Sunday, May 31, 2009




You might find this an attractive activity as it is free and free is good.

Main Street's First Friday Concert Series
June 05, 2009
Held on the Public Square in Downtown Murfreesboro. Free admission, food vendors and more. 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Buddy Spicher and the Nashville Swing Band will perform.Bring your lawn chair! Contact: Main Street, (615) 895-1887
Enjoy

Monday, May 25, 2009

In the market...

As many of you know the housing market has taken a beating but with prices low and many homes on the market, Right now is the best time to buy your new home. As a first time home buyer I have enjoyed the many benefits of owning my very first home. Working out in the yard, planting flowers and even a little entertaining from time to time. If you are thinking about buying your very first home or haven't owned a home in 3 or more years than you have an first time home buyers credit coming to you of $8,000 and it will only be available for another few months. If your looking for a realtor with professional attitude and a caring heart then look no further for I have found you one. She is based in La Vergne Tn and works locally with those that are selling or buying a home. She worked so very hard for me to find me the home of my dreams! Don't be afraid to email her or call her. When calling her tell her I sent you. Good luck and happy house hunting!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

One week to go....



Just an update on how things are looking for our Heart of Tennessee Red Cross fund raiser for May 30th, next Saturday from noon till 4pm. As it looks now there are many things planned for this day. If you are a vendor that is going to be there and confirmed by myself I want you to know you may get there as early as you like to set up. I will be there around 6am and there most of the morning until our big event kicks off at noon.

For those that are attending event: remember I will be selling wristbands for those that want to do the dunking booth, inflatable, rock climbing wall. The Price of wristbands will be $5.00 each. Also O'Charleys will be there selling hamburgers and hot dogs for $1.00 each. The airbrush tattoo airtist will be in the cafe selling her famous tattoo's. Stevie J will be doing karaoke and anyone that wants to sing will be able to donate $1.00 to be able to sing. Also the bowling inside will be going on and I hope everyone will at least bowl one game with shoes. Remember this is for a great cause I want to raise money to help those in future disasters. Our neighbors are counting on us so lets stand up and help them now before anything happens!

for more info please call me at 220-0902

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Very sad news for the town of Smyrna

The town of Smyrna has lost it's Attorney. She lost her battle with cancer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their family and to the town of Smyrna employees. If you want to read more click and this will take you to Smyrna AM!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Smyrna car dealership

Smyrna is lacking in car dealerships. Not car lots as we have them. I'm talking corporate dealers and now we will soon be one short.

The only local dealer to acknowledge getting a letter, though, was Team Chevrolet of Smyrna, which is operating under control of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. It's waiting for permission from GM to transfer its franchise to a new owner, Smyrna Mayor Bob Spivey
Isn't Team Chevrolet the only dealership in town. We do have used car lots but this is the dealership.

Happily they are not rolling over and dying.
Team Chevrolet of Smyrna, Tenn., got GM's notice and will switch to used-vehicle sales only. The closure letter was "kind of what we expected," general manager Chuck Hanes said. The company already was operating in its own bankruptcy reorganization, and was waiting for permission from GM to transfer its franchise to a new owner, Smyrna Mayor Bob Spivey.

"Our plans are to move forward with the pre-owned operation and keep as many of our 35 employees in place as we can," Hanes said.
I'm glad they plan on staying open. Team Chevrolet is a well established company in town and right now any closings hurt.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Good Gun Shop

I just found a great little gun store next door to Smyrna.

If you're looking for ammo (WalMart is pretty much sold out of the common stuff right now), rifles, handguns, etc., check out Specialty Arms II in LaVergne.

They seem to be quite helpful, well-staffed and knowledgeable. The way the economy is, you might want a little squirrel-popping gun before too long. (They're great curried. Of course, even a shoe would be good with curry... but it's a LOT harder to digest than a tree rat.)

Here's the info:

184C Old Nashville Hwy
La Vergne, TN 37086
(615) 793-9696‎

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Another chicken post

Seems backyard chickens is being called a movement....except here in Smyrna's government.

Chickens could be coming to roost in a backyard near you.

Across the country and the metropolitan area, people are joining the national urban chicken movement, sometimes turning outlaw to raise the birds.

The movement started with the rationale that raising chickens fits in with efforts toward local and pure foods, supporters say, and the eggs are fresh and flavorful. The animals also are entertaining pets, many say.

Today, Overland Park homeowner David Crupper will seek a special-use permit to house up to four chickens, even though he already has the birds and a homemade coop in his backyard.

No disrespect for the law was intended, he said, but he had to buy the chicks before a farm supply business stopped selling them for the year.
It might be time for some of our readers to email the council and ask them to look into this again.

I really like this part of the article.
In Kansas City, residents are allowed to have chickens only if they are 100 feet away from the nearest home or business, and the birds are not allowed to roam.

