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MJHS Winter Guard, Drum Line need donations to get to World Championships
Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Mt. Juliet High School Winter Guard and Drum Line are needing money to compete in the World Championships in Dayton, Ohio next week.

The MJHS Winter Guard will travel to the Winter Guard International World Championships April 10-14 in Dayton. The Mt. Juliet winter guard is currently ranked eighth of 120 groups participating in championships.  They are trying to raise about $5,000 to fund their trip.

The guard has had a fantastic season and will compete for the state championships over the weekend at Belmont University.  The guard is made up of 20 students from Mt. Juliet High School and Mt. Juliet Middle School.

The MJHS Winter Drum Line will also travel to Dayton for the percussion world championships April 17-20.  The MJHS percussionists have had a fantastic season and they will go to Dayton with the fifth highest score posted this season.  The winter drum line is made up of 39 students from the high school and middle school.  They also will compete at the state tournament this weekend at Belmont.  They are trying to raise about $10,000 to go Dayton.

If you are interested in donating, visit the band’s website, or contact Tony Cox at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

MJHS broadcasting classes win awards
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Tennessee High School Press Association held its annual award ceremony last month with high schools being represented from across the state, and Mt. Juliet High School came away with several awards. 

Getting kids ready for kindergarten
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sabrina Garrett

Special to The Chronicle

Almost everyone remembers their first day of school, and for hundreds of upcoming kindergarteners that day is just a few short months away.

Fundraiser to help family who lost their mother
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A local fundraiser, a Kristina’s Girls Fund Concert, is planned for Saturday April 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. 

A group of students from The Heritage Christian Academy, a co-op and tutorial group supporting home schooling families, will host a performance by the group’s Zach Allen Band that evening and sell food and drinks. 

Other entertainment includes singer/songwriter Matt Belsante, and the bands Half Built and Richard Gowen. 

The event will be held at The Place, 11966 Lebanon Rd., Mt. Juliet, and proceeds will also benefit the Adkins’ children’s education.

Kristina Adkins, 35, died after complications from childbirth March 7. A memorial service was held at First Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet, March 17. 

Her husband, Jeremy, now has to care for their five children, Mackenzie, 14, Alexis, 11, Savannah, 9, Sophia, 7 and newborn Kristina. 

Adkins grew up in Wilson County, but was transferred to Coral Springs, Fla. through his job with HCA. 

You can also contribute at Checks made out to FBC Fort Lauderdale may be mailed to First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale, 301 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33301. For purposes for tax deduction, do not write “Kristina’s Girls Fund” on the check, but instead enclose a note indicating the check is for that fund. 

Courtney’s to hold Big Brothers fundraiser
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Friday, April 12, head to Courtney’s Restaurant on Mt. Juliet Road for some memorable home-style country cooking, fancy door prizes, toe-tapping country music, and to help the Big Brothers of Mt. Juliet. 

“It’s going to be lots of fun, and an opportunity to build up your treasury for the year ahead,” noted Sherry Bilbrey, president of the charitable organization that sponsors Mother’s Toy Store every  Christmas in Mt. Juliet for the children of disadvantaged families. Additionally, Big Brothers provides families with holiday food boxes, and emergency assistance with utility bills during the years. 

This year, however, Bilbrey is worried about having funds enough to aid everybody who needs it. “We’re getting calls on a nearly daily basis requesting our help. We hate to have to turn people away. We are thankful for all the friends we have in the community. We could really use their help right now.”

The fundraiser will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Drawing for door prizes will occur every half hour, with the grand prize, a Nikon camera, drawn last. This is the second year in a row that Big Brothers has teamed up with Courtney’s Restaurant. “We really appreciate all that Courtney’s does for us,” Ms. Bilbrey concluded. 

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