Author: Kathy T.

Give Us a Whole Cashew, Not Semantics

George Will once said, “Creative semantics is the key to contemporary government; it consists of talking in strange tongues lest the public learn the inevitable inconveniently early.” “Lest the public learn the inevitable inconveniently early.“ We’ve heard time and again…

Blasting Destroying Property

First you’ll want this link to FILE A COMPLAINT with the state. This is why. Our neighbors on the south side of La Vergne are experiencing some major property damage due to nearby blasting. All blasting is regulated by the…

For I Was Hungry

When I worked for the city about seven-eight years ago, a young adult came into my office seeking help. They were hungry. So hungry they had been picking up road kill for food. I was shook, man. Some Statistics: But…

We Remember: Carlreca Bullock

As if the death of her mother and aunt weren’t enough, LaVergne was again devastated over the loss of Carlreca Bullock. An inspirational pageant director, Carlreca mentored young ladies for years, building their self-esteem and self-confidence through training – how…

We Remember: Tammy Joe Bullock

I didn’t know Tammy. But I knew her. She was an active member of our La Vergne community, advocating for more programs for children and young adults. As an advocate, she partnered with her daughter who was the founder of…

We Remember: Steve Kimbrough

Rarely did you see Steve Kimbrough without a friendly smile on his face. Extraordinarily gifted, Steve was a sound engineer with the Little River Band and had been working with city officials to book a performance for the LaVergne community.…

We Remember: Melinda Taylor

She loved children, but the pandemic prevented her from meeting her newborn great-granddaughter. Melinda was nicknamed Boo-Boo and Kidd. She embraced life, always striving to be happy. Melinda passed away on September 18, 2021 at the age of 58. Here…

We Remember: Bob Simon

Robert “Mr. Bob” Simon left us on January 26, 2021. A long-time volunteer in La Vergne, you would often see Mr. Bob grilling burgers at city events, directing traffic for parades, or giving people his friendly hugs! He always carried…

We Are LaVergne: Mary Corwin

Sharing a recipe for crock pot chicken and dumplings. A faithful friend when someone is in trouble. A surprise hashbrown casserole. Cookies for a soldier. Character counts. It counts both in small acts of kindness and in over-the-top dedication to…