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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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How to avoid phone scams

The City of La Vergne extends our thanks to the National White Collar Crime Center for giving us permission to reprint the following article about avoiding phone scams. Phone Scams By Kim Williams, National White Collar Crime Center Author's Note: In October, I received a large number of unusual voice mail messages, from both a person and a robocaller. The robocaller identified himself as Doug Teller and advised me to “contact the plaintiff at 866-531-9659.” The person said in his messages that he had received legal documents in his office with my name and Social Security number regarding a pending legal case. He said I had been put on the schedule for Thursday and he would show up at either my residence or place of business to deliver the papers. He advised me … Read entire article »

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La Vergne receives DUI Enforcement Award

La Vergne receives DUI Enforcement Award

The Governor’s Highway Safety Office, along with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, recognized nearly two hundred officers and law enforcement agencies for their traffic safety enforcement efforts last week. Regional meetings took place in Jackson, Murfreesboro, Pikeville, Knoxville, and Greeneville. The La Vergne Police Department was recognized with a DUI Enforcement Award on December 12, 2014 in Murfreesboro. As a recipient of … Read entire article »

Police caution on holiday scams, cons, and thieves

Police caution on holiday scams, cons, and thieves

The La Vergne Police Department is warning residents to take extra safety precautions during the holiday season to protect yourself, your family and your property. “‘Tis the season once again and this time of year seems to be a preferred time that robbers, thieves, scam artists, cons, and those who would commit identity theft become somewhat more active,” said Assistant Police … Read entire article »

Suspect apprehended in six minutes after stealing truck

Suspect apprehended in six minutes after stealing truck

It took police six minutes to apprehend a suspect this morning who had stolen a truck in front of the vehicle owner and his daughter. On Friday, December 12, a father noticed a man walking as he started his pickup truck at his home on Stones River Road. The victim was warming his truck before driving his daughter to her elementary … Read entire article »

Community Baby Shower set for February 6, 2015

Community Baby Shower set for February 6, 2015

NEWS RELEASE FROM UNITED WAY: The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is set to collect baby items for at-risk families and mothers beginning January 7, 2015, through February 1, 2015. The items will be sorted and baby bags will be assembled on February 6, 2015, at Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro. Last year’s Community Baby Shower resulted in over … Read entire article »

Santa Claus is coming to La Vergne Public Library on Saturday

Santa Claus is coming to La Vergne Public Library on Saturday

The La Vergne Public Library will host A Visit from Saint Nicholas on Saturday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m. with its annual “Magic of Santa” program. Magician Bruce Amato will be on-hand to build A Christmas Memory for all the children participating. After his show, children can add to The Life Adventures of Santa Claus as they tell the jolly … Read entire article »

Board Meeting, December 4, 2014

Board Meeting, December 4, 2014

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen met on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Those present included Mayor Dennis Waldron, Vice-Mayor Sherry Green, Alderman Tom Broeker, Alderman Melisa Brown, and Alderman Calvin Jones. Department Reports Chief Rick McCormick reported the Fire Department responded to 200 total calls in November, including two structure fires, 17 fire alarms, five hazmat calls, three grass fires, 24 motor … Read entire article »

Top officials in La Vergne to be “arrested”

Top officials in La Vergne to be “arrested”

Jingle Bail for Kids to help needy Top officials in La Vergne will turn themselves in to face charges of insufficient program funds on Saturday, December 6.  The Christmas for Children and Seniors program is experiencing a sizeable shortfall this holiday season, so Mayor Dennis Waldron, Fire Chief Rick McCormick, Police Chief Mike Walker, Assistant Police Chief Keith Lowery, and … Read entire article »

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 … Read entire article »

“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 »