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Your Thoughts?

Posted Sunday, August 17, 2008, at 4:26 PM

Are fans of the Tennessee Titans correct when they grow tired of hearing quarterback Vince Young described by the coaches as a work in progress and are ready to see some progress in his game?

Would there be enough potential for a major grocery chain to begin business on Madison Street?

How much have you watched the Olympic Games on NBC? Do we see too much of some sports during prime time, such as practically the entire women's marathon on Saturday night?

Do you think some sports have been neglected?

We often hear what is wrong about Shelbyville and Bedford County. What do you think is right about Shelbyville and Bedford County?

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Kroger is so overpriced. I personally did a price comparison on 80 food items that I use on a regular basis. Unless they have their 10 for $10 sale, Wal-mart beat them on every single item. Yes, Kroger has a new, nice, clean store, but have you noticed the price gouging to pay for it.

Shelbyville Super Mkt is fairly reasonable, the thing with them is that you have to check expiration dates.

Food Lion is in a seedy part of town. I rarely shop there. I'm always afraid of getting mugged or killed.

It would be nice to have a place on Madison to shop, the only thing is, if they follow suit of everybody else, they will be overpriced to pay for their new building.

Even though it's not a store, even our new "state of the art" hospital is outrageously overpriced. They have to pay for the building some way, why not take advantage of people who are sick and have no choice.

The point is, I wish we could get something in this town where it doesn't kill your bank account to buy the food it takes to live.

-- Posted by time2relax on Mon, Sep 8, 2008, at 1:50 PM

What is right and unique about Bedford County is the rural areas, farms, history, neighbors and countryside. Lifestyles in rural areas are very different from that of urban areas but even Bedford County is now suffering and becoming urbanized. For example: The quiet hamlet of Normandy has been invaded by sprawl/ housing development aka the Normandy-burbs.

-- Posted by daisy mae on Tue, Aug 19, 2008, at 7:40 AM

Sports questions - usually not interested in any of them.

Grocery store on Madison street - I think even if a Foodland or Piggly Wiggly moved in somewhere on Madison street it would be an improvement over not having anything available. I love the Rex's in Chapel Hill, would be nice to nave something similar in Shelbyville.

I love living in the country, esp. after growing up in a very large northern city. We have a beautiful country side with rolling hills. I love having horses and cows as neighbors instead of being able to look into my neighbors window.

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Mon, Aug 18, 2008, at 10:22 PM

As for the Olympics, I have enjoyed the gymnastics and certainly the swimming. You are right about the women's race. I was worn out long before the winner crossed the finish line. Why didn't they cut away to something else ever so often?

I enjoy living in a small town again, but I miss the big grocery stores. We used to always shop at Kroger, & they opened a new one about 4 miles from our home just after we moved. We have been to it, & it is really big. In a large store you have more brands & sizes to select from. I can understand the need for a grocery on the other side of town.

-- Posted by bettyhbrown on Mon, Aug 18, 2008, at 7:05 PM

The Titans should move on if Young doesn't produce better numbers this season. His gift to the sport is his ability to scramble out of trouble and make a play. Don't take that away from him. Allow him to improvise. It won a National Championship!

Shelbyville can't support anymore grocery stores than they have. Business on the Tullahoma side of town is hurting due to the growth on the Murfreesboro side. If some other attractions moved to Madison Street then a grocery might stand a chance.

I like the youth sports in Shelbyville. I feel that some aren't run as well as others, but the commitment to it from parents and coaches is very evident. I'd like to see better screening put into accepting Coaches for these youth sports. Although many of the ones volunteering really put their heart and sole into it, they often don't know enough to properly teach the kids. Before I hear about it, I've been involved in Coaching many different sports over the years, so I do know what I'm talking about.

-- Posted by bedfordcounty on Mon, Aug 18, 2008, at 12:09 PM

I love the Titans no matter what, win or lose they are my team.

Sure there needs to be a grocery store somewhere on Madison Street. The same potenial for customers is still there..the people still live on that side of town. I am sure the Horse Show Visitors miss Bi-Lo. I know I do :>(

The Olympics have been rather boring I haven't managed to stay awake long enough to judge them fairly though. But if something can put me to sleep in the first 10 minutes it's pretty boring.

I love the people in this town even though we gripe and complain I know when somebody is in trouble and needs help there are always those willing to lend a hand. I love driving out in the country and smelling freshly mowed grass or hay being cut. Even when I am driving out 64 and a old farm tractor has traffic backed up for 2 miles I can't help but to smile just a little and think where else would a tractor be allowed on a main highway :>)

We don't have the broadway plays of New York nor do we have Casinos like Vegas. But we do have people in this town who care and want to help whoever they can. We have a community that sticks together when it matters. It's nice to see people at Wal-Mart and they smile and speak or talk to you like a long time friend in line. You don't get that in Big Cities like New York or Las Vegas.

-- Posted by Dianatn on Sun, Aug 17, 2008, at 9:51 PM

I agree with you, EastSideMom. We do have some beautiful countrysides here in Bedford county. I'm also thankful that the county has built nicer school buildings in the past years. I just wish some of the kids would appreciate it and take care of them so they will last for many years to come.

-- Posted by honda14 on Sun, Aug 17, 2008, at 9:16 PM

I think they need to give him the freedom and let him play more. How are any of the other team members going to create any chemistry with him if he is not on the field?

Yes we need a grocery on the Madison Street side of town. There are many people who don't have a way or the means to get to Kroger, Food Lion, or Walmart.

I would love to see something besides boxing, beach volleyball, the marathons and the cycling road race. They have several channels covering the Olympics; why can't the give us a better mix?

Beautiful countrysides- I love the Tennessee hills, diversity in our schools(my daughter has met and made friends from all areas of the world - they have not learned to be prejudice yet thankfully) and now finally a few better roads in town- thanks to some much needed paving. The last one is a bit of tongue-in-cheek but they are better.

-- Posted by EastSideMom on Sun, Aug 17, 2008, at 9:01 PM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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