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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

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Community photos 8/24/16 (08/24/16)
Getting ready for the big show (08/23/16)
Preparation in the barn area for the 78th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.
Staff photos 8/17/2016 (08/17/16)
Community photos 8/17/16 (08/17/16)
Celebration Hat Night preview (08/14/16)
A fun group of ladies from town joined by many horse enthusiasts for the weekend gathered recently at River Bend Country Club for a special preview in advance of the second annual Hats Off to The Celebration event, which will take place Aug. 27. The...
Small Talk: What would you like to accomplish in school this year? (08/14/16)
Students from East Side Elementary School.
Spirited debate over horse issue (08/11/16)
The Embassy Suites by Hilton in Murfreesboro was the setting for a public hearing Tuesday concerning proposed changes to the Horse Protection Act by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Many of the speakers gave impassioned arguments on both sides of...
Community photos 8/10/16 (08/10/16)
Community photos 8/9/16 (08/09/16)
Salamander Stroll / Back to school at Southside (08/07/16)
Southside Elementary School teachers made their annual "Salamander Stroll" home visits prior to the opening of school last week. School resumed with a partial day for students on Aug. 1 and the first full day of classes Aug. 3.
National Night Out 2016 (08/03/16)
The local observance of National Night Out was held Tuesday at H.V. Griffin Park. The event is intended to build connections between law enforcement and the communities it serves.
4-H Chick Chain sale (08/03/16)
The 4-H chick chain sale was held Monday night at the Bedford County Ag Center.
Small Talk: What does the Vice President do? (08/02/16)
Students from Bedford County School-Age Care Program.
Garden club meets (08/02/16)
Shelbyville Garden Club held its July meeting.
Small Talk: What would you name a walking horse? (07/31/16)
Students from the School-Age Care Program.
Staff photos 7/31/16 (07/30/16)
Community photos 7/31/16 (07/30/16)
Grounded but still having a good time (07/29/16)
Celebration Way Assisted Living had planned for 13 of its residents to go flying out of the Shelbyville Municipal Airport on Thursday morning, but the rain and fog cancelled the flights, which have been rescheduled for Thursday, Aug. 4.
Community photos 7/29/16 (07/29/16)
Fairest of the Fair 2016 (07/27/16)
The "Fairest of the Fair" pageants were held July 16 at Shelbyville Central High School.
Bedford County Fair 2016 (07/27/16)
This gallery will be updated throughout the week -- check back for additional photos.
Community photos 7/27/16 (07/27/16)
What are you looking forward to from the school year? (07/26/16)
Staff photos 7/26/16 (07/26/16)
Liberty ready for new year (07/24/16)
Liberty School teachers were busy in July getting their classrooms ready for the new academic year.
Submitted photos 7-24-16 (07/23/16)
Staff photos 7/24/16 (07/23/16)
Century Farms 2016 (07/19/16)
The Bedford County Fair recognized local Century Farms during its Chamber coffee Tuesday. According to fair officials, representatives from the following farms were present: Derment Home Place; Elrie Brinkley Farm; J.C. Leming Farm; Lokey/Bomar;...
We all scream for ice cream (07/19/16)
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, atop a hill between Shelbyville and Wartrace, held its annual ice cream supper on Saturday. The fundraiser, which has been held for decades, features hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade desserts and, of course,...
4-H shooting team competes nationally (07/17/16)
The Bedford County Sharp Shooters has been busy competing in events, including the Daisy National BB Gun Competition in Rogers, Arkansas.
SACP talent show (07/15/16)
The School Age Care Program held a talent show Thursday.
Fairest of the Fair (07/13/16)
The Bedford County Fairest of The Fair pageant will be held Saturday at Shelbyville Central High School; the fair will be July 25-30 at Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center. Here are the contestants.
Staff photos 7/13/16 (07/13/16)
Community photos 7/13/16 (07/13/16)
Small Talk: If you worked at a zoo, which animal would you take care of? (07/10/16)
Students from the School Age Care Program.
Share Fair highlights thrifty crafts (07/10/16)
Tuesday, June 28, marked this year's Share Fair for Bedford County Family and Community Education clubs. The event was held at the UT Extension office, where seven of the county's 13 clubs gave short presentations on the subject "Pinterest For The...
Fourth of July at H.V. Griffin Park (07/06/16)
The annual Independence Day celebration in Shelbyville.
