Thursday, March 31, 2016

Be on the lookout


* At approximately 12:40 am Smyrna Police responded to a shooting at the Singh Bar and Restaurant at the corner of Sam Ridley Parkway and Weakley Lane
* The shooting occurred in the parking lot and one male victim had been shot in the face and is currently in critical condition at Vanderbilt Hospital
* The shooter fled the scene prior to police arrival
* Both victim and suspect had been in the Singh Bar and Restaurant prior to the shooting but it is unclear what led to the shooting
* The shooter is described as a black male, with thick dreadlocks, beard and a tall/thin build
* The shooter was wearing a light colored hoodie and a light colored ball cap and may have a girlfriend living in the Smyrna area
* The shooter is believed to have left in a light colored Cadillac CTS and may live in Murfreesboro
* The shooter may have a girlfriend living in the Smyrna area
Photos of the shooting suspect are below. A video of the shooting suspect is attached in the previous post.
We request anyone with information regarding the identity or location of the shooting suspect to please contact Smyrna Police at 615-459-6644.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Robbery crash update

The crash that was mentioned earlier this week on this site has taken a turn for the worse. It seems that the individuals were robbing Gun and Pawn on Front street. I've been in that store several times and it is a well run local business. Sadly they were the victims this time of a robbery.

The attempt was interrupted by the SPD and a chase ensued. The earlier crash mentioned a death, but it seems that some ran from the crash and are still being sought.
Three suspects in the truck were injured a transported to the hospital for treatment. The Tennessean now says one of those injured suspects has since died. Another is still being treated while the third was released. 
Police say at least three more suspects fled the wreck and are being sought by authorities. It appears that most if not all of the suspects are juveniles.
Damn kids. They think they are invulnerable and immortal. Sadly this will derail the life of those involved that are caught, and reinforce the idea that they can get away with anything for those that escape.

Washington Times
Local 8 Now

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Local fun time contest

The Town of Smyrna seems to be hosting a contest this week. Have fun!

Spring Break Instagram Contest #followmethroughSmyrna Details:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

New Business in town

I try to keep ads down to Grand Openings/New Businesses, Going out of business sales and Charity events. I am overjoyed when new businesses come into town. I like the energy they bring.

Here is a new business in town called Smith Dental. It has had several write ups about it in industry media due to its unique motif and already have a web presence on FaceBook and Web.

They've had their Grand Opening and are waiting for the surf to come in. Ha. The theme of their practice is for the surfing culture from the West Coast and it might be just what a kid needs to relax. No plastic ferns here. The site has none of the industrial look that is so offsetting and just made to put you on edge. The colorful site might just be what a kid needs to put their mind at ease.

Dr. Smith, of Smith Dental, is a Harvard and Vanderbilt educated Dentist. He has sites in Spring Hill and Madison that are Ortho-only, but the new Smyrna site is a Multi-specialty site to meet all your needs.

A lot of work has gone into this new business here in Smyrna and if you have a need, try them out.

I'm happy to say they are not on Sam Ridley, but are at 1347 Rock Springs Rd. Smyrna, Tennessee. They're number to call them is  615-83-SMILE

I asked, what for me is a very important question. Do they have nitrous? "we have nitrous, and our hours are Mon-Fri 8am-8pm; Saturday’s from 8a-2p. However, until we build-up our patient base, we aren’t yet seeing patients every Saturday."

Steve Cram from Smith Dental also said that "We also offer in-house financing for orthodontics.". That right there is a positive in my view.

Local first aid class being offered

As part of the Family Safety and Preparedness expo that is going to be held, a first aid class is also being offered. While I believe that everyone should have this knowledge, people with kids should really think about taking this class. 

The Town of Smyrna is offering a FREE CPR and AED Class at the 2nd Annual Family Safety and Preparedness Expo on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The Expo will be held at the the Smyrna Town Centre, 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East. The class time is scheduled for 9:00am to 3:00pm. The class is limited to the first 75 registrations received. Click here to register
Program: CPR/AED 
The American Red Cross CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.  
Course time will be from 9:00am to 3:00pm 
The CPR/AED course being offered will consist of the following modules: 
CPR (Adult/Child/Infant)
AED (Adult/Child/Infant) 
Certification Requirements
Attend all class sessions.
Participate in all course activities and successfully complete written examination. Demonstrate proficiency in all required skills.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Very local Jobs.

The Sam David home has a job openings. The position is for Executive Director, so if you qualify and need a job, please apply.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Spring Break!

