5:28 AM May 2, 2013
Police discovered someone vandalized a runway light and its corresponding power source sometime Wednesday at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, according to police. According to reports, police are unsure when the property damage took place, but it was last inspected in mid-March, and there w...
1:07 PM Feb 13, 2013
Who knew what and when did they know it? That seems to sum up a budding controversy about how information was handled before, during and after a lockdown at Lebanon High School last week. Director of Schools Mike Davis said on the day of the incident, while there had been some vague threat...
1:00 PM Feb 13, 2013
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Coles Ferry Elementary School faculty chose to go with a Dr. Seuss themed table at the 2012 Imagination Dinner. The table featured a Cat in Hat, Thing I and Thing 2, as well as an unusual Horton.
Where does one get a good meal, have a lot of laughs and rub elbows with a who's who of Wilson County? The Imagination Dinner, of course.
12:51 PM Feb 13, 2013
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Howlin' Wolf Burnett is one of the artists who will honored at an upcoming Cumberland University concert.
A Celebration of the Arts for Black History Month will remember the most famous African American performers in Wilson County in story and song Feb. 23 at Baird Chapel at Cumberland University.
1:27 PM Feb 12, 2013
Ed comm  Photo: Mary Hinds • Lebanon Democrat

Education Commission vice chair Paul Abercrombie and chairperson Annette Stafford talk during a discussion about whether the five-person Wilson County school board should be expanded. 
Expanding the five-member Wilson County Board of Education was the topic Monday at the Wilson County Commission's Education Committee.
12:52 PM Feb 12, 2013
Raines  Photo: Mary Hinds • Lebanon Democrat

Anna Raines made the transition recently from Tuckers Crossroads teacher to Lebanon High School assistant principal.
Anna Raines made the transition recently from Tuckers Crossroads Elementary School teacher to Lebanon High School assistant principal, and with one month on the job, it appears she's happy with the change. "Before I taught middle school kids, but I really like the older kids," she said. "I...
7:10 AM Feb 12, 2013
The Wilson County Tea Party is revamped and ready to go, according to Menda Holmes, the party's reorganization leader. The Wilson County Tea Party will meet Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the school house at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. The guest speaker will be David Fowler with Family Action Cou...
12:58 PM Feb 11, 2013
To help parents keep their skills sharp, the Lebanon Special School District's Family Resource Center has come up with a new workshop, the "Parent Sanity Academy."
12:45 PM Feb 11, 2013
The Wilson County Commission's proposed Expo Center on the grounds of the Ward Agricultural Center is expected to see a vote on its future at the commission's Feb. 25 meeting.
10:52 AM Feb 11, 2013
A school resource officer confiscated a gun from a Wilson County middle school student Monday after another student alerted the SRO of the weapon on campus, Wilson County Director of Schools Mike Davis said. Davis said the unloaded handgun was found at West Wilson Middle School in Mt. Juli...
10:10 AM Feb 9, 2013
Police and school officials placed Lebanon High School early Friday afternoon after a threat of violence against the school was found on a social media site.
2:15 PM Feb 8, 2013
The annual Wilson Bank and Trust Construction Expo at the Mill in Lebanon got off to a fast start Friday as more than 40 businesses came out to show the latest products available to build, improve, decorate or secure the home, stay safe in a tornado or cook a meal.
2:10 PM Feb 8, 2013
The Wilson County Education Committee will meet Monday to begin exploration of expanding the five-member county school board.
2:01 PM Feb 8, 2013
Sometimes learning takes place outside the traditional classroom. That's the idea behind the outdoor classroom at Byars Dowdy Elementary School. But while outside is nice, a little cover doesn't hurt.
12:46 PM Feb 8, 2013
P&P  Photo: Mary Hinds • Lebanon Democrat

State Rep. Mark Pody presented Historic Lebanon's Kim Parks with an American flag Friday for her organization.
It's a match that just makes sense. Historic Lebanon Tomorrow is now Historic Lebanon, and the newly christened group is now in partnership with Cumberland University.
9:00 AM Feb 8, 2013
Of late, water has been a hot topic in Lebanon. Whether it's the city council holding public meetings to address flooding issues, or the city working to make sure residents have plenty of the right kind. This week, Gov. Bill Haslam said four communities, including Lebanon, were ap...
2:20 PM Feb 7, 2013
C 5  Photo: Mary Hinds • Lebanon Democrat

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead and Chamber President Sue Vanatta were all smiles as a large crowd arrived for the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce's 2013 Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet.
An event designed to honor the movers and shakers of the county, the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce played host Thursday to the organization's annual banquet and awards dinner.