Author Archive for Lola D.

Thoughts on the Hatch Act


This column has been a struggle. We have struggled about how to say what needs to be said and have even struggled on whether to write it at all. However, the seriousness of the allegations is enough to merit a comment.…

When The Last Sentence Says It All


One candidate for Alderman is facing charges of sexual battery, according to the Daily News Journal. Now we don’t have any idea at all what goes on inside his business… we don’t know because of the dozens and dozens if…

Play and Live SAFE


What a kerfuffle we’ve witnessed this past weekend!  Before we talk about that, let’s share some great news from Safe Choices Security… LaVergne came in at #15 as the safest city to live in Tennessee!! In our quest to create…

One Weird Campaign


IN OUR OPINION… It takes a special kind of person to campaign as Alderman Waldron is doing. He placed his campaign sign on the INSIDE of a gated cemetery on Carothers Rd.  We ask in all seriousness, could this be any more…

Vision Quest: Searching for Facts

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Visions are seeing someone or something in a dream or trance, or a supernatural apparition. Vision is the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. Having a vision – or in Alderman Waldron’s case “visions”…

The Shame: Dirty Politics

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Hooligans (def):  Hooliganism is disruptive or unlawful behavior such as bullying and vandalism. We knew this election season was going to be a trying one – with exaggerations and untruths already being spoken by some candidates. To get to the…

It’s the People, Not the Party


In the past year, we have seen a shift in local politics. Previously local officials did not run based on party affiliation, but qualified by getting a number of signatures on petition and then simply filing with the local election…