Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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A small fire in an in-wall air conditioning unit at Mt. Juliet Elementary School caused minor damage Monday morning. Mt. Juliet Fire Department Chief Jamie Luffman told Wilson County Schools spokesman Bart Barker the fire was discovered about 7:15 a.m., and the classroom’s sprinkler system a…

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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A small fire in an in-wall air conditioning unit at Mt. Juliet Elementary School caused minor damage Monday morning. Mt. Juliet Fire Department Chief Jamie Luffman told Wilson County Schools spokesman Bart Barker the fire was discovered about 7:15 a.m., and the classroom’s sprinkler system a…

Wednesday, September 09, 2020
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Cierra Binkley loves working with her hands so much that she sometimes goes by “Rosie the Riveter,” and thanks to Wilson County Schools’ adult transition program for people with special needs she has plenty of projects under her belt.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020
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Nearly 50 years ago, Nashville Freedom Rider Ernest “Rip” Patton Jr. was arrested on the front lines of the fight against segregation in the United States.

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New members of the Wilson County Schools Board of Education were sworn in Friday at the district’s administration building. Because of the pandemic, the ceremony was limited to officials and families. The members officially take office Sept. 1. They are, from left, Jon White (Zone 3), Carrie…

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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Cumberland University will host Davidson County Historian and lecturer Carole Bucy for the first Library Lecture Series of the year titled, “100 Years & Counting: Why Tennessee’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment Still Matters,” on Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. in Baird Chapel.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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Wilson County Schools will require all students, teachers and staff to wear face masks or shields when school resumes on a hybrid schedule Monday.

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The Wilson County Schools Board of Education will have a new look come September thanks to voters who on Thursday rejected incumbents Wayne McNeese and Chad Karl in favor of Carrie Pfeiffer and Jamie Farough, respectively in zones 1 and 7.

Wednesday, August 05, 2020
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Wilson County’s students are preparing to head back to school in the coming weeks, and the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Juliet spent Saturday collecting money and meals to help them.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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Mt. Juliet Help Center Executive Director Carolyn Smith, left, and Assistant Director Kelly McCurry fill up personalized backpacks for students in need during the first day of this year’s school supply giveaway.

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Wilson County residents are still feeling the strain on their pocketbooks from COVID-19, with nearly 26,000 new unemployment claims filed statewide last week according to the Department of Labor and Workforce.

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Wilson County Schools today pushed its start date back two weeks — to Aug. 17 — as COVID-19 cases continue to surge. And, Director Donna Wright said school will start under the hybrid model, with students going to their schools two days a week and studying remotely two days a week.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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Cumberland University released its comprehensive campus reopening plan today for the Fall 2020 semester. The plan includes a hybrid model for all courses, splitting students into two groups to limit the total volume of students on campus at one time.

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The Wilson County Schools board voted against requiring students to wear masks during the parts of the school day when social distancing is not possible, such as between classes, instead opting to “strongly encourage” the practice.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
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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.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020
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A law firm will investigate the two complaints filed against Wilson County School board member Wayne McNeese and provide the board’s three-member ethics committee with its findings and recommendations.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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Angela Kincaid has been named the new principal at Mt. Juliet Elementary School, Wilson County Schools has announced. She will replace Michael Hickman, who was named as Maury County Public Schools superintendent last week.

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Mt. Juliet High School’s Class of 2020 celebrated its graduation with an outdoor commencement at the Elzie B. Patton Stadium on Thursday, ending a semester of struggles on a high note.

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Wilson County Schools Board of Education member Wayne McNeese has been accused by a second woman of sexual harassment, but unlike the first accusation, he denies making any inappropriate comments.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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The Wilson County Schools Board of Education got its first look June 8 at the planning going into the upcoming school year amid the coronavirus pandemic and the accompanying uncertainty.

Wednesday, June 10, 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.

Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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This week, principals from Wilson County Schools high schools created a plan for traditional graduation ceremonies in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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With the Wilson County Commission unlikely to raise taxes, the Wilson County Schools Board of Education approved a tentative budget Thursday that restores many proposed cuts but requires help from the commission and changes scheduling at the high schools.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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The Wilson County Schools Board of Education got a look at the preliminary 2020-21 budget Saturday morning, and it was not a pretty picture.

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The Wilson County Board of Education unanimously approved an educational plan for schools affected by the March 3 tornado at its meeting May 4 in preparation for the 2020-21 school year.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020
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Middle Tennessee State University will move forward with its COVID-19 preparations with a goal of resuming on-campus, in-person classes and operations in August for the Fall 2020 semester, MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee announced Thursday in a news release.

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Wilson County Schools has decided to open summer registration for its Kids Club activities as a child care option for parents starting to go back to work.

Wednesday, April 08, 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.