On a recent Saturday at Cumberland University, more than 30 local firemen and police officers squared off in a flag football game to help collect toys for the Lebanon Fire Department's "Spirit of Christmas Toy Drive."
Homeless children may live in a tent or a camper, sleep on a different couch every night, sleep in a car or even sleep in a ditch. They have no permanent, safe, predictable place to call home, according to Karen Young, Wilson County Schools Student Training Enrichment and Progress (STEP) liaison.
Bulldogs headed back to Orange Beach --
LEBANON -- Freshman Emily Shires scored twice and assisted on another goal as 11th-ranked Cumberland rolled to a 5-0 victory over the University of Rio Grande in the NAIA Championship Women's Soccer Opening Round Saturday afternoon at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.
The Bulldogs (16-3-1) advance to the NAIA Championships final site in Orange Beach, Ala., for the third consecutive year and will take either Concordia [CA] University or Bellevue University Tuesday, December 2 at 4 p.m. Central Time.
Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Lebanon Senior Citizens Center benefit, An Evening in December at the Capitol Theatre.
Historic Lebanon's Seventh Annual Historic Places Tour has been scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6 from 5 until 8:30 p.m.
When making our list of blessings to be thankful for this year, good health is probably close to the top for most of us. For Bill Huber, the list is a bit different. He is thankful for those opportunities that cancer has given him to renew his faith and share it with those around him.
Though from a distance it might have looked like some alien invasion, things were calm and the giant robotic visitor was a friendly sort and caught the imagination of Extended Resource students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Wilson County Director of Schools Dr. Donna Wright has named Tiffany Lowery as the school system's new transportation director.
Mt. Juliet police said they feel "confident" the apparent murder of a local mother two years ago will be solved.
Two Rivers Ford once again invites families and their furry friends to participate in the fifth annual Turkey Trot to benefit New Leash on Life.
Thursday at Wilson Central High
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central swept two matches Thursday in the annual Wilson County Duals, defeating Lebanon 65-14 and Mt. Juliet 68-7.
The match with LHS was wrestled in front of the WCHS student body with over 1,400 in the main gymnasium.
LEBANON -- Twenty-three Cumberland University football players were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes this week, including 16 letterwinners from this year's 6-5 squad.
Student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.25 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.
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.
One thing won't change when Bernie Ash takes his new seat on the Lebanon City Council. Ash plans to continue supporting the proposed Fire Station 4 at Eastgate that was strongly promoted by his predecessor Joe Hayes.
Mt. Juliet High's senior quarterback Nolan Chowbay has been named District 9-AAA football co-Most Valuable Player in a vote of district coaches.
Senior linebacker Weston Rountree of Wilson Central was voted Defensive Most Valuable Player and Mt. Juliet kicker Hayes Foster was voted co-Special Teams MVP.
Lebanon High's basketball teams will be on the road Friday -- making the trip to Sparta to take on White County High. The girls game will tip at 6 p.m. at Roy Sewell Gymnasium. Sparta radio station WSMT-AM will provide online steaming of the game at www.1050wsmt.com.
The Blue Devils of Coach Jim McDowell are coming off a 69-61 win over Shelbyville Central in Tuesday night's home and season opener. Lebanon rallied from four points down in the first quarter to mount a 31-19 lead at intermission.
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.
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.
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.
When the workday is done, Meredith McDowell has a choice to make: "Do I want clean dishes or do I want to spend time with my daughter?"
Jennie Burton doesn't believe in what most women call "dieting."
Heather Jones knew she was in love with Greg Landers, of Lebanon, "at first sight."