Thursday, September 14, 2017

Chef, restaurateur Raz Ademosu dies

Tributes to the Nigerian-born chef spread across social media Monday. Ademosu opened Raz'z on Murfreesboro Pike in Antioch in 2000, followed by a Smyrna location in 2006.

Known for his friendly demeanor and big smile, Ademosu learned to cook from his grandmother. He left home at age 16 and moved to London, where he worked in a French-American restaurant.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Depot Days Cruise In Car Show and Wine Tasting

Depot Days Cruise In Car Show and Wine Tasting
11th Annual Smyrna Depot Days
Join us Friday Evening September 29th for our Cruise In Car Show then stop by the Wine Tasting by Smyrna Divine Wine & Spirits. Come back out Saturday the 30th between 10:00-4:00 to enjoy over 100 vendors, live music on 2 stages, live performance demos from local groups, kids zone with free inflatables and $1 train rides, an artisan vendor area and great food! It's a great day for family fun! We will also have a Beer Garden for the adults to stop by and enjoy!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Smyrna Lions Club 1st Annual "Monster Mash" Halloween Party

Smyrna Lions Club 1st Annual "Monster Mash" Halloween Party

Saturday, October 21 at 7 PM - 11:59 PM

P.O Box 12, Smyrna, Tennessee 37167

The Smyrna Lions Club is excited to announce our 1st Annual Halloween Party, "The Monster Mash" to be held on Saturday night, October 21, 2017 from 7:00 pm until midnight at the Smyrna Event Center. It will be very similiar to our Sweetheart Dance with Dancing the entire night, hosted by Dunning Shaw, the awesome entertainer from Orlando. Cocktails all night, snacks, heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts and treats from 7:00 until 11:00. And we will have 4 cosume contests - Best Original Individual, Best Original Couple, Best "themed" Table, and Best Dancing Partners to the song, "Monster Mash"!! Prizes will be given. Wilson Photography will be there for photo packages if you like. But sorry, no silent auction at this event!! Price is $125.00 a couple/$75.00 individual. We will be mailing out invitations on September 21st. If you are not already on our mailing list, please leave us a message and we will be sure to get you your invitation. Limited seating, so be sure to get you reservation in as soon as possible!! It will be a "bewitching" night of fun!! Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Smyrna Youth Services calendar for September is ready!

The Smyrna Youth Services calendar for September is ready!
Please note, we will be closed from August 21st to September 5th, but we will reopen on September 6th with a special story time presented by the Nashville Ballet! #SmyrnaLibraryTN

September 12, 2017 Family Fun Night

September 12, 2017 Family Fun Night
Tue 7 PM · Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center
100 Sam Ridley Parkway East, Smyrna, Tennessee 37167
Join us for National Milkshake Day! We will have everything you need to make your own milkshake. Feel free to bring any additional toppings. We will also have our party rooms set up for family game night also, come ready to have some fun with friends and family at the SOAC.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Words Of Wisdom

Words Of Wisdom

Halloween in the Park

Halloween in the Park
Halloween in the Park is one of Smyrna's biggest events of the year! Costume contests for all ages, regular and haunted hayrides, games, corn maze, free inflatables, pie-eating contest, train rides, food vendors and more than 80 booths!



Movies in the Park: The Boss Baby

Movies in the Park: The Boss Baby

Enjoy some great family time at our final "Movies in the Park" event for 2017 as we show "The Boss Baby" on a gigantic screen! Friday, September 1st at the Rotary Soccer Park. Gates open at 5:30. The movie will begin at dusk (approx. 7:30pm). Admission is $1 per person. Train rides and inflatables will also be available for $1. Food vendors/concessions will be on site, too.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


FREE TAX SCHOOL @ Liberty Tax Service 
@ 307 North Lowry Street
September 11th
for more info 615 930 5147

Monday, August 14, 2017

Smyrna annexes 109.5 acres for housing development near Stewarts Creek schools

Smyrna annexes 109.5 acres for housing development near Stewarts Creek schools

The rural area surrounding Stewarts Creek schools will look more like suburbs after the Smyrna Town Council annexed 109.5 acres Tuesday for a housing subdivision.
"That whole area is going to populate that way," said Vice Mayor Marc Adkins, who expects the housing growth near a campus complex serving around 4,100 students to be similar to what has happened around the Blackman schools on the west side of Murfreesboro.

