One of Jack Hays' few living descendants is on a mission to tell the story of an incredible lawman-soldier that few east of the Mississippi have heard.
Jimmy Bowen is bringing fast-paced, live shows featuring talent like Daryle Singletary and Darryl Worley to The Capitol Theatre in Lebanon this year.
Bowen said the idea for a filmed show came to him late one evening while watching Forrest Gump. "It was the part where his mama said, 'Make your own destiny,'" he said at a Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, Wilson County selected longtime Lebanon resident Jenny Bennett to lead the county's tourism department.
Mt. Juliet's Gentle Giant and unofficial mascot, Quincy, kissed his beloved master's nose, curled beside her in the back of her pickup outside the vet's office and took his last breath Monday.
The name John Coffee Hays may not ring many bells in Lebanon or Mt. Juliet, but the Wilson County native son, perhaps the most illustrious Texas Ranger of them all, claims legendary status in the Lone Star State and also left an extraordinary legacy in San Francisco and Oakland, California.
It all started with an Easy Bake Oven for Nycole Donelson. She was about 7 or 8 years old and when those little packages of cake mix were used (in a couple hours) this mini-baker moved on to bigger and better things. Just knee-high to a grasshopper and beyond spunky, Nycole would wedge herself between her momma and granny and soak up their pearls of wisdom about baking, and cooking in general.
Community collectively grieves over sudden loss of beloved friend, father, husband
Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available for the upcoming Valentine Banquet to benefit the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center.
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