7:00 PM Jul 21, 2009
July 9, 2009 – Editor's Note: This is the first of a four-part series on the state of Lebanon High School. Accompanying this series in The Lebanon Democrat is an eight-part video series at www.lebanondemocrat.com, two parts of which will be posted each day through Thursday, July 9, when both ...
7:00 PM Jul 21, 2009
July 8, 2009 – Editor's Note: This is the first of a four-part series on the state of Lebanon High School. Accompanying this series in The Lebanon Democrat is an eight-part video series at www.lebanondemocrat.com, two parts of which will be posted each day through Thursday, July 9, when both ...
7:00 PM Jul 21, 2009
July 7, 2009 – Editor's Note: This is the first of a four-part series on the state of Lebanon High School. Accompanying this series in The Lebanon Democrat is an eight-part video series at www.lebanondemocrat.com, two parts of which will be posted each day through Thursday, July 9, when both ...
7:00 PM Jul 21, 2009
July 6, 2009 – Editor's Note: This is the first of a four-part series on the state of Lebanon High School. Accompanying this series in The Lebanon Democrat is an eight-part video series at www.lebanondemocrat.com, two parts of which will be posted each day through Thursday, July 9, when both ...
7:00 PM Mar 9, 2008
March 7, 2008 – March 20 will be a big day for Kenneth Lokey and his wife. "We are closing on a house off Hartsville Pike," he said. After two years of renting in Lebanon, Lokey will be a first time homeowner. All the bad news about a declining housing market and a credit crunch did not d...
6:00 PM Mar 6, 2008
As the county's two largest cities, with Mt. Juliet among the fastest growing in the state, Lebanon and Mt. Juliet grab much of the attention in discussions about real estate, with their 300-plus home subdivisions of high-priced houses. But drive east on U.S. Highway 70 and almost as soon as the r...
6:00 PM Mar 5, 2008
After that old standby "Location, location, location," perhaps the second most repeated real estate adage is "rooftops brings retail." While it may be true, it is just as true that commercial growth provides the property tax dollars to build schools and roads that can spur residential growth. Bec...
6:00 PM Mar 4, 2008
Over the past year-plus, there has been a widely reported bust of the housing bubble. Home prices are up, closings are down. Homes sit vacant for months, as realtors struggle to bring buyers and sellers together. Interest rates on sub-prime mortgages balloon, increasing the rate of foreclosures. T...
6:00 PM Jan 15, 2008
All of the West Wilson Middle School students (who wished to remain anonymous) interviewed by the Mt. Juliet News said the newest rage of bullying is cyber bullying. The panel of students consisted of both bullies and victims of bullying, and all said while the traditional form of bullying still t...
6:00 PM Jan 15, 2008
Lebanon resident James Keeley wore a bright orange jumpsuit when he shuffled into the office of Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe. He stuck out his hand for a shake then settled uncomfortably in a chair. A warden stood discreetly in the corner of the room. Keeley’s breathing was a bit labore...
6:00 PM Jan 15, 2008
Bill Bond said the murderous episode took only 12 seconds. Three young lives snuffed, five others injured in a brief blip of time at Heath High School in Paducah, Ky., where Bond was principal. Lives were lost, and some altered forever, at the hands of 14-year old Michael Carneal. Carneal said he ...
6:00 PM Jan 15, 2008
“Sue” spent more time in the bathroom at school than in class. Almost overnight the friends she had since kindergarten had turned on her. They excluded her, talked behind her back, made up rumors and called her names. The once bright, pretty, outgoing middle school student hid in the s...
6:00 PM Dec 29, 2005
December 21, 2005 For the overwhelming majority of Wilson Countians, the good times are now. Majestic subdivisions filled with stately, six-figure homes dot a landscape that not very long ago housed little more than livestock. "Growth" has become the unofficial mantra of local leaders over the past...
6:00 PM Dec 29, 2005
December 22, 2005 Despite its seemingly well-earned reputation for kindness, Wilson County lacks two of the essentials most desperately needed by those caught in the cruel clamps of poverty — shelter and transportation. Experts from across the board agreed the lack of both can occasionally be...
6:00 PM Dec 29, 2005
December 23, 2005 Editors's Note: This is the third and final article in a series on poverty in Wilson County, one of Tennessee's wealthiest counties. The names of many of the subjects interviewed for this story have been changed to protect their identities. For months, stretching from the heat of...
6:00 PM Dec 26, 2004
Decentralized wastewater treatment systems represent a burgeoning industry in Tennessee, generating millions of dollars in new assets and revenue for county water authorities, statewide public utilities and private businesses. Major players in the new industry often have their hands in multiple asp...
6:00 PM Dec 26, 2004
The territorial debate between cities and public utility districts is one likely to make headlines again in the coming year, State Sen. Jeff Miller said. Miller, who sponsored a failed attempt to grant cities the exclusive right as utility providers in annexed areas, noted he was recently named cha...