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Governor's Volunteer Star Award applications now available

Know someone who's an outstanding volunteer? Nominate them for the Governor's Volunteer Star Award. Now, in its 12th year, this initiative from Volunteer Tennessee seeks to recognize outstanding volunteers from each of Tennessee's 95 counties. Participating counties conduct a call for nominations and recognize one outstanding youth and one outstanding adult volunteer.  

Make your nominations here!

Applications are due:
Friday, November 22, 2019
The Wilson County Mayor's Office
Attention: Sara Davenport
228 E. Main St., Room 104
Lebanon, TN 37087
615.444.1383
davenports@wilsoncountytn.gov 
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Spring Hours for Wilson County Landfill

landfill spring 2019

Wilson County Landfill Hours

Spirng Hours

Landfill

M-F: 7am - 3pm 

Saturday: 8am - 12pm

Convenience Centers

F-Tues: 7am - 5pm
W-Thurs: 7:30am - 5pm

 

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Burn permits are required October 15 - May 15

 WEMA - Fire Suppression Information

Burn permits are required October 15 - May 15

From October 15 through May 15, anyone starting an open-air fire within 500 feet of a forest, grassland, or woodland must by law secure a burning permit from the Tennessee Division of Forestry.  The Wilson County EMA needs to know where controlled burns take place, in the event of the fire growing out of control, or a passerby calls in unknowing of the situation.

The following tips should be followed when it is safe to conduct a debris burn:

  • Always check with local authorities to make sure there are no local restrictions on burning currently in place, especially in cities and towns that have their own burning permit system.

  • Always notify your local fire department and neighbors to let them know your plans to burn

  • Do not burn on windy days

  • Do not burn on days that the relative humidity drops below 30%

  • Stay abreast of changing weather conditions

  • Establish wide control lines down to bare mineral soil at least five feet wide around burn piles

  • Keep fire containment equipment on hand during the fire (e.g. rake, shovel, water)

  • Stay with the fire until it is completely out.

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Wilson County Needs 102 Mentors

 TN Achieves Mentor

Interested in becoming a tnachieves mentor? Apply here. Deadline Nov. 20, 2018

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Wilco Feast Week Nov 2-9

Feast Week - Visit Wilco

Feast Week is just around the corner! Nov. 2-9

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DrugFree Wilco planned for Nov. 1

Please join DrugFree WilCo on Thursday November, 1 for a special presentation event to learn and discuss how the opioid crisis affects our community! This is a free event and everyone is encouraged to attend.

DrugFree WilCo is a Wilson County coalition dedicated to uniting the collective community of Wilson County to prevent and reduce drug misuse and addiction through education, communication and awareness of resources.

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TN Maneuvers Experience Nov. 8

Veterans - TN Maneuvers

From 1941 to 1944, the U.S. Army conducted seven large-scale maneuvers across Middle Tennessee in 21 counties, including Wilson. Cumberland University, in Lebanon, served as the Army’s headquarters.

850,000 soldiers took part in the simulated combat operations that prepared them for the D-Day invasion and to push back the German forces. These massive maneuvers took place on the hills, the hollows and along the rivers of Middle Tennessee.

Our soldiers made history because such massive exercises had never been conducted. Military leaders agree, the skills learned and refined here played a significant role in the Allied Forces victory.

The soldiers, landowners and observers deserve to have their stories preserved. The Tennessee Maneuvers Experience is going to do just that with an engaging program now in the development.

The Tennessee Maneuvers Experience will retrace these epic events in an immersive, educational presentation utilizing stage sets, lighting, and audio/visual technologies for a captivating experience in a theater configuration. In this show, stage performance and documentary film are merged to bring a program that is both historically accurate and entertaining.

Our story is born from first person accounts that transport us 75 years into our past. Audiences will hear, see and experience the reactions of a typical, rural Tennessee family when their lives are forever changed as the events of WWI and the maneuvers unfold around them.

The Friends of Wilson County Veterans Museum, a 501 (c) (3) corporation, is undertaking this as its first project. Join us for our fund-raising event and see a 15-minute preview of work in production in the making of The Tennessee Maneuvers Experience. The dollars raised will allow us to complete the presentation and purchase the video and sound equipment. Once a venue is chosen, we will offer the presentation to school students and to the public as a tourist attraction for Wilson County.

For more information, contact us at infotme2019@gmail.com of https://www.facebook.com/tennesseemaneuversexperiece

Friends of Wilson County
VETERANS MUSEUM
612 W. Main Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
 
 
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