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Elijah Brown, DDS taking care of MJ’s smiles PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

James Nitz

Intern Writer

Whether it’s a filling, implant, or a routine cleaning. Elijah Brown is providing family dental care to the Mt. Juliet Area.

“I try to treat whoever’s in the chair like my own mom.” 

Located across the street from his old middle school, Brown is happy to help the community he grew up in.  “I can’t see myself going anywhere else.  I see a lot of people I know: old classmates, church members, kids I’ve coached,” Brown says.

Brown enjoys seeing patients walk out of his office with a bright smile on their face after his work is done.  “You can give them their smile back,” Brown says.  When a patient comes in upset about a sore tooth or other ailments, Brown does whatever is in the patient’s best interests.  “If you take care of people first, the business side will take care of itself,” Brown says.

While he wouldn’t consider himself an artist, Brown believes dentistry has an artistic side to it.  “I’ve always liked drawing and painting and being a dentist is similar.  It’s detail oriented,” Brown says. 

Brown grew up in Gladeville playing sports, but he had an interest in health care as well. “I’ve always been intrigued by medicine,” Brown says.  Brown graduated from Mt. Juliet high school in 2001, then attended Tennessee Tech as a pre-med student.  While there, he talked with many professionals in medical fields before deciding to pursue dentistry.  After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2011, Brown returned to Mt. Juliet and worked 3.5 years under Dr. Aaron Pryor before taking over the business.

Brown sees patients of all ages with a variety of conditions.  “I start seeing them as soon as they got teeth,” Brown says.  His goal is to help dispel anxiety in younger kids by getting them used to the various tools and procedures.

Brown works Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Brown’s office is located at 1097 Weston Dr. Suite 1.  For more information or to schedule an appointment call (615)758-7745.

Smith Chiropractic now open in MJ PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Smith Chiropractic & Rehabilitation’s Dr. Matt Smith grew up an athlete, playing sports all through his childhood, then eventually playing basketball for Mt. Juliet High School. 

With all that activity comes injuries, and one in particular helped lead Smith to the chiropractic practice he recently opened in Mt. Juliet. 

He was playing intramural basketball while at Tennessee Tech, went up for a rebound, and when he came down, his back seized up completely. 

“It knocked the breath out of me,” Smith said. 

He tried everything from pain medications to massage therapists, but nothing took the edge off. His dad convinced him that he should go see a chiropractor, and within two visits, the pain that had bothered Smith for awhile was gone. 

“I was so grateful,” said Smith. “I wanted to do that for others.”

Smith had planned on becoming a dentist, but things didn’t work out as planned. He was working as a dental assistant, but contemplating taking a dental supply sales rep job that would have been very lucrative, but included a lot of travel. The dentist he was working for said that he would make a lot of money doing that, but eventually he would want to start a family and the constant travel would be hard for him. He said he had seen him work with patients, and that’s where he needs to be. That’s when Smith decided to leave the dentist field and go to the field that helped him a few years before. 

He enrolled at the Palmer School of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Fla., and just this past year graduated. There he learned about the latest technology, and spent a year in a clinic working with patients to prepare him for his own practice. 

Smith said his job is to get you better. He doesn’t want you to be a long term patient because that will mean you are still suffering with pain. His treatment is tailored for the individual, and he has top of the line equipment. He can help with general chiropractic care, electrical muscle stimulation therapy, spinal traction and decompression, rehabilitation and kinesio taping. 

Smith Chiropractic is located at 1400 N. Mt. Juliet Road. You can check them out at or give them a call at (615)758-8560. 

Students see their art displayed at Frist PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Students from several Wilson County schools got to see their art hung at the Frist Center recently. 

Over 150 artists ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade got to see their art displayed and a special reception was held Saturday, Feb. 7. The art was displayed from Jan. 31 to Feb. 15. 

Elementary and middle school art teachers selected two works per grade level, and high school art teachers selected two works per course.

The Wilson County schools that were in the exhibition were Carroll-Oakland Elementary, Elzie D. Patton Elementary, Gladeville Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, Lebanon High School, Mt. Juliet Elementary, Mt. Juliet Middle School, Mt. Juliet High School, Rutland Elementary, Southside Elementary, Stoner Creek Elementary, Tuckers Crossroads Elementary, W.A. Wright Elementary, Watertown Elementary, Watertown Middle School, Watertown High School, West Elementary, West Wilson Middle and Wilson Central High School.

Lamb Brothers still going strong PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Despite all the talk, Lamb Brothers Flooring is still open. 

The location at 128 Nonaville Road has been considered for a new fire station, but the process is still ongoing and the city may be looking at other locations as well. 

“We haven’t seen a contract, we’re still here,” said Linda Lamb. 

Lamb Brothers Flooring has been in business since 1987 when they opened a location on Lebanon Road. In January 1995, they moved to the location on Nonaville Road and have been a staple of Mt. Juliet since. One of the owners, Jerry Lamb, recently passed away, but his brother Mike will continue to bring the same great service they have for years. 

Lamb Brothers Flooring offers a wide selection of flooring options including hardwood, laminates, carpet and VCT.

To check out what Lamb Brothers Flooring has to offer stop by the Nonaville Road location, or give them a call at (615)754-9355. 

Waddell & Reed move to MJ PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors have moved into Mt. Juliet and are looking to help Wilson County residents meet their goals, and write a better story for their lives. 

“We’ve had a warm reception,” said Brandon Edwards of the move into Mt. Juliet. He said people have just stopped in to say hi, and that never happened  in their previous location in Nashville. He said they felt like they were casting a big net there, and were already doing a lot of work in Wilson County, and some of the group lived in the area. 

“We wanted Wilson County to be more of our focus,” said Edwards. 

Waddell & Reed includes four people working to help meet your goals at all times. In addition to Edwards, there is Martin Porter, David Gerkin and Allison Bivens. 

“At all times, they have people working for their best interest,” said Bivens. 

 Gerkin said that they help people in many financial areas, and work to fit what the person’s goals into the plan. 

“Success means different things to different people,” said Gerkin. 

Porter said that they are more than just an advisor, Waddell & Reed are about creating relationships to help clients through the many financial stages of their lives. 

“People will be clients for 20 years,” said Porter. 

Waddell & Reed have not only been doing business in Wilson County for years, they have been a part of the community. They have been members of the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce, and hold many social gatherings each year. They are title sponsors at the Toast of Tennessee, participate in the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce Charity Golf Tournament, and do gatherings like at ICE for Opryland. 

Waddell & Reed would like to invite the community to just stop in and say hello at their new location in the Robinson Crossing building, 1400 N. Mt. Juliet Road. You can give them a call at (615)810-8185 or check them out on the web at 

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