It was not a big pond, maybe three acres.
It had been there a long time and had been carefully stocked.
It was 30-feet deep at the deep end and the shore was full of down timber and bushes.
For close to a century the rickety shack tussled in a no-holds-barred wrestling match with the elements. Perched near a spring, this unheralded historic gem might have tumbled over had a mighty gust of wind slapped it head-on.
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.
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.
Here is another weather break where it is so warm one day and cold the next. As I write this, it is a warm 69 degrees outside, and by tonight, it will be a cold 33 degrees. That's what they say about the weather here in Tennessee - if you don't like it, wait about 30 minutes, and it will change.
Growing up the daughter of a United States Air Force pilot, Traci Peel was privileged to live all over the country.
"I experienced different cultures and lifestyles," she explained. However, her dream was simple. Peel just wanted to be a singer and live on a golf course.
The meeting, held at the Wilson County Courthouse in Lebanon, drew a large crowd eager to hear the governor's thoughts on education and public safety, with a large portion of time reserved for his proposed gas tax increase.
The 2017-18 edition of the Wilson County Voter Handbook is now available on the Wilson County Election Commission's website at www.WilsonVotes.com.
J.M. Insurance Agency recently announced Commercial Lines Account Executive Magen M. Yancy has earned the Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation.
Cumberland University is set to host a four-day, three-night leadership institute on campus for high school juniors in Tennessee on June 19 through 22 and June 26 through 29, the university announced this week.
Eleven from WCHS, 10 from MJHS
Some 27 Wilson County grapplers have earned spots in this week's TSSAA Class AAA and D- II state tournament set for the Williamson County Ag. Expo Center. Round of 32 matches for Class AAA will begin Thursday at 3 p.m. followed by Round of 16 matches as 22 local boys compete for hardware.
Two girls, Kaitlyn Lee (120) and Megan Pruitt (125), both from Mt. Juliet High are among 81 females who go to the mat on Friday.
Wilson Central saw 11 wrestlers qualify through the Region 7-AAA tournament this past weekend at Mt. Juliet High.
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.
Phoenix hosts FHU Feb. 14 at 1 pm
Cumberland's Travis Dohr was voted Mid-South Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday after tossing eight shutout innings in a 10-0 victory over 17th-ranked Middle Georgia State, as announced by the league office.
Dohr was dominant in Saturday's doubleheader opener, allowing just five hits and a hit batter in eight innings.
Blue Devils seeded first in tournament
Lebanon High basketball coach Jim McDowell has been voted District 9-AAAA Coach of the Year by his coaching peers.
McDowell has guided the Blue Devils to an overall record of 19-7 this season / 11-3 in the district, securing the No. 1 seed in this week's tournament.
Tournament play for the boys opens Friday, Feb. 17 at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium.
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