'They have so much to offer:' SDS clients contribute in many ways
People with intellectual disabilities still want to make a meaningful contribution -- and they can, according to Rhonda Steiner of Skills Development Services, a Tullahoma-based not-for-profit with a facility on Prince Street in Shelbyville. SDS places its clients in work situations that offer dignity and satisfaction to the client, and that benefit the employer as well...
Bedford County School Superintendent Don Embry poses for a selfie with students during a Youth Leadership Bedford event earlier this week. Bedford County schools will be highlighted soon in our special Honor Roll section, which is scheduled to publish Feb. 5. Schools wishing to submit content for that section should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 684-1200. (Submitted photo)
Seat belts on buses would cost county
Bedford County School Superintendent Don Embry told county commissioners on Tuesday that if the state requires seat belts on school buses, it could result in costs to the local school system, urging commissioners to closely monitor what the legislature does...
Program features author of new historical novel
An MTSU professor emerita and author of several prize-winning books will discuss her newest publication on the next "MTSU On the Record" radio program. Host Gina Logue's interview with June Hall McCash will air from 8-8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, and from 6-6:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org...
Knotts named to dean's list
Ashleigh Knotts of Shelbyville has been named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List for Volunteer State Community College. The Dean's List recognition is awarded to students who have completed a minimum of twelve collegiate-level hours with at least a 3.75 grade point average during the awarding term...
Leadership group visits Learning Way
Class members of Leadership Bedford and Youth Leadership Bedford visited Learning Way Elementary School Wednesday morning as part of their study of local education. The group visited classrooms and learned about various aspects of the educational process. (T-G Photos by John I. Carney)
University holding vigil Monday to honor MLK
While MTSU will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the campus community will conduct a candlelight vigil in his honor. The Office of Intercultural & Diversity Affairs will hold the vigil hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in the Student Union Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public...
MTSU to document Trail of Tears sites
MTSU's Center for Historic Preservation will usher in the new year by documenting key historic properties along the Trail of Tears. For the fourth consecutive year, The National Park Service's National Trails Intermountain Region has awarded a grant to the center for the completion of a number of projects along this historic route...
Motlow offers Accuplacer test
Motlow State Community College is offering the Accuplacer assessment test at all Motlow campuses multiple times through the 2017 calendar year. The Accuplacer assessment test replaced the Compass test. Students planning to enroll at Motlow for the spring semester who need to take the Accuplacer, which is used to assess a student's readiness for college-level work, should do so as soon as possible...
MTSU offers assistance for transfers
Now that the Tennessee Promise program has been in place for two years, Tennessee's four-year colleges are expecting a wave of transfer students who were able to attend community college under Tennessee Promise and are now looking to further their education...
UT Martin announces honors
The University of Tennessee at Martin has announced its Fall 2016 Chancellor's Honor Rolls for the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, College of Business and Global Affairs, College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts...
Funding could lead education debate in state
A new legislative year in Nashville means new potential bills affecting Tennessee schools. The Times-Gazette recently interviewed two education officials on topics to watch for in the new Tennessee General Assembly session that starts Tuesday. Diane Neeley is vice chair of the Bedford County Board of Education and 4th District representative. Neeley also serves as the board's expert on state legislative matters and works closely with the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA)...
Morning snowfall snarls traffic
Light snow arriving early this morning left an icy blanket across Bedford County, closing schools and slowing commuters. "Roads are very slick," said Bedford County Emergency Management Agency director Scott Johnson about 7:45 a.m., although there were still motorists on the road making their way to their destinations...
Howell named to Dean's List
In recognition of academic performance, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at University of the Cumberlands has named Caitlyn Howell of Wartrace to the Dean's List for the fall 2016 semester. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and be in good academic standing...
Webb hosts visitors Jan. 16
The Webb School will open its campus on Jan. 16 for Visitors' Day to host prospective students and their families. The daylong event begins at 9 a.m. with registration and breakfast and concludes at 3 p.m. The schedule includes the daily chapel program and also a tour of the 150-acre campus, led by a current Webb student. ...
Legislators prepare for new year
Bedford County's two state legislators say that infrastructure and the state's budget surplus will be hot topics as the Tennessee General Assembly reconvenes this month. The legislature will officially reconvene next week for three days of organizational business, such as electing a lieutenant governor and a speaker of the house and making committee assignments. ...
Motlow receives honors program grant
The Motlow State Community College honors program was recently awarded a $1,000 grant from the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), according to Dr. Scott Cook, vice president, Quality Assurance and Performance Funding and Honors Program director at Motlow...
Broadway star performs to benefit youth arts program
Broadway performer and Murfreesboro native Analisa Leaming will present a concert of musical theater standards at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Middle Tennessee State University's Wright Music Building, 1439 Faulkinbery Drive in Murfreesboro. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Ethos Youth Ensembles, a non-profit youth music education organization based in Murfreesboro...
School rewarded for concert work
The Unionville Volunteer Fire Department recently made donations to Community High School to reward students' assistance in helping at the ROcKFEST concert that was held Sept. 24. Checks for $250 each were given to the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Future Farmers of America (FFA). Principal Dr. Robert Ralston accepted a $500 check for the school...
FFA members receive digital training
On Dec. 16, five Cascade FFA members were a part of the 75 Tennessee FFA members that received Digital You training from professionals with AT&T. The training capitalized on the speaking and presentation skills already learned through FFA. The members took notes and left the training with an understanding of how to lead Digital You sessions in their communities...
4-Hers brighten state residence
This year, Bedford County was one of six Tennessee counties invited to have 4-H members create ornaments for a tree at the Tennessee Residence, currently home to Gov. and Mrs. Bill Haslam. This honor was rotated through counties in the state over the past several years...
Sunday Conversation: Howell preserves story of Webb's past
Susan Howell is an archivist for The Webb School and is a Cascade alum.
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Rotary essay contest winner
Sarah Hammatt, a fifth grade student from Learning Way, spoke to The Rotary Club of Shelbyville. Sarah presented her winning essay on the Duck River Education Program, which hosted all fifth grade classes from Bedford County. Sarah wrote her essay on what she learned on the eels in Duck River. (Submitted photo)
New seats for Cascade?
Could Cascade be getting an upgraded football facility? The school's booster organization, the Touchdown Club, asked the Board of Education to pay for new bleachers during the directors' monthly meeting Thursday. The board only discussed the issue; no action was taken...
Harris principal to leave for Rutherford County
Bedford County School Superintendent Don Embry notified school board members this morning that Harris Middle School principal Jimmy Sullivan has accepted a position as principal of Rocky Fork Middle School in Rutherford County, a brand new school which will open at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. Sullivan will start work Feb. 6...