1:00 PM Jan 30, 2013
To Mayor Philip Craighead, the controversy over proposed changes to the Lebanon Town Square seems to be coming a bit out of left field.
12:45 PM Jan 30, 2013
Middle Tennessee Electric crews were busy Wednesday morning, following severe weather that included an EF2 tornado in Mt. Juliet. 

Middle Tennessee Electric Communications Coordinator Todd Palmer said around 18,000 power outages were reported to workers after the worst of the storm st...
12:36 PM Jan 30, 2013
LPD bust  Photo: Submitted to The Democrat

Several items, including cash, marijuana and a gun, were seized by Lebanon police after executing a search warrant at 305 South Tarver Ave. in Lebanon on Tuesday.
Lebanon police raided a home Tuesday near Cumberland University, where they found an apparent marijuana-selling operation.
12:28 PM Jan 30, 2013
Gal 1  Photo: Submitted to The Democrat

The successful transformation of the Gallatin Town Square serves as an inspiration to supporters of a similar project planned for the Lebanon Town Square.
As the debate on the future of Lebanon's Town Square continues, a look to the northwest could give city residents an idea of what their square could be in time.
12:18 PM Jan 29, 2013
Anyone who's taken their courage in both hands to enter the traffic circle or use a crosswalk on the Lebanon Town Square can attest to how scary it can be. To address the issue, Mayor Philip Craighead made an effort over the past year to work with the Tennessee Department of Transportation...
9:50 AM Jan 29, 2013
The Wilson County Commission approved a budget amendment Monday to ensure funding of school resource officers for all schools in Wilson County.
12:50 PM Jan 28, 2013
Crawford  Photo: Submitted

Anthony Marlin Crawford
Lebanon police want the public's help in finding a suspect with an active warrant from a Wilson County grand jury indictment on two counts of aggravated child abuse, Chief Scott Bowen said Monday.
12:45 PM Jan 28, 2013
It appears Wilson County is in for another round of wild weather this week. Capt. Steve Spencer, who covers weather for the Wilson Emergency Management Agency, said residents can expect an "active week" particularly Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
12:43 PM Jan 28, 2013
EAA  Photo: Submitted to The Democrat

Doug Eshelman (left) is the president of Lebanon's Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 863, with some of the Young Eagles he had just flown in his 1952 Cessna 170 after landing at the Lebanon Airport. The EAA chapter is sponsoring an essay contest for local 12 and 13-year-olds. The winner will be invited to attend the EAA Air Camp this summer. 
Doug Eshelman loves aircraft, flying and everything to do with both. As president of Lebanon's Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 863 headquartered at the Lebanon Airport, he and his organization are looking for future pilots.
12:30 PM Jan 25, 2013
Co expo ct  Photo: Submitted to The Democrat

Pictured is an artist's rendering of a planned expo center to be build on the grounds of the Ward Agricultural Center if the county gains the state legislature's approval.
Wilson County officials back an ambitious plan to build a new, state-of-the-art Expo Center on the grounds of the Ward Agricultural Center.
12:10 PM Jan 25, 2013
The Wilson County Commission will meet Monday, and one topic sure to generate interest is funding school resource officers in every school in Wilson County.
11:00 AM Jan 25, 2013
C 1  Photo: Mary Hinds • Lebanon Democrat

Even the injured were assisted to get their fair share of Carol Knight's award-winning chili. 'We're a full service office,' said Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto.
People crept into the Wilson County Courthouse on Friday afternoon casting intriguing glances around as their noses quivered trying to acquire a scent.
11:00 AM Jan 25, 2013
ward  Photo: Mary Hinds • Lebanon Democrat

Sixth Ward resident Jim Dunn didn't mince words as he voiced his concerns about flooding around his house Thursday night at City Hall.
Residents of Lebanon's Wards 5 and 6 came to City Hall on Thursday evening to discuss the problems with flooding and runoff whenever the city is struck by rain.
6:00 PM Jan 24, 2013
A lot of people spout words about respecting our elders, but there are seniors right here in Wilson County who need more than respect - they need a hot meal.
6:00 PM Jan 24, 2013
ESL  Photo: File Photo • The Democrat

Debbie Vaughn, who teaches English as a Second Language for the Lebanon Special School District, will also be attending the open house to acquaint ESL families with the laws and opportunities for them and their children. Vaughn is pictured at one of the many dinners to welcome members of the local Hispanic community.
Getting children ready to face life after high school and helping them decide between the workforce and higher education is daunting for any parent. For immigrant parents, the task can be even more overwhelming.
12:58 PM Jan 24, 2013
Editor's Note: In advance of Friday's edition hitting newstands, we are releasing this web version to keep our readers informed of weather conditions. Wilson County Emergency Management Agency Capt. Steve Spencer advises Wilson County residents be on the lookout for icy condition...
12:05 PM Jan 24, 2013
Insurance is usually a good thing and necessary to adequately protect home, car and health. These days, companies offer insurance for everything, including pet health insurance. But it varies from person to person just how much protection is needed or whether some salespeople may go to f...