Tuesday, May 24, 2022
With current construction costs being currently elevated, some developers have changed the game plan by repurposing older buildings. The Kmart shopping center on West Main Street in Lebanon is poised for a rehab following the announcement of a new line of national retailers ready to move in.
Saturday, May 21, 2022
A brother and sister from Lebanon have not been seen in more than a week. The Lebanon Police Department is now seeking assistance in located the lost teens.
A new $25 million initiative could reshape how Tennessee assists needy families by helping them clear what is known as the benefits cliff. Wilson County is one of the places where the pilot program will be launched.
Among those turning their tassels at the Barry Tatum Academy Adult High School/Virtual Learning Academy graduation ceremony on Tuesday evening were two people who got their diplomas for reasons larger than themselves ... their families.
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Following an amendment to Lebanon’s zoning atlas, a new commercial neighborhood development can move forward at the intersection of Leeville Pike and South Hartmann Drive.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
When the Lebanon City Council goes to vote on its upcoming budget for the next fiscal year, the current plan includes a cost-of-living raise and creation of several new positions.
Brian Hutto’s ascension to director of schools for the Lebanon Special School District meant someone was going to have to take over as principal at Coles Ferry Elementary School. Michelle Lowery, Hutto’s long-time assistant principal, is poised to seize the reins.
For many local vendors and artisan craftsmen, the best way to get the word out about their products is through in-person, street-fair style events like the Watertown Spring Fling.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Keeping up with pay raises implemented in other counties is creating a competitive challenge for Wilson County Schools (WCS) to retain employees.
After more than two months, repairs on the Interstate-40/Sparta Pike overpass are scheduled to begin tomorrow.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
The restoration of Pickett Chapel has been a project many years in the making, but organizers are saying that they can see the finish line.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Wilson County has been exploring the sale of the old post office building that sits just off Lebanon’s downtown square since March. However, the five latest bids were all rejected by the Wilson County Budget Committee during a recent meeting.
After a two-year hiatus, the Friends of Historic Lebanon dinner is set to return this Thursday at Venue 142 of the city’s square.
Saturday, May 07, 2022
In an effort to curb the capacity crunch at Gladeville Elementary School, the Wilson County Board of Education unanimously voted to rezone some of the students to attend Rutland Elementary School next year.
Lebanon residents may have new trash pick-up day thanks in part to a new automation software acquired by the city. Officials say that the program, called Routeware Fleet Automation, will make waste and recycling pickup more efficient.
Thursday, May 05, 2022
Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto gathered around the radio in his living room with his children and several colleagues on Tuesday night as the election results came in. When his victory and fourth term for county executive was secured, a resounding cheer met a shower of confetti.
Results from the pay study that Wilson County requested last year to get its employees up to a competitive market rate were released to the county commissioners and department heads on Monday evening.
Several Wilson County Commission seats were essentially settled on Tuesday night during the primary elections. A few incumbents faced off against challengers, while many ran unopposed.
The race for Wilson County trustee squared off the incumbent, Jim Major, and a challenge from Larnie Lasater, a captain with the Lebanon Fire Department. Major defeated Lasater by more than 20 percentage points during Tuesday’s county primary to secure the Republican nomination for the position.
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
The Wilson County primary elections are today.
The Wilson County Joint Economic and Community Development Board will be under new leadership in the coming months after its executive director, G.C. Hixson, formally announced his retirement at a board of directors meeting on Tuesday.
Saturday, April 30, 2022
On the eve of its next big project, the Empower Me Center hosted the Daring to DREAM luncheon at the Farm Bureau Expo Center on Thursday.
As Wilson County Schools (WCS) continue to deal with the growing pains of rapid development throughout the county and the subsequent influx of students, the school board is weighing options about rezoning.