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Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Child safety seat use taught at TFACA (01/28/15)
Lt. Chris Reed of Bedford County Fire Department was among 19 students from across Tennessee attending a course on child safety car seats held last week at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy (TFACA) on Unionville-Deason Road. Reed and the other students were certified as National Child Passenger Safety Technicians, meaning they can conduct child safety seat inspections, speak about child seat safety and advise parents or guardians on the proper purchase, installation and use of child safety seats.. ...
Science class (01/28/15)
Kimberly Hampton leads a discussion Tuesday in the "Horrible Science" class. The class is part of the Bedford County Homeschool Enrichment Program, a co-op program for homeschoolers that meets weekly at First Baptist Church (Depot Street). Hampton was covering safety and etiquette guidelines for the class. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
Young, wise and giving (01/25/15)
It was his first day on the job, and there were 300 eighth graders eagerly waiting to hear what their new assistant principal had to say. At just 27 years old, it was a moment that Josh Young will never forget. "I remember Mr. (James) Sullivan told me to speak to the eighth graders. So, I went to the cafeteria," said Young. "I was a nervous wreck, just tore up. I tried to give them a good speech."...
Students compete one brick at a time (01/25/15)
Thomas Magnet School is building a competitive Lego robotics team -- one plastic brick at a time. The team competed in the Lego League Regionals in Tullahoma on Dec. 6. The team came in No. 1 for core value, No. 2 for robot performance and No. 2 for overall score...
Liberty teacher helps upgrade reading skills (01/25/15)
Liberty School has a new teacher on staff who taking the time with individual students to help improve their reading skills. Benita Spain is the new interventional reading instructor at the K-8 school, according to principal Cort Huffman, and Spain is helping with small groups of students in third through eighth grades...
Victory Baptist Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance (01/25/15)
Victory Baptist Academy's first quarter honor roll. Front row: Robert Cook, Fena Phengmany, Dakota Kluge, Courtney Warren, Eli McGilliard, Stella Johnson, Noella Price, Joshua Meda, Lana Lemmon, Nicholas Collett, Anna Grace Everhart, Gabriel Byrd. Second row: Xavier Oehler, Noah Butler, Kimber Cook, Jonah Price, John Green, Miya Lemmon, Daniel Lemmon, Johnathan Crosslin, Christian Meda. Third row: Lida Phengmany, David Warren David Smotherman, Emme Kikuchi, Lyndsi Warren, Ashley Prater, Caleb Flowers, Jackson Wheeler, Madison Warren, Tad Arnold. Fourth row: Allyson Bivvins, Anna Robison, Emma Hill, Dawson Leverette, Timothy Warren, Ben Fraser, Michael Eley, Michael Bush, Maisyn Price, Ashleigh Bivvins. Last row: Taelyr Bush, Sarah Fraser, Richard Williams Jr. Morgan Bush, O.J. Newsome, Blayne Sanders, Colton Prater, Brady Adcock, David Crosslin, Ashley Humphreys. Not pictured: Melodie Warren, Matthew McCullough, Alan Webb. (Submitted photo)
Bedford County Public School Honor Rolls (01/25/15)
Principal's List Fifth Grade Helen Allison, Annie Arnold, Elijah Arnold, David Bass, William Byford, Gracy Calvert, Kylie Calvert, Annabell Chamblee, Larissa Collet, Kody Cook, Steven Cope, Mary Crouch, Hollister Engle, Ethan Estes, William Estes, Natalie Evans, Jordan Green, Jared Habel, Jaden Hapstak, Aiden Heymann, Drake Hodge, Kobe Inmon, Ryan Inmon, Conner Johnson, Caroline King, Ayden Lloyd, Lauryn Matthews, Cole McBee, Teri Morton, Lauren Perry, Rachel Phillips, David Thomas Porter, Benjamin Renegar, Sarina Richards, Macey Scheffler, Ayla Snoddy, Jayden Sorrells, Caroline Stone, Morgan Sudberry, Ryan Taylor, Katelyn Wilder.. ...
The Webb School Honor Roll (01/25/15)
The Webb School recently announced its A and B honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2014-15 school year. An independent college preparatory day/boarding school for grades 6-12, The Webb School is the oldest continuously operating school of its kind in the South. The school has a dual emphasis on academic excellence and character development...
Journey of Life: From Afghanistan to Motlow (01/23/15)
Antwain Dobbins' life journey has taken him -- so far -- from Shelbyville to Atlanta to Germany to Afghanistan to Colorado and back to Shelbyville again, but there's no telling what the future holds. Dobbins, a veteran of seven years in the U.S. Army including two tours of Afghanistan, is now a student at Motlow State Community College, a 32-year-old taking classes next to teenagers...
