Saturday, August 08, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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…

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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
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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
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MT. JULIET FIREWORKS SHOW

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Jennifer Hamblen and her daughter Emily enjoy the fireworks show Saturday in Mt. Juliet.

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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.

Saturday, July 04, 2020
Thursday, July 02, 2020
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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
Saturday, June 06, 2020
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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.

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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
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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
Thursday, May 28, 2020
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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
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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
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
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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
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The farm also offers already picked berries for $20 a gallon, but it sells out quickly.

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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
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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
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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
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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
Thursday, March 19, 2020
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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
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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.