Shelbyville Times-Gazette Headlines News from the Shelbyville Times-Gazette newspaper in Shelbyville, Tennessee en-us Fast start to the weekend: Driver arrested for speeding According to a Shelbyville Police report, William Green was arrested on Friday for driving on a revoked license (2nd) and for speeding. Officer Michael Taylor reports he observed the white Impala... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:54:11 -0600 Janet Edwards Bates Janet Edwards Bates passed this life on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville at the age of 75. Mrs. Bates was born in Shelbyville, Tennessee to the late Thomas Marion... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:25:29 -0600 Jeff Demars Funeral arrangements for Jeff Demars, age 55, of Shelbyville, are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date by Doak-Howell Funeral Home. Mr. Demars passed from this life Monday,... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:59:29 -0600 Victor Max "Vic" Dearen On February, 27, 2017, Victor Max “Vic” Dearen was called by his Lord to join him in eternal life in Heaven. Vic was pre-deceased by his parents, William G. and Ruth Dearen, and an older brother,... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:01:26 -0600 Billie Jo Smithson Lovvorn Funeral services for Billie S. Lovvorn, age 82 of Shelbyville, will be held Thursday March 2, 2017 in the Chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Brother Charles Williams and Brother Todd Tanner... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:28:54 -0600 Dr. David Clarneau Dr. David Darrell Clarneau, age 72, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in Shelbyville, TN. He was born on January 24, 1945 in Oregon to the late Glen and Ella (Williamson) Clarneau. He was... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:24:03 -0600 George Earl Bowen Mr. George Earl Bowen, age 66, of Unionville, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:15:47 -0600 Janie Ann Davis Mrs. Janie Ann Davis, age 79, of Shelbyville, TN, died Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Shelbyville, TN. Mrs. Davis was born in Fosterville, TN and was a daughter of the late John Dee and Lucy May... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:57:52 -0600 Nancy Bryant Holton Nancy Bryant Holton, age 73, of Unionville, died Saturday, February 25, 2017. Born in Rutherford Co., TN, Mrs. Holton was a daughter of the late Jim Bryant and Leavie Mae Dunn Bryant. She was a... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:53:09 -0600 Evins "Pappy" Akins Mr. Evins “Pappy” Akins, age 43, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017. Funeral services will be 12 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Scott United Methodist Church. Dr. Robin... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:24:47 -0600 DAR gives out citizen, history awards The Shelby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honored its 2017 DAR Good Citizen and American History essay contest winners at its annual George Washington tea. Sydney Morgan... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:11:39 -0600 Scam Watch: Fake IRS calls received in recent months Another intended victim has avoided being scammed by an Internal Revenue Service impersonator. The woman was told she owed taxes from 2010-15 and, as a result, all her bank accounts would be placed... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:47:44 -0600 Justice Complex plans unveiled; completion still years in future Bedford County Justice Complex, including a jail, courtrooms, and judicial and law enforcement offices, won't likely be ready to be put out to bid until the end of the year, and will have a two-year... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:40:36 -0600 Mock school board delegates recognized Bedford County Board of Education recognized Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE) delegates Tuesday night. Sophomore Brooke Sudduth and junior Wesley Gilliland from Cascade High School;... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:40:10 -0600 Students flock to MTSU Honors College open house One student flew from Colorado. Most of the high school students came from Tennessee. The rest came from surrounding states in the South and Midwest. With sunny, mid-70 degree weather prevailing... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:20:10 -0600 Tractor safety day Students from Liz Gassaway’s CDC class enjoy the good weather during Community High School FFA’S tractor safety day, one of seven events held during FFA week. Pictured (in no particular order) are:... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:51:21 -0600 Services offered to local mothers With the aid of federal grant funding, Centerstone behavioral health is now providing access to health education and reproductive life planning services in Bedford and surrounding counties. These... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:23:19 -0600 World Spay Day Shelbyville City Mayor Wallace Cartwright recently signed a proclamation for World Spay Day, which is Tuesday, Feb. 28, encouraging residents of the City to spay their pets in order to reduce pet... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:18:24 -0600 Body in old Harris school is Holland: Police Shelbyville Police say that the body that was found in the old Harris Middle School Wednesday is that of Cecil D. Holland. Holland, a homeless man that police had been searching for, was reported... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:14:42 -0600 Cremated remains stolen from house A man who was being released from jail reported he became the victim of a burglary Thursday, with the stolen items including the cremains of his late spouse. The victim said that while someone was... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:57:57 -0600 Convenience of cans: Learning food preservation Quick! Name what locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables you are going to be picking up from the local farmer's market this weekend. (Cue "Jeopardy" music...) That's right -- it is the middle of... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:26:52 -0600 Child's epilepsy baffles doctors Any mother understands what it's like to be responsible for their child's safety, but imagine what it would be like if your child could stop breathing at any moment whether you're right beside them... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:25:34 -0600 Keele, Freebury to wed Erica Lynn Keele and James Vincent Freebury Jr., both of Lewisburg (Wheel Community), announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of James Keele of Shelbyville and Regina Gregory of... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:23:30 -0600 ISIS, Russia, Iran issues seen through prophecy I'm blessed to have several fascinating books to review by Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson. The titles are, by category: "Clash of Kingdoms: What the Bible Says About Russia, ISIS, Iran,... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:23:07 -0600 Donald Lee Taylor Donald Lee Taylor, age 67, of Shelbyville, was born March 24, 1949, and passed from this life February 21, 2017. Preceding him in death were his father Jackie D. Taylor, a brother Glenn D. Taylor,... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:03:57 -0600 Continue to pray for peace of Jerusalem "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper. O Jerusalem, may there be peace within your walls and prosperity in your palaces." (Psalm 122:6-7) Looking out our seventh floor... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:18:53 -0600 Life-long dream led Young to Mississippi College Hard work, dedication and natural talent led to Shelbyville Central senior Darius Young's life-long dream come true. Young recently signed a letter of intent to continue his education and play... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:10:39 -0600 Eaglettes receive season honors Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:06:43 -0600 What random book will you find at the library? I guess I am experiencing what they call "writer's block" this morning. My mind is darting here and there and not focusing on any one topic. So, I think the only cure may be to go for a nice walk in... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:25:00 -0600 Woman killed in traffic accident Family and friends are mourning the loss of a Shelbyville native killed in a two-vehicle accident in southern Rutherford County late Wednesday afternoon. Tammy Bassham Simeri, 52, of Murfreesboro was... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:04:07 -0600 Despoiling the Duck "The picture speaks for itself," said Bedford County Recycling Coordinator Diane Forbes, who submitted this photo of trash dumped illegally at the Duck River bridge on State Route 82. County crews... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:01:25 -0600 Gold River plans expansion A livestock feed producer plans to expand and add 15 jobs by the fall. Gold River Feeds went before the Shelbyville Municipal Planning Commission Thursday for a site plan to expand its facility at... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:58:44 -0600 Should there be a buffer between beer sales and schools or churches? Bedford County commissioners, during the meeting of the commission's rules and legislative committee on Tuesday night, debated the issue of doing away with distance requirements for package beer... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:58:24 -0600 Zoning request clarified The Times-Gazette reported incorrectly on Wednesday about a proposed rezoning. Bedford County Board of Commissioners' rules and legislative committee voted Tuesday night to recommend a rezoning of... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:56:19 -0600 District tweaks policies to stay current with laws The Bedford County Board of Education approved a number of routine policy adjustments earlier this week to stay current with federal, state and county laws and requirements. The tweaks touched upon... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:54:50 -0600 Local youth compete in robotics program The Tree Climbing Fish, a First Lego League robotics team from the Flat Creek area, completed its 2016-2017 season by competing at the East Tennessee FLL Championship Tournament on Feb. 11 at... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:11:55 -0600 Bogus bill offer for food flops An employee at the local Burger King reported a $50 counterfeit bill was passed through the drive-through on Wednesday. Shelbyville Officer Letisia Butler responded to the location and spoke with the... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:11:41 -0600 Jack Lane Perry A gathering of family and friends for Jack Lane Perry, 55, of Shelbyville, will be held 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017 in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home. Mr. Perry passed... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:28:33 -0600 Tammy Renee Simeri Mrs. Tammy Renee Simeri, 52, of Murfreesboro died Wednesday, February 22. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, February 26, at Hillcrest Funeral Home Dr. George Jackson officiating. Burial... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:17:43 -0600 Patsy Whiteside Patsy Brown Whiteside passed away in the care of her daughters on February 20, 2017. Natives of Shelbyville Tennessee, Patsy and her family made New Bern their home from 1965 through 1988. She and... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:16:35 -0600 Anna Johnson Ms. Anna Johnson, age 82, of Shelbyville transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on Saturday, February 18, 2017. She leaves to cherish her memory granddaughter, Tatiana Rose “Tot”... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:13:15 -0600 Police find body in old Harris Middle School Shelbyville Police found the body of an unidentified man in the old Harris Middle School Wednesday afternoon. It's too soon to determine if the body is that of a homeless man that police have been... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:02:02 -0600 Vote on gas tax increase postponed The first vote on Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed gas tax increase was postponed on Wednesday when a House subcommittee adjourned before voting on either the Governor's measure or an alternative which... