Last Thursday the city launched a huge effort to locate a missing 12-year old boy.Â At least 25 volunteers with Box 100, along with 25 official emergency responders, showed up at the Hurricane Creek Boat Ramp to search.Â Fortune smiled and the young man was found before dark… thermal cameras and blood hounds were on their way from the county but not needed.
The next day was much sadder when a young couple was found shot in their home.Â I have absolutely no way of knowing this nor do I speak on behalf of the city when I say that I wonder about postpartum depression.Â The couple had a baby about three or four months old, along with another child aged 2.Â The wife shot her husband (who later died at Vanderbilt Hospital) and then killed herself.Â So sad.
Here are links to the story …Â WSMV, WKRN, WZTV (channel 17 Fox), WTVF (like Fox 17 has thoroughly branded itself as News Channel 5, so much so that it took me about 45 second to find what the call letters were), and Daily News Journal.
In other big big news, a local family won $20,000 after having registered at EcoWater’s table during last year’s Old Timers’ Day here in town.Â Congratulations to the Gabel family and their six kids!
And finally more GREAT NEWS for La Vergne… Borders is staying!Â The decision will keep 300 jobs right here in our little town.Â Little?Â LITTLE?Â 32,588 is our official number from the 2010 U.S. Census… or 13,901 more people since the previous census of 2000.
Let’s end with one more photo I took with my iPhone on Thursday evening…
Have a great week, La Vergne!