Shelbyville Times-Gazette Headlines News from the Shelbyville Times-Gazette newspaper in Shelbyville, Tennessee en-us Vikings fight off Hornets’ rally UNIONVILLE — The Community Vikings saw an 8-0 lead evaporate, but were able to get up off the deck and come from behind for a 13-9 victory over the Huntland Hornets in a District 9-A contest... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:37:36 -0500 Sanders’ blast lifts Eaglettes TULLAHOMA — Sophomore Taylor Sanders provided the offense while senior Kendall Durard handled the Tullahoma hitters in the Eaglettes’ 3-1 District 8-AAA win on Wednesday night. Sanders ripped a... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:35:39 -0500 Bobby G. Sanders Sr. Bobby G. Sanders Sr., 81, of Shelbyville died early Wednesday morning, March 29, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Richard Dugger... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:45:01 -0500 Generosity in action The generosity of strangers has touched several lives in Bedford County. Veteran John Neeley is battling squamous cell carcinoma and Parkinson's Disease. Although Medicare and Tricare are covering... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:29:51 -0500 Health proposal worries locals In Rep. Scott DesJarlais' district, some residents are cheering the demise of the revised national health care law bitterly opposed by the House Freedom Caucus, of which DesJarlais is a member.... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:25:57 -0500 FBI Academy graduate grateful for experience "It was overwhelming at first," Detective Lt. Jason Kennedy of the Bedford County Sheriff's Office said of his time at the FBI National Academy. Kennedy, who now boasts an Academy diploma among his... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:21:43 -0500 One 'loan' that won't be repaid A Shelbyville man was surprised to receive a phone call from a collection agency telling him he owed $2,800 on a cellular phone account he didn't open in North Carolina. The victim's Social Security... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:13:04 -0500 April Fools' Day cancelled ... at least, at the T-G April Fools' Day falls on Saturday this year. The Times-Gazette doesn't publish on Saturday, and so I won't get to do my annual April Fools' Day story this year. It just wouldn't work on Friday, the... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:06:59 -0500 Destinations & Diversions: A buncha bull this April Fool's weekend "April Foolishness," a variety show in dinner theater format featuring a variety of local talent, will be presented Saturday at The Fly Arts Center on South Main Street. Dinner will be served at 6... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:04:02 -0500 Child abuse awareness event planned Junior's House Inc., a child advocacy and protection center which is based in Lincoln County with a satellite office in Shelbyville, will observe Child Abuse Protection Month with a ceremony 1 p.m.... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:58:15 -0500 Civil War symposium A Civil War symposium was held Saturday at Bell Buckle Banquet Hall, sponsored by Tennessee’s Backroads Heritage. Historian Ed Bearss, right, was the keynote speaker; Bearss was one of the on-camera... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:54:31 -0500 Young volunteers pack food for hungry students A group of youths from First Presbyterian and Edgemont Baptist churches got together on March 19 to assemble 95 boxes of food. These boxes contain fully cooked and easy to open foods for distribution... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:54:25 -0500 Motlow to recognize excellent faculty The Motlow College Foundation will host its annual Faculty Excellence Awards ceremony on Thursday, April 13, at 3 p.m. on the Moore County campus in the Clayton-Glass Library Events Area. The... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:54:17 -0500 Banking: Nancy Holman Q: What makes Heritage South different from other credit unions? Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:18:40 -0500 Financial Advisor: Charlie Williams Q: How can I pay less in investment-related taxes? Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:12:19 -0500 Charles William Divens Charles William Divens, 78, died Tuesday, March 28, 2016. A native of Petersburg, TN., son of the late Hub “Bear” and Annie Mae Divens. He is survived by way of the Greer, Porter and Harper... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:12:11 -0500 Faye Elaine Lamb Sypolt Faye Elaine Lamb Sypolt, 93, of Shelbyville died Thursday, March 23, 2017 at NHC Oakwood in Lewisburg. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Grace Baptist Church with Bobby McGee... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:21:38 -0500 School, jail move forward The county continues to make progress towards launching its two big building projects -- a new jail/justice center, and a new Cascade High School, according to reports at Tuesday evening's meeting of... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:07:07 -0500 More of us: Population increases 5% Bedford County's population grew by more than 5 percent between 2010 and 2016, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. The county's official 2010 Census population, as of April... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:06:55 -0500 GOP to hear Hamada at Reagan Day dinner Renaissance man Omar Hamada -- a physician, ordained minister, musician and Special Forces veteran of the U.S. Army -- will be the keynote speaker of Bedford County Republican Party's annual Reagan... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:05:13 -0500 Credit card skimmer found on gas pump A credit card skimming device was discovered on a gasoline pump at a Bedford County convenience store Tuesday. The device was attached to the card reader on Pump 6 at Two-Way Market, U.S. 41A North,... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:26:12 -0500 Webb endows Smith with chair The Webb School recently honored a faculty member, Moira Judas Smith, with the Wilson "Woody" Sims, Sr. Endowed Chair in Foreign Language. Members of the Sims and Smith families and other guests... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:24:44 -0500 FCE Club Report Wheel FCE Club met March 16. Jerry Boyce called the luncheon meeting to order. Jane Perryman was the hostess. Karon Perryman read the call to order, "Shamrock." The devotion, "Easter Sunday," was led... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:19:57 -0500 Donation to animal control Animal lovers from the Senior Citizens Center donated a variety of items to the city and county animal control facilities. Representing the Senior Citizens Center are Diane Cline and Rosie Keele.... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:16:24 -0500 Math educator lesson Dr. Angela Barlow of Middle Tennessee State University led a Project IMPACT session last week in the classroom of Keisha Banks’ 8th-grade class at Community Middle School. The professional... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:06:20 -0500 Red hot Lady Champs win 8th straight COLUMBIA — It took the Lady Champions three innings, but once the offense started, there was no denying another victory for the Lady Champions on Tuesday evening at Columbia Academy. After breaking... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:13:48 -0500 Cascade band performs at Disney World The Cascade High School Band went to Walt Disney World last week and participated in Disney’s Your Instrumental Workshop. The band sight read and played music from different Disney soundtracks... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:43:11 -0500 Chamber members of the month Athena Broadband was named Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month for January 2017, while Bedford Builds Habitat for Humanity was named Shelbyville-Bedford county chamber... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:39:01 -0500 SC tennis splits at Lincoln Co. It was another clean sweep on Friday afternoon for the Shelbyville Central girls tennis team, knocking off Lincoln County 7-0. Keely Smith and Priscila Morales made quick work of their singles... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:45:38 -0500 Permits for homes set new record Global Homes has invested heavily in home building in Shelbyville in the last few years. These moderately-priced homes on St. Charles Place are just some of Global's efforts. Newly-constructed... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:25:22 -0500 Sixth DUI nets 5-year sentence Three days before his 39th birthday, Christopher Shaun Bell asked Circuit Court Judge Forest Durard for a favor. Bell sought a two-day delay in sending him to prison to give him time to get his... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:25:00 -0500 Trainers Show winner Gen A Mighty, Jimmy McConnell up for Taylor & Floyd, won the stake class at this past weekend’s 49th Annual National Walking Horse Trainers Show. The show was held in Calsonic Arena on the... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:21:53 -0500 FCE Club Report Following the Achievement Night program on March 23, Friends and Family FCE Vice President Kathy Lamb called the meeting to order with four members present. A call to order, “Shamrocks,” was read by... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:19:29 -0500 Undefeated Lady Champs win 2 more MURFREESBORO — The Cascade Lady Champions kept their early season momentum rolling over the weekend in the Warrior Classic, claiming two more wins to remain unbeaten on the season. On Saturday,... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:11:28 -0500 Champs struggle vs. Spring Hill Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:09:27 -0500 Alberto Gonzales to speak at Webb School April 12 The Webb School 2016-2017 Follin Speaker Series will welcome Alberto Gonzales, 80th Attorney General of the United States, on April 12 at 2:20 p.m. in the Follin Chapel. The event is free and open to... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:08:55 -0500 Brighten Your Corner award The Brighten Your Corner award is presented to Dr. Clement Aluyi for transforming a former auto repair shop building on South Cannon Boulevard into a suite of modern medical offices. From left are... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:07:09 -0500 Patriots knock off Westwood 8-3 The Liberty Patriots notched an impressive win Friday night, defeating Westwood 8-3. The Patriots took control with a three-spot in the bottom of the third inning and never trailed in the game.... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:06:33 -0500 Blue Monarch receives funding for Parenting Sober program For the past 14 years, Blue Monarch has been serving mothers across Tennessee and beyond who are recovering from abuse and addiction. Not only do they focus on the mothers, but they are one of few... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:04:08 -0500 Dixie Highway discussed at Historical Society meeting Bedford County Historical Society met March 20 at First United Methodist Church. Marjorie Collier spoke about the Dixie Highway. Collier, a native of Indiana, retired as an engineer at Arnold... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:57:20 -0500 Cub Scout awards banquet Cub Scout Pack 476 awarded yearly den badges and other electives at its annual achievement banquet. Front row: Jesse Sweeney. Second row, from left: Atlee Hancock, Cory Cunningham, Ollie Cawthon,... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:54:42 -0500 Public works program at Rotary Eric Pierce, public works director for City of Shelbyville spoke to the March 1 meeting of The Rotary Club of Shelbyville. He dscussed current and future public works projects. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:48:04 -0500 Lisa Lee Whitefield Fryer Lisa Lee Whitefield Fryer, 55, of Shelbyville died Sunday, March 26, 2017. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:17:46 -0500 Sherman Leon Seadeek Sherman Leon Seadeek, 90, of Shelbyville died Saturday evening, March 25, 2017 at Glen Oaks Convalescent Center after an extended illness. No services are planned at this time; he chose... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:28:12 -0500 Anna Pearl Keele Anna Pearl Keele, 82, of Wartrace died Saturday, March 25, 2017 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Wartrace with Eddie... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:20:49 -0500 A few words about journalism Times-Gazette sports editor Chris Siers talks about print journalism in a session during Community High School’s career day on Friday. Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:05:50 -0500 DesJarlais: Failed bill wasn’t healthy U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, a physician, released a statement on Friday saying that the American Health Care Act, which was put forward by President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, didn’t... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:00:27 -0500 Walking horses to join ths year’s Relay for Life This year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life, scheduled for June 2-3 at Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center, will have a new sound: hoofbeats. Bedford County’s Relay event is... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:58:22 -0500 Drunken drive has lasting effects Jennifer Lynn Comacho’s arrest for driving while intoxicated on June 29, 2016 was her fifth time in 10 years — and it cost her freedom and driving privileges. She took a plea deal last Monday and... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:39:38 -0500 Marijuana-carrying man forces way into residence A man carrying two grams of marijuana faces multiple charges after allegedly forcing his way into a Northwood Drive home Thursday morning. Michael Troy Haynes, 26, allegedly kicked his way into the... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:30:31 -0500 New trend: Fewer bills going before House Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining. — Teddy Roosevelt We had a total of 498 bills on the calendar this week in the committees. There were 373 in... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:26:33 -0500 Eagles edge Bobcats as pitch strikes batter Shelbyville Central won in an unusual fashion against visiting Giles County on Friday evening. With bases loaded and the game tied 4-4, Tayler McBay stepped into the batter’s box and was hit by a... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:21:25 -0500 Cascade breaks away to stop Community UNIONVILLE – The Cascade Champions broke out of a scoreless halftime tie with two second half goals and went on to defeat the Community Vikings 2-0 in an intra-county soccer matchup Friday night.... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:17:16 -0500 Cascade conquers AAA teams The Cascade Lady Champions faced two Class AAA opponents on Friday in the Warrior Classic. In both games, Cascade unleashed its potent offense and claimed two blowout wins. Against Bolton, a hot... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:14:38 -0500 Vikes sweep Moore County as Bushnell shines LYNCHBURG – Tyler Bushnell pitched a complete game and had a no-hitter going into the fifth inning as the Community Vikings completed a two-game sweep over the Moore County Raiders Thursday night... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:37:20 -0500 Woman attacked at 82-S bridge A woman says she was attacked Monday afternoon at a popular recreation area just south of Shelbyville. She told Bedford County deputy Savannah Martin she was walking near Duck River bridge off... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:46:59 -0500 Subdivision approval still awaits A planned residential development by a Shelbyville family is moving forward. The Matuseks received approval from Shelbyville City Council last June to rezone a site on Midland Road to R-4 PUD. The... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:36:54 -0500 Hey! Where's my attorney? An alleged drug dealer's slackness on showing up for court dates -- if he showed up at all -- was upsetting enough for Circuit Court Judge Forest Durard. But the apparent lack of interest in the case... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:35:20 -0500 Sign of spring Monday marked the start of the spring season, shown here bursting forth in full tulip bloom. (T-G Photo by Christina Warinner) Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:34:27 -0500 Trainers' Show begins The 49th annual Walking Horse Trainers’ Show started Thursday and runs through Saturday at Calsonic Arena. Here, contestants line up for judging in the Open 2 Year Old Mares & Geldings (Rider Cup)... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:30:27 -0500 Viqueens quickly down Fayetteville FAYETTEVILLE — The Community Viqueens needed just five innings to claim a double-digit win at Fayetteville on Thursday evening. The Purple and Gold scored early and often in the 18-0 rout. The... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:27:01 -0500 Sudduth silences Eagleville batters in Cascade win EAGLEVILLE — With sophomore pitcher Brooke Sudduth keeping the Lady Eagle bats silenced, Cascade was able to claim a 4-0 matinee win on Thursday afternoon. The top of the order struck out in the top... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:26:35 -0500 What's on your mind? Politics What's on your mind? The Times-Gazette asked that question Thursday at a local diner. Peggy Richardson said she is following news of the possible repeal or, at least changing, of the Affordable... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:24:29 -0500 Spring Break Safari: Inventor What if you could ... ... be an inventor at Chattanooga's Creative Discovery Museum? Science comes to life with numerous hands-on experiences in the all-new Make It Gallery. Children can be inventors... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:09:20 -0500 Spring Break Safari: Speleologist What if you could ... ... venture underground and be a speleologist inside a deep cavern at Ruby Falls on Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga? Learn about rocks and geology and view the cave's mysterious... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:00:50 -0500 Celebration Pet Day planned April 8 at ag center The annual Celebration Pet Day and Fair will be held Saturday, April 8. The event will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Bedford County Agricultural Center. A free family event, the Celebration Pet Day... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:53:56 -0500 Eagles halt ’Cats TULLAHOMA — Bring out the brooms as Shelbyville Central’s Golden Eagle baseball team got the two-game series sweep after claiming a 3-0 victory at Tullahoma in a District 8AAA matchup on Thursday... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:42:42 -0500 Champs kick Raiders The Cascade Champions rallied past Spring Hill for a 2-1 home victory on Thursday afternoon. The Raiders struck the first blow with an early first half strike. Cascade answered the score with a... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:40:53 -0500 A gift for Morgan: Twins honor little girl's memory Gracie and Carter Daniel of Community Elementary had a great deal to celebrate this week on their 8th birthday Friday. They chose to use their special day to raise awareness for a cause dear to their... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:40:37 -0500 Sunday Conversation: Psychologist, author will appear at library Shelbyville native Dr. Brenda Clanton Rambo-Igney, who publishes books under the name Brenda Rambo, will appear 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library for an author visit and... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:37:55 -0500 Big 1st boosts Lady Pats HUNTLAND — A monster first inning proved more than enough for the Liberty Lady Patriots on Thursday night. Liberty took advantage of several Huntland walks and coasted to a 16-0 blowout victory. In... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:37:37 -0500 Viqueens fall despite 16 runs FAYETTEVILLE — Offense was in no short supply for the Community Middle Viqueens. Though able to drive in 16 runs, the Purple and Gold fell at Fayetteville, 24-16. Community drove in two in the top of... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:36:02 -0500 Unbelief becomes belief I have had more than my share of conversations and even friendships with people who claim to be atheists. It was a privilege to share my faith with them, and they in turn shared their lack of faith... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:46:24 -0500 Bargains at used book sale It is almost used book sale time again. Monday, April 3 at 9 a.m. is kickoff. The sale will go through 5 p.m. April 15! Take some of those tax returns and buy yourself some good books. Hardbacks are... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:45:28 -0500 It can't happen -- can it? The nail place is evidently the place to be on Saturday afternoon. I normally try to avoid places like this on Saturdays or times during the week when most people go, such as right after work, but... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:42:50 -0500 Hello World: Cheyenne Mae Roberts Chelsea and William Roberts of Tullahoma announce the birth of a daughter, Cheyenne Mae Roberts, on March 17 in Tullahoma. The baby girl weighed 6 pounds, 11.6 oz. She is the granddaughter of Darlene... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:41:54 -0500 Hello World: Keagan Blake Dye Amanda Marie and David Andrew Dye of Shelbyville announce the birth of a daughter, Keagan Blake Dye, on Feb. 24 in Murfreesboro. The baby girl weighed 7 pounds, 8 oz. She is the granddaughter of... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:41:19 -0500 Ham roll ups will make a big hit at any gathering We celebrated Times-Gazette employee Teresa Ward's birthday last week in normal T-G fashion. There were brownies, pizza bites and other snacks, one of which was something as new to the spread as the... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:39:27 -0500 'Orange' ya glad I said banana If words like kale, spinach and almond milk scare you away from the word "smoothie," hold off a moment before making your final judgement. When I began drinking smoothies for breakfast several years... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:25:19 -0500 Hope lives on the run and in the movies Saturday was full of fun and fundraising for The Mark Kelly Have Hope Foundation. The morning hours were filled with merriment and magic with a special screening of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" at... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:20:32 -0500 Angel smashed, church playground vandalized "Severe" vandalism was done to a playground and an angel figurine was shattered by vandals at a Shelbyville church late last week, police were told Wednesday. "It was clearly intentionally done and... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:08:17 -0500