College without cost (01/23/15)
The promise of free money for college drew hundreds of high school seniors, parents and mentors to a meeting Wednesday evening at Shelbyville Central High. Tennessee Promise offers two years of higher education with no tuition. The offer applies to community colleges, Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs) and four-year colleges that offer an associate degree. The program will be funded with interest taken from an endowment from excess lottery funds...
Youth Leadership Bedford recognized (01/22/15)
Members of Youth Leadership Bedford stand up to receive recognition Tuesday during the Bedford County Board of Education meeting. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
Cascade High School need emphasized (01/21/15)
The Bedford County Board of Education wants to meet with county commissioners to discuss the need for a new Cascade High School. The board decided during its monthly meeting Tuesday to resubmit its 10-year capital plan to the Bedford County Commission. The board had submitted the plan last August. Superintendent Don Embry suggested the board resubmit the plan since both the board and the commission had some turnover after the recent election...
Abernathy graduates (01/20/15)
Robert Abernathy of Bell Buckle graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, on Dec. 20. Abernathy received a bachelor's degree with a major in history and the public history option. Over 200 students participated in the December Commencement ceremony...
APSU names grads, Dean's List (01/20/15)
Among the December 2014 graduates from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville were Zachery Amis of Lewisburg and Amanda Smith of Bell Buckle. The university has also recognized students who made the Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester, representing a grade point average of 3.5 or greater. These include: Kristin Allen of Lewisburg, Kelsey Hunter of Lewisburg, Zachary Moore of Shelbyville, Stevenson Perryman of Chapel Hill, Elayna Sheffield of Unionville and Austin Smith of Shelbyville...
Thomas Magnet School earns high honors (01/18/15)
A data aggregation website has given Thomas Magnet School a high mark. SchoolDigger.com listed Thomas as seventh among 835 elementary schools in the state. "We're excited," assistant principal Tracy Watson said. "What we've been doing is paying off."...
Applications accepted for Thomas Magnet School openings (01/18/15)
Thomas Magnet School is looking for a few good students. The school is accepting applications for 2015-2016 for grades K-5. Applications may be picked up at Thomas Magnet School's office or printed online at www.bedfordk12tn.com. Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 13...
Ready for the wilderness (01/16/15)
Bedford County has been hosting nearly 400 firefighters this week in what organizers describe as the nation's largest wildland fire academy. This was the 13th year for the Tennessee-Kentucky Wildland Fire Academy, said Deanna Arthur, a business management assistant with the U.S. Forest Service's Cherokee National Forest...
MTSU 'True Blue Experience' days help recruit students (01/16/15)
Continuing a busy season to attract new and transfer students for the 2015-16 academic year and beyond, MTSU's upcoming recruiting events include back-to-back True Blue Experience Days. They will be held Friday, Jan. 23, for prospective students wanting to major in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Behavioral and Health Sciences and Friday, Jan. 30, for students wanting to major in the Colleges of Business, Education and Mass Communication...
MTEC offers higher education in a hometown setting (01/15/15)
Middle Tennessee Education Center has been growing, but still needs to get the word out about its course offerings, director Wayne Dillingham told the Leadership Bedford class on Wednesday. The class visited MTEC as part of its Education Day agenda. Some of the school stops had to be cancelled due to the closure of Bedford County public schools, which also meant that the Youth Leadership class wasn't able to participate in the tour either...
APSU scholarship announced (01/15/15)
Austin Peay State University has awarded the Presidential Scholarship to the following area high-achieving freshmen for the Fall 2015 semester: Savannah Nash of Bell Buckle; Samuel West of Tullahoma; and Daniel Molder of Shelbyville Academic scholarships to APSU are awarded for scholarly achievement, high class rank and qualifying scores on national assessment testing...
Balancing act (01/14/15)
Three students at Eakin Elementary School try to keep their balance at a exercise station during physical education class. (T-G Photo by Jim Davis)
Ask for Cascade, Embry told (01/14/15)
Bedford County School Superintendent Don Embry mentioned the need for a new Cascade High School during his regular three-month report to Bedford County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night. In response, commissioner Bill Anderson asked Embry when the school system was going to make a formal request...
Webb hosts Visitors' Day on Jan. 19 (01/14/15)
On Jan. 19 The Webb School will open its campus for prospective students and their families for Visitors' Day. The daylong event begins at 9 a.m. with registration and breakfast and concludes at 3 p.m. The schedule includes a tour of the 150-acre campus, led by a current Webb student. ...
The ultimate lesson: Caring (01/13/15)
Here's how you measure a teacher's influence: More than 30 years after graduation, a large group of her students still care enough to treat her to a birthday lunch. For Mildred Price, the fact she and they were celebrating her upcoming 99th birthday was just icing on the cake...
A more educated state: Officials want higher number of college grads (01/11/15)
On Friday, the very day when President Obama announced a plan to provide free community college tuition nationwide, attendees at the annual Motlow State Community College legislative briefing discussed the impact that Tennessee Promise, which was one of the inspirations for Obama's proposal, will have on the Volunteer State...
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