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Northtown historic building transforms into unique restaurant Northtown historic building transforms into unique restaurant

A historic building in the heart of Mt. Juliet's Northtown District is primed to be Crossroads Bistro and Ale.

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MJPD arrests Nashville man for heroin possession | heroin, drug arrest, arrest, crime, MJPD,
MJPD arrests Nashville man for heroin possession

While investigating a crash on Wednesday afternoon, an officer with the Mt. Juliet Police Department found heroin hidden in a flashlight after the driver gave consent to have her car searched.

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TXR Run Club welcomes ultrarunner, FCS teacher Armstrong | Wilson County, running, Greg Armstrong, Wilson County Schools, Tennessee State Parks, Cedars of Lebanon State Park
TXR Run Club welcomes ultrarunner, FCS teacher Armstrong

Students from several schools in Wilson County recently celebrated their season participating in the Tennessee State Parks Run Club with a special visit from a USA National 24-hour Running Team member.

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Preparing for the worst | music city star, disaster preparedness,
Preparing for the worst

Imagine being on the Music City Star in route from Nashville to Lebanon when, unexpectedly, you hear gunshots coming from the car behind you. What would you do?

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Bond deferral for Expo Center fended off | local government, schools, Expo Center, ambulances,
Bond deferral for Expo Center fended off

The Wilson County commissioners were in a contentious mood Monday night. They hotly debated both the bond issue for the proposed Expo Center and a proposed amendment to the bond ordinance. But in the end, they turned down the amendment by a 16-8 vote and approved issuing the bond, 17-6.

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Home Care franchise donates $10,000 in honor of local business owner to support vets | Austin Jackson, BrightStar Care, Tennessee Valley Veterans Affairs, BrightStar, Austin, Shannon Jackson, Juan A. Morales,  Tennessee Valley Healthcare System,
Home Care franchise donates $10,000 in honor of local business owner to support vets

Many veterans who return home from duty apply their military skills and passion to benefit local veterans. Austin Jackson, retired United States Air Force officer, combined his leadership experience as a supervisor of special air operations and his first-hand experience as a VA patient to open a BrightStar Care in-home healthcare franchise serving Wilson and Sumner counties.

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Three arrested on sexual abuse charges

The Wilson County Sheriff's Office made several arrests this week in multiple investigations regarding sexual abuse.

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They'll miss the kids | reachers, education, retirement,
They'll miss the kids

Their reasons vary, from being fed up with state-mandated standardized testing, to just wanting to spend more time with their grandkids, pursue other interests, and "live life to the fullest" - and the children they've taught or worked with over the years will miss them.

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'Do anything, do everything' | Alex Pearson, Mt. Juliet, #community,
'Do anything, do everything'

You've got to get through the dearth to get to the birth of hope for Alex Pearson, and his journey to rejuvenation after what is not a pretty story to tell.

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Out of this world, and back again | Barry Wilmore, NASA, Mt. Juliet, Butch Wilmore
Out of this world, and back again

Not too many people in this world can share riveting and beautiful images of Ireland, Sweden, Italy and the aurora borealis - from outer space. Or, talk about what it's like to live inside a "17,000- mile-per-hour fireball" experiencing 4.4 G-force. Or, on "sensory overload" witness 15,000 lightening strikes in five seconds from above earth.

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GOP trying to 'kill off Expo Center' | Expo Center, Wilson County, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, James E. Ward Ag Center, Wilson County GOP
GOP trying to 'kill off Expo Center'

Construction of a Wilson County Expo Center was approved by the Wilson County Commission in April, but the Wilson County Republican Party's executive committee is now trying to kill the project by circulating a petition to bring it up for a countywide referendum.

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Attorney Bone awarded by Legal Aid Society for non-profit work  | Bone, lawyer, award,
Attorney Bone awarded by Legal Aid Society for non-profit work

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee's largest non-profit law firm, has awarded the first ever Gallatin Community Award to Charles W. Bone, founder and chairman of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC. The award was announced Tuesday evening during a reception at the Gallatin Public Library.

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Nat'l Police Week services honor local officers | Lebanon Police Department, Wilson County Sheriff's Department, Mt. Juliet Police Department, #publicsafety,
Nat'l Police Week services honor local officers

Law enforcement officers, friends and family gathered in at the Criminal Justice Center on Monday for a National Police Week Memorial Service.

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County schools get 'second opinion' on performance | education, schools,
County schools get 'second opinion' on performance

A second team from AdvancED basically agreed with the first one which assessed Wilson County Schools that the district's accreditation should be renewed. However, at 289.27, the overall score that the second team gave the district is a little higher than the first team's score of 271.71. The new score also is above the 282.79 average for schools accredited by AdvancED.

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This "Sweetie Pie" has given up sugar | EDS, Ehlers-Danlos, Sweetie Pie, Sweet Healthy Living, Kelly Ann Monahan,
This "Sweetie Pie" has given up sugar

Mt. Juliet's Kelly Ann Monahan says clean, healthy eating is its own reward. "It gives me more energy, and that makes me want to keep eating that way," she explains. "The more you eat this way, the better you feel."

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MJPD applauds alcohol retailers for not selling to minor | MJPD, Mt. Juliet Police Department, beer, alcohol, underage, sales, Mt. Juliet
MJPD applauds alcohol retailers for not selling to minor | MJPD, Mt. Juliet Police Department, beer, alcohol, underage, sales, Mt. Juliet
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MJPD applauds alcohol retailers for not selling to minor

Mt. Juliet Police are praising the 38 beer retailers in the city limits as they all refused to sell alcohol to an undercover minor.

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