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Kinney offered MJ Fire Chief position
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

After an extensive search, Mt. Juliet Public Safety Director Andy Garrett announced this evening at the Mt. Juliet Board of Commissioners meeting that the selection committee has selected Erron Kinney as Mt. Juliet’s Fire Chief. 

It is expected that Kinney will assume his duties as Fire Chief within the coming weeks.

S. Greenhill Road to Old Lebanon Dirt Road discussed
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

The possibility of extending South Greenhill Road all the way to Old Lebanon Dirt Road was discussed at the Board of Commissioners meeting Monday. 

MJHS choirs brings home four trophies
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mt. Juliet High School Choirs brought home 4 Superior Trophies  from the Middle Tennessee Vocal Association Choral Festival.  The festival was held at the First United Methodist Church of Murfreesboro, Feb. 26.   

Sandy Elliott, MJHS Choir Director said “It was an amazing day!    Not only were our kids outstanding in performance, but their behavior exemplified true ambassadors for Mt. Juliet High School.”  

Superior is the highest score.  The scores were as follows:  

Mixed Choir - SOUL Choir = 10

Men’s Choir - MOVE = 10.562

Ladies Choir - LOVE = 11.14

Advanced Mixed Choir - Vocal Ensemble = 11.64

Elliott said the students went above and beyond meeting the state and national standards in performance.  

“These students have worked on techniques, notes and rhythms for weeks.  But, what made them so successful is that they truly understand the cultural and musical concepts of the songs and they were able to communicate this to the audience.  I am so proud of them and their achievements!” 

The four MJHS choirs qualified to compete at the State ACDA Choral Festival to be held in April at David Lipscomb University. The MJHS Vocal program  Choirs have qualified to compete at the State level for the last 10 years consecutively. There are approximately 190 students in the choirs at MJHS and our choirs continually earn Superior ratings at Regional, State and National Festivals.

MJHS students win at AMC
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Three Mt. Juliet High School students took the top three spots in the American Mathematics Contest at Cumberland University. 

Eric Whitmire took the highest score on the AMC 12, which was for students grade 12 and below. Ryan Downs and Chase Buscherfeld tied for second place. All three were awarded $1,000 scholarships. 

Cole Ellis, also a Mt. Juliet High School student, tied for third in the AMC 10, which is for students in grades 10 and below. Ellis won a $500 scholarship. 

Each participant in the contest received a goody bag as well as a Certificate of Participation. Door prizes from the Cumberland University bookstore were also provided to several of the participants. 

For this year’s contest, students from Ironwood Academy, Lebanon High School, Mt. Juliet High School, Sunset Middle School and Watertown High School participated in the event. 

Horticulture Q&A at Garr’s Saturday
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

On Saturday, March 16, Garr’s Rental and Feed in Mt. Juliet will host a question and answer session with Wilson County Extension Agent Justin Stefanski.  Homeowners are invited to bring their horticultural questions, from how to prune roses to how to eliminate weeds in the garden.  

The free “hands-on, how-to” sessions will begin with a pruning seminar at 10 a.m., followed by a weed identification and control seminar at 11 a.m.  

Both sessions will include a slide show and question-and-answer throughout.  

Those attending the weed identification and control seminar are invited to bring a fresh sample of problem vegetation, roots and all, for identification.   

Seating for the seminar is limited; please R.S.V.P. to Garr’s at 754-2777.    

“This is an opportunity for customers to have their questions answered by an expert,” explained Roy Garr, president and owner of Garr’s Rental and Feed.  “Whether you want to learn the best time and method for pruning shrubbery, a fungus growing on your rosebushes, or a weed growing in the lawn, Justin can assist you.”  Garr added that customers are encouraged to bring plant samples to the session.  

Stefanski is the horticultural specialist at the UT & TSU Wilson County Extension office.  

His focus is on home gardens, trees and shrubs, and diseases and insects affecting plant life.  

“I invite homeowners to come out to Garr’s ready to ask questions and show samples.  I look forward to answering questions and helping homeowners achieve horticultural success this summer.”

The UT & TSU Wilson County Extension office and staff offers programs in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community resource development.  

The office is located at 925 E. Baddour Pkwy in Lebanon.  

Garr’s Rental & Feed is located at 11620 Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet. Spring hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.  For more information, visit   

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