Wednesday, February 3, 2016


I try to limit ads on This is Smyrna to going out of business sales, grand openings, and charity events...but I do feel one exception will be allowed. GIRL SCOUT COOKIES!!! Do you have a child selling cookies and want people to know about it, then comment here and hopefully some readers will drop by to buy some. I should note that I do not have any children involved in the scouts, but those cookies are so good that they border on sinful.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

Job fair in the future

Lowe's is planning a large cross-state job fair for February. They plan on hiring seasonal workers. This might be just what you need to get by until a full time all-season job comes your way.

Lowe’s is looking to hire 46,000 seasonal employees, including at all Middle Tennessee stores, for the spring and summer months.
On February 6 all Lowe’s stores in Middle Tennessee will host a job fair in an effort to fill positions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Seasonal employees are needed from February through September.
Available positions include customer service associates in sales floor departments, receiving and stocking, cashier, delivery and loader.

It looks like they plan on doing the hiring real quick, and ask that you register on their website ahead of time to speed things along.

Good luck

Help the Smyrna Police

On 1-10-16, two black females and one black male entered the Walmart store located at 570 Enon Springs Road East. They went up to a cashier and wanted to put money on a Visa Gift Card. After the cashier put the money on the gift card, one of the suspects asked to see the gift card. The cashier gave the suspect the gift card, and the suspect then acted like she was looking through her purse. Meanwhile, one of the other suspects slipped her a blank gift card. They gave the blank gift card back to the cashier and stated that they left the money in their car. They advised they would go get the money and come back for the gift card, and never returned. Anyone who may be able to identify these individuals is asked to contact Detective Allan Nabours with the Smyrna Police Department at (615) 267-5434.

Interesting video

Friday, January 22, 2016

Nissan closing due to weather

It looks like even Nissan is closing. I don't follow Nissan comings and goings, but I'm not surprised. I wonder if there will be a skeleton shift to receive parts shipments that come in during the inclement weather.

UPDATE 11:30 a.m.: Nissan's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly and Battery Plant will close early Friday, a company official announced.
Because of the weather, the Smyrna plants have adjusted their production schedules, Nissan North America spokesman Josh Clifton said.
The plant's day shift will end at early on Friday, the afternoon shift is canceled and Saturday production for all shifts is canceled, he said.
Please contact the Nissan Weather Information Line at 1-866-503-5101 for additional details.

Enjoy it while you can

Stay home. Go back to bed. Heat up some cocoa. You're getting the chances to stay home and get paid.

Information Regarding State Office Closures, Friday, January 22
Update:Due to severe weather conditions, ALL state offices will be closed today, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

Help the Smyrna Police

Some individuals from Nashville used stolen credit cards from a hospital to commit a crime. They stole from someone at a hospital. What scum. Seriously. I figure it was a crime of opportunity, but a hospital is a place for healing and safety...and then this happens.

I hope the horrible hat on the third individual helps catch them. Talk about a fashion crime.

On 12/2/15, the pictured females used a debit card stolen from Summit Hospital in Nashville to purchase over $600 worth of items from the Target in Smyrna. If anyone can help identify any of them, please contact Detective Jason Anderson at (615)267-54343.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

That is a lot of perfume

The Smyrna Police Department could use your help to find these two odoriferous individuals

I have  mentioned that I took better pictures using a pinhole camera made from a shoe box in high school than most CCTV cameras. It might be costly, but how many $500 hits does a store need to take before they justify upgrading their system.

This pictured white female entered the Target in Smyrna on two separate occasions. The female took over $500.00 worth of perfumes without paying for them. Anyone who may recognize or have any information about this individual is asked to contact Detective Nabours at (615) 267-5434.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Help the Smyrna police

On January 9,2016 two suspects were in Smyrna passing counterfeit money. They were last seen driving a black Dodge Challenger in the Sam Ridley Pkwy corridor. The Smyrna Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects. If you have any information, please contact Det. James Scott at (615)267-5014


The Rutherford County Gov wants to remind you that you have something to offer these

Did you know that when a pet has been in the shelter have their adoption fee reduced by $30?! 
Meet Leche, our PAWS Pet of the Week! Leche Name: Leche is a 10 month old Labrador mix. She has been in the shelter since December 1st and would really love to find her forever home soon. 
See all of the 30/30 pets at

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Simply amazing

The internet has given birth to many new ideas that have revolutionized commerce and finances. Sites like GoFundMe, KickStarter, Microloans and in some cases even free. The recent success of 'pay what you want' worked well for Radiohead and Louis CK.

There is a new movement that is gaining some traction online and a local group has been formed.

Buy Nothing
Post anything you’d like to give away, lend, or share amongst neighbors. Ask for anything you’d like to receive for free or borrow. Keep it legal. Keep it civil. No buying or selling, no trades or bartering, we’re strictly a gift economy.

Will it work here? No idea, but if you're up to it you can give it a try.

The local group has set up a FaceBook page for Smyrna, and they asked if I would share this with you. I hope this takes off like the Freecycle groups did once.

Good Luck.

Multi-Employer Job Fair

1-19-2016 (Murfreesboro)

Multi-Employer Job Fair
Tues., Jan. 19, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Masterstaff seeks to fill 30+ industrial positions in Smyrna. Pay rate range is $9.00 and up per hour. Please apply in person.

Archangel Protective Services seeks to fill 7 security positions in Middle Tennessee. Pay rate range is $9.75 - $13.40 per hour. Please apply in person.

Zaxby's seeks to fill several cook positions in Murfreesboro. Pay rate range is $7.25 - $10.00 per hour. Please apply in person.

Kroger (virtual) seeks to fill 20 online shopping selector and online shopping attendant positions in Murfreesboro. Pay rate is $7.45 and up per hour.

Safari Inn (virtual) seeks to fill several housekeeping positions in Murfreesboro. Pay rate range is $7.25 - $8.00 per hour.

Goodwill is hiring! Join the team and change lives. View current job openings at Apply online anytime at or during business hours at Career Solutions.

Bring your résumé, photo ID and Social Security card or birth certificate. Dress for success. Be ready to interview.

Murfreesboro Career Solutions
2955 S. Church Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37127
For more information, contact our office at 615.346.1818.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Listening in

With the internet you can pretty much find anything online. A good example is radio listening sites like Broadcastify where you can listen in to many government radio channels.

The site is free and can play in the background as you do other stuff online.

Here is the page for Rutherford County. Listen and enjoy.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Do some good locally

Do you have a good coat that no longer fits you, clashes with your wardrobe or for some other reason you no longer use? Put it to good use here locally.

The DNJ newspaper is reporting on a local effort to help people get prepared for colder weather by making sure they have good cold weather clothing...and you can help them.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Celebration at the Depot

For those with kids, this looks like some real fun.

Saturday, December 12th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Front Street in Smyrna 
Carriage Rides, Pictures with Santa
S'mores and Hot Chocolate
Santa photos - $5 per sitting (no limit of people)
Smores - no charge
Carriage Rides - $3/person
Hot drinks/treats - fundraising event for SHS Culinary Arts - prices varied  
Parks & Recreation
Town of Smyrna
315 South Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-9773

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Time to be counted

From the town of Smyrna. They are making a big push this week to get the last remaining people counted. 

The next phase of our Special Census begins this week - some of our fire fighters will go door-to-door to gather Census information (first/last names and address only). One census entry will win a 55" LED HDTV! We're Counting on You!