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Wilson County Veterans Plaza accepting bids and donations
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Wilson County Veterans Park and Museum is projected to open at the end of May 2014 and is now accepting bids and donations.  

“We have had several people to call and ask how they could be a part of this beautiful contribution to our veterans,” Bernie Ash, veterans service officer said.

There are two different ways you can contribute.  First, is by donation.  You can come by the Veteran’s Service Office located in the Wilson County Courthouse or call 444-2460; Bernie Ash is willing to meet with anyone to discuss the layout and detail of the project and how you can be a part. 

Second, is by contributions of materials.  A donation of supplies or labor is needed to build the park.  

There has been a meeting set up at 10AM, December 30 in the Commission Room at the Wilson County Courthouse for people to attend and discuss what is needed in terms of materials, supplies and labor.  The meeting is open to the public and we will be taking contributions and taking suggestions of who we can get to take care of the needs for the project.  

The Veteran Services Office has worked hard preparing fundraisers for the park.  They have sold T-shirts, bricks in memory of a veteran and those in support of a veteran.  

If you plan to donate materials, supplies or labor and are unable to attend the meeting you can pick up a bid packet from the Phoenix Builders group.  Our goal is to do all donations of this nature through the bid packet. 

“We hope everyone will get excited as we generate something to honor the people who have sacrificed over the years for our freedom, veterans,” County Mayor Randall Hutto said. 

Steve Robinson of Phoenix Commercial Builders, LLC was awarded the construction manager for the project, he was the lowest bidder.  

Bids will go out on January 6; bids will be opened on January 16 and reviewed on January 17.  Construction on the park is projected to start February 3.

For more information contact the Veteran Services Office at 444-2460.  Bernie Ash or Mrs. Carol Dedman in the office can answer your questions. 

Top stories of 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

This is our last paper of 2013, so we are going to take a look back at what shaped our great city over the past year. 


The traffic cameras disappeared from intersections around Mt. Juliet as the contract was voted not to be renewed by the City Commissioners. 

Shoplifters wanted by MJPD
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Three shoplifters, who continue to strike area retailers, are wanted by Mt. Juliet Police.  

According to the Mt. Juliet Police Department, Friday, Dec. 6, the group targeted Best Buy in the Providence MarketPlace and stole over $1000 in merchandise. 

MJPD to set up DUI checkpoints
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Additional Mt. Juliet Police Officers will hit the streets on the evening of Friday, Dec. 27 in an effort to curb impaired driving and impaired-related crashes. Sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols will be conducted in the Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet Road, West Division St, and Belinda Parkway areas that evening. In addition, Mt. Juliet Police will be assisting the Tennessee Highway Patrol in a multi-agency effort to curb impaired driving on New Year’s eve.

“Our goal is simple,” said Mt. Juliet Police Chief James Hambrick. “We want to remove those driving under the influence from the street before they impact others.”

Restoration Community Outreach opens Donation Center & Food Pantry
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Restoration Community Outreach has teamed up with United Way and Second Harvest Food Bank to create The Donation Center & Food Pantry. 

Due to high unemployment rates and a difficult economy, your help is needed more than ever to provice meals to hundreds of your neighbors in need. The Donation Center & Food Pantry is asking local businesses, churches and civic groups to help sponsor food and toiletry drives to help feed the hungry in the community. 

All food, toiletry items and funds raised will help The Donation Center & Food Pantry to supply emergency food and toiletries to those in need. The Food Pantry is working hard to serve the community and help a growing number of families who are food insecure. Food insecure families are so limited in their resources to buy food if they are running out of food, reducing the quality of their food, cutting out meat, feeding their children unbalanced meals, or skipping meals so their children can eat. 

Donate non-perishable foods and toiletry items in the marked boxes at the collection points at 14905 Lebanon Road, Building A, Suite G. The Donation Center & Food Pantry is currently in serious need of the following: canned tuna, ham, chicken, turkey or beef, peanut butter and jelly, cereal beans, dried or canned macaroni and cheese, boxed meals, pasta and pasta sauces, rice, fruit juice, soup, fruit and vegetables, canned sugar and flour, coffee, tea and drink mix, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet tissue, soap, deodorant, shaving cream and feminine products. 

For more information about The Donation Center & Food Pantry, contact (931)952-0824 or check out their Facebook page at 

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