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It’s Relay for Life time again
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s number one fundraiser, is coming back to Mt. Juliet Saturday, June 6, and will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:05 p.m. The event will feature a guest host appearance by M.J. Lucas of 98.9 F.M. Radio and multiple stage and musical performances throughout the day.

Relay for Life is a relay-walking, awareness and fundraising event where teams of volunteers take turns walking around a track. Food, games, and activities to raise money will also compromise part of the occasion.

Plummer takes over Principal position at West
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

West Elementary will be under new leadership next year, but it will be someone very familiar to students and parents. 

Chris Plummer, who has been at West for four years, was recently named the Principal to replace outgoing Becky Siever. Siever is leaving for a job in the Lebanon City Schools district. 

Plummer said he has received amazing support from the school community since been named to the position. He has even had other principal’s and administrators reach out to him to let him know they are there for him if they are needed. 

“That’s been nice,” said Plummer.

Plummer said West will continue to do what they have always done, including being a student centric environment that feels more like a family than a work place. 

“Everything we do we strive for excellence,” said Plummer of his faculty and staff. “It’s a truly family oriented atmosphere. We are all colleagues, and most are great friends. We have wonderful working relationships.”

Plummer said that the school has dealt with a lot over the last few years, including the death of a child and teacher, and it has brought the West community together and made them a stronger unit. 

Plummer said next year he hopes to continue to build the school community and bring more family oriented activities to the school. 

SmartAsset names MJ 6th healthiest housing market
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Organizations keep giving Mt. Juliet accolades, whether it be business friendly, safest or best places to live. 

Recently, Smart Asset, a financial analysis website, has named Mt. Juliet the 6th healthiest housing market in Tennessee, and 163rd in the United States. 

"Mt. Juliet is always honored and blessed to be recognized and highlighted in such a positive way by such a prestigious organization. On behalf of the Mayor, Vice Mayor, Staff, we want to thank our citizens first and foremost, our staff and all of the wonderful businesses and residents that help make Mt. Juliet what it truly is. We would also like to thank Smart Assets for the wonderful recognition," said Mt. Juliet City Manager Kenny Martin. 

Smart Asset considered several different indicators when coming up with their rankings. They were average years lived in a home, average homes with negative equity, homes sold at a loss, average days for a house on the market, and home costs of percentage of income. 

Mt. Juliet excelled at a low percentage of homes sold at a loss, average days on the market  and homes with negative equity. They were the best out of the top 10 cities in the first two categories. 

Mt. Juliet only sees 10.4 percent of homes sold at a loss, and the average number of days on the market is 112.5. 

Kingsport was No. 1 in the state, followed by Oak Ridge, Kingston, Seymour and Brentwood. 

Rounding out the top 10 behind Mt. Juliet was Jonesborough, Fairview, Johnson City and Manchester. 

You can learn more about the report at

Local developer passes
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

On May 29, Robert E. (Bob) Earheart was laid to rest at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.  A small group of close family and friends were in attendance. 

Earheart was a devoted husband and father who loved and was loved by his children. He had a long and prosperous career in residential development, and was a principle figure in the early development of modern day west Wilson County. Earheart moved to Mt. Juliet in the early 1980s and focused on developments and land acquisitions in the area. Earheart believed that you had to be 20 years ahead of growth if you were in the land acquisition business. 

When Earheart moved to Mt. Juliet, it was little more than a large community on the outskirts of Nashville. He had a unique personality and an ability to see development before it had matured. As the community continues to lose people of his stature, it signifies a passing of an era in the community. 

MJE Principal’s List, Honor Roll
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Principal’s List

2nd Grade: Nick Blair, Liam Bowles, Lincoln Burch, Dezeree Butters, Sydney Cason, Ethan DelConte, Sadie Duke, Maggie Dunlap, Chloe Elekaili, Evan Hardin, Christopher Henley, Andrew Huffine, Jenna Jacobs, Samantha Johnson, Regan Jones, Nathan Kowalski, Lily Lipscomb, Mia McCoy, Mia McGranahan, Addison McQueen, Natalie Moreno, Courtney Parker, Vidhi Patel, Jackson Phibbs, Adalee Rainey, Tyler Stott, Rykan Tarazona, Tyler Travers, Cole Underwood, Nikolas Ware, Caden Webber, Isobel Weyland, Olivia Womack.

3rd Grade: Aidan Adcock, Owen Agee, Cody Ambrose, Madilyn Bergset, Kristina Bosch, Lockard Boyle, Ethan Brake, Abi Coffman, Kaleigh Copeland, Hannah Ellis, Hannah Frattini, Chloe Gessner, Morgan Heim, Cambrie Hill, Sammi Hite, Jack Horst, Tori Jacobs, Lucy Kammerer, Erin Keating, Jansen Krawczyk, Avery Lawson, Grant Leyk, Victoria Linville, Josephine McAfee, Molly McCarthy, Mackenzie Romer, John Ruotolo, Clara Grace Sanders, Maddy Sheehy, Ella Smith, Caitlyn Spencer, Ben Taylor, Resha Kate Tinley, Noah Vaughn, Jamie West, David Winsinger, Ellie Kate Wright.

