Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Event reminder


Saturday, July 30 at 10 AM - 12 PM
400 Enon Springs Rd W, Smyrna, TN 37167-2974. 
Let's walk to hatch those Pokémon Eggs! Meet at the playground behind the park. A staff member will be using a lure on one of the surrounding pokeshops!

Movie in the Park reminder

The Smyrna Parks and Recreation has for this month Zootopia as their Movie in the Park. That looks like a fun movie. It is happening on Friday, so make plans. Dusk is when it starts.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

BBQ!!!!!

I was sad years ago when I heard that the Sam Davis home was not going to hold their annual BBQ festival. Turns out there is still a chance to get your ribs, sandwiches, and pulled pork, Have at it people!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Movies under the Stars reminder

This weeks Movies under the Stars is Honey, I shrunk the Kids.
Schedule:
Mondays: Cason Lane Trailhead
Tuesdays: Cannonsburgh Village, in front of Welcome Center
Thursdays: Richard Siegel Neighborhood Park
Fridays: Mitchell Neilson Primary
Saturdays: Hobgood Elementary School


Sunday, July 24, 2016

ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT - NEED IDENTITY

 If he looks familiar, give the SPD a call please.

ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT - NEED IDENTITY
At approximately, 12:45 pm today (July 24) the Quick Stop Beer and Tobacco store at 561B Nissan Blvd was robbed. A white male entered the business and presented a small, black, semi-automatic pistol to the clerk and robbed the business. Once the robbery was complete, the suspect exited the store and fled on foot. Images of the suspect are attached and further descriptors are below. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect or the robbery is requested to contact Detective Kevin Krieb at 615-459-6644. 
- white male
- red hair with red, short cut beard
- small build
- long sleeve, black dress shirt (possibly to cover up tattoos on arms)
- dark sunglasses
- Fedora style hat
- cargo shorts



Night Out Against Crime

SMYRNA POLICE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE ON NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Come join us on Tuesday, August 2nd for the Smyrna Police Department's Open House af the Smyrna Justice Center. This is part of the annual National Night Out Against Crime. We will begin at 5:30pm and end at 8:00pm.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Free Health Fair Saturday

There is going to be a local health fir and Rutherford County residents are welcome.

Healthy Tennessee, a non-profit organization founded by Vanderbilt Trauma Surgeon, Dr. Manny Sethi, is partnering with Murfreesboro-based TwelveStone Health Partners to provide a free health fair for First Responders, Military Personnel and Rutherford County area residents this Saturday, July 23rd at the Smyrna Event Center in Smyrna, Tennessee from 10am to 12pm.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

TWO POLICE ALERTS TODAY

ALERT 1

FATALITY SUSPECT IDENTIFIED – WARRANTS ON FILE
On July 10, 2016, Smyrna Police Department investigated a fatal hit-and- run accident. The victim was identified as 29 year old Elise Denton, who was struck by another vehicle while riding her Honda Scooter on South Lowry Street near the Nissan overpass. Denton’s body was left behind in the roadway as the suspect left the scene and continued north bound on Lowry Street.
According to witness statements, the suspect vehicle dragged Denton’s scooter for approximately one quarter of a mile before the driver stopped, got out and removed the wreckage from underneath the vehicle. The driver then fled the vicinity and was last seen in the area of Eastland Drive and Stewart Drive in Smyrna.
Based on a tip, the SPD Criminal Investigations Division recovered the suspect vehicle on July 12, 2016. The investigation conducted by SPD, along with the assistance of the Rutherford County District Attorney’s office, has identified the suspect as 25 year old Cortney Barrett of Murfreesboro, TN.
A warrant for Barrett’s arrest has been issued. She is being charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death. Other charges are pending. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Smyrna Police Department at 615-459-6644.
Our suspect, Cortney Barrett, is pictured with the blue background. The victim, Elise Denton, is pictured wearing a helmet.



ALERT 2

Sometime between 7/13/16 and 7/14/16 the below shown individuals took a car from the movie theater in Smyrna. They went to several locations in Murfreesboro and used stolen credit/debit cards. Anyone with information on the identity of these two individuals is asked to contact Detective Allan Nabours with the Smyrna Police Department at (615) 267-5434.





