Vigil held for boy killed in Mt. Juliet Christmas parade

Vigil held for boy killed in Mt. Juliet Christmas parade

By Rima Austin

raustin@lebanondemocrat.com

12-17-2019

The crowd slowly gathered around the tent in the parking lot of the Mt. Juliet Middle School while volunteers handed out candles at the table beside it. Friends of the family of Rowan Frensley, the seven-year-old boy killed after the Mt. Juliet Christmas parade Saturday, hugged each other as they wiped away tears. Continue reading “Vigil held for boy killed in Mt. Juliet Christmas parade”

Software coding classes set for Wilson County schools

Software coding classes set for Wilson County schools

By Rima Austin

Lebanon Democrat News Staff

The Wilson County Schools Board of Education meeting heard from tech firm TechSmart Monday night concerning creating a computer-coding curriculum for middle and high school students.

TechSmart Vice President Kevin Norman said his company helps children and teachers with learning software coding systems.

“We do two things,” said Norman. “We have developed full scope and sequence coding for the classroom and we prepare students for job in the industry through internships.” Continue reading “Software coding classes set for Wilson County schools”

Ground being cleared for new Amazon facility

Ground being cleared for new Amazon facility

By Rima Austin

Lebanon Democrat News Staff

After months of speculation, the Wilson County Assessor of Property’s office has confirmed retail and tech giant Amazon is the company that has purchased the two tracts of land located at the corner of Golden Bear Gateway and East Division Street in Mt. Juliet. One parcel sold for $1,173,600 with the other selling for $3,793,860. Continue reading “Ground being cleared for new Amazon facility”

Scholten wants to fight for economy that will work for everyone

Scholten wants to fight for an economy that will work for everyone

By: RIMA AUSTIN

Pilot-Tribune News Staff

J.D. Scholten sat in a metal chair facing the audience of the Albert City Town Hall meeting. At six-foot, six inches, he seemed to not fit in the chair meant for shorter people. This did not appear to bother him, being at eye level with his constituents. In fact, he seemed to relish it. He began the meeting by thanking everyone who came out on such a cold and snowy night to listen to his speech. Continue reading “Scholten wants to fight for economy that will work for everyone”

Tom Steyer plans to fight forty-year-war

Tom Steyer plans to fight forty-year-war

By: RIMA AUSTIN

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

Pilot-Tribune News Staff

Democratic Party nominee hopeful, Tom Steyer, believes the government has failed the American people. He wants voters to realize how corporations have purchased the government and that the nation’s government now works for those corporations.

If we are going to get any of the things that people are talking about in terms of health care, education, a living wage, clean air and clean water, then we are going to have to break the corporate stranglehold,” said Steyer. “They are getting what they want from the government and we’re not getting what we want from the government, the government is serving them and not us.” Continue reading “Tom Steyer plans to fight forty-year-war”

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