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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
State's top educator pays visit (07/28/15)
Bedford County teachers getting ready for back-to-school received a pep talk Monday from the person at the top -- the state education commissioner. Candice McQueen, Tennessee's education commissioner, visited teachers during the start of their two-day in-service. Superintendent Don Embry said it was the first time the state's top educator has visited, to the best of his knowledge...
Motlow Foundation offers ACE scholarships (07/28/15)
The Motlow College Foundation is now offering scholarship opportunities for students enrolled in the Accelerated College Express (ACE) program at Motlow College. Eligibility for the scholarship requires students to meet all requirements for admission to Motlow and the ACE program, to be in good standing with Motlow, to have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better if prior college experience applies, to be full-time under the ACE program guidelines and not a "drop-in" and to have financial need as evidenced by FAFSA.. ...
Blowout helps kids get ahead in school (07/26/15)
The third annual Summer Feed and Fun Blowout will take place on Friday, July 31. Yes, it's that time of year, since school starts back Monday, Aug. 3. The Johnson Residential Group, founder of the Summer Feed Program, and The Center for Family Development are partners in throwing the blowout. This year's event will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at H.V. Griffin Park, organizer Mamie Johnson said...
TCAT-S joins adult learning coalition (07/26/15)
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville has recently joined the Coalition of Adult Learning Focused Institutions (ALFI). Colleges and universities in the coalition strive continuously to advance programs and services for adult students, evaluate their adult training programs and share best practices...
A mid-day stroll (07/24/15)
Children from Ms. Menza's Daycare took advantage of the nice weather and visited the Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library earlier this week. (T-G Photo by Derrick Hill)
No nominee for school board yet (07/22/15)
There's no nominee yet for the vacant District 1 school board seat of Dixie Parker, who died July 10 at her home in Bell Buckle. School board members and school officials are still being consulted. The county commission will appoint a successor who will hold the seat until the next county-wide general election in August 2016. ...
Missing 'Mrs. Dixie': School board member honored (07/22/15)
The Bedford County Board of Education took time to remember one of its own during its monthly meeting Tuesday. Board members paid tribute to the late Dixie Parker from District 1, who died July 10 of natural causes. "I lost one of my best friends," board chair Amy Martin said. She added that she did not know Parker at all until about 12 years ago. "She was one of the most kind, loving, caring persons."...
41 students, five local, named Advanced Placement Scholars at Webb (07/22/15)
Five Bedford County students were among 41 students at The Webb School who recently were named Advanced Placement Scholars, making for a school record. Additionally, there were five Webb students who achieved national ranking and one who received an AP International Diploma. Eighty-nine Webb students took a total of 204 AP exams in the spring. The students' recognition is based on their exam scores...
Homeschool program holds registration (07/22/15)
The Bedford County Homeschool Enrichment Program held fall registration Tuesday at First Baptist Church on Depot Street. The 15-week co-op homeschool program starts Aug. 4 with 24 classes. Charity Troyer, seated, who is talking to Ashleigh Newnes. (T-G Photos by Jason Reynolds)
Now is time for students to be immunized (07/19/15)
Many children will be back in the classroom in just a few weeks, and so Bedford County Health Department is reminding parents to get their children's back-to-school immunizations now. In Tennessee, children enrolling in school for the first time and all children going into seventh grade must provide schools with a state immunization certificate before classes start. ...
Local 4-H members go to state event (07/16/15)
Bedford County 4-H is proud to announce the delegates who will be attending the 2015 Tennessee 4-H Roundup July 27-31 in Knoxville. The 4-H Roundup is an event where high school delegates from all across the state of Tennessee come and compete in their project area. ...
Students represent DREMC on 50th tour (07/15/15)
Some 1,700 future leaders -- including almost 140 from Tennessee electric cooperatives -- traveled to Washington, D.C., June 12-18 for the annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Ten students from the Duck River Electric Membership Corp. service area were rewarded with spots on the tour for writing winning short stories titled "Electric Cooperatives: Powering Potential." The stories described how locally owned, member-controlled electric cooperatives continue improving lives in their service areas through special community-building programs as well as reliable and affordable electric service.. ...
Educators take to air in aerospace workshop (07/12/15)
Five Bedford County educators recently completed the MTSU Aerospace Workshop. Jana Anderson and Nakisha Williams-Bey, who teach ESL at Learning Way, Amy Townsend, a teacher at Shelbyville Central High, Kim Pierce-Wilder, who teaches algebra at Community and Carl Keating, a music teacher at Thomas Magnet, attended...
