"Don't be afraid to be a pioneer."
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Wilson County hosted Middle Tennessee's biggest effort yet to combat homelessness amid infrastructural deficits for sheltering and rehabilitating, though much remains to be done.
Wilson County residents will have the opportunity next week to get rid of their household hazardous waste -- cleaning fluids, pesticides, batteries and more -- for free.
With hot and dry weather leading into the fall fire season, Tennessee's state forester is requiring a burn permit for all open-air outdoor fires beginning Sept. 23.
With the deadline less than three months away, tnAchieves needs an additional 5,000 volunteer mentors across the state to support TN Promise applicants from the class of 2020. Locally, Wilson County still needs 110 mentors to meet student demand, according to a news release.
The Centerstage Theatre Company's presentation of August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson" opened on Friday and will have a run for the two weekends ending on Sept. 29.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which operates three branches of crime labs located in Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis, completed over 70,000 lab tests during the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
The Wilson County Commission approved an increase in the adequate facilities tax for new homes by $2,000 during its meeting Monday.
Longtime District 17 Wilson County Commissioner Gary Keith resigned late Monday.
Saturday will see Lebanon's historic downtown square and surrounding area turned into an exploration of new possibilities.
Wildland fire officials with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry are keeping a close eye on weather conditions as the state and region experience a prolonged hot and dry pattern. While the division has not seen an increase in the number of wildfires, nor do indices s…
The Wilson County School Board met for a regular session on Monday night and both elected and appointed positions for the 2019-2020 school year. They also made small amendments to two district policies.
Editor's note: The Wilson County Adult Learning Center regularly spotlights successful students.
Cumberland University professor Mark Cheathem has been awarded the 2019 Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society Best Subsequent Book Award for his 2018 publication, "The Coming of Democracy: Presidential Campaigning in the Age of Jackson."
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Joseph's Storehouse Food Ministry co-founder Peggy Evans has announced this month's free giveaway of food, beverages and paper goods will be on the morning of Sept. 26 (for those who are disabled) and the morning of Sept. 28 (for the general public).
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The 16th annual Sherry's Run on Saturday drew over 3,500 participants and raised more than $271,000 to help those suffering from cancer, according to a news release.
The first Celebrate Mt. Juliet Day came and went Saturday without a hitch, auguring well for next year with a robust turnout and bustling activity.
Cumberland University announced Monday the largest student enrollment in the school's 178-year history, with 2,550 students this fall.
The pedestrian bridge and trail area located on W High Street, over Sinking Creek is still under construction.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Construction is progressing on the newest school in the Wilson County Schools system.
The Wilson County Commission is scheduled to vote Monday on rezoning a 150-acre parcel that would allow the development of an "active adult" community of hundreds of housing units.
Lebanon City Council members continue to discuss changes to city's noise ordinance in response to complaints about the ordinance's ineffectiveness.