Thumbs up to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which partnered with Lyk-Nu Collison Center, Zaxby’s, Kroger, Walmart, OfficeMax and Dawson’s Bakery in Hermitage to make Lukas Hollis’ wish come true. Hollis, who has cancer, was presented a remodeled family-owned Jeep Grand Cherokee for his 16th birthday Sunday at the Norene Community Center.
Thumbs up to Southtec, LLC in Lebanon. Officials announced Wednesday the company will expand its current operations in Lebanon. The automotive parts manufacturer plans to invest $23.6 million to add on to its existing facility in Lebanon, as well as develop a new Lebanon property to create 210 new jobs. Additionally, Southtec will develop a new, but existing facility, in Lebanon. In total, the expansions are expected to bring Southtec’s total Tennessee employment to 525 employees, a 66 percent increase during the next three to four years.
Thumbs up to the Lebanon-Wilson County Public Library, which kicked off its Summer Reading Program festivities Tuesday with a Super Science program, and several other events are planned throughout the week and the summer.
Thumbs up to University Medical Center, which recently broke ground on a new cardiac catheterization or “cath” lab in Lebanon. The new lab will be in addition to the hospital’s current diagnostic capabilities and allow patients’ access to the most minimally invasive techniques available to treat cardiovascular disease. The hospital’s board members and cardiologists were a part of the groundbreaking.
Thumbs up to Cumberland University, which held its 31st annual Phoenix Ball on Saturday to raise money for deserving students.
Thumbs up to the city of Lebanon for making it so that utility customers can now pay their bills by credit or debit card.