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Rules of the road
Rules of the road

If you have a classic case of "lead foot," well, it's time to slow down.

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Wilson County, voice your opinion on effective transit
Wilson County, voice your opinion on effective transit

Less than a year ago, Middle Tennesseans had little choice but to complain about their traffic woes. And they had time to do it, too: ThinkTennessee recently reported that Nashville drivers spend nearly a full work week (33.6 hours) sitting in traffic a year, losing an average of $1,308 each year to traffic-related costs.

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Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian drive-thru nativity
Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian drive-thru nativity

Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church's annual drive-thru nativity, "Journey to Bethlehem," will be open from 7 until 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17. The 10 scenes depict the meaning of Christmas, showing the journey of Mary and Joseph as they traveled to Bethlehem and awaited the birth of Jesus. The church is located at 522 Castle Heights Avenue. SUBMITTED

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Flashing yellow arrows now on-line at 8 MJ signals
Flashing yellow arrows now on-line at 8 MJ signals

The first prong in the City of Mt. Juliet's adaptive signal project is up and running across the city.

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WCSO to conduct holiday patrol saturations
WCSO to conduct holiday patrol saturations

The Wilson County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) Patrol Division will increase patrols over the Thanksgiving weekend to be on the lookout for impaired drivers.

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TDOT halts construction for holiday weekend
TDOT halts construction for holiday weekend

Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during the busy Thanksgiving holiday, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).

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Lebanon woman killed in accident
Lebanon woman killed in accident

A Lebanon woman was killed Monday in a crash on Old Murfreesboro Road near Stumpy Lane.

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Council discussing transportation issues
Council discussing transportation issues

As the county mayor, I deal with issues that arise on a county level. At times, I also deal with issues that arise on a city level within the county. Once a month, and sometimes more, I represent Wilson County on four different boards on a regional level.

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WCSO introduces new MobilePatrol app
WCSO introduces new MobilePatrol app

The Wilson County Sheriff's Office recently released a new, easy way for the public to report traffic problems via the MobilePatrol app or a dedicated e-mail address.

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Former LHS football standout arrested after road rage call
Former LHS football standout arrested after road rage call

Lebanon police confiscated more than $5,000 in cash, two weapons and over two ounces of marijuana Saturday morning after responding to a road rage call on Interstate 40 near Highway 109.

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TDOT halts lane closures for holiday weekend
TDOT halts lane closures for holiday weekend

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.

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Trucking not just 'for the boys'
Trucking not just 'for the boys'

She's doing double duty these days, busting the proverbial glass ceiling and making waves in a male-dominated industry while also debunking old-fashioned stereotypes of that same industry she said needs more respect.

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July 4 train to Nashville nears sellout
July 4 train to Nashville nears sellout

Less than 275 tickets remain for the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee's (RTA) July 4 Music City Star train to the celebration at Nashville's Riverfront Park.

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Sunday crash on Hwy. 109 kills one
Sunday crash on Hwy. 109 kills one

A five-vehicle, Mother's Day crash on Hwy. 109 in Wilson County killed one passenger and stopped traffic in both directions for several hours on the busy state route.

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Hwy. 109 dangers not just news, but real life to many
Hwy. 109 dangers not just news, but real life to many

Brian Harville's article last Friday, "Another one about Hwy. 109" stayed on my mind all weekend. Brian and I view the topic from different perspectives, his from a newsroom, mine from my home less than a mile from Highway 109, but we both realize the seriousness of the problem and the need to address the question he poses, "Why is so very little being done about it?"

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NWS predicting significant snow Friday
NWS predicting significant snow Friday

Some folks woke up to snow in Wilson County on Wednesday morning, while others just received the dreaded ice.

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Hwy. 109 more dangerous than ever
Hwy. 109 more dangerous than ever

I live in the small neighborhood behind the Martha Gallatin Recreation area. We are the first neighborhood in Wilson County after leaving Gallatin and crossing the Hwy. 109 bridge. After yet another fatal accident by the bridge, I did a little internet research and found The Wilson Post's article "Who's fighting to keep Hwy. 109 safe?" - dated November 5, 2014.

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TDOT plans weekend road work in Wilson
TDOT plans weekend road work in Wilson

In a statement issued Thursday, Jan. 14, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) advised local motorists of a pair of upcoming projects that will impact parts of Wilson County.

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Year in Review: Growth spurs changes in Wilson
Year in Review: Growth spurs changes in Wilson

As has been the case for more than a decade, government in Wilson County and its municipalities spent much of 2015 monitoring, preparing for or dealing with the ramifications of growth.

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MJ's Barlow awarded by Nashville MPO
MJ's Barlow awarded by Nashville MPO

Though he's only been a top-level city public works director for six months, Andy Barlow's imprint is all over Mt. Juliet's transportation and road projects.

