Toy giveaway 2014
City Outreach Ministries held its annual toy distribution on Saturday, Dec. 20.
Small Talk: If Santa had no sleigh....
Students from Cascade Middle School
County offices celebrate Christmas
The county fee offices located in the U.S. Bank building on the north side of the square -- county clerk, property assessor, register of deeds and trustee -- held Christmas receptions on Friday, with each office putting out its own lavish spread of...
Songs of the season
Liberty School's fifth grade band, conducted by Thomas Chesnut, performed for the first time in front of an audience on Wednesday, along with the Voices Of ?Liberty, directed by Susan Hamm.
First Community Bank celebrates employees
First Community Bank recently celebrated employee serve awards. The employee service awards were presented at the company's annual Christmas dinner held on Dec. 5 at the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall.
Rocking with Santa for Relay
Santa stopped by the Times-Gazette on Saturday to have his photo made with boys and girls as a fund-raiser for "Press Power," the T-G's team in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
Warm feelings about a chili trip
Dicky Thorpe, who won a statewide International Chili Society cookoff in Shelbyville, traveled west to compete in the ICS championships in Las Vegas and at a chili cookoff in Terlingua, Texas. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2146557.html
Decked out with detail
The Shelbyville Satellite Group, part of Cheekwood Chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild of America, decorated a Christmas tree last week in the lobby of Pinnacle Bank in Shelbyville. It's the 29th year in a row that the group has done this -- they...
Go Gold for Hines
Community Elementary School held a rally Thursday for Hines Rotriga from Wheeling, West Virginia. Hines is fighting Stage IV neuroblastoma. Wheeling is the hometown of Community Principal Christina Fox. Students and staff made Hines a banner and...
Holiday entertainment at Christian Care
Residents at Christian Care Center of Bedford County enjoyed a week full of exciting events. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2146582.html
Wrapping up some holiday cheer
Volunteers gathered at Shelbyville Recreation Center to wrap holiday presents for Bedford County Autism group.
Christmas comes to Wartrace
Wartrace citizens gathered last Friday for the town's Christmas tree lighting. Festive singing rang out as the holiday season went into full swing.
Back to Thailand for Lewis
Earlier this fall, Ted Lewis of Shelbyville made another visit to Home of Blessing, a refuge in Thailand which Lewis and his wife Ann have supported since 2003. During this year's trip, he specifically asked his guide to take him to an area of...
Shelbyville Garden Club decorates tree
Members of the Shelbyville Garden Club gathered in November at The Fly Arts Center to design and decorate a Christmas Tree for participation in the Festival of Trees activity. The club's tree was awarded 2nd place in the "Most Beautiful" category...
They heard the call: Creators build a speaker business
Justin Brady and Blake Harvey have created their own speaker business, Hardwood Audio. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2144121.html.
SCHS blood drive
Shelbyville Central High School held a blood drive Friday in honor of Jackson Smith, a junior who has been battling Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ACL).
2014 Christmas Parade
Scenes from the 41st annual Shelbyville Christmas Parade held Saturday afternoon, Dec. 6, 2014.
Order up! Pre-K kids learn the restaurant business
Students from the Pre-Kindergarten program at Eakin Elementary School visited Ruby Tuesday on Thursday, learning about the different jobs at a restaurant. The students assembled burgers, decorated cupcakes and prepared plates.
Tree-lighting at H.V. Griffin Park
H.V. Griffin Park held a tree-lighting ceremony on Monday night, first lighting the official park Christmas tree and then, gradually, the other decorations throughout the park.
Small Talk: Thoughts on Black Friday
Students from East Side Elementary School.
On the wings of....
Community Elementary School students were treated to an up-close lesson on winged wonders on Tuesday.
The students gathered in the middle school's auditorium for a lesson by Bob Tarter, founder of the Natural History Educational Co. of the Midsouth...
Behind the mask: Local cosplayers live the superhero dream
Adam Prince, a painter and former Bell Buckle volunteer firefighter, is known as Nashville's Dark Knight. This is the result of the countless cosplay and social events he has attended dressed as comic book favorite, Batman. Since an early age,...
2014 Central High Great Canned Food Drive
Shelbyville Central High School students collected 16,312 cans in their Great Canned Food Drive, believed to be the 33rd edition.
Highway Department holiday dinner
After a break, Bedford County Highway Department resumed its old tradition of a Thanksgiving-week dinner, open to the public, on Wednesday. The event draws numerous attendees from all walks of life. Highway Superintendent Stanley Smotherman (wearing...
Small Talk: How do you cook a Thanksgiving turkey?
Students from Southside Elementary School.
