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Man charged in fatal accident in court Thursday Man charged in fatal accident in court Thursday

A man charged in an accident that took the life of a Nashville physician was in court Thursday, Aug. 21 for a preliminary hearing.

Clayton Rogers, 20, of Mt. Juliet, has been charged with Felony Reckless Endangerment. He was also cited for failure to yield to a traffic signal.

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  • Man charged in fatal accident in court Thursday Man charged in fatal accident in court Thursday

    A man charged in an accident that took the life of a Nashville physician was in court Thursday, Aug. 21 for a preliminary hearing.

    Clayton Rogers, 20, of Mt. Juliet, has been charged with Felony Reckless Endangerment. He was also cited for failure to yield to a traffic signal.

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  • Ruff crowned Fairest of the Fair Ruff crowned Fairest of the Fair

    It was a magical Monday night for Mt. Juliet’s Brette Ruff who bested 14 fellow contestants for the title of 2014 Fairest of the Fair.

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  • Pledge, National Anthem returns at LHS Pledge, National Anthem returns at LHS

    Posts last week on the Parents of Wilson County TN Schools Facebook page drew attention to a change at Lebanon High School.
        
    One parent posted that their child reported they were told the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of the National Anthem would be limited to weekly on Mondays because of timeliness. The school changed from a block schedule to seven periods this year.

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  • Commission to seat 10 new members Commission to seat 10 new members

    LADIES NIGHT -- Five women are voted in
    Wilson County Commission will have 10 new faces taking the oath of office at the Sept. 15 meeting.

    Of the 10 newly elected individuals, five are women, two of which previously served as commissioners – District 21’s winner Cindy Forbes Brown and District 24’s winner Joy Bishop. This will bring a total of eight women serving on the county court.

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  • Wootten handily retains judicial seat Wootten handily retains judicial seat

    John D. Wootten Jr. was re-elected as the Circuit Court Judge Division II for the 15th Judicial Circuit by a 3-1 margin over challenger Aubrey T. Givens.

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GoodSports considers Lebanon location

A meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 8 a.m. in Lebanon City Hall to discuss preliminary details of a sports complex and hotel considering a Lebanon location.

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Starbucks eyes north MJ location

MT. JULIET -- City residents, commuters to Nashville, and other passers-through may soon be able to order lattes, hazelnut macchiatos, grande or venti coffees, or even a blueberry scone from a new Starbucks on Lebanon Road, if plans come to fruition to build a location of the internationally-franchised coffee chain on Mt. Juliet’s north side.

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Sales tax referendum set for Sept. 23

Wilson County Election Commission has set Tuesday, Sept. 23, as the date of the election regarding the City of Lebanon Sales and Use Tax Referendum.

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Ruff crowned Fairest of the Fair | 2014 Fairest of the Fair
Ruff crowned Fairest of the Fair

It was a magical Monday night for Mt. Juliet’s Brette Ruff who bested 14 fellow contestants for the title of 2014 Fairest of the Fair.

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Six adults arrested in shooting incident

It was a case of one thing that led to another thing that led to another thing Friday night in an incident that began at the gate to the Wilson County Fairgrounds on Tennessee Boulevard and led to the arrest of six adults and some juveniles on various charges.

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Man charged in market shooting

A man suspected of robbing a store and then shooting a store employee in the leg before fleeing on Aug. 1 in Lebanon was arrested on Monday.

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Group home zoning deferred

Rest Stop Ministries is eyeing the property at 576 Vance Lane for a shelter for 8 to 10 victims of human trafficking.

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Wilson County about to change forever

MT. JULIET -- The number of apartments in Mt. Juliet will double when the ones currently under construction are completed, and the number will triple if the apartments which developers are currently proposing are approved and built, according to City Planner Bo Logan.

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Cross-country biker shares 'Loser' story

WATERTOWN -- What is the most important thing in your life to have?

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Former teacher has plans ready for school board

Newly elected Wilson County School Board Zone 4 member Linda Armistead will be sworn in at the end of the month and is already cultivating ways to improve communication between elected officials and educators.

Armistead unseated longtime board member Ron Britt in the Aug. 7 election.

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Robbery suspect arrested

Lebanon Police have arrested the one of the men they believe to be responsible for an aggravated robbery that occurred on Saturday, Aug. 9, on Green Street.

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Awesome sand sculptures come to Fair

On the opening day of the 2014 Wilson County Fair, Friday, Aug. 15, six teams competed to bring their interpretation of the themes for this year’s Fair to life via sand sculptures thanks to New Leash on Life’s inaugural event Sand in the City®.

But before the first shovel of sand is tossed, voters can go online and vote for their favorite team by making a donation to the non-profit animal welfare organization in Wilson County.

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MJ rezoning vote held up by protests

Neighbors want Greenhill site kept residential
MT. JULIET – The continued protests of neighbors prompted the Mt. Juliet City Commission to postpone voting on the second reading of an ordinance rezoning about 7.5 acres on Lebanon Road Monday, Aug. 11.

The original request to change the zoning from a complicated mixture of residential and Planned Unit Development (PUD) to Commercial Retail Center (CRC) was made by Dave Braunscheidel for Greenhill Development Properties.

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Pledge, National Anthem returns at LHS
Pledge, National Anthem returns at LHS

Posts last week on the Parents of Wilson County TN Schools Facebook page drew attention to a change at Lebanon High School.
    
One parent posted that their child reported they were told the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of the National Anthem would be limited to weekly on Mondays because of timeliness. The school changed from a block schedule to seven periods this year.

 Read more...
Commission to seat 10 new members
Commission to seat 10 new members
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Commission to seat 10 new members

LADIES NIGHT -- Five women are voted in
Wilson County Commission will have 10 new faces taking the oath of office at the Sept. 15 meeting.

Of the 10 newly elected individuals, five are women, two of which previously served as commissioners – District 21’s winner Cindy Forbes Brown and District 24’s winner Joy Bishop. This will bring a total of eight women serving on the county court.

 Read more...
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