These people are not guilty of course, but the police are seeking them out.

Monday, July 18, 2016

More Family Fun

Here is another fine event being put on by the good people at Parks and Recreation.

Family Water Day 
Join the SOAC staff for some crazy water games! Dress code: swim suit/clothes that can get wet, water shoes and sun screen. This event is appropriate for the whole family!. 
Location: Hilltop Shelter. Time: 12:00-2:00pm.
Time: July 20th 12:00pm – 2:00pm 
Location: Rosenwald Community Building at Hilltop-Rosenwald Park, 565 Mason Tucker Drive 
Contact Courtney Morgan: courtney.morgan@townofsmyrna.org (615-459-9742 x 2623)

Movies under the Stars reminder

This weeks Movies under the Stars is Wall-E.
Schedule:
Mondays: Cason Lane Trailhead
Tuesdays: Cannonsburgh Village, in front of Welcome Center
Thursdays: Richard Siegel Neighborhood Park
Fridays: Mitchell Neilson Primary
Saturdays: Hobgood Elementary School


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Did you know that...

The Smyrna Public library is also a gym?


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Information on local candidates

A small section of Smyrna is in the 34th District for the State of Tennessee legislation. Not all readers are technically in Smyrna, and some are in this area, I thought you might find this article from the Murfreesboro Post worth reading. They sent out a questionnaire and put it online for your reading enjoyment.

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Four Republicans and one Democrat are running for the 34th District House seat being vacated by Republican state Rep. Rick Womick of Rockvale. 
As early voting approaches July 15-30 and Election Day on Aug. 4 in the state primary, the candidates answered these questions from The Post.
Early voting has started. so if you're inclined to vote, now is the time.

Information on local candidates

A small section of Smyrna is in the 34th District for the State of Tennessee legislation. Not all readers are technically in Smyrna, and some are in this area, I thought you might find this article from the Murfreesboro Post worth reading. They sent out a questionnaire and put it online for your reading enjoyment.

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Four Republicans and one Democrat are running for the 34th District House seat being vacated by Republican state Rep. Rick Womick of Rockvale. 
As early voting approaches July 15-30 and Election Day on Aug. 4 in the state primary, the candidates answered these questions from The Post.
Early voting has started. so if you're inclined to vote, now is the time.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Sessions Judge for Rutherford County.

Early voting has started and there are several races going on this year. One is for the position of a new sessions Judge. Here is a good DNJ article on the ones that responded to a questionnaire. We don't take one over the other, but we do hope you make an informed choice and take the time to go vote. Thanks.

On Aug. 4, voters will decide who will serve as Rutherford County's fourth general sessions judge.
The position was created by an act of the Tennessee General Assembly this spring to take on some of the criminal caseload at the behest of County Mayor Ernest Burgess and the three existing general sessions judges.
Early voting has started today, so if you have time and a candidate you like, go vote please.

Family Water Day next week


Got to catch them all

The Smyrna Public library would like you to help make Smyrna safe from wild...things.



Saturday, July 30 at 10 AM - 12 PM
400 Enon Springs Rd W, Smyrna, TN 37167-2974, 
Let's walk to hatch those Pokémon Eggs! Meet at the playground behind the park. A staff member will be using a lure on one of the surrounding pokeshops!

New Gear for the SPD

A newspaper article was brought to my attention by Google news alerts. It seems that the Smyrna Police Department is upgrading their rifles. This is not a new rifle, it is a modular system to improve the abilities of what they already have. It is best described as new gear.

“We conducted a thorough review of a variety of chassis systems to replace our aging Remington Model 700 stocks,” said Cpl Gary Schoon of the Town of Smyrna Police Department. “The MOD*X GEN III gave us a lightweight, ergonomic chassis to upgrade our Remington Model 700’s.

