AM Jul 26, 2013
 Photo: George Page • Mt. Juliet News

Mt. Juliet Fire Chief Erron Kinney examines the car that was struck when the driver pulled out of Dot and Stells.
According to city officials, a crash with injuries closed a section of N. Mt. Juliet road for about an hour Friday after a crash with injuries. The wreck happened at about 12:30 p.m. at E. Caldwell Street. Police re-opened the road just before 1:30 p.m. Police said two injuries were reported in t...
3:50 PM Jul 25, 2013
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Mt. Juliet Police officer James Christenson paints over some graffiti someone tagged on an interstate overpass. 
Mt. Juliet police spent Tuesday cleaning graffiti at two locations in Mt. Juliet. The act of "tagging" with spray paint is a form of vandalism and is against the law, said Mt. Juliet police spokesperson Tyler Chandler. He said that while these two incidences of tagging weren't gang-related...
3:40 PM Jul 25, 2013
 Photo: Rendering courtesy of Mt. Juliet City Hall.

Rendering of what the Lifestyles Community project will look like.
The Mt. Juliet Planning Commission last week gave a unanimous nod to a project that, if fully approved, will bring housing for young professionals to Mt. Juliet. Planning Commission Chair Mayor Ed Hagerty said it's a brand new concept in housing that Mt. Juliet "really needs." The p...
2:31 PM Jul 24, 2013
 Photo: Laurie Everett • Mt. Juliet News

Children enjoy one of many activities at Hallapalooza in Mt. Juliet.
It's been a "hallapalooza" good time at First Baptist Church's inaugural week-long summer adventure for Wilson County youth and their parents, with a finale extravaganza planned for Saturday evening at the church campus in Mt. Juliet. It began Monday and takes place each day this week from...
3:27 PM Jul 22, 2013
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Garr's Rental and Feed will close its doors soon after 35 years in business in Mt. Juliet. 
An iconic 35-year Mt. Juliet business will shut down the end of August. "It's been a great run, a really really good run," said Roy Garr, co-owner of Garr's Rental and Feed. For over three decades the family-owned feed and rental store serviced the community on Lebanon Road and also...
1:30 PM Jul 16, 2013
Over that holiday weekend I had the rare pleasure of a lakeside lunch with my oldest daughter. We happened on Fish Tales at Cedar Creek Marina. We saw swimsuits, coverups, suntan oil and lots of coolers, and, it seemed everyone brings their dog on their excursions on the lake. We both looked at each other and smiled. Summer's finally here!
1:30 PM Jul 11, 2013
 Photo: Laurie Everett • Mt. Juliet News

 
West Elementary School principal Becky Siever stands in a nearly completed fourth-grade classroom.
MT. JULIET – Top-level Wilson County schools officials said all schools under construction in west Wilson County will open on the first day of school Aug. 1. Schools Deputy Director Mickey Hall said he wants to squelch any rumors West Wilson Middle, West Elementary and Rutland Elemen...
12:20 PM Jul 9, 2013


Ava's Splash Pad is in progress with hopes to open July 20.
Ava Shaye Bright loved nothing more than to splash. Her mother, Krista, said Ava didn't care if it was a fancy pool, at the shores of the lake, or in puddles of rain. A common childhood surgery cut short Ava's life on March 21, 2010 when she was 2 years old. Something went wrong after what...
11:40 AM Jul 9, 2013
 Photo: Laurie Everett • Mt. Juliet News

Former Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe talks about the day 10 years ago when Sgt. Jerry Mundy and Deputy John Musice were killed in the line of duty. Jerry's widow, Trish, and Trish's mother, along with Jerry's family, help remember and honor the two men.
Many of those who attended Tuesday's 10th anniversary memorial service to honor two local fallen law enforcement officers said they remember the day they were killed like it was yesterday. A decade ago Tuesday, Mt. Juliet police Sgt. Jerry Mundy and Wilson County Deputy John Musice were ki...