Small Talk: What do you wish Summer Camp had? (07/03/16)
Campers from Shelbyville Recreation Center Summer Camp.
Staff photos 7/3/16 (07/02/16)
God & Country rally 2016 (06/30/16)
Bedford County Ministerial Association and Calvary Baptist Church held a "God & Country" rally on Wednesday, including a dinner for veterans, a parade to the square, and speakers and live music on the courthouse steps. See the story at...
Staff photos 6/29/16 (06/29/16)
Small Talk: What job do you not want when you grow up? (06/26/16)
Members of Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County.
Community photos 6/26/16 (06/25/16)
Father's Day was the focus of the 75th Nelson family reunion last weekend. The reunions started in Bedford County 75 years ago on Father's Day as family gathered to honor James Coley Nelson. The family gathers every year with just the notion that...
Housing authority hosts Father's Day event (06/22/16)
Shelbyville Housing Authority (SHA), in association with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, hosted its first Father's Day event on June 14. The event included...
Community photos 6/21/16 (06/21/16)
Car show funds youth group trip (06/19/16)
Nineteen members of the North Fork Baptist Church youth group will spend a few days, beginning Monday, working with the MERGE ministry of Millington First Baptist Church. On Saturday, June 11 the church raised funds for this excursion with their...
Raus treats visitors to a cool supper (06/19/16)
Raus Community Club hosted its annual ice cream supper Saturday, June 11. Proceeds went to the historic Raus School building. Food, music and dancing were on the agenda.
Small Talk: Who would you invite to perform at your birthday party? (06/19/16)
Students from Bedford County School-Age Care Program.
AWOL Church reaches out to help others (06/19/16)
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2314048.html
2016 RC Cola / Moon Pie Festival (06/18/16)
The annual celebration held in Bell Buckle. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2314870.html.
Community photos 6/19/16 (06/18/16)
Shelbyville Sharks vs. Fayetteville 6-16-16 (06/17/16)
Fourth Friday cruise-in May 2016 (06/17/16)
Classic vehicles, hot rods, music and fun: That's the Celebration City Car Club's Cruise-In, held the fourth Friday of each month during the warm season.
2016 Garden Tour (06/17/16)
Four Bedford County homes were highlighted on the Treasured Gardens and Creative Landscapes garden tour on Saturday, June 4. The tour was presented by the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee.
Swimming Lessons (06/16/16)
The Shelbyville Recreation Center and Howard's Hope are teaming up for swimming lessons.
Race Unity Day 2016 (06/16/16)
Individuals and families from all different backgrounds enjoyed picnicking together at H.V Griffin Park for the 10th annual Race Unity Picnic on Saturday, June 11. The event is sponsored by local practitioners of the Baha'i faith.
Balloons and magic at summer reading program (06/15/16)
Dewayne Reynolds, a.k.a. Dr. Magical Balloons, performs a musical program Wednesday based on story book characters for the Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library's Summer Reading Program.
June Dairy Month coffee (06/15/16)
Bedford County Farm Bureau hosted its annual June Dairy Month coffee Tuesday at the Chamber of Commerce. The event is always well-attended -- one reason for which may be that it always features a huge assortment of sweet and savory dairy goodies,...
Cruise-In held on the square (06/15/16)
Classic vehicles, hot rods, music and fun: That's the Celebration City Car Club's Cruise-In, held the fourth Friday of each month during the warm season.
Staff photos 6/15/16 (06/15/16)
Shelbyville Sharks vs. Tullahoma 6-14-16 (06/15/16)
Ed Carson Memorial Fishing Day 2016 (06/13/16)
The Ed Carson Memorial Fishing Day Saturday drew youngsters and their families looking to hook a few fish before the day grew too hot.
Small Talk: What's the best way to cool off in the summer? (06/12/16)
Campers from Shelbyville Parks & Recreation Department Summer Camp program.
Pleasant Grove alumni gather to remember (06/12/16)
Pleasant Grove School alumni from the school's opening in 1926 until closing in 1977 were invited to a reunion Saturday at Liberty School. Among those recognized were the last principal, Frank Edwards; oldest living student, former County Judge...
Musgrave 100-year celebration (06/10/16)
Bedford Business Ice Cream Social June 2016 (06/10/16)
The Chamber Ambassadors program of Shelbyville & Bedford County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a Business Bedford Ice Cream Social on Thursday at the chamber. Those attending enjoyed ice cream, in honor of June Dairy Month, and also got the chance to...
