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Sofa Express Plus now open PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Sofa Express Plus is here to bring the highest quality furniture at the lowest price. 

Near the corner of Old Hickory Boulevard and Lebanon Road in Hermitage, Sofa Express Plus is filled with deals like recliner sofas for $788. In addition to that, you get a lifetime warranty on all components of the recliner. 

Sofa Express Plus is owned by Jeff Hitt and Chuck Duncan, and run by Steve Whitman. Hitt used to own Hitt’s Furniture, which had several locations in the Nashville area, including Hermitage. He then moved on to Decatur, Ala., but had the opportunity to get back into the Nashville market and seized it. The plan is to open four more stores in the Nashville area by next year. 

Sofa Express Plus also has great deals on mattresses. You can get a Serenity Sleep King Size memory gel mattress for just $899, and a Queen at $699. 

Once you have picked your next sofa, recliner or mattress, Sofa Express Plus can get it to you the same or next day. The warehouse is in Mt. Juliet, and Sofa Express has every item in the store at that warehouse. You can go to the warehouse and pick up the item, or it can be delivered to you the same or next day. Financing is also available. 

Sofa Express Plus is located at 4900 Old Hickory Boulevard in Hermitage. They are open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. You can reach them at (615)871-0244. 

Batson Chiropractic awards Servant Leadership Scholarship PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A 2014 graduate of McGavock Comprehensive High School, Brooke Williamson, was awarded the inaugural Servant Leader Scholarship by Batson Chiropractic Group. Brooke was surprised when Dr. Frank Batson, owner of Batson Chiropractic Group, presented the award on May 22, 2014 in front of her classmates at the senior breakfast.

“As long-time members of this community, we’ve set as our company’s mission to be very intentional in making an IMPACT in the community, and we are thrilled at the opportunity to award this scholarship to Brooke, as she is a deserving young leader,” says Dr. Batson. “Brooke sacrificed a lot of time outside of school to impact her community. And we are excited to recognize all her efforts and help her as she continues to serve others with her future in the health care field.”

Brooke Williamson was chosen to receive the $1,500 scholarship because of her service to the school and to her community, including participation in the Health Occupation Students of America, Student Council, National Honor Society, the Red Cross Club, a mentorship with Meharry Medical College, and a shadow program with Nashville General Hospital. Brooke will attend Tennessee Tech University in the fall.

Founded in 2000, Batson Chiropractic Group is a unique, full-service wellness clinic offering more than 75 years of experience between the 4 doctors. Batson Chiropractic Group offers a comprehensive approach by being a complete wellness center. Services include: Chiropractic, Acupuncture, BrainCore Therapy, Nutritional Testing, Personal Training, Full Physical Rehab Facilities, Massage Therapy, DOT Physicals, and Vitamin & Supplement Store. With more than 5,000 square feet and a full continuum of treatment options available, the doctors and therapy assistants of Batson Chiropractic Group provide thousands of people with the care they need to reach their goals ― goals ranging from pain relief to optimal health. The mission of the company is to give, serve, and help others to make a lasting IMPACT on the community and all those that they encounter. The scholarship program is one way they are doing that.

To learn more about the wellness solutions provided by Batson Chiropractic Group, please visit or call (615) 823-6919 to speak with a team member.

Book reading features Mt. Juliet resident at Books A Million PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A book reading and author signing will be held in the Providence Books A Million  store on Friday, June 20, 4-6 p.m.

The Quig Arrives, a children’s book for early readers, will be read by the author, Sandra Sahli. 

Sahli is a former teacher at Tulip Grove Elementary.  

The Quig Arrives was released by Mascot books in March and it details the arrival  of the first Quig on Earth.  

The storyline was developed from a collaborative  project between Sahli and her sister, Susan Bowerman, a Mt. Juliet resident. 

The adorable Quig character was created by Bowerman and it is a cross  between a Koala and a pig. 

The Quig has a very important message to children everywhere – he has arrived on Planet Earth to teach meaningful character lessons.  

Everyone is invited to come to this fun event.

