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MJPD looking for reserve police officers
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Reserve police officers are an important part of the team at the Mt. Juliet Police Department, and the department is looking for dedicated individuals who want to be involved in law enforcement and public safety. Are you looking for a meaningful and challenging opportunity that helps keep Mt. Juliet safe? If so, consider applying for the Mt. Juliet Police Department’s reserve police officer program.

Reserve officers provide a vital role in supplementing the sworn personnel in essential public safety operations. Every volunteer police officer performs a myriad of duties such as assisting in patrol operations, deploying during natural or man-made disasters, protecting the integrity of crime scenes, assisting with crowd & traffic control during special events, and provide security during municipal court and other city events. 

Mt. Juliet Police reserve officers come from a variety of backgrounds that enhances the Mt. Juliet Police Department with their unique sets of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Currently, there are IT specialists, accountants, large company executives, and reserve and retired military officers in the rich mix of the reserve force. A blend of retirees and employed, the reserve officers are individuals who like to learn, have the time to commit, and are dedicated to serving their community. Once reserve officer candidates pass rigorous background checks, they are required to undergo training conducted by police instructors in Mt. Juliet two evenings a week and a few Saturdays a month during a 20 week academy slated to begin in April 2013.

The Mt. Juliet Police Department is now accepting applications for Reserve Police Officer. To learn more about the program, the Reserve Program is hosting an information session on Thursday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Juliet Police Headquarters. Those who are interested in the program and feel they meet the qualifications are more than welcome to attend. If you cannot make the information session, you should contact Sgt. Chandler at (615) 773-6260 for application procedures. The application period will close on Friday, March 15,  at 5 p.m.

Potential reserve officer applicants must meet similar qualifications as full-time police officers, which include:

- Reserve Police Officer Qualifications 

- Must be at least 21 Years of age

- Must be a high school graduate or equivalent

- Must be a U.S. Citizen

- Must not have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor involving moral turpitude as the term is defined by law, and not having been released or discharged other than honorable conditions from any of the U.S. Armed Forces

- Must have his or her fingerprints on file with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

- Must pass a medical examination by a license physician

- Must pass a drug screen by a license physician

- Must have a good moral character as determined by a background investigation

- Must be free of all apparent mental disorders as described in the Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Third Edition (DSM-11) of the American Psychiatric Association, and must be certified as meeting the criteria by a qualified professional in psychiatric and psychological fields.

- Must possess a valid Tennessee drivers license

Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

In 2007, a group of concerned Wilson Countians came together to form the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame.  

Agriculture has been a cornerstone of Wilson County from the day it was formed back in 1799.  

To recognize the contributions of the many folks involved in agriculture to our community, the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame was organized.  

Each year several Wilson Countians are recognized at a banquet designed to bring attention to Agriculture’s prominent place in our county.  

The seventh Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet will take place on April 2 at the Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. 

Area FFA and 4-H Members will serve as ushers for the evening.   

Plans are in place to recognize the following individuals as the fifth annual class of inductees into the Hall of Fame:

Robert Burton

Bob Haley

Fred Laine

Harold Patton

“The purpose of the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame is to recognize citizens of Wilson County who have made a significant impact on agriculture in Wilson County, Tennessee, nationally or worldwide” states Hale Moss Chairman of the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame.  “We felt the time was right to pay tribute to these very deserving individuals.  Each has made significant contributions to Wilson County Agriculture, as well as Wilson County in general.

Other members of the Board of Directors of the Hall of Fame are Ben Powell-Vice Chairman, Keith Harrison-Secretary, Diane Major-Treasurer, and Ruth Correll & Stratton Bone.  

The organizers have established a non-profit status for the organization to enable them to raise money to be used to the establishment of a building on the Ward Agricultural Center to be dedicated to the individuals inducted into the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame.  “Any funds raised over and above the costs of putting on the annual banquet will be set aside for the building,” states Diane Major, treasurer of the Hall of Fame,

Tickets for the banquet can be purchased from Diane Major by calling 444-1890 ext 3.  The cost is $15 each.  

Jordan’s Catering will be preparing the meal that evening, which is another reason to join in on the festivities.  

Area businesses interested in becoming sponsors of this event should also contact Diane Major.  

“We want the entire agricultural community in our county to come together to recognize these deserving individuals on April 2,” says Moss. “We owe these folks a great deal of gratitude for everything they have done for agriculture.  We hope our community will come together and join in the celebration.”

Man arrested in connection with Saundersville Road area car burglaries
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man in connection with several reported vehicle burglaries in subdivisions in the Langford Farms, Hidden Harbor and Saundersville Road area. 

Jamie W. Stanfill, 37, was arrested on unrelated charges, and after investigation, admitted to approximately 25 car burglaries in Wilson County alone, as well as implicating himself in other burglaries in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon and Sumner County. 

Concert for Black History Month
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Celebration of the Arts for Black History Month will remember the most famous African American performers in Wilson County on Feb. 23 in story and song at Baird Chapel at Cumberland University (CU), from blues guitarist extraordinaire Howlin’ Wolf and country harmonica wizard DeFord Bailey to accomplished gospel vocalists Maggie Porter and Thomas Rutling of the original Fisk Jubilee Singers.

Spiritual Care now offered at Charis
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Charis Health Center, a non-profit primary health care clinic for the working uninsured, strives to care for the entire patient in body, mind and spirit.  In order to help meet the spiritual needs of our patients, Charis now has a trained spiritual director available at our clinic for appointments on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

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