Bus drivers honored for perfect attendance (06/10/16)
Every year, local banks and credit unions present checks to Bedford County school bus drivers who have perfect attendance.
Youths roll into fun on pumptrack (06/10/16)
American Ramp Co. and sister company Progressive Bike Ramps demonstrated the pumptrack Wednesday at H.V. Griffin Park. The companies are on a summer tour to a different city each day around the United States and Canada, said Jeremy Jones, business...
Summer Reading magic, and balloons (06/09/16)
Dewayne Reynolds, a.k.a. Dr. Magical Balloons, performs a musical program Wednesday based on story book characters for the Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library's Summer Reading Program.
Community photos 6/9/16 (06/09/16)
Community photos 6/8/16 (06/08/16)
Shelbyville Tennis Association League Matches 6-6-16 (06/07/16)
Wartrace MusicFest 2016 (06/07/16)
HMS students visit post-secondary schools (06/07/16)
Harris Middle School students enjoyed a look at career and college offerings while visiting three post-secondary institutions last month. Sixth graders visited the Tennessee College of Applied Technology -- Shelbyville and toured the facilities...
Fired Up 'N Fit 2016 (06/04/16)
The Fired Up 'N Fit Adventure 5K, a non-competitive run with obstacle and challenge elements, was held June 4 at Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy on Unionville Deason Road. The event benefits United Way of Bedford County and the...
Field of Heroes Memorial Day service (05/31/16)
Community photos 5/31/2016 (05/31/16)
Show-stoppers at Learning Way (05/29/16)
Learning Way Elementary held a talent show May 12 for the departing fifth graders to show off their performance skills for their younger schoolmates. A few teachers also performed, non-competitively. Miggie Guo won first place in the contest for...
Small Talk: What new thing would you like to do this summer? (05/29/16)
Students from the School-Age Care Program.
Honor Roll section 5/29/16 (05/29/16)
Southside Honors Day (05/27/16)
Southside School held Honors Day for first through fourth graders Tuesday, May 17.
Staff photos 5/26/2016 (05/26/16)
Community photos 5/25/16 (05/25/16)
Small Talk: How old do you have to be to know everything? (05/22/16)
Students from Learning Way Elementary School.
Hot dog! Viking Valors have a little fun (05/22/16)
Community Elementary School students participate in a program to reinforce positive behavior. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2306163.html.
Community photos 5/22/16 (05/22/16)
Staff photos 5/22/16 (05/22/16)
American Cancer Society Relay For Life 2016 (05/21/16)
The annual overnight fundraiser, a combination charity walk and festival, was held May 20-21 at Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2306958.html.
Remembering Gary Smotherman (05/19/16)
The Bedford County Emergency Medical Services Unionville station dedicated a flagpole Thursday in memory of Gary Smotherman. He died May 19, 2015 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on May 5, 2015. Smotherman had 23 years' service as a...
Community photos 5/19/16 (05/19/16)
Teacher, school staff retiree reception May 2016 (05/18/16)
The Bedford County Department of Education honored retiring teachers and other employees on Tuesday, May 17.
Cascade students celebrate reading stars (05/18/16)
Cascade Elementary held an Accelerated Reader Celebration Wednesday May 11, 2016 for high-achieving readers. First grade students needed 40 AR points to attend and second through fifth grade students needed 80 points, which is at least 160 books...
Civitan Club hosts special ed picnic (05/18/16)
Each year, Shelbyville Civitan Club sponsors a picnic for special education classes in Bedford County. McDonald's of Shelbyville donates cheeseburgers for the students, teachers and assistants. Civitans are assisted by friends, family and other...
Liberty holds first-ever 'Relay Recess' (05/18/16)
Liberty School hosted Bedford County's first Relay Recess event last week. The school-age offshoot of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life includes educational material about cancer prevention as well as fund-raising and recognition. On Friday...
Career Day at East Side Elementary (05/18/16)
Community photos 5/18/16 (05/18/16)
Community High School 2016 Graduation (05/16/16)
Cascade High School graduation 2016 (05/16/16)
Cascade High School held its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Thomas students reap the rewards (05/15/16)
Thomas Magnet School students recently enjoyed a day of activities outside as a reward for their hard work. Students played outside, enjoyed a cook out and treats such as snow cones on the recent warm Friday afternoon.
Small Talk: What will you remember from this school year? (05/15/16)
Students from Thomas Magnet School.