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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.

Thursday, June 23, 2022
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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
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The baby formula shortage in the United States has created a crisis for new parents, who are now forced to scavenge among a short supply.

Thursday, June 09, 2022
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Families in Lebanon looking for a new place for their children to play now have an option after a joint venture between Goodall Homes and the city has come to fruition.

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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
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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
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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.

Thursday, June 02, 2022
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If someone is looking for seafood in Wilson County, there are not a whole lot of options. Two men who hail from the East Coast are hoping to change that.

Saturday, May 28, 2022
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The report from the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) that outlined abuse scandals dating back multiple decades initially did not include the names of any subjects of allegations. On Thursday, that list was made public.

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Monday is Memorial Day, the annual day of remembrance in which America pays homage to the servicemen and women who laid down their lives in defense of the country.

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In the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Ulvalde, Texas, in which 19 children were killed in their classroom along with two teachers, much reporting has focused on the response from law enforcement.

Thursday, May 26, 2022
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A report was released over the weekend implicating many high-ranking members of the Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee in a scandal of abuse dating back decades.

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Representatives with the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) met with Wilson County officials on Tuesday evening to discuss area floodplains and how the county can more effectively stand up against damaging flood scenarios.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
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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
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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.

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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.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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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.