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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Student Council members give back (10/21/14)
The Community Middle School Student Council recently served at the Nashville Rescue Mission -- The Women's and Children's Campus -- on two different days. The volunteers were: Jennifer Bennett, Noah Bowling, Logan Brothers, Calley Hand, Amanda Lemmons, Anna Katherine Lemmons, Macie Lemmons, Katlin Leverette, Ethan Lohn, Zachary Lohn, Gracie Simmons, Heath Waterson and Destiny Young...
Alumni barbecue supports local FFA chapter (10/17/14)
The Future Farmers of America Alumni of Shelbyville Central High School are holding a barbecue supper on Nov. 8. The event will be at the SCHS cafeteria. Doors open at 5 p.m. Local barbecue cooking team Backwoods Smoke Shack will serve fresh meals starting at 6. The $10 tickets are available at Corner Cleaners, Select Trailer Co. and from any SCHS FFA member. Advance ticket purchase is appreciated. To buy a ticket, you may call 580-7630...
Author to discuss domestic violence (10/16/14)
Middle Tennessee State University will observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a special emphasis on the role men can play in stemming the problem. Tony Porter, co-founder and co-director of "A Call to Men: The Next Generation of Manhood," will deliver an address on the subject at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building on campus...
Webb offers middle school preview (10/15/14)
Families with children in kindergarten through 7th grade are invited to learn more about The Webb School's middle school program. Webb will hold its annual Middle School Preview from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25. Webb is an independent college preparatory boarding/day school for grades 6-12. The oldest continuously operating private school of its kind in the South, the school is known for its dual emphasis on academic excellence and character development...
MTSU seminar discusses Bonnaroo origins (10/15/14)
Bonnaroo began as a way to reinvigorate outdoor music festivals, its organizers said last week at MTSU, and over the last 13 years has used its business model to embrace and expand on the same peaceful, inclusive culture of the events that inspired it...
What a surprise! Returning vet reunites with children (10/14/14)
"Now we can be a family again!" Through tears, that's what Dawson Porter said after he and the rest of his siblings were treated to a surprise reunion Monday with their father, Navy Lt. Jason Thomas Porter. It was a very well kept secret at Liberty School after Porter returned home a week early from a year spent in Bahrain -- giving his wife, Chasity, a surprise last Friday...
Sunday Conversation: Senior gets national academic award (10/12/14)
Robert DeLease III is a senior at Cascade High School. He has been recognized for superior academic achievement by the National Society of High School Scholars. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment...
Harris Eaglebots make robots spring to life (10/09/14)
Harris Middle School is preparing to do its BEST in a regional robot competition. The Harris Middle School Eaglebots team will compete on Saturday, Oct. 18 in an annual event in Nashville. The Music City BEST Robotics Competition will be held at Lipscomb University. The acronyms stand for Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology...
'Scholarship Saturday' Oct. 18 at TCAT (10/09/14)
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville will open up its computer lab from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, for area high school seniors to sign up for Tennessee Promise and fill out their college applications as part of a statewide Scholarship Saturday...
Rollins named to Boys & Girls Clubs Hall of Fame (10/07/14)
On Sept. 18, the Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee held their fifth annual Hall of Fame Dinner. Five individuals from across Tennessee were recognized for their achievements and work with Boys & Girls Clubs. Shelbyville native Kelly G. Rollins was one of the inductees...
Wanted: Mentors for future college students (10/05/14)
Mentors are still needed for the Tennessee Promise scholarship program, which will offer any graduating high school senior in Tennessee free tuition for two years to either a community college, such as Motlow College, or a Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT), such as the one in Shelbyville...