Full Story...Here

Friday, August 11, 2017


Full-time job

If you, or someone you know, is interested in seeking a career in law enforcement, the Smyrna Police Department is hiring. Click the link below for more information.
400 Enon Springs Rd E
Smyrna, TN 37167-3110

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Smyrna branch will be closed for renovations from August 21 through September 5

The Smyrna branch will be closed for renovations from August 21 through September 5
Mark your calendars. Phase 3 carpet, flooring and new circulation desk are underway! So excited to be at this stage in the SPRUCE UP SMYRNA LIBRARY project!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Smyrna branch will be closed for renovations from August 21 through September 5. We will reopen with brand new floors and a whole new look on Wednesday, September 6!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Town of Smyrna Surplus Auction

Town of Smyrna Surplus Auction 
July 29th thru August 8th! 
Click here to visit the auction website:

Depot District BBQ Festival

Depot District BBQ Festival
Saturday, August 19 at 6 PM - 9 PM
98 Front St, Smyrna, TN 37167

Come enjoy a BBQ cookoff, good food, music, and family fun! Free admission and inflatables for kids. Be sure to hang around and see who is crowned the champion for the 2017 BBQ Fest

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Rotary Leadership Institute Sat 9 AM · Smyrna, TN Town Center · Smyrna, TN

Rotary Leadership Institute
Sat 9 AM · Smyrna, TN Town Center · Smyrna, TN

Gain a better understanding of Rotary and hone your leadership skills! 
The Rotary Leadership Institute (Parts I, II & III) will be held in District 6760 
Registration is now open for Saturday, August 12, 2017 

The Rotary Leadership Institute will be held in Smyrna at the Smyrna Town Center, so known as the Smyrna Event Center, (located at 100 Sam Ridley Parkway, East Smyrna, TN 37167) on Saturday, August 12, 2017. This training provides a notebook for Part I participants. (Part II and III participants, do not forget your notebook.) A continental breakfast and lunch will be served in the area. 

Parts I, II & III will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The registration fee of $ 50.00 per person for Smyrna members is covered by the club. You must have completed Part I to take Part II and Part II to take Part III. You can register online at under District 6760 or Smyrna Event Center.

National Night Out: Smyrna Police Dept. Open House

National Night Out: Smyrna Police Dept. Open House

Tuesday, August 1 at 5 PM - 8 PM
Smyrna, TN Police Department

As part of National Night Out, the Smyrna Police Department is hosting an Open House! Come see the Police Department and meet some of the men and ladies in Blue! The Traffic Division will have golf carts for DUI Awareness; our K-9's will have a demonstration; our SWAT equipment will be on display.

Sam Davis Masonic Lodge No. 661 Pancake Breakfast

Sam Davis Masonic Lodge No. 661 will hold an all-you-care-to-eat Pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, August 5, 2017. The cost is $7.00 per person. The lodge is located at 101 Mary Law Drive, off of Nissan Drive across from Planet Fitness. Proceeds benefit the Tennessee Masonic Widows and Orphans Fund and the Sam Davis Lodge Fraternal Assistance program. For further information call: 459-4576 or or

Friday, July 21, 2017

Bust the Bus Sports Drive 2017

Bust the Bus Sports Drive 2017!

104.5 The Zone and Dr. Gil Center in Franklin want to BUST THE BUS with Sporting Goods!  We’re asking you to donate new or gently used sporting goods for children in need as they head back to school!  We’re looking for all kinds of sporting equipment including jerseys, balls, gloves, cleats, stop watches, safety equipment and so much more!  You can donate your good at participating area Planet Fitness locations, at Dr. Gil’s office in Franklin or right here at the 104.5 The Zone studios!

Register THIS Saturday!

Register THIS Saturday!

Smyrna Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party!

Smyrna Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party!
Prepare to come to the Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party! We'll have activities, games, Kona Ice and Music!
Tuesday, August 21st, Noon until 2:00pm, outside the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center, 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East.
The first fifty families in attendance will receive "viewers"!

