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Loggins, Smith earn promotions at WB&T PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Wilson Bank & Trust has named North Mt. Juliet Road Office Manager Jason Loggins a vice president and promoted Gary Smith to assistant manager at the Hwy. 70 Office, bank officials announced recently.

Loggins has worked in banking and consumer finance for 18 years, including 10 years at Wilson Bank & Trust in Mt. Juliet.  An alumnus of Mt. Juliet High School and Middle Tennessee State University, he recently earned a graduate degree in banking from LSU’s Graduate School of Banking.  Loggins’ extensive involvement in the community includes current service on the Mt. Juliet Chamber’s board of directors and with the Mt. Juliet Noon Rotary, and he has previously served as Chamber chairman, Noon Rotary president, Mt. Juliet Arts Alliance chairman, and a member of Kiwanis and the 100 Club of Wilson County.  He is also a Leadership Wilson graduate.  He and wife Dana have two children, Radley and Lindsey.

Hwy. 70 Assistant Office Manager Gary Smith has been with Wilson Bank & Trust for 18 years, most recently as a loan officer.  He has 30 years of experience in banking.  A Middle Tennessee State University graduate, Smith is also active in the community as a member and past treasurer of the Mt. Juliet Rotary Club; a former member and past president of the Mt. Juliet Civitan Club, and a founding board member and past treasurer of Habitat for Humanity of Wilson County.

Jason Loggins (NMLS No. 447439) can be reached at 547-5509 or at the Wilson Bank & Trust office located at 1476 N. Mt. Juliet Road.  Gary Smith (NMLS # 447430) can be reached at 547-5602, or at the WB&T location at 11835 Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet.

Wilson Bank & Trust (, member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender, is a community bank established in 1987 to provide personal and professional service in a hometown setting.  One of the top banks in the South in stability, products, technology, growth and earnings, WB&T currently operates 25 offices in seven Middle Tennessee counties, offering a full range of financial products that include secondary market mortgage loans and online banking services.

Encore Consignment East expands PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Last February, two local Mt. Juliet moms, Michelle Harper and Tricia Swaney, listened to local moms chanting on Facebook “Bring Encores to Mt Juliet.” These two moms with lots of help from other local moms, held the most successful Children’s Consignment Sale in Wilson County.

This knock-out success demanded that Encores East expand.  After a long search, Encores East Sale will be holding its second Consignment sale in a large, spacious warehouse, called The Deal Center (formerly Spec Print) at 1710 North Mt Juliet Rd.  With easy access from I-40 and plenty of parking, this location is beyond ideal for the next sale.

Having a larger area for the sale, Encores East has announced that they are expanding to include all Household Items, Tools/Hardware, Books, Electronics, Furniture, and Home Décor.  Along with thousands of quality, name brand gently used clothing items for children, toys, accessories, and many other items at deeply discounted prices, this sale will be one to not miss.

The First Time Mom’s Sale will get the ball rolling, starting Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 8:30 a.m. New mothers must register online prior to sale.  At 10 a.m. that same day, the General Public is free to take advantage of the incredible quality and amazing variety available at Encores East.  This sale will continue through the week offering a 50 percent off day on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon.  

Encores East has a fast and easy streamlined check out.  Offering shoppers a relaxed, organized and easier purchase process, with less wait and less hassle.  Encores accepts payment in cash, debit card or credit card issued by Visa or Mastercard.

On Aug. 4, Drop Off begins and continues through Aug. 5.  Consignors and those who barter or work for the sale get the privilege of shopping early on Aug. 6. If you are interested in consigning, working or bartering, please look for more information or register on the website 

After the sale, consignors may pick up any unsold items or simply leave these items for donation. Encores East has arranged for all donation items to foster families through DCS. 

Our community is important to us.  Beyond providing a shopping experience that’s value friendly to families in Wilson County, Encores East also works hard by donating time and raising money for Wilson County’s Books from Birth Imagination Library. On Wednesday, July 17 from 5 to 8 p.m., Encores East is sponsoring a Spirit Night at the Mt Juliet/Providence Chick-fil-A with all proceeds going to Wilson Books from Birth.  Representatives from Wilson Books from Birth will be on-hand at both at the Spirit Night and at select sale dates for families to sign-up.  

