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MJHS partners with Election Commission for school elections
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mt Juliet High School and the Wilson County Election Commission teamed up on Friday, April 26th to hold a Student Body Officer Election. The election involved freshmen, sophomores, and juniors voting for the 2013-2014 class officers.

In less than two hours approximately 600 students cast votes in the election. Mt. Juliet High School students conducted the election with procedures similar to those used in Federal, State and County elections. The student election officials checked voters photo IDs and verified they were eligible to vote. The voting system used for this election was the same system used for every election in Wilson County.

The Wilson County Election Commission appreciates the opportunity to work with the faculty and students at Mt Juliet High School to hold this election,” Phillip Warren, Administrator of Elections, said. “We welcome any opportunity to have young people, educators and the public have hands on experience with voting and elections.”

“Working with teachers Blake Hall, Angela Bates, Megan Grabinski, Jennifer Wallace, Josh Seal, John McGee and Mike Duncan and the students was a pleasure,” Warren commented. “They planned and ran an organized election with procedures that reflect how fair and legal elections are held in Tennessee.”

“For these students, this voting experience will, hopefully, be the start of a long tradition of exercising their rights and proudly voting,” Warren said.

Rowe to perform at Summer Festival of Art & Music
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Country Music Artist Shari Rowe will be the opening act at the Summer Festival of Art & Music. Ms. Rowe, based out of Arizona, is touring our area and we a blessed to have her perform at our Festival. Shari was recently nominated for the ICM award for her song, “Silly Boy”.  She is schedule to perform at 10 a.m. on May 11.

The third annual Summer Festival of Art & Music to benefit the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.

The agenda includes six 45 minute country music acts on an outdoor stage beginning at 10 am.

10 a.m. – Country Artist, Shari Rowe

11 a.m. – Country Artist, Billy Tarkington

Noon – Country Artist Bill Feathers with Richard Leedy

1 p.m. - Cookie & the Monster 

2 p.m. - Country Artist, Paul Alan Coons

3 p.m. - Country Artist, Michelle Little

Local artisans will be exhibiting and selling their wares. Booths include: Oil paintings, water color and drawings, painted glass wear, stained glass, woodworking, quilting, pottery, photography crafts, jewelry and more. Booths are available for $25.

A picnic plate lunch with hot dogs, coleslaw, baked beans, chips, desserts & beverage for $5 will be offered from 11 – 1 p.m.

The famous “decorate a shoe” contest and exhibit will take place. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded at 4 p.m. Entrées must be brought in by noon Friday May 10. The contest is open to anyone. 

For more information on booth rental or how to enter the shoe contest call      758-9114. The event is free and open to the public.

Commander Run proves to be tough challenge
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The event, slated as the “Toughest in Tennessee” held true to its name as participants of the Second Annual FCS Commander Run left panting after the extreme 5K and admitting, “This was definitely harder than last year’s Commander – extremely challenging and fun.”

They are referring to the mud-crawling, obstacle-climbing, extreme terrain course that attracted athletes from all around Tennessee and Kentucky to push their limits on endurance and toughness. Most who participated noted that their times in the “insane obstacle race” were longer than last year with the addition of obstacles on the course.

School President Jon Shoulders said that FCS is pleased to offer this signature event to promote physical fitness and make it something everyone could enjoy.   It’s also a wonderful opportunity for visitors to see our entire 50-acre campus.  The event included the Ultra Extreme, the Extreme 5K, the Mini-Extreme and the Cross-Country 5K – offering something for those at every level of fitness.

Winners from the event benefiting Friendship Christian School include:

Cross County 5K winners were Kaleb Dickerson (Male) and Ashlee Chance (Female).

Mini Extreme winners were Jared Dickey (M) and Zoe Kane (F).

Extreme 5K winners were Kerry Dickerson (M) and Liz Thompson (F).

Ultimate Extreme winners were Kerry Dickerson (M) and Gina Granstaff (F).

Extreme Commander Run participant, Tab Kirkland, who travels to extreme races around the southeast including the Spartan and Warrior Dash, agreed that the Commander Run course was tough – “even tougher than last year.”  “It was a really fun race – challenging and one that’s on my calendar for next year,” he said.

Shoulders said the funds raised from the Commander Run will go into the school’s fund to help offset operation expenses for FCS.

For more information, visit or call Friendship Christian School at (615)449-1573.

Director of Schools list down to two
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sabrina Garrett

Special to The Chronicle

Dr. Tim Sutterlund or Dr. Donna Wright will be named the new Wilson County Director of Schools following a final round of interviews set for Saturday, April 27.

3 home burglaries reported in Clearview Estates
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Residential burglaries have been a common occurrence in a Mt. Juliet neighborhood recently. 

The Clearview Estates neighborhood has had three residential burglaries, which have all occurred on Thursdays. The three different homeowners have come home to their doors kicked-in and homes ransacked. Cash, Jewelry, firearms, and narcotics were all reported stolen.

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