On stage: Liberty's idols
Liberty School first through fourth graders took the stage Tuesday for the Liberty Idol event.
Talented student entertainers thrilled the crowd.
A special holiday treat
Crowds gathered last Friday for the annual First United Methodist Holiday Luncheon and Bazaar last Friday, organized by the United Methodist Women. Church members cook up turkey and all the fixings while craft items are on sale.
2014 Chamber Holiday Mixer
Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Holiday Mixer on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Blue Ribbon Circle.
2014 Festival of Trees
The Fly Arts Center hosted the Festival of Trees and Holiday Bazaar on Saturday.
Press Power craft fair
"Press Power," the Times-Gazette's team in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, hosted a holiday craft fair on Saturday in the T-G parking lot. A variety of vendors and shoppers enjoyed the day.
Small Talk: At what age would you like to retire?
The T-G thanks Community Elementary School and principal Chrissy Fox for participating in this week's Small Talk.
Cultivating health the basic way
John Hamil, a world-traveling missionary and avid gardener, has cultivated an ever-growing interest in plants and their uses. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2140004.html
MTBN at BodyWorx
Middle Tennessee Business Network (MTBN) members went on a field trip Thursday morning to BodyWorx, a new fitness, tanning and retail shop on Madison Street in Shelbyville. Members learned of the various group fitness classes available and enjoyed...
Rotary members receive recognition
The Rotary Club of Shelbyville has now given over a quarter of a million dollars to the Rotary Foundation. Every dollar given goes towards the eradication of polio and to provide grants for community and international projects.
Recently, the club...
Flat Creek fellowship
Fun was on the menu at Flat Creek Community Club's November get-together. The club meets the first Saturday night of each month at the Flat Creek Community Center.
Nichols' Christmas decor is about family and memories
Becky Nichols brought her holiday decor ideas to a capacity crowd at Shelbyville Woman's Club for a lively and well-received program.
Nichols, a lively and entertaining speaker, added humor to her presentation as she described the various home...
Remembering Bo Melson
The Times-Gazette's former long-time sports and police editor, Bo Melson, died Saturday. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2138263.html.
First Baptist Church (Depot Street) held the Mary's Table Women's Conference on Saturday, Nov. 15.
School Veterans Day Programs
All of Bedford County's public middle and elementary schools held programs on Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day, inviting local veterans to attend.
TCAT celebrates 50 years of success
Tennessee College of Applied Technology celebrated its 50th anniversary in Shelbyville with a open house Sunday afternoon. Retired instructors and administrators joined the current staff to welcome visitors.
Veterans Day Parade and 5K
Bedford County Veterans Day Parade was held Saturday, Nov. 8, and was preceded by the Bedford Cancer Foundation's Veterans Day 5K. The parade was organized by the United Veterans Council.
Veterans Day Bike Rally and Poker run
A bike rally and poker run, based at 82 Market in Bell Buckle, commemorated Veterans Day and was a benefit for Rolling Thunder, the Tennessee Fisher House, and Toys For Tots. Riders took a two-hour route through Wartrace, Beech Grove, Manchester and...
North Fork Baptist Church's walk-through drama "Life House" continues through Thursday and again on Saturday. Walk-through times start at 6 each night, with the last scheduled start time at 9 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended, especially...
'The Diary of Anne Frank'
Smokestack Theater at Community High School will present "The Diary of Anne Frank" Nov. 7-8 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.
It is based on the true story a young girl who, along with her family and several strangers, were forced to hide from...
Friend and family of Amanda Floyd, who died from a pulmonary embolism while running on Oct. 30, 2013, held a run in her honor on the first anniversary of her death. The twilight run is intended to become an annual event.
The TennesSeed Camp, a training class for business start-ups, was held Tuesday at Middle Tennessee Education Center (MTEC). The event was organized by Southern Middle Tennessee Entrepreneur Centers. For more information, go to http://smtec.com.
First Baptist Church Fall Festival
First Baptist Church-Depot Street held its annual Fall Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Games, music and - of course - candy brought out a crowd on a cool fall night.
Pumpkin carving at First UMC
First United Methodist Church on the square held a pumpkin carving following its regular Wednesday night meal. The Rev. Lanita Monroe prepared chili from an old family recipe, and proceeds from the meal went to Imagine No Malaria, a United...
Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue 2014
Lynchburg was hot or mild -- depending on how you like your 'cue -- this weekend during the 26th annual Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue,
The world's best barbecue teams competed, but that was just a part of the event.
The 2014 Spooktacular 5K run and walk benefiting United Way of Bedford County was held Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Some participants dressed in costume.