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:01:56 -0600 Take the stage in local productions Have you ever wanted to sing or act? Is there a musician or comedian inside you just itching to take the stage? Well, you're in luck. In the next couple of weeks, no fewer than three different... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:59:20 -0600 PRETTY PETS: Oh rats! Furry critters have big personalities Pretty Pets is a feature in which we interview the owner of unusual pets or livestock. This feature will appear each Thursday. The T-G welcomes your suggestions for such animals to be featured. Email... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:56:54 -0600 All Tournament 12-AA Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:08:23 -0600 Thunder 03 places at Action Indoor Sports Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:07:11 -0600 Chasing winter crappie: Staying on the move helps By the time temperatures outside reach the mid-fifties most anglers are looking to get out on the water. This time of the year the crappie fishing is getting heated up and the fish are very willing... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:04:48 -0600 Motorist drives scared after accident In response to an accident, Shelbyville Police Officer Christopher Vest was dispatched to the area of Depot Street and Highway 82 on Tuesday. Vest received a radio dispatch that a maroon Nissan left... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:31:48 -0600 THP announces safety checkpoints for March The Tennessee Highway Patrol has announced upcoming sobriety and/or safety belt roadside checkpoints for March. Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:30:30 -0600 Destinations & Diversions: Llama drama at the circus this weekend The Garden Bros. Circus will appear this weekend at Calsonic Arena on the Celebration grounds. The 90-minute production includes elephants, camels, llamas, horses and buffalo. Show times will be... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:24:13 -0600 William Brewer Lovelace Funeral services for William Brewer Lovelace, 45, of Shelbyville will be on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Gowen-Smith with Pastor Blen Hinton officiating. Burial will... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:34:09 -0600 Evelyn Merrett Payne Mrs. Evelyn Merrett Payne, 93, of Shelbyville died Tuesday, February 21. Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, February 25, at Hillcrest Funeral Home, Donnie Rader officiating. Burial will... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:20:58 -0600 Some schools didn't follow proper procedures The school system and county need to ensure that principals are complying with state laws for bookkeeping, the county's finance director said Tuesday. Robert Daniel, Bedford County's finance... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:37:13 -0600 Student leaders lend a helping hand Juniors from various high schools in Bedford County spent their President's Day off getting their hands dirty. As part of a service work day, youth members of Leadership Bedford performed a variety... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:28:13 -0600 Another good effort by Cascade falls victim to CPA FRANKLIN — It’s almost a broken record at this point. Cascade (21-8) puts forth a good effort, yet comes up just short against CPA. It was more of that same song and dance in the District 12-AA... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:50:40 -0600 Area museum seeking help preserving history MTSU students are trying to preserve the history of African-American education in Rutherford County, and you can play a major role by helping them. Graduate students in Brenden Martin's "Essentials... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:49:59 -0600 Celebration Way's Walker honored Ashley Walker, eldercare advisor, at Celebration Way Assisted Living by Americare, was elevated to the silver level of the company's Sales Honor Club for 2017 at Americare's annual sales and... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:46:41 -0600 Fountains of promise Thomas Magnet School student Walker Craig ran a successful campaign for Student Council president last fall. In his platform speech, Craig said he wanted to make a difference and that is what he has... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:44:37 -0600 Health screenings can catch serious conditions Residents living in and around Shelbyville can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:44:15 -0600 Community Health Systems posts 4Q loss FRANKLIN (AP) -- Community Health Systems Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $220 million in its fourth quarter. The company owns and operates hospitals in Shelbyville and Tullahoma under its Tennova... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:43:36 -0600 Beach Bums has new tanning lamps The new year is rapidly progressing and warmer days are quickly approaching. Be ready for the new season with a new tan. It is the perfect time to visit Beach Bums as they have all new lamps. The new... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:38:38 -0600 Brighten Your Corner The Shelbyville-Bedford County Beautification Committee honored Global Homes of Murfreesboro Tuesday for its restoration work on a home, built around 1880, located on the 400 block of Belmont Avenue.... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:00:17 -0600 50-year member R.C. Hunkins, past master 1980, recently received his 50-year Masonic membership pin and certificate through the coordination of Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge No. 9 (Ohio) and Shelbyville Benevolent Lodge... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:54:45 -0600 Will you adopt a pet? Shelbyville Animal Control has 10 cats, including this gray one, for adoption as well as 12 dogs. Animals that are adopted through Shelbyville Animal Control may qualify for a free spay or neuter... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:45:29 -0600