The Parks and Rec department for Smyrna is putting up a nice selection of activities for next week.
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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Job open for those interested

Help Wanted!!
Smyrna Bowling Center is looking for a Short Order Cook to work our 2nd shift. The hours would be from 3pm-11pm (Sunday - Thursday) or 4pm-12am (Friday and Saturday). Part time or full time hours available.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Help the SPD

The Smyrna Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying two men reported to be involved in a cash scam at Walmart in Smyrna and Murfreesboro on 03/12/2016.
Suspect #1 is described as a black male, mid 30`s, wearing a black hat, glasses, black jacket and blue jeans.
Suspect #2 is described as a black male, mid 30`s wearing black hat, black hoodie, and black pants.
Suspects are possibly driving a light colored truck.
You are asked to contact Det. James Scott at (615)267-5014 if you have information that would assist in identifying the two men.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

This one needs to be jailed ASAP

The below individual identified as Michael Rogers Hayes is currently being sought for the rape of a child and has active warrants for this offense. He is also sought for questioning in reference to the statutory rape of another minor child. Anyone who knows where this individual may be or sees this individual is asked to contact Detective Allan Nabours with the Smyrna Police Department at (615) 267-5434 or your local agency.

Help the SPD

The Smyrna Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying the men in the photographs.
A college student reported their bank card compromised and used here in Smyrna on 03/07/2016.
After reviewing transactions and video from the store, it appears the person in the video tried to use several credit cards, including the victim’s, to make a purchase. The suspect is an older w/m, wearing blue jeans and a grey shirt with black sleeves. He also is wearing glasses.
A second man wearing a grey shirt and jeans exited and got into the vehicle with the suspect making the transactions. The second man appears to have a tattoo on the bottom of his left forearm.
If you have any information that might lead to the identity of the persons in the video contact Det. James Scott at 615-267-5014.

Good? It's great...and free

Do you want to have an enriching night of good music for yourself and others? Do you find the might numbing pap played on the radio just short of a kid banging on a kitchen pot?

Well there are local sites where good music can be found at no or low cost. I should have put this together long ago, but see if anything grabs your interest.

Keyboard Artist Series 2015-2016Featuring MTSU faculty and distinguished guest artists from around the world! 
All concerts and master classes are free and open to the public!
Concerts are in Hinton Music Hall, Wright Music Building, MTSU Campus 
Adam Clark, piano
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Performing works by Bach, Chopin, Mendelssohn, and Rachmaninoff
MTSU Faculty Recital   
Esther Park, piano
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Performing an exotic mix of French masterworks,
includes Debussy's Images Books I and II
Piano Master class - Wednesday April 20, 11:30-12:30 (Hinton Hall)

Free is good. Information on these two events can be found here.

Also from MTSU is the Stones River Chamber Players

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in Hinton MUSIC Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus and are free and open to the public.
April 11
Franz Schubert: The Shepherd on the Rock, D. 965 
Dina Cancryn, soprano; Todd Waldecker; clarinet; Eunbyol Ko, piano 
Bohuslav Martinů: Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello, and Piano, H. 315 
Laura Ann Ross, oboe; Andrea Dawson, violin; Christine Kim, cello; Eunbyol Ko, piano
Jamey Simmons: Premiere of a new work for 2 trumpets, tuba, trombone, sax, and organ
Michael Arndt, trumpet; Jamey Simmons, trumpet; Ben Miles, tuba; David Loucky, trombone; Don Aliquo, saxophone; Angela Tipps, organ

MTSU also has many student recitals on their calendar for you to drop by and listen to. These, like all recitals, span the range from beginner to highly skilled, but they are performed by trained music majors and would make something better to do than eating popcorn and watching the latest movie.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


S.I.M.A. posted on their Facebook page some images of the indoor yard sale tomorrow.

The Center is nearly set-up for the Indoor Yard Sale! These pictures will give you an idea of the vast number of items available to buy.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Some summer camps for you

Stuck at home? Kids getting on your nerves? You think selling them to gypsies for the summer might be a good idea.

Never fear...there are legal ways to get rid of them at least for the short term. Summer Camps.

we start with some of the offerings from Sam Davis home.
School of The Soldier
June 6-10, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day.
Your marching orders have arrived! Grab your haversack and canteen as you head off to join the ranks. Campers spend an active week complete with drills, crafts, campfire cooking, and spy games as they learn about the life of Civil War soldiers. Period dress is optional.
Ages 7-14
REGISTER NOW - Deadline to register: May 23, 2016 
Science of History
June 20-24, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day.
Science of History focuses on the plantation's natural resources and features engaging, hands-on activities designed to inspire campers to take a closer look at the world around them. Campers will learn how science and history work hand in hand and may even get up close and personal with some local wildlife!
Ages 7-14
REGISTER NOW - Deadline to register: June 6, 2016 
Jane Davis Academy
July 11-15, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day.
Campers will be instructed in the fine arts of 19th Century womanhood such as dress, sewing, dance, and much more. Period dress is optional.
Ages 7-14
REGISTER NOW - Deadline to Register: June 20, 2016

