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Teachers check out county (05/05/15)
Teachers of all levels of experience visited Shelbyville Saturday to try to get a foot in the door for job openings for next school year. The Bedford County School District held its second annual teacher's job fair Saturday at Shelbyville Central High School. ...
Central alum earn academic honors (04/26/15)
Alisha Tillman and Tiana Sanders, both 2014 graduates of Shelbyville Central, participated in an Academics Honors Convocation for the spring-fall semester of 2014 at Alabama A&M University. Tillman, a biology major, had a GPA of 3.99 and received the Freshman Honor Roll Award, Dean's List Award and Honors Program Participant. ...
FFA members attend state convention (04/19/15)
Bedford County FFA attended the Tennessee State FFA Convention in Gatlinburg from March 29 through April 1. Members attending were Jordin Hockaday, Jessie Sanders, Keith Cook, Kaitlin Davis, Hunter Lemmon, Courtney Mansfield, Dylon Ely, Jackson Smith, Brian McCarty, and Nathaniel Olson...
HOSA state competition (04/19/15)
Shelbyville Central High School HOSA students competed in the state conference in March. Front (from left): Marquist Henderson, Kayleigh Caldwell, Sally Oliver, Kristy Gibson, Perla Arias, Andrew Beard. Back (from left): Michelle Calvert- advisor, Sarah Saddler, Jordan Barnett, Hailey Puckett, Cerridwen Kaiding, Regan Pyrdum and Debbie Myers - advisor. (Submitted photo)
Liberty book fair helps fund kindergarten (04/15/15)
Kindergarten is expensive -- with supplies, paint, construction paper and other things needed for the little learners. That's why the rest of the grades at Liberty School are chipping in this week at the annual book fair. According to Heather Conditt, who teaches one of five kindergarten classes, since Liberty is a K-8 school books are stocked for all age groups...
Webb taps Sullens as middle school head (04/15/15)
Tabetha Sullens, principal of Boyd Christian School in McMinnville, has been named The Webb School Middle School Head from a field of more than 45 candidates. Sullens, who is a 1994 Webb graduate, also has professional experience as a teacher at Boyd Christian. She will join Webb on July 1 and will succeed Linda Williams, who has been Middle School Director for 22 years...
Students represent Cascade in science (04/14/15)
Six finalists in Cascade Middle School's eighth grade research fair had the opportunity to compete in the Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair at Austin Peay State University. The fair is the culmination of a semester self-selected inquiry project performed by the students. ...
Signing up for kindergarten (04/09/15)
Aubrey Curtis, left, points correctly after being asked by Shauna Phillips where her chin is during kindergarten testing Wednesday at Community Elementary School. (T-G Photo by Jim Davis) Sue McClenney, left, helps Paula Patterson and her daughter Jordyn Griffith register for kindergarten at Liberty School Wednesday morning. Many of the mothers were emotional over the process, as it was another sign that their little ones are growing up quick. (T-G Photo by Brian Mosely)...
Student candy winners (04/09/15)
Student winners from the Southside School Easter Candy Count were all smiles after receiving chocolate bunnies. As part of an ongoing tradition, Johnnie Templeton brings a jar of candy each year around Easter and students guess how many pieces of candy are in the jar. This year, there were several lucky winners...
It's time to R.O.K. out at concert (04/08/15)
Bedford County youth will get to R.O.K. and roll once again this spring. The third annual Rewarding Our Kids (R.O.K.) Concert will be Saturday and is hosted by local emergency services. This may be the concert's third year, but it has one major change, organizer Jason Barber said. The concert has moved to a new venue: Pleasant Valley Farms, 2395 Highway 64 East...
A different world: Autism Awareness Month promotes hope (04/08/15)
The first National Autism Awareness Month was declared in April 1970 by the Autism Society. Since then, the month has become widely recognized and celebrated worldwide by families, businesses, political leaders, educators, autism organizations and celebrities...
Fly high, Davin: Southside kids remember classmate (04/08/15)
Southside Elementary students gathered March 24 to pay tribute to classmate Davin Lynch on what would have been his 11th birthday. Davin lost his life in a traffic accident on Dec, 19, 2014. Southside fifth grader Azaezha Williams proposed the idea that she and her classmates release balloons on Davin's birthday...
Meet the 'forgotten' Webb brother (04/05/15)
Everyone knows about Sawney Webb, founder of The Webb School in Bell Buckle -- but a Monteagle man has written a new book claiming that Dr. John M. Webb, Sawney's brother, doesn't get his share of the credit for the private preparatory school's success...
Scores worth achieving: ACT gets its own wall of fame (04/05/15)
The buzzer sounds, students take up their pencils and begin the most important test in their high school careers. Some will be prepared, others will not. This is a playing field that Cascade High School principal Tim Harwell and his staff want to see leveled out...
Central High NHS inducts 2015 members (04/05/15)
Shelbyville Central High School's National Honor Society held its induction ceremony on March 23. 2014-2015 Service Learning Class Members: Seniors: Marcus Bryson; Clorissa Campbell; Heath Couser; Conner Hintze; Amanda Jones; Alayne Saylor; Ellie Smith; and Sydney Snoddy. Juniors: Madison Brown; Kelsey Cannon; Sydney Cooper; Megan Fears; Sally Oliver; Kaylib Powell; and Kelcie Seibers...
Teen throws fashion show for special needs youths (04/05/15)
A young lady with a heart for serving others is throwing a fashion show to celebrate the beauty of girls with special needs -- and she could use your help. Marissa Countess is the organizer of "Shining Stars," an event to spotlight, encourage and boost the self-esteem of local special needs girls ages 6-12th grade...
