Students attend FFA meeting in Nashville
On Saturday, Sept. 10, the Bedford County FFA Chapter of Shelbyville Central High School traveled to McGavock High School in Nashville to attend the 2016 Middle Tennessee FFA New Member Conference. The members were able to attend different sessions held by the Middle Tennessee Regional Officers on the different aspects that FFA can offer throughout their high school careers. ...
B-52s frontman talks music, business at MTSU
Middle Tennessee State University will hear plenty of good stuff from B-52s frontman Fred Schneider when he visits campus Thursday for a special lecture sponsored by the university's Department of Recording Industry and the Center for Popular Music...
Longshore joins percussion ensemble
Chad Longshore, a music major from Bell Buckle, has been selected as a 2016-17 member of the Harding University percussion ensemble. Under the direction of assistant professor of music Wes Parker, the group performs a variety of works, ranging from the mallet ensembles of Claire Omar Musser to the minimalist works of Steve Reich. The ensemble performs a concert each semester...
Amy Martin, coordinator of fiscal services, takes a turn serving homemade ice cream Monday during a welcome-back-to-school party for students at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
WWE wrestler speaks life at BCLA
Bedford County Learning Academy was one of several schools to hear an anti-bullying message this week by former WWE wrestler Dutch Mantel (left). At center is student Wynter Allen. Jason Barber (right) is organizer of the ROcKFEST concert for youths, which will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Bedford County Agricultural Center. Barber brings a speaker to schools every year just before the concert. See more photos at http://www.t-g.com/gallery/28174. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
TCAT grads, perfect attendance
Daytime students at Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville for the Summer 2016 trimester include (front row, from left) Regulo Garza, Robert Parker, Sherry Bradford, Trina Rider, Laura Hughes, (second row) Aaron Houghton, Zach McKinney, Lawson Wood, Jorge Garcia, Joseph Harrell, Jose Villanueva, Shantaysia Curry, Jose Ornelas (third row) Paeshence Thompson, Barry Helton, Christopher Grimes, Tyler Martin, Nana Atonsa, Frank Watkins, Tyler Anderson, Josh Bicknell, Maurice Parks and Marcos Mojica. (Submitted photo)
Books on the move
The bookmobile will be back on the road very soon. Rotary Club of Shelbyville presented Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library with a gift of $17,000 on Wednesday, which, when added to money already raised from other donors, takes the library over the amount needed to replace the old bookmobile, which burned in July 2015...
Cascade High planning still in progress
The future Cascade High School continues to take shape. Bedford County Architect John Davis updated the Board of Education Tuesday on the school's design. The floor plan is "firmed up," he said. For example, the exterior will now be full brick, he said. After feedback from educators concerning a previous local school design, which uses metal panels, he decided to nix that feature on Cascade -- the metal had peeled at the other school, he said...
Wartrace honors scouts
Boy Scout Troop 307 presented the colors at the town's wellhouse prior to a meeting of Wartrace Board of Mayor and Aldermen this week, and Mayor Thomas Hurt presented the troop with a resolution honoring its "outstanding and dedicated service." Troop members, not in order pictured, are Dakota Harris, Jack Harris, Jesse Joslin, Bryce Maniscalco, Isaak Margundter, Colin Nash, Lucas Pagello, Morgan Parker, Nathan Parker, Paolo Perez-Rubio, Austin Perry, Bobby Perry, III, A.J. Phillips, Adam Reeves, Ben Reeves, Ben Reneger, Eduardo Sanchez, Joe Scruggs, Bryce Templeton, Gavin White, Leader Joseph Patton, Leader Gavin McCurry, Scoutmaster Jay Maniscalco and Assistant Scoutmasters Dan Dowd, Russel Flade, B.J. McCurry, and Bobby Perry. (Submitted photo)
Member of the Month
Tennessee College of Applied Technology was the Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month for July. (Submitted photo)
Cascade Band yard sale
From left, Andie Locke, MaryAnna Patton, Aubrea Curtis, Nathan Baldwin, Cole McBee, Lucas McBee, Luke Murillo and Austin Brown of the Cascade High School Marching Band during the band's yard sale last weekend. (T-G Photo by Michelle Hastings)
Cascade traffic's a mess
Traffic is jamming up the entrances at all three Cascade schools, officials say. School Superintendent Don Embry said during Tuesday's school board meeting that he has spoken with all three principals and the Sheriff's Department on the issue. More students this year appear to be car riders than bus riders. The elementary school has added an additional pick up lane...
