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Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016

Liberty promotes anti-bullying campaign (12/04/16)
Liberty School has begun an anti-bullying campaign. Friday was the kick-off of the #BeTheDifference campaign sponsored by First Community Bank. This is a month long campaign focusing on kindness and helpfulness. The motto is: Get Up. Stand Up. Speak Up...
Program pairs students and books (12/04/16)
Excitement was in the air at Southside as the first graders in Shelby Johnson's class waited for their special guests to show up on Tuesday morning. Upon arrival, their special visitors, a group of 18 high school students from the Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro, appeared just as excited to be there as their young friends were for them to come...
Webb School hosts Christmas program (12/01/16)
The Webb School Chapel will be filled with music, song and fellowship on Dec. 8 during the school's annual celebration of Lessons and Carols. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. A piano prelude will begin at 6:50 p.m. A reception will follow in the Grace Follin Dining Hall on The Webb School campus. The event is free and open to the public...
Eakin coloring contest (12/01/16)
During Red Ribbon Week, first and second grade students from Eakin Elementary School competed in a coloring contest. The theme was "Paws-itively Drug Free," and students donated items for the local animal shelter. First grade winners, from left, were Nathaniel Barajas, Alex Perez Lopez, Jaxon Gannon, Alyssa Hedge, Ceili Yarger and Cayden Arendall. Second grade winners were (front row, from left) Ashley Hernandez, Kaydence Moss, Hailey Brown, Destiny McCullough, Adolfo Lopez, Darlyng Salinas, (back row) Jaelynn Toth, Tarchae Moore, Erik Smith, Jay Whitelow, Jansen Ward, Giselle Galindo, and Dominique King. (Submitted photos)
Bell Buckle resident gets grant to study abroad (11/30/16)
The nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society has presented a $1,000 grant to a Middle Tennessee State University student from Bell Buckle. Tiffany Miller, a junior, received the stipend from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She is one of only 26 students nationwide to receive the study abroad grant...
MTSU celebrates African music, culinary culture (11/30/16)
African Cultural Awareness Night is slated for tonight at Middle Tennessee State University to celebrate the continent's musical and culinary culture as well as promote study-abroad opportunities. The event will run from 5-8 p.m. in the Tom Jackson Building. A printable campus parking map is available at tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap...
MMC celebrates holidays with Lessons and Carols (11/29/16)
Martin Methodist College (MMC) will hold its second annual Service of Lessons and Carols in celebration of the holiday season. The event will be held Sunday 4 at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Pulaski and is free and open to the public. This service comprises nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels that tell the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus. ...
Eakin poster contest (11/29/16)
Eakin Elementary School observed Red Ribbon Week during October. During that time students discussed the importance of keeping their body clean and healthy and drug free. Third, fourth and fifth grade students were given the opportunity to participate in poster and essay contests. Two of the winners from the poster contest were Leigha Green, fourth grade, and Brock Luckado, third grade....
MTSU presents 'Messiah' on Monday (11/25/16)
The voices of the Middle Tennessee State University Schola Cantorum and the Middle Tennessee Choral Society will blend with an orchestra to celebrate the upcoming holiday season at the 32nd annual performance of George Frideric Handel's "Messiah," 7:30 p.m. Monday at Murfreesboro First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane...
Bank helps with Stones River trip (11/25/16)
Kari Tisma's fifth grade class at Eakin Elementary traveled to Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro as part of its studies of the Civil War. First Community Bank sponsored the trip, and the students made a "thank you" banner to recognize the bank's contribution. (Submitted photo)
SC students collect food for charities (11/24/16)
Shelbyville Central High School students showed a hunger for helping the hungry and broke their goal for collecting food in their annual Great Canned Food Drive. With a goal of 20,000 cans and other food and personal care items, SCHS students busted through and collected 23,809, they announced during their annual food drive presentation ceremony Tuesday. That is up from last year's total of 18,648...
Business students win national award (11/24/16)
