By KENNY HOWELL
The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet
The reopening of Opry Mills Mall didnt stifle Mt. Juliet sales tax numbers in the slightest, as the city saw a 16.8 percent jump over last year.
This is the biggest increase in years, said Interim City Manager Kenny Martin.
Sales tax totaled $605,000 for the month of April, up from $518,000. It is the biggest total since Christmas.
This fall Lebanon and Wilson County residents will have another healthcare option as Nashville-based urgent care center NeighborMD announced construction would begin on a new facility in the Publix Shopping Center this month.
The center, which will be the companys fifth in Middle Tennessee, will be located at 1705 West Main Street on the west side of the Publix Shopping Center and the company expects the urgent care center to open this fall.
All NeighborMD centers have a physician on-site at all times to ensure the delivery of effective healthcare and enabling them to treat a broad spectrum of patients. The companys urgent care centers also provide walk-in service, extended hours, on-site diagnostic laboratories, digital X-ray capabilities and more.
The Nashville Symphony is returning to the Cumberland University campus in June for another presentation of whats turned out to be a successful outdoor community concert.
The Concert on the Lawn, to be held immediately in front of Memorial Hall, is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12.
Suzuki players are scheduled to perform at 5:30 p.m. and the Nashville Symphony is to perform at 7 oclock.
Admission for the event is $5 for adults and children and students are free. Students should bring appropriate identification for free admission.The Concert on the Lawn series has become a popular entertainment event.
Candidates for the Nov. 6 general election will be able to pick up their petitions today as numerous potential candidates have announced their intentions to run in local city elections.
All three local municipalities will hold a mayoral election this November and candidates for Lebanon City Council Wards 1, 3 and 5, Mt. Juliet City Commission Districts 1 and 3 and three at-large Watertown Alderman positions are open for election.
In Lebanon, Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Huddleston and Ward 5 Councilor Haywood Barry said they do not plan to run for re-election.
I believe in term limits and Im going to stick to that, Ive had two terms, Barry said.Several candidates have announced their intentions to compete for Barrys seat representing citizens in Ward 5, including former Public Safety Commissioner Billy Weeks, Robert Tick Bryan and Chase Williams. Also rumored to be running for the Ward 5 seat are former councilor Jim Mills and Romel McMurry.