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Pigstravaganza returning
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pig-Stravaganza  - Mt. Juliet’s most Unique fundraiser returns for the third year!  Mark your calendars for Friday, August 8 from 6 – 8 pm at the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center. A delicious pork dinner will be catered by Bar B Cutie and will include: A BBQ Pork Sandwich, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Chips, Dessert and Beverage. Over 50 items will be on display for the Silent Auction. The Super Silent Auction will include, entertainment packages, jewelry, art, car care packages, sports items, home décor, handmade items, and lot’s more. 

You will enjoy music, great food and an awesome silent auction! The grand finale is amazing “Pig-Calling Contest” with celebrity judges; Judge John Gwin, Judge Andy Wright, Judge Clara Byrd, Mayors Ed Hagerty and Randall Hutto. Participants will sign up for the contest that evening. The esteemed winner will be awarded the prize of “Penelope” the ceramic pig…a real beauty!

Tickets are just $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  The price includes dinner, and the event. You must be 18 to attend. Proceeds benefit the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center and its mission to provide a place for older adults aged 55+ to gather for social, educational and recreational programs and to alleviate isolation and loneliness among the elderly. For more information call the center at: 758-9114.

 
Commissioners discuss keeping up with growth
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

The Board of Commissioners discussed the possibility of temporary halting applications for multi-family developments. 

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New EPE Principal, Assistant, excited for new year
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

The administration at Elzie Patton Elementary is pumped for the 2014-15 school year. 

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Siever running for County Commissioner
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Becky Siever announces that she is seeking re-election as Wilson County Commissioner for District 1 for the upcoming election on August 7th.  She has served District 1 for the past four years as the County Commissioner. 

Mrs. Siever is a long time resident of the area. She is currently entering her third year as the principal of West Elementary.  Prior to being the principal at West, she served as the Assistant Principal at West for four years.  She is married to Philip Siever. They have two sons, Drew, who attends a local college and David, who attends Mt. Juliet High School. Philip is a local business owner in the transportation field as well as owning his own promotional company. He is also the soccer coach for the Eagle Express Soccer Club. Both Mr. and Mrs. Siever attend Tulip Grove Baptist Church. 

“I have a heart for the community and its residents. I have worked nonstop the last four years serving the community both as a commissioner and as an educator. As the wife of a small business owner, I have seen firsthand how the economy affects families and businesses. Our county’s rapid growth and how we deal with it are the most critical issues that I see because it not only affects the economy but many other factors as well. The population growth impacts everything around us including roads, traffic, schools, police and fire protection. We are making good progress in addressing these issues but we still have a lot of work ahead of us.”

As the District 1 County Commissioner for the past four years, Mrs. Siever has been appointed to serve on many committees. She has been faithful to be a part of the committee process through her attendance and participation. She serves on the Finance, Emergency Management, Education and Agricultural Extension Committees. She is also the Chairman of the Health and Welfare Committee. She was recently elected as a Road Commissioner for Districts 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 18 and 22. This was an honor for Mrs. Siever because not only was she elected by her peers to serve as a Road Commissioner, but she was also the first female Road Commissioner in Wilson County. 

Mrs. Siever says, “I am proud to be a part of the accomplishments that the Commission has achieved in the last four years. These include building new high schools, new additions for West Wilson Middle School as well as West Elementary School. Rutland Elementary School gained a new building as part of their construction process. We have also recently voted to build a much needed addition to the very overcrowded Carroll Oakland School. We added SRO officers in every school in the county after the Sandy Hook tragedy. The Commission has made great strides in helping bridge the gaps in our fire protection by building new fire halls and working with the cities to increase fire protection in all areas of the county.” 

As a proud servant leader in District 1, Becky Siever wants to continue to represent and serve the people in her district. She is a voice for her district, a listening ear for concerns, and a proud representative on the county level for District 1. She asks for your vote again on August 7th so she can continue her work and her representation. 

 
Brockman seeks re-election as County Commissioner
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jason Brockman currently serves as your County Commissioner representing the citizens of District 16, which includes areas of Mt. Juliet. He is seeking to serve you again and requests your support in the upcoming election on August 7th. Jason is a 14 year veteran on the City of Mt. Juliet Police Department, the 2006 Officer of the Year, and an Eagle Scout. He also belongs to, and works with, many other civic and community organizations as a volunteer for the betterment of Mt. Juliet and Wilson County. Jason is a graduate of Mt. Juliet High School and is married to the former Crystal Johnson of Mt. Juliet and has an 11 month old son, Landyn.  

Since his election in 2010, Jason has devoted a good deal of his time as your Commissioner to fulfilling his campaign promises of promoting the enhancement of fire protection, additional ambulance service, finding ways to improve our schools, and providing the residents of District 16 with a representative that is attentive to their concerns. He has consistently voted against proposals to raise taxes and has attended 100% of the County Commission meetings. 

Looking forward to serving you again, Jason’s goal is to concentrate on the often repeated concern about the need for better infrastructure in the community. He will be vigilant and a strong defender for those who have concerns about the annexation of property into the city without regard for the wishes of the residents living in those areas. He has received an endorsement from Tennesseans Against Forced Annexation. 

When Jason won the election in 2010, he upset a 40 year incumbent. Now, the daughter of that former incumbent is challenging Jason for the 16th District county commission seat. Jason believes the seat belongs to the people of District 16 not one family.

With your vote and support, Jason Brockman will continue to stand for transparency in government. He will continue the fight against conflicts of interests, self-serving politics, and nepotism.  He will fight for a balanced budget and pledges to not raise property taxes. Jason will be your voice against forced annexation and will continue to focus on improving our local infrastructure.

Jason is grateful for your support and asks for the honor of allowing him to complete the work he has begun for you. Cast your vote for Jason Brockman on August 7, 2014.

For more information go to www.votebrockman.comor follow Jason Brockman on Facebook at www.facebook.com/votejasonbrockman

 
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