12:20 PM May 8, 2013
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Players (from left) Maggie Smith, Emma Edwards, Casey Fox and Sydney Murrell with the Lebanon Girls Softball Association are all smiles as they pose with some items donated for the summer food program.
Children who depend on free- or reduced-price school meals can fall through the cracks during the summer. That's why the Lebanon Girls Softball Association will partner with Lebanon Special School District and Wilson County Schools again to hold a food drive fundraising campaign to benefit a summ...
12:09 PM May 8, 2013
 Photo: Mary E. Hinds • Lebanon Democrat

State Sen. Mae Beavers updated Lebanon Rotarians on Tuesday about legislation, passed and failed, she promoted in the recently ended General Assembly.
State Sen. Mae Beavers gave a quick overview Tuesday of legislation she was involved in during the recently ended legislative session – some successful and some not.
11:46 AM May 8, 2013
 Photo: Mary E. Hinds • Lebanon Democrat

The Lebanon Farmer's Market is open for the season.
Even though spring has been a bit spotty of late, one sure sign of the season is right on time - the opening of the Lebanon Farmer's Market on South Maple Street.
12:09 PM May 7, 2013
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An artificial bat cave now in place near the Bellamy Bat Cave in the woods outside Clarksville has a human entrance. Oldcastle Precast of Lebanon built the cave for the Tennessee chapter of The Nature Conservancy, which is attempting to stop the spread of white-nose syndrome, killing bats all over North America.
A local company has created an artificial cave for bats to help scientists combat a disease decimating the population.
12:53 PM May 6, 2013
The Lebanon City Council will meet Tuesday with a full agenda on tap.
12:44 PM May 6, 2013
 Photo: Jared Felkins • Lebanon Democrat

(From front) Craig Smith, Heidi Newfield, Rivers Rutherford, Larry Gatlin and Leslie Satcher perform Saturday during Hits for the House at Winfree Bryant Middle School to raise money for Brooks House.
Even a torrential downpour and slow ticket sales couldn't stop "Hits for the House" from being a success.
11:21 AM May 2, 2013
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Andrea Wilke glows as she is crowned queen of the 2012 Second Chance Prom.
Lebanon High School Band Boosters announced the candidates to be king and queen of the "Second Chance Prom" were selected.
7:00 PM May 1, 2013
 Photo: Mary E. Hinds • Lebanon Democrat

Two Cumberland University football players were among several team members who helped HomeSafe, a local agency that helps victims of domestic violence start new lives, move to a new location.
Sometimes football players get a bad rap and are portrayed as young men who are selfish and self-absorbed. Those stereotypes were disproved in a big way Thursday when Cumberland University football players stepped up to help a local agency move to a new home. Players Tyler Emmetts,...
12:05 PM May 1, 2013
Lebanon residents can take the first step to help feed their neighbors in need. The U.S. Postal Service is once again working to Stamp Out Hunger by making donating food fast and easy.
11:53 AM May 1, 2013
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Children sit at the base of the cross during last year's Heritage Peace Garden Celebration.
It is a building steeped in the history of Wilson County, the nation and in the local African American community.
11:32 AM May 1, 2013
If Cinco de Mayo plans include margaritas, driving could be muy mal.
11:38 AM Apr 30, 2013
 Photo: Mary E. Hinds • Lebanon Democrat

Wilson County Archives Director Linda Granstaff  shows Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett some of the many old documents housed there. Hargett visited the archive to present Granstaff with $2,000 to aid in the preservation of Wilson County's past.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett visited the Wilson County Archives on Monday to present archive staff with a $2,000 grant from the state for the preservation of the archives.
11:20 AM Apr 30, 2013
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In the middle of Saturday's downpour, Patrol Officer Justin Smith is excited about collecting much-needed diapers for Brooks House. Since the rain may have deterred some people from coming by the sheriff's department to donate, baby items will be collected through May 8 to aid the shelter for women and children.
Timing is everything, and last Saturday the Wilson County Sheriff Department's attempt to collect supplies for the babies of Brooks House went on despite a torrential downpour. But the shelter, which aids women and children in crisis, didn't receive as many baby items as was hoped.