Despite Tennessee’s rising number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths, including hot spots in places such as Wilson County, Gov. Bill Lee is showing little inclination to dial things back and reimpose any of the pandemic-era restrictions that he lifted starting May 1 to restart the state’s economy.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Cumberland University hosted its 178th commencement on June 20, celebrating the largest graduating class in school history in a graduate-only ceremony.
Summer produce is in season, and vendors at the Lebanon and Mt. Juliet farmers’ markets are meeting their sales targets despite some early concerns about COVID-19.
As night falls, colors burst across the sky — it’s fireworks season in Wilson County.
Cumberland University has announced that in response to ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the university will alter the academic calendar for the fall semester.
The Wilson County Convention Visitors Bureau is set to unveil its third mural in the countywide mural initiative, PaintWilCo, on Wednesday. This mural is the third of 10 murals projected to be completed by the end of 2020.
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.
Days after announcing that he would not be seeking reelection, Mayor Ed Hagerty says he’s accomplished all that he set out to accomplish in office.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Father’s Day is just around the corner. This special day of celebration has taken on renewed significance for me in my later years. My father passed away on Father’s Day, 17 years ago. Seems I miss him more with the passing of the years.
The city of Mt. Juliet has finally completed cleanup from the March 3 tornado and is moving swiftly through the cleanup process for the subsequent storm.
Wilson County veterans organizations are gearing up for their annual Field of Flags event, and kicked things off with a presentation of flags to Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto and Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash on Friday at the Wilson County Veterans Museum.
The Wilson County Commission unanimously passed a status quo budget at its meeting June 15 and is expected to receive $2 million in CARES Act funding — $400,000 more than previously projected.
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.
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.
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.
Vice Mayor James Maness has officially announced his candidacy for the office of mayor of Mt. Juliet.
George Floyd’s death sparked movements across the country, and Black Lives Matter Mt. Juliet is one of the latest to join the conversation.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
The Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 as a virtual event.
Recover Wilson County’s Long Term Recovery Relief Team is available to help anyone affected by the storms on March 3, 2020.
Participating in the Aug. 6 election will look a little different in this era of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever election officials are challenged with preserving the integrity of every vote while protecting the safety of every voter and election worker. The Wilson County Election …
The Wilson County Fair Livestock Shows will go on as planned for the 2020 season at the Wilson County Fairgrounds.
Kroger is celebrating the grand reopening of its Providence store in Mt. Juliet. The store team gathered with their masks on for a quick cut of the ribbon on Wednesday morning. The 90,000 square foot store has undergone a significant remodel which included an expansion of around 25,000 squar…
The Wilson County Commission is scheduled to vote on a 2020-21 budget during its meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, following a public hearing at 6 p.m.
Wilson County School board member Wayne McNeese has been accused of sexual harassment, a charge he said is politically motivated.
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.
COVID-19 and a chance of rain were unable to put a damper on New Leash on Life’s annual Spay-Ghetti Dinner, which raised an estimated $4,000 for the nonprofit’s “Spay it Forward” fund.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
After a long absence, auto racing will be returning to the Nashville Superspeedway in Gladeville with a NASCAR Cup Series race in 2021
Mt. Juliet has replaced its citywide alert system to avoid an exorbitant price hike from the previous system’s provider.
In its first two months since becoming fully operational, Mt. Juliet Police Department’s Guardian Shield program has exceeded expectations.
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.
The Wilson County Adult High School celebrated its largest graduating class since opening in 1992 on Friday, with 147 students receiving diplomas during a drive-through ceremony.
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Wilson County is an oasis of success against COVID-19 at a time when the pandemic is causing mass cross contamination, furloughs and layoffs at medical facilities nationwide.
A recent donation to Sherry’s Run will assist in the important work the organization carries out on a year-round basis.
Commissioner Jennifer Milele is already campaigning for the November election to get a head-start on securing her seat.
COVID-19 hasn’t impinged on tax revenues as much as anticipated yet, but Mt. Juliet is bracing for it to get darker before dawn.
Letting the flags fly
The Wilson County Schools Board of Education approved a proposal Thursday that saves the adult high school and GED program.
Phil Baylor was stuck in his house for two months and ready to hit the road, but although his local car show scene had yet to restart its engines, a cruise-in at the Lebanon Outlet Mall lifted his spirits.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Wilson County Schools has announced Beverly Sharpe as the new principal of Mt. Juliet High School.
This week, principals from Wilson County Schools high schools created a plan for traditional graduation ceremonies in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
A Wilson County Emergency Management Agency firefighter is silhouetted against the flames of a burning, vacant house at 2034 Mires Road on May 19. No one was injured in the blaze at a structure that had been unoccupied for years.
The Mt. Juliet High School football program has been placed on probation and sanctioned by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association for recruiting violations that occurred earlier this year.
Carafem Health Center in Mt. Juliet is now able to provide surgical abortions after a federal court order prompted city commissioners to lift restrictions on the procedure.
Dental offices across the state have been feeling the effects of a personal protective equipment shortage since reopening earlier this month, but Lebanon practices are adapting while they catch up on treating patients.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Motor vehicle registration renewals due in May have been extended to June 15, 2020.
The majority of Tennessee Valley Authority developed recreation areas and six dam reservation campgrounds reopened Friday. The areas were closed in March as part of the overall federal and state response to slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Cumberland University announced today that it will hold its annual Commencement ceremony on June 20, 2020.
The departure of food trucks in Mt. Juliet roused rabble from residents as the city has transitioned to restarting its economy, starting with the local food industry.
The Wilson County Health Department plans to test every resident and staffer at local long-term care facilities for COVID-19 this month, as the state continues to release weekly cluster data.
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.