Five Middle Tennessee State University graduate students captured the highest national honor available for majors in their discipline. Students in the second year of the MTSU Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program won the Krannert School of Management Human Resources Case Competition Nov. 3 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana...
School bus driver helps seniors create (11/24/16)
Carol and Taylor Reynolds have been coming to Shelbyville & Bedford County Senior Citizens Center for about two years now. On one of their early visits, they came for lunch on a Friday and asked what activities were available. At the time, there were no scheduled activities on Friday...
Trump should empower local education (11/21/16)
The election of Donald Trump sent shockwaves throughout the Washington, D.C. establishment. For many years our citizens have grown distrustful of our federal government and those who govern. It is why those outside the establishment did much better than those within. We inherently know that solutions do not come from the White House. They are more likely to come from our house, local government and state government...
Newspapers or turkeys, we've got the answers (11/20/16)
Carol Spray, a paginator for the Times-Gazette, placed a different hat on her head Tuesday morning before going to work. Carol loves turkeys, loves children -- especially her grandchildren -- and loves having a great time at work, but she's never combined all three joys at the same time.
Robotics drive new program (11/18/16)
A $5.5 million grant, the largest ever received by Motlow State Community College, will fund an advanced robotics center at Motlow's McMinnville Campus which Motlow president Dr. Anthony Kinkel said will serve not only the Motlow service area but the entire southeast...
Early Thanksgiving (11/18/16)
East Side Elementary School celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday with a special meal. (Submitted photo)
Liberty homecoming (11/18/16)
Liberty School's football homecoming queen is Lauren Wooten, daughter of Jeff and Leann Wooten. (Submitted photos)
Marijuana found inside high school student's car (11/18/16)
Drug dogs alerted on three vehicles at Community High School's parking lot during a search conducted Wednesday morning by the Bedford County Sheriff's Office and Tennessee Department of Corrections. One of the cars was driven by an adult, 18-year-old Austin Lewis Moody of Pierce Place in Rover. ...
Webb seniors presented with blazers (11/18/16)
The 49 seniors in The Webb School Class of 2017 participated in Blazer Day on Tuesday during a special ceremony in chapel. Blazer Day is one of many traditions at The Webb School. The presentation is scheduled annually on or near the birthday of founder, W. R. "Sawney" Webb, who was born on Nov. 11, 1842. Marking the Blazer Day ceremony, John P. Matthews IV, a Webb 1978 graduate and parent of senior Pierce Matthews, was the keynote speaker...
School board member receives top state award (11/18/16)
During its annual convention, the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) recognized Bedford County school board member the Rev. Glenn Forsee. Forsee was one of five members to earn master board member status, also known as Level V. To encourage professional growth of school board members, TSBA offers the master school board member award to those who invest their time to become more informed. ...
Mentors needed for TN Promise (11/17/16)
Bedford County needs 38 Tennessee Promise mentors. The organizing system, tnAchieves, has 46 of the 84 local mentors that are needed, said Graham Thomas, director of Community Partnerships. Most of the current mentors are returning volunteers. Monday is the deadline to sign up...
Thomas feeds the hungry (11/17/16)
Students at Thomas Magnet School send off a trailer-load of about 2,500 canned foods items Wednesday to the Community Outreach Partnership, a food bank. Partnership members pictured are Joan Hall (left), Larry Fletcher (third man from right), Richard Smith (second from right) and Cortney Mansfield (Bedford County FFA member on right). Mansfield and Hunter and Lawson Lemmon (not pictured) helped with transportation. (Submitted photo)...
TN Promise students face Dec. 1 deadline (11/17/16)
All current Motlow State Community College Tennessee Promise students have until Dec. 1 to complete eight hours of community service in order to remain eligible for the Tennessee Promise scholarship. "There are numerous ways that students can complete their community service hours, including job shadowing, cleaning local, state, and recreational parks, or by assisting local non-profit organizations," said Jonathan Graham, Tennessee Promise coordinator at Motlow...
Plans going well for new Cascade (11/16/16)
Planning continues to move along for the future Cascade High School. The Bedford County Board of Education heard an update Tuesday on the school from County Architect John Davis.
Christmas Parade 2016

The 2016 Shelbyville Christmas Parade.

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