7-Year Old Girl Injured in Hit and Run on Ridgemont Drive

Thank you to Sarah, from Green La Vergne,( who happens to be the lovely and talented graphics artist who designed our fabulous logo) for bringing this story to my attention. I can not believe I’ve not heard a peep about it until I received her email with a link to a WGNS-radio station story about it.

La Vergne Police need your help in identifying the driver of a hit and run  that occured on Friday, 9/26, in which a 7-year old La Vergne girl was injured. According to police reports, the mother had illegally parked her car on Ridgemont Drive, just off Jefferson Pike.  Just after the 7 year old girl exited the car, she was struck.  The child was rushed to the ER at Stonecrest Medical Center and treated for non-life threatening injuries.  If you saw or have heard anything, please call the La Vergne Police Department at 615-793-7745.


Our Titans are finally 4 – 0!!!

Can we say Whoo Hoo?!?!  Football history was made today… our boys are 4 – 0 for the first time in franchise history… that’s 49 years to you and me!!!  I’m sure that all of La Vergne heard the cheers coming from my house!


Go Titans!!!

    Cricket  :)

Support the Girl Scouts

Girls have so many opportunities when they participate in Girl Scouting.  Tomorrow I’m taking my troop camping and while there, we’ll be in the treetops on a high ropes course.  Scary for me, but fun for them.

More locally, another troop is hosting a car wash tomorrow in LaVergne.  Troop 1635 will be at the Auto Zone Saturday, September 27th starting at 9:00 a.m.  I’m not positive, but I think they may be raising money to go to Disney World…

I’m sure if you don’t need your car washed, a dollar or $5 would be happily accepted as a donation!

I Miss Grandma at Christmas Time…

…She was the one reason that everyone came together and endured each others differences and dammit, whether we admitted it or not, we enjoyed it. It’s kind of nice to come together with the people that you usually don’t see eye to eye with. Share some laughter, food, gifts. Remind each other that no matter what the differences, we’re still a family, and we’ll always be there to look out for each other. Grandma didn’t care that you fought with your brother last month and still haven’t talked; she just wanted you to be there. Grandma was a uniter. She seeked to find common ground between the deer hunter(my dad) and the card carrying PETA member(me in my early 20’s) and she often did. Grandma was ultimately, dare I say a socialist. What,  with her radical ideas like, instead of one person cooking the whole Christmas Dinner, she said “Let’s all bring a dish, that way everyone contributes and no one gets too wore-out from cooking all day.” Revolutionary. She was amazing that way. When someone was out of work, it was Grandma who suggested that we put a lower spending limit on the gift exchange, just until the economy picked up…always looking out for those who did not or would not speak up for themselves.
As we embark on this election season, I am reminded of Grandma and that feeling of unity that she encompassed. I don’t know how the elections will turn out, but I sure hope that the rest of America is like me, missing that feeling of connectedness to the rest of our family, no matter the differences, and looking for that “Grandma” to unite us. We’ve had enough division, don’t you think?

La Vergne Election Debate

I would like to thank Mike Slinker for sending me the following information. If you can’t attend, tune in to channel 19:

Upcoming Election Debates


The Murfreesboro/Rutherford County League of Women Voters and the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor two upcoming election debates.  A state delegation candidate debate will be Monday, September 29 and an Eagleville, La Vergne and Smyrna city council candidate debate will be Thursday, October 2.


Both debates will be held at the Rutherford County Courthouse in the County Commissioner Chambers.


The schedule for the state delegation candidate debate is as follows:

  • 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.: Candidates for Senate 16th District and House 34th District
  • 7:15 p.m. until 7:45 p.m.: Candidates for House 48th District and House 49th District
  • For participating district candidates, click here

The schedule for the Eagleville, La Vergne and Smyrna city council candidate debate is as follows:

  • Eagleville City Council – 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • La Vergne Alderman – 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Smyrna Town Council – 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • For participating council candidates, click here

 The Rutherford County Government Access Channel will broadcast both forums live. 

Support Your Local Photographer

At Oldtimers Day, I met a photographer from LaVergne.  Of course, Michael’s Photography has the school market cornered as it appears they have a contract with the county.  This essentially shuts out other talented photographers regarding school pics, but for others…  well you might call Bob Kerner.  In fact, Bob can also take senior photos … his just aren’t the ones that will be in the yearbook but more for personal use.

Bob operates Budget Photography, located at 190 Elm Street.  He offers portrait services, personal modeling services (need a portfolio?), snaps pics at sporting events, corporate events, and parties.  There is a $25 sitting fee which is credited back to your order.  His package prices are very reasonable – from $20 for a family pack and up. 

You can see Bob’s portfolio at www.myspace.com/budgetphoto.  Call him at 429-5975 or email budgetphototn@aol.com to discuss an appointment time!

Restaurant Review

 I recently had the opportunity to dine at one of Nashville’s newest independent restaurants located in Historic Germantown, City House.  It has been described as rustic Italian and they cure their own meats in-house.  This aspect is what drew my cohorts and I to their doorstep.  My guess is the building used to be an old warehouse and the owners have transformed it into a warm, inviting place with exposed brick and a shiny open commerical kitchen.  The menu was very simple and not extensive, utilizing local fare, including lots of pork.  In fact, our server explained that the chef had purchased a whole pig in the day before and used every ounce of it.  They do change the menu often which their creativity reflects.  Since my friends and I are quite the foodies, we had to try almost one fo everything they offered.  Of the starters, you can’t go wrong with their house cured meats and the potato & montasio cheese frico was amazing. The entrees were quite nice, as well.  And we had to have to dessert.  We again tried one of everything, and I have to say dessert was the most disappointing part of our evening.  The creativity was there, but it didnt reflect in the execution.

Overall, our experience was a very good one!  We did tear up a bit once the bill came as it is a little pricey, but it was worth it.