Italian tile company selects Lebanon for U.S. operations

TecnoTiles eyes 60 jobs at Wilson County site
Apr 11, 2014 12:47 PM

RTA lands $1.6M grant for Lebanon transit project

Construction of Hamilton Springs Station slated for spring 2015
Mar 20, 2014 11:37 AM

Lebanon scores metal products company

Novamet to invest $8.6M, bring 43 jobs
Feb 11, 2014 12:56 PM

Cumberland applies for NCAA Division II membership

Lebanon-based Cumberland University has officially applied to the NCAA for Division II athletics membership, according to the Associated Press.

The university's sports teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) division. CU official want to begin the three-year transition from NAIA beginning Sept. 1, the AP reports.

University officials announced Thursday that the more than 700-page application was submitted this week before the Feb. 1 deadline for reclassification, according to the wire service.

Cumberland has been accepted as a provisional member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, which includes Nashville-based Trevecca Nazarene University (which is also transitioning its athletics to NCAA Division II from NAIA). The 11-member GMAC also features two schools in Kentucky, three schools in Ohio and four schools in West Virginia.

Bulldog athletics had competed primarily in the NAIA's Mid-South Conference. 


Jan 24, 2014 7:10 AM

Wilson commissioners take another step toward events center

Wilson County commissioners on Monday night voted to send to the General Assembly two resolutions that will help fund a planned $9 million Expo Center. The two mechanisms will let the Ag Center add a $1 surcharge and hike the county motel/hotel tax. The latter is not surprisingly proving to be a bit of a sticky point with the county's hotel operators, but there may be a plan to get broad buy-in. Said Commissioner Eugene Murray:

“They are hoping that it will come back and that we will place a 1 percent on the hotel/motel tax, and then also 1 percent from the county and 1 percent from the cities. That's the reason I voted to send it down and that's also the reason when it comes back I may vote against it.”

Dec 18, 2013 9:02 AM

Gander Mountain to open first store in Middle Tennessee

Outdoors retailer to take space near Mt. Juliet's Providence Marketplace
Dec 13, 2013 10:21 AM

Mt. Juliet planners approve plans for 500 homes

The Mt. Juliet Planning Commission late last month gave the nod to almost 500 homes of various sizes on the north side of the Wilson County city. The construction will come in two projects, the larger one being developed by Khris Pascarella's Pearl Street Partners and Crescent Communities.

Local residents and business people spoke in favor of the development as well. Neighbor Ben Portland said, “This will have tremendous impact. It will be great for the north side.”

Sid Williams agreed, “We need this to keep north Mt. Juliet from dying.”

Older resident Jim Elliot threw both his arms wide and said, “I have open arms to welcome them to Mt. Juliet.”

Dec 2, 2013 6:58 AM

Cumberland names assistant AD

Cumberland University has promoted Meredith McDowell to assistant athletic director, putting her in charge of fundraising. McDowell, who earned her MBA from Cumberland in 2011, had been managing the Lebanon school's annual fund since last year. The Wilson Post has more.

Oct 15, 2013 9:33 AM

Lebanon attorney dies during cycling event

An apparent heart attack during a cycling event on Saturday claimed the life of veteran Lebanon attorney Jere McCullough, who also was chairman and a former CEO of Mountain States Contractors. Rochelle McCulloch & Aulds is home to about a dozen attorneys and bills itself as the largest firm in Wilson County. Jared Felkins at the Lebanon Democrat has much more on McCulloch's death.

UPDATE: The firm has posted the following statement on its home page and invited people to share memories at its Facebook home.


Aug 26, 2013 11:55 AM

Wilson Bank & Trust quenches customers' thirst for personal finance tools

Wilson Bank & Trust is scoring some points with its client base after rolling out a suite of online and mobile financial management tools developed by MoneyDesktop. The bank introduced the software after being asked by a number of clients to look into or something like it. More than a quarter of Wilson Bank & Trust's customers have since used MoneyDesktop's tools. American Banker has the story, while the companies' news release is here.

Jul 18, 2013 8:26 AM