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The Shame: Dirty Politics

August 23, 2014
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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 truth of where all candidates stand, we were already planning here at This is La Vergne to mail questions to people who have filed to run for office on different subjects including:  Do you hope to cut taxes? If yes, what services will you cut.  What do you think are the most important issues facing citizens that local government can…

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Editorial: Here’s the Thing About La Vergne Politics and Social Media

August 10, 2014
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Editorial: Here’s the Thing About La Vergne Politics and Social Media

Have feathers been ruffled lately?  Indeed they have!  We want to thank our “sister-site” for giving us a chance to respond. We are a site allegedly run by supporters of the current city elected officials, or so they say. Let’s clear the air and say YES.  Yes we do support the current administration.  But do you know why?  It is because we are finally seeing our La Vergne move forward in many positive ways. The following outlines some of the progress that has been made in the last 3 ½ years (asked and answered in-person, one-on-one, actually): Roads are being…

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It’s the People, Not the Party

April 19, 2014
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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 commission.   Tennessee is solidly a “red” state and it seems that one party wants to flex that political muscle. This is their right. However, the local Republican party may find people of all political parties voting in their primaries.  As Scott Broden of the DNJ says, Go vote in the GOP Primary!!  He makes the point that it might…

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Big Retail Making Its Way to LaVergne

March 10, 2014
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For years people of LaVergne have been asking for retail. We want to be able to shop for clothes, shoes, and other items in our own city.  With all due respect to our neighbors next door, we are tired of giving our sales tax revenue to Smyrna, Murfreesboro, and Nashville. First there were rumors. We had been hearing that a new Walmart was going on Sam Ridley Parkway. There was the rumor that Nissan bought the Walmart on Enon Springs Rd.  We heard one alderman say that Walmart wouldn’t come to LaVergne because of sinkholes!  So amid all the rumors…

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Saturday News Roundup, Version 2.014

February 1, 2014
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Happy February 2014, LaVergne! A lot of news has been coming out of the city in the last couple of weeks, so it’s time to share some of the excitement, some of the weird, and some key personnel additions. Let’s begin with the weird. The city released a statement yesterday about a drone flying over houses in neighborhoods.  Channel 5 did a very in-depth story about it and we have to give mad props to local resident Carolyn Hickerson for both reporting it to the police and for very intelligently vocalizing why this is a concern.  From the article, Hickerson…

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HOOP Dreams with the Titans

January 24, 2014
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Tomorrow is the big night if you want to get up close and personal with some former Tennessee Titans players.  The LaVergne police will go toe-to-toe with former football greats Craig Hentrich, Brad Hopkins, Derrick Mason, Zak Piller, Chris Sanders, and Dennis Stallings in a benefit game sponsored by the local Fraternal Order of Police.  Here’s what the city says, Former Tennessee Titans football legends will soon have the opportunity to show their skills on the basketball court. On Saturday, January 25, Titans alumni will face off against La Vergne police officers in a benefit basketball game. The game, hosted by…

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EDITORIAL Some Balance in Social Media

January 4, 2014
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The recent uproar from comments quacked by a television personality* and the subsequent fallout helps demonstrate the point that you do have the freedom to talk without fear of going to jail in the U.S.  But be warned that when you do talk and your conversation is filled with inaccuracies, false accusations, and hatred – well, others have the right to speak in defense and/or call you out on it.  If you are into publicly shaming folks, then you can expect a push back because there are still decent people in this world who are willing to defend the truth.…

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2013 Year in Review

December 30, 2013
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2013 Year in Review

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Actually it has been a pretty decent year here in LaVergne – from the LHS Marching Band winning the regional championship for the second year in a row to the economy showing steady improvement, we aren’t complaining. After reading the Top 10 News Stories of the Year in the Murfreesboro Post and seeing how the planting of a ginseng seed was bigger news than ANYTHING that happened in LaVergne, the editors of This is LaVergne decided to create our own Top 10 New Stories just for LaVergne. Without…

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Restaurant Week 2013: Mixed Grill Gyros

May 30, 2013
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Restaurant Week 2013: Mixed Grill Gyros

Although this is “written” by Lola, it is really Ivy’s restaurant review. She was traveling home from a funeral in West Tennessee, so she recited as I typed. Today I had the opportunity to eat at Mixed Grill Gyros for lunch. I eat there at least two to three times a month because they are consistently good. Fortunately today was another notch in the belt for keeping up the record of tasty food. I ordered the #1 Gyro Combo with rice instead of fries. It is a gyro sandwich with beef and lamb mixed and I had it topped with…

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Restaurant Week 2013: WillStan’s Grille

May 27, 2013
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Restaurant Week 2013: WillStan’s Grille

Welcome to Restaurant Week 2013, LaVergne!  We have lined up some writers to go out and dine this week, take photos, and let us know their opinions about restaurants located right here in our fair city. While we don’t have the same selection as some of our neighboring towns, we do have good, quality food that allows us to dine locally every now and then. Our first one to feature is an “oldie but goodie” – WillStan’s Grille. Yes we did a write-up on this casual dining facility in February, but felt with their new breakfast hours and breakfast menu,…

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