You just need to print off this 'coupon' and present it to them to help a local historical site. (PDF)
This is really one of the easier ways to help a local historical site.
May 18, 2013 – Free Day in May
The Sam Davis Home joins other tourist sites of Rutherford County for a day of free admission. The Sam Davis Home will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for visitors interested in walking through the Middle Tennessee Civil War History Museum and the historic Sam Davis Home. Guides throughout the home will be dressed in period clothing. Please contact the Sam Davis Home at (615) 459-2341 or visit www.samdavishome.org for more information.
42nd Days on the Farm
May 9 and 10, 2013
Where can you find pigs in a pen, a blacksmith making tools, and a spinner who shows how wool is transformed into yarn? You can find all that and more at the 42nd Annual Days on the Farm hosted by the Sam Davis Home on May 9th and 10th. Days On The Farm will feature more than 20 demonstrations including how to make candles from hot wax and how soap was made from pig fat and lye. With hands-on activities, find out what life was like as a Civil War soldier and how quilts were made to keep people warm during the cold winter months. After you tour the historic home and visit the museum exhibits, stop by the gift shop to pick up a reproduction historical toy or some old-fashioned candy sticks. All are welcome and encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it under the trees while out on the grounds of this historic plantation. Event hours are 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Reservations are recommended for groups of 10 or more. This is a weather dependent event. Please contact the Sam Davis Home at (615) 459-2341 for more information.
Just a reminder....the Smyrna Lions Club is hosting "Striking for Sight" tomorrow night from 5:00-8:00 at Lanes, Trains and Automobiles on 450 Butler Drive in Murfreesboro. We would love for you to bowl, but if you can't, please join us there for dinner between 5:00 and 8:00 and 10% of the food and beverage sales go to the Smyrna Lions Club. The food in "Tailgaters" is delicious! Hope to see you there!!
The Smyrna Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a fraud. On 3/6/13 the subject in these photos found a wallet on the ground near the gas pumps at a Smyrna gas station. The subject can be seen on video surveillance, picking up the wallet. Within the hour, the victim’s debit card was used fraudulently on two occasions at nearby businesses.Click images to enlarge
The suspect is believed to be a black female with short black hair and glasses. She is driving a silver, 4 door Mercedes (possibly an E Class), with a sunroof. If anyone can identify this subject or provide information that could lead to her identity, please contact Det. Jason Anderson at 615.267.5433 or at email@example.com.
Pioneer Days - Cannonsburgh
Time: 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
312 South Front Street
Murfreesboro , TN 37129
Event Description: Pioneer Days - Old-Time Demonstration, hayrides, music, riverchase posse, antique auto car show, blacksmithing, crafters and food vendors. April 27, 2013 10a.m. - 5p.m.
Directions: Cannonsburgh Village, 312 South Front Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
This is a time-lapse video I took on April 16, 2013 in Smyrna, TN. This if Corporate Flight Management's FBO."This is the same place the September Rotary Club bash "Wings of Freedom" fish fry happens at for those who have never been there.
Dr. John Miller Key DVM, was born July 21, 1929 in the Rutherford County Hospital, Murfreesboro, TN to the late John Otis and Ruth Alexander Key.
Upon graduation, John took a job with the State of Tennessee as a meat inspector. Then he began to work for other veterinarians as a relief veterinarian in Nashville and also in Knoxville. In 1976 he established the first veterinarian clinic in Smyrna, Smyrna Animal Clinic. He was working there when he fell. He loved his employees and they thought of him as a father figure.
He was an active member of Springhouse Worship and Arts Center. He was an avid UT fan and found great joy being with his grandchildren. He loved helping people and working with animals and was a strong Christian man.
On April 9th at approximately 7:23pm the Smyrna Police Department received a 911 call from the wife of Michael Cowger, 64 years of age, from their home at 300 Ella Street. The caller stated that Mr. Cowger was very upset, intoxicated, and was armed with a weapon. When officers arrived on the scene they could observe Mr. Cowger walking through the home in a very agitated state and firing rounds from the weapon inside the home. Officers established a perimeter, attempted to locate residents that lived next door for evacuation, and contacted our SWAT team. During this time, several rounds could be seen exiting the windows of the home.
