The Malco/Roxy cinema, 100 Movie Row, is participating in Kids Help Kids through the 2010 Kids Summer Film FestHave fun!
June 1-2: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
June 8-9: Shrek the Third
June 15-16: Monsters vs. Aliens
June 22-23: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
June 29-30: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
July 6-7: Kung Fu Panda
July 13-14: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
July 20-21: Aliens in the Attic
July 27-28: Charlotte's Web
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
CITY OF LAVERGNEThe qualification date is August so we have a lot of time to go, but I'm happy to see Senna jump up and start early her campaign. Good luck. LaVergne could use a change is direction.
RANDY M BARNES 2010-05-26
CHRISTOPHER M FARMER 5/21/2010 certified on 5/24/2010
JOSHUA C POPE 2010-05-25
KATHERINE C PIERCE 5/21/2010
SENNA L MOSLEY 5/21/2010
MARCUM G ADKINS 5/21/2010
In Smyrna Marc Adkins who was selected to finish the term for Tony Dover has already picked up a petition.
The big race in my mind will be the position of mayor for Smyrna. I see a two way race and it will be a fun one. I'll hold off on who I think it will come down to in the end, but it will be old Smyrna verses New Smyrna in many ways.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of suspects involved the shooting death of 14-year-old Rachan "Micky" Chatree.Being young and dumb the suspect should be caught soon I hope.
Chris Bucgong Nachampasak, 19, known as “Chris” or “Gong” was officially named as a suspect two days after the shooting. Johnny Khamla Chomsavanh, 21, was interviewed by investigators and cleared May 17.
Investigators said Nachampasak is considered armed and dangerous.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Raz’z Restaurant, located at 408 Sam Ridley Parkway, will host a benefit concert for flood victims from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 27.I hope the individual performers links are correct. I did not have any duplicate names so you should get an idea of the music that will be performed.
The event will feature performances from Memarie Gayle, Scott Collier, Josh Connor and Reuben Brock. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Participating schools areMore details on price and such in the article.
• Cedar Grove Elementary, 354 Chaney Road
• John Colemon School, 100 Wise Drive
• Roy Waldron School, 125 Floyd Mayfield Drive
• Smyrna Elementary, 1001 Sam Davis Road
• Smyrna Middle, 712 Hazelwood Drive
• Stewartsboro Elementary, 10479 Old Nashville Highway
Friday, May 21, 2010
Chances are good if you attend any organized event in Bremerton in the coming weeks, you’ll see someone asking, “What the cluck?” or another chicken-related pun.Maybe soon in Smyrna.
That is one the strategies being employed in the bid to get a chicken decriminalization initiative on the November general election ballot.
Supporters of the movement to allow up to four hens in Bremerton backyards were in view at the Armed Forces Parade on Saturday and planned to hit up commuters and outbound Mariner fans at the Bremerton ferry terminal on Wednesday.
Photo Gallery of their activities.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
He is no longer a "person of interest" and is now considered a "suspect" in the killing of 14 year old Rachan Micky Chantree. Nachampasak is known to go by the name of "Chris" or "Gong." He should be considered armed and dangerous.If you see him please contact the included number as the family of the victim is hurting today.
We are currently following a variety of leads in this investigation regarding Nachampasak and other potential suspects.
We are also requesting the assistance from all members of the Laotian community to help us locate Nachampasak, their help is greatly needed. Any person with knowledge about the location of Nachampasak or information concerning this murder is urged to contact their local law enforcement agency or the Smyrna Police Department at (615) 459-6644.
Note. A lot of people in the community have thrown the term 'gangs' around a lot. I have not heard anything official about gangs being involved in this so I have not tagged any of these posts with the term 'gangs'. Jumping to conclusions is not a good things when situations like this arise.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Beginning Tuesday, May 18th, FEMA, in partnership with the town of Smyrna, is opening a Disaster Recovery Center at 120 Enon Springs Road East, the lower level of Town Hall that once housed Smyrna Police Department. The center will open at 7 a.m.and be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. No appointment is necessary, proof of damage and insurance information is required.
Representatives from FEMA and the Small Business Administration will be on site to assist with the registration process and provide other information. In order to be considered for federal assistance due to recent flooding, citizens who have property damage must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
We have had contact with one of the "persons of interest" in our investigation. "Johnny" Khamla Chomsavanh has been interviewed by our investigators and he is no longer considered a "person of interest" in the investigation. We are still hoping to make contact with the other subject, "Chris" Bucgong Nachampasak, who is still considered a "person of interest" in the investigation. We urge anyone with information about the location of Nachampasak or information about the shooting to contact the Smyrna Police Department at (615) 459-6644.
Thanks for any help you can offer the police in bringing justice to this family and that young boy.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
"We're both Smyrna natives, and we knew that whatever we were going to do with the building, we wanted it to be a positive effect on Smyrna," Rhonda Allen said.I personally do not like flea market as they simply are too big and are often a hint overwhelming. This is a perfect size for Smyrna and has really gained a foothold.
She added that craft fairs and flea markets had always appealed to her, and Smyrna lacked both.
"The Market was really born out of necessity," she began.
On this date, May 16, 2010, a group of teens was having a graduation party at 101 Lakewood Circle in Smyrna. Around 1:50 am, a black, sub-compact passenger vehicle (possibly foreign in make and model) pulled up in front of the residence and 2 - 4 subjects stepped out of the vehicle and began shooting at the people in front of the house. The vehicle then sped away from the scene. As a result of the shooting, one 14 year old male was shot in the head and was laying on the front porch. Police and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and the shooting victim was initially transported to Stonecrest Hospital but was transferred to Vanderbilt Medical Center shortly after. The victim is currently in critical condition at Vanderbilt Hospital.
