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Welcome to the Heart of Middle Tennessee

Welcome to the Heart of Middle Tennessee

La Vergne is the gateway to Rutherford County and the neighbor to Nashville, the Country Music Capitol of the World. La Vergne is nestled next to the 14,000-acre Percy Priest Lake offering outdoor recreation opportunities including fishing, boating, and more. The city is ranked sixth in the state for being business-friendly.  We are ranked as the fourth best place in the state of Tennessee for job seekers. In addition, La Vergne was named as the most affordable suburb of a major … Read entire article »


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Board Meeting, November 18, 2014

Board Meeting, November 18, 2014

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen met on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  Those present included Mayor Dennis Waldron, Vice-Mayor Sherry Green, Alderman Tom Broeker, Alderman Melisa Brown, and Alderman Calvin Jones. At 6:00 p.m., Mayor Dennis Waldron, Alderman Melisa Brown, and Alderman Sherry Green took the oath of office. During the 7:00 regular meeting, a nomination to fill the vacant alderman seat with Jason Cole was defeated in a 3-2 vote, with the Mayor voting twice in … Read entire article »

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“Booze It and Lose It” sobriety checkpoints next weekend

“Booze It and Lose It” sobriety checkpoints next weekend

The La Vergne Police Department will be looking for drunk drivers in the city on Saturday, November 29, 2014 through alcohol saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints. Increased police patrols will be conducted from 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. The La Vergne Police Department will monitor traffic for signs of impaired driving within city limits and along Interstate 24.  These saturation points … Read entire article »

Monitoring system proven effective at Water Treatment Plant

A small increase in the turbidity (cloudiness) of the water at the Water Treatment Plant was discovered on October 16, 2014 on the “trending sheet” for turbidity. The water trend sheet showed a gradual increase to 1.76 Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NTU), where the standard is 1.0 NTU. During regular operations, water samples are taken every two hours with constant monitoring on trending sheets for different chemical levels and more. On October 16, however, the plant operator took water samples every 15 minutes because the trend sheet indicated a gradual increase in turbidity. When the area of concern was identified as the secondary water source for the city, it was shut down immediately. The secondary water source … Read entire article »

Holiday food and toy drive underway in La Vergne

Holiday food and toy drive underway in La Vergne

Hundreds of city residents have been helped over the last several years through the Christmas for Children and Seniors program. The Police Department, with help from F.O.P. Percy Priest Lodge #85, the Fire Department, and Box 100 Rehab, are again providing meals, clothing, toys, and basic toiletries for those in need. In 2013, 91 families with 205 children were aided, along … Read entire article »

County wants to recycle your used cooking oil

News Release from Rutherford County, Tennessee: Rutherford County is partnering with Mahoney Environmental to recycle used cooking oil during the holiday season. This includes the used oil from frying turkeys and other holiday foods that can contaminate plumbing systems if not disposed of properly. The used oil is then converted into biofuel, a renewable energy source. The county convenience centers that are participating are: Weakley Lane Convenience Center- 125 Weakley Lane, Smyrna Walter Hill Convenience Center- 870 East Jefferson Pike, Murfreesboro Rock Crusher Convenience Center- 3827 Shelbyville Highway, Murfreesboro The centers are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The centers are closed Monday and Thursday. The centers … Read entire article »

Ricky and Tonya Cook to be grand marshals of Parade of Lights

Ricky and Tonya Cook to be grand marshals of Parade of Lights

Parade Application Form The 4th annual Parade of Lights in La Vergne has been scheduled for Saturday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m.  The parade theme is “A Tennessee Christmas.” Tonya and Ricky Cook, 26-year residents of La Vergne, have been named grand marshals for the 2014 parade. Following his diagnosis two years ago of Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, the Cooks have been … Read entire article »

La Vergne Citizen Police Academy to begin in January

La Vergne Citizen Police Academy to begin in January

Applications are currently being accepted for the La Vergne Citizens Police Academy, scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Course topics for citizens participating in the Academy include officer selection and training; a tour of the police facility; patrol operations; traffic laws; DUI law and a demonstration on procedures with an impaired driver; criminal, drugs, and narcotics investigations; domestic violence and … Read entire article »

Suspect sought in armed robbery of Dollar General Store

Police are asking for help in identifying the suspect who robbed a Dollar General Store in La Vergne. On November 4, 2014 at approximately 8:05 p.m., an armed male who was approximately 6-ft, 1-in. and 200 pounds robbed the store at 5152 Murfreesboro Rd. He left the area on foot. If anyone has any information about the suspect, contact Detective Fracker at 615-287-8713 or Rutherford County Crime Stoppers at 615-893-7867(STOP). … Read entire article »

Annual Food for Fines program is underway

Annual Food for Fines program is underway

The “Food for Fines” program at the La Vergne Public Library is now underway through Wednesday, November 26. The library is collecting non-perishable, unexpired food items to help feed the hungry. For every qualified food item that is donated, the library will give $1 credit toward unpaid library fines. “This is a great opportunity to help feed children and adults in … Read entire article »

Field of Freedom in La Vergne to honor veterans

Field of Freedom in La Vergne to honor veterans

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., the city of La Vergne will honor its veterans and active military personnel in a short ceremony at the gazebo by City Hall. Photos of military personnel and veterans will be exhibited at the Veterans Day event. In addition, the city will be displaying U.S. flags in the field next to the gazebo on … Read entire article »

HOME grant public meeting scheduled

HOME grant public meeting scheduled

The City of La Vergne has received a HOME grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) to rehabilitate owner-occupied homes. Interested homeowners who reside inside the city limits are invited to attend a public meeting to learn more about the program. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 5093 … Read entire article »