Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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Hiring a new director and deciding on scheduling for high school students topped the agenda for the Wilson County Schools board of education Monday.

Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
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Celebrating seven years in January of providing college scholarships to a demographic comprised of DREAM’ers and DACA students, Equal Chance for Education, which has 34 students enrolled currently at Cumberland University, describes its goal for 2021 as “ambitious but achievable.”

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In a year when much of the news out of Wilson County Schools has revolved around the coronavirus pandemic, it might be easy to overlook the achievements of the district, schools and students.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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The Wilson County Farm Bureau ladies group chose Southside Elementary School Angel Tree as their 2020 Christmas project. Needless to say this has been a very difficult year for many families. Several ladies volunteered to do the shopping for the children.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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A group of 19 cheerleaders from Wilson and Rutherford counties is set to compete on the world stage in March after winning the Magnolia Championship in Jackson, Mississippi over the weekend.

Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
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Wilson Books from Birth and The Dollywood Foundation are presenting a free one-night-only live streaming world premiere event for The Library That Dolly Built, a behind-the-scenes look at Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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Wilson County Schools canceled classes Friday as part of a continuing effort to fight the surge in COVID-19 cases and quarantines affecting the district.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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Cumberland University recognized National Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday with “It’s Time to Rise Together: Celebrating Hispanic Voices,” the last in a series of diversity events held this semester.

Wednesday, October 07, 2020
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The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization working to improve the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee and three Kentucky counties, announces it is awarding scholarships to 328 individual students pursuing secondary education at accredited schools throughout th…

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Wilson County Schools fourth and fifth graders will return to traditional learning — in school five days a week — when they return from fall break on Oct. 12.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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More than 100 Cumberland University students, faculty and staff joined in on a student-led march for justice on Thursday. The march was led by a newly formed student organization Anti-Racial Movement, or ARM, which was started by Cumberland student athletes.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Cumberland University has announced a new mentoring program established by the Office of Career Services and Internships and the Office of Advancement and Alumni.

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Area students have been back in school for a month now, and parents are finding the public library more important than ever as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.