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Father indicted for child's death Father indicted for child's death

Lodged under $250,000 bond
Lebanon Police arrested John Thomas Cormier, Jr., 21, of Lebanon in relation to the Aug. 18 death of his 3-month-old child.

Chief Scott Bowen told The Wilson Post that due to the sensitive nature of the case other names, such as the name of the infant, have not been released at this time.

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  • Father indicted for child's death Father indicted for child's death

    Lodged under $250,000 bond
    Lebanon Police arrested John Thomas Cormier, Jr., 21, of Lebanon in relation to the Aug. 18 death of his 3-month-old child.

    Chief Scott Bowen told The Wilson Post that due to the sensitive nature of the case other names, such as the name of the infant, have not been released at this time.

    Read More »
  • MJ to receive $1.5 million sidewalk grant MJ to receive $1.5 million sidewalk grant

    Mt. Juliet will soon have some big bucks to beef up a section of Belinda Parkway with sidewalks.

    Mt. Juliet Commissioner Art Giles said the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has chosen Mt. Juliet to receive what he described as "an unbelievably huge" grant for $1.2-plus million, with the city's match of $302,000.

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  • WHS wrestling gym gets final OK WHS wrestling gym gets final OK

    Funding approved by County Commission
    Watertown's getting a new wrestling, gymnastics and cheerleading gym for its high school. The gym for the new Watertown High School won the Wilson County School Board's approval last week, and now the County Commission has approved funding it.

    Like the school board, which narrowly approved the project by a 3-2 vote, the County Commission was not unanimous in giving its nod to the project Monday, Nov. 17. However, the commissioners' 18-7 vote was more lopsided in favor of funding the proposed gym.

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  • Mixing it up to see who's best Mixing it up to see who's best

    With spatulas, mixing bowls and their secret ingredients in hand, two local food experts are in Las Vegas to compete in the elite World Food Championships.

    Todd Beard, of Lebanon, and Russ Lannom, of Mt. Juliet, join 489 other home cooks, culinary experts and chefs through Nov. 18 in "sin city" for the annual, nationally-known competition. However, their attention will focus on winning recipes, rather than gambling.

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  • Sunday funeral set for Charlie Tatum Sunday funeral set for Charlie Tatum

    Founder of Tatum Camper Sales --
    Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at Lebanon's Immanuel Baptist Church for Mr. Charlie L. Tatum, 95, of Lebanon. Retired from the Lebanon Garment Factory and founder / former owner of Tatum Camper Sales, he died Thursday morning, Nov. 13.

    Preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Reed Tatum in 2010, Mr. Tatum was a charter member of Lebanon's Immanuel Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher.

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Vehicle Testing to resume on Nov. 29 following Thanksgiving Holiday

Lebanon's vehicle emissions testing center will close on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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Father indicted for child's death | John Thomas Cormier, Jr.
Father indicted for child's death | John Thomas Cormier, Jr.
Cormier, 21
Father indicted for child's death

Lodged under $250,000 bond
Lebanon Police arrested John Thomas Cormier, Jr., 21, of Lebanon in relation to the Aug. 18 death of his 3-month-old child.

Chief Scott Bowen told The Wilson Post that due to the sensitive nature of the case other names, such as the name of the infant, have not been released at this time.

 Read more...
MJ to receive $1.5 million sidewalk grant
MJ to receive $1.5 million sidewalk grant

Mt. Juliet will soon have some big bucks to beef up a section of Belinda Parkway with sidewalks.

Mt. Juliet Commissioner Art Giles said the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has chosen Mt. Juliet to receive what he described as "an unbelievably huge" grant for $1.2-plus million, with the city's match of $302,000.

 Read more...
WHS wrestling gym gets final OK | Wilson County Commission, Watertown wrestling, Wilson County Board of Education
WHS wrestling gym gets final OK

Funding approved by County Commission
Watertown's getting a new wrestling, gymnastics and cheerleading gym for its high school. The gym for the new Watertown High School won the Wilson County School Board's approval last week, and now the County Commission has approved funding it.

Like the school board, which narrowly approved the project by a 3-2 vote, the County Commission was not unanimous in giving its nod to the project Monday, Nov. 17. However, the commissioners' 18-7 vote was more lopsided in favor of funding the proposed gym.