About Marissa and Shining Stars (04/05/15)
My name is Marissa Countess. I'm 17 and attend Cascade High School. I enjoy staying on the go with church activities, service clubs, friends, crafting and traveling. I value time with my family which consists of two fabulous younger brothers and outstanding parents who are led by God to mold me into who I am today. (My parents are Russ and Natalie Countess)...
Victory Baptist Academy honor roll, perfect attendance (04/05/15)
Victory Baptist Academy has announced its Second Quarter Honor Roll. First row: Logan Clontz, Aiden Cakebread, Lane Keith, Anna Grace Everhart, Phoenix Oehler, Gabriel Byrd, Nicholas Collett, Hunter Haygood, Xavier Oehler, Cora Butler, Sophia Cessac, and Ian Wheeler. Second row: Tristan Clontz, Noah Butler, Johnathan Crosslin, Lana Lemmon, Joshua Meda, Noella Price, Eli McGilliard, Stella Johnson, Christian Meda, Houston Vick, Robert Cook, and Dakota Kluge. Third row: Lida Phengmany, Melodie Warren, Erin Robison, Jacob Everhart, Kimber Cook, Miya Lemmon, Jonah Price, John Green, Tad Arnold, Madison Warren, Daniel Lemmon, Courtney Warren, and Fena Phengmany. Fourth row: Ashley Prater, Simon Sengchanh, David Smotherman, Maisyn Price, Sarah Fraser, Allyson Bivvins, Ashley Humphreys, Ashleigh Bivvins, Caleb Flowers, and Jackson Wheeler. Fifth row: David Warren, Lyndsi Warren, Michael Eley Matthew McCullough, Benjamin Fraser, Timothy Warren, Alan Webb, Cody Dickerson, Samuel McCullough, Morgan Bush Dawson Leverette, Colton Prater, Anna Robison, Richard Williams Jr., Michael Bush, and Emme Kikuchi. (Submitted photo)
Bedford County Schools honor rolls (04/05/15)
Principal's List Fifth Grade Helen Allison, Annie Arnold, Elijah Arnold, Rebecca Bennett, Gracy Calvert, Kylie Calvert, Annabell Chamblee, Larissa Collet, Steven Cope, Hollister Engle, Ethan Estes, Natalie Evans, Casey Floyd, Jordan Green, Aiden Heymann, Drake Hodge, Kobe Inmon, Jimma Jones, Elizabeth Kilpatrick, Noah Mason, Cole McBee, Teri Morton, Lauren Perry, Rachel Phillips, Jaycie Plemons, David Thomas Porter, Benjamin Renegar, Sarina Richards, Macey Scheffler, Isaiah Smith, Ayla Snoddy, Preston Stephens, Caroline Stone, Morgan Sudberry, Christopher Sullivan, Ryan Taylor, Aiden Wesenberg, Katelyn Wilder.. ...
The Webb School honor roll (04/05/15)
The Webb School recently announced its A and B honor rolls of Bedford County students for the third 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...
Webb students travel for spring break (04/05/15)
Two Webb groups used the 2015 spring break to travel and study. Trips were led to Peru and to Canyonlands National Park in Utah. Susan Mullen, Webb's strings teacher and string orchestra director, led the Peru trip March 29-April 5 with 15 students and six parents. She was assisted by Gayle McClanahan, Webb's graphic designer, and Mike Quinn, art teacher. Among students making the trip are Jessica Avery of Wartrace and Erin Parsons of Shelbyville...
Sunday Conversation: Teaching, athletics make Jennifer Gray's life (04/05/15)
T-G: When did you decide to become a teacher? What influenced that decision? Gray: As long as I can remember, I have always wanted to become a teacher. I have always enjoyed working with children and being able to help them gain confidence they never knew they had so therefore becoming a teacher was my way to accomplish that goal. ...
Webb students travel for spring break (04/05/15)
Two groups are using the 2015 spring break to travel and study. Trips are being led to Peru and to Canyonlands National Park in Utah. Susan Mullen, Webb's strings teacher and string orchestra director, is leading the Peru trip March 29-April 5 with 15 students and six parents. She will be assisted by Gayle McClanahan, Webb's graphic designer, and Mike Quinn, art teacher. Among students making the trip are Jessica Avery of Wartrace and Erin Parsons of Shelbyville...
Green named MTSU supervisor (04/03/15)
The Office of Professional Laboratory Experiences at Middle Tennessee State University has named Donna Green as an adjunct university supervisor. Green supervises pre-service teachers in their Residency II placement through the College of Education at MTSU. She currently supervises students in Coffee, Franklin and Lincoln counties. Prior to her MTSU appointment, Green taught at Motlow State Community College. With Green is Rachel Angus, a graduate student interning in Franklin County. (MTSU Photo by Michelle Condra)
'We're the best': TCAT lives up to boast of success (04/02/15)
Jim Potts, evening supervisor of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology's Shelbyville campus, walks the school's halls with visible pride. "We're the best." Potts said, "We are the premiere workforce trainer in Middle Tennessee. With the Tennessee Promise and now Tennessee Reconnect, we look to make an even bigger economic impact on the workforce here."...
Symphony at the Celebration

The Nashville Symphony, under the direction of assistant conductor Vinay Parameswaran, made its annual visit to Calsonic Arena on Tuesday night, along with the Shelbyville Central High School wind ensemble. Prior to the concert, the symphony's...

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