Ike Farrar honored by U.S. Air Force
World War II pilot Ike Farrar was presented with a letter from the Chief of Staff of the Air Force during ceremonies held July 22 at Arnold Engineering Development Complex.
Library salutes summer readers
Argie Cooper Public Library held a end-of-summer event last Friday for its summer reading program.
A large crowd gathered at Eakin Elementary School to enjoy an evening that included awards, face painting, games and a planetarium presentation by...
2014 Fairest of the Fair contestants
The Fairest of the Fair pageants will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Shelbyville Central High School. The 17th annual Bedford County Fair runs from July 28-Aug. 2 at Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center on Midland Road.
Mission accomplished: Normandy team helps inner city
A 16-person group from First Baptist Church of Normandy recently went on a mission trip to Indianapolis, Indiana.
The group repaired a roof on a building used as an inner city community garden, cleaned up a vacant lot, participated in street clean...
Small Talk: My classified ad
Students from the School-Age Care Program imagine what sort of classified ad they might take.
Chili Cookoffs and the First Square Fair
On Friday night, the Southern Summer Night Chili Cook-off took place on the square, while on Saturday the Tennessee State Chili Cook-off Championship was held as part of the First Square Fair (formerly the Uptown City Fair).
Edgemont colors America
Edgemont Baptist Church hosted its annual musical celebration earlier this month. "Color Me America" is a patriotic celebration the church's Praise Choir enjoys presenting each year during early July.
Swift water rescue drill
Shelbyville firefighters trained for swift water rescues Monday, July 7, 2014 on Duck River at Fishermen's Park. They took a brief break for a real-life emergency to aid Winford Cummings, who suffered a broken ankle while fishing downstream.
Shelbyville July 4 Celebration
Shelbyville's 2014 July 4 celebration drew crowds for food, music, fun and fireworks.
Patriotic Parade and Rally
A Patriotic Parade and Rally was held Wednesday, July 2, 2014 on the Shelbyville square, following a barbecue for veterans at Calvary Baptist Church, event sponsor. The parade was followed by music led by Calvary music minister Steven Flippo and...
Small Talk: How did people stay cool before electricity?
Students from Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County.
New Town Grocery
Kenneth Smith moved the old New Town Grocery from Rutherford County to his home on Kingdom Road. It took him three years to renovate the building and outfit it with his lifetime's collection of antique items. He will hold an open house from 10 a.m....
Home safe: Harden returns from Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Patrick Harden, a member of A Battery, 1-181st Field Artillery Battalion, Tennessee Army National Guard, returned home safely to his family on June 17 after 10 months in Afghanistan.
There to welcome him were his wife, Lori, and his two...
Small Talk: In the editor's chair
Imagine that you are the editor at an imaginary newspaper in an imaginary town. What story would you assign to your reporters?
20th Annual RC Cola - Moon Pie Festival
The annual celebration of two southern food icons in Bell Buckle, including a 10-mile race, a parade, and the "synchronized wading" skits. Gov. Bill and Crissy Haslam and country star Mark Collie were among the participants.
Gay Ervin retirement
UT extension agent Gay Ervin's retirement party was held on Friday, June 13. Co-workers past and present, friends and family showed their appreciation for Ervin's work throughout her career.
A magical start to summer reading
Mr. Rich the Science Guy from Super Science Tennessee entertained the audience at the Argie Cooper Library's Summer Reading Kickoff event on Wednesday June 4.
2014 Salute magazine debut
The Shelbyville Times-Gazette and Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce introduced the 2014 edition of Salute at a party Thursday, June 12, 2014. The magazine shows off the best of Bedford County.
Dairy Month 'Milk'
The Farm Bureau Women hosted their annual "milk" -- don't call it a "coffee" -- at the Chamber of Commerce in honor of Dairy Month. See recipes at http://www.t-g.com/story/2091423.html.
Ed Carson Memorial Free Fish Day
Fishing just came easily Saturday at the Ed Carson Memorial Free Fish Day at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy.
FFA forestry, leadership awards
On May 30-31, the Bedford County FFA Chapter of Shelbyville Central High School traveled to Doyle, Tenn., to compete in the Tennessee State FFA Forestry competition. This was the first time that the chapter had ever competed in this event. See the...
Tasty treats, and friends
Beta Iota Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha recently held its annual Taste and Tell gathering at the home of Margaret Hicks, with Shirley McGee serving as a co-hostess.
After sampling each dish, recipes were shared.
Small Talk: What do you wish SACP had that it does not have now?
SACP is the School-Age Care Program, providing after-school and summer care at school facilities.
Southside names kickball champs
It has become a tradition at Southside the past few years for the 2nd-5th graders to participate in a kickball tournament. Coach Jon Martin encourages teamwork and sportsmanship.
One lunch that's for the birds
It's lunchtime, and you're a bird.
You're hungry, and ...oh, look, there's a chicken leg! Smack dab in the middle of 82 Bypass at Depot Street!
So that means bite and grab, bite and grab and dodge oncoming traffic. A buddy's around to help, but...
Relay for Life 2014-2
Bedford County Relay for Life was held May 30-31, 2014 at Bedford County Agriculture Center. More than $26,200 was raised for the American Cancer Society.
Water Safety Day 2014
Water Safety Day was held on Saturday at the Shelbyville Recreation Center.
Relay for Life 2014-1
Relay for Life was held on May 30-31 at the Bedford County Agricultural Center.
Tower rescue training
Shelbyville firefighters -- who are also trained as emergency medical technicians -- underwent training in rescuing a "victim" from the top ot a water tank Thursday morning, May 29, 2014.
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Tuesday, May 27, at the site of the new library to serve Shelbyville and Bedford County. Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam was among the dignitaries in attendance. See the story at...
Small Talk: What will you miss about elementary school?
Students from Learning Way Elementary, Joy Caskey, principal.
Liberty remembers Garner
A new playground at Liberty School honoring late student Garner Pitner, who died in a traffic accident on Memorial Day 2013, was dedicated Friday. Students and family members gathered for a ceremony capped by balloons soaring into the sky.
East Side career day
East Side Elementary School held its annual Career Day on Thursday.
Kindergarten, first and second grade students saw demonstrations from Shelbyville-Bedford County Emergency Medical Service, veterinarian Dr. Andrea Anderson, Duck River Electric,...
Charleston charms travelers
A group of local women recently traveled to Charleston, S.C., visiting several local attractions and enjoying each other's company.
Send photos from your travels to Sadie Fowler at email@example.com.
Glen Oaks marks National Nursing Home Week
Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation celebrated National Nursing Home Week 2014 with a luau marking this year's theme, "Living The Aloha Spirit." A free lunch, bingo, cake walk, facility tours and free blood pressure checks were offered.
SCHS Graduation 2014
Graduation ceremonies were held May 17, 2014, in Calsonic Arena.