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WCSO nabs two, recovers stolen goods WCSO nabs two, recovers stolen goods

Detectives with the Wilson County Sheriff's Office have arrested two people and recovered some stolen property following an intense investigation into a string of burglaries in Southwestern Wilson County.

The Sheriff's Office received several vehicle burglary reports Monday, July 20 in the Chadwick Court and South Lakeview Drive areas.

Among the items reported stolen were handguns and two stainless steel, high-performance boat propellers (valued at $5,500 each).

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  • WCSO nabs two, recovers stolen goods WCSO nabs two, recovers stolen goods

    Detectives with the Wilson County Sheriff's Office have arrested two people and recovered some stolen property following an intense investigation into a string of burglaries in Southwestern Wilson County.

    The Sheriff's Office received several vehicle burglary reports Monday, July 20 in the Chadwick Court and South Lakeview Drive areas.

    Among the items reported stolen were handguns and two stainless steel, high-performance boat propellers (valued at $5,500 each).

    Read More »
  • Former MJPD sergeant pleads guilty Former MJPD sergeant pleads guilty

    Jason Ezell, 40, of Lebanon, pleaded guilty today before Chief U.S. District Judge Kevin H. Sharp, to federal program fraud and wire fraud, according to David Rivera, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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  • Businessman Sutton to be honored for service Businessman Sutton to be honored for service

    His thumbprint is deep in Mt. Juliet.

    Its impression is honest and true.

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  • 'Shop Local Week' welcomed by retailers 'Shop Local Week' welcomed by retailers

    Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead's proclamation of "Shop Local Week" has many shoppers interested in checking out merchants on the Lebanon Public Square.

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  • Who let the dogs out? Anyone, police say Who let the dogs out? Anyone, police say

    A new law allows folks in Tennessee to smash a window or forcibly enter a parked car to rescue an at-risk animal without liability. Prior to this law, animal lovers were often frustrated over the proper way to handle saving a dog, or other animal, trapped inside of a car on a hot day.

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Local dentists donating 25 $100 grants to teachers

Local dentists not only care about our oral health - they care about our teachers. Dentists Give Back, a group coined by Dr. Chad and Betty Williams, will award 25 teachers $100 each for their classrooms this fall.

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Former MJPD sergeant pleads guilty | MJPD, Mt. Juliet Police Department, #crime,
Former MJPD sergeant pleads guilty

Jason Ezell, 40, of Lebanon, pleaded guilty today before Chief U.S. District Judge Kevin H. Sharp, to federal program fraud and wire fraud, according to David Rivera, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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Businessman Sutton to be honored for service | Mt. Juliet, #WCBusiness, real estate,
Businessman Sutton to be honored for service

His thumbprint is deep in Mt. Juliet.

Its impression is honest and true.

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'Shop Local Week' welcomed by retailers | Shop Local, Lebanon, Lebanon Public Square, #WCBusiness,
'Shop Local Week' welcomed by retailers

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead's proclamation of "Shop Local Week" has many shoppers interested in checking out merchants on the Lebanon Public Square.

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Who let the dogs out? Anyone, police say | #publicsafety, dogs, Lebanon Police Department,
Who let the dogs out? Anyone, police say

A new law allows folks in Tennessee to smash a window or forcibly enter a parked car to rescue an at-risk animal without liability. Prior to this law, animal lovers were often frustrated over the proper way to handle saving a dog, or other animal, trapped inside of a car on a hot day.

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Commission raises own pay | Wilson County, Wilson County Commission, pay
Commission raises own pay

Wilson County commissioners gave themselves a raise Monday night. In a 16-6 vote with three commissioners absent, they approved doubling their own salaries to $800 per month.

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Balloon Festival rescheduled | Wilson County, hot air balloon, festival, Lebanon Municipal Airport, Balloon & Music Festival, Lebanon, #community
Balloon Festival rescheduled

The Wilson County Balloon and Music Festival, originally scheduled for Labor Day weekend at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, is being moved forward to the spring of 2016. The exact date will be announced in the next few weeks.

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Pet tax, school upgrades on hold | Wilson County, County Commission, pet tax,
Pet tax, school upgrades on hold

Monday's Co. Commission meeting --
It was a busy night Monday for the Wilson County Commission.

A proposal to reinstate the $2 per animal "pet tax" was referred back to committee by a 13-9 vote; a plan to videotape commission committee meetings failed due to a tied vote; and selling $14-million-plus in bonds to remodel the old Lebanon High School was approved by a 17-5 vote, although financing the rest of the Wilson County Schools' building plans for 2015-16 has been deferred until August.

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Artisticly Able | #community, art, arts, Jammin with the General,
Artisticly Able

Kayla Freeman has never had the use of her hands, but she refused to let that stop her from pursuing an artistic outlet five years ago.

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The Post cleans up at TPA event | The Wilson Post, Zack Owensby, Tennessee Press Association,
The Post cleans up at TPA event

Newspaper wins 19 awards, 5 first place honors --
KNOXVILLE -- The Wilson Post received 19 awards, including the top honor in its category, in the 2015 Tennessee Press Association journalism awards held Thursday.

The newspaper was awarded the General Excellence Award in its division at TPA's annual meeting at the Knoxville Crowne Plaza. The General Excellence Award is presented to the newspaper with the highest overall quality with a circulation of 5,000 to 15,000.

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4-year-old, father visit heroes who helped save his life | WEMA, Lebanon Fire Department, Lebanon Police Department, rescue,
4-year-old, father visit heroes who helped save his life

Lebanon Fire Department B Shift Cmdr. Bobby Cawthon said firefighters' hearts were heavy on Saturday.

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DE-STA-CO to establish operations in MJ, bring 245 jobs | Mt. Juliet, #development, jobs, DE-STA-CO
DE-STA-CO to establish operations in MJ, bring 245 jobs

Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with DE-STA-CO officials announced Tuesday the company will consolidate several of its U.S. manufacturing operations by locating a new facility in Mt. Juliet in an effort to better serve its North American and global customers.

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WCSD deputy has quite the musical past | Wilson County Sheriff's Department, music, #community,
WCSD deputy has quite the musical past

Wilson County Sheriff's Office Cpl. Don Willis will perform at the Country Music Festival and Fish Fry on Saturday, July 25. The event benefits the Wilson County Veterans Plaza and will be held at the James E. Ward Ag Center from 2-6 p.m.

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Former MJPD sergeant federally charged with fraud | Mt. Juliet Police Department, MJPD, Mt. Juliet, #crime, charged
Former MJPD sergeant federally charged with fraud

A former Mt. Juliet police employee was formally charged for alleged federal program fraud and wire fraud July 10.

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 Jammin' with the General Returns July 16th with Journey tribute band | Jammin with the General, music, Lebanon Public Square, #community,
Jammin' with the General Returns July 16th with Journey tribute band

An atmosphere filled with music, food and community comradery will be on stage for Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce's Jammin' with the General at the Lebanon Public Square.

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