The Town of Smyrna also has some offerings to keep your children busy.(A basic copy and paste from the newsletter from the Parks and rec department)
Spring… BreakoutThe Smyrna Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting fun family activities during spring break, March 28th - April 1st. Program is designed to encourage children to get out and enjoy our beautiful park system. Parents are welcome to attend or drop your child off if you prefer. 
Monday- Meet us at the Smyrna Town Centre. We will travel by foot to Lee Victory Rec Park for sports activities including: kickball and whiffle ball on the dirt baseball fields. 
Tuesday- Meet at the Smyrna Town Centre. We will be traveling by foot to the Lee Victory Recreation Park where we will learn how to prepare a baseball field for a game or practice 
Wednesday- Meet at the Smyrna Town Centre. We will be traveling by foot to the Lee Victory Recreation Park where we will play Dodgeball as well as Flag Football 
Thursday- Meet at the Smyrna Town Centre. We will again travel to Lee Victory Recreation Park where we will participate in Group Game Day 
Friday- Meet at the Smyrna Town Centre. Once again we will travel to Lee Victory Recreation Park where we will play Save the Egg and also play Ultimate Frisbee.  
*Cost 3$ per person per day
*Recommended ages 5-12 for all activities.
*Snacks and drinks will be provided each day
*Reservations are preferred but not required and will be taken at the Parks Office
*Activities will run each day from 9am-12pm 
Contact Recreation Program Supervisor Marty Smith with any
615-459-9742 ext. 2622 or Athletic Event Coordinator
Kyle Mooney 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Job Fair in LaVergne Monday

Looks like there is going to be a job fair that is aimed at people that an exert themselves.  

Job Fair!!! Job Fair!!! Job Fair!!! (LaVergne)
compensation: 13.00
employment type: full-time
1ST Shift 7:00 AM until 3:30 PM
Monday through Friday (Overtime required as needed)

Date: Monday, March 14th, 2016
Time: From 8am -- 12pm
Location: 180 Old Nashville Hwy Lavergne, TN 37086
Qualifications: Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license. This is a fast paced, heavy lifting position.
You will be lifting 50lb bags of fertilizer, stacking on pallets. This is a repetitive position lifting 10-12 bags per minute. Steel toed boots are a requirement. Temp to hire opportunity!


Today is a good day for pancakes. So much so that there are two pancake events in town this morning.

The Smyrna Lions Club is hosting their pancake event at the Smyrna Senior Citizens Center at 100 Raikes St, Smyrna, Tennessee 37167. It starts at 8 AM and runs till 10:30 AM.

The other pancake event is  going to be at 101 Mary Law Dr, Smyrna, Tennessee 37167 and hosted by the Sam Davis Lodge #661 Free and Accepted Masons. Theirs starts at 7 AM and runs until 10 AM

You can go to one or both, and meet some good people that care about Smyrna.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Helping pay the bills

Right about now a lot of parents are thinking of how they will pay for their kids education. Here is a middle Tennessee scholarship that might help. God luck
The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS® (MTAR) has begun their annual Scholarship Awards process for fall 2016/spring 2017. Scholarship applications were mailed out January 5th to guidance counselors in all high schools in the 8-county MTAR service area. MTAR serves Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Moore and Rutherford Counties in Tennessee. 
Scholarship applications are accepted each spring from high school seniors planning to attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university that is physically located within the 8-county MTAR area. In addition, the student must currently reside in one of those counties. This year's scholarships are for fall 2016 and spring 2017. They may be used for any expense the student may incur.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Local jobs

Found this on another page and thought you all might want to know of these openings.

We all kinds of opportunities.
Switcher CDL and Non
Accounting/ Customer service clerk
Car parkers all shift
General labor
Many more...
Give us a call or come in to fill out and application...
Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:00
199 Enon Springs Rd. West
Smyrna, TN 37167

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Be on the lookout

This individual was busy and robbed two places in two days. Sadly he was smart enough to properly hide his face, so you'll need to look at the clothing and such.

On 02/03/16 around 9:40pm, an armed subject entered the KwikSak store on Old Nashville Hwy at Hazelwood Dr. The suspect attempted to rob the store with a gun. The suspect became frightened and ran from the store before getting any money.
On 02/04/16 at 9:42pm, a suspect matching the same description, entered the Capt. D’s restaurant and held 3 employee’s at gunpoint. He forced an employee to give him money and fled on foot in an unknown direction . The Smyrna Police Department are seeking assistance in identifying the person(s) involved in these crimes.
If you have information contact Det. James Scott at (615)267-5014