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.
Saturday, August 08, 2020
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.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
The Mill at Lebanon came alive over the weekend as dozens of people visited the venue for its July Shopping Escape, a two-day event featuring several area vendors.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
The Tennessee State Fair has called Nashville home for more than a century, but next year could see it merged into the Wilson County Fair.
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Included in the recent 200th celebration of the Williamson Cabin in Historic Granville was the presentation of a plaque honoring the late Carlton and Geneva Thomas, who moved and constructed the Williamson Cabin in 2012 and 2013. The plaque will be permanently displayed inside the cabin. Ran…
The performing arts have been thrown into a world of uncertainty with COVID-19, but Wilson County’s community theaters are back in action and looking to help people unwind.
Friday, July 17, 2020
The Baddour Parkway Arboretum has been recertified as a Level 1 arboretum.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
New museum opens
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Charlie Daniels was a source of pride and unity for many in Mt. Juliet over the years, and he brought the community together one last time on Wednesday, even in death.
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
MT. JULIET FIREWORKS SHOW
Jennifer Hamblen and her daughter Emily enjoy the fireworks show Saturday in Mt. Juliet.
Watertown’s city square transformed into a squirt gun battleground for children and adults alike during its July 4 parade, as float riders headed down Main Street trading shots with bystanders.
NASHVILLE — Country music firebrand and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at 83.
Saturday, July 04, 2020
The Historic Granville 22nd Annual Granville Heritage Day will be held July 11.
Thursday, July 02, 2020
Forty-eight hours may not seem like enough time to shoot a movie, let alone write and edit it, but Wilson Central High School student Isabelle Leonard led her team to do just that for the 48 Hour Global Film Challenge.
Tuesday marked a milestone for Fiddlers Grove Historic Village, which was heavily damaged by the March 3 tornado. A ribbon cutting was held to commemorate the reopening of the popular attraction on the fairgrounds in Lebanon.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
NASHVILLE — When country singer Rissi Palmer was working on her debut album, she wanted a song that would introduce her to fans. On her 2007 debut single, “Country Girl,” she explained that she didn’t have to look or talk a certain way to call herself a country girl.
Watertown’s sales tax revenue is down slightly from this time last year, but local shops are pushing through the pandemic by adapting or changing their business models.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Historic Granville, Tennessee’s Mayberry Town, held the grand opening on June 13 of the Mayberry-I Love Lucy Museum, with Richard and Linda Cox cutting the ribbon and a large crowd attending the event. The Cox’s recently donated a large collection of “I Love Lucy” items they had collected fo…
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Fiddlers Grove will celebrate reopening on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to join us at the Backporch Stage behind the General Store. There will be a brief program followed by a ribbon cutting. The public is invited to join us.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Wilson County residents have several ways to celebrate this Independence Day, with fireworks shows planned in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Watertown.
The Wilson County Fair Livestock Shows will go on as planned for the 2020 season at the Wilson County Fairgrounds.
Saturday, June 06, 2020
The Wilson County Fair, a signature event that draws more than 500,000 people to Lebanon every summer, has been canceled because of the coronavirus.
Families from in and around Lebanon are making a splash in the Jimmy Floyd Family Center’s outdoor pool since it reopened on Thursday, and aquatics manager Alex Major expects an even bigger weekend.
Thursday, June 04, 2020
This afternoon's news release from the Wilson County Fair Board:
Cumberland University has announced that the Phoenix Ball will be postponed to June 5, 2021 in response to COVID-19.
After a long absence, auto racing will be returning to the Nashville Superspeedway in Gladeville with a NASCAR Cup Series race in 2021
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Phil Baylor was stuck in his house for two months and ready to hit the road, but although his local car show scene had yet to restart its engines, a cruise-in at the Lebanon Outlet Mall lifted his spirits.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
The new Mayberry-I Love Lucy Museum will have a ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m. Tennessee Mayberry Town is honored to have Little Ricky of the “I Love Lucy” show. He also played Johnny Paul Jason on the “Andy Griffith Show” Rodney Dillard of the Darlings on the “Andy Griffith Show” will also be …
Thursday, May 14, 2020
The Lebanon Special School District is confident it can keep all teachers on board for the 2020-21 school year despite flagging sales tax revenue amid COVID-19.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Lebanon resident Sharon Kerr often joked with her friends and family that she needed a parade on her 80th birthday — so they made it happen.
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
When Holly Cooper first drove the Fried Green Tomatoes food truck to the Wilson County Fair eight years ago, her recipes proved a hit with attendees — but she never expected the investors on ABC’s “Shark Tank” to share that enthusiasm.
Saturday, May 02, 2020
The farm also offers already picked berries for $20 a gallon, but it sells out quickly.
Above: Strawberry lovers pick and chat as they go through the field at Kelley’s Berry Farm in Trousdale County on Friday morning. Owner Jon Kelley said there’s lots of demand for the fruit, which just began ripening this week. “People want to get out of the house,” he said, adding that his r…
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Here are the winners of the Lebanon Democrat's 2020 Best of Wilson Readers' Choice contest. Through the nominating and voting period, thousands of readers cast their ballots for the top local businesses in dozens of categories.
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Cumberland University has moved the annual Phoenix Ball to Saturday, Aug. 1, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was originally scheduled for June 6.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Historic Granville has announced today that it has rescheduled its April and early May festivals.
Wilson County Fair’s title sponsor is truly stepping up to support our community and our nation during this time of uncertainty and change because of the pandemic of COVID-19. Mid-South Ford shared an article that ran in The Detroit News on March 24.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
The Wilson County Fair has announced that “Honoring Hometown Heroes” will be the theme for the 2020 fair, scheduled for Aug. 13-22.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
The Whip Crack’in’ Rodeo, an annual event held at Lebanon’s Ward Agricultural Center for the past 10 years, has been canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Encore Theatre Company’s next production, “Barely Heirs,” an adult comedy by David Lassig, opens Friday.
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Playhouse 615, a new performing arts company, will debut this week with a musical revue at Courtney’s Restaurant in Mt. Juliet.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Library board to roast Mitchell
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Fashion show in Granville
Joe Yonan is the first person to admit that he’s a bean guy.
As someone who writes about Italian food, I pride myself in knowing, and understanding, Italian ingredients. But when it comes to polenta, I’ve been remiss.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The Wilson County Exposition Center became a doorway to the 1800s over the weekend as it hosted the fifth annual Heart of Tennessee Antique Show.