A couple looks on at fireworks during last year’s Independence Day celebration in Lebanon.
Saturday, July 02, 2022
Only one bid came back for Lebanon’s proposed multisport complex on the south side of the city, but officials appear poised to move forward with the project.
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Mt. Juliet Police Chief James Hambrick (seated) — who just released his first album, with songs based on experiences from his time on the force — is pictured along with (at left) David Allen and Leslie Satcher at Saturday’s album release party.
Mt. Juliet Police Chief James Hambrick performs a song off his first-ever album with singer-songwriter Leslie Satcher on Saturday during a release party for the record. Proceeds from the album go to an organization dedicated to families of officers killed in the line of duty.
Mt. Juliet Police Chief James Hambrick wears many hats between his posting at the police station and the pulpit at Cloyds Cumberland Presbyterian Church, but he’s trying something new as singer-songwriter.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Monique Currie (at left) and Tedria Walker peruse the wares for sale at Marlinda Young’s Marli Craft Lab vendor booth during the Juneteenth street festival on Saturday. The event brought hundreds of attendees out to Market Street in Lebanon for an afternoon of celebration.
Bailey Tribble (at left) and Paul Tribble explore the showcases and displays inside of Pickett Chapel during the Juneteenth street festival on Saturday in Lebanon. A recently-completed annex to the chapel was formally dedicated during the event.
Malika Sabän Williams was celebrating the publication of her first book, entitled ‘Time to Eat!,’ during the street festival honoring Juneteenth in Lebanon on Saturday. Williams said that publishing a book was a promise she made to her late husband.
Janice Harrison (at left) adds some secret ingredient into a fish fry at Frankie’s Playhouse during the Juneteenth street festival in Lebanon on Saturday. Also pictured is (from left) Frankie Phillips, Judy Dowell and Carol Dowell.
Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto addresses a crowd at the Juneteenth street festival in Lebanon on Saturday. Behind Hutto is Pickett Chapel, the centerpiece of the event. An annex housing a African American museum was formally dedicated during the celebration.
It took more than 150 years for Juneteenth, the event that honors formerly-enslaved peoples’ release from bondage, to officially be recognized as a federal holiday.
Thursday, June 09, 2022
Every summer, a Wilson County Civic League camp provides local school-aged children with a platform to explore their creativity through the arts.
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
The first time that someone in Wilson County learns about law enforcement doesn’t have to be their first speeding ticket thanks to a youth police academy hosted by the Lebanon Police Department.
Lebanon is experiencing an emergence of a craft beer scene that could put it on the map as a destination brew hub.
Saturday, June 04, 2022
When the Special Olympics USA Games kick off in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, there will be a contingent representing Wilson County that joins the other 150 athletes from Tennessee.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Wilson County Lt. James Lanier went to a comedy show on Sunday in Nashville hoping for a fun night out with friends and family. When a woman in front of them in line collapsed, the decorated veteran and law enforcement officer’s first responder instincts kicked in.
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
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.
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
There is an economic incentive package under consideration by the city of Lebanon to attract tenants for the Western Plaza Shopping Center on West Main Street.
The Wilson County primary elections are today.
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.
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Plans to design and construct a sports complex south of the city appear to be one step closer to fruition following a work session.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Despite being one of the wealthiest counties in the state, there are still hundreds of residents in Wilson County without broadband access.
Thursday, March 24, 2022
The annual Walk Across Wilson campaign gets people out of their houses for a half hour each day, but the benefits can last a lifetime.
Saturday, March 12, 2022
After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, the tradition of the Whip Crackin’ Rodeo returns to Lebanon’s Ward Agricultural Center for a two-night stand on April 22 and 23.
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Left: The Lebanon-Wilson County Public Library recently hosted Bruce Amato, a magician. Amato allows children to assist him with many performances, which encourages kids to learn about magic, but also to read. Amato is one of the many performers who come to the Lebanon Library to demonstrate…
The Lebanon-Wilson County Public Library recently hosted Bruce Amato, a magician. Amato allows children to assist him with many performances, which encourages kids to learn about magic, but also to read. Amato is one of the many performers who come to the Lebanon Library to demonstrate their…
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
The Empower Me Center (EMC), a Lebanon-based organization dedicated to creating opportunities for children and young adults with special needs to participate in an active community, will soon be chaired by a Super Bowl champion.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
The Lebanon Senior Citizens Center is a home away from home for many people in Wilson County.
Tuesday, February 01, 2022
Organizers for the Watertown Jazz Fest recently approached the city council for permission to extend the event to two days in 2022, and the motion passed with unanimous approval.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
NASHVILLE — Ralph Emery, who became known as the dean of country music broadcasters over more than a half-century in both radio and television, died Saturday, his family said. He was 88.
Tuesday, December 07, 2021
On the surface, the Lebanon Christmas parade shut down the streets, lined local children’s bags with candy and provided some entertainment for spectators over the weekend. With a little digging, one could find out very quickly that it represents far more than just that.
Monday, December 06, 2021
Thursday, December 02, 2021
Each year, Historic Lebanon coordinates a tour of selected places in the city that reflect its past in some way.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Watertown will be celebrating Thanksgiving a little early this year with a community-based event on the city square this weekend.
Saturday, November 13, 2021
NASHVILLE — Chris Stapleton was the big winner with six trophies, including song and album of the year, and Luke Combs claimed the biggest prize with entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night.
Thursday, November 04, 2021
If two is better than one, then, three must qualify as an extravaganza.
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
NASHVILLE — The Grand Ole Opry’s broadcast of its 5,000th Saturday show attracted a host of big country music stars to its historic venue.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Maggie Perry is multi-faceted.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
NASHVILLE — Country music star Luke Bryan has taken home the top prize at the CMA Awards, but he’ll step into a larger role when he hosts the awards show in November.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce and the Wilson County Business & Education Coalition is presenting the Taste of Wilson County on Thursday evening from 5:30 until 8 on the west lawn of Wilson Bank & Trust.
GULF SHORES, Ala. — It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, a national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present Farm Bureau Exposition Center with a 2021 readers’ choice award.
Saturday, October 09, 2021
Bob Hodge didn’t have any expectations when he immersed himself into a business venture as a 29-year-old.
Tuesday, October 05, 2021
One of Macon County’s most famous former residents was honored on Tuesday with the installation of a Tennessee Music Pathways marker being erected in her honor.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
The Granville Fall Celebration will feature the 10th annual Ralph Maddux Motorcycle Show on Saturday. The show began in 2011 to honor the late Ralph Maddux, who had one of the first motorcycle shops in Tennessee.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
The organizer of an independent horror film festival believes he’s found just the right place, Lebanon’s Capitol Theatre.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
The Kiwanis Club of Lebanon has announced plans to continue a tradition that has been around for some 29 years. The annual Lebanon-Wilson County Library Roast has been a spring event for nearly three decades. Last year would have been the 30th consecutive year for the roast but it was cancel…
Thursday, September 23, 2021
The 20th Granville Fall Celebration on Oct. 2 will feature the 10th annual Jazz on the Cumberland with a full day of great musical entertainment.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
For many children, becoming a firefighter or police officer is a dream job. Of course, it will take many years and training before they are old enough and eligible but that shouldn’t stop them from being able to interact with those workers in a unique and engaging way.