Organ donor awareness
April is organ donation awareness month. A number of businesses and offices at the Bedford County Courthouse have decorated their spaces in honor of the month, and are providing information on how to become a donor.
Organ donor awareness coffee
The annual organ donor awareness coffee was held on Tuesday, April 21 at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. The Shelbyville Rotary Club hosts the coffee.
2015 Reagan Day Dinner
The Republican Party of Bedford County held its annual Reagan Day Dinner on Thursday, April 16 at the Blue Ribbon Circle.
Oath of office
U.S. Navy Reserve chaplain Lt. Jason Porter takes his oath of office Tuesday, April 14 at First Community Bank. Porter is being activated to the U.S. Navy. He said he does not yet know where or when he will serve, but he has requested to wait until...
Texting and driving
Local emergency services agencies do an outreach program in schools every year in the week leading up to the Rewarding Our Kids (R.O.K.) Concert. Last Friday, two of the schools they visited were Shelbyville Central and Harris Middle. The program...
The 2015 Rewarding Our Kids (R.O.K.) Concert was Saturday, April 11.
Bark For Life
The first-ever local Bark For Life was held Saturday, April 11 at the Bedford County Agriculture Center. It was an outgrowth of the Relay For Life and benefited the American Cancer Society.
First Baptist Church egg hunt
First Baptist Church (Depot Street) held an egg hunt Saturday, April 4 at Walnut Ridge Farms.
Fifty Cent Auction egg hunt
Fifty Cent held an egg hunt Saturday, April 4 at the Bedford County Ag Center.
Learning Way third graders speak their minds
Third grade students from Ali Wilcox, Jessica Barnett, Melissa Horn, Whitley Troutman, and Danielle Presley's reading classes at Learning Way Elementary worked on speeches during class and at home to give to their principals or cafeteria staff.
Small Talk: What is your best subject in school?
Students from East Side Elementary School.
Stations of the Cross
The annual, interdenominational Stations of the Cross observance was held in Shelbyville on Friday, April 3, 2015.
Glen Oaks Convalescent Center Easter Egg Hunt
Glen Oaks Convalescent Center of Shelbyville held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 3, 2015.
Talent roams the halls of Liberty School, and students proved it at the annual Liberty Idol contest recently.
TCAT Tennessee Reconnect Open House
Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Shelbyville held an open house on Saturday to promote the Tennessee Reconnect program, a state grant program to assist adults seeking a new skill or credential from TCAT facilities across the state. Visitors...
Wild Beast Feast
Community High School's FFA held a Wild Beast Feast last week to raise funds.
A different kind of senior prom
Carriage House Inn and The Heart Remembers hosted a prom for seniors last Friday.
Daffodil Day 2015
Yellow flowers painted the streets of Bell Buckle Saturday during the 38th annual Daffodil Day.
This annual event was named in honor of the thousands of daffodils that line the roads and farmlands for a 6-mile stretch of State Highway 82 leading...
Styles of the season come to life
Shelbyville Woman's Club hosted a fashion show presented by Carolyn Matusek of Carolyn's dress shop in Shelbyville.
Hee Haw & Howdy is coming
The annual "Hee Haw & Howdy" revue benefits the American Cancer Society Relay For Life and is organized by the Strength In Numbers Relay team. The show, a Bedford County tradition since the 1970s, is a tribute to the classic TV show, with its mix of...
2015 Celebrity Waiter Luncheon
The annual Celebrity Waiter Luncheon, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Bedford County, was held Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church on Depot Street. An auction was also held.
Fire truck driving simulator used at academy
A driving simulator which recreates the experience of driving a fire truck in traffic was part of "Horsepower Weekend" at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy.
EMS Youth Academy Class of 2015
Bedford County Emergency Medical Services held its third EMS Youth Academy recently.
A total of 15 teenagers learned about, and in some cases got hands-on training in, a variety of first aid-related skills during the 11-week class.
Boys & Girls Club Open House
Youth Leadership Bedford sponsored an open house at the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County on Friday, March 13, 2015.
Selma: A bridge to the future
Local resident Sarah Hunt attended the 50-year commemoration of the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March of 1965. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2175251.html.
Wood comes alive: McGee's figurines depict southern life
Woodworker Grady McGee carves these whimsical representations. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2175024.html
Tearing it down
A building at East Lane and Deery streets sits in the process of being demolished.
Career Day at Motlow College
Representatives of the Times-Gazette were among the speakers at Shelbyville Rotary Club's annual Career Day for Bedford County students, held Wednesday at Motlow State Community College. See video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8s2RbbEN28.
