Spider Pig, Spider Pig, Does Whatever a Spider Pig Does

Just saw this comment in the Bulletin Board section and thought it definitely deserved a place up front.

Didn’t know where to post this question so I found this thread and it seemed like the best place. I was driving through LFE last week and I noticed that someone had a pig in their backyard! They apparently were keeping it as a pet. It had a little house and there was a square fenced in area. PLEASE someone tell me that this is against codes in the Lake Forest Subdivision or in LaVergne!! I thought that farm animals were not allowed in residential neighborhoods?! Is there anything we can do about this because I’m sure this is not good for our home values!!



More Zombies Needed

I meant to post this two days ago, but work and life got in front of me!  Remember this past spring when part of a zombie movie was filmed in Smyrna?  If you missed out, it’s not too late to try again!  From the director on my Facebook feed:

FREE and open to ALL Ages!

Stardust Drive-In
310 Purple Tiger Drive
Watertown, TN

First Floor Ballroom – we will be doing Zombie Make-up here for those staying at the hotel – then you can caravan (& do please fill up those cars and zombie-pool it!) to Watertown’s Stardust Drive-In for the 8am Call Time! FILMING OF MASSIVE ZOMBIE SCENE FOR DEAD START MOVIE & GOING FOR THE WORLD RECORD – open TO ALL – JOIN US as we BREAK THE RECORD & SHOW THE WORLD!


Not Meaning for this to be a Commercial

Just skip over this post if you want, but I wanted to write about two people I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with.  File this under future resources, maybe?   For the sake of disclosure, neither of these people asked me or are expecting me to say anything about them online.

BUT… I recently experienced a problem with one of my sellers.  He dropped a TV while moving out onto his hardwood floor and not only was the TV ruined, but the floor had gigantic dings in it.  My broker here at Bob Parks Realty – Smyrna referred me to JJ’s Hardwood Floors (operated by Jeremy Jones) to make the repair.   He came on very short notice (we were scheduled to close in two days), looked at the problem pretty hard and said, “I can take care of this.”  Jeremy was able to fix the floor in less than 15 minutes.  In my opinion, he deserves a lot of credit for “saving the sale.”  If you ever need a hardwood flooring person, call JJ’s Hardwood Floors at (615) 456-4601 or (615) 907-5792.

Another friend of mine has started her own housecleaning service.  She charged $145 for a four-bedroom apartment, $130 for a 2-bedroom, and will give you an estimate on new construction and rental houses.  I think her focus is cleaning to get ready for a new owner or tenant, but I’m sure she’d think about regular residential work as well.  Blair Jordahl can be reached at 904-4909.  She’s a hard worker who’s never been defeated by a mere dust bunny or an angry bathtub stain!

Stay tuned…. zombie information coming soon!

Survey: Police Substation

A friend of mine told me the city has a new survey up on the web page

Do you think the Police Substation in Lake Forest has been a positive thing for the community?

I only wish there was a comment section.

Recommended Viewing: Gangland

Reader Sherry submitted this information to share:

I happened to stumble across a show tonight on the History Channel about gangs in Nashville.  It’s called “Gangland: Hunt and Kill.”  I’ve seen episodes of the series before, but didn’t realize they’d filmed one here locally.  We all know there are gang issues in Nashville, but this show traces their origins in the late 80’s and current day activities, and goes into an incredible amount of detail.  The show features current gang members as well as former members turned police informants.  It focuses almost exclusively on Hispanic gangs in the South Nashville/Antioch areas and was quite eye-opening, to say the least.  There really isn’t any mention of gang activity in Rutherford County, other than the fact that the Nissan plant and surrounding construction brought in a huge influx of workers.

The next airing is this Saturday (August 22nd) at 5:00 p.m.  As much as we’ve blogged about gang activity on this site, I would highly recommend watching it, since the gang problems appear to be moving our way.

Thank you!

Who’s Your Favorite? Vote Now In The Ruthies

That’s right, folks! It’s time to vote for your favorite real estate agent, journalist, restaurant and so much more in the Rutherford County Best of the Best, Ruthies.

There are only 3 days left so hurry over now and make your choices from the wide range of categories and make your opinion count!


We have a few from This Is La Vergne and This Is Smyrna, TN that you can vote for:
Kathy Tyson – Real Estate Agent
Gunner Miller – Newspaper Columnist

Sure, there’s plenty more people, places and things to vote for. If you don’t find the what you are looking for, you can make a nomination.

Remind the Kids: Wash Your Hands

I read in the DNJ that there are already cases of swine flu in the Rutherford County schools – and more suspected. Please please remind your young’uns (if you have any) to WASH THEIR HANDS often and thoroughly.

The state is advising anyone who is sick to stay at home three to five days until he or she is fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever medication.

Schools have been told to separate students and staff who have flu-like symptoms and put a surgical mask on them. Nurses and others caring for students are advised to wear a mask as well.

Dr. K signing off.