Crystal Couture moving, growing PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Crystal Couture, the chic ladies dress shop known for its stylish bling and hip accessories is broadening horizons, as it enters a new chapter of expansion. And the next chapter promises to bring even more talk than ever. 

While closing its doors on its present location at 110 Public Square, the new couture is having a facelift. 

“We’ve loved our home,” says owner Helene Singer Cash of her location of nearly four years. “But we’ve simply outgrown it.”

Cash is working on a new commercial space for a showroom located at The Mill that will be open by the end of June for appointment for personal styling, shopping events and more. Crystal Couture will be changing their business model from “bricks and mortar” to “clicks and mortar” to focus the next phase of their business, online sales. 

In what Cash describes as a blend of retail, experiential and interactive, the next phase is but a passage to their ultimate destination. In the interim, the plan is to keep in touch with what Cash calls her “Core Couture Club,” whereby special promotions, events and one-on-one consulting will be made available by appointment and sneak peak previews will be by invitation. 

“So it’s very important to join Club Couture,” said Cash of the new transition. “Yes, we’re about Facebook, yes, we’ll be working our social media, but in the end, I plan to stay in touch directly with those who’ve made our business the success it is today. In time, you’ll be able to shop Crystal Couture 24/7. 

To join Club Couture, go to 

“And no, we never sell our lists. Our clientele is our most cherished asset,” Cash confirms. “To be certain, you won’t want to miss what’s coming up next. 

Feed My Sheep Counseling service here to help PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Feed My Sheep Counseling Services located at 4983 Lebanon Pike in Old hickory, TN welcomes Pastor Gary Stommel to their staff of Licensed Pastoral Counselors.  He joins Dr. Laura Hart and Kathleen Stommel, MA.

Pastor Gary Stommel joins the staff of Feed My Sheep Counseling Services, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Now in his fifth decade of life, he has lived a plethora experiences living in a multitude of social environments working, in a variety of career fields.

Gary was raised on a dairy farm in WI and understands the day to day tension of relying on weather and the economy to make ends meet (as well as 12-15 hour days!).  The sixth of seven children, he lived the multifaceted challenge that big families can bring.  He enlisted in the Air Force at 18 and understands many issues that veterans face.  To date, he has lived in six different states, living in cities as small as 350 people and as large as over a million people.  

In 1994, he answered the call to pastor a church in south-central Kentucky where served for 16 years.  During that tenure, Pastor Gary had the opportunity to counsel hundreds of people with a variety of life-controlling issues.  Recognizing that life can be both difficult and complicated at times, Pastor Gary became a student of counseling, attending seminars, reading many books, and asking lots of questions in an effort to equip himself to be a tool of God for the rescuing of those in distress, those that are dealing with a small challenge, and those that find themselves stuck.

An area of great interest and study for Gary is life coaching.  In fact, before life coaching became an identifiable discipline, Gary told his counselees that he felt his style was one of coaching rather than counseling.  Through training, Pastor Gary has learned to do both effectively; counseling and coaching.  Simply put, counseling addresses some sort of trauma where coaching helps the person move from where they are to where they feel God wanting them to be.

Pastor Gary is a serious student of the Bible and relies heavily upon it in his counseling/coaching practice.  Recognizing and believing that God has a plan for each created person’s life; it is Gary’s desire to see everyone fulfill that God-called purpose for their life.  He is an honors graduate of Bethany College, Santa Cruz, CA, is enrolled in a maters program through Cornerstone University, Lake Charles, LA and a masters level coaching clinic.  He has a great deal of experience in marriage and family, child raising issues, substance abuse and addiction, anger management, depression, PTSD, adults that suffered abuse as a child, as well as life coaching, career coaching, family coaching, and financial coaching.  He is equipped to work with teens and adults, referring younger children to his wife and counseling partner Kathleen Stommel, MA.

Pastor Gary is ordained with the General Council of the Assemblies of God and is a Licensed Pastoral Counselor that utilizes Creation Therapy that begins and ends with the assumption that we are created by God and we are created on purpose for a purpose.

If you’d like more information, you can visit the Feed My Sheep Counseling Services website at or you can contact Pastor Gary directly at (615)881-5619 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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