Month: January 2010

The Drive-About – Some of Our Roads

Overall the main roads are definitely passable.  The secondary roads are passable as well, but with night falling (and temperatures too as a result) I’d STAY HOME tonight.  The roads started making the crunchy noise you get on ice as…

Work Being Done on Icy Roads

From the city, two emails: City salting hilly roads first Mayor Ronnie Erwin said Sunday morning that he is working on getting the side roads salted as soon as possible. First priority are roads which have hills, he said. He…

Roof Collapses at Smyrna Bowling Center

UPDATE 3:42 p.m., 1/31/2010: From WKRN, Ice, snow causes bowling center roof to collapse UPDATE 1:45 p.m., 1/31/2010: From the DNJ, Roof collapses at Smyrna Bowling Center. Photo posted on Mark’s facebook page, taken by mechanic. UPDATE 12:09 p.m., 1/31/2010:…

A Snowy Day in LaVergne

I had to get out in this mess because a certain young adult in my household just HAD to come home from college today. She caught a ride with a friend and we met them in town to keep her…

Housekeeping Announcements for TiLaV

New Year, fresh start!  After talking with our writers, we are trimming our numbers somewhat but growing in other ways.  I want to express my appreciation to Michael, Fortune Cookies, GingerSnaps, Chef Eleni, and Biane for their contributions these last…

City Closed for Rest of Day

The city of LaVergne its doors today due to inclement weather. If you’re out and about snapping photos, why not send a copy to me and I’ll feature them here on our site… for our friends who’ve moved to far…

Get Ready for More Snow.. or Ice

It looks like we may be in for more nasty winter weather.  What’s unclear is whether we’ll get snow, ice, and/or how much of both. Are you ready?  I’m going to say school will be called off tomorrow in advance…

A Rock Quarry?

Instead of shutting down an illegal operation, our city officials will work around the problem to bring it into compliance according to the DNJ. The 30-acre site on the edge of the city limits — located just off Interstate 24…

Resume Workshop Coming to Library

If you’re good about adding to-do events on your calendar and need to find new employment, then write this down.  From a city press advisory, Looking for a new job?  Want to make a great impression on a potential employer?…

Ingram Lays Off 53

According to the Daily News Journal, three percent of the workforce at Ingram have been laid off.  I read a friend’s facebook update yesterday where she expressed relief that her name wasn’t “on a list” Friday.  I’m relieved she wasn’t…