Category: Editorials

EDITORIAL: Choose to be Nice


The editorial team here at This is LaVergne had written a couple of more posts regarding the mayor’s recordings “Caught on Tape” – particularly his comments about how he could have gotten the fire department for free (why didn’t he?…

Bye-Bye Fire Sprinklers


Let’s face it. The ordinance requiring fire sprinklers to be put into new construction homes is dead. Or it will be in a couple of months. After the effort to revoke that ordinance fizzled last month, we thought it was…

Money Talks


Will Rogers once said, “America has the best politicians money can buy.” It was true back then, and it’s true in today’s society that money is generally the bottom line! Last year the previous Board of Mayor/Alderman passed a fire…

The Day Democracy Died


3,225 votes. That’s how many don’t count according to newly sworn in Alderman Melisa Brown. That’s how many do not count according to her logic in going along with Mayor Dennis Waldron to select Calvin Jones to fill the mayor’s…

New Faces, New Directions


The people have spoken and on November 18, a new mayor will be sworn in, along with new aldermen to serve the city and its citizens.  With a 133 vote lead, Dennis Waldron is now responsible for the economic growth and…