Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Can you help the local SPD

The Smyrna Police need your help to find two people suspected of theft and credit card fraud.

The Smyrna Police Department is asking for the communities help. On November 25th a black male and a black female stole credit cards from an individual’s purse at Panera Bread located at 499 Chaney Road. They in turn went to Target at 803 Industrial Boulevard where they used these stolen credit cards on over $3,000 worth of items. These subjects were last seen in a newer model blue Ford Fusion or Taurus. We need the public’s help in identifying these criminals. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call Detective Alan Nabours at the Smyrna Police Department at 615-459-6644.

Book fair right now

The Smyrna Public Library is hosting a book fair right now and you're missing it!

Please look at these pictures.

I hope you take a moment and look at these pictures to assist the Smyrna Police department in catching these criminals. Not just because they committed a crime, but more so for the fact that one of them brought along a that pisses me off to no end.

The Smyrna Police Department is asking for our communities help. On October 10th, 2012 two (2) white males accompanied by a small female child entered Gil’s Ace Hardware at 415 Nissan Drive in Smyrna. These two male subjects proceeded to remove power tools from their packaging and conceal them in their clothing. In turn the males proceeded to walk out of the store without paying for the items they stole. They were last seen in a silver four door vehicle with black rims. If anyone in the community has information that could lead to assisting us in identifying these persons responsible, please call Detective Alan Nabours of the Smyrna Police Department at 615-459-6644.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Smyrna Christmas tree lighting tomorrow

The town website and I wish to remind you that tomorrow they will be lighting the town's Christmas tree.
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Smyrna’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony is a great way to kick off the holiday season with family and friends. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 27th, 6pm at the Smyrna Town Centre on Sam Ridley Parkway.  The festivities begin at 6:00pm.  The Smyrna High School Jazz Band will perform, and children will join in a sing-a-long. The Town Council will “flip the switch”, lighting the Town Centre Christmas Tree.  Santa is scheduled to make a brief stop at the ceremony. Children of all ages can pose for a photograph with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Camp Fire Cookout today

From the good people at the Parks and recreation Department.

Join us this evening from 5:00pm-7:00pm, Sharp Springs Park (Espey Drive entrance) for our Campfire Cookout.

Hot Dogs, Chili, Hot Chocolate & Coffee will be provided, along with campfire sing-alongs  and stories.

Following these activities, children & families will be able to enjoy smores, cinnamon twists and campfire cones over the campfire, followed by a walk by flashlight.  Bring the family and enjoy!  Sincerely, Monty

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nissan Pulls Plug on Battery Plant Grand Opening - Nashville Public Radio

This is an odd piece of news. The grand opening has been cancelled. No photo ops and little fanfare.

Nissan Pulls Plug on Battery Plant Grand Opening - Nashville Public Radio

Mobile Health Unit for November

Here is a local resource you might want to know about. This is a service of the MTMC in Murfreesboro.

The Mobile Health Unit Collaborative is a reflection of MTMC's Mission which calls us to "improve the health of individuals and communities" and to have "special attention to the poor and the vulnerable."  This Collaborative effort helps achieve access to health care, helping overcome barriers and obstacles.  MTMC, as a faith-based institution, is motivated by the principles of Human Dignity and the Common Good.  These same principles are shared by our collaborative partners:  The Guidance Center, Primary Care & Hope Clinic, Saint Thomas Corporate and Community Medicine, and Saint Thomas Emergency Services and Event Medicine. 
The Mobile Health Unit is in service four days per week.  We are available to serve during these hours of operation, and we are happy to answer questions at any time.

For those in Smyrna the service will be local on the following dates.

Primary Care & Hope Clinic
Tuesday, November 27th: Smyrna Middle, 8 - 3

The Guidance Center
Thursday, November 8th: Smyrna Middle, 8 - 12
Thursday, November 15th: Wherry Housing, 8 - 12

The Nutcracker

Our local theatre is offering a holiday classic and it looks like fun for the kids.
This is your chance to see The Nutcracker right in Smyrna at the beautiful Springhouse Worship and Arts Center venue. This special event is sponsored by Lamplighter's Theatre Company and will only be playing for two evenings the week of Thanksgiving.
November 19 & 20 @ 7:00 PM 
Tickets are for Adults are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets for children ages 2-12 are $10 in advance (a wonderful deal!) and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance online through Tickets Nashville or at the Welcome Center of Springhouse Worship and Arts Center on Sunday mornings. 
He only comes once a year. Don't miss it!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wilderness Walk Saturday

From the Smyrna parks and recreation department.

Smyrna Parks would like to welcome you to the Wilderness Walk that will take place tomorrow, Saturday, November 10, from 10am-12pm, Sharp Springs Park, Smyrna.

Enter through the Jefferson Pike entrance and we will be set up at the O’Connor Shelter.

Activity agenda is as follows:

10:00am – 10:30am:  TRPA Fish Presentation and Wildlife Demo Rachel Singer
10:30am – 10:50am:  Wilderness Walk (stroller friendly)
10:50am – 11:10am:  TRPA Fish Release
11:15am – 12:00pm:  Crafts & Lunch Provided

Bring your family out and enjoy! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Local Boy Scout Fundraiser

A local scout troop is hosting a fund raiser this coming Saturday for the local VFW lodge to assist veterans with disabilities and other needs.

In observance of Veteran's Day, the Scouts that are sponsored by Smyrna VFW Post 8422 will again distribute the "Buddy Poppy" at local stores.  On the morning (9-12) of Saturday, November 10, Cub Scouts and Webelos from Pack 842 will hand out poppies for everyone to wear.  That afternoon, (1-4), the Boy Scouts of Troop 422 will also give out these patriotic reminders.  All donations received will go to the VFW, for assisting local disabled and in-need Veterans and their families.

Smyrna locations are as follows:
Big Lots, Advanced Auto Parts, Kroger-Sam Ridley, Lowes, PX-Smyrna Base, Tractor Supply.
The use of poppies as a remembrance of war and veterans goes back to World War 1 and a poem entitled "In Flanders Field".

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
   That mark our place; and in the sky
   The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
   Loved and were loved, and now we lie
         In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
   The torch; be yours to hold it high.
   If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
         In Flanders fields.