Tuesday, November 24, 2020
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped Obama administration veterans for top national security positions, signaling a stark shift from the Trump administration’s “America First” policies that disparaged international alliances, career diplomats and other veteran government o…
COVID-19 has left many local families behind on the bills and struggling to buy Christmas gifts for their children, but the spirit of giving remains strong in Wilson County.
WENCHANG, China — China launched an ambitious mission on Tuesday to bring back rocks and debris from the moon’s surface for the first time in more than 40 years — an undertaking that could boost human understanding of the moon and of the solar system more generally.
KNOXVILLE — A million-dollar donation by Dolly Parton has helped fund the production of a promising new coronavirus vaccine by Moderna Therapeutics.
Saturday, November 21, 2020
WASHINGTON — Trying to close out major unfinished business, the Trump administration issued regulations Friday that could lower the prices Americans pay for many prescription drugs.
NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said Friday that President Donald Trump’s administration should aid President-elect Joe Biden in his transition, saying the Democrat has a “very good chance” of becoming the next president.
WEMA has been on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 since March, and the agency received a donation of 50,000 N95 respirator masks from Moldex-Metric on Thursday as the virus continues to spread.
“TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric congratulate Genuine Parts Company on its decision to expand operations and create new job opportunities in Wilson County,” TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said in the release. “Helping to facilitate job creation and investmen…
Pfizer formally asked U.S. regulators Friday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic — but not until after a long, hard winter.
Wilson County Schools has named Tina Hutchens as the school nutrition director.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Just under a week after Byars Dowdy Elementary School was moved to remote learning, the Lebanon Special School District announced plans to return to a hybrid model across the district starting Monday.
Wilson County’s government is bracing for continued impact as COVID-19 cases rise and held a discussion at Monday’s county commission meeting about next steps.
Wilson County Schools announced Wednesday it was cancelling school Friday as part of a continuing effort to fight the surge in COVID-19 cases and quarantines affecting the district.
The Lebanon Regional Planning Commission is looking to workshop the city’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan in January 2021 after discussion at its meeting Monday.
Lebanon may soon be hiring a drainage mitigation coordinator after the city council approved a first reading vote to create the job on Tuesday.
After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max for flight.
ISLAMABAD — An accelerated U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, announced by Washington this week, has rattled both allies and adversaries. There are fears of worsening violence and regional chaos, which some say could embolden the local Islamic State affiliate to regroup and perhaps even…
LA VERGNE — A man who shot at an officer in his car Tuesday afternoon has died after an exchange of gunfire with police that also injured a K-9 officer, Tennessee authorities said.
ELIZABETHTON — A 9-year-old Tennessee girl was killed in a drive-by shooting in East Tennessee and authorities are seeking help in finding suspects, a sheriff said.
ASHLAND CITY — A Tennessee boy who disappeared into a heavily wooded area near his home two days ago was found safe Tuesday, authorities said.
Local internal medicine specialist Dr. Willard West’s home and office were raided by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies Monday in connection with an ongoing investigation.
J.M. Insurance Agency, based in Lebanon, has named Jamie Wood as senior risk advisor.
Phillip Vance has been promoted to vice president at Wilson County’s First Freedom Bank, announced John Lancaster, chairman and CEO. Vance will continue to serve as a Relationship Manager.