7:00 PM Jul 8, 2013
Mt. Juliet Police report a crash on Interstate 40 at mile marker 224. Two car crash with injury. Three of four lanes closed.
12:08 PM Jul 8, 2013
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The current class of Explorers with the Mt. Juliet Police Department.
Jonathan Passman had an inkling he wanted to be a police officer. A recent Mt. Juliet High School graduate, Passman is enrolled at Tennessee Tech for the fall semester. "I'm going to take criminal justice," he said. That inkling solidified into full-blown realization after the 18 ye...
6:37 PM Jul 5, 2013
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The Mason family stands together as they soak in the annual Mt. Juliet fireworks display. For photos of the fireworks, check out spotted.lebanondemocrat.com.
MT. JULIET – Though the Mt. Juliet fireworks display fizzled on the Fourth of July, a record crowd arrived Friday to see the postponed show. For the second time in the his...
9:53 AM Jul 5, 2013
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Ricardo and Heren enjoy time together after 16 months of separation.
Midnight Wednesday was magical for Heren Morales. Just as the clock struck 12 to start the Fourth of July, her husband walked in the door after 16 months of separation. Ricardo was stuck in Mexico in "immigration hell," and finally the red tape was broken and the husband and father of two ...
4:00 AM Jul 4, 2013
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A schematic shows the existing Hostess property Mt. Juliet developer Kenneth Powers plans to turn into an urban mall in the Sylvan Park area of Nashville. Below shows what it will look like when finished. 
Though longtime Mt. Juliet resident and prolific developer Kenneth Powers said his "heart" is in Mt. Juliet, he admitted he could not resist the opportunity to turn a former Nashville landmark into a shopping center. The owner of Commercial Realty Services, Powers transformed Mt. Juli...
6:00 AM Jul 3, 2013
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Mt. Juliet police Chief James Hambrick shares conversation with one of about 50 residents who recently attended Coffee with a Cop at Chik-fil-A.
Mt. Juliet police Chief James Hambrick said anytime there's a chance to outreach and get to know the community better, he's ready to do what it takes.   The police department launched an initiative called Coffee with a Cop that gives citizens a chance to mingle a...
3:30 PM Jul 2, 2013
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A memorial stone is placed in Sgt. Jerry Mundy's honor at Chralie Daniels Park.
MT. JULIET – July 9 is a day those who live in Mt. Juliet and Wilson County will never forget. Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of the deaths of Mt. Juliet police Sgt. Jerry Mundy and Wilson County Deputy John Musice. On this day in 2003, both men were killed on Interstate 40 while...
12:11 PM Jun 28, 2013
A family friend of a 5-year-old boy struck and killed by a pickup truck on his grandfather's Mt. Juliet farm where he lived said a special funeral was held for him Tuesday, complete with a fire engine escort to Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens on West Division Street. Ethan Page, was running al...
4:40 AM Jun 28, 2013
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The old Chief Rental building is proposed as a location for a second fire station in Mt. Juliet.
There's a chance a second Mt. Juliet fire station may be online in less than two years, soon after the opening of the city's first fire station on Belinda Parkway. Mt. Juliet's inaugural fire station on Belinda Parkway is scheduled to be online July 1, and fully operation by November. Howe...
10:15 AM Jun 18, 2013
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Wilson County Archives Director Linda Granstaff reads a proclamation honoring past county mayors. Pictured (at right) are former county mayors Robert Dedman, Val Kelley and Don Simpson. County mayor's assistant Rachel Warren joins in the honor.
The Wilson County Commission on Monday honored past county mayors, continued the county budget and voted any department expenditure more than $10,000 must be approved by the appropriate committee or go before the county mayor if it's an emergency. In a special ceremony, the commission hono...
12:51 PM Jun 14, 2013
The Wilson County Commission is expected to honor the legacy of past county mayors and deal with stormwater management, county buffer guidelines and adopt a continuation of the the county budget and tax rate when it meets Monday night. Though he would not reveal much, County Mayor Randall ...
12:09 PM Jun 13, 2013
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Players on the 10U Mt. Juliet Lady Bears team play at Mt. Juliet Little League Park.
In an effort to complete the rebuild process after a January tornado, Mt. Juliet Recreation League officials will play host to a National Softball Association tournament. The league park, on Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet, sustained about $80,000 in damages from the F2 tornado that ripped thro...
10:43 AM Jun 13, 2013
Mt. Juliet police confirmed Thursday management of an apartment complex started the eviction process with several families involved in a crowd disturbance and assault on a police officer Sunday. Police spokesperson Tyler Chandler said a Willow Creek Apartments official told him evictions w...
11:45 AM Jun 12, 2013
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In its second year, the Mt. Juliet Farmer's Market has new, longer hours for the summer.
With the opening of the Mt. Juliet Farmer’s Market last month, there’s now even more reason to enjoy all the freshness it has to offer. The market’s hours at Charlie Daniels Park were extended recently to allow even more people to take advantage. This is the market...
11:33 AM Jun 11, 2013
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There are thousands of America's Flags of Honor displays planned across the U.S. this weekend.
A grassy 1-acre field in the heart of Mt. Juliet will turn into a sea of red, white and blue at an America's Flags of Honor display Friday through Sunday. At the corner of East Division Street and North Mt. Juliet Road, 500 flags will be on display in perfect rows of 10 in an "awe inspirin...
7:05 AM Jun 10, 2013


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911 calls recieved at Mt. Juliet Police Department
4:30 PM Jun 7, 2013
  A Mt. Juliet man who hit the jackpot claimed his $2 milllion lottery prize Friday.      Charles Rice is the lucky winner of Wednesday night's Powerball drawing worth $2 million, said Tennessee Lottery spokeperson Kym Gerlock.