One-time mavericks now on receiving end of change
“. . . Mt. Juliet, about 15 miles from downtown Nashville in Wilson County, is one of the fastest-growing cities in Tennessee. On its outskirts, the huge retail and residential development Providence and its affluent neighbors are attracting a slew of new businesses and more than 3,000 homes at a time when many other towns are experiencing a construction slowdown. “
Somewhat oddly, there’s no mention of the current Mayor. Though, of course, Commissioner Justice does get his digs in:
City Commissioner Ray Justice said he believes city officials have failed to address needs in northern Mt. Juliet, where he’s lived all his life, because they’ve spent so much time and effort on the growing southern end.
“We haven’t had a lot of attention paid to us,” he said of the businesses and homes along Lebanon Road. “We just haven’t upgraded and refurbished the area.”
The story in the Tennessean has also generated several interesting comments on the Tennessean web site.
UPDATE: As of 1/28/2008 the link above no longer works. The Tennessean has altered their website and is now charging for access to archived articles. Our apologies.