TRAFFIC ADVISORY for Friday July 21 at 8pm thru Monday July 24 at 5am

TRAFFIC ADVISORY for Friday July 21 at 8pm thru Monday July 24 at 5am: The five lanes of Lowry street at Harts Branch Bridge will be reduced to two lanes for bridge and sidewalk work. Use alternate routes this weekend to stay out of the expected traffic slowdowns in this area.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

T.J. Maxx closing Antioch store as new Smyrna location opens Discount chain's move continues flight of retail further south even as Antioch expects boost from planned Ikea store. Check out this story on

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Heat Safety Tips

Heat Safety Tips - US National Weather Service Nashville Tennessee



Monday, July 17, 2017

Captain Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial

The Town of Smyrna is saddened by the passing of Volunteer Chaplain Leonard Rader. Our prayers are with his wife, Linda, and the rest of the Rader Family.

The Smyrna Police Department regrets to inform everyone that last night Volunteer Chaplain Leonard Rader passed away after a valiant struggle with cancer. Chaplain Rader had been serving as a Volunteer Chaplain for almost 8 years. In that 8 years Chaplain Rader had been called out numerous times to give the news to someone that a loved one had passed away and Chaplain Rader met the emotional and spiritual needs of many families that were struggling with the loss of a loved one. Chaplain Rader had often volunteered his services to citizens that were in need of a pastor for a wedding or a funeral. And Chaplain Rader counseled many police officers, dispatchers, and other employees as they dealt with their own personal crisis. To Chaplain Rader’s wife Linda and the rest of his family please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you deal with your loss. The members of the Smyrna Police Department are very proud to have served alongside a wonderful public servant such as Leonard Rader. We miss you already Chaplain.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Krazy Kidz Day

Krazy Kidz Day
Saturday, August 26 at 10 AM - 12 PM
Rock Springs Family Chiropractic
325 Sam Ridley Pkwy W, Smyrna, Tennessee 37167


It’s back to school time but kids still want to have fun! Bring the whole family and all the neighborhood kids. Enjoy all the activities, enter to win prizes, get a free spine check and much, much more!

We are celebrating kids with this exciting back to school bash. Filled with kids fun and activities. We are getting the whole community involved in the fun. We will have ...
A Fire Truck
Face Painting
and Much More

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Speed Dating with Books

Speed Dating with Books 

Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 7 PM - 8 PM CDT
Linebaugh Public Library System
105 W Vine St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130-3573

Thought about Speed Dating? Try it with Books at Linebaugh Public Library!

Linebaugh Public Library is hosting a fun evening for book lovers on Thursday, September 8, at 7 p.m. with a new twist to speed dating. Tables will be set up for participants to sit across from each other as questions are asked about different book types and what they like to read.

As the bell rings, people will move, allowing everyone a chance to get new insights on book titles and topics. As friends are made and suggestions given, participants will have a gift pen and notepad to write down what they’re learning and make a reading list for the days to come.

Linebaugh Branch Librarian Carol Ghattas says: “It’s a fun way to get to know new people in our community and share a common love of books and reading at the same time. We will have several from our library book and writers groups attending, so it will also be a great time to get connected with these groups as well.”

Friends of Linebaugh will be providing light refreshments as well as a "blind date" for each participant--a wrapped book to take home and enjoy. Just another fun way to widen your reading horizons.

Bring a friend and come for a free, fun evening of all things books!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

AUG 5 Smyrna Parks 5K Challenge & Monty Mile

AUG 5 Smyrna Parks 5K Challenge & Monty Mile

Run, walk or jog the 19th annual Smyrna Parks 5K event on Saturday, August 5 at the Sharp Springs Natural Area. Register online or in person at the Smyna Parks office. Register at Academy Sports + Outdoors on July 29.from 10am-3pm. The cost is $30 pre register and $35 the day of the race.

Call (615) 459-9773



Gregory Mill Park: A Great Place For Family Outings

    Gregory Mill Park
    Park Hours: 7:00am - 9:30pm 
    (subject to close due to inclement weather)
    Splash Pad Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:00am - 6:00pm
                                  Friday-Sunday, 10:00am - 6:00pm

    Max Capacity at Shelter: 50

    This 48 acre park is leased from the United States Corps of Engineers and is best known for the popular splash pad. After obtaining a lease for the property in 2004 the town renovated and developed this park by adding a new shelter, new restrooms, additional parking, lighting and a splash pad. A .45 mile walking trail, additional restrooms and fencing were constructed after the June 2006 grand opening in order to better serve the frequently visited park.

