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County, City leaders go to Vegas to draw businesses to area
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Leaders from Mt. Juliet, Lebanon and Wilson County made the yearly trip to Las Vegas, Nev. to attend the ICSC Convention. 

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Moss running for Circuit Court Clerk
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Debbie Moss excitedly announces her campaign and candidacy for Wilson County Circuit Court Clerk in the August 7th County Election.  

Moss is a life long resident of Wilson County and a graduate of Mt. Juliet High School.  Her career spans seventeen years of government experience and a financial background in local banking. Debbie was instrumental in the development and growth of West Wilson County as Zoning Administrator for the City of Mt. Juliet, where she sat on the Board of Regional Planning and The Board of Zoning Appeals.  Her current position as Employee Benefits Manager in the Finance Department for Wilson County allows her to meet all the benefit needs of over 600 employees and 130 retirees as well as their spouses and dependents. Debbie goes above and beyond her job to help the employees with any benefit. Her job as Manager puts her in situations where employees need her advice, help and a shoulder to lean on. She is very well known to be an advocate for the employee and to get their problems or questions answered promptly.

Debbie is the wife of Wilson County native Charlie Moss. Charlie works as a Lead Construction Manager for Pyramid Network Services where he supervises the engineering and constructing of cell phone towers around the State of Tennessee.  The couple will celebrate 38 years of marriage this summer.  Debbie and Charlie and her sister-in-law Linda Moss, a client of Prospect Incorporated of Lebanon and whom Debbie is the primary caregiver, currently reside in Mt. Juliet. They have two daughters.  The eldest is Samantha Smith, a graduate of Mt. Juliet High School and Cumberland University. Samantha will be graduating in the fall as a Nurse Practitioner and currently works at University Medical Center in Lebanon.  Samantha’s family, including her husband Jason Smith and daughters Karaline and Lila Kate, currently live in Mt. Juliet. Debbie and Charlie’s youngest daughter, Sydney Seat is a graduate of Wilson Central High School and a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. Sydney has worked for Wilson County Emergency Management as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher and currently teaches English at Wilson Central High School in Lebanon. Sydney and her husband Jim Seat currently live in Mt. Juliet. 

Debbie’s late father was Sam Crowder  Brewington who served as Constable for Wilson County for decades, and her late mother Ruby (Dedman) Brewington was a homemaker. Her family has a history of being active within the community.  Her older sister Sherry Bilbrey is President of Big Brothers, and her sister Judy Hughes is currently a Realtor in Wilson County and is the President Elect of EMTAR Realtors Association.  Her sister Patricia (Trish) Petruzzi is retired from Community Health Systems where she served as the Director of Medical Records.  Debbie also had a brother now deceased, Sam Brewington Jr.  Debbie is a member of Mt. Juliet First Church of God where she served as the church treasurer for 10 years. She and her husband served as the churches youth leader for several years.

Debbie is confident in her capability to serve Wilson County as Circuit Court Clerk.  Her experience in government service and ability to communicate with and serve the people of Wilson County are characteristics that she plans to use as Circuit Court Clerk.  Her organizational skills will play a key role in overseeing the clerks’ offices and keeping records of the Circuit Court, the Civil Division of the General Sessions Court and the Criminal Court.  She promises to give an unyielding work ethic to these duties. She humbly asks for your vote at the County Election on August 7 or early voting July 18-Aug 2 as the new Wilson County Circuit Court Clerk.  

 
MJCA Principal's List, Honor Roll
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Principal’s List

1st Grade: Emma Ashley, Addyson Caldwell, Luca Christensen, Linley Frazier, Sam Kimbrough, Addison Lanier, Cole Martin, Kinsley Coleman, Tanner Hedgepath, Luke Irby, Sarah Little, Annalise Mecklenburg, Lucas Otto, Shaan Patel, Anna Claire Strong, Colt Taylor, Luke Taylor, Abigail Whicker.

2nd Grade: Emily Best, Elizabeth Corbin, Chiemelie Ezeoke, Drake George, Maverick Harris, Wesley Johnson, Katie Newton, Sydney Pinto, Ava Presley, Neve Scalf, Savanna Armstrong, Maddie Arostegui, Joshua Cantrell, Mattie LaFaye, Alyssa McCorkle, Bell Nokes, Nathan Semmes, Anna Sullivan.

3rd Grade: Blake Cummings, Lauren Kleeberg, Nicholas Lee, Jeanne Olivier, Sajal Usry, Meredith Woolson, Grace Wood, Tanner Jennings, Shawn Link, Bethany Little, Alisyn Parfait, Logan Swaney, Christian Taylor.

4th Grade: Levi Irby, Ethan Olivier, Samantha Pinto, Brandon Stonebraker, Troy Frazier, Caroline Henderson, Aydin Patel, Jessica Whicker, George Wilson.

