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School board finds money for teacher raises
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

A program that the school board was able to push back to the 2014-15 school year freed up money for 1.5 percent raises for all school personnel Monday. 

Veterans Plaza receiving several donations
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Veterans Plaza and Museum has seen the donations flood in since Memorial Day of 2012. 

Approximately $115,000 has been received. Wilson Bank & Trust donated $25,000, Kenwall Steel $10,000 and Lochinvar has donated $5,000. Once funded, the Park and museum will be located next to the courthouse in Lebanon. 

Music City Star to run to Wilson County Fair
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) will operate a second Music City Star train to the Wilson County Fair on Saturday, August 17th and Saturday, August 24th. 

It will depart Riverfront Station at 3 p.m., stop in Donelson at 3:12 p.m., Hermitage at 3:26 p.m., Mt. Juliet at 3:35 p.m., Martha at 3:45 p.m., Lebanon at 3:55 p.m. and arrive at the Temporary Fairgrounds Station at 4:05 p.m.

An earlier train will still depart from Riverfront Station at noon, stop in Donelson at 12:12 p.m., Hermitage at 12:26 p.m., Mt. Juliet at 12:35 p.m., Martha at 12:45 p.m., Lebanon at 12:55 p.m. and arrive at the Temporary Fairgrounds Station at 1:05 p.m. 

The return train to Nashville leaves the Temporary Fairgrounds Station at 9 p.m. 

An allotment of 400 tickets will be available to the general public for each day. Cost is $20 for ages 13 and older, $15 for ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and younger. The ticket includes round-trip train fare and one-day admission to the fair. Parking is free at all of the outlying stations (Donelson, 2705 Lebanon Pike; Hermitage, 4121 Andrew Jackson Parkway; Mt. Juliet, 22 E. Division St.; Martha. 65 Martha Circle; Lebanon, 334 W. Baddour Parkway), and customers are encouraged to park at these stations since there is no parking available at Riverfront Station. 

Tickets are available for purchase online at and with a credit card. Tickets will be on sale until 48 hours prior to departure or until they are sold out, whichever comes first. 

Customers who purchased the special tickets will need to show their ticket to the conductor for scanning when boarding on both trips. Children age 5 and younger will need a printed ticket, too. Parents should request these tickets when they make their purchase. 

Backpacks and folding chairs will be allowed onboard. Any items that will not fit underneath the seat, such as large coolers, bikes and wagons, are not permitted on the train. 

For more information, visit the Wilson County Fair website at 

Please note: Weekday Music City Star tickets and passes are not accepted on the Wilson County Fair train. 

MJ resident running to support cancer research
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

On Aug. 11, Armando Lopez from Mt. Juliet will be running in the 41st annual Falmouth Road Race to help conquer cancer as a member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s team.  

Lopez, along with more than 200 Dana-Farber teammates from New England and beyond, will run the seven-mile race with a goal to raise $450,000 to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Dana-Farber team celebrates its 11th year of participation in the Falmouth Road Race official charity program in 2013.

Lopez is a member of “Team Lanzoni,” a group of over 60 people from the 99 Restaurants who have run the Falmouth Road Race to support Dana-Farber for the past seven years. Team Lanzoni runs in memory of their friend and colleague, David Lanzoni, who lost his battle with cancer in 2006. Through the group’s participation from 2006 to 2012, they have raised more than $600,000 for Dana-Farber.

Dana-Farber team members running the Falmouth Road Race must meet a basic fundraising commitment of $1,250. One-hundred-percent of the funds raised go to the Jimmy Fund (, which solely supports Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.

To learn more about running for Dana-Farber or to support a runner, please visit 

11th Annual Ms. Tennessee Senior Wilson County
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 11th  annual Ms. Tennessee Senior Wilson County pageant to be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 2:30 p.m. at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center Fiddlers Grove Opry stage as part of the Wilson County fair.

The Ms. Tennessee Senior Wilson County pageant is for ladies that have reached the “Age of Elegance,” 60 and over, have resided in Wilson County for the past three months and is a citizen of the United States. The entry fee is $20

Each contestant will receive a gift and the top three will be awarded special prizes. Contestants will be judged on poise, personality, evening gown and talent. Talent may be singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument, dramatic reading, art display, dress designing, creative poetry, writing, etc. Each contestant will be invited to a rehearsal at which time they’ll receive complete instructions regarding the pageant and rehearse the evening activities.

We invite all ladies that have reached the “Age of Elegance,” 60 and over to make new friends, visit new places and seek the title of Ms. Tennessee Senior Wilson County. 

For more information, contact the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce at 444-5503.

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