Veteran receives car in charitable project
A former U.S. Marine who overcame addiction and incarceration to embark on a college career has a new set of wheels to help him along the way. Middle Tennessee State University sophomore agribusiness major Oketa Ojok received a revamped 2009 Toyota Camry hybrid Friday at the Student Union on campus in the Service King Great American Giveaway, a charitable endeavor in which refurbished vehicles are distributed to people who have overcome formidable obstacles...
Champions just do their jobs, says 'Voice ot Titans'
What does football broadcasting have to do with graduating from high school? Cascade High School students learned about that Friday. Mike Keith, aka "The Voice of the Titans," spoke to the student body about his career, football and working hard to succeed. He spoke to each grade level, but the event was tied in to the sixth annual Commitment to Graduate in which the school encourages freshmen to do what it takes to make it successfully through all four years of high school...
Sunday Conversation: Boutwell hones board credentials
Dr. John Boutwell, a school board member, recently received peer recognition. Boutwell has received a Level IV Boardsmanship Award from the Tennessee School Boards Association. The awards are presented to individual board members who have achieved one of five levels of boardsmanship standards over the past year (with IV being the next to highest level). ...
Recent visitors to Liberty School were from China, the Inner Mongolia region. The visitors are English teachers at Chinese universities and were guests of Middle Tennessee State University participating in a TESOL program (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). Liberty School was able to give the guests a deeper understanding of how a traditional American school looks and provided a cultural experience. (Submitted photo)
Social studies standards available for public review
Today, the State Board of Education launched a public review website, https://apps.tn.gov/tcas/, to gather feedback on Tennessee's newly revised K-12 social studies standards. This is the first time the social studies standards, recently revised by Tennessee educators, will be available for public review...
The power of parents: Cascade Elementary includes grandparents in the mix
Cascade Elementary School is celebrating the power of parents and grandparents. The school held a parents night Monday for those with children up to grade 2, with more than 270 in attendance. Students provided entertainment and taught family members the Go Noodle! physical activity program which is used in classrooms. Visitors went to classrooms to learn more about the curriculum, grade level expectations and how to provide academic support at home, principal Sherry Crawford said...
TCAT-S becomes cyber security 'champion'
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville announced Wednesday that it has become an official champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2016. It will join a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online safety awareness...
The Celebration, in partnership with Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, gave out general admission tickets to all local schools to attract more young spectators. The school returning the highest percentage of tickets received a check as a reward. Community High School won and representatives from the school said the funds will go toward student activities. Representatives from the Celebration, DREMC and Community gathered for the check presentation. From left, Jeffrey Howard, Lane Tapp (back), Celebration CEO Mike Inman, Hannah Mitchell, Charles McDonald, Amanda Lemmons, Luccie Woodell, Connie Allen, Lanie Simmons, Sheila Orrell and Kate Canady. (T-G Photo by Sadie Fowler)
Area resident's Auburn gift honors late wife
Wartrace resident Charles E. Gavin III, owner of Belle Meadow Farm, and family members helped Auburn University break ground on the Gavin Engineering Research Laboratory during a ceremony held Sept. 3. Gavin and his late wife, Carol Ann, made a significant contribution to refurbish and repurpose Auburn's Textile Building, built in 1929. ...
Current, future students invited to Motlow fair
Motlow State Community College will host its annual area-wide College and Career Fair on Thursday inside Nisbett Center on the Moore County campus. Motlow invites its student body, students from area high schools and those who are homeschooled, and the general public...
Documentary on women weightlifters airs Thursday
A 40-year-old Tennessee mother's personal discovery of fitness and body image will be the subject of MTSU's first fall 2016 Women's and Gender Studies Research Series lecture. "Lift Like a Girl," a short documentary produced and directed by Middle Tennessee State University assistant professor Allie Sultan, will be shown at 3 p.m. Thursday in Room 100 of the James Union Building...
Motlow graduates second EMS class
Motlow State Community College's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) education program recently graduated its second class, according to Drew Hooker, EMS program director. "I am extremely proud of this group and the accomplishments that were obtained throughout the year," said Hooker...
Motlow hosts Constitution Day panel
A panel of Motlow State Community College professors will celebrate Constitution Day by leading the discussion, "Elections and the Constitution" on Thursday. The forum will take place inside the Marcum Technology Center, Room 105, on the Moore County campus from 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m...