6:00 PM Jul 23, 2014
They shape our world. They’ve been around as long as anyone can remember. It’s almost impossible to go an entire day without hearing, sharing or being a part of one. For one moment, imagine your life without stories.
6:00 PM Jul 22, 2014
Sitting out here the Southwest corner, the seat can get cold and lonely sometimes.
6:00 PM Jul 19, 2014
With the exception of supply and demand, I don’t guess things have changed all that much from when I was in school when it comes to the need for a really cool lunchbox.
6:00 PM Jul 18, 2014
The countdown has begun.
3:00 PM Jul 18, 2014
Thumbs up to Mt. Juliet native and NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore.
6:00 PM Jul 17, 2014
We are approaching one of the busiest times of year in Wilson County.
6:00 PM Jul 16, 2014
Finally, finally, finally, after waiting all summer—all year, really—it’s time for a vacation.
6:00 PM Jul 15, 2014
Out here in the Southwest corner, hard copies of The Democrat don’t arrive until five days or later.
8:00 PM Jul 12, 2014
In about a month, the Felkins family will celebrate its two-year anniversary of its move to Lebanon.
6:00 PM Jul 11, 2014
Binge-watching. It’s insidious. It creeps up on you. It starts with just one or two episodes, but they’re all there for the taking. Next thing you know, you’ve just watched a whole season of your favorite show.
3:00 PM Jul 11, 2014
Thumbs up to organizers of a backpack giveaway in memory of Reshardo Juantai Clemmons, which will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in the open-air pavilion.
6:00 PM Jul 10, 2014
I’ve grown up hearing the phrase “laughter is the best medicine” so many times I could never count them. But I think there is some truth to those words.
6:00 PM Jul 9, 2014
The June-July period is an excellent time for sports.
3:00 PM Jul 9, 2014
In situations such as the one where a director of schools admits in an open meeting he drank a beer and drove his county-issued vehicle home and reaches an agreement to part ways with his position he took less than a year from being hired, it’s safe to say new leadership is a welcome sight.
6:00 PM Jul 8, 2014
Fittingly, I am writing this on Independence Day in an idyllic setting aptly named the Valley of the Moon, getting away from life as I have recently known it.
5:00 PM Jul 5, 2014
Jared Felkins
“This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one, which will make them rich indeed.” — Patrick Henry
6:00 PM Jul 3, 2014
Well, this past week in my sports world has been an up and down roller coaster ride. First, there was the dramatic win last Wednesday for the Vanderbilt Commodores in the College World Series that secured the first ever national title for a men’s sport at the school.