9:45 AM Jan 29, 2013
The Wilson Emergency Management Agency released the latest information Tuesday afternoon from the National Weather Service on the severe weather expected early Wednesday morning. A squall line is expected to pass through the county between 1-4 a.m. Wednesday morning. Damaging winds are the...
10:00 AM Jan 16, 2013
Following a briefing Tuesday afternoon from the National Weather Service, Capt. Steve Spencer with the Wilson Emergency Management Agency said Wilson County residents should to exercise caution on the roads into Wednesday morning.
10:50 AM Jan 9, 2013
"For the true Southerner, winter is never not a disagreeable surprise."
5:50 AM Jan 4, 2013
It seems reports of the death of the Wilson County Tea Party were premature with word Tuesday from state Sen. Mae Beavers who said the group is reorganizing.
9:50 AM Jan 2, 2013
Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead expects things to be looking up for for both the city and Wilson County, and he's excited to be a part of it.
9:20 AM Jan 2, 2013
Bad weather is thought to be the cause of an accident that claimed one life and left four others injured. The two-car crash happened Friday along Interstate 40 in Wilson County. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Timothy E. Gray, 44, of Portland, was driving westbound on I-40 at mi...
9:30 AM Dec 29, 2012
The Wilson County branch of the Tea Party is no more. Members learned of the demise of the ultra conservative party that help get candidates, including state Rep. Mark Pody, elected via an email statement from one of the group's leaders. Sherry Orange announced the group was disbanding, ef...
10:30 AM Dec 28, 2012
HomeSafe, a local agency that helps survivors of domestic violence in Wilson and surrounding counties, will give away food boxes Jan. 7 to women in Wilson County who are survivors of domestic violence.
10:00 AM Dec 28, 2012
Lebanon Commissioner of Public Works Jeff Baines announced Thursday a series of meetings to allow residents from all six city wards to comment on what drainage/flooding issues they see as most significant.
9:30 AM Dec 28, 2012
State Rep. Mark Pody said he's looking forward to the upcoming state legislative session and some changes anticipated in procedure, as well as legislation, he thinks might benefit the people he represents in the 46th District.
10:20 AM Dec 27, 2012
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Some participants didn't hesitate to hit the cold water at the 2012 plunge.
Every year around the New Year, intrepid souls from across Wilson County gather at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center to take the plunge - the Polar Plunge.
9:50 AM Dec 27, 2012
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This billboard procaliming that David Riemens is missing is one way his family and law enforcement tried to spread the word about his disappearance. No trace of Riemens has been found since he went missing in August.  
David Riemens has been missing for almost five months. He vanished from Watertown without a trace. His brother and two sisters visited Wilson County again before Christmas to make sure he is not forgotten as the search continues. "We've got to keep checking," Jim Riemens said. "We talked t...
11:00 AM Dec 26, 2012
 Photo: Jared Felkins • Lebanon Democrat

Billy Carr was honored recently by his colleagues at The Lebanon Democrat for 65 years of service to the newspaper.
Billy Carr is a mainstay of The Lebanon Democrat, drifting through the newsroom every morning delivering mail and the latest hot gossip from "the restaurant," where he discusses the news of the day with his friends. While editors, reporters and other workers have come and gone, for 65 yea...
10:00 AM Dec 26, 2012
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At last year's Kwanzaa celebration, Keisha Pickett painted traditional symbols of manhood on the face and chest of her son, Jordan, as her family celebrate the holiday created to honor African heritage.
Once again, Lebanon's African-American community is gearing up to celebrate Kwanzaa.
9:50 AM Dec 22, 2012
VV  Photo: Kimberly Jordan • The Lebanon Democrat

Veteran Service Officer Bernie Ash (center) and the Wilson County Vietnam Veterans of America visited the King's House in Lebanon Friday morning bearing gifts for the residents.
The Wilson County Vietnam Veterans of America are always on hand to help out with a good cause, whether it's serving up free hot dogs at county events or making sure people in need have a good Christmas.
9:30 AM Dec 22, 2012
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Sadie Davis
It will be a sad Christmas for the Davis family of Mt. Juliet. Their daughter Sadie lost her fight for life Friday.  
9:20 AM Dec 22, 2012
CL 2  Photo: Mary E. Hinds

Grabbing a seat for musical chairs
One highlight of the Wilson County Civic League's annual Christmas party was musical chairs which had the children howling with laughter as they fought for an available seat.
The Wilson County Civic League's annual Christmas party at the Market Street Community Center drew a crowd Thursday evening despite an extreme drop in temperatures.