Shelbyville Times-Gazette News News headlines from the Shelbyville Times-Gazette newspaper in Shelbyville, Tennessee en-us 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 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 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 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 TCAT-S wants vo-tech building The local technical college still wants to buy Shelbyville Central's vocational annex building behind the college. The topic has come up in the past. However, the Tennessee College of Applied... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:33:03 -0500 PRETTY PETS: Roaches top Dracula's menu Leaping lizards! Today's featured pet is Dracula the Frilled Dragon, or frilled-neck lizard. This decorative "dragon" is owned by Stephanie Anderson... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:30:35 -0500 State helps lighten jail's load Bedford County is already working with Tennessee Corrections Institute on planning for the transition to a new jail facility, even though it's not scheduled to open for more than two years. Jail... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:11:15 -0500 More "Count The Basketballs" winners James M. Darden won a $50 Cracker Barrel gift card and Daniel Woods won a Papa John’s Pizza Party in the “Count The Basketballs” contest in last week’s “Bracket Bucks” advertising section. The men... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:07:45 -0500 KKR completes deal for CKNA Investment firm KKR announced this morning that it has completed its deal to acquire Calsonic Kansei Corporation, including the 41 percent of the company previously owned by Nissan. KKR now owns... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:06:50 -0500 THP announces April checkpoints Safety checkpoints for April have been announced by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. A driver's license checkpoint will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 14 on State Highway 64 East (Wartrace Pike) at... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:49:34 -0500 Gordon inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Alexi Gordon of Bell Buckle was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, which bills itself as the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:48:44 -0500 Ombudsman volunteers needed; training scheduled The South Central Tennessee Development District's Long Term Care Ombudsman program advocates for rights of residents in nursing homes, assisted livings and homes for the aged in the 13-county South... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:47:08 -0500 Thomas Magnet School showcase night Loads of parents and students braved the storm Tuesday evening and made their way through Thomas Magnet School’s Showcase night. See more photos in Sunday’s Life & Leisure section. (T-G Photos by... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:41:50 -0500 New DAR members DAR national organizing secretary-general Nancy Hemrich installed two new members of the Shelby Chapter on Wednesday. Pictured (from left) are: Nancy Hemrich; new member Betty Brown; new member Nancy... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:28:26 -0500 Area's ready for a boom: Pitner From Allen Pitner's perch at the Chamber of Commerce, Shelbyville and Bedford County are in the catbird seat in Middle Tennessee, ready to attract industrial growth. The city-county 86 1/2-acre... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:55:36 -0500 Beer proposal remains in committee Bedford County Board of Commissioners' rules and legislative committee, meeting Tuesday night, deferred action for another month on a proposal to change the county's beer laws. But County Mayor... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:55:23 -0500 Eight authors will visit book signing Have you ever wanted to meet an author? If you have, you can talk to eight of them Saturday at a book signing in Shelbyville. The Shelbyville Spring Multi-Author Book Signing will be Saturday from 11... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:50:02 -0500 Trainers' leader excited about show The 49th annual National Walking Horse Trainers' Show will be held Thursday through Saturday in Calsonic Arena on the Celebration grounds, and Walking Horse Trainers Association president Bill Young... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:47:37 -0500 More than clowning around Jennifer Carden of Heritage South Credit Union dressed as a clown for the annual Celebrity Waiter Luncheon, benefitting Bedford County Relay for Life, on Tuesday at First Baptist Church. “Waiters”... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:46:22 -0500 'Count the Basketballs' winner Shay Luna of Shelbyville was one of the winners of the “Count The Basketballs” contest in last week’s “Bracket Bucks” advertising section. Luna was randomly selected from among those who correctly... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:09:30 -0500 Poster contest winner Cody Hodge, a sophomore at Cascade High School, placed first in the annual Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts’ 2016 poster contest. The theme of this year’s contest was “We All Need... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:28:19 -0500 Volunteer readers Members of Shelbyville Central High School’s National Honor Society recently read to all of the classes at Learning Way Elementary for Read Across America to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. (Submitted... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:21:09 -0500 Another vehicle stolen at farm A second vehicle has been stolen from Look Away Farms on County Line Road. A 1999 Volvo semi-truck, left unlocked with the key in the ignition, was stolen between 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 a.m.... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:18:36 -0500 APHIS hosts cattle disease meetings The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is hosting seven public meetings across the country this spring to discuss animal disease... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:00:49 -0500 Free legal clinic planned A free legal clinic will be held Saturday, April 1, at Scott United Methodist Church, 940 Morton Street, sponsored by the Tennessee Faith and Justice Alliance. Hours are 9 a.m. until noon. Attorneys... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:59:17 -0500 Shelbyville Garden Club holds annual meeting Shelbyville Garden Club held its annual spring luncheon March 15 at Riverbend Country Club. There were 19 members and one guest present. President Donna Simmons welcomed everyone and recognized... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:48:55 -0500 Advice from the best Community High School's counselor is brimming with good advice. So much, in fact, that Angela Cahill has been named state High School Counselor of the Year. The Tennessee School Counseling... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:51:54 -0500 Burglary suspects captured Four adults and a teenager were charged in a series of recent auto burglaries after they were caught allegedly going through unlocked vehicles on Stonefield Circle late Saturday night, Shelbyville... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:43:48 -0500 Poison lurks nearby — but help's as close as your phone Poisoning is the No. 1 cause of injury-related death in Tennessee and the United States, and one organization wants to change that. This is National Poison Prevention Week. The Tennessee Poison... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:43:01 -0500 Woman killed in Moore County crash A Shelbyville woman lost her life in a single-vehicle accident Saturday night in Moore County. Nicole M. Benson, 33, was southbound on U.S. 231 about 10:15 p.m. when she lost control on a curve and... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:42:55 -0500 Great Strides meeting The board of directors of Great Strides Therapeutic Riding met recently to plan for the spring riding sessions for children and young adults with special needs. Volunteer training will be held... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:35:22 -0500 iHOBBY: Green thumb - or frosted thumb? Timing is key when planting garden “Mistress Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” may be a line from a nursery rhyme, but could also lead one to thinking about gardening given that spring starts Monday. Now is the time to... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:41:37 -0500 Household hazardous waste event scheduled Saturday There’s hazardous waste in your home. Yes, your home. And next weekend, you can get rid of it. A household hazardous waste collection event will be held 8 a.m. until noon Saturday at Big Springs... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:41:23 -0500 Bell Buckle goes Daffo-dilly: Feting the famed flower When the 40th annual Daffodil Day got underway at 10 a.m. Saturday clouds threatened to dampen the celebration — but, one hour later, the sky cleared and the sun lit up the day devoted to celebrating... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:15:15 -0500 Trailblazing Laila Ali to speak at MTSU A trailblazing athlete will deliver the dual keynote address for Middle Tennessee State University’s Women’s History Month and Black History Month celebrations. Former four-time boxing world champion... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:05:59 -0500 Cut to arm leaves man injured; girlfriend charged A knife wound sent a Shelbyville man to a Nashville hospital Thursday night. Cory McKissack told police he suffered what is described as a “large cut” to his left bicep during an argument with his... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:59:08 -0500 Sanders credited with education evaluations Shelbyville native William L. “Bill” Sanders died Thursday, March 16. He was 74. Sanders was a statistician and researcher who developed Tennessee’s system for evaluating teachers and schools. He was... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:55:24 -0500