There are moments that make up a life, some simple, others extraordinary. It is these moments that transcend the ordinary to touch our hearts. They bring us together – It’s mAGic! When everyone gets together at […]
TriStar Mt. Juliet ER, a department of TriStar Summit Medical Center, hosted an official groundbreaking ceremony today at I-40 East, Exit 229A off Beckwith Road. This location is the site of the new TriStar Mt. […]
Leigh Anne Rainey has been named the new principal of Mt. Juliet High School. Wilson County Schools made the announcement on Friday, May 11. She will take over after current principal Mel Brown retires at […]
Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty gave his annual State of the City address Wednesday, March 21, at the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at Rutland Place. Hagerty began his address by introducing and recognizing the district […]
State and local officials along with Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) officials broke ground on the State Route 109 widening project Friday, March 9. The $51 million project will widen a seven-mile stretch of road […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – When Barry Wilmore came to Tennessee Technological University, he was just a walk-on for the Golden Eagle football team. Earning his way to a scholarship, he proved himself to be a capable […]
Daniel Webster defines a hobo as a migrant worker or a person who is usually a vagrant or a tramp that is homeless or penniless. Only in the last few years have I heard a story about 20 or so men (boys)
who traveled away from home (mostly out west) to seek an adventure.
When I found out I knew most of the men, I wanted to talk to some of them and hear about their travels. Two of the men who were “Boy Hobos” were Bobby Butler and George Page, Sr. I was taken a back when they told me stories about
their travels. Mr. Page said they were not really homeless because they were leaving a good home and they were traveling to a destination where they would have shelter.