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Wilson County Promotions honors Hale Moss with tree
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hale Moss has been started working with Wilson County Promotions in 1979 and became its’ President in 1981. He has been giving back to his community for years, and this year, his community is giving back to him. 

On Wednesday, Aug. 12, Wilson County Promotions celebrated him at the Wilson County Fairgrounds with a Big Leaf Magnolia tree.

Moss’ wife Brenda, wanted him to have a magnolia. The tree needs 42 inches of soil to grow, and diggers hit several big rocks on the way down, which were used as decoration around the tree.

Volunteer Carol Walenga said of Moss, “Hale wants everyone to pat themselves on the back, whether they are the highest employee or lowest, he cares about everyone.”

“In 1972, at LebanonHigh School, I walked into my first agriculture class, and Hale Moss was my teacher. In 1979, I was told by Hale Moss and others to come out here. Through their leadership, we began to carve out what would one day become the Wilson County Fair.” said Wilson County Promotions Vice President Jimmy Comer of Moss.

Comer continued, “He is still leading this program and we really appreciate everything he does every single day. There is no way to count the hours of work he has put in here, but we wouldn’t be here without his guidance and we appreciate him very much.” said Wilson County Promotions Vice President Jimmy Comer of Moss.

Moss himself was very appreciative of the award saying, “Thank you all very much. This is a very special place and with continued effort of everyone here, it will be for a long time. I am very proud to be here.”

The Wilson County Fair started last Friday and will continue through this Saturday, Aug. 22. 

City commission looks to block adult clubs
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Mt. Juliet Board of Commissioners unanimously passed the first reading of an ordinance to prevent any adult club that might want to move to Mt. Juliet from going up in the area of a school Monday. 

The ordinance was sponsored by Mayor Ed Hagerty and put together by city attorney Gino Marchetti. “This is a direct response from what happened in Nashville, where a private club took advantage of their zoning laws, and a night club went up next to a school,” said Hagerty. 

Congressman Diane Black visits Service King Repair in Mt. Juliet
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Congressman Diane Black visited Service King Collision Repair in Mt. Juliet Tuesday. 

She was there to learn more about a newly high school training program that the company started, and was greeted by several high ranking officials from the company upon her arrival. 

Police respond to break-ins at Little League Park
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Police were called to Mt. Juliet Little League Park Tuesday night to investigate multiple car break-ins.

 At least seven different vehicles were broke into. Officers responded to the little league baseball and softball fields, located on Lebanon Road, around 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10 after victims began to notice windows smashed on their cars.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect(s) were looking into car windows, spotting something of value, breaking the window out, and taking the valuable item. Purses, wallets, bags, and briefcases have all been stolen by the thieves. At this time, there is no suspect description.

It is easy to become complacent; however, residents and visitors should always take action to help prevent becoming a car burglary victim. Police offer the following advice:

Always lock your car doors, even for quick stops or at home.

Never leave valuables of any kind inside your vehicle. Hiding valuables may help, but it typically doesn’t work. If you must leave valuables in your car, put them in the trunk.

Park in well-lit areas, stay alert, and call in any suspicious activity to the Mt. Juliet Police non-emergency number at (615) 754-2550.

If anyone knows the suspect(s) responsible for this crime or witnessed suspicious activity at the ball fields, they are encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at .

New book hits the shelves for local writer
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

John Driver has touched many lives as Teaching Pastor at Life Assembly Church in Mt. Juliet, but he has also made a name for himself as a writer. 

This past Tuesday, Driver’s newest book, a collaboration with comedian Tim Hawkins called Diary of a Jackwagon hit the shelves. 

The collaboration came about as Driver was a friend who was touring with Hawkins, the two met and the idea of putting Hawkins comedy on the page came about. Driver said Hawkins’ comedy is very expressive, so it was his job to capture that in the book. 

“I helped expand it, all while keeping his voice,” said Driver. 

Hawkins is a comedian that has toured all over the country. He made a big splash on YouTube with his comedy that can be enjoyed by the whole family. 

Driver has had a long history of collaboration with other writers. He has written with Public School Motivational Speaker Reggie Dabbs, Evangelist David Ring among many others. He never planned to become a writer, he just came into it, possibly from his love of songwriting. 

“That’s where the writing bug took hold,” said Driver. “God knew what he was doing.”

Despite being all over the country working on writing projects, Driver always wants to come back home to Mt. Juliet where he has lived for 11 years. He grew up in Nashville, spent some time in east Tennessee before joining Life Assembly and relocating to Mt. Juliet. 

“I feel like this is where God wants me to be,” said Driver. “We are embedded in the community...It’s the coolest place to be in middle Tennessee.”

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