1:05 PM Feb 7, 2013
Reese  Photo: Mary Hinds • Lebanon Democrat

With a sly smile and a will of iron, Liz Reese has made Brooks House a success.
Editor's Note: Each Friday during Black History Month in February, the Lebanon Democrat will profile a prominent African American person in Wilson County. Selecting only four people to be featured for the project was difficult, but the individuals to be profiled stand out, not just in their s...
12:18 PM Feb 7, 2013
Cody  Photo: Submitted to The Democrat

Mortarman Cody Tribble is pictured with members of his unit in Afghanistan, along with a copy of former Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe's biography about his life and time in Vietnam and Wilson County. The book has provided Tribble with a touch of home and a chance to relate to another Wilson Countian's war experiences from decades ago.
Former Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe's autobiography, "Ashes of Bluebird," has made quite a splash since its release last year. Ashe's story of his experiences as a decorated soldier in Vietnam and free-wheeling county sheriff continue to bring back memories for some and strike a cord with oth...
3:20 PM Feb 6, 2013
The Lebanon City Council discussed more than one controversial subject Tuesday, including a plan to renovate the Lebanon Town Square.
3:10 PM Feb 6, 2013
C1  Photo: Mary Hinds • Lebanon Democrat

Wilson County Community Help Center officials hope a local coin expert can give the agency a free evaluation of a  silver dollar anonomiously donated to the center.
The Wilson County Community Help Center gets a lot of donations from the public. Recently, the center got an unusual donation in an unusual way.
3:00 PM Feb 6, 2013
Tuesday's Lebanon City Council meeting had fireworks in more ways than one, with the council legalizing fireworks sales and use within the city limits.
6:00 PM Feb 5, 2013
The plan to create an entertainment district in the city, the so-called Cumberland Center complete with arena, took a step forward Tuesday when the Lebanon City Council voted in favor of a resolution to request certain state law changes, despite word from local legislators saying the proposed cha...
6:00 PM Feb 5, 2013
A simple move in the Wilson County clerk's office may save thousands and leave residents with less hassle at tag renewal time.
6:00 PM Feb 5, 2013
Law enforcement officials have long warned a computer connected to the Internet is an open door for predators and bullies who target children.
6:00 PM Feb 4, 2013
Lebanon police Chief Scott Bowen suspended two officers from duty recently. One situation was serious enough to cause Bowen to turn investigation over to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
6:00 PM Feb 4, 2013
The Wilson County Board of Education on Monday approved a budget amendment  to use $95,000 in school funds to pay for four of eight new school resource officers approved recently by the Wilson County Commission. "As of today, all our schools have a least one SRO, thanks to the county ...
2:25 PM Feb 4, 2013
With the Lebanon City Council on the brink of receiving updated plans to present a resolution to the state legislature to allow an arena to be built and managed by largely government-managed board, Wilson County’s legislative delegation isn’t too fond of the plan as they understand it...
9:45 AM Feb 4, 2013
wreck  Photo: Photo courtesy of TDOT

A tractor trailer wreck on Interstate 40 in Wilson County on Monday night left crews waiting until Tuesday morning to begin pulling it out of the woods, leaving traffic confined to one lane for much of the day. The driver was charged with DUI.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a semi-truck slid off the interstate into the woods in Wilson County late Monday night. The crash happened in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near mile marker 231 at the Highway 109 exit around 11 p.m. Three ways to read the whole ...
6:00 PM Feb 1, 2013
Laz pro  Photo: Mary E. Hinds

Robert Saunders (right) and David Kornguth are the directors of the Lazarus Project, which works to help local men get back on their feet with Christian faith and community service. They are shown here near an old house that was offered to the program by a local church. With hard work and faith they plan to rehab the building and use it as offices for the Lazarus Project.
In the Bible, Lazarus was a man Jesus raised from the dead. In Lebanon, Lazarus was the name chosen for a project bringing new life to men who were nearly lost to society and leading them back to productive lives.
1:35 PM Feb 1, 2013
Howard  Photo: Mary Hinds • Lebanon Democrat

Lebanon Officer Wayne Howard knows well the difficulties of traffic enforcement on the Lebanon Town Square.
The great debate on what, if anything, should be done with the Lebanon Town Square all began with people voicing safety concerns.
1:05 PM Feb 1, 2013
It's nearly time for the annual banquet to celebrate the benefits of being a member of the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.
11:00 AM Feb 1, 2013
MH 1  Photo: Mary Hinds • Lebanon Democrat

Mary Harris, president of the Wilson County Black History Committee, with James Cantrell and Keshawn D. Abston, the winner of the 2011 Chris Price Athletic Award. The 2012 awards event was one of many Harris has helped organized to recognize the legendary Lebanon Clowns Negro League baseball them and young athletes who are carrying on their legacy.
Editor's Note: Each Friday during Black History Month in February, the Lebanon Democrat will profile a prominent African American person in Wilson County. Selecting only four people to be featured for the project was difficult, but the individuals to be profiled stand out, not just in their s...
10:15 AM Feb 1, 2013
Wilson County Director of Schools Mike Davis expects Monday's Board of Education meeting to be pretty routine.