The original Encores and More in Franklin began 20 years ago in a two-car garage in Brentwood with only 60 consignors. Now with thousands of consignors and five locations, Encores Consignment has grown to be one of the most popular and trusted consignment sales in Middle Tennessee. 


Our streamlined check out system makes for shorter lines and quicker check out times!

Once you register for a consignor number, it is permanent and you can use the same number and tags at all the Encores Locations

TriStar Summit to expand inpatient services for stroke rehab and total joints PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The State of Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (HSDA) has approved a $5 million dollar Certificate of Need (CON) for TriStar Summit Medical Center to convert 20 of its existing inpatient beds to specialized patient  care units focusing on stroke rehabilitation and total knee and hip replacement.

“This is a victory for the citizens of Davidson, Wilson and surrounding counties,” said hospital CEO Jeff Whitehorn. “As a healthcare leader, we are pleased to expand our state-of-the-art inpatient stroke rehab and total joint services close to where people live.”

The HSDA looks at three things when evaluating a CON application – the need for the service in the area, economic feasibility and the contribution to the orderly development of adequate and effective health care facilities and/or services. 

The agency received numerous support letters from physicians, community leaders and citizens in support of adding the additional services, and the agency heard testimony in support from several physicians, skilled nursing facilities and patient testimonials.

TriStar Summit Medical Center is a 188 private bed regional medical center serving the residents of Davidson, Wilson and surrounding counties. 

TriStar Summit offers a full range of services including emergency, medical, surgical, obstetric, oncology, psychiatric and diagnostic services.  

With the latest advances in technology, including the area’s first hospital based 64-slice CT scanner,  TriStar Summit is committed to providing quality healthcare to the communities it serves. 

For more information, visit  or call 615-316-3000.

Hi-5 Creative will give your business a boost PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

If you want to take your business to the next level, Hi-5 Creative is the company for you.

A local PR and marketing firm, Hi-5 Creative will make sure you get the most out of your existing business, and drive new customers through your doors. 

Hi-5 Creative will develop a strategy for your business, which includes building a successful online presence. 

They will handle problems such as reputation management, which is getting all the customers that love your business to make their voices heard on sites like Yelp, or other sites that have customer reviews. Usually, the majority of the people that comment on websites are complaining about their negative experience, when in reality, there are more people that had a positive experience. Hi-5 Creative will help you get those customers active on the internet. 

Another big focus of Hi-5 Creative is getting a strong mobile presence. Many people check on what local business they would like to use through their mobile device. 

“Having that presence is invaluable,” said Founder and Creative Director Sierra Barnett. She runs Hi-5 Creative with her husband, CEO and founder Kevin Barnett. 

Hi-5 Creative also has a photographer/videographer on staff, so they can get the best pictures for your business. 

“Pictures are worth a 1,000 words,” said Barnett. “It attracts consumers you are hoping to sell to.”

Hi-5 Creative also has a graphic designer and web designer on staff to help you with those needs. 

Hi-5 Creative is located at 3055 Lebanon Road in Donelson. You can contact them at (615)732-2959. You can also check out their website at

RC Trailers more than just trailers PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Charlie Woods has been in customer service for years, so he knows what people want. 

His business, RC Trailers, brings several items to Mt. Juliet like utility trailers, enclosed trailers, car haulers, storage buildings, carports, metal buildings, and even Amish Outdoor Furniture. 

The wood storage buildings are made by a Mennonite group out of Kentucky, and he gets the Amish furniture from some brothers down near the Alabama state line. 

Woods, who has lived in Mt. Juliet for over 40 years, wants to see the north side of town reach the success that the south side has. That is why he uses small businesses in the area, and tries to help them in any way he can. 

RC Trailers is located at 14565 Lebanon Road, next to the U-Haul facility. You can reach them at (615)790-3141 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Woods is looking for any winter items the Mt. Juliet citizens might need, so if you know something that might be a good addition to RC Trailers, be sure to let him know. 

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