Thursday, February 28, 2013

Women’s History Month tour


In honor of Women's history month the Sam Davis home has a special tour set up for those interested.

Women's History Month March 1-31, 2013 
Lessons for Ladies
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Sam Davis Home will offer a special month-long tour in March titled Lessons for Ladies.  This tour will feature the domestic arts, etiquette, and education of women during the 19th century. Also highlighted on the tour will be the individual stories of prominent women who lived during this time as well as those who were important to young Sam Davis’ life. Many women did not have the opportunity to tell their story during the 19th century in the United States. Now, their stories, everyday activities, and special occasion celebrations can be heard at the Sam Davis Home.  Reservations made at least 24 hours in advance will include a set tea time.  Please contact the Sam Davis Home at (615) 459-2341 or visit www.samdavishome.org for more information.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Watermelons on the road

Right on the east side edge of Smyrna is where the 'Old Jefferson' and 'Jefferson Springs were. I've written about them in the past, but thought this story might tickle you. Sam Ridley Blvd is named after one of the Ridley twins, and Knox told of a trip out to the Springs.

Knox shared a “personal story” of one particularly memorable journey from hometown Smyrna out to Jefferson Springs. 
“We had Daddy’s Model T Ford, but due to me and my twin Sam being so short, I had to lay on the floor to work the pedals as Sam drove the car,” Knox recalled. 
“One trip, as we were cruising out along Jefferson Pike on the edge of Smyrna, we came up behind a slow moving flat-bed truck loaded with watermelons,” Knox noted. “Sam told me to get up out of the floor of the car, and go out over the car’s hood as he edged up closer to the truck.” 
“Well, I generally did what Sam suggested, so I crawled out over the car hood, got up in the truck and ‘borrowed’ a watermelon, which we thoroughly enjoyed later that hot summer day we spent out at Jefferson Springs,” Knox concluded. 
Both settlements, Old Jefferson and Jefferson Springs, have faded in Stones River’s  mist of passing time…
The article has more details of the community if you're interested.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

They scored what!

Admit it. A lot of people worry about the part of the restaurant they do not get to see. 'How clean is it', 'what are they doing to my food', and 'should I worry' are just some of the questions that goes through your mind. Maybe you worry about the condition of the school cafeteria that feeds your children on a daily basis. You should.

Well fear not. The Tennessee Health Authorities places online the scores of their inspections AND what they found at each inspection for all sites and for all to see.

One example is the new Carpe Cafe on Front Street. Just opened their main page and it looks like this.


Carpe Cafe 
Facility Location:
115 Front
Smyrna 
Facility Inspection History:
Click on an inspection link below to see additional details 
# of Critical Violations on Last Inspection:   0
# of Non-Critical Violations on Last Inspection:   0
Inspection Type  Inspection Date  Violations  Score
Other Inspection  4-Feb-2013  0 critical  100

Looks good. Perfect score. In fact if you click on the word "other inspection" you pull up the inspection report.

Carpe Cafe - Inspection Report 

Inspection Information:
Inspection type: Other
Inspection date: February 04, 2013
Number of critical violations: 0
Number of non-critical violations:   0
Score: 100 
Definition of critical and non critical violations 
Violations:
No violations were found during the inspection 
Comments:
None
 Looks like a clean place to have a good meal. So if you're worried about the condition of your best eatery, take a moment and check out their history. It is as easy as clicking a few buttons and it will either put your mind at ease, or scare the heck out of you.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Candidate event

Chase Williams is hosting another event tomorrow in preparations for next years election.

Hiring event in one week


While this is in Murfreesboro, the need for a job makes it worth posting for you. Good luck.

Hiring Event
Date: 2/27/2013
Time: 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM  
710 Memorial Blvd
Suite 210
Murfreesboro, TN 37129 
Phone: 615-898-1887 
Event Description: Goodwill Career Solutions is hosting a Hiring Event for Metro Industrial, Wednesday, February 27, 2013. 710 Memorial Blvd, Suite 210, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Metro Industrial is now hiring temp to full-time production workers (packers & forklift operators). Positions are available working in a fast-paced production environment. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts are available. Bring your resume, photo ID, and Social Security Card or birth certificate. Dress for Success! Be prepared to complete job applications and to interview. Drug screen and background check are required. For more information please call 615-898-1887. 
Directions: Goodwill Career Solutions 710 Memorial Blvd, Suite 210 Murfreesboro, TN 37129 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Come on by.

