Thursday, November 30, 2006

Shardai Cousino

There is a call for help going out to residents of Smyrna, LaVergne, Rutherford County, and middle Tennessee. A school counselor at Smyrna Middle School has brought to our attention the special needs of Shardai Cousino. This eighth grader was born with a rare skin disorder called Epidermolysis Bullosa that creates very painful, blister-like sores over her entire body. At the age of five, Shardai was also diagnosed with Polymosytis, a muscle deterioration disorder, that aggravates her ability to manage the skin disorder.



According to the Smyrna Middle School web site,

Last year, after getting to know Shardai and her family and learning more about the extensive demands of caring for her on a daily basis, two Smyrna Middle School faculty members decided to nominate Shardai and her family for Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Shardai and her family could benefit greatly from having the extra space and medical facilities that are necessary to meet Shardai’s physical needs. We need your help to make this dream a reality.
The website goes on to to ask everyone to send an email to feedback@emhe.tv with “Please Build a House for the Cousino Family in Smyrna, TN” in the subject line. In the email, please ask ABC to build a house for the Cousino family in Smyrna, TN. Feel free to add your own message about why you think this family is deserving. Also, if you would be willing to help build the house or to donate materials/supplies, please include that in your email as well.

If you have questions, contact:
Jennifer Hood
School Counselor
Smyrna Middle School
615-904-3845 ext. 24707
hoodj@rcs.k12.tn.us

Please everyone, send the email. Thank you!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Our Condolences

On behalf of This Is Smyrna, TN, I would like to offer condolences to our friend and blog contributor, Michael a.k.a. Big Orange Michael.

Michael lost his grandfather today. I'm happy that you have fond memories of your grandfather and you have such a special family during this time of loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Yes, We'd Like a Bookstore, Please

Hello Smyrna Powers That Be. The citizens of Smyrna have spoke and they say we'd like a bookstore. How 'bout it?

And, by the way, does anyone know of a good doctor in Smyrna (the hospital, really) that would be good for analyzing and dealing with irregular heartbeats?

Sunday, November 26, 2006

An event not to miss...

Although this isn't in Smyrna I would like to share this event with everyone and let you know its one of the best in the state since it is held at night.


There is an event coming up tomorrow evening in Cookeville that is one everyone should not miss. The city of Cookeville will hold its Christmas parade. This parade is one I remember growing up and watching. They have the parade at night and all the floats, cars, and everything else is lit up and wow its beautiful to watch. The parade last about 2 and 1/2 hours and the streets will be lined with thousands of people from near and far. Please if you have the time to make the 1 hour trip it is well worth it. Here is some info from the Cookeville paper.

Nov. 27




CHRISTMAS PARADE: The 40th Annual Cookeville Christmas Parade will begin 7 p.m. at corner of 6th St. and Washington Ave., goes to Courthouse Square then right on Broad St. and ends at the Cookeville Depot. Leslie Town Centre will serve free hot chocolate and popcorn at 5:30. For info., call the Chamber of Commerce, 526-2211.

Smyrna is growing

85 new jobs are going to be created in Smyrna.

Federal-Mogul Corp.'s expanding auto-parts distribution center here is searching for the same thing other plants want — a dedicated workforce that understands safety.

"I want people with a good work ethic," said General Manager Jeffrey Aquila, who oversees a current operation of about 300 employees at the 300,000-square-feet distribution center. "This area is a tough area to compete in (for workers). It's dynamic with a lot of different cultures. It has a pretty good labor pool."

The company is creating 85 new jobs as it soon launches another safety-emphasized distribution center to package and ship its brakes and chassis for authorized Ford dealerships.
A warehouse job may look low on the scale of money making jobs, but the pay looks good.
The company pays hourly wages that average $13.70 per hour with a benefit package that's worth about 33 percent of that.
Understand that the pay they list is average. From custodian to Warehouse manager. They average them ALL.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Almost There

The Smyrna bulldogs are just one game away from a state championship. The bulldogs beat the undefeated Ooltewah friday night with a 28-25 win.

