Arnett named to Martin Methodist trustees
Jack Daniel Distillery master distiller Jeff Arnett was among four new members named to the Martin Methodist College Board of Trustees. The college announced the new trustees and elected three new officers at a recent meeting. Arnett, Debbie Cassetty, Harriet Norrie and Joelle Phillips were recently introduced to the 37-member board while three other Trustees were voted in as officers...
Charity a good fit for Central senior
What started out as a project to earn a scholarship turned into a passion for one high school senior. Arin Harwell says she was looking online at dosomething.org for a project to earn a scholarship and came across an idea that intrigued her -- a blue jeans drive...
Texts land teacher in trouble
A longtime Cascade High School math teacher has been charged with solicitation of a minor in alleged texts to a student. James David Sanders, 58, of Idle Drive in Shelbyville was arrested Sunday. Sanders allegedly texted inappropriate messages to a 17-year-old girl in one of his classes, according to the Bedford County Sheriff's Department...
A place to reconnect with education
Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Shelbyville held an open house Saturday to promote the Tennessee Reconnect program, a state grant for adults who seek to learn a skill or credential at TCAT facilities across the state. Anne Blanton of TCAT's admissions office discusses the process with potential students...
TCAT to hold open house for adult learners
Tennessee College of Applied Technology -- Shelbyville will host an open house from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday for area adults to sign up for the Tennessee Reconnect grant, a new program that allows Tennesseans to attend a technical college tuition free...
Students weigh in on education topics
Six students from Bedford County joined about 300 of their high school peers at Middle Tennessee State University on March 9 to express their views on public education in Tennessee. The Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE) event was sponsored by the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA)...
Wilson to head alumni, development at Webb
Matt Wilson, director of annual giving and alumni relations for two years at The Webb School, has been named the school's new director of alumni and development. Wilson assumed the post Feb. 1 and succeeds Claudia Hazelwood, who retired. "We were impressed with Matt's efforts as a tireless worker," said Head of School Ray Broadhead. ...
Webb counselor attends conference in Scotland
Chris Rodriguez, The Webb School assistant director of college counseling, recently traveled to the University of St. Andrews in Scotland for the "Counsellors Conference 2015." Rodriguez joined approximately 50 counselors from all over the world. Activities included a tour of the university, which dates to 1413, as well as the town. ...
Bedford County students from Webb visit Canada
Five Bedford County residents who are students at The Webb School recently spent winter break, Feb. 19-22, in Quebec City, Canada. Junior Madeline Gallagher and freshman Collin Jones, both of Normandy, and freshmen Lucy Mitchell of Wartrace and Erin Parsons and Isaac Williams, both of Shelbyville, joined 20 other students and chaperones on the trip and 72-hour-stay in La Vieille Capitale...
Computing a future: CIT students at TCAT grab bytes of life
There are many interesting reasons why people choose their career paths. Some people are in it for the money, others want to make a difference, some just happen to land a job and stick with it. Recently, Steve Mallard introduced the T-G to three of his students--each with various reasons for choosing to join the Computer Information Technology (CIT) program at Tennessee College of Applied Technology (T-CAT) in Shelbyville--all of whom are passionate about their field of study...
School project in 2 years?
Bedford County could consider building or renovating a school in two years, assuming no new revenue sources like a tax increase happen before then, officials said. The Bedford County Board of Education held a working meeting Thursday to discuss a building program and preliminary budget details for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. No official action was taken as the meeting was for planning purposes. The board's regular monthly meeting will be Tuesday, March 17...
'Fairytale' prom to come true for Carriage House
Members of the current high school generation will host a prom for members of a long-graduated high school generation. The National Honor Society from Shelbyville Central will host the prom on Friday, March 20 for residents of Carriage House Inn, said Amanda Jones, NHS president...
T-G staffers participate in Career Day
Times-Gazette reporter Derrick Hill talks about the benefits of working for a community newspaper during Career Day Wednesday at Motlow State Community College. The annual event allows Bedford County high school sophomores to learn more about a variety of career fields. Check Friday's Times-Gazette for more photos. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
Two students to represent Webb at Girls State event
Anna Claire Tuma and Karley Dodson of Murfreesboro have been selected as The Webb School's participants at the Tennessee American Legion Auxiliary Volunteer Girls State The event is May 24-30 at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Rising seniors from across the state receive leadership and citizenship training at the events. ...
Two local residents helping Motlow find new president
Bedford County Mayor Eugene Ray and Shelbyville veteran and Motlow student Antwain Dobbins are among the members of a search advisory committee for a new president of Motlow State Community College. The committee includes three members of Tennessee Board of Regents as well as representatives of Motlow students, faculty, staff and the community at large...
Service: Price of an education
Wanted: Community service opportunities. High school seniors participating in the Tennessee Promise program need to complete eight hours of community service each semester they receive aid. One mentor, Barbara Pate, said she was excited for the students...
Close the gap: Pass books on to kids
High schoolers are helping elementary students get their hands on books. Shelbyville Central High School's National Honor Society is helping Learning Way Elementary with its annual book drive, said society advisor Claudia House. The effort is called Closing the Book Gap Project 2015...
Educational theatre at Eakin
Asheville, North Carolina-based Bright Star Touring Theatre brough its productions of "Captain Friendship & The Bully Bandit" and "Rosa Parks & Forgotten Friends" to Eakin Elementary School on Wednesday. "Captain Friendship," with an anti-bullying theme, was performed for kindergarteners through second grade, while "Rosa Parks" was presented for grades 3-5...
Sunday Conversation: Everybody -- at Webb and beyond -- loves Raymond
This week the T-G caught up with Raymond Pryor, Director of Technology at The Webb School and Sunday School teacher at Fairfield Church of Christ. If you know someone you think would make for an interesting Sunday Conversation, please email Sadie Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org...
Local student named to dean's list
Bobby J. Wilson of Shelbyville was named to the Fall 2014 dean's list at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Wilson is a senior marketing and management major. Samford University releases dean's lists after the close of the fall and spring semesters each academic year. ...
Five authors to appear at Motlow
Motlow College is hosting a reception and book signing at the Moore County campus bookstore on March 19, featuring authors Karen S. Veazey, Mimi Hughes, Weldon Payne, Diane Tatum, and Dr. Michael Bradley, all of whom have Motlow connections. The reception, which is open to the public, will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Follett Bookstore inside the Forrester Student Center...
Write down this event...
You are invited to attend an open house at the Boys and Girls Club of Bedford County. Oh, and bring some pencils and other school supplies. Youth Leadership Bedford is hosting an open house from 4-6 p.m. March 13 at the club. The goal is to increase the club's membership and people's awareness of the club, said one of the event organizers, Jennie Hill, a junior at Cascade High School...
Preserving Webb's history
The Tennessee government is helping The Webb School preserve relics of its rich history. Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett visited the school on Friday to present a $2,000 grant to the school's Library and Archives Department. The grant will help Webb preserve documents tied to founder Sawney Webb and his extended family, said library director Hannah Little...
New program helps at-risk students
The Bedford County Board of Education received an update last week on a new system the state uses to boost student performance. During this academic year, the state government changed the way that schools help students who are struggling. Instead of labeling struggling students as special education students, schools now use a plan called Response to Intervention (RTI), assistant superintendent Karen Scoggins said during the board's meeting last Tuesday...
School closed on Thursday
Bedford County Schools will be closed Thursday due to weather.