4th Grade: Katie Alford, Gabe Anderson, Carolina Bannach, Marcus Beebe, Jr., Garrett Brown, Jason Burch, Gracie Dolezal, Audrey Downing, Lucy Ephrem, Emily Erdley, Emma Haley, Nate Kammerer, Lauren Lupton, Riley Mallicoat, Parker Overath, Noah Pierce, Tate Riley, Andrew Shell, Te Stover, Madison Streszoff, Sydney Williams.

5th Grade: Savannah Clarke, Carson Cote, Lily Crawford, Kaylyn Eckel, Roxie Flesher, Lily Harper, Sarah Heckmann, Abby Hill, Alina Hill, Jaxyn Kirian, Garrison Lewis, Davis McQueen, Seth Miller, Konner Russell, Ty Smith, Hannah Smoot, Meyer Tinley, Sydney Welch.

Honor Roll

2nd Grade: Emanuel Angel, Sarah Baez Trevino, Brayden Barton, Sarah Blackburn, Audrey Brown, Elijah Buchanan, Morgan Burks, Ethan Campbell, Ashtyn Cammack, Cal Clark, Ansel Davis, Addison French, Keely Gooch, Grant Johnson, Bradley Kirby, Maggie Lambert, Josh Lechner, Hayden Lowery, Alivia Mang, Cash Mead, Laurel Middleton, Morgan Middleton, Will Milner, Jalen Mitchell, Anthony Morris, Jovie Neely, Kayden Noel, Jeremiah Pardue, Ahanti Patowary, Will Pirtle, Reece Price, Maddock Richardson, Gabi Rivas, Casen Roark, Kimora Robinson, Grayson Sevelius, Kate Shamblin, Dylan Shirley, Ashlee Swift, Xander Ward, Piper Willis, Thomas Winfrey

3rd Grade: Joseph Abbott, Brandon Alford, Abby Aronin, Sydney Ashabranner, Samantha Attas, Kiran Bhela, Alayna Booher, Grace Boyce, Savannah Bradley, Cooper Buckner, Marc Cordle, Will Czerniak, Thatcher Davis, Hailey Donato, Kirsten Doss, Brandon Druen, Niko Duffie, Julia Eckel, AnnaSophia Gibson, Jackson Gibson, Reese Gibson, Emma Gnann, Hailey Heath, Hailey Hill, Kalen Hix, Peyton Hughes, Jenna Hunsberger, Talan Jackson, Laurel Jones, Emery Kane, Kierston Key, Camden Lackey, Caleb Lins, Patrick McClanahan, Nathan Roth, Carson Sells, Bella Silverwood, Travis Smallwood, Logan Strub, Steven Sun, Jovie Talbott, Callie Thompson, Breanna Trivett, Sarah Unland, Lamar Wade 

4th Grade: Ames Baker, Sheridan Barker, Mitchell Bennett, Alex Blackwell, Katelyn Brown, Ava Bryant, Autumn Caldwell, Megan Campbell, Briley Chandler, Kennedi Coker, Lia Corkern, Size Daniyan, Haylie Devine, Emma Divona, Zackery Donovan, Maddie Dukes, Kyle Fitzgibbons, Rohit Ganachari, Bradyn Gannon, Seth Hagemeyer, Caroline Hall, Samantha Hartsook, Evie Hayes, Angela Hoover, Natalie Horst, Lauren Jackson, Garrett Journell, Sanjeev Kommireddi, Ella Lambert, Claire Luecke, Chad Marudas, Keegan McAfee, Ellie Rose McAnally, Hannah McCord, Hayden Mead, Kenzie Miller, Morgan Nance, Julia Paddock, Adam Partin, Bella Pilkinton, DJ Pirtle, Rozlin Rivas, Andy Romer, Jackson Scudder, Beau Shamblin, Holden Stockwell, Jaren Tatum, Seth Taylor, Trent Thomas, Carly Thompson, Lily Weiss, John Wilkerson, Matt Wilkerson

5th Grade: Kalab Abel, Andrew Aronin, Aiden Baltz-Hooten, Lexi Berry, Zach Bingham, Cole Bolton, Alden Boyd, Allison Brake, Aine Bridgen, Kate Brown, Anthony Buckland, Shaun Caffrey, Aiden Camp, Hannah Colson, Kyleigh DeBow, Jenna Delaney, J.J. DeWald, Emma Garver, India Gooch, Aiden Graves, Bridget Grigg, Avery Hampton, Zach Hendley, Mario Hill, Avery Hix, Austin Hunley, Morgan Hunt, Emma Jackson, Kayla Johnson, Renee Jones, Annie Kane, Will Kirby, Brice Lamont, Lindsey Lawrence, Jude Lins, Anna Long, Emma McAdoo, Mary McCarthy, Ara Minton, Brianna Mitchell, Ty Mitchell, Maggie Moore, Bryson Morris, Tanner Phibbs, Jordan Post, Ava Rainey, Brooke Reynolds, Cate Satterfield, Wade Savage, Sena Sedik, Perry Shipley, Aidan Smith, Fox Underwood, Isaac Walmsley, Camille Wathen, Hailey Young

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