    The shelter, named after the late Bobby Campbell, is a popular place for groups wanting to enjoy this scenic park. Mr. Campbell was instrumental in developing and maintaining many parks and town facilities during his time as a town employee. Gregory Mill Park also connects to the greenway system via sidewalks which run throughout the town.
    Make your reservation today!

    Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Have a happy and safe Independence Day Smyrna!

    Monday, July 3, 2017

    Hello everyone!
    I hope all is well with you and your families. The mantle has been passed to a new admin as you all well know. My family has lived and worked in Tennessee for over 40 years and Smyrna for over 10 years now. We love the environment, the people and the atmosphere in our beloved city.  Given this, I will do my personal best to maintain the high standards that have been set and continue to be a useful resource for our community.

    Jarvis Sheffield 
    This Is Smyrna 

    Sunday, July 2, 2017

    Final post

    This is Smyrna has a new administrator now. I'm moving to another city and figure a local resident would be best to run the site.

    It has been fun and I hope the site keep going for a long time.

    The new administrator will introduce their self in a bit.


    The Town's annual Fireworks Show will be held Monday, July 3rd, at Lee Victory Recreation Park! See you there!

    Independence Day Celebration
    Date: 07/03/2017 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location: Lee Victory Recreation Park
    110 Sam Ridley Parkway East
    Smyrna, Tennessee 37167

    On Monday, July 3rd, music, food & fun activities will be at the Lee Victory Recreation Park for the annual Smyrna Independence Day Celebration. Beginning at 5pm at the Rec Park, which is located at 110 Sam Ridley Parkway, kids can play on the inflatable playgrounds or take a train ride provided by C&R Railroad.

    Bring a picnic lunch or buy from any of the on-site concessions and enjoy live music featuring 2nd & Vine. Then get ready for one of Smyrna’s highlights of the year, the annual Fireworks show.

     "The Golden Voice", Lou Galterio, will sing The National Anthem and God Bless the USA.

    The following roads will be closed between 8:45pm – 9:45pm due to the fireworks show:

    Sam Ridley at Fitzhugh Boulevard
    Sam Ridley at Nolan Drive
    Sam Ridley at Threet Industrial Road

    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    What did they see?

    What was in the air that day, so long ago? Was it a balloon, a flight of fancy, or just a cloud?

    Whatever it was, it was written up by the US Air Force in 1965, on June 16....52 years ago. They said it was a satellite...of course they would

    The whole document, just three pages, can be read and downloaded at the site.


    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    Donate to help someone

    A blood drive here in Smyrna could use your kindness.

    Join us at Smyrna Public Library from 2-7pm to donate blood with the American Red Cross.

    Blood donations are by appointment only, so please stop by the library or call us, during business hours, at 615-459-4884 to schedule a time.

    Thursday, June 22 at 2 PM - 7 PM
    400 Enon Springs Rd W, Smyrna, TN 



    We have an event at the local public library. The 'Build a Better World Blood Drive at Smyrna Library' is planned, and your veins are can attend also if you wish.

    It is scheduled for June 22 on a Thursday evening.
    Join us at Smyrna Public Library from 2-7pm to donate blood with the American Red Cross.
    Blood donations are by appointment only, so please stop by the library or call us, during business hours, at 615-459-4884 to schedule a time.

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Nerdy Trivia at Smyrna Library

    Trivia is coming!

    Join us at Smyrna Public Library as people from all over the seven kingdoms come together for a battle of wits!

    The winner will win a prize, fit for a Lannister!

    Saturday, May 27 at 2 PM - 4 PM

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017


    Turtles. Turtles. TURTLES! Turtle? Turtle. Turtle. turtle turtle turtle! TURTLE!!!!  May 20.

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    Event Reminder

    There are still two more "All Around the World" events left, so if you have not gone yet, there is still time. Thursday May 18th and the 25th.

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Help the Smyrna Police

    The Smyrna Police Department needs help finding this suspect

    click to enlarge

    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    A Beach Party

    In Murfreesboro they are having a beach party on May 12th at 5pm and it is just made for kids. So schedule ahead and have fun.

    It's here...well soon anyway.

