Last week, Mt. Juliet’s new law enforcement program, Guardian Shield, demonstrated once more how its value on the streets is worth the taxpayer dollars spent to institute it.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Early Friday afternoon, MJPD Officer Jordan Brown stopped a woman in Williamson County from jumping from the Natchez Trace Bridge.
Mt. Juliet has declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic and launched an informational website about the virus and how to safeguard against it.
COVID-19 and the March 3 tornadoes continue to leave their mark on the local economy, and officials are working to keep impacted companies in the community.
The Mt. Juliet Police Department is continuing a search for two escaped suspects, likely juveniles, in connection with a carjacking incident as of Monday.
The two public school districts in Wilson County — and their teachers — are taking extraordinary steps to try to ensure learning is still occurring despite the closure of all schools because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tennessee residents who applied for assistance from FEMA after sustaining damage in the March 3 severe storms and tornadoes will receive a letter from FEMA in the mail or via email.
Two Mt. Juliet men and a 17-year-old were arrested Friday in connection with a shooting on Lake Haven Drive that left one victim wounded.
Monday, March 30, 2020
As the state’s count of positive COVID-19 cases hit 1,834 and Wilson County’s 34, Gov. Bill Lee issued a new statewide order Monday closing non-essential businesses and telling residents to stay at home if possible.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Mt. Juliet’s Board of Commissioners will soon buttress its public hearings with more work sessions to ensure commissioners are better informed on the details of complex agenda items before the starts of said hearings.
The city of Mt. Juliet is “strongly” urging residents to follow Gov. Bill Lee’s executive orders in response to COVID-19.
West Wilson Middle School and Stoner Creek Elementary can be rebuilt in 14 months if work can begin by June, the Wilson County Board of Education was told during a special session Friday afternoon.
Wilson County’s number of COVID-19 cases rose to six as of 3 p.m. Monday, and there have been two reported deaths in the state, both in Davidson County.
In the aftermath of the March 3 tornado, some of the victims who lost less than everything are decrying their insurance providers for what they perceive as callous claim dodging tactics.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Following a request from Gov. Bill Lee in response to the growing coronavirus crisis, public schools in Wilson County will remain closed until at least March 31.
Wilson County has completed a damage assessment for the March 3 tornado, which found a total of 1,307 residential and commercial structures were damaged in addition to previously reported fatalities and injuries.
Mt. Juliet Public Works has secured new vehicles and equipment for dealing with the damage left behind by the March 3 tornado.
Since Linda and Alvin Biles built their home in Mt. Juliet 46 years ago, the view from their back porch has changed quite a bit.
The city of Mt. Juliet reappointed Kenny Martin to another four-year term as city manager.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
High school and middle school sports in Wilson County will be suspended through at least March 22 with a few exceptions, a Wilson County Schools official confirmed Thursday afternoon.
The effects of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, which has prompted suspension of major college and professional sports events across the country, has reached high school sports in Tennessee.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Mt. Juliet has been less than receptive toward open records laws as of late, and Vice Mayor James Maness has struggled to get the Board of Commissioners to focus on them.
Mt. Juliet Police Chief James Hambrick and others agree that the city’s recovery from the tornado is best characterized by its overwhelming volunteerism.
In 2007, a group of concerned Wilson Countians came together to form the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame. Since Wilson County was founded back in 1799, agriculture has been a cornerstone of this community. To recognize the contributions of the many folks involved in agriculture to ou…
Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital is well-prepared in the event a coronavirus case occurs locally, said President Jay Hinesley.
With the goal of keeping students together with their classmates and teachers, Wilson County Schools will put those displaced by the destruction of West Wilson Middle and Stoner Creek Elementary schools at Mt. Juliet Middle and Springdale Elementary — with all four students bodies attending …
Wilson County is preparing for budget impacts brought on by the March 3 tornado damage, as first responders spent the week working overtime to assist victims.
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Kevin Dawson, principal of the new Green Hill High School, has announced several new faculty hires to head some of the school’s extracurricular programs. Robert Brindos will coach of the boys’ soccer team. Currently in his 11th teaching year, Brindos teaches at Mt. Juliet High School, and he…
Playhouse 615, a new performing arts company, will debut this week with a musical revue at Courtney’s Restaurant in Mt. Juliet.
They come for the stimulation. They come for the conversation. They come for the dancing and they come for the art.
On Feb., Mt. Juliet commissioners finally adopted the Comprehensive Transportation Plan after about five years of focused development.
Cumberland University will host local Freedom Rider and civil rights activist Ernest “Rip” Patton Jr. for a Chapel Chat titled, “Freedom Riders: An Intimate Talk and Q&A with a Civil Rights Hero,” on March 16 at 12:30 p.m. in Baird Chapel. The event will be open to all.
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
The city of Mt. Juliet recently unanimously passed an amendment to the municipal personnel manual to let city employees carry firearms to work, liability concerns notwithstanding.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
The ballot is set for Wilson County’s Republican primary election, which will be held on March 3 alongside the sales tax referendum and presidential preference primary.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Mt. Juliet commissioners voted last week to deny funding to the Mt. Juliet League, which provides the city’s youth sports, and Commissioner Art Giles feels some are treating him as an enemy of local youth sports for his stance on the issue.
Wilson County residents could soon have the ability to build accessory homes on their properties, which could be used for purposes such as long-term rentals or housing elderly relatives.