Shelbyville Times-Gazette Headlines News from the Shelbyville Times-Gazette newspaper in Shelbyville, Tennessee en-us Nicole Cheri' Jankowski Nicole Cheri` Jankowski, 37, of Shelbyville died Wednesday, May 23, 2017. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with Maurice Dandy officiating. Visitation will begin... Wed, 24 May 2017 14:20:13 -0500 Arlie Clay Weddington Sr. Arlie Clay Weddington Sr., 75, of Flat Creek died Tuesday. May 23, 2017. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with Keith Reynolds, Michael Sliger and Marvin Whitworth... Wed, 24 May 2017 13:46:27 -0500 Kurt Duane Claus Kurt Duane Claus, 58, of Shelbyville died unexpectedly Saturday, May 20, 2017. There will be a celebration of his life at noon Thursday at Winnette-Ayers Park in Wartrace. Heritage Funeral Home of... Wed, 24 May 2017 13:37:59 -0500 Costs run high for school, jail Bids for constructing a new Cascade High School, and the latest estimates for building a new jail and justice center, are both running higher than budgeted, but in both cases it's hoped that cost... Wed, 24 May 2017 11:15:37 -0500 Bedford Life...on its way The 2017 Spring/Summer edition of the Times-Gazette's popular magazine Bedford Life will be out at the end of next month. Bedford Life is our glossy seasonal magazine, launched a year ago. Its focus... Wed, 24 May 2017 10:19:32 -0500 Short run from custody Chasity Teran Osteen of Chicago, who ran from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office while being served with a warrant, is escorted to Bedford County Jail by officers. She ran from the parking lot but... Wed, 24 May 2017 10:18:44 -0500 Consultant to help city in search for manager Shelbyville could have a new city manager by October. The city council voted 5-0 Tuesday to use the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) as a consultant for the search. Jeff Broughton, a... Wed, 24 May 2017 10:10:09 -0500 Hit-and-run driver flees because of fear A man who told police he fell asleep while driving Tuesday and hit another vehicle, then drove away due to fear faces three citations. Patrick Gant of Shelbyville allegedly crashed at the... Wed, 24 May 2017 09:55:20 -0500 County schools to host summer food program Bedford County Schools announces its sponsorship of the 2017 Summer Food Service Program, which is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the U.S.... Wed, 24 May 2017 09:53:20 -0500 FCE Club Report Liberty FCE Club met May 15. The meeting was called to order by Sara Kelly. Linda Jernigan read the call to order. Bonnye Catron gave the devotion, from old yearbooks. Bonnye Catron and Janie Pickle... Wed, 24 May 2017 09:52:22 -0500 MTSU political science professor receives SGA service award Kent Syler, an assistant professor of political science at MTSU, received the 2017 John T. Bragg Distinguished Service Award on April 24 at the Student Government Association Banquet. The SGA... Wed, 24 May 2017 09:50:41 -0500 Annie Ruth Smith Murphree Annie Ruth Smith Murphree, 82, of Longview died Monday, May 22, 2017 in Shelbyville. A celebration of life service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill with the Rev.... Wed, 24 May 2017 08:28:20 -0500 Good Citizen Award Sylvia Pinson was awarded the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce’s Good Citizen award for May, She was honored for active roles with the City of Shelbyville Advisory Committee, Bedford... Wed, 24 May 2017 07:46:10 -0500 Beautification Award Bojangles, North Main Street, received the Beautification Award for business landscaping for April from the Shelbyvile-Bedford County Chamber of Commerces Beautification Committee. (T-G Photo by... Wed, 24 May 2017 07:45:08 -0500 Brighten Your Corner award Infinity Hair Salon, Elm Street, was awarded the Brighten Your Corner award for April by the Beautification Committee of Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. (T-G Photo by David Melson) Wed, 24 May 2017 07:44:34 -0500 New scoreboard New scoreboards are being constructed at several Shelbyville baseball and softball fields with help from a donation by the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club. Softball players, several members of Shelbyville... Wed, 24 May 2017 