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When Does It Become Irresponsible Journalism?

May 18, 2013
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When Does It Become Irresponsible Journalism?

This post is a collectively written post by Ivy, Theresa, and Lola D.  We have called the DNJ to task before. Not that it does any good, because they continue to suck on a daily basis. Even so, once again we find ourselves shaking our heads at the completely irresponsible journalism put forth by them. I don’t suppose y’all happen to remember that time a couple of years ago when the city of La Vergne, finding itself completely broke, had to make the hard decision to raise taxes thanks to the poor, sad, previous administration who were awesome at mismanagement and liked…

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Really, DNJ?

July 15, 2012
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Last week the new Road and School Board redistricting committee met. Unfortunately, a couple of members of the La Vergne contingent of that committee were not able to attend. Both Tonya Knell and Alderman Broeker had just had deaths in their immediate family, which normal, caring, compassionate people would understand. But the Daily News Journal, that bastion of responsible reporting and compassion, first reported that they basically just didn’t show up. When the city PR director, Kathy Tyson commented on the article that both Knell and Broeker had suffered deaths in their family right before the committee meeting, instead of…

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Getcher Code Red Here!

May 8, 2012
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When I was in 7th grade, I lived in a town that was pretty much flattened by a tornado. The roof was ripped off our house and if we had not been in the basement, I fully believe that we could have been seriously injured or killed. Technology has improved massively since that time and the death and injury rates for tornadoes and other severe weather doesn’t have to happen nearly as much. Many thanks to Alderman Broeker who was the person who really spearheaded us getting this system. One thing that helps with this is CodeRED, an emergency notification…

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I Get Email

April 12, 2012
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I must say, the contact form (“Complain Here”) has been the greatest thing on this website since sliced bread. Not only is it a good way for people to contact me, but I also get some humdingers of emails in my inbox. Such as this one, from one BhamBlazer:   This person said: Hello, I am a branding and marketing professional. I enjoy history of companies, logos and their creation and proliferation. If you take a moment to think of the Nike “Swoosh” and the McDonald’s “M” you realize that you have several logos etched in your memory. This type…

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News, News And More News

April 4, 2012
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First, an update about the school and road board redistricting study group- the steering committee finally voted to recommend to the county commission, that a study group be formed to revisit the drawing of school and road board zone lines. Here’s what the DNJ had to say about it, I had planned on writing about it myself, but this article pretty much says it all. Second, let’s talk about what went down at the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting last night with the parking in the yards issue. As I have written before, ordinance 15-604 is, at best, confusing.…

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No Parking On The Dance Floor (But It’s Okay In The Streets)

March 13, 2012
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15-604

I found something very, very interesting today. I’m sure you have all seen these signs here in La Vergne. You know the ones, I’m talking about, the ones that say you can’t park on the street: So I thought, 15-604, huh? I went and looked it up. Here’s exactly what City Ordinance 15-604 says: 15-604. Where prohibited. No person shall park a vehicle in violation of any sign placed or erected by the state or city, nor: (1) On a sidewalk; (2) In front of a public or private drivesway; (3) Within an intersection or within fifteen (15) feet thereof;…

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Hurricane Creek Cleanup Yesterday + Open Thread

March 11, 2012
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Photo by the City of La Vergne's official Facebook page

Yesterday was the Hurricane Creek Cleanup and I have got to say it was AWESOME. There were about 50 people there and we got a whole lot done. The weather could not be more perfect. I would love to thank our elected officials who were out there picking up trash right there alongside us, Mayor Mosley and Alderman Broeker. Also, a big thanks to Vice Mayor Farmer who was there on site as a medical tech.   One of this city’s best assets is our proximity to the lake, so I feel it is our obligation to help keep it…

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Why Do We Park On A Driveway And Drive On A Parkway?

March 8, 2012
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So the Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted tonight to defer a vote on an ordinance that would ban parking in your yard. Understandably, people were upset. I live in a part of Lake Forest where there are LOTS of people who are parking in their yards, because there simply isn’t enough parking in the (tiny) driveways and garages for all their 90 cars. I must admit, I am slightly torn on the issue myself. I fully support banning parking in yards. It just looks, lol, unsightly and hurts people’s property values. Alderman Broeker said something* tonight about it that…

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The Play’s The Thing, And So Is The New City Website

March 8, 2012
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Forgive my conciseness this evening, there’s lots to tell you and not much time. First, come out to support the kids in the Roy Waldron Drama Team Thursday and Friday nights. It is being held at La Vergne Middle School both nights. The doors will open at 6:40 PM and the play, which is “The Adventures of Flat Stanley”, starts at 7 PM. Tickets are $5 at the door. They are also accepting donations for a fourth grader who is battling leukemia.   Now, for some good news! The new city website is up and it is fabulous! Go check…

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New and Awesome

March 5, 2012
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There has been a whole lot of harrumphing about our very own dear Kathy Tyson becoming the city’s PR Director, but say what you will, she has been rocking socks with the job. She started La Vergne’s Facebook page, which is an excellent source of all kinds of city news, as well as its own YouTube account*. This was a great source of information during last Friday’s tornadoes, along with our dear friend Richard Long who is a weather GURU, yo. So what’s new and interesting in the city this week? Well, Kathy has a great writeup and some incredible…

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