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Is I-40 widening project complete Is I-40 widening project complete

Only minor work remains to be done to fully complete a road widening project on Interstate 40 between Mt. Juliet Road to just past Highway 109 that began in July 2013, but fell behind schedule mainly due to Mother Nature.

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General News

Hutto: No jobs at risk from EMS plan

MT. JULIET -- None of the current employees of Wilson Emergency Management Agency (WEMA) need fear losing their jobs if Mt. Juliet city commissioners vote to contract with Medic One to provide Mt. Juliet’s primary emergency medical services, according to Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto.

School safety focus of Kiwanis Day of Prayer

The 16th annual Day of Pray for Our Schools will be observed throughout Wilson County on Sunday, Aug. 3.

 

Watertown Music & Arts Festival returns

The annual Watertown Music & Art Festival is coming back this weekend.

Medic One vows to work with WEMA

MT. JULIET -- Cooperation, not competition, with the Wilson Emergency Management Agency will be essential if Mt. Juliet contracts with Medic One instead of WEMA to provide the city’s emergency medical services, Medic One CEO Jim Reeves told a “town hall” meeting of Mt. Juliet citizens and officials Monday night.

General Sports

Criswell to coach FB at Winfree Bryant

Criswell to coach FB at Winfree Bryant
Jody Criswell

LEBANON -- Winfree Bryant Middle School Principal Becky Kegley announced late Tuesday the hiring of Jody Criswell as the new football coach of the Aviators.

Criswell, a native of West Tennessee who played for NAIA semifinalists Lambuth University in 1996, takes over for Jeramy Ezell who resigned last month to take a position at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville.

Inman earns another HoF berth

Inman earns another HoF berth
Larry Inman

Former Lebanon and Mt. Juliet High girls basketball coach Larry Inman has been inducted into the Blue Raider Athletic Hall of Fame at Middle Tennessee State University.
    
The head coach at Tennessee State University for the past two years, Inman and his wife Bobbie Gene presently make their home in Wilson County, just off Highway 70.

Brittany Harry to lead CU volleyball

Brittany Harry to lead CU volleyball
Brittany Harry

Veteran junior college coach Brittany Harry has been hired to take over the volleyball program at Cumberland University.

Harry, head coach at Vincennes University in Indiana for the past three seasons, takes over a CU program headed by Dewayne Deering for the past 26 years.

Chris Hall will play at UT in 2015

Chris Hall will play at UT in 2015
Chris Hall

Lebanon native Chris Hall has accepted a scholarship offer to continue his baseball career and education at the University of Tennessee.
    
Hall, a second team NAIA All-American at Cumberland University in 2014, will be eligible to play immediately for the Vols.

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