Harris Homecoming Queen (10/02/14)
Emily Crabtree was crowned Harris Middle School's homecoming queen during halftime of Tuesday night's game against Franklin County South. Her escort was Nolan King. (T-G Photo by Gary Johnson)
FFA ceremony marks Patriots Day (10/02/14)
Cascade FFA held a flag raising ceremony on Patriots Day, Thursday, Sept.11. The chapter officers recited a poem about the history of the flag. The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Anna Adcock. Freshman FFA member Hannah Grace Luna sang the national anthem. The flag was raised and then lowered halfway by three members. There were approximately one hundred students, staff and administrators from Cascade High School and Cascade Middle school in attendance...
Motlow hosts 'Star Party' this weekend (10/01/14)
The Motlow College Foundation and the Motlow STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) outreach program invite the public to attend the annual October Skies Motlow College Star Party this weekend on Motlow's Moore County campus. The program is free and begins at 7 p.m. Saturday in the main parking lot...
Southside studies Johnny Appleseed (10/01/14)
Kensey Bryan and Isaac Keto listen intently as Southside Elementary School principal Reita Vaughn reads to them about Johnny Appleseed. (Submitted photo)
School vouchers get failing grade from lobbyist (09/30/14)
CHAPEL HILL-- School vouchers, if approved, would be "the greatest nightmare counties have ever faced," said Charles Curtiss, the executive director of Tennessee County Commissioners Association (TCCA), during a regional meeting held Monday at Henry Horton State Park...
Words from the top (09/25/14)
Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam read to local children on Wednesday during a Shelbyville stop in the Governor's Books From Birth Foundation bus tour. Officials also recognized local board members and supporters of the Imagination Library program...
Chinese culture to be celebrated (09/25/14)
The Discovery Center's relationship with MTSU's Confucius Institute will be formalized at a day of entertainment and enlightenment. Chinese Culture Celebration Day will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 S.E. Broad St. in Murfreesboro. This event is free and open to the public...
MTSU partners with Dale Carnegie Training (09/24/14)
Since becoming dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University just over a year ago, Dr. David Urban has had hundreds of visits with business leaders in the region to talk about the skills current students need to be workforce ready...
6 seventh graders qualify for Duke TIP Program (09/24/14)
BELL BUCKLE -- Six Webb seventh graders have qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program, a nonprofit organization serving academically gifted and talented youth. This organization works with the students, their families, and their educators to challenge and engage the students so that they may reach their full potential...
Pinwheels for peace (09/21/14)
Students at Learning Way Elementary School placed pinwheels outside the school earlier this week in a project called Pinwheels for Peace. (Submitted photos)
'Flat Jack' goes to trap championship (09/21/14)
A high school junior is battling cancer and inspiring the people around him, including his father -- who is also his coach. Jackson Smith at Shelbyville Central High School began treatment for Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ACL) on Friday, July 25, after being admitted to the hospital four days previously. This was about two weeks before his shotgun trap team went on to win a C-Class national title...
Homeschoolers go classical (09/21/14)
Homeschooling is alive and well in Bedford County. At least two active associations of homeschooling parents meet weekly in the county during the school year, including the fast-growing Classical Conversations group in Bell Buckle. The group started last school year with 25 children and has grown to include about 64 children this semester, said parent LouAnn Smith. The families come not only from Bedford County but also from Murfreesboro, Christiana and Petersburg...
UPDATED: Homecoming cheers (09/19/14)
Students at Liberty School were pumped up and ready for Thursday night's game against Westwood as Homecoming festivities continued this week, with a huge pep rally in the gym on Thursday. The Patriots won. (T-G Photo by Brian Mosely)
Red, white and blue (09/18/14)
Kindergarten and first-grade students at Thomas Magnet School, and their teachers, form the shape and colors of the American flag Wednesday. Students will take on three projects this year by grade level, once per month. Kindergarten and first grades will do red, white and blue themes to learn about military service members; grades two-three will learn about the environment; and fourth-fifth graders will learn about serving other people. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
Arlington National Cemetery funeral for Cecil Harris

World War II casualty Cecil Harris of Shelbyville is being buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Harris was killed in France in January 1945; his body was found by hikers in 2013.

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