This impresses me in so many ways. Instead of purchasing all new firearms to get the latest and coolest bang for our tax bucks, they simply upgraded what they had.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Now for something on the lighter side of life

Not everything you can see is a Pokémon Go animal, so be careful what you capture.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Local Women's show




Our local medical center is hosting a Women's Show and for those interested it does require registration, so give them a call.

Empower your Mind, Body & Spirit TriStar StoneCrest is committed to empowering women to live a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. Join us for the 6th annual TriStar StoneCrest Women’s Show. Invite a friend and unite with other women to learn about health, beauty and wellness while enjoying music, food, fashion and FUN! 
This is a Free Event. Registration is Required!
Thursday, July 28 at 5 PM - 7:30 PM 
Register by calling 615-342-1919 or by going to TriStarHealth.com/Events 
If you are interested in participating as an exhibitor/vendor, please email stonecrestwomensshow@gmail.com to request an exhibitor registration form. Women's Show Committee must approve application. Space is limited. 
Hors d’oeuvres, Desserts & Wine Catered by local restaurants
Beauty & Wellness Services
Clothing, Jewelry & more!
Live Fashion & Health Demonstrations
Free Health & Wellness Screenings
Door Prizes & Giveaways

Monday, July 11, 2016

PLEASE help the SPD on this one.

This is the ultimate of callousness. To leave a victim to die.

WE NEED YOUR HELP LOCATING A HIT AND RUN SUSPECT
Last night (7/10/16), at approximately 10:45 pm, Smyrna Police responded to a crash in the area of South Lowry Street at the Nissan Boulevard overpass. The investigation revealed that a Honda scooter was travelling north on Lowry Street when it was struck from behind by a pickup truck. The scooter operator was knocked off of the scooter and struck by another vehicle. The scooter was dragged by the truck approximately ¼ mile to Stewart Drive when the truck left the roadway and struck an embankment. The suspect driver freed the scooter from the truck and left the scene. 
The driver of the scooter was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment but was declared deceased shortly after arrival. She has been identified as Elise Denton (29) of Nashville and her family has been notified. 
The suspect vehicle is believed to be a dark grey or pewter colored Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck. The truck should have damage to the front end and should be missing a driver-side headlight. White paint transfer from the scooter may also be present. We urge anyone with information regarding the suspect vehicle or the suspect driver to please contact Smyrna Police at 615-459-6644.

Yardzee???


Movies under the Stars reminder

This weeks Movies under the Stars is Flippers New Adventure.
Schedule:
Mondays: Cason Lane Trailhead
Tuesdays: Cannonsburgh Village, in front of Welcome Center
Thursdays: Richard Siegel Neighborhood Park
Fridays: Mitchell Neilson Primary
Saturdays: Hobgood Elementary School


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Event Reminder - Day after tomorrow

The schedule for the Saint Thomas Mobile Health Unit have them dropping by on the following dates

Tuesday, July 12th:  Wherry Housing, 9 – 4
and
Wednesday, July 13th:  Wherry Housing, 9 – 4

Ministry in Motion, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital’s Mobile Health Unit, is a part of Saint Thomas' mission to help serve the poor and improve the health of disadvantaged individuals and communities. It exists to help provide healthcare to individuals who can not afford it. A faith based institution, Saint Thomas is driven by its Christian principles to help serve those in need.
Ministry in Motion is in service 4 – 5 days a week. If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact Kathy Ferrell at kathy.ferrell@sth.org or call (615) 631-7739.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Eat healthy

One of the hardest things to do today is to get your kids to eat healthy. One good
way is to get them involved in the process of what is allowed by the parents as snacks. The Smyrna Public Library is hosting an event to help in this area.

Teen Chef Challenge: Healthy Snack Mix

Come make your own healthy snack mix!
Materials provided.
Teens ages 12-18 welcome.
Monday, July 11 at 2 PM at the Library, close to the center of town for easy access.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Woman's Self Defense R.A.D.

Rape Aggression Defense Courses

The dates for our Summer classes: July 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th from 6pm-9pm!