    I talked last year in November about a movie being shot locally about the All Saints' Episcopal Church. Well guess what will be showing soon in August. All Saints is going to be a great movie.

    About All Saints
    ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all. 
    After trading in his corporate sales career to become a pastor, Michael’s first assignment is All Saints, a quaint country church with a dozen members. It comes with a catch: he has to close the church doors for good and sell the prime piece of land on which it sits. While developers eagerly eye the property and the congregation mourns the inevitable, Michael and his family look forward to moving on to an established church where they can put down roots. 
    But when the church hesitantly begins welcoming Karen (kuh-REN) refugees from Burma—former farmers striving for a fresh start in America—Michael feels called to an improbable new mission. Toiling alongside the Karen people, the congregation attempts to turn their fertile land into a working farm to pay the church’s bills and feed its newest people. 
    Jeopardizing his family’s future by ignoring his superiors, Michael must choose between completing what he was assigned to do—close the church and sell the property—or listening to a still, small voice challenging the people of All Saints to risk it all and provide much-needed hope to their new community.

    Here is also a video that has been released about the leaders of the community and their struggles.

    Theaters & Tickets
    ALL SAINTS opens in theaters on August 25 and as we get closer to that date, we will have a full list of theaters, show times, and tickets available. For now, be sure to sign up to get the latest updates about ALL SAINTS.

    Website news

    Well it is pretty much official on my end. Unless disaster strikes, I will be moving to Murfreesboro in Mid-July. At that point, unless I can find someone to take over here, I will be shutting down and turning off the lights as I leave.

    If there is someone that wishes to take up the site, I will repurchase a year for the internet page (all this page does is redirect to the blogspot site) and transfer the ownership and free hosting over to you, I will assign you admin control of and the two facebook pages connected with the site. I will also help you find the resources and such for information to share here.

    It has been fun and I hope I have helped you connect to the many services and events that occur in Smyrna.

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Free comics!

    Our local Library is hosting Free Comic Book Day...and you are invited

    Come to Smyrna Public Library and enjoy Free Comic Book Day! There will be free comics, crafts, games, refreshments, and more! Come dressed up as your favorite character. All ages welcome.

    Saturday, May 6 at 9 AM - 4 PM
    400 Enon Springs Rd W, Smyrna, TN

    Grand Opening

    The old Town Centre has been rebuilt into something so much more. They are having their official grand opening and you should drop by for the fun and to check out a new resource for our community.

    Smyrna has released some information on the offerings at the center.

    They also got rid of that darn English style 'Centre' spelling and is now using 'center'. My computer always underlined it as a misspelled word. 

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    Free Quality Music

    The Nashville symphony and Curb Youth Symphony is offering you a chance to hear some quality music. and it is FREE.  It is a trip to Nashville, but the cost, free, might make it worth the trip.

    Side-by-Side Concert
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m. 
    Nashville Symphony
    Curb Youth Symphony
    Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

    Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique
    Plus one additional work to be announced
    Featuring some of Middle Tennessee’s most gifted young musicians, the Curb Youth Symphony joins forces with the Nashville Symphony to perform Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, a work of genius that sounds every bit as astonishing today as it did two centuries ago.

    A joint program of the Blair School of Music and the Nashville Symphony, Curb Youth Symphony is open by audition to local students in 8th through 12th grades. The Side-by-Side Concert is the culmination of their hard work over the past year and will also feature the still-to-be-announced 2017 Curb Concerto Competition winner.

    Admission is FREE. Seating is general admission, and tickets will be available in the Main Lobby of Schermerhorn Symphony Center starting at 5:30 p.m. on the evening of the performance.

    Sunday, April 30, 2017

    American Girl Program at Smyrna

    I'll admit. I have no idea what an American Girl Program is about, but you might, and you might want to go and check it out.

    It is happening this week on Thursday and you and your American girls are invited.

    American Girl Program at Smyrna
    Thursday, May 4 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    400 Enon Springs Rd W, Smyrna, TN

    Music in a nearby park

    There is a musical event being put on in Murfreesboro for the family. Who doesn't like a trip to the park...well me for one. Mosquitoes kills the fun, I must taste nice, but you might...have fun, not taste nice.

    This coming Sunday in the early afternoon there will be a public performance. This is sponsored by the Friends of the Greenway (FOG) and you are invited.