07:42:29 -0500 I’m on the Preds’ bandwagon...and that’s OK Nashville is rockin’, and for once, it’s not because of the music. The Nashville Predators continued their historic postseason run on Monday night, eliminating the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3, Game 6... Wed, 24 May 2017 07:23:54 -0500 Eaglettes team awards Wed, 24 May 2017 07:21:48 -0500 All-District Honors Wed, 24 May 2017 07:20:37 -0500 Children give to First Choice The Children’s Ministry of Friendship Baptist Church collected pennies for months to give to First Choice Pregnancy Counseling Center. The leaders of the ministry requested to present the check to... Wed, 24 May 2017 06:49:08 -0500 Making schools storm-ready Bedford County Schools are working with Bedford County Emergency Management Agency to complete the steps necessary for the school system to receive “Storm Ready” certification from the National... Wed, 24 May 2017 06:44:00 -0500 Citizenship anniversary Jeong Hee Dillingham, a South Korea native, received a surprise celebration Monday of the 25th anniversary of her naturalization as a U.S. citizen. Her husband, Wayne, marked the occasion with a cake... Wed, 24 May 2017 06:20:13 -0500 Driver 'sorry' for graduation crash The driver charged with striking five people with his vehicle following Saturday's Shelbyville Central High School graduation ceremony is apologizing for his actions. "It was such a terrible accident... Tue, 23 May 2017 10:24:40 -0500 ECD funding discussed by city, county Shelbyville and county E-911 officials are continuing a years-long discussion on how to fund emergency dispatch services. Members of the city council, city and county emergency services and the... Tue, 23 May 2017 10:24:25 -0500 State targets overpriced documents Bedford County Register of Deeds Johnny Reed said he's delighted that the state's attorney general is pursuing the companies that attempt to charge property owners up to $89 for a legal document that... Tue, 23 May 2017 10:20:18 -0500 Animal rights protestors Representatives of the Nashville chapter of The Save Movement protested Tyson Foods on Monday. The group is opposed to animal slaughter on principle, said Kristin Feeny, right. “It’s not about the... Tue, 23 May 2017 10:03:11 -0500 Banking | Misty McCormick Q. Your sign on Main Street says you have money to lend. I'm not a member. Can you lend me money? Tue, 23 May 2017 09:52:27 -0500 Frances Reid Frances Gregory Reid, 83, of Shelbyville died Monday, May 22, 2017. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Gray officiating. Burial will... Tue, 23 May 2017 09:40:11 -0500 Expensive jewelry targeted by thieves Two Bedford County residents have reported expensive rings stolen from their homes. The ring and five other pieces of jewelry were in the home's safe, which was locked when the victim left Saturday... Tue, 23 May 2017 09:01:27 -0500 Garden Club meets The Shelbyville Garden Club held its May meeting recently at Valley Home Farms in Wartrace. They made plans for National Garden Week in June. The club members got fresh strawberries and then had... Tue, 23 May 2017 08:58:04 -0500 Nellie Virginia Houston Trott Nellie Virginia Houston Trott, 85, of Shelbyville died Saturday, May 20, 2017. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church with Ray Armstrong and Jack Carney... Mon, 22 May 2017 14:02:24 -0500 Carolyn Elaine Ledbetter Pinkston Carolyn Elaine Ledbetter Pinkston, 69, of Shelbyville died Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Scott... Mon, 22 May 2017 13:58:32 -0500 Betty Lou Romero Betty Lou Romero, 82, of Shelbyville died early Sunday, May 21, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Doak-Howell Funeral Home. Mon, 22 May 2017 12:02:25 -0500 Billy Marvin Stevenson Billy Marvin Stevenson, 85, died Saturday, May 20 2017 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Midland Heights Baptist Church with Scott Reed... Mon, 22 May 2017 11:58:25 -0500 Five struck by vehicle at graduation Five people were struck by a vehicle as they left Calsonic Arena following Shelbyville Central High School’s graduation Saturday morning. None of the injuries are life-threatening, the Shelbyville... Sat, 20 May 2017 17:57:59 -0500 Community High graduation