5th Grade: Mallie Foutch, Luke Nave, Savannah Moore, Gracie Parham.

Honor Roll

1st Grade: Preston Elliott, Blake Walker.

2nd Grade: Lily Witkus, Kail Burroughs, Ivan Kelso.

3rd Grade: Brad Cullen, Hanna Hale, J.D. Moore, Sullivan Swords, Kyle Stewart, Trey Adcock, Emily Davis, Layla Davis, Jack Pyburn, Kaleb Reed, Cooper Shotts.

4th Grade: Kael Adams, Eli Burgess, Chioma Ezeoke, Ethan Howe, Felicity Keen, Grace Kimbrough,  Grant Larsen, Madeline Morris, Connor Vogel,Tyler Barnes, Faith Brown, Jenna Dunnewold, Khol Hedgepath, Owen Kelso, Stephen McMillian.

5th Grade: Savannah Brewer, Brooke Harman, Bethany Lyons, Jacob McNutt, Abby Risher, Jacob Snider, Jaxon York, Mathew Cook, Trendan Griffin, Amelia Lyons, Preston Olivier, Madaleine Reagan, Jordan Willis.

 
2014 Wounded Warriors High Five Tour to stop at Two Rivers Ford
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The 2014 Wounded Warriors High Five Tour will roll through Nashville Friday June 13 from 5-7 p.m. and will stop at Two Rivers Ford in Mt. Juliet. 

The tour’s ride of choice, a customized Stars and Stripes-wrapped 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, will be stopping at Two Rivers Ford (www.tworiversford.com), where supporters can sign the car with a message of gratitude and contribute to the cause of building two “smart homes” for two U.S. military veterans and their families. 

The mission of Wounded Warriors Family Support and their High Five Tour is to raise the funds necessary to build to “smart homes” that will greatly improve the lives of Staff Sergeant Jason Ross (USMC) and Captain Anthony Simone (USAF), both veterans of Afghanistan, as well as their respective families. Ross lost both of his legs in March 2011, while Simone suffered severe head trauma and burns after his helicopter was shot down in June 2010.

Ross currently lives with his wife, Corporal Bridgette Ross (USMC), and their two daughters in San Diego, Calif. Simone lives in Joliet, Illinois, with his wife Andrea and their two children.

These “smart homes” offer a number of features—including home security, HVAC, and accessibility and mobility devices—all designed to improve the vets’ everyday quality of life and instill in them a renewed sense of independence. The goal of this year’s Wounded Warrior High Five Tour is to raise $1,000,000 to make Staff Sergeant Ross and Captain Simone’s dreams a reality, and the contributions of the public will be vital in reaching this goal. 100 percent of every contribution will go toward construction.

“This will be the High Five tour’s 3rd stop here at the dealership, and the feeling of pride we have each time it rolls on the lot never ceases to amaze me,” said Joel Hawley, Two Rivers Ford. “We are very proud and at the same time humbled to be chosen to be part of such a great event.”

During the 2014 Wounded Warriors High Five Tour, the custom 2014 Mustang Shelby GT500 will visit more than 65 cities in 48 states, covering more than 27,000 miles of road. 

More information on the 2014 Wounded Warriors High Five Tour can be found at www.WoundedWarriorsFamilySupport.org. 

Two Rivers Ford is located at 76 Belinda Parkway Mount Juliett, TN, 37122.

 
MJ girl fighting life-threatening disease
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

When a loved one and their family are fighting a serious illness, you surround that family with all your love and support.  That is exactly what is happening with the Kelley family.

Paisley Kelley, a ten-year-old girl, is fighting Niemann-Pick –a genetic life-threatening disease that affects the liver and leaves her in constant pain.  There is no known cure for the disease but symptoms can be treated with medication. The Kelley family is waiting for a FDA approval on a treatment, which is not covered by insurance.

Family and friends of the Kelley family are selling bracelets as a fundraiser to support Paisley, her family, and to aid in finding a cure for Niemann-Pick.  The cost for the bracelets are 1/$10, 5/$40, 10/$60, and 20/$100.  All who donate by purchasing one or more bracelets will be entered to win a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.  This custom-made bike is signed by some of the biggest names in Country music – such as  - Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, and George Strait.  The helmet has been signed by artists also.  This one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson will be on display at the Hog Rally May 31 in Cookeville and at The Listening Room June 17 in Downtown Nashville.  The drawing for this custom-made Harley-Davidson will be Nov. 8.

To purchase bracelets or for more information you may visit the showings of the Harley-Davidson or by visiting the website at www.prayersforpaisley.us.

Donations may be made at any SunTrust branch under the trust fund in Paisley Kelley’s name.

 
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