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Halloween in the Park brings treats from Big Brothers
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

When Mt. Juliet’s little costumed witches, princesses, scarecrows, Batmen and Spidermen arrive at Charlie Daniels Park Saturday, Oct. 12, Big Brothers will be ready for them. 

“We’re kicking off our fundraising season with a booth at Halloween in the Park, selling cold drinks, chips and freshly grilled hamburgers,” President of the Club Sherry Bilbrey noted. “We’ll have tables and chairs set up so families can relax and have lunch. One of our main charitable events, Mothers Toy Store, is just two months away, and our funds are running low. Recipes from lunch will enable us to restock our coffers.”

Last year, thanks to generous donations, Big Brothers was able to provide holiday toys for more than 600 Mt. Juliet children, and to deliver food baskets to 325 area families. 

Saturday’s trick-or-treaters won’t go away empty-handed, however. “We’ve purchased the cutest Halloween-themed goodies to give all the children who visit our booth,” Ms. Bilbrey enthused. She was quick to mention how much Big Brothers appreciates the support and generosity of Mt. Juliet residents. “We couldn’t do all we do without them,” she said. “Our Halloween treats are just a way of giving back to the community.”

 
Two armed men rob J.M. Market
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Two armed men robbed J.M. Market on Nonaville Road early Friday morning. 

According to the Mt. Juliet Police Department, around 5:20 a.m., a panic alarm brought officers, where it was discovered that an armed robbery had just occurred. Two men wearing masks entered the store, one pointed a handgun at the clerks, and another demanded cash from the register. An undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes were taken by the robbers. After the robbery, the men ran out the front door and fled on foot, scattering packs of cigarettes.

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Antioch man hit by car on East Division
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

An Antioch man was killed after being struck by a car on East Division Street Wednesday morning, Sept. 11. 

According to a preliminary report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, James W. Buchanan was walking along East Division Street just before 6 a.m. when he was struck by a car driven by Iris J. Shelton, 62. According to the report, Shelton did not see Buchanan because of darkness and fog. No citations or criminal charges were issued. 

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Out of state Woman found deceased in car in Waffle House parking lot
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

An unidentified woman from out of state was found deceased in her car at the Waffle House in Mt. Juliet Friday. 

According to the Mt. Juliet Police Department, around 5:30 p.m., officers were called to the Waffle House on South Mt. Juliet Road. Officers and Wilson Emergency Management determined the female was deceased. She was 52 years old. 

MJPD’s criminal investigators processed the scene for evidence, and the medical examiner responded to process the body. It was determined there was no foul play and this was not a criminal incident. 

 
MJ Pow Wow set for Sept. 28-29
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The 32nd annual Mt. Juliet Pow Wow is set to kick off Saturday, Sept. 28 at Mundy Memorial Park. 

The 9th annual memorial Trail of Tears walk will kick things off at 8 a.m. The walk will go from Grace United Methodist Church to Charlie Daniels Park. A memorial and breakfast will follow. 

Gates will open at Mundy Park at 10:30 a.m. There will be Native American food, crafts and music, Apache Crown Dancer and Hoop Dancer. 

There will also be a dance contest with $11,000 worth of prize money. 

September has been named American Indian Heritage Month by the state of Tennessee. 

Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for kids 12-and-under. Kids 5-and-under are free. 

 
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