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Jennings calls 'stolen' $$$ report 'unfair' Jennings calls 'stolen' $$$ report 'unfair'

Watertown Mayor responds to audit findings
Watertown city government is "under a cloud," according to Mayor Mike Jennings, as an investigation by the state comptroller's office alleges almost $22,000 was stolen from city coffers over a two-and-a-half-year period - an allegation city officials dispute.

In a report issued on Sept. 29, the comptroller's office says that $21,773 was "stolen" in a "theft scheme" that went undetected between Jan.1, 2011 and June 30, 2013.

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  • Jennings calls 'stolen' $$$ report 'unfair' Jennings calls 'stolen' $$$ report 'unfair'

    Watertown Mayor responds to audit findings
    Watertown city government is "under a cloud," according to Mayor Mike Jennings, as an investigation by the state comptroller's office alleges almost $22,000 was stolen from city coffers over a two-and-a-half-year period - an allegation city officials dispute.

    In a report issued on Sept. 29, the comptroller's office says that $21,773 was "stolen" in a "theft scheme" that went undetected between Jan.1, 2011 and June 30, 2013.

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  • Services set Oct. 1 for Gilbert Graves Services set Oct. 1 for Gilbert Graves

    Longtime county commissioner
    Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at the Center Chapel Church of Christ for Mr. Gilbert Graves, 82, of Mt. Juliet.

    A native of Mt. Juliet who served 44 years on the Wilson County Commission, Mr. Graves died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

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  • Voters pinch the (half) penny, say 'NO' to tax hike Voters pinch the (half) penny, say 'NO' to tax hike

    Lebanon voters shot down a proposal to raise the city's sales tax by half a cent 810 to 638.

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  • Lochinvar plans expansion Lochinvar plans expansion

    Lebanon-based Lochinvar, LLC, announced this week the upcoming expansion of its world headquarters on Maddox-Simpson Parkway. The project will add 74,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and storage capacity, as well as an extended office area and a "significantly enhanced" engineering facility that is twice the size of the current space.

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  • Sketch released of kidnap suspect Sketch released of kidnap suspect

    The Lebanon Police Department has released a sketch of a suspect being sought in connection with an attempted kidnapping earlier this month.

    The incident took place around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Pet Sense store, 621 S. Cumberland Street.

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Sketch released of kidnap suspect
Sketch released of kidnap suspect
Kidnap suspect
Sketch released of kidnap suspect

The Lebanon Police Department has released a sketch of a suspect being sought in connection with an attempted kidnapping earlier this month.

The incident took place around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Pet Sense store, 621 S. Cumberland Street.

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UPDATE -- Gibbs Pharmacy burglarized
UPDATE -- Gibbs Pharmacy burglarized

CRIME UPDATE -- The Lebanon Police Department is looking at in-store video as they investigate a weekend burglary at Gibbs Pharmacy, 1427 W Baddour Pkwy.

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855 vote early on sales tax hike

Early voting in the City of Lebanon Sales Tax Referendum ended Thursday, Sept. 18 with 855 total votes recorded.

Early voting began Sept. 3 at the Wilson County Election Commission. The election will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the 12 regular assigned polling places from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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MJ to be new hub for FedEx

Mt. Juliet has been selected to be the site of a new hub for FedEx, a project that could bring a large number of jobs to the area.

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Pedestrian struck by pickup truck in MJ

A pedestrian was injured in Mt. Juliet after stumbling into traffic and being struck by a pickup truck.

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DoS favors return of block scheduling
DoS favors return of block scheduling
Dr. Donna Wright
DoS favors return of block scheduling

Wilson County Schools Director Dr. Donna Wright told county commissioners on Monday night the system was "investigating" the seven-period schedule implemented at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.

She explained during a follow-up interview with The Wilson Post on Tuesday that it goes "a little deeper than just investigating."

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LHS band takes top honors

CUNNINGHAM -- The Lebanon High School Marching Band earned the Grand Champion Award at the Indian Nation Marching Invitational held Saturday, Sept. 13 at Montgomery Central High School.

Some 13 bands from across Middle Tennessee took part with the Marching Blue Devils reaping the highest scores of the day in the music performance and general effect captions.

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Courtyards of Marriott to open in MJ | Courtyards of Marriott, Mt. Juliet, Providence
Courtyards of Marriott to open in MJ

MT. JULIET -- Months of courtship paid off for Mt. Juliet when Courtyards of Marriott said "yes" this week.

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Man charged with child rape

Lebanon Police have charged a man they believe is responsible for raping a 5-year-old girl.

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Two Rivers Ford to raise funds for MJ children

Ford Motor Company and its dealers have launched a new program called Drive 4 UR Community, which is designed to help raise much needed funding for local community groups and nonprofit organizations.

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Barely 2 percent have voted on Sales Tax

Early Voting on the proposed sales tax hike for the City of Lebanon is slow-going with slightly more than 2 percent of eligible voters in the city casting ballots so far.

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LSSD granted AdvancED approval

Lebanon Special School District was granted AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) accreditation seal.

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TriStar Summit brings diagnostic convenience to MJ

TriStar Summit will be bringing new diagnostic services to Mt. Juliet soon, providing most of the services that patients normally have to go to a hospital to receive.

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SACC receives $150K grant

Officials with Lebanon Special School District’s School Age Child Care (SACC) program are pleased to announce it has been awarded the Tennessee LEAPS (Lottery for Education After School Programs) Grant.

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Suspect sought in kidnapping attempt

Lebanon Police are seeking a man suspected of attempting to kidnap an employee of the Pet Sense store on Tuesday night.

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