Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Monday, Oct. 5, is the last day Wilson County residents can register to vote in the Nov. 3 federal and state general and the Lebanon, Mt Juliet and Watertown municipal elections, according to a news release from the Wilson County Election Commission. Applications received after the deadline …

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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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Wilson County is aiming to have one of the highest 2020 census completion rates in the state, and officials are making a final push to drive up the numbers before the count closes on Sept. 30.

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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.

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Hundreds of classic cars, customs and bikes drove in to the Wilson County Fairgrounds over the weekend for the 15th Annual Redneck Rumble Car Show & Swap Meet.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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The Wilson County Budget Committee approved an extension on an agreement that would provide $50,000 in annual funding for New Leash on Life’s spay and neuter services at its meeting Thursday.

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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…

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Competitors from across the country squared off with some of the toughest bulls and steers in the business at the 3rd Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Rodeo, held Friday and Saturday on the Wilson County Fairgrounds.

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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The Mt. Juliet Board of Commissioners agreed to pay out $225,000 in a settlement with local abortion clinic Carafem during its latest meeting, ending a legal battle dating back to December 2019.

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NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday would not say whether he would be vaccinated against COVID-19 when a vaccine becomes available. His comments came during a news conference at which he also announced that the Education Department will provide information on COVID-19 cases in pu…

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Local sales tax revenue continues climbing upward amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with newly released data from July showing an increase of roughly $1.5 million countywide from the same time last year.

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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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Wilson County’s face mask mandate will continue through Sept. 30 after Gov. Bill Lee on Friday extended local authority to enforce it. Mayor Randall Hutto said he is confident about how local COVID-19 case data is trending and hopes the continued mandate will bring the numbers down further.

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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…

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Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet continues to face controversy for inviting political consultant Roger Stone, who was convicted last year following the investigation into Russian election interference, to speak during its Sunday service.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
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With the close of filing at noon Thursday, the slates are set for city elections in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon and Watertown. Those candidates will be joining a ballot topped by the race for president this year.

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Mt. Juliet business Austermiller Roofing is under a state health and safety investigation after two workers fell roughly 30 feet through its roof on two consecutive days.

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Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet was vandalized on Saturday ahead of an appearance from controversial political consultant Roger Stone, who is scheduled to speak Sunday at the church about recommitting himself as a Christian.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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.

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Most of the damages and debris may be gone, but families in Mt. Juliet are still struggling to recover in the aftermath of the March 3 tornado.

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NASHVILLE — The race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in November will feature a matchup between a Republican candidate endorsed by President Donald Trump and a Black activist who pulled off an astonishing upset victory over the Democratic establishment’s choice — with a campaig…

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Republican nominee Michael Collins will take on the 15th Judicial District’s circuit court judgeship after defeating independent candidate Branden Bellar in Thursday’s election.

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Tracy Underwood, who owns A.J.’s Flowers & Gifts in Lebanon with her mother Marcia Pruitte, has always loved seeing green bows hanging in support of Sherry’s Run throughout the community.

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KNOXVILLE — The Tennessee Valley Authority is moving forward with plans to remove coal ash stored in ash pond impoundments at the Gallatin Fossil Plant in Sumner County to a lined, permitted onsite location, pending state approval.

Wednesday, August 05, 2020
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NASHVILLE — Citizens have contacted the Tennessee Department of Agriculture indicating they’ve received seeds in the mail that they did not order. The seeds appear to have been shipped from China, and in some cases, the envelopes are labeled jewelry or beads.

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The Lebanon Regional Planning Commission voted in favor of more than 800 new apartments and town homes at its meeting Thursday, with the items now set to go before the Lebanon City Council.

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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.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Monday, August 03, 2020
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said White House coronavirus task force leader Dr. Deborah Birx hurt the Trump administration when she said widespread virus infections in urban and rural America mark a “new phase” for the pandemic.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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Mt. Juliet Police say, even though the infection rate appears to be rising, they see citizens taking mask-wearing more seriously now than ever.

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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.