Well, it's refreshing to be starting a new year. I thought that I might think back to the year 2014 and some of the things that went on in my year. We had one of the coldest temperatures back in January where it dropped down to four degrees for about three days.
In one of Wilson County's largest recent property transactions, Aventura at Providence apartment complex was sold to an Atlanta buyer for multi-millions.
Frigid forecast forced decision --
Due to the "brutally cold temperatures" anticipated for Thursday, Jan. 8, Wilson County Schools Director Dr. Donna Wright announced Wednesday afternoon that schools will be closed.
However, all 12-month employees will report for work. Additionally, all Kids Club locations will be open and operate on the snow schedule, which is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learning Centers will not be open.
The Wilson County School Board voted not to push any hot buttons Monday night, opting not to revise the school system's dress code, at least not yet.
TriStar Summit's first baby of the year, Lincoln, was born at 2:40 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2015.
Property under quarantine --
MT. JULIET -- Wilson County Sheriff's Officers found and secured two methamphetamine lab cooking sites at a local business after receiving a tip from an employee at Roadrunner Transportation Tuesday, Jan. 6.
Upon arrival at the scene at 135 Maddox Road, Mt. Juliet, Deputies Sgt. Kyle Wright, Mike Warren and Chris Brandenburg found two separate locations where methamphetamine had been cooked.
Polar Plunge set Saturday, Jan. 17 --
Talk about a "cool" fund-raising event. The 14th annual Lebanon Polar Plunge will be held Saturday, Jan. 17 in the icy waters of the outdoor pool at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center.
In a nutshell, "plungers" collect pledges from friends and family with proceeds benefiting over 300 Wilson County Special Olympic athletes.
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