Fashion show at Scott UMC
The men of Scott United Methodist Church held their first-ever fashion show last Saturday at Harris Middle School to benefit the church.
Bell Buckle Fire Department Chili Cookoff
The Bell Buckle Fire Department Chili Cookoff is always a popular event. The ninth annual cookoff was held on Saturday, March 7.
DAR presents history contest winners
On Sunday, Feb. 15, the DAR held its annual George Washington Tea to present the winners of their annual American History contest.
The George Washington Tea is held each February to award the winners of the annual American History and Good Citizen...
Stitching Memories of Seuss
The Shelbyville Satellite Group to the Cheekwood Chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild of America recently distributed bookmarks to students at Southside Elementary. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2173135.html.
Slick moves on a slick day
The snow brought out the sledders. Using coolers to car floor mats to traditional sleds, they flocked to the floodgate near Shelbyville City Hall for a day of fun in the snow.
Post office employees brave ice
Mail carriers at the Shelbyville post office load their vehicles on the icy morning of Thursday, March 4, 2015.
Memories live in old church
Demolition continues on the Bell Buckle First Baptist Church.
According to the Tennessee Preservation Trust, the building was constructed in the late 1800s and originally functioned as the Bell Buckle Presbyterian Church. Used for services up...
Dr. Seuss works out
"Use your imagination," East Side Elementary physical education teacher Valerie Ward said.
Then it became clear. The Dr. Seuss-themed exercises Tuesday made perfect sense.
First graders enjoyed workouts based on the Seuss classics "Green Eggs and...
School kids refocus after weather disruptions
With two weeks off due to the ice and snow, Liberty School students seemed to be glad to be back in class, even though another round of cold stuff could be on the way. Principal Cort Huffman said the kids are usually more focused after a long break....
Chili, chocolate and chicken delights
Delightful dishes to satisfy virtually every craving were available at Saturday's Triple C -- Chili, Chocolate and Chicken -- competition at the Fly Arts Center.
Proceeds went to the Our Town program and the Fly.
Ms. Wheelbilly pageant
The Wheelbillies team in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life held its annual "Ms. Wheelbilly" pageant on Saturday at Liberty School.
This tongue-in-cheek event features men and boys in pageant dresses, working the crowd for donations. A...
Bowling over cancer
The Walmart team in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life held a bowling fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Shelbvyille Bowl.
Salute to FFA
Various activities of local FFA chapters.
Brothers in Sound: Cataldos take their music seriously
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2165832.html and the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=611zibXXSZA.
Black History Coffee
The Shelbyville and Vicinity Club recently hosted the Black History Coffee meeting. During the event a short trivia game was played and whoever guessed the correct answer was awarded a prize. Also, those attending were entered for a door prize....
Ham Day at Traders Bank
Ham Day brought out the crowds Wednesday morning at Traders Bank.
Visitors enjoyed not only ham but also chicken and jelly on their fresh biscuits at the sixth annual event.
Young and old also played cornhole with those who hit the target winning...
History In Art
Margaret Little displayed a number of her pen and ink drawings of historical landmarks on Monday at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Senior Citizens Center. Members competed to guess what each landmark was, such as the old hospital on Madison Street....
Small Talk: How much does it cost to mail a letter?
Students from East Side Elementary School.
The Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office recognized the statewide winners of the 2014 Fire Prevention Poster Contest on Saturday. The theme was "Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month." The winners got to interact with fire safety...
'Anne Frank' at Harris
The Nashville Ballet Co. presented "The Diary of Anne Frank" on Monday to eighth-grade students at Harris Middle School. The students had recently read the story.
Trivia on the Fly
The Fly held its first-ever Trivia on the Fly event on Saturday. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2162700.html.
Relay For Life kickoff party
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Bedford County held a Winter Wonderland-themed kickoff party on Saturday at Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center. Teams are being recruited for the actual Relay For Life event, which will be...
FCE members share love with CCC residents
The Town & Country FCE Club visited Christian
Care Center of Bedford County to help create
Valentine's Day decorations Jan. 27 for some
of the residents and the facility in general. Janelle
Douglas brought a variety of cut paper...
Habitat Patrons and Sponsors Party 2014
The annual Bedford Builds Habitat for Humanity
Patrons and Sponsors Party was held last
Saturday evening at the home of Dr. Lynette
Adams in Shelbyville. The party serves as a way to
thank various local sponsors who typically donate