Thursday, March 11, 2021
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WASHINGTON — A Congress riven along party lines approved a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Democrats claimed a triumph on a bill that marshals the government’s spending might against twin pandemic and economic crises that have upended a nation.

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NASHVILLE — After initially deeming that inoculating prisoners could be a “PR nightmare,” Tennessee officials on Tuesday said some inmates were receiving a COVID-19 vaccine — but only those who qualify as part of other groups the state has prioritized.

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The vote for women’s suffrage was over 100 years ago, but the chance to learn about the Tennesseans who made it possible is available all month at the Wilson County Courthouse.

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Ahead of the Tennessee House of Representatives vote on SB228/HB3, the legislation that effectively bans transgender student athletes from competing in sports on teams that match their gender identity, both local and national businesses continued to donate money or support Gov. Bill Lee and …

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The head of the U.N. food agency warned after a visit to Yemen that his underfunded organization may be forced to seek hundreds of millions of dollars in private donations in a desperate bid to stave off widespread famine in coming months, describing conditions in the war-stricken nation as “hell.”

Tuesday, March 09, 2021
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Eight adults and four children face trespassing charges for refusing to leave Mt. Juliet’s carafem abortion clinic on Friday.

Thursday, March 04, 2021
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WASHINGTON — Defense Department leaders placed unusual restrictions on the National Guard for the day of the Capitol riot and delayed sending help for hours despite an urgent plea from police for reinforcement, according to testimony Wednesday that added to the finger-pointing about the gove…

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WASHINGTON — House Democrats are poised to pass an elections and ethics bill, offering it up as a counterweight to voting rights restrictions advancing in Republican-controlled statehouses across the country.

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NASHVILLE — More than 1 million Tennesseans will soon become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine after the Department of Health announced Tuesday it was expecting a large supply of the immunizations.

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The Mt. Juliet Board of Commissioners decided to not go forward with a zoning ordinance on Lebanon Road at a work session Monday, and commissioners also asked the Planning & Zoning Department for further recommendations on commercial zoning after discussing potential changes.

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WASHINGTON — Defense Department leaders placed unusual restrictions on the National Guard for the day of the Capitol riot and delayed sending help for hours despite an urgent plea from police for reinforcement, according to testimony Wednesday that added to the finger-pointing about the gove…

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WASHINGTON — House Democrats are poised to pass an elections and ethics bill, offering it up as a counterweight to voting rights restrictions advancing in Republican-controlled statehouses across the country.

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It’s been one year since a tornado ripped through Wilson County, upending lives forever. For those who survived, it’s taking time to rebuild. But despite the trauma, the community is picking up the pieces together.

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It’s been one year since a tornado ripped through Wilson County, upending lives forever. For those who survived, it’s taking time to rebuild. But despite the trauma, the community is picking up the pieces together.

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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Wilson County Schools search for a new director is ramping up as a series of community meetings kicked off Monday and the application period has closed.

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Beginning next week, the Mt. Juliet News will be delivered on Thursdays instead of Wednesdays. The move will allow us to get more timely news in the News as well as provide additional features.

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NASHVILLE — Tennessee has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to teachers, as well as people who are at least 65 years old. The change went into effect Monday.

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After a week locked inside from the snow, some Wilson County residents found respite at the Capitol Theatre’s screening of “The Butler.”

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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After a week locked inside from the snow, some Wilson County residents found respite at the Capitol Theatre’s screening of “The Butler.”

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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Freezing rain iced Wilson County roadways over the weekend making motor passage extremely hazardous. The conditions responsible showed no signs of easing up as winter storm warnings continued into Tuesday. 

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For low income families living in Wilson County, the challenges they regularly face have been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. With businesses closing and hours being cut, money got tighter for families and individuals living at or below the poverty line.

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For most Tennesseans, voting takes place one day every two years, but for the Wilson County Election Commission, it takes two years to make that one day possible.

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For a decorated car show enthusiast like Lebanon’s Rod Reprogle, life has been full of surprises. But a recent and unexpected exchange with an old friend brought him to tears.

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PARIS — More than three dozen French police officers descended on a small private school in Paris, blocked the 92 students inside their classrooms, took photos everywhere even inside the refrigerator, and grilled the school director.

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WASHINGTON — Union activist Terrence Wise recalls being laughed at when he began pushing for a national $15 per hour minimum wage almost a decade ago. Nearly a year into the pandemic, the idea isn’t so funny.

Monday, February 15, 2021
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Freezing rain iced Wilson County roadways Sunday into Monday, making motor passage extremely hazardous. Winter storm warnings continued into Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
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Wilson County Schools attorney Mike Jennings continues to negotiate with insurance company Travelers over the district’s claims for Stoner Creek Elementary and West Wilson Middle schools, which were rendered unusable by the March 3 tornado.

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A wayward bull, left, spent Saturday night roaming the streets of Mt. Juliet, but by Sunday morning had found comfort with some cows on a local farm. According to tweets from the Mt. Juliet Police Department, the bull escaped from a farm on NW Rutland Road around mid-afternoon Saturday. The …

Wednesday, February 03, 2021
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During one of the most politically divisive years in recent memory, the number of active hate groups in the U.S. actually declined as far-right extremists migrated further to online networks, reflecting a splintering of white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups that are more difficult to track.

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The Wilson County Schools Board of Education hopes to gain some clarity this week on how it can rebuild West Wilson Middle School and Stoner Creek Elementary School, the two buildings destroyed by the March 3 tornado.

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Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital and area drug stores are now giving the COVID-19 vaccines to eligible residents, according to a news release from Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto. And state health officials say they are receiving a modest increase in their weekly vaccine allocation, up fr…

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A Lebanon man who was accused of threatening multiple public servants and private citizens throughout the middle Tennessee area plead guilty Tuesday to eight charges, according to a news release from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.