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Planning approves Graves Crossing
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

The planning commission approved site plans for the Graves Crossing retail center and Ascend Federal Credit Union at the monthly meeting Thursday. 

Sheriff Terry Ashe resigns
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Patrick Hall

Special to The Chronicle

Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe announced Tuesday afternoon he would be stepping down from that position after 30 years to serve as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association.

MJPD installs pharmaceutical drug disposal bin
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

West Wilson County residents now have a safe and local place to dispose of expired and unused medication. 

The Mt. Juliet Police Department installed Wilson County’s first public pharmaceutical disposal bin that is available in the front lobby of police headquarters. Residents can safely dispose of their unused medication at all hours. The bin was supplied by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation – Office of Sustainable Practices. Last week was the first week the drop bin was available for public use, and 47 pounds of waste has already been collected.

Endangered Child Alert issued, teen found safe
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

On Thursday, Sept. 13 at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Mt. Juliet Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Endangered Child Alert for 13 year-old Hailey Privette of Mt. Juliet.

MJ History: Punk, Maurice Jennings and his country stores
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This week we have another story from the Mt. Juliet Homecoming magazine, which is published each year along with the event. This week, we have “Punk: Maurice Jennings & His Country Stores.” It was written by Melody Jennings Griffin. 

If you lived in Mt. Juliet in the 1960s and 1970s, you will no doubt remember Maurice “Punk” Jennings, and his grocery stores, known as Jennings’ Grocery. These were honest-to-goodness country stores, the kind you seldom find anymore. Big chain stores are fast replacing these kinds of stores, but these older stores often provided the kind of service you cannot find in many of the larger stores. 

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