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Watertown's Harrison named to TN Dept. of Agriculture post

With more than 30 years of experience promoting and leading in agriculture, Wilson County native Keith Harrison will take on the role of assistant commissioner for the consumer and industry services division at the Tennessee ...

Party on Lebanon Square to mark The Big Payback

The Community Foundation of Wilson County and its parent organization, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, have issued a call for locals to circle Wednesday, May 3, on their calendars.

WCSO Drug Take Back Day scheduled for April 29

The Wilson County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) will host a Drug Take Back Initiative on Saturday, April 29, for anyone who wishes to dispose of unwanted and/or expired prescription and non-prescription drugs.

Long Hunter State Park to host 'Spring Thing'

Long Hunter State Park will host its 4th Annual Spring Thing nature festival on Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The free event, sponsored by the Friends of Long Hunter State park, will feature a variety of educat...

Wilson County School System seeks to hire 110+ teachers for next school year; Job Fair tomorrow

The Wilson County School System is recruiting more than 100 teachers for the 2017-2018 school year.



 
Wilson Co. man arrested on rape charges

Joseph Leroy Durham Jr., 55, was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail on charges of Aggravated Statutory Rape and Rape of a Child on April 17th. The mother of the victims reported the allegations of sexual abuse to the WCSO.

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Cure for Our Friends golf tournament, party April 22
Cure for Our Friends golf tournament, party April 22

Thirty-six teams have signed up for the fourth annual Cure for Our Friends Golf Tournament on Saturday. It is the first year for two tee times - 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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Country Living Fair begins Friday
Country Living Fair begins Friday

Twenty-thousand craft and décor lovers are expected to visit Lebanon this weekend for the County Living Fair.

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'The Fair Man,' teacher and nursery owner Hale Moss dies
'The Fair Man,' teacher and nursery owner Hale Moss dies

Wilson County pioneer Hale Moss died Monday evening after he fell ill upon his arrival at the Wilson County Commission meeting and was transported to Tennova Heathcare in Lebanon.

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Free pancake breakfast to honor local vets | Veterans, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Wilson County, American Legion, Vietnam, Keller Williams Realty, RED Day, Sara Stephens, free, pancake breakfast
Free pancake breakfast to honor local vets

To mark RED Day on Thursday, May 11, a day dedicated to serving the community, the Mt. Juliet Keller Williams Realty office and more than 150 of their associates will partner with the Wilson County Veterans Services Office, American Legion of Mt. Juliet and Lebanon, Lebanon's Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars of America and Courtney's Restaurant to salute local veterans with a free pancake breakfast and day of service.

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'Shine the Light' set for April 29 at CU | Child Abuse Awareness, Keith Edmonds, Shine the Light, Keith Edmonds Foundation, charity, non-profit,
'Shine the Light' set for April 29 at CU

The Keith Edmonds Foundation, a non-profit that works with children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, will host the inaugural Shine the Light event at Cumberland University on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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Empower Me Challenge nets more than $30K | Empower Me Center, Michelle Hill, Debbie Melvin, Challenge for Champions, fundraiser, charity,
Empower Me Challenge nets more than $30K

Officials with Empower Me Center are still counting donations from their recent Challenge for Champions fundraiser but said the total will top $30,000.

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County judge cited in accident | police, Lebanon, Haywood Barry
County judge cited in accident

Wilson County General Sessions Judge Haywood Barry, 80, has been cited for leaving the scene of an accident and other infractions following an accident this week at the Wilson County Judicial Center, according to Lebanon police.

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Mayor Ash talks first 100 days
Mayor Ash talks first 100 days

It's been over 100 days since Bernie Ash stepped up to serve as Mayor of the City of Lebanon.

During a Lunch and Learn presented by Lebanon Wilson Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Ash discussed some of his biggest challenges since taking office - and what he's learned along the way.

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Who's ready to rock?!
Who's ready to rock?!

Recording artists like Metallica, AC/DC, Journey and Guns N' Roses are some of the big names being "tossed around" for an upcoming music festival in Wilson County.

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Ag axes WC Promotions offer

The Wilson County Agricultural Management Committee voted down a motion to accept a whopping $118,000 in Exposition Center items and improvements from Wilson County Promotions (WCP) on Monday night.

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Task force approves West Side Park plan | Lebanon, park, West Side Park, Jeni Lind Brinkman,
Task force approves West Side Park plan

Lebanon's West Side Park Task Force met last week to review public input regarding the concept plan for the new park and modify it accordingly.

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A 'growing' legacy
A 'growing' legacy

It was a moment to remember those who, quite literally, grew our community.

Four outstanding men were inducted into the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame on Tuesday night. Living legends Hale Moss and David M. Tomlinson were in the 2017 lineup, which also included posthumous honorees, AC Wharton, Sr. and Dr. Sam McFarland.

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Battle of Badges Blood Drive set for next month | blood drive, Battle of Badges, Robert Bryan, Wilson County Sheriff's Office, WEMA
Battle of Badges Blood Drive set for next month

Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan has encouraged anyone who can to sign up to donate blood in the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, an upcoming event benefiting Wilson County in a friendly competition between Wilson County law enforcement and Wilson County fire and emergency management.

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UPDATE -- MJHS students dismissed because of suspicious package

Mt. Juliet High School was evacuated and then students dismissed around 10 a.m. Monday because of a suspicious package sent to the school.

The school was evacuated at 9 a.m. when office staff opened a suspicious package. However, Wilson County School officials announced at 10 a.m. the students were dismissed for the day.

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