Sat, 20 May 2017 17:55:49 -0500 Question arises about beer sales distance rule As Bedford County Board of Commissioners debates relaxing the distance requirements between public gathering and stores selling package beer, one commissioner says that schools and churches must be... Sat, 20 May 2017 17:38:57 -0500 Chance encounter leads to 2 arrests A chance encounter with a pedestrian was the break Shelbyville police needed to find two suspects in a series of vehicle burglaries across the city’s northeastern area. Officer Nathan Everhart said... Sat, 20 May 2017 17:33:24 -0500 Flat Creek water merger approved Members of the Flat Creek Water Co-op approved by overwhelming majority Saturday a merger with Shelbyville Power, Water and Sewerage System, by the transfer of all assets and assumption of all debt.... Sat, 20 May 2017 17:26:47 -0500 Kids can read for fun and more this summer The Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library hopes to “Build a Better World” with youths this summer. The annual Summer Reading program kicks off June 1 and ends July 19, said youth services... Sat, 20 May 2017 17:24:31 -0500 Burglar takes cash from furniture store Money was stolen from the cash drawer at a Shelbyville furniture store overnight Wednesday, police said. Employees arrived at Caldwell Furniture, Madison Street, on Thursday morning to find a... Sat, 20 May 2017 17:19:14 -0500 Beer vs. churches in Bedford County On Tuesday evening the Bedford County Commission’s rules and legislative committee briefly discussed Commissioner Billy King’s resolution to remove the distance requirement from a grocery to a... Sat, 20 May 2017 17:15:17 -0500 Coastal Georgia signs Felts Romny Felts has started a lot of basketball games at Shelbyville Central. The standout point guard will have an opportunity to play even more after recently signing a letter of intent to continue her... Sat, 20 May 2017 17:04:12 -0500 Senior Walk at Liberty Hadley Mason leads a procession of seniors through the hallways of Liberty School on Wednesday during the school’s inaugural Senior Walk. Although the school is for grades kindergarten to eighth... Fri, 19 May 2017 19:56:16 -0500 CEO expects Fun Show success Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration CEO Mike Inman said he's looking forward to next week's 47th annual Spring Fun Show, and that there are already several indications the show will be a... Fri, 19 May 2017 10:26:27 -0500 Seaton's back in the saddle Bud Seaton is no stranger to the show ring and certainly doesn't need much practice, but he made a trial run Wednesday with new Celebration flag horse White Diamond Dollar to prepare for the pair's... Fri, 19 May 2017 10:25:10 -0500 Scam Watch: Duck River customers hit by scammer A power bill payment scam has hit the Shelbyville portion of Duck River Electric Membership Corporation's service area. This fraud appears to be aimed at members and originates from the 866 area... Fri, 19 May 2017 10:21:52 -0500 Eagles finish spring practice Shelbyville Central’s Golden Eagles closed out spring football practice with a scrimmage at home against Wilson Central. The varsity teams played two quarters, while the second half was played by the... Fri, 19 May 2017 10:12:25 -0500 Creativity's big payback: Holland to learn about advocating for education If you don't find Lindy Holland in her classroom going around the room encouraging her students to grow and achieve, you may find her outside the building helping her students throw paper airplanes.... Fri, 19 May 2017 10:11:37 -0500 Library good resource for genealogy I hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day! With the month of May having both a holiday honoring mothers and Memorial Day, my thoughts often turn to genealogy and family history at this time of year.... Fri, 19 May 2017 10:07:34 -0500 Cascade awards Fri, 19 May 2017 10:05:22 -0500 Perfect breakfast by Dani This year's Mother's Day truly brought with it May flowers. Even though I've been a mom for seven years, I'll just be honest, sometimes the celebrated day can feel less like a retreat kind of day and... Fri, 19 May 2017 10:05:18 -0500 Sudberry, Nichols plan July wedding Brandy Dawn Sudberry and Joshua Ryan Nichols of Wartrace announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mildred and Dudley Floyd and the late Ricky Sudberry, all of Wartrace. She is... Fri, 19 May 2017 10:03:20 -0500 Author takes romance on trip through time Dawn Jones, a Murfreesboro marketing agency owner, is the author of several books, including the "Ditch Lane Diaries" romance series I have written about previously. Now, she has a time travel... Fri, 19 May 2017 10:02:19 -0500 Words of wisdom "I'm speechless!" "I'm at a loss for words!" "I don't know what to say!" "Words can't explain how I'm feeling right now!" I've heard those expressions used many times over the years, and they are... Fri, 19 May 2017 10:01:02 -0500 Celebrating theater, thespians at Community For the 23rd consecutive year, Community High's Smokestack Theatre Group held its' annual End of the Year Awards Banquet. The show/dinner celebrates accomplishments in the theatre arts program, while... Fri, 19 May 2017 08:53:21 -0500 Shining Stars pageant supports special children The third annual Shining Stars program was held on April 29. The event provides special needs girls with a pageant event that includes dinner. Each of the 20 girls was crowned, received a medallion... Fri, 19 May 2017 08:51:02 -0500 Two suspects arrested for 'living' in residence Two alleged intruders at a Hoover Street home, one who told police she was living there, were arrested after being discovered by a caretaker Wednesday. Juanita Bunn Howard, 48, of Evans Street had in... Fri, 19 May 2017 08:48:59 -0500 FCE Club Report The Unionville FCE Club met May 16, with Virgie Summers calling the meeting to order by reading "May-Success." The devotion was by Jean Fausnaught on "Kindness, Charity & Love." Minutes and roll call... Fri, 19 May 2017 08:45:21 -0500 Agriculture In The Classroom The Tennessee Foundation for Agriculture In The Classroom, an outreach of Tennessee Farm Bureau, has made a $500 outdoor classroom grant to Eakin Elementary School teacher Regan Aymett for the... Fri, 19 May 2017 08:40:32 -0500 Police scholarship announced On Thursday, Shelbyville Police Benevolent Association presented a $2,000 scholarship at Cascade’s Honors Day to senior Chelsey Blackwell. Blackwell is graduating with a 4.0 GPA and is fifth in her... Fri, 19 May 2017 08:38:03 -0500 Raymond E. Perry Raymond E. Perry, 69, of Shelbyville died Thursday May 18, 2017 at Tennova Health Care-Shelbyvill Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Phillip Lane officiating.... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:48:55 -0500 Final guitar is tribute to a legend The last guitar Don Gallagher made was a tribute to one of Shelbyville's most distinguished figures, who would no doubt have been pleased to know that it helped pay for a new bookmobile. Gallagher, a... Thu, 18 May 2017 11:13:27 -0500 Meteorologist sees God's blessings A Nashville meteorologist spoke at Calvary Baptist Church's annual prayer luncheon for public officials and pastors. Lisa Spencer, chief meteorologist for WSMV, spoke about gratitude. Calvary's... Thu, 18 May 2017 10:58:33 -0500 Ag secretary answers DesJarlais queries U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais had questions about the Tennessee Walking Horse industry and the poultry industry -- both relevant to Bedford County -- when Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue testified... Thu, 18 May 2017 10:57:53 -0500 Suspect hides meth, Valium in clothing Bags of meth and unprescribed Valium were found concealed in the clothing of a woman arrested after a report of a fight Tuesday morning at America's Best Value Inn, North Cannon Boulevard. Jacalyn... Thu, 18 May 2017 10:00:05 -0500 Destinations & Diversions: Cruise-in, live music and a monster calling We don't have quite as many local activities as usual this weekend, as many families will be busy with high school graduation ceremonies. But let's see what's happening here and nearby. Movie showing... Thu, 18 May 2017 09:56:36 -0500 Dinner honors cancer survivors The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Bedford County hosted its annual dinner honoring cancer survivors, which was held Tuesday night at Fairlane Church of Christ. Larry Overcast was the... Thu, 18 May 2017 09:49:58 -0500