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Mixing it up to see who's best | World Food Championship, Blue Moon BBQ, food, competition, Todd Beard, Russ Lannom, Goo Goo Cluster, Goo Goo Golly Miss Molly, Fiesta Corn Salad, recipe,
Mixing it up to see who's best | World Food Championship, Blue Moon BBQ, food, competition, Todd Beard, Russ Lannom, Goo Goo Cluster, Goo Goo Golly Miss Molly, Fiesta Corn Salad, recipe,
Russ Lannom
Mixing it up to see who's best

With spatulas, mixing bowls and their secret ingredients in hand, two local food experts are in Las Vegas to compete in the elite World Food Championships.

Todd Beard, of Lebanon, and Russ Lannom, of Mt. Juliet, join 489 other home cooks, culinary experts and chefs through Nov. 18 in "sin city" for the annual, nationally-known competition. However, their attention will focus on winning recipes, rather than gambling.

 Read more...
K-9 locates cocaine during traffic stop

Wilson County Sheriff's deputies arrested a suspect after a K-9 located a bag cocaine during a traffic stop for illegally tinted windows on Sparta Pike in Lebanon Sunday evening.

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Goodwill Career Solutions center opening

Gaining employment is possible with the right tools. Thanks to Goodwill's Career Solutions center in Lebanon, job seekers can get those tools for free.

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New Mt. Juliet commissioner 'ready to serve'

Newly-elected District 4 Mt. Juliet City Commissioner Brian Abston plans to hit the ground running after he's sworn in Nov. 24.

Abston ran a "grass roots" campaign and unseated veteran commissioner Jim Bradshaw on election day Nov. 4. District 4 encompasses the Providence, Del Webb and Belinda City areas.

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Tressler & Associates celebrates five years

Friday, Nov. 14, Tressler & Associates, PLLC celebrated five years of "securing peace of mind" in Middle Tennessee. However, just over a decade ago, founder Todd Tressler was on a different path.

Tressler, a Lebanon native, said he was on track to medical school after earning his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

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Global automotive supplier chooses Mt. Juliet

A leading global automotive supplier plans to open a new shipping warehouse in Mt. Juliet this spring.

DENSO, headquartered in Japan, is a leading automotive parts supplier. They plan to invest $6.7 million to open a logistics and shipping warehouse on Couchville Pike, near State Route 840 in April. They will lease the 165,000-square foot Wilson Commerce building.

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Mt. Juliet alcohol tax debt offer declined by board

Mt. Juliet will not be getting any forgiveness for the debt it owes the Wilson County School Board.

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Sunday funeral set for Charlie Tatum
Sunday funeral set for Charlie Tatum
Charlie Tatum
Sunday funeral set for Charlie Tatum

Founder of Tatum Camper Sales --
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at Lebanon's Immanuel Baptist Church for Mr. Charlie L. Tatum, 95, of Lebanon. Retired from the Lebanon Garment Factory and founder / former owner of Tatum Camper Sales, he died Thursday morning, Nov. 13.

Preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Reed Tatum in 2010, Mr. Tatum was a charter member of Lebanon's Immanuel Baptist Church where he had served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher.

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MJ finalizes property sale to Lebanon car dealer

Monday night (Nov. 10) city commissioners put into motion a measure that brings another new car dealership to Mt. Juliet.

In a 3-0 vote (Mayor Ed Hagerty and outgoing District 4 Commissioner Jim Bradshaw absent), Mt. Juliet city commissioners approved a resolution to finalize the sale of eight city-owned acres on Pleasant Grove Road in the Paddocks area to Premier Dodge Chrysler Jeep LLC of Lebanon.

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Aeronautics school ready for take-off | Lebanon, Baker School of Aeronautics, airport, Lebanon Airport Commission,
Aeronautics school ready for take-off

Baker School of Aeronatics
LEBANON -- Although Baker's School of Aeronautics will officially celebrate its grand opening on Friday, Nov. 14, the school has served Middle Tennessee for decades.

Baker's School of Aeronautics was formerly known as King's School of Aeronautics and was located in the Nashville Municipal Airport area. The school was first opened by Russell King in 1973.

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BOE wrestles over new gyms

Wilson Central's wrestling, softball and tennis teams will start raising funds to build two new sports buildings on the school's campus soon.

Assistant Principal Chip Bevis asked the Wilson County School Board Monday night for approval of the two projects.

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