The Week Past: Sunday Night Edition

Special operations truck leaves Hurricane Creek area after boy safely found.

Last Thursday the city launched a huge effort to locate a missing 12-year old boy.  At least 25 volunteers with Box 100, along with 25 official emergency responders, showed up at the Hurricane Creek Boat Ramp to search.  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.  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.  The couple had a baby about three or four months old, along with another child aged 2.  The wife shot her husband (who later died at Vanderbilt Hospital) and then killed herself.  So sad.

Here are links to the story …  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.  Congratulations to the Gabel family and their six kids!

And finally more GREAT NEWS for La Vergne… Borders is staying!  The decision will keep 300 jobs right here in our little town.  Little?  LITTLE?  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!

4 comments for “The Week Past: Sunday Night Edition

  1. March 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Kathy, I agree. PPD is very real and without help it can create a psychotic break. The whole story has been so sad. Those poor children. 🙁

    But how great that the child was found! Great job Box 100!

    And no way you took that with your iphone! So pretty!

  2. Sherry
    March 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Wow, I hadn’t heard anything about the missing 12-year-old, but I’m glad he was found. Can you give any details? No name, obviously, but did he run away from home, wander off while hiking, or what?

    I also wondered if PPD was involved when I first heard about the murder/suicide. Guess it’s a moot point now, but still so sad these two little ones will never know their parents. Stories like this just break my heart. 🙁

    • Kathy T.
      March 28, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      He had run away from home… a misunderstanding with his parents. There’s more stuff going on today, too. It’s almost like there’s a full moon or something!

  3. Patricia
    March 29, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Would like to say Thank You to all that came out to look for the 12yr old boy on Thursday at Hurricane Creek, there was many LPD officers, city officials, Rutherford County SORT Team, La Vergne Rescue Squad and many others. It was nice to know that the boy was not hurt and was returned to his family safely.

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