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.
Pinnacle Financial Partners recently furthered its support of education in Wilson County with $1,000 of support for Wilson Books from Birth, which administers Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
Cumberland University will host Dr. Donald Hickey on Monday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m., as the author discusses "Uncle Sam: The Origins and Evolution of an American Icon."
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.
National wrestler of the week
Cumberland University senior Sammy Rosario earned NAIA Wrestler of the Week accolades on Tuesday after posting three dual match victories and improving his overall mark to 21-4 this academic year, as announced by the national office.
The Cartersville, Ga., native pinned Lindsey Wilson's Kadin Scoggins at 2:25 to start the week and followed that with a 14-3 Major Decision over Southeastern University's Jaaziel Santana.
Some might say it was Chris Crowell's destiny to serve in public office.
Mt. Juliet's city judge got a phone call a few days ago that astounded her and could potentially change her life, as well as a little boy's.
A Lebanon man chose the wrong vehicle to threaten when he waved a gun at three Mt. Juliet Police detectives traveling in their undercover truck on Interstate 40 Wednesday morning.
I am so sorry that I was not able to write my normal weekly article for the last several weeks. Some of you have heard, some of you have not. The day after Christmas, I was put into ICU at Tennova Healthcare. My primary Doctor, Dr. Gary Gallant's nurse, detected an irregular heart beat while checking my vitals.
Earlier this week, Wilson County selected longtime Lebanon resident Jenny Bennett to lead the county's tourism department.
Burger Republic is open for business on Thursday at Providence Station in South Mt. Juliet.
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.
Karen Elmore and Kayla Holbert have been promoted to customer service managers at First Freedom Bank. Elmore serves the Lebanon office, and Holbert is located at the Providence office.
Wilson Bank & Trust has promoted CFO Lisa Pominski, one of the bank's most tenured employees, to executive vice president, officials recently announced.
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, the state's largest non-profit law firm, recently announced Dresden Suits as a new victim advocate at the firm.
FCS wins 7th straight --
LEBANON -- Friendship Christian's boys withstood a barrage of 3-pointers in a 64-51 victory over Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Tuesday evening at the Bay Family Sportsplex.
Saint guard Logan Anderson connected on seven 3-pointers for 21 points but the Commanders led most of the way -- stretching their winning streak to seven consecutive games and improving to 11-7 overall and 4-0 in the East-Middle District.
Elrod has 21 for Lady 'Cats
MT. JULIET -- Senior Piper Elrod knocked down six 3-pointers and finished with 21 points to lead Wilson Central to a 48-47 victory at rival Mt. Juliet Tuesday night.
The Lady Wildcats moved to 19-1 on the season and 6-0 in District 9-AAA while Mt. Juliet lost for the third straight outing -- falling to 12-6 / 4-3 in the district.
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.
The Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce is bursting into 2017 with a bang and an announcement of a new, interactive engagement speaker series called "Business Boost."
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