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Eighteen-year-old Jalen Wofford’s life was upended last month when he came home to find his mother Deborah had died in a house fire, but he and his family have fought through with help from the community.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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The Lebanon Wilson, Mt. Juliet and Watertown chambers of commerce are partnering with several area banks to promote more small business shopping with the TennCommUNITY campaign beginning Friday.

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WASHINGTON — The federal government incurred the biggest monthly budget deficit in history in June as spending on programs to combat the coronavirus recession exploded while millions of job losses cut into tax revenues.

Monday, July 13, 2020
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The resurgence of the coronavirus in the United States ignited fierce debate Monday about whether to reopen schools, as global health officials warned that the pandemic will intensify unless more countries adopt comprehensive plans to combat it.

Saturday, July 11, 2020
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Early voting for the Tennessee State and Federal Primary and County General Election begins Friday, July 17, and runs Monday to Saturday until Saturday, August 1. Election Day is Thursday, August 6.

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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.

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As COVID-19 safety measures ramp up again across the state, some local businesses are wary of another potential shutdown — but many now have nest eggs from the Tennessee Business Relief Program (TBRP).

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The portion of Crowell Lane between Tuckers Gap Road and Leeville Pike in Lebanon will be closed to traffic starting Wednesday and ending on Aug. 14 to allow for culvert replacement.

Thursday, July 09, 2020
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Charlie Daniels was known far and wide for hits like “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Long Haired Country Boy,” but his connection to Wilson County ran much deeper.

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Wilson County Schools will open Aug. 3 for “traditional” instruction, but parents who are uncomfortable having their children return to in-person class have the option of online instruction.

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The Lebanon City Council deferred action Tuesday on a controversial rezoning request that would see more than 200 acres of residential property on Tater Peeler Road and Cainsville Road rezoned as industrial.

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding if America’s schools don’t reopen in the fall despite the coronavirus, and he lashed out at federal health officials over reopening guidelines that he complained are impractical and expensive.

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Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto announced that residents are not required to wear masks in public during a press conference held Wednesday, and are instead strongly encouraged to do so.

Tuesday, July 07, 2020
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MT. JULIET FIREWORKS SHOW

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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.

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The Lebanon City Council remains divided on rezoning more than 200 acres of property on Tater Peeler Road and Cainsville Road from residential to industrial ahead of a first reading vote set for Tuesday.

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The Lebanon City Council is facing a lawsuit alleging the body violated the Open Meetings Act by holding a closed legal meeting on Feb. 27 without an attorney present.

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NASHVILLE — Just a few weeks ago, Tennessee looked like a sure bet to become the latest state to protect businesses and other organizations from lawsuits by people impacted by the coronavirus in the push to reopen the economy. Republican Gov. Bill Lee had talked up the change and touted his …

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

Saturday, July 04, 2020
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Sales tax revenue across the county is down $307,775 based on newly released figures from May, but the Wilson County Joint Economic and Community Development Board is encouraged by continued business interest.