Just In Case…

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas weekend. It doesn’t feel like it’s over with kids still home from school and hopefully people on vacation through the New Year, but in case you’re already considering taking down the tree, LaVergne gives you options for disposing of live trees:

La Vergne residents who want to dispose of their “live” Christmas tree after the holiday season, are welcome to bring them to a specially roped off parking lot next to the La Vergne Public Works Department, according to La Vergne Public Works Director Bob Burns. The lot will be open through Jan. 31, and trees may be brought to the lot at anytime.

The Public Works Department chips the trees into mulch. The trees must be cleared of all ornaments, tinsel, garland and lights prior to being dropped off. The Public Works Department is located at 148 International Blvd., off Waldron Road. For more information, call 793-9891.

Merry Christmas, LaVergne

We hope the residents of LaVergne have a very happy Christmas. We hope that it’s filled with laughter, joy, and love, and that it’s a very safe one for you and those you love. May all your pantries be full, may you have a roof over your head, and may you be warm and loved.

Merry Christmas.

Volunteers Needed

The Smyrna/LaVergne Assistance Coalition is looking for volunteers to help people with money emergencies due to job loss, etc. The coalition, located in the food bank at 130 Richardson St. in Smyrna, is now open only a few hours each week on Monday and Tuesdays. Volunteers help people with electric bills, prescriptions, and to avoid eviction.

Read about the Coalition in today’s Daily News Journal and if you have some extra time, volunteer!

New Finance Director

LaVergne has hired a new money man – Jason Kemp. Kemp will serve as the city’s finance director. Besides his extensive business experience, the Daily News Journal stated:

Kemp is an honorably discharged veteran from the United States Army (1989-1996) and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University and an Economics degree from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

Welcome to LaVergne, Jason Kemp.

You Think YOU’RE Having a Bad Day?

La Vergne’s PR gal Angie sent me this information this morning:

A tractor trailer driven by Admir Jasikovic of St. Louis, Mo., dumped the cargo hauler off the bed of the truck on the Waldron Road bridge over I-24 on Tuesday morning. The incident took place about 11 a.m. The truck is owned by Reliable Transport of Indiana.

I’d be taking Murfreesboro Road or I24 to Sam Ridley for the next little while!

Brandon is Home

Brandon Brewer is back home now in LaVergne. You can send Christmas cards to him at:

Brandon Brewer
323 Fergus Road
La Vergne, TN 37086

His family is facing huge medical bills, so if you want to make a donation it can be sent to:

First Tennessee Bank
c/o Christopher Brandon Brewer
770 Nissan Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167

We wish Brandon and his family a joyful Christmas!

Link Dump

Have you ever wanted to see what your web page looks like graphed out? This is what this blog looks like:

It doesn’t work using Internet Explorer, but I was able to graph it in Mozilla Firewall. Here’s the link if you want to play: Websites as Graphs.

Or you can “Elf Yourself.” Here’s our former mayor as an elf. Have fun!