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Showing 14 articles from May 7, 2015.

Obituaries

Allen Dale Kennedy, 59

Graveside services were held Thursday morning, May 7 at Wilson County Memorial Park for Mr. Kennedy, 59, of Lebanon.

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Alvah Clark Goodman, 67

Funeral services will be held 6 p.m. Sunday, May 10 at Lebanon's Sellars Funeral Home for Mr. Goodman, 67, of Antioch.

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Barbara Gale Barnes Howell, 74

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, May 8 at Cloyd's Cumberland Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Howell, 74, of Mt. Juliet.

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Dan Burton Wilson, Jr., 69

A celebration of life will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Wilson, 69, of Gatlinburg and formerly of Lebanon.

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Estelle Chaffin, 93

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Chaffin, 93, of Lebanon. She died Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

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James "Jim" Rochelle, Jr., 77

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at Dry Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sumner County for Mr. Rochelle, 77, of Gallatin.

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General Lifestyle

Insecurity Digest: Married? Fight Like Mad!

I went to a wedding recently. It was a good wedding. A stunning dress, beautiful flowers, a moving exchange, a promising kiss, the thunderous pronouncement. A celebration of love and commitment. Yes, a wonder to behold.

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Take the 38-mile trip to the Renaissance
Take the 38-mile trip to the Renaissance

To western Wilson County's Larry Chaney and his family, the Tennessee Renaissance Festival is a chance to play "dress up" and get back to the days of Merry Olde England. To Lebanon Starbucks warehouseman Josh Arrington and his wife Christine, it's a great place to take your kid for a camel ride and to chow down on a roasted turkey leg.

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General News

Butterflies, bees, bluebirds and bats
Butterflies, bees, bluebirds and bats

A small but mighty group of six local Junior Girl Scouts have spent a lot of time lately in the great outdoors - in the heart of Mt. Juliet, in a "wetland" no less.

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LSSD ESL Specialist Vaughn to Retire
LSSD ESL Specialist Vaughn to Retire

Debbie Vaughn, Lebanon Special School District (LSSD) English as a Second Language (ESL) specialist and creator/educator of the Community Involvement through Education Literacy Organization (CIELO) will retire this year, LSSD officials recently announced.

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MJ candlelight vigil to honor fallen NYC officer in time of 'healing'
MJ candlelight vigil to honor fallen NYC officer in time of 'healing'

A Mt. Juliet Windtree Trace resident and former New Yorker wants the community to "stand united, lock arms, join in song and feel the power of solidarity" Saturday night at a candlelight vigil she's organized to honor fallen New York Police officer Brian Moore.

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MJ mayor wants 'fair settlement' from school system

While Mt. Juliet's city manager was mum about the status of the lawsuit filed by the Wilson County School Board against the city to get unpaid liquor-by-the-drink taxes, the mayor said he still wants a "fair settlement."

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Sales tax revenues booming locally

Sales tax collections in Wilson County are growing, and Lebanon continues to collect more than Mt. Juliet, but the Joint Economic and Community Development Board (JECDB) notes in its new annual report that the revenue growth is good for everyone.

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Women of Wilson

Woman of Wilson: Mary Beard
Woman of Wilson: Mary Beard

A goal of Cedars Prep is to teach children "how to think, not what to think," and one thing is certain - school founder Mary Beard thinks big.

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