Cascade art students fly high in contest (07/12/15)
Cascade High School and Cascade Middle School had four of the 10 Middle Tennessee winners in the International Aviation Art Contest, including Middle Tennessee senior division winner Rose Espino, according to art teacher Jojo Bills. Mallory Houchin (honorable mention, intermediate division), Tori Hull (second place, intermediate division) and Sara Rodriguez (third place, senior division) were the other winners. All received plaques and ribbons...
FFA competes in state events (07/10/15)
On June 5 -6 the Bedford County FFA Chapter of Shelbyville Central High School traveled to Doyle to compete in the Tennessee State FFA Forestry and State Environmental and Natural Resources competition help at the state FFA camp. This was the second time that the chapter had competed in the Forestry contest and the first year that the chapter has competed in the Environmental and Natural Resources contest...
FFA wins state title in meat judging (07/10/15)
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, the Bedford County FFA Chapter traveled to the University of Tennessee to compete in the Tennessee State FFA Meat Judging contest. The Meat Judging team won the state title and will move on to represent Shelbyville Central High School, Bedford County and Tennessee in the national contest at National FFA convention in October in Louisville, Kentucky. All team members placed in the top 4 in the state...
FFA attends regional banquet (07/10/15)
Bedford County FFA attended the Middle Tennessee Regional FFA banquet held at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville on April 28. Those members attending were Jordin Hockaday, Jessie Sanders, Kaitlin Davis, Hunter Lemmon, Courtney Mansfield, Dylon Ely, Jackson Smith, Brian McCarty, Brianna Gearlds, Lindsey Stephens and Braden York...
FFA wins ag mechanics title (07/10/15)
On May 2, the Bedford County FFA Chapter traveled to Tennessee State University to compete in the Tennessee State FFA Agricultural Mechanics contest. The team won the state title and will move on to the national contest at National FFA convention in October in Louisville, Kentucky. The team members were: Hunter Lemmon, first high individual; Jordin Hockaday, second high individual; Jackson Smith, fifth high individual; and Dylon Ely...
FFA judges livestock, dairy (07/10/15)
On Tuesday, April 21, the Bedford County FFA Chapter traveled to MTSU to compete in the Middle Tennessee FFA Livestock and Dairy Judging contests. The Livestock Judging team placed first in the district and seventh in the region with Jordin Hockaday being the fifth high individual and Kaitlin Davis being the 13th high individual of the contest. The Dairy Judging team placed third in the district and eighth in the region with Brianna Gearlds being the 13th high individual in the contest...
FFA attends leadership camp (07/10/15)
On June 1, the Bedford County FFA Chapter of Shelbyville Central High School traveled to Doyle, Tennessee to attend State FFA Leadership Camp at Camp Clements. The members were able to take leadership classes, set goals for the chapter and themselves, compete in sporting events, compete in rifle range events, swim, canoe, boating, compete in quiz contests, and meet many different FFA members from around the state of Tennessee...
Hockaday wins state FFA award (07/09/15)
Jordin Hockaday of the Bedford County Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter is Tennessee FFA's 2015 Star in Agricultural Placement. The Star in Agricultural Placement is awarded to the top student who best demonstrates knowledge and skill through experiential, service and work-based learning opportunities. Her supervised agricultural experience (SAE) project is beef production...
Mooneyham earns master's degree (07/08/15)
Bedford County resident Kelly Mooneyham will receive her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management degree at WGU Tennessee's second commencement ceremony, scheduled for July 11 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville. This year's commencement arrives in conjunction with a few other milestones for the state-endorsed, nonprofit online university...
Webb counselor to lead industry workshop (07/08/15)
Chris Rodriguez, director of college counseling at The Webb School, has been selected as a faculty member for Dry Run, a Southern Association for College Admission Counseling annual workshop. The 32 faculty members for the program are drawn from throughout the Southeast and are selected through a competitive application process in the spring...
Teacher assessment creator honored (07/07/15)
Shelbyville native William L. "Bill" Sanders, the statistician and researcher who developed Tennessee's system for evaluating teachers and schools, is the 2015 recipient of the James Bryant Conant Award, one of the nation's most prestigious education honors...
Motlow offers service hours for TN Promise (07/05/15)
In support of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) initiative to help ensure that TN Promise eligible students complete the required eight hours of community service by August 1, Motlow College will participate in the Community Service Saturday on July 11...
Salamander Stroll returns

Southside Elementary held its annual Salamander Stroll on Thursday night. According to art teacher Andrea McTigue, students could be found in their yards, riding their bikes or looking out their windows anxiously awaiting their teachers' visits.

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