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) is a “women only” self-defense program designed to enhance a woman’s natural desire to RESIST rape/aggression as well as enhance the human natural “fight of flight” response when dealing with aggression.  The entire 12 hour course is broken down into 4 separate, 3 hour classes.  The course not only teaches women techniques for physical defense but also teaches women techniques to prevent a potential attack through “situational awareness” of their surroundings and trusting their “sixth sense” when it is warning her of danger.  Students in the class will have the opportunity to test their newly learned skills in a controlled environment during a training simulation with a trained aggressor.  The minimum age for this course is 12 years and there is not maximum age limit.  You may go to http://www.rad-systems.com/ to learn more about the RAD curriculum.


The dates for the next available sessions are July 20, 21, 27 and 28 (Wednesday and Thursday nights) from 6 pm – 9 pm
.
Mother/daughter student teams are strongly encouraged.
Minimum age is 12 years old without a maximum age for participation.Juvenile students will need a parent/guardian release.
Cost for the class is $25.00 per household.
For more information about the RAD system of self-defense, you may go to www.rad-systems.com
Anyone interested in taking the class should contact Sgt. Bobby Gibson at (615) 459-9742, ext. 2536 or via email

Family Movie at the Library

The Smyrna Public Library once again is hosting a family movie event and you
and your kids are welcome.

Details are simple
Saturday, July 9 at 2 PM
Bring your own snack and enjoy a free family movie at the library!
All ages are welcome!
It really cannot get much simpler than that.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Movies under the Stars reminder

This weeks Movies under the Stars is Goosebumps.
Schedule:
Mondays: NO MOVIE ON JULY 4TH
Tuesdays: Cannonsburgh Village, in front of Welcome Center
Thursdays: Richard Siegel Neighborhood Park
Fridays: Mitchell Neilson Primary
Saturdays: Hobgood Elementary School


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Magic!!!!

A magician will be at the Smyrna Public Library in a few days and it might just be what your kids need for a long hot day.

Wednesday, July 6 at 10 AM

Bruce Amato brings magic to story time! 

Children of all ages are welcome!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Another great summer program in Smyrna

For those that want to keep their children busy this summer, and have them maybe gain some knowledge, the Parks and Recreation has an event for you.

Reservations are required, so apply fast.

Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center
Summer Camps 
July 25th – July 29th: 
Rock and Roll  
Children aged 6-12 are invited to join us for a week of "Rock and Roll"!  We will rock with geology and roll with the science of motion and sound through games, crafts, and interactive learning--something different every day! 
Time:  9:00am – 12:00pm
Location:  Rosenwald Community Building at Hilltop-Rosenwald Park, 565 Mason Tucker Drive in Smyrna 
Monday: Rocking (Geology)
Tuesday: Rolling (The Physics of Motion)
Wednesday: Good Vibrations (Sound)
Thursday: Shake, Rattle & Roll (Earthquakes)
Friday: Rollin’ Down the River (Kayak Adventure) 
COST: $5 per person per day OR $20 per person for all 5 days
Reservations are REQUIRED and will open on Monday, June 27th.  Available slots:  25
Registration and payment DEADLINE is Wednesday, July 20th at 4:00pm.
Contact Valerie Lay:  By e-mail  or call (615) 459-9742 ext. 2620

Groups of Interest

This group of interest today is the Friends of Smyrna Library.

We are a non-profit organization created to promote the interest and welfare of Smyrna Public Library as an asset to Smyrna, TN and Rutherford County. 
Friends of Smyrna Library (FOSL) is a 501© (3) nonprofit organization formed to promote the Smyrna Library and its activities through special programs, exhibits, and materials beyond regular resources of the library.
Volunteer at Smyrna 
Helping cut crafts out for story time programs
Helping call patrons about Book Holds
Shelf Reading
Serving on a committee:
  • Nominating
  • Fundraiser-Annual
  • Hospitality
  • Public Relations
  • Membership
Serving on the Board in the future
Helping to man the FOSL booth at Depot Days to promote our organization
Helping to man the Annual Scholastic Book Fair
This involves handling money, charge cards, checks and running the credit card machine
Helping to write grants
Helping make the Smyrna Library a better part of our community is a noble effort. They also try to get news out on events and to keep the library in good shape.