Category: We Are LaVergne

We Are LaVergne: Linda Steed


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” -Lao Tzu Linda Steed found a deep and abiding love when she met her husband, Chris. They were married for 24 years before getting divorced, but…

We Are LaVergne: Jeremy Sargent


Right on the main road that guides residents and visitors through the heart of La Vergne, you’ll see a sign bearing possibly the best name of a liquor store in the modern history of mankind:  City Sliquors.  The owners are…

We Are LaVergne: Sgt. Chip Davis


Sgt. Burrel “Chip” Davis has been in the news quite a bit lately, but not for the reason he might have expected. In the spring of 2014, the onset of severe headaches pushed him to seek medical treatment. The day after he told…

We Are LaVergne: Stacy Beyrodt


Life is mostly froth and bubbles, Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another’s troubles, Courage in your own. Stacy Beyrodt had originally heard this Adam Lindsay Gordon poem when Princess Diana said it on a mine-sweep mission. It resonated…

We Are LaVergne: Elizabeth Murphy


It’s hard to imagine that an unassuming, polite woman may very well be the most widely known person in LaVergne. However, the sweet, white-haired lady who sits at the welcome window of the city’s water department is the one person…

We Are LaVergne: Mike Rodgers


Featuring Alex Chang, Sloane Strader, Sherry & Stan Sullivan, and Noel Jiminez, with special thanks to Grandpa for his coffee (the best ever) and Shirley Smith for her hospitality. Muhammad Ali once said, “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are…

We Are LaVergne: Stephanie Tellez


“How do you diaper a duck?” I asked Stephanie Tellez when she told me about the green leopard print custom-made diapers she used for Houdini and Snowball, her fowl friends from years ago. “Very quickly,” she laughed. Actually when you…

We Are LaVergne: Donna Bebout


From To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee to Mr. Wilson yelling at Dennis the Menace, the origin of “You kids get out of my yard!” is much more a mystery than why the elderly are stereotyped as cranky.  Truth…