Our investigation is on-going and we need your help locating two persons of interest.
1) Johnny Khamla Chomsavanh - Asian male, 5'11" tall, 135 lbs, 21 years of age, goes by name of "Johnny"
2) Chris Bucgong Nachampasak - Asian male, 5'9" tall, 170 lbs, 19 years of age, goes by name of "Chris" or "Gong"
This weekend is a time of celebrations and passages in life...not a time of violence. If you can help the police find these two people of interest or have more information on this crime the community would greatly appreciate your making a call to the police. This is where a community should stand up and do something.
These are persons of interest and anyone with information about the location of either of these men, or any other information relating to this shooting, is requested to please contact the Smyrna Police Department at (615) 459-6644.
The young 14 year old has passed away and they are now upgrading it to a homicide investigation.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
"They'll be here as long as we see a need," said Town Manager Mark O'Neal.So those with no conection who cannot read this post go to the town hall to file....wait a minute! I see a problem with this informative post.
Town Hall is located at 315 S. Lowry Street near the Enon Springs Road intersection.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Dell Computers has generously donated a mobile computer lab with 10 computers to be on hand at the Respite Center located in Smyrna, a news release announced.Thanks Dell.
The lab is specifically for local flood victims to utilize to register for FEMA assistance and to find additional relief resources that may be available in the community.
Volunteers will be on site to assist clients with the computers from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
The RainmakerWait! It could be worse; The story of Noah and his ark.
May 07, 2010 - May 09, 2010
Held at the Lamplighter's Theatre, 14119 Old Nashville Highway, Smyrna. Spinster Lizzie Curry keeps house for her father and two brothers, but she'd rather keep house for a husband. Romance and the crops both wither without a cloud in the sky until a stranger named Starbuck shows up with a pocket full of promises. Tickets: Adults-$10, Seniors (55 and up)-$8 and children 4 to 12- $5. Contact: Lamplighter's Theatre, (615) 534-0148
Friday, May 7, 2010
Marc Adkins posted on Facebook
If you'd like to volunteer to assist a Smyrna neighbor with storm/flood damages..log onto www.townofsmyrna.org and click on the "volunteer" icon. You can register to help someone according to your schedule and ability.I made the link go directly to the volunteer form that you fill out.
This sounds like a great way to spend some time this weekend. Fill it out early Friday to give them time to find a place where you can best be used.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Cleaning up after a flood (with video)
How to clean up a basement after a flood
Repairing Your Flooded Home
Cleaning Flooded Upholstered Furniture, Curtains, Bedding, Table ...
MOLD & MILDEW
Cleaning Flooded Wood Floors and Woodwork
Home Clean-Up and Sanitation
I'll call it good for now. The links should give you some specifics on a few items but for the most part common sense is what should guide you. Looking at the news I can say that while Smyrna and LaVergne got hit bad with the initial torrent the main problem is happening down stream in Nashville and other counties.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Yes, those are fish. And, yes, they are in the middle of Sam Ridley Pkwy (also known as Nissan Blvd), which is a 5-lane heavily travelled street in Smyrna. There are FISH in the middle of the STREET!!!!I would say the fish had the right of way, but I have not checked the regulations.
The flooding of May 1 – 2, 2010 was a 500 year event. The town received more than 10 inches of rain in approximately 30 hours. Our infrastructure system cannot be designed to handle such an event. If you know of damage to public facilities such as roads, drain pipes, headwalls, etc, please click here for a notification form and we will work to make needed repairs. Work will be prioritized as to critical health and safety needs and we will work diligently to make the needed repair as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience.The town website is calling this last weekend a 500 year event. after the massive number of lingering snowfalls we had this last winter I'm starting to think I might want to update my emergency kit. My column two weeks ago was on how to basically prepare for tornadoes, but it looks like I picked the wrong disaster.
Sam Ridley Pkwy. between Threet Industrial and G St - Open, but use cautionFlorance road is now open. I was hoping to go see Nice Mill Dam while the water was hitting it during the height of the flooding, but will to be disappointed.
8th Ave at bridge
9th Ave at bridge
Fitzhugh Dr from Sam Ridley Pkwy. to Swan Dr.
Many town of Smyrna departments are receiving calls for assistance due to flooding and other related issues, Town Manager Mark O'Neal said.What is worse that in this time of what can easily be called a disaster for many, there was at least one reported already who took advantage of the situation.
Residents are asked to call the Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency at 615-890-5519 or 615-890-2957.
Steverson spent the evening at his mother's house and went back to collect items from his home early Monday afternoon. When he walked in, he immediately knew something was wrong.My first comment was 'someone needs an a$$ kicking" but realized that sounded so harsh...but WTH I say.
"Somebody broke in through the bathroom window. And they were carrying a candle because they spilled wax on the floor. It just makes me mad to have to go through this," he said, motioning to the flooded area, "then have to go through (being burglarized)."
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Flooding that killed at least five people, closed interstates and drove thousands from their homes across the state is expected to worsen today, with another storm system moving in and adding to the 10 inches that fell in some areas Saturday.Good luck.
"It's only going to get worse; we may get as much as 4 to 5 inches more over the next 36 hours," Mayor Karl Dean said Saturday night. "Stay home, get off the road."
Oh the weather outside is frightful,Sorry for lack of updates but the weather and lightning always knocks out the Internet and my truck is down. Thus no awesome flood shots.
But the fire is so delightful.
And since we've no place to go,
Let It raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinn!
This is La Vergne has some great images, and their poor town has really suffered, and the weather is bad also.
I have not heard if the candidate forum occurred today, but the Smyrna High School football auction was cancelled according to Robin Garner on her Facebook update, and the taste of Smyrna was also cancelled.