Today is Wednesday, February 22, 2017
May 13 to be 'Day of Dreams'

Empower Me Center will host its second annual Day of Dreams on Saturday, May 13, the Lebanon-based non-profit recently announced.

J.W. Brown funeral was Feb. 21

Longtime insurance executiveLEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. J. W. Brown, 88, were held Tuesday morning, Feb. 21 at Fairview Church with Dr. Jon Akin and Dr. Rocky Ramsey officiating. Interment followed at Wilson County Me...

Suspects use stolen credit card in Mt. Juliet

Surveillance cameras at Providence Marketplace clearly captured images of two suspects pushing carts full of merchandise they purchased on a stolen credit card they allegedly stole from a car in Gallatin on Feb. 12.

Circumstances cause local church to cancel Great Easter Bash

The Great Easter Bash at Charlie Daniels Park has been cancelled by its host this year. Friendship Community Church has sponsored the Easter egg hunt the past 10 years and Senior Pastor Michael DiMarco said the decision to ca...

Helping kids heal | Chocolate Affair, Child Advocacy Center, Child Abuse Awareness, Encore Theatre Company
Helping kids heal

Child Advocacy Center's Chocolate Affair fundraiser set for April 1

Jennings selected as Library Roast honoree | Library Roast, Mike Jennings, Watertown, Mayor, Law, Attorney
Jennings selected as Library Roast honoree

Longtime Watertown Mayor Mike Jennings will be honored at the 2017 Wilson County Library Roast.

Peyton Manning Foundation awards $15K to Empower Me Center | Empower Me Center, Empower Me, Michelle Hill, Peyton Manning, non-profit,
Peyton Manning Foundation awards $15K to Empower Me Center

Representatives with Empower Me Center were recently notified the Lebanon-based non-profit has been awarded a 2017 PeyBack Foundation grant in the amount of $15,000 for Empower Me's recreational program and day camp.

3 arrests made this week in C'Asia case

Marvin Andre Bryant, 20, was taken into custody in relation to the shooting on Tuesday as he was entering a Wilson County courtroom on an unrelated incident. On Thursday afternoon LPD announced two additional arrests - Timothy Lorenzo Wade Jr, 25. of Nashville and Bailey Alexander Underwood, 20, of Lebanon.

'Make-A-Blanket Day' set for Saturday | Project Linus, Tina Wilke, Tammy Dillard, non-profit,
'Make-A-Blanket Day' set for Saturday

The Middle Tennessee Chapter of Project Linus will host a National Make-A-Blanket Day (MABD) on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lebanon.

Mt. Juliet commissioners agree on tentative lawsuit

With a looming March 8 court date, Monday night Mt. Juliet city commissioners tentatively agreed on a settlement with the Wilson County School Board to pay them back unpaid liquor-by-the-drink taxes.

Hungry for Heroes events planned | Leadership Wilson, Wilson County Schools, Lebanon Special Schools
Hungry for Heroes events planned
MJHS students win FFA contests | Mt. Juliet, students, Wilson County Schools, FFA
MJHS students win FFA contests

Three Mt. Juliet students used their power of speech and each snagged a top spot in a recent public speaking contest with the National FFA organization.

Gatlinburg rebuilds | fires, Gatlinburg, mt. Juliet, brian abston
Gatlinburg rebuilds

Local Brian Abston owns a cabin in Gatlinburg.

County schools closed rest of week | Wilson County Schools, Dr. Donna Wright, District 9-AAA basketball,
County schools closed rest of week

A dramatic peak in teacher absenteeism due to illness Monday, Feb. 13 has prompted Wilson County schools to close the rest of the week.

School's spokesperson Jennifer Johnson announced the lengthy closure at around 2 p.m. Monday.

She said school officials have monitored the absentee rates of students and staff since last week.

Wilson County CASA awarded jewelers' grant | Wilson County CASA, Jewelers for Children, grant,
Wilson County CASA awarded jewelers' grant

Wilson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from Jewelers for Children (JFC) to increase the number of volunteers who represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in court.

Wilke, Tobin to be honored as Governor's Volunteer Stars | volunteers, award, Tina Wilke, Mikayla Tobin
Wilke, Tobin to be honored as Governor's Volunteer Stars

Volunteers from 53 counties, including two local volunteers, will be honored this weekend at the ninth annual Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards ceremony in Franklin.

Long Hunter State Park honored for literacy project | Long Hunter State Park, Reading Ranger Story Trail, education, literacy
Long Hunter State Park honored for literacy project

The Tennessee Department of Environment and conservation (TDEC) recently recognized Long Hunter State park for Excellence in Innovation for park staff's demonstrated ability to improve the park through new ideas.

B&BW gets rebrand to include White Barn Candle Co. | White Barn, Bath and Body Works, Mt. Juliet, Business
B&BW gets rebrand to include White Barn Candle Co.

An exciting rebranding and remodel of the Providence Marketplace Bath & Body Works will begin next month.

School Board bans paddling

Paddling, as a form of discipline will no longer be allowed in Wilson County Schools effective next school year after the School Board voted to abolish it Monday night.

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