Friday marked the 206th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans. Bob McDonald, president and CEO of CedarStone Bank and past regent of the Andrew Jackson Foundation, served as the master of ceremonies and keynote s peaker of the celebration. The event was very well attended, including Mary …
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Steve Hill had dreamed of owning a 1932 Ford roadster since he was about 12 years old.
Saturday, January 02, 2021
Granville’s Sutton Ole Time Music Hour, a bluegrass show performed at the Sutton General Store since 2008, will be livestreamed without an audience each week in January due to COVID-19.
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Many Tennesseans first heard about baseball’s seven Negro Leagues after the MLB’s decision to recognize their records as major league statistics this month.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
This year’s Mt. Juliet Christmas Parade, “Hometown Heroes,” celebrated first responders, health care workers, teachers and many more who have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Tennessee’s Mayberry Town will hold its 22nd annual Granville Country Christmas on Saturday with the theme “Visions of Christmas: Spread Good Tidings.”
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
2020 has been a difficult year for Lebanon, from the March 3 tornado to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, but the community is keeping its Christmas spirit alive.
Saturday, December 05, 2020
The annual Taste of Wilson County event will be virtual this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
The Christmas season means Christmas parades, and residents across Wilson County are hard at work on the floats hitting the streets over the next few weekends.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
For those looking for unique holiday gifts, the annual Fiddlers Grove barn sale could be just the ticket.
The Dancing Lights of Christmas is back to illuminate the Wilson County Fairgrounds through Jan. 3.
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Watertown may be a little out of the way, but it has a thriving tourism industry thanks to the Tennessee Central Railway Museum.
Events at the Nashville Superspeedway may seem as distant as a time when dinosaurs walked the earth for those growing up after it closed in 2011. But today, dinosaurs are walking the speedway as it roars back to life.
Christmas has come to Lebanon’s Fiddlers Grove Historic Village, where more than 60 buildings are adorned with Christmas wreaths, lights, animated figures and more!
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
The Mill at Christmas looked a bit different in its eighth year, but the two-day shopping event proved just as big a draw amid COVID-19.
Saturday, November 07, 2020
The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce and the city of Lebanon have announced this year’s Christmas parade theme, “A Blue Christmas,” will celebrate hometown heroes.
Three Forks Community Park in Watertown is back with brand-new playground equipment, and families are welcoming its return.
Thursday, November 05, 2020
Sutton Store Players to offer new production
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
The Wilson County Convention & Visitors Bureau, in conjunction with, the Wilson County Murals Committee, is set to unveil their next mural in the countywide mural initiative, PaintWilCo, on Nov. 12. This mural is the seventh of 10 murals projected to be completed by the end of 2020.
The Halloween 5K 4 Hope and Parkinson’s Fun Walk saw its highest turnout yet at Charlie Daniels Park on Saturday as the community joined together to raise $7,000 for those in need.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Fiddlers Grove.
Cumberland University’s Community Arts Council has announced the People’s Choice Award winners for the first annual Chalk it Up! Art Fest.
The Lebanon Senior Citizens Center was one of the first places to close when COVID-19 hit, and that means fundraising has taken a hit.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Halloween is right around the corner, and Wilson County has plenty of holiday haunts for families to visit. Here are some of the events happening around town on Saturday:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Historic Granville Tennessee’s Mayberry Town is featuring an Old Time Craftsmen Festival during the month of October.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Neither rain nor COVID-19 could stop Watertown’s annual Fall Mile Long Yard Sale on Saturday.
Saturday, October 10, 2020
The Phantom Fiddler of Fiddlers Grove presents Ghosts in the Grove on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17.
Watertown’s Annual Fall Mile Long Yard Sale is bringing antiques, collectibles, food and more to the city square starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday.
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Excitement is building for NASCAR’s return to the Nashville Superspeedway on June 20, 2021, and the track’s staff is looking to make sure it goes the distance.
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
The city of Lebanon is encouraging residents to celebrate Halloween responsibly and recommends that parents, children, and homeowners take precautions while participating in fall holiday activities, according to a city news release.
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
NASHVILLE — Country stars Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker are promising laughs and good music when they co-host this year’s CMA Awards in November.
Fred VanHook has hosted Wilson County’s Gospel Music Fest for 47 years straight, but he was fully prepared to break that streak in 2020.
Saturday, October 03, 2020
Cumberland University Community Arts Council is presenting the first annual Chalk It Up! Virtual Art Fest. The virtual art festival will run from Oct. 10 through Oct. 24.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Hundreds of dogs were unleashed at Nashville Shores this Saturday for the third annual Pooch Pool Party, which raised an estimated $7,500 for New Leash on Life.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Historic Granville, “Tennessee Mayberry Town,” will celebrate its annual Fall Celebration on Oct. 3 with the theme “Magic of Mayberry.”
Fall is officially here, and families looking for something to do have plenty of choices in Wilson County.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Hundreds of classic cars, customs and bikes drove in to the Wilson County Fairgrounds over the weekend for the 15th Annual Redneck Rumble Car Show & Swap Meet.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Competitors from across the country squared off with some of the toughest bulls and steers in the business at the 3rd Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Rodeo, held Friday and Saturday on the Wilson County Fairgrounds.
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Watertown’s public square took a trip back in time on Saturday for the Fabulous Fifties Festival, a tribute to the decade featuring rockabilly, period fashion, classic cars and more.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Local birdwatchers may have noticed a new species popping up across Lebanon — the Blue Devil Flamingo.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
The Wilson County Fair may have been canceled this year, but organizers wanted to make sure children could still show off the livestock they put months of time and effort into.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles examining the city of Lebanon’s new comprehensive plan.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
The community raised nearly $5,000 for the Benevolence School in Haiti during the 7th Annual Amazing Race Mt. Juliet held Saturday.
The Wilson County Exposition Center has a new name this month, following a nearly five-year search for sponsorship.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Prepare to be amazed as young adults in Middle Tennessee showcase their acts online.
Saturday, August 08, 2020
Livestock exhibitors will have an opportunity to show their animals at the Wilson County Fair livestock shows from Thursday through Aug. 23 at the Wilson County Fairgrounds.
The Tennessee State Fair is reminding the public that it is turning to virtual participation this year as its gates will be closed for a traditional family event.
The 2020 Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival on July 11 honored Eddie Testamand of Lebanon with the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Award. Eddie has been instrumental in developing bluegrass in Middle Tennessee. He has been a member of the One Way Out Bluegrass Band, organizer of bluegras…
Saturday, August 01, 2020
As the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and social division, Lebanon looks to send “Messages of Hope” with the latest mural in the Paint WilCo series.