Saturday December 2nd, the Smyrna bulldogs will have a rematch with the Ravenwood Ravens at MTSU's Floyd Stadium at 7:30pm.

The bulldogs lost to Ravenwood during it's regular season with a score of 15-12.

Here's the article from the Tennessean

Friday, November 24, 2006

New local blog

I have created a new blog for the Smyrna Bowling Center, so go check it out and leave comments about what you like and dont like.

I am sorry.....

I want to take this time to say I am sorry for giving everyone some miss information about a post I did a few weeks ago about the movie theater coming to town.Malco is still coming but I have found out that now THE ROXY will be joining us as well. This new movie house will be behind the Sonic on Team blvd. I just dont understand though how can 2 movie theaters come to our town and survive? This will be hurting some of the other local businesses that are all ready here. Like the skate center and the bowling alley. I do welcome new things coming to town but 2 theaters is just crazy. let me hear your thoughts!! go read more here about the movie theater wars happening now in Smyrna Tn.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

For These I Am Thankful

I am thankful that I have a decent mind and am of fairly good health. I'm thankful the lump did not turn out to be cancer. I am thankful for that every day of every year since told.

I am thankful that there are people more intelligent than I working in technology and science and am given hope that one day we will know a reality that has no fear of cancer. A reality where pain is treatable.

I am thankful that I have a roof over my head and that my children also appreciate that.

I am thankful to have access to technology, books, podcasts...

I am thankful for the readers of this blog and the contributors as well. Thank you for all that you do and contribute.

I am thankful that tonight my children will not go to bed hungry nor will they be cold.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Shopping for "Christmas for the Children"

Just one day before Thanksgiving, it's time to talk briefly about Christmas! We have received approximatley 100 names of children in Smyrna and LaVergne who are benefiting from our "Skate for the Children" and other fundraising efforts throughout the year to support the "Christmas for the Children" program.

I have picked up my family list - EIGHT children to buy for. We usually don't open it up for people other than agents to buy the gifts, but because the blogging community was so helpful I would like to invite your help. I plan to go shopping for the children on Sunday, December 3rd at KMart on Murfreesboro Rd. in Smyrna at 1:30 p.m. If you would like to help, please let me know.

If enough people are interested in helping, I may be able to get more names so you'll need to let me know if you want to be involved in this. After we buy the presents, we'll go back to my office and wrap them. Each child will get one complete outfit plus a toy. KMart is giving us a 10% discount and we are tax-exempt, so the children should be able to have a nice Christmas.

The kids I have so far:
FIVE GIRLS: Ages 12, 6, 13, 3, 2
THREE BOYS: Ages 11, 8, 9months

I will call their Mom before December 3rd to get their sizes and to hear what the kids need and/or want for a gift. Thank you Smyrna for any help!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Graebel Moving Company In LaVergne

I'm considering using Graebel Moving Company in LaVergne, TN. City Search gives them a 7.3. Anyone have any experience with Graebel?

An odd twist to the story

This is Smyrna, TN, and most of the citizens of Smyrna, have followed the ongoing story of Analyce Guerra. Anyone with a child has likely said a small prayer that she be safely found.

News of an event that is a bit disturbing came to my attention.

The father of a missing Smyrna toddler was arrested last week on charges of sexual battery of a child, Smyrna police said.

Metro police arrested Nehemias Guerra on a warrant charging him with sexual contact with a child and transferred him to the Rutherford County Jail, Smyrna spokesman Sgt. Bobby Gibson said.
The father was never in any of the news reports I saw as the story unfolded in passing. I thought he was out of the picture. Not sure how this changes the whole situation, but it is distressing.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Movers Needed 12/22

I'm moving in just a few short weeks. I've been trying to juggle all things and find a mover. My last moving experience wasn't all that pleasant. I can't recall the name of the company right now but they showed up late and had alcohol on their breath. They literally drove away leaving me only five minutes before the new owners of my previous dwellings showed up.

I've contacted Two Men and a Truck but the deal with them is that they start charging as soon as they leave Franklin and don't stop until they get back to Franklin. I live in Smyrna, for crying out loud, and that is just too much money down the drain in travel time to and from Franklin.

Since my last mover hiring experience was not so nice, I need some help. I've been on Craigslist.com and don't get a warm fuzzy feeling about any movers on there. Can any of you offer some suggestions for reasonably priced, decent and nearby movers? I'd be willing to rent the truck and hire help or simply hire the help and the truck. Please let me know.

November Show Finally Loaded

Sorry for the delay. Life got in the way. Sometimes that's the way it goes. But here it is, the November Show!

The delightful Kathy T. did an awesome job of capturing the show attendance. Excerpt below.

More fun was had at the monthly Middle Tennessee Blogger & Podcast Meeting today. Big turnout... the Divine M, John H, Malia, Shauna, Heather & Ivy, Gunner & Elizabeth, Chip, and a surprise visit from Terrie B. and her friend from Minnesota. I have a sinking feeling that I'm forgetting someone...

Since she is planning on having the Christmas Party on December 9th I think we should use that as the date of the next Middle Tennessee Blogger and Podcaster's Group Meeting. What say you, members?

More show notes later.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Warriors Beaten by Bulldogs

The Bulldogs finally did it. 18 attempts in previous seasons, the Smyrna Bulldogs beat the Riverdale Warriors 9-7. This is the second time the Bulldogs have played the Warriors this season. The first time two rivals played, Smyrna lost 49-0.

This win takes Smyrna to the semi-finals. The Dogs will host Ooltewah Friday, November 24 at the Robert L Raikes Stadium. Ooltewah has 13-0 record. The winner of this game will go against the winner of the Ravenwood-WhiteSmith Game.

Here is what the Tennessean reports And the DNJ



Congratulations Bulldogs!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Restaurant Health Inspections

Here is a report on local restaurants and what they scored with the health dept. More place listed here





TACO BELL #2322
305 NORTH LOWRY STREET
SMYRNA, TN 37167 11/16/2006 ---- 84


HARDEES #1422096
255 SOUTH LOWRY STREET
SMYRNA , TN 37167 11/16/2006 ---- 89

China Cafe Restaurant
500 Enon Springs East Rd
Smyrna, TN 37167 11/14/2006 ---- 88

GOLDEN WOK
579 SOUTH LOWRY STREET
SMYRNA , TN 37167 11/14/2006 ----- 82

STARBUCKS #8929
820 SAM RIDLEY PARKWAY WEST
Smyrna, TN 37167 11/13/2006 ---- 91

SHONEY'S #1313
267 N. LOWRY STREET
SMYRNA, TN 37167 11/16/2006 ----- 91

Events coming up this next week in the area...


The city of Smyrna will be lighting the Christmas lights at the city hall on Sunday. The festivities start at 4pm and there will free refreshments and Musical performers include Susan Meredith beer, the Thurman Francis Orchestra, Rock Springs Bell and Children's Choir. The lamplighter Theatre will also perform a scene from Charles Dickens' classic story "A Christmas Carol."

Also Santa will be there for picture taken which is also free to those that attend.

I always enjoy the Christmas lights every year for they make our city beautiful, so go and watch them turn the lights on with the family on Sunday afternoon


Side note: If you have eaten your turkey dinner on Thanksgiving and want to go do something afterwards the bowling center will be open at 3pm and will stay open 24 hours until Sunday night. You can come out and bowl after dinner or if your going shopping early stop by and bowl with us.

New Years Eve events:

The bowling alley will be open this night with specials so check out the blog for more info to come.

The Smyrna Skate center will also be open for a Super Late Night Skate. The hours for this night at the rink will be 7pm till 3am so drop the kids off at the rink and then bring yourself to the alley for a cold beer and a round of bowling.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Don't Be Silly, Of Course You're Invited

A little reminder, ladies and gentleman, that this Saturday is the beloved Middle Tennessee Blogger and Podcaster's Group Meeting. Why not come and hang out with a delightful and diverse group of strong willed, loud spoken and sometimes rude but mostly kind group of people, or a close approximation thereof... Just kidding. Come and hang out with us, we're not zombies, really. Okay, Michael is an orange zombie. Don't be frightened, come on out and get your voice heard in a podcast.

Meet us at Espresso Joe's in Smyrna, TN at 2:00 PM.

Espresso Joe's Coffee Co is located at:
901 Rock Springs Rd.
Smyrna, TN
615-220-2870

Soldiers' Insight Shows Bravery, Kindness

An article in today's Daily News Journal featured two local soldiers who served in Iraq in 2006. They shared information about their service that you don't usually read or hear about in the regular media reports. For example, Capt. Lyn Graves of Smyrna described going into Iraqi villages and handing out candy, school supplies, toys and clothes. He also said election day is huge in Iraq, with entire families going to the polls.

These experiences of our military personnel actually on the ground in the Middle East is a fascinating look into a democracy still in its infancy.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

OJ (And Not The Acidic Persuasion)

Yep. Did you hear that O.J. Simpson is putting out a book that is about how he "hypothetically" killed Nicole and her boyfriend.

What say you on this subject?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Chick-fil-a

That is right the chick-fli-a is now coming to Sam Rdiley. It is located next to Wendy's. I saw the sign today and they are working on the location now. Also I believe the Home Depot is set to open on Nov. 16th. alot going on in this great city of ours. Also the Smyrna Bowling Center is now open 24 hours a day 7 days a week so if you get bored at 1am come on over and see us. I am working at the skate center and bowling center now so there is no excuse that you cant come by and see me!!!

Monday, November 13, 2006

The Christmas decorations are rolling out

Driving around Smyrna this weekend, I noticed our annual Christmas deocrations on all the telephone polls are slowly appearing. I saw they run from 24 to the Lowe's on Sam Ridley and there was one, lonely snowflake in betweeen Lowe's and Y.

I'm sure the snowflake will be joined by other decorations in the coming days.

So, I guess it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Smyrna.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Community Yard Sale November 18th

Meadow Wood Apartments will be having a community yard sale on Saturday, November 18th from 6:30 AM until Noon.

Meadow Wood Apartments is located at 600 Nissan Drive in Smyrna, TN.

Do you have an event that you would like to have publicized? Drop us a line at dailydiablogger AT gmail DOT com.

Don't forget about the Middle Tennessee Blogger and Podcaster's Group meeting on Saturday, November 18th beginning at 2:00 pm at Espresso Joe's in Smyrna, TN.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Jobs in Smyrna or LaVergne

Someone I know is looking for a low stress, uncomplicated job in Smyrna or LaVergne. Know you of any job openings that fit this description?

Comment!

It Isn't Blogger Bunco

No, it isn't blogger bunco though there will be bloggers there. And you're invited.

Next Saturday, November 18th at 2:00 PM is the date and time of the next Middle Tennessee Blogger and Podcaster's Group Meeting. Come on out to Espresso Joe's and meet some of Middle Tennessee's Bloggers and Podcasters. MTBPG members provide a network of support, knowledge and encouragement to one another.

We have some special guests coming all the way from South Carolina. If you have a topic that you would like to discuss, let me know.

Looking forward to meeting new members and visiting with the old. It has been little more than a year since this group formed. I can recall having met Bad Bad Ivy and Chip for the first time. If you can believe it, I knew nothing of NiT when I created the group! Imagine that.

Espresso Joe's Coffee Co is located at:
901 Rock Springs Rd.
Smyrna, TN
615-220-2870

Friday, November 10, 2006

Smyrna defeats LaVergne

The Smyrna Bulldogs rolled over LaVergne tonight in the second round of the TSSAA playoffs, 24-0.

Smyrna's record on the season is now 10-2 with a rematch set for next week with regional powerhouse Riverdale.

Earlier this year, Riverdale beat Smyrna.

Next week's game is set for 7 p.m. on Friday at Riverdale.

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Stuck On The Tracks

I drive home by way of the round a bout on Front Street. I've been thinking about the lady who recently died in the horrible collision up near Crosslin Lumber. James had said that there was rumor that her car died and I thought, well, get out! Tonight, for the first time in my travels home, I encountered the train.

I can't tell you the number of times that I've seen cars stop on those track while waiting for the light to turn. I absolutely refuse. And so, tonight, I waited and to my surprise the lights came on and the bells started dinging and I promise you it was only 8 to 10 seconds before the train came speeding by. So, I can certainly understand how one might not have time enough to get out of the way of a moving train if your car were to stall and die on the tracks.

Please use caution when crossing the tracks. I was horrified, really, when I realized how quickly the train came.

Veterans day events !!


Veterans of Foreign Wars annual Veterans Day Ceremony:11 a.m., Smyrna City Hall, 315 S. Lowry St., Smyrna. After the ceremony, everyone is invited to the Post Home, 10157 Old Nashville Highway, for a get-together for all veterans and friends from in and around the community. Food will be served, and a table will be set up for veterans to display medals, citations, commendations and more. For more information, call 459-9832.



Scouts to distribute "Buddy Poppies" in observance of Veterans Day: Cub Scouts and Webelos from Pack 842, and Boy Scouts from Troop 422 will be present at local stores to hand out poppies for everyone to wear. Sponsored by Smyrna VFW Post 8422. All donations received will go to VFW Post 8422 to assist disabled veterans and their families


also going on for the writer in you....

Smyrna Writers meeting:1 p.m. second and last Saturday each month. Open to all area writers, giving you an opportunity to network, share ideas and trade information. Smyrna Library is located at 400 Enon Springs Road W., Smyrna. Call 459-4884 for further information.

Inter-county rivals to meet in the playoffs

Smyrna and LaVerge clashed in week zero of the high school football season and now they will meet again in the second round of the playoffs.

Smyrna hosts LaVerge tomorrow night in the second round of the TSSAA playoffs. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. CST.

This time the stakes are bit higher. Winner advances to the third-round of the playoffs, loser ends the season.

Should be a good game. Let's hope they keep it clean on and off the field.

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Politics in Smyrna

It's 8 in the morning and some election returns are in.

Smyrna City councilwoman Mary Esther Bell did not win in her run for the 34th House District.

Voters chose Republican Rep. Donna Rowland to represent the 34th House District for another two years, turning back Smyrna Councilwoman Mary Esther Bell’s stiff challenge.

With only one precinct to report (Stewartsboro Elementary in Smyrna), Rowland led 12,834 to 10,392. At a victory party at Maple Street Grill, Rowland thanked those that supported her, as well as her husband, Preston.

“I feel great,” she said. “I’m excited the voters of the 34th District have allowed me to represent them. I’m honored by that.”
From the Tennessee Division of Elections numbers are in for the two state constitutional amendments.

The first amendment was to define marriage for us.
Constitution Amendment #1

Shall Article XI of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee be amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated section:

SECTION___. The historical institution and legal contract solemnizing the relationship of one man and one woman shall be the only legally recognized marital contract in this state. Any policy or law or judicial interpretation, purporting to define marriage as anything other than the historical institution and legal contract between one man and one woman, is contrary to the public policy of this state and shall be void and unenforceable in Tennessee. If another state or foreign jurisdiction issues a license for persons to marry and if such marriage is prohibited in this state by the provisions of this section, then the marriage shall be void and unenforceable in this state.
This passed with over 80% aproval. Our county voted 79.7%(48326) for, and 20.3%(12291) against(pdf link).

The second amendment to be voted on was a property tax break for the elderly.
Constitution Amendment #2

Shall Article II, Section 28, of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee be amended by inserting the following language immediately after the fourth paragraph:

By general law, the legislature may authorize the following program of tax relief:

(a) The legislative body of any county or municipality may provide by resolution or ordinance that:

(1) Any taxpayer who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older and
who owns residential property as the taxpayer’s principal place of residence shall pay taxes on such property in an amount not to exceed the maximum amount of tax on such property imposed at the time the ordinance or resolution is adopted;

(2) Any taxpayer who reaches the age of sixty-five (65) after the time the ordinance or resolution is adopted, who owns residential property as the taxpayer’s principal place of residence, shall thereafter pay taxes on such property in an amount not to exceed the maximum amount of tax on such property imposed in the tax year in which such taxpayer reaches age sixty-five (65); and

(3) Any taxpayer who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older, who purchases residential property as the taxpayer’s principal place of residence after the taxpayer’s sixty-fifth birthday, shall pay taxes in an amount not to exceed the maximum amount of tax imposed on such property in the tax year in which such property is purchased.
This also passed easily. Our county voted 82.7%(47756) for and 17.3%(9981) against(pdf link).

A subject of interest to me was the package sales for Smyrna. From the Rutherford county election board it looks like it has failed.
Voted: 8641
To permit:48.7%(4215)
Not to permit:51.22(4426)
I'm a bit disappointed in this vote. I was even in the process of preparing a statement to the city coucil if it had won. I guess the nanny's won this battle.

This election is over. The phone calls will end and the signs will disappear. Finally.

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

This Really Is Smyrna, TN

Check out Microsoft's Mapping Site. This is Smyrna, TN. To see in 3d, you must use Internet Explorer. Otherwise, click on the birds eye view. The image quality is pretty impressive.

Black Friday is Just Around The Corner

Black Friday, the day when most retailers move out of the red and into the black, is just around the corner. Usually Wal-Mart has some significant sales but according to all that I've read, they didn't do as well last year as they thought they would and have decided this year that they would get a head start on some of their blow out sales.

Also, in case you didn't know Wal-Mart will not have layaway this year. I can remember long lines on Black Friday for those waiting to put their bargains in layaway.

I've been in Wal-Mart a couple times the last few days and haven't seen any blow outs. Anyone spotted some good deals? Let us know.

Welcome one of our newest citizens!

We always take about things going on in the city of Smyrna but never really say anything about the people! I am going to from time to time mention some of the people in our great city. Our newest citizen was born not long ago and I dont know the family but want to welcome the little one to Smyrna with open arms...here is more info on this baby......

Bently Michelle Herron

Ben and Dana Herron of Smyrna announce the birth of a daughter, Bentley Michelle, at 5:56 p.m. Oct. 25. Born at Middle Tennessee Medical Center, the baby weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces.

Her grandparents are Dan and Cathy Hooper of Smyrna, Steve Herron of Mt. Juliet and Julie Letzler of Smyrna. Her great-grandparents are Herb and Sammie Ward, Ellen Herron, Bonnie Arnett and Ruth Hooper. She has one brother, Steven.

Who called us?

With today being election day a plague of 800 calls to people attempting to get them to vote for, or against, a person or issue may slow down. Until next election.

These calls were mentioned previously by dailydiablogger. Supposedly CNN said some were being used to make others look bad.

I received a call a week or so ago and decided to follow up on who sent it. The phone message was automated and was a recording of our own Governor Bredesen. His recording asked me to support a certain politician. A politician I had no interest in.

Now who sent it is interesting. My caller ID said.

800-260-9125
A simple Google search found me a link to whocalledus.us. A website just for calls like this.

What had been recorded, and mapped on the page for 800-260-9125 said it belonged to a company called TCG.

The people on the page even was able to identify suspects, and figure out who likely is making the calls.

If you get a call I would recommend going to whocalledus and checking it out.

Monday, November 6, 2006

Looking For An Apartment In Smyrna, TN

Are you looking for an apartment in Smyrna, TN? You might want to check this site out. Read what others have to say about their complexes. I know when I first moved to Meadow Wood Apartments it seemed like a nice neighborhood. There were community activities and activities for the children. There have been a number of things that have contributed to my dislike since then. For one, the missing child. Two, their have been numerous changes in management. Three, they come into the apartments a lot lately with very short notice. Four, there have been a lot of incidents recently where law enforcement officials have been called.

Don't take my word for it, read on.

Are you interested in becoming a contributor to the "This Is Smyrna, TN" Blog? Drop me a line at dailydiablogger at gmail dot com.

Don't forget that Saturday, November 18th is the Middle Tennessee Blogger and Podcaster's Group Meeting. It will be held at Espresso Joe's in Smyrna, TN at 2:00 PM. Looking forward to meeting our newest members. Come on out if you are a blogger or a podcaster and get to know the people of the Middle Tennessee Blogger and Podcaster's Group.

Those Annoying Political Phone Calls

I just heard on CNN a fellow suggest that those annoying calls from candidates are probably coming from their opponents. Chuckle. I know, it isn't funny for those of you who are the recipients of said phone call but it is a little funny.

Dear Smyrna, TN and La Vergne, TN

Tonight's drive home was pretty horrible. Please, please, please can someone get some better reflective material on the roadways? I know it exists.

Dear Mother of Spoiled Brat

Dear Mother of daughter's friend:

My daughter may wear jeans and a black hoodie but rest assured she does not smoke. As a former smoker, it is easy to detect the smell of smoke on one who does. Since you smoke, you no longer have the capacity to smell.

My daughter cried today because her friend is no longer allowed to talk to her. Seems that you, Mother of daughter's friend, found a cigarette wrapper in daughter's friend's trash and have come to the conclusion that my daughter is somehow to blame. Shame on you, mother of spoiled brat who throws herself onto the floor and spins around in circles if she doesn't get her way. Shame on you for making statements about the clothes that my daughter wears. Have you no other basis by which to prevent your daughter from having contact with mine? You should know that she makes all A's and B's and for the love of Pete and is a VEGETARIAN, which I know that you know. VEGETARIANS care about their health and the environment for crying out loud. If anything, my daughter's friendship with yours should have been a positive thing.

To my decent, non-smoking daughter, I'm sorry there are people like her in the world that will cause you to shed a tear from time to time. Be strong because you are a good person and in time, the real source will reveal itself to your friend's mother and then we will practice forgiveness.

Sorry fellow contributors. I had to let that out.

Do you have the need for speed?

If you have a need for speed and to drive crazy then you should not be in Smyrna Tn. We people dont like speeders or traffic violators. Also the Smyrna police dept doesnt take highly to the affect tha you will break the law! I have found a website showing where the police sit and watch for the violators. do go here for alittle more info.

Welcome to boom town

wow an article in the D.N.J ABOUT SMYRNA'S GROWTH

Saturday, November 4, 2006

Smyrna, TN Very White and Very Republican

Meet Neighboroo. According to Neighboroo, Smyrna is 62% Republican and 91.1% white.

The Heat is On

Smyrna wins another game. Friday night, the Bulldogs took on Coffee County. The final score was 47-21.

Next Friday, November 10, the Bulldogs take on the La Vergne Wolverines at Smyrna.

The Bulldogs have already won one game against the Wolverines. Can they do it again?

Read the full story here

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Oh, Yeah, I'm A Winner

Maybe you are too? I keep getting notifications from mywebbullhorn@mywebbullhorn.com that I've won laptops and so forth. Maybe you should all email mywebbullhorn@mywebbullhorn.com to see if you were lucky?

Power To The People

That's right! Another member added to the This Is Smyrna, TN blog. Welcome Dewayne of ChipTalks. He's got the scoop on things in and around Smyrna, TN.

Interested in being a contributing member of This is Smyrna, TN? Email me at dailydiablogger at gmail dot com. It is an unpaid gig at present time.

Don't forget that Saturday, November 18th is the next Middle Tennessee Blogger and Podcaster's Group Meeting which is generally held at Espresso Joe's in Smyrna, TN. 2:00 PM. Plan to be there? Drop us a line and let us know. Never been before? Come on out, we're a friendly bunch.

Saturday, November 4th, Wilderness Walk

Sharp Springs Natural Area is one of the most beautiful parks in the Smyrna area. On Saturday, the Smyrna Parks and Recreation Department will host a nature walk from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM. There will be

FREE BREAKFAST.
CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES
LIVE ANIMALS

Meet at the Patti King O'Connor Pavillion off the Jeffereson Pike Entrance.

Contact Jeff Marler at 459-9742 ext. 2622.
Thanks to the Smyrna Town Center for the above information and to the Parks and Recreation Department for all the great things they do for the town.

La Vergne driver license station now open

Great news for the Northern Rutherford county area. go here to read more

MEETING TONIGHT ABOUT DEVELOPMENT!

There is a meeting tonight at the Smyrna town hall at 7pm and there is going to be alot of talk about development. Here is a list of what is being talked about.

70-year-old woman killed in car-train collision in Smyrna

A fatal wreck today in Smyrna where a 70 year old woman died. go and read more at D.N.J

Traffic lights needed, part two

Reading Kathy T's last post, I realized there is another place in Smyrna that needs a traffic signal.

A light is definitely needed at the intersection of Motlow College Dr and Sam Ridley. For those of you wondering, yes this is the entrance to the Smryna YMCA. Across the street there is an entrance to a subdivision of homes that I'm sure could benefit from the addition of a traffic signal here.

Traffic on Sam Ridley goes at a good clip at most times of the days. Also with the shorter left turn lanes and lack of a light, it can make turning left into the Y at a busy time of day a bit precarious. Heaven forbid there be a few cars in front of you and no room for you to get into the protected left turn lane on either side of the road--either for the Y or the subdivision.

A light is definitely needed here. So if any of our city leaders are reading this, consider this the voice of one citizen asking for your help in this matter.

The Placement of Traffic Lights

We've all driven down Murfreesboro Road between LaVergne and Smyrna. Right after the Sam Ridley Parkway intersection is a road the T's into Murfreesboro Rd., Jefferson Pike. That's a very busy intersection, with people always trying to hop across M'boro Rd. as they turn toward LaVergne. This morning, there was a nasty wreck at that intersection, with two firetrucks, at least six patrol cars, and countless cars slowing down and shifting lanes as required by state law.

Further down the road is a bright, shiny new traffic light that allows streams of cars to safely enter onto Murfreesboro Road from the airport. Only, there are rarely cars at that intersection. I have seen a handful since the light has gone up, but again, it's very rare. I know the traffic light must have been either a price that Smyrna had to pay to get more airport grant money, or it could have been paid by a grant to build that beautiful, but lonely, entrance to the airport.

There are horrible crashes just a jigg up from that light. My concern is that this is a basic problem of government bureacracy - we sometimes get wonderful things, but more times than not, those things would be better used elsewhere. Do you think after all the feds or state officials make their inspections, etc., we could move that light up the road a bit to where it's really needed?

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Contribute to the Smyrna, TN Blog

Can't let Mark have all the fun. Would you like to contribute to the Smyrna, TN blog? Email me at dailydiablogger at gmail dot com.

November 18th Middle Tennessee Blogger and Podcaster's Group Meeting

Planning on being there? Let me know. Venue? What would you like. Generally we meet at Espresso Joe's in Smyrna, TN at around 2:00 PM. Still working for everyone? Drop me a line.

What's Going On In the World?

Has anyone heard about the bomb that went off at Paypal in California yesterday?

How about the reporters killed in Mexico?

I've noticed that Google has ads running for iptv experts. Oooohhh... This interests me to no ends. Go Google. I want to ditch the cable completely!

Smyrna, TN Shout Outs

Shout out to Amy of Bad Bad Ivy for her Granny video being picked on by Channel 5. Way to go.

Congrats to Mark of Drama Llama for exercising his right to vote for the very first time.

Friday is the second Blogger Bunco get together. Shout out to Malia for starting this and shout out to the lovely host, Kat Coble.

Did I miss anyone? Let me know.

So I Voted

I did. I hate the party system. That's all I'm going to say on this.

Mother saves herself, children from Smyrna house fire

A mother last night had the fright of her night on Halloween and its not a good outcome, at least for the house. Everyone is fine thank god but the house doesnt look so good. go to the D.N.J TO READ MORE!!