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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. 

Roll Wrap & Stix now open PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

The north side of town can now get their sushi fix thanks to Roll Wrap & Stix on Lebanon Road. 

Owner Hla Tun, has been a sushi chef for years, and he has catered the entire campus of Vanderbilt University for the last several years. 

Since summer break has now come for the majority of the Vanderbilt students, Tun thought it was a great time to bring his cuisine to the Mt. Juliet area. 

“We have the freshest fish,” said Tun. He said he only orders tuna and salmon which has never been frozen, ensuring that you get the most flavor out of it. He also puts a lot of care into his rice, which will take over an hour to prepare. 

“A lot of places can’t beat it,” said Tun. 

Roll Wrap & Stix has several different types of sushi rolls like California Roll, Dragon Roll, Tempura roll and several different types of seafood to go in them, like tuna, shrimp, salmon, scallop and eel. On the mix and match sushi menu, there are selections like yellow tail, mackerel, red snapper, squid, sea urchin, clam and octopus. 

There are also vegetable rolls like avocado, cucumber, carrot and vegetable combo. 

If you don’t want sushi, there are rice bowls, noodle bowls and salads. 

Tun said he will also be adding Thai food to the menu as well in the coming weeks. 

Roll Wrap & Stix is located at 14805 Lebanon Road. They can be reached at (615)426-7065. You can also check them out on the web at or search for them on Facebook. They are open Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

A Jones of All Trades filled with handmade treasures PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

With the motto of buy local, build local, A Jones of All Trades is bringing handmade jewelry, home décor and toys to Mt. Juliet. 

“I’ve been a crafter from a very young age,” said Owner Becca Jones. 

That love of crafts of all kinds gave birth to the store on Lebanon Road where 25 vendors display all their handmade items. The crafters vary anywhere from stay at home moms to retired persons, all building what they love. 

“Everything in my store has a story,” said Jones. 

Jones collected the vendors through sources like Etsy and Craigslist, and her husband collected some reclaimed wood to build the beautiful display cases in the store. Jones herself makes several items like jewelry and headbands. 

A Jones of All Trades wants to be more than a retail shop. They want to be active in the community whether it be craft nights, doing events in the schools, or benefits. This fall, they are going to do a family festival at the Rec Center. They will also have classes on starter beading or how to make the yarn clutches that are for sale in the store. 

Jones is always looking for new vendors. You can seek them out on Facebook or email them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

A Jones of All Trades is located at 11870 Lebanon Road. They are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. You can reach them at (918) 808-5374.

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