That hasn’t stopped two women in different Kansas City neighborhoods from raising chickens illegally, and they say they are doing it for the fresh eggs.
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Both of the Kansas City women said their neighbors haven’t complained, and some are checking into getting chickens themselves.

So does that mean more chickens and lawbreaking are on the way?
When it comes to dumb ass regulations like this I'm all for breaking the law...The more the merrier.

Friday, May 8, 2009

I'm back

I have had to cut back posting and such on This is Smyrna, TN. because school became rather adventurous. Well for the next few months I will be back. If all goes well I will have a Bachelor's degree by the end of this weekend.

I'm heading out of town for the weekend for my brother's graduation as he gets his own Bachelor's degree from Tenneessee Tech.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Volunteers and more...



The article in the .D.N.J.
UPDATE AS OF 5/13/2009: I have also confired that Progressive Martial Arts will be demostrating. Also Sport Clips will be there to cut hair and give away coupns. We are now up to about 18 to 20 vendors for our fund raiser.

Silent Auction update: Progressive Martial Arts has given me a 1 yr membership valued at $1045.00. This is great deal as is the 6 month membership from Cox's Martial Arts valued at $650.00. Other itmes donated are some hair care products, a double feature dvd, lunch at Cuzumels in the Boro, Salon Nikki has given me 2 $35.00 gift cert., Krogers in the Boro has given us a $10.00 gift card, StarBucks has given us a pound of coffee, Blockbuster-5 free movie rentals, and much more to come. The silent auction forms will be up on Monday next week so you can stop by and place your bid! see ya then!!!


I am giving everyone an update on the fund raiser for the Heart of Tennessee Red Cross Chapter. The owners of the bowling center have decided to lower the price of bowling. It is now going to be $3.00 for children and $4.00 per adult per game plus shoe rental with half of all proceeds going to the Red Cross. This is going to be a great value that is also helping those in need out. I have confirmed that the firetruck, firehouse from the Town of Smyrna will be coming along with the Dare officers, K-9 unit, D.J., Karaoke, inflatable, dunking booth, airbrush tattoo artist, O'Charleys will be bringing their mobile kitchen, games, P.A.W.S, and much much much more. What I am needing now from the people of our great town is volunteers and items donated for the silent auction. Also O'Charleys is only going to donate one case of small burgers and buns so I would like for those with a group or church to come forward and donate food items to sell to raise money. If you or your group can help please email me at bearroller9640@yahoo.com.

Also we will be selling wristbands for all events except for food and airbrush artist for $5.00 for unlimited play outside.Food will be sold through the mobile kitchen and all money will be donated. So come on Smyrna stand up and help with this event!

UPDATE: Confirmed today that the National Guard will be bringing a rock climbing wall along with one of their Hummers

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Small-town Virtue

I've been reading through a collection of Plutarch's "Lives." This evening I came across this good quote:

"The arts which men cultivate for the sake of glory or profit are indeed apt to fall into decay in poor and obscure towns; but virtue, like a stout and hardy plant, takes root in any place where it finds a noble nature and a spirit ready to put forth effort. Hence, if we fail to think and to live as we ought, we cannot in justice blame the smallness of our native city for it, but ourselves."

Plutarch, from the "Life of Demosthenes."

Smyrna isn't the biggest place on the map, or the richest or most influential - but we've certainly had our virtuous men and women. Maybe you're one of them?

-DG

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Local events II

If your in the mood for music our neighbor to the south east has just what you ordered

Friday, May 1st from 6 - 10 PM
Saturday, May 2nd from Noon to 8:30 PM

There will be 2 stages and 24 ensembles of Live Jazz music. Smyrna High School's Jazz Band Performs Friday night at 7:10 followed by Lavergne's at 7:50. and at least three of our Smyrna High School Jazz students will also be performing Saturday at Noon with the All County Jazz Band!!

If the weather is as good as it was this past weekend, It should make for a wonderful time with all of our Rutherford County communities coming together to enjoy the music, fun activities for the kids, cool art for your garden, and of course the aromatic smell of the festival food that will hit you as soon as you walk up!

Roasted corn, Polish Sausages, cat fish, snow cones and funnel cakes!! Yummy!!

Local events

A local softball team is holding a charity drive that you might want to take part in.

The Smyrna Travelers 8 & Under Team will be holding a car wash on Saturday, May 2nd from 10 am to 2 pm and Saturday, May 9th from 10 am to 2 pm. *Weather Permitting* We would love to see everyone come out to Fazoli's in Smyrna on these days to help our team raise some funds for the season!!

We are also looking for local businesses who would like to sponsor and/ or donate to the team! Please email Amanda at jaajahenderson@gmail.com with any questions or if you'd like to participate.
Good luck