Chili Pepper River Float 2015
The annual Chili Pepper River Float was held Saturday, Aug. 22.
Flume collapse Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015
A portion of Shelbyville's storm drainage flume collapsed and an previously-affected portion sustained further damage. Heavy rains are thought to have caused the damage near Shelbyville's main police and fire halls.
Ride for Richard Sanches
Family and friends of Richard Sanches held a benefit motorcycle ride on Saturday, Aug. 22.
Prayer Luncheon at Calvary Baptist
Calvary Baptist Church hosted a Bedford County Prayer Luncheon on Tuesday.
First UMC holds yard sale
First United Methodist Church disposed of some surplus items this weekend, with a private sale to church members on Friday and a public sale scheduled for Saturday. The items included place settings and silverware, chairs, pews, office equipment,...
Beef - It's what's for lunch
Farm Credit Mid-America hosted a Beef Appreciation Day on Thursday at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, with chili, desserts and door prizes.
Thomas Magnet celebrates Reward School status
Thomas Magnet School combined its normal assembly with a fire drill, and once students were outside, posed them for a group photo to celebrate the school's designation by the state as a Reward School.
Small Talk: What didn't you get to do this summer?
Students from Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County.
Learning Way Loop
Learning Way Elementary held home visits by faculty and staff on July 31, prior to the start of the school year.
Lunch in Bedford County Schools
Look for special features on lunch -- including school lunches -- in this Sunday's issue of Parade magazine, included with the Times-Gazette.
Small Talk: What will you remember most about SACP?
Students who've participated in the School-Age Care Program this summer offer some remembrances.
Salamander Stroll returns
Southside Elementary held its annual Salamander Stroll on Thursday night. According to art teacher Andrea McTigue, students could be found in their yards, riding their bikes or looking out their windows anxiously awaiting their teachers' visits.
Back to school for county's teachers
An in-service day was held Monday for Bedford County teachers.
Small Talk: What would you add to summer camp next year?
Campers from the Shelbyville Parks & Recreation Department's summer program.
Summer reading finale
Children and parents gathered for the Summer Reading Group Grand Finale at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library. Events included a water slide, bean bag toss, dunking booth, and more.
Two local garden club meetings
Recent meetings of Shelbyville Garden Club and Town and Country Garden Club.
Bedford County Fair Coffee
The Bedford County Fair hosted a Chamber coffee Tuesday at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. The fair is July 27-Aug. 1.
Mt. Olivet UMC Ice Cream Supper
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, between Shelbyville and Wartrace, has held a fund-raising ice cream and hamburger supper for decades, with hamburgers, hot dogs and homemade ice cream. This year's event was held on July 18.
Flat Creek hamburger supper
Rain forced Flat Creek Community Club's annual hamburger supper indoors, but a good time was still had by all. The club meets the first Saturday of each month.
Fairest of the Fair
The Bedford County Fairest of the Fair Pageant will be held Saturday at Shelbyville Central High School. Younger age divisions begin at 11 a.m. and run through the afternoon. Young Miss Bedford County Fair competition will begin at 6 p.m., while the...
2015 Tennessee State Championship Chili Cook-off
The Tennessee State Championship Chili Cook-off and the First Square Fair were a spicy hit on Saturday, a hot day filled with chili, hot dogs and Boss Dogs (a dog contest).
Canine Carnival & Adoption Day
Shelbyville Animal Control hosted a Canine Carnival & Adoption Day on Saturday at the Celebration grounds.
Small Talk: What exciting thing would you like to do someday?
Participants in the Shelbyville Parks and Recreation Summer Camp.
Bus drivers honored for perfect attendance
Local banks donated $50 checks on Tuesday to school bus drivers who had perfect attendance last school year.
Small Talk: Who would you like to trade places with for a day?
Students from Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County.
Steeled and ready: Guitar player Larry Allen
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2210087.html.
Veterans barbecue lunch
Calvary Baptist Church held its annual barbecue lunch for veterans Wednesday prior to the Patriotic Parade and Rally.
God and Country parade, rally
A small crowd gathered on the Shelbyville square for a patriotic parade and rally Wednesday night. A parade was followed by Christian music and guest speakers. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2210147.html.
Duck River Cleanup 2015
The annual volunteer effort took place on June 27. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2209331.html.
Liberty Lions Club Horse Show
The Liberty Lions Club held their 16th annual horse show Friday, June 19 at the Bedford County Agricultural Center.
21st Annual RC Cola / Moon Pie Festival
The annual celebration of two sweet Southern treats in Bell Buckle, including a 10-mile run, a parade, and other festivities. Ron Howes and Vicki Yates of WTVF-TV were crowned RC King and Moon Pie Queen.
2015 Wartrace MusicFest
Scenes from Wartrace MusicFest, held Saturday, June 6, 2015.
2015 Relay for Life
The 2015 Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society was held from 6 p.m. Friday, June 5 to 6 a.m. Saturday, June 6 at Bedford County Agricultural Center.
Library grand opening
The Shelbyville-Bedford County Library held its grand opening on Saturday, May 30.
Fired Up 'N Fit 2015, Gallery 2
The Fired Up 'N Fit 2015
Field of Heroes 2015
The Field of Heroes event, honoring Bedford County soldiers who gave their lives for their country, was held on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 at Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville.
Retiring educators, support staff
The Bedford County Board of Education on Tuesday honored retiring educators and staff.
Shelbyville Central High School 2015 Graduation
The 2015 Shelbyville Central High School Graduation Ceremony.
Cascade High School graduation 2015
Cascade High School graduation, May 16, 2015.
First Choice Fish Fry 2015
Games for kids and food and music for
all were on the menu at First Choice
Pregnancy and Counseling Center's 10th
annual fish fry and auction Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Governor honors Cecil Harris for ultimate sacrifice
Cecil Harris of Shelbyville, who lost his life in combat during World War II, and whose body was not found until 2013, was one of three soldiers honored by Gov. Bill Haslam at a ceremony Friday, May 15, 2015 in Nashville.
Community honors day 2015
Community High School honors day 2015
Symphony at the Celebration
The Nashville Symphony, under the direction of assistant conductor Vinay Parameswaran, made its annual visit to Calsonic Arena on Tuesday night, along with the Shelbyville Central High School wind ensