One morning not long ago I was eager to hear about the stock market, if any news from Mt. Juliet somehow beat me on the newscast and the latest on a dwindling hurricane. So when I glanced at my flickering mini-television stuck on a shelf in my bedroom - while searching for a sweater at the bottom of my closet and trying to figure out how a Velcro curler works without getting stuck - I was taken aback. I stood up, teetered on one heel, buttoned my shirt, left the curler alone and peered at the television.
We would be driving back south for a kayaking trip near Lake City, Fla. and would be passing by the old stomping grounds of my internship in Macon, Ga. Since leaving the Macon hospital some 50 years ago, I wondered what things might have still been around in the town I had spent a year in. we had enough time in our schedule to make a quick visit, so I ask Siri, our Google map IT guide, to find our old address. Between Linda and Siri, I preferred the high-tech directions I could understand and were rarely wrong.
Longtime Wilson County educator Barbara Christian, 66, passed away Tuesday, March 15. Funeral services have been set for 3:30 p.m. Friday, Marth 18, at Immanuel Baptist Church with Pastor John Hunn officiating. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto invites the community to join him at a St. Judes Heroes Reception on Thursday, March 24. The event will take place at Jonathan's Grille in Mt. Juliet from 5 to 7 p.m. and will provide information about the upcoming St. Jude Rock N Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon in Nashville.
The Upper Cumberland Tourism Association, along with the wineries of the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail and Historic Granville, recently announced the inaugural Upper Cumberland Wine Festival is set to take place on Saturday, April 9 from noon until 5 p.m. in Granville.
The interim tag was removed from Interim Chief of Police Mike Justice's title Thursday morning by Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead.
Middle Tennessee counties are now equipped with a state-of-the-art AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer that will be available to dispatch to disaster scenes that need assistance sheltering pets.
Longtime University Medical Center/Tennova switchboard operator Mary Baines is retiring after 37 years.
Mt. Juliet city officials said this past January was the highest sales tax month on record.
The Wilson County Democratic Women recently announced they are accepting applications for a $500 scholarship open to graduating seniors in Wilson County. The Dorothy McAdoo Memorial Scholarship is awarded based upon the evaluation of an essay on the subject, "The Importance of Women in the Political Process."
The Fallen Soldiers March will this year be presenting a local veteran with an un-fur-gettable companion. Meet Glory.
Bears thump LaVergne Wednesday
UPDATE -- Mt. Juliet's baseball team is scheduled to host Smyrna High Saturday in the 2016 home-opener. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. This game was on the schedule for Friday, but has since been moved.
The Golden Bears improved to 6-2 on the season following Wednesday's 10-2 win at LaVergene.
Ethan Smith (2-0) worked three innings of one-hit relief the win, despite walking three.
MJ Lady Bear goalkeeper
Mt. Juliet High soccer standout Laura McDermott signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent and scholarship papers Thursday, March 17 with Nashville's Trevecca Nazarene University.
The 2014 District 9-AAA Most Valuable Player, McDermott is the daughter of James and Marla McDermott.
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