Today is Saturday, December 3, 2016
Service planned Saturday for Hardy, 63

Longtime local baseball umpireFuneral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, dec. 3 at Victory Baptist Church (1777 Tate Lane Mt. Juliet) for longtime youth umpire Barry Hardy, 63, of Lebanon. A graduate of Mt. Juliet High Sc...

Petco donates $5K to New Leash

Lebanon's New Leash on Life announced this week it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its adoption center animals' medical needs, which will allow for reduced adoption fees.

Lebanon Christmas Parade set for Sunday

Dec. 4, at 2 p.m.In traditional fashion, the parade will travel from the former Lebanon High School location, down Park Avenue to East Main Street and around the Lebanon Public Square.From there the parade will travel down We...

Local foundation collecting donations for foster kids

The Keith Edmonds Foundation is on a mission to Share Holiday Joy.

Local company to 'Fill a Camper' for Gatlinburg

Local business Cedar City RV, in conjunction with WANT 98.9FM, launched the "Fill a Camper for Gatlinburg" project this week.



 
Barrett Firearms donates rifle to WCSO | Barrett Firearms, Wilson County Sheriff's Office, Robert Bryan, rifle, gun, donation
Barrett Firearms donates rifle to WCSO

Barrett Firearms Senior Vice President of Finance Sam Shallenberger, right, recently presented a Barrett REC7 DI rifle to Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan and the Wilson County Sheriff's Office.

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Kiwanis donates to Christmas For All | Lebanon, Kiwanis, Christmas, holidays, Christmas For All, Jim Harding, Toys for Toys, community
Kiwanis donates to Christmas For All

Longtime Kiwanis Club of Lebanon member Jim Harding, left, recently spoke to his fellow club members about Toys for Tots and Wilson County Christmas for All, two longstanding programs in Wilson County that help provide Christmas toys for children who might not otherwise receive gifts during the holidays.

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Wilson Warrior Foundation to host annual breakfast | veterans, Wilson County, community, Immanuel Baptist Church, events, Wilson County Veterans Plaza
Wilson Warrior Foundation to host annual breakfast

A group of veterans and citizens formed to raise funds to assist military service members and their families place a name on the Wilson County Veterans Plaza monument walls will host its fourth annual breakfast fund-raiser on Saturday, Dec. 10.

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Arrangements announced for Mr. Heydel | Bill Heydel, AFLAC,
Arrangements announced for Mr. Heydel | Bill Heydel, AFLAC,
Mr., Heydel
Arrangements announced for Mr. Heydel

Services planned Saturday, Dec. 3
LEBANON -- Mr. William "Bill" David Heydel, died peacefully in his home Nov. 29, 2016 in Lebanon at the age of 87.

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."

The family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m, Friday, Dec. 2 and 9 to 11 a.m, Saturday, Dec. 3 at Lebanon's Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy.

A celebration of life is planned for 12 Noon Saturday, Dec. 3 at First United Methodist Church, 415 W. Main St.

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The threat of hunger is a reality in local schools | Second Harvest Food Bank, Second Harvest,
The threat of hunger is a reality in local schools

In 2010, at Stoner Creek Elementary, a conversation between Julie Wharton and a teacher-friend started a movement in Wilson County. The topic - hunger. Wharton's friend described bringing snacks to hungry kids in her classroom to tie them over until lunch at the start of each week. Wharton suddenly realized just how many children were showing up to school underfed on Monday mornings.

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Local woman urges donations for Native tribe toy drive | Cindy Yahola, Pow Wow, Mt. Juliet Pow Wow, Native American, tribe, Oklahoma, children, holidays, Christmas, gifts, toys, toy drive, donations, community, giving back
Local woman urges donations for Native tribe toy drive

To say Cindy Yahola is a proud Native American woman would be an understatement.

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WEMA breaks ground on station in Norene, dedicates another | WEMA, groundbreaking, emergency, station, fire station, Wilson Emergency Management Agency, Joey Cooper, Randall Hutto, Norene, Statesville, Wilson County, public safety, Terry Ashe, growth, development
WEMA breaks ground on station in Norene, dedicates another

Wilson Emergency Management Agency broke ground on Station No. 11 on Monday afternoon.

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Wilson answers call for Smoky Mountain fire help | WEMA, Wilson Emergency Management Agency, Lebanon Fire Department, FDMJ, Fire Department of Mt. Juliet, Jamie Luffman, Randall Hutto, Joey Cooper, public safety, fire, Gatlinburg, East Tennessee, wildfire, burn
Wilson answers call for Smoky Mountain fire help

Wilson County has stepped in to help a beloved vacation destination in East Tennessee during their time of need.

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MTEMC cuts ribbon on Cooperative Solar Project | MTEMC, Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Cooperative, solar, power, energy,
MTEMC cuts ribbon on Cooperative Solar Project

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC) cut the ribbon on a Cooperative Solar project on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and the one-megawatt solar array is the first of its kind for the cooperative.

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2017 Polar Plunge finalized | Polar Plunge, Wilson County Special Olympics, Jimmy Floyd Family Center,
2017 Polar Plunge finalized

The date has been finalized for the 2017 Polar Plunge to benefit Wilson County Special Olympics.

Held annually at the City of Lebanon's Jimmy Floyd Family Center, the Polar Plunge draws both individuals and teams willing to "chill out" with all proceeds going to Wilson County Special Olympics.

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South MJ Starbucks, Moe's to open in December | Starbucks, Mt. Juliet, business, Boyle Investments, stop work order, Moe's Southwest Grille, development, growth
South MJ Starbucks, Moe's to open in December

On the heels of a many-months-long, contentious wrangle with the developer of south Mt. Juliet's Starbucks, a top level city official said it's on track to open end of December.

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Mayor looking to fill Veterans Service post | Wilson County, Randall Hutto, mayor, veterans, Veterans Service Officer, Bernie Ash
Mayor looking to fill Veterans Service post

Wilson County Veterans Service Officer Bernie Ash will vacate the office on Thursday, Dec. 8.

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Flashing yellow arrows now on-line at 8 MJ signals | Mt. Juliet, traffic, Providence MarketPlace, Providence, growth, development,
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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Little Texas to headline Cahoots | Little Texas, Cahoots, Cahoots Dancehall & Honkytonk, events, music, live music, musician, Lebanon,
Little Texas to headline Cahoots

Country-rock group Little Texas is set to perform at Cahoots Dancehall & Honkytonk in Lebanon on Friday, Dec. 2.

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Expo Center officially opens with Tiny Homes Show | Expo Center, expo, Tiny Houses, home, Wilson County Fairgrounds, James E. Ward Ag Center,
Expo Center officially opens with Tiny Homes Show

For those serious, or simply curious, about living large in tiny spaces the new Wilson County Exposition Center provided a peek into this growing movement.

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