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.
3:00 PM Jul 3, 2014
Thumbs up to former Mt. Juliet High School standout pitcher Taylor Hill for being called up to play for the Washington Nationals.
6:00 PM Jul 2, 2014
We know I love to talk about my unwavering affections for all types of shows in every genre, but rarely can we turn our televisions to a channel and know, without a shadow of a doubt, that something good will be waiting.
6:00 PM Jul 1, 2014
As many of you read this column, I will be about 30,000 feet somewhere between here and the Southwest corner.
1:00 PM Jun 28, 2014
“My early childhood memories center around this typical American country store and life in a small American town, including Fourth of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand.” — Frederick Reines, American physicist