Today is Tuesday, January 17, 2017
A Valentine's Tradition

Lebanon Senior Citizens Center Assistant Director Teresa Botts pointed out that Chancellor CK Smith has been a longtime supporter.

Neighborhood Health adds dental services

Neighborhood Health at Lebanon recently announced the addition of dental services at the full-service health clinic.

Empower Me receives $120K Dream Launcher gift

On the heels of a recent $100,000 gift, Empower Me Center has announced another large gift toward the first phase of the Empower Me Center project.

Mt. Juliet home to St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

Mt. Juliet is a major player this year in St. Jude's biggest fundraisers to make all of this happen. On June 25, after months of ticket sales, the winner of this annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway will be drawn.



 
Detectives raid MJ home, seize heroin | mt. Juliet, police, drug raid, Floyd bagsby
Detectives raid MJ home, seize heroin

After a multi-jurisdiction, months-long undercover investigation, Lebanon and Mt. Juliet police special units raided a Mt. Juliet home and arrested two men on drug charges Tuesday.

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Southern Home & Garden Expo to bring experts, ideas to expo center | Expo Center, Wilson Bank & Trust, Southern Home & Garden Expo
Southern Home & Garden Expo to bring experts, ideas to expo center

Wilson Bank & Trust's annual home show has a new home.

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County school officials to reevaluate snow day procedures

There was a lot of Saturday morning quarterbacking going on this weekend with Wilson County school officials, who basically said in hindsight they should have made the call to keep school closed Friday. They said they would recalibrate specific decision-making snow-related policies for the future.

Erring on the side of caution Friday would have prevented a lot of anxiety and social media venting from irritated and worried parents. However, school officials said while the wrong call was made, they are meeting this week to reevaluate snow day procedures and work toward future best and safest decisions as possible.

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MJ squires quash 313-townhome project
MJ squires quash 313-townhome project
Photo by Laurie Everett
MJ squires quash 313-townhome project

In an organized protest against proposed townhomes near their Northtown Mt. Juliet neighborhood, dozens of residents waved yellow flyers that said "no" at Monday's city commission meeting.

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Flames consume MJ home in frigid temperatures Saturday | fire, MT.Juliet, Jamie Luffman,
Flames consume MJ home in frigid temperatures Saturday

Mt. Juliet officials said a Saturday afternoon fire that almost completely destroyed a Mt. Juliet home originated in the garage.

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Brazen robber holds up MJ CVS in Target
Brazen robber holds up MJ CVS in Target

Pills were the target of a brazen robber who hit the CVS Pharmacy located in the South Mt. Juliet Target at dusk Sunday.

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Sneak peek on progress of Rockie Williams' Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram dealership in Mt. Juliet | Rockie Williams, Jeep, business, Mt. Juliet
Sneak peek on progress of Rockie Williams' Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram dealership in Mt. Juliet

A dealership unlike any other in Middle Tennessee is set to open the second week of January in Mt. Juliet.

Rockie Williams' Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram broke ground Jan. 27 and has been going vertical ever since. Paul Hughes gave The Wilson Post a tantalizing first peek into its progress.

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Year in Review: Public Safety in 2016 | Mike Justice, Philip Craighead, Scott Bowen, CK Smith, Orlando, Lebanon, Lawton McNutt, Law enforcement
Year in Review: Public Safety in 2016

The past year saw a change at the top of Lebanon's police force, the resolution of a cold case and a group of citizens standing together in the wake of a national tragedy.

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Soaring high with school supplies
Soaring high with school supplies

When math teachers discover a group of eager learners who have mastered regular lesson plans, they look outside the box to keep the ball rolling for student engagement.

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Year in Review: Education in 2016 | education, Dr.Donna Wright, Jennifer Elliott, Wilson County, expansion, schools
Year in Review: Education in 2016

The biggest education-related news in Wilson County in 2016 was the massive county building program approved to handle explosive growth throughout the county.

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Miranda Lambert films video, gets pampered in Wilson Co.
Miranda Lambert films video, gets pampered in Wilson Co.

Country music songstress Miranda Lambert was in Wilson County on Wednesday. Watertown Mayor Mike Jennings confirmed the superstar filmed her latest music video on the Watertown Square.

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LoJac acquired by Vulcan | Lojac, business, Jack Lowery, Vulcan, Lebanon, Wilson County
LoJac acquired by Vulcan

LoJac announced on Thursday an agreement whereby Vulcan Materials Company will acquire the assets of LoJac's asphalt and construction divisions and its Monterey Sand business.

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Moss' sets new roots for New Year | Moss Florist and Garden Center, Laurie Everett, Hale Moss, relocation, Mt.Juliet, Business,
Moss' sets new roots for New Year

The iconic local florist sold its original place to Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary in 2016, but Moss' has since relocated and is still in business in North Mt. Juliet.

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Main Street Media, Wilson Post announce Owensby, Garrett promotions | Wilson Post, Zack Owensby, Sabrina Garrett, Dave Gould, Main Street Media, Lebanon, Promotions, Business
Main Street Media, Wilson Post announce Owensby, Garrett promotions

Main Street Media of Tennessee, the parent company of The Wilson Post, has announced the promotions of two employees at its Lebanon-based newspaper.

Managing Editor Zack Owensby has been promoted to director of operations for Main Street Media of Tennessee.

Wilson Post Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett, who has worked with Main Street Media since 2012, will take over as editor of the newspaper.

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Bomb threat evacuates Gander Mountain in MJ
Bomb threat evacuates Gander Mountain in MJ

New Year's Day saw a "rare occurrence" in West Wilson County when a bomb threat was called into Gander Mountain in Mt. Juliet.

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