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Watertown truck driver killed in Illinois accident
Watertown truck driver killed in Illinois accident

Immanuel Baptist Pastor John Hunn said he will remember the late James Ronald Patton as someone who "always jumped right in to help whenever he was needed."

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TDOT halts high construction for holiday travel
TDOT halts high construction for holiday travel

Road construction won't delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year's holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.

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MJ to widen I-40 bridge near Providence
MJ to widen I-40 bridge near Providence

Mt. Juliet city commissioners gave the green light Monday night to widen the bridge over Interstate 40 near Providence to fix the congestion problem.

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Lebanon woman killed in I-40 accident
Lebanon woman killed in I-40 accident

A Lebanon woman was killed and two children were injured after all three were ejected from their vehicle in an accident early Wednesday morning on I-40.

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Lebanon clarifies Christmas Parade route
Lebanon clarifies Christmas Parade route

Families are looking forward to the 2015 Lebanon Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 6. This year's theme focuses on the "Songs of Christmas" - so it's not surprising that country singer Darryl Worley was asked to serve as the Parade Grand Marshal.

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TDOT to halt roadwork for Thanksgiving
TDOT to halt roadwork for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during the busy travel holiday. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes.

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RTA to offer 'Fareless Friday' for Black Friday
RTA to offer 'Fareless Friday' for Black Friday

For the third year, the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) is offering free rides on the Music City Star and on all RTA buses the Friday after Thanksgiving, also known as "Black Friday."

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Let there be light
Let there be light

With eyes on the dark sky and after a group countdown, a flip of the switch lit 12 LED mast lights at the Mt. Juliet interchange Tuesday night.

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We All Have a Stake in Mid TN's Future Transportation Plan
We All Have a Stake in Mid TN's Future Transportation Plan

By now, I'll bet you've heard some version of this statistic: Our region is expected to grow by more than one million new residents by 2040. What you may not know is the bulk of that population growth is coming to the nine counties surrounding Nashville - including Wilson County - and many of those newcomers are going to commute into Nashville every day for work. If they bring their cars with them, that spells trouble for our already crowded interstates and major roadways that feed into and out of Nashville.

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Two fatal accidents in Wilson over the weekend

Three people died on Wilson County roadways over the weekend in two separate accidents, one on Interstate 40 in Mt. Juliet, the other on Sparta Pike near Uncle Pete's Truck Stop.

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State's only interchange LED lighting project soon to glow in MJ

Timed to herald the holiday shopping season and beyond, the Interstate 40 interchange near Providence will soon take on a special "glow" as Mt. Juliet and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) wrap up a unique project targeted to provide enhanced safety.

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Crashes continue at I-40's mm 226
Crashes continue at I-40's mm 226

The city of Mt. Juliet's alert system pings on a regular basis these days to warn motorists to "slow down and pay attention."

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Sherry's Run announces road closures for Sept. 12 event
Sherry's Run announces road closures for Sept. 12 event

Organizers of the 12th annual Sherry's Run 5K, slated for Saturday, Sept. 12 in Lebanon, recently announced plans for road closures associated with the event.

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Too many wrecks near I-40/ MM226 alarm MJ officials
Too many wrecks near I-40/ MM226 alarm MJ officials

The image of Andrew Gentry's mangled car wedged under a tanker truck on July 2 is haunting and is one of at least 30 accidents reported in the general vicinity near the 226 mile marker on Interstate 40 eastbound in Mt. Juliet since January.

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TDOT alters Hwy. 109 Paving Schedule
TDOT alters Hwy. 109 Paving Schedule

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) revised the paving schedule for Hwy. 109 between Lebanon Road and the Cumberland River Bridge in Wilson County Wednesday, opting to cancel lane closures planned for June 19 through 21.

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Hwy. 109 to reduce to one lane for resurfacing
Hwy. 109 to reduce to one lane for resurfacing

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews have closed one lane of travel on Hwy. 109 in Wilson County - the first of a series of lane closures for paving operations.

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Smell the Roses

Do you remember the saying, "You've got to slow down in order to smell the roses"?

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Potential 'bypass' could relieve MJ traffic
Potential 'bypass' could relieve MJ traffic

A Mt. Juliet businessman plans to donate expensive property to the city of Mt. Juliet in hopes to bring a public connector road between the Providence area and Beckwith Road.

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Two stoplights planned for Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet
Two stoplights planned for Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet

Two new Lebanon Road projects to help with safety and traffic flow are in the pipeline and will be "100 percent paid for by the state" and "zero dollars from the city," said a Mt. Juliet official.

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K-9 locates cocaine during traffic stop

Wilson County Sheriff's deputies arrested a suspect after a K-9 located a bag cocaine during a traffic stop for illegally tinted windows on Sparta Pike in Lebanon Sunday evening.

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Nashville MPO planner speaks on Hwy. 109 future

Monday's fatal car accident on Highway 109 in Gallatin that killed two teenagers and critically injured two more has further heightened concern about the higher than average number of crashes along this state route.

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