Once our SWAT team arrived it was decided to contact the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and seek their assistance also. We requested that the Sheriff’s Office drive a Bearcat to the scene which is a tactical armored vehicle. Several attempts were made to get Mr. Cowger to communicate with our negotiators and he refused. The decision was made to cut all electricity to Mr. Cowger’s residence in the hopes this would get him to communicate. He still refused to talk to us. A decision was made to deploy tear gas into the home in an attempt to get Mr. Cowger to come out of the home which caused Mr. Cowger to fire a round from a weapon through a window in our direction. The decision was made to deploy the Bearcat and to establish an entry into the home through the garage. This caused Mr. Cowger to finally begin communicating with our negotiators. Negotiations went for approximately 2 hours with Mr. Cowger asking for officers to shoot him several times in an apparent attempt of “suicide by cop.” He even threatened to begin shooting through walls at the officers in an attempt to get them to engage him.
Officers could see Mr. Cowger through an upstairs window. He had barricaded himself in an office by placing a desk against the door. An order was given for a sniper to shoot Mr. Cowger with direct impact foam rounds, a less lethal option. Mr. Cowger was hit three times with these rounds and an entry team forced their way into the room, taking Mr. Cowger into custody. Mr. Cowger is currently being evaluated by medical personnel. Warrants have been obtained charging Mr. Cowger with 6 counts of Reckless Endangerment, a class E felony, and one count of Aggravated Domestic Assault. He will be served with the warrants once evaluation is done and a court date set.I linked to a website that shows what a Bearcat armored vehicle looks like and what a standard foam rubber round looks like.
Smyrna's Divine Wine and Spirits will be hosting a wine tasting on Saturday April 27th, to benefit Meals on Wheels. The event will be held at the Hilton next to Ruby Tuesday's in Smyrna from 6-9PM. Call for a reservation! (615) 625-3397
Masonic lodge plans Country Ham breakfast, Saturday, April 6
SMYRNA – The popular Country Ham Breakfast will be held Saturday, April 6 at the Sam Davis Masonic Lodge #661 on Mary Law Dr across from the old Food Lion on Nissan Blvd. Included in the $8.00 per person price is real country ham, eggs, potato wedges, biscuits & gravy and grits along with juice, jelly, coffee and great fellowship. Serving hours are 6:00 am until 10:00 am. In addition, the Order of the Eastern Star members will hold a bake sale at the same time. For further information call (615) 459-4576 or
The 4WARN Weather Team brings “Surviving the Storm” to the Riverdale High School on April 18.
“Surviving the Storm” is a live event where you learn the “what, why and how” of severe thunderstorms and what you can do to be safe. Lisa Spencer, Dan Thomas, Paul Heggen, Nancy Van Camp and Snowbird will take the stage with a multi-media show that will help you get ready for the next time the weather gets severe.
There will be dramatic video, awesome photographs, games, experiments, a few laughs and great door prizes. This is a family friendly show. Some of the children even get to help with experiments. And you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions.
The show begins at 7:00pm. The doors open at 6:00pm for a meet and greet session with the weather team.
“Surviving the Storm, Thursday, April 18 at 7:00pm at Riverdale High School.The Rutherford County TN WX page is run by a local whose interest in the weather is darn impressive. The website also has all storm warning and weather alerts for our area if you want to 'like' the page.
For more information visit wsmv.com
The Smyrna Fire and Police Departments are proud to announce a joint effort for the children of the Town of Smyrna. From June 10th-14th, a Youth Academy will be held at Smyrna Fire station #2 located on Fitzhugh Blvd. The sessions are from 9am - 3pm, Monday through Thursday and from 8am - Noon on Friday. Graduation will be at 11am on Friday. A fee of $30.00 is required, and the participants will be provided lunch Monday through Thursday. Checks can be made out to the Town Of Smyrna. The sessions will be in a summer camp-type agenda mixing outside and inside activities. The purpose of the academy is to interact with the children in a positive way and to demonstrate the activities that both departments use on a daily basis. The number one focus, however, is safety in the daily lives of these children in various situations involving both fire and police services. The academy will use the officers and division personnel to incorporate “hands on” of various skills that the participants will find both challenging and fun.
Stone's River The Turning-Point of the Civil War [Kindle Edition]
Wilson J. Vance (Author)
Spring Break Competition
Smyrna Parks and Recreation Department In Partnership with
Smyrna Boys and Girls Club presents
HOOPS MADNESS SKILLS CHALLENGE
- 3 Point Contest
- Free Throw Contest
- Half Court Heave
Ages 7 - 18
Thursday, April 4th
6pm - 8pm
Smyrna Boys and Girls Club located at 198 Culbertson Street
Giveaways for winners in each age group event.
The winner of the Half Court Heave will receive a new Basketball!
For more information contact:
Marty Smith, Smyrna Parks Athletic Coordinator 615-459-9742 ext. 2622