The Smyrna Public Library is hosting a One Direction Fan party this Saturday and all ages are invited.

CALLING ALL SUPERFANS!
SMYRNA PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE HOSTING A ONE DIRECTION FAN PARTY! 
FEBRUARY 23
2PM-3:30 PM 
THIS IS AN ALL AGES EVENT.

Drop by and meet others that enjoy their music as much as you or someone you love.

Tax Help this Saturday


The Smyrna Library has on hand people to help you with your taxes.

Free VITA Income Tax Assistance 
Saturdays: Feb. 16, 23; March 9, 23
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Please arrive early, as registration is done the day of the assistance. 
Please bring the following:
  • All Forms W-2 and 1099
  • Information for other income
  • Information for all deductions/credits
  • Copy of previous year's return
  • Proof of account for direct deposit or refund (voided check)
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer ID notices/cards for self, spouse, and dependents (both spouses must be present if filing jointly)
  • Proof of ID for self and spouse
  • Total paid to day care provider(s) and tax ID number(s)
  • Birth dates for self, spouse and dependents; proof of foreign status if ITIN 
Volunteers will not prepare Sch. C with losses, complicated Sch. D, Form SS-5, Form 8606, Form 8615, or Form SS-8.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Local Jobs hiring now


Just today on Craigslist the following jobs were listed as being open in Smyrna. A quick look seems to show that these are legitimate jobs and ones not dependent on sales. If you wish just go to JOBS on the Nashville Craigslist webpage and look for Smyrna..or LaVergne or Murfreesboro for local jobs.
Feb 20 - General Labor Positions - (La Vergne, TN) manufacturing
Feb 20 - Certified Forklift Operators - (Smyrna, TN) manufacturing
Feb 20 - HR Front Desk Coordinator - (Smyrna, TN) human resource
Feb 20 - Salon Owners-Nail Tech looking for you! - (Rutherford, Murfreesboro, Smyrna) salon/spa/fitness
Feb 20 - Night Cook - (Smyrna, Tn.) food/beverage/hospitality
Feb 20 - CDL-A Local Runs/Switcher - (Smyrna) transportation
Feb 20 - RNs/LPNs Wanted - (Smyrna) healthcare
Feb 20 - Hiring lawn & landscape professionals - (Smyrna) general labor
Feb 20 - Spotters & Shuttle drivers needed - ( (Smyrna Area)) transportation
Feb 20 - Exp in Optical, receptionist/Optometric Tech - (Smyrna) healthcare
Feb 20 - Experienced in Optical, Lab Tech/Optician - (Smyrna) healthcare

Family Day: Black History Month


An educational event has been planned at the Sam Davis home you might be interested in.

February 24, 2013 
Family Day: Black History Month 
The Sam Davis Home will host its first Family Day of 2013 on Sunday, February 24, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  This is a FREE event for members of the community to come out and experience the historic site, museum, grounds, and education programs. The February Family Day celebrates Black History month with events that include: tours of the historic house every hour with the last tour leaving at 3:00PM, educational presentations about African Americans who lived on the Davis Plantation and African American heritage, and a very special appearance by Harriet Tubman.  A representative from the Smyrna Library will be on site to help families research their genealogy. 
For more information, please call (615) 459-2341 or visit the website at www.samdavishome.org.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Mobile Health Unit for February


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.


Primary Care & Hope Clinic:
February 26th:  Smyrna Middle, 8 - 3

Guidance Center:
February 21st:  Smyrna Middle, 8 - 12
February 28th:  Smryna Middle, 8 - 12

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tax Help this Saturday

The Smyrna Library has on hand people to help you with your taxes.

Free VITA Income Tax Assistance 
Saturdays: Feb. 16, 23; March 9, 23
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Please arrive early, as registration is done the day of the assistance. 
Please bring the following:
  • All Forms W-2 and 1099
  • Information for other income
  • Information for all deductions/credits
  • Copy of previous year's return
  • Proof of account for direct deposit or refund (voided check)
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer ID notices/cards for self, spouse, and dependents (both spouses must be present if filing jointly)
  • Proof of ID for self and spouse
  • Total paid to day care provider(s) and tax ID number(s)
  • Birth dates for self, spouse and dependents; proof of foreign status if ITIN 
Volunteers will not prepare Sch. C with losses, complicated Sch. D, Form SS-5, Form 8606, Form 8615, or Form SS-8.

When will they start working?

Ever wonder about that road project? You hear of something planned and then nothing seems to be happening. The town government of Smyrna puts online on the Streets department page an update of road projects. These are as small as new lights and as large as a new I-24 interchange. Here is the latest update for those that might be interested.

ROAD PROJECT UPDATES
ENON SPRINGS ROAD WEST EXTENSION –
Project is on hold awaiting approval from FHWA. Design is complete. Anticipated start in 12-18 months.

INTERCHANGE AT I-24 / ROCKY FORK ROAD –
Awaiting funding and approval from FHWA. Anticipated start in 24-48 months (with approval).

WEAKLEY LANE IMPROVEMENTS AT SWAN DRIVE –
FHWA / TDOT funding is allocated and contract is approved. Design in 2013, construction funded for 2014.

LANE EXPANSION ON STONECREST BLVD. AT SAM RIDLEY PKWY. –
Project includes the addition of turn lanes on Stonecrest Blvd. Project is approved and funding allocated from FHWA and TDOT. Design in 2013, construction funded for 2014. Anticipated start in 11-14 months.

MORTON LANE AT ALMAVILLE ROAD –
Project includes signalization and turn lane. Design is underway. Completion by July 2013.

INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC SYSTEM & TRAFFIC TIMING –
Project is approved by TDOT / FHWA and funding has been allocated. Design 2013-2014, construction funded for 2015.

PAVING –
Schedule of spring paving will be posted in March.

NEW TRAFFIC SIGNALS –

1. S. LOWRY AT SAM GRIFFIN (NISSAN GATE #13)
Signals are activated.
2. SAM RIDLEY PKWY. AT I-24 BRIDGE
Signals are activated.
3. ENON SPRINGS ROAD EAST AT NISSAN GATE #9
Design underway. Anticipated start in 3-4 months.
4. S. LOWRY STREET AT ENON SPRING
Project completed August 2012.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunset at Fate Sanders

Sunset at Fate Sanders by susanc59
Sunset at Fate Sanders, a photo by susanc59 on Flickr.

My compliments to susanc59 for such nice images

Sunset at Fate Sanders

Sunset at Fate Sanders by susanc59
Sunset at Fate Sanders, a photo by susanc59 on Flickr.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Rival Cage Fights 3

It looks like Smyrna will be hosting Rival Cage Fights 3 at Hooptown USA and the fights are live.

Saturday, February 23, 2012 at Hooptown USA - 6910 Stroop Lane, Smyrna, TN. Weigh-ins Friday night at Main St. Live from 6-8 PM. After-party back at Main St. after the fights. Tickets available at the door. Cash and Visa/MC/AMEX. 12 and under FREE!

12 and under free! Sounds like an unusual fun event for the kiddies.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

12 open jobs in Smyrna

The local Veterans affair has 12 openings here in Smyrna you might find interesting. It looks like they are at the center built in the re-purposed Walmart.

Job Title:Program Support ClerkDepartment:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:VZ-13-HAF-831423
SALARY RANGE: $31,315.00 to $40,706.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 to Monday, February 11, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0303-05
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Term NTE 2 years
DUTY LOCATIONS: 12 vacancies in the following location:
Smyrna, TN United States
This position is only open until the 11th of this month, so apply quickly.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Only 638 Days to make your choice

The initial moves for the election next year are already starting. Wow!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Heart Month

StoneCrest Medical Center is offering a wide range of services for Heart Month for those interested at a great low price...surprising low. 12 days to schedule your appointment, so CALL NOW! It literally could save your life.

Angioscreen 
Date: 2/12/2013
Time: 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
200 StoneCrest Blvd
Smyrna , TN 37167 
Event Description: TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center is offering AngioScreen, a non-invasive vascular screening designed to provide information about circulation and risk of heart disease and stroke. AngioScreen takes about 15 minutes, is completely painless and involves no radiation. The basic screening is only $50 and includes carotid artery ultrasound, blood pressure, ankle brachial index (both legs), body mass index, peak systolic velocity, heart rate and heart rhythm EKG. Immediately following the AngioScreen, individuals will receive a consultation in addition to a color ultrasound picture printout and digital record showing a picture of their carotid arteries. Appointments are required and space is limited. Call TriStar MedLine at 615-342-1919 to schedule an appointment.  
Directions:
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center - 200 StoneCrest Blvd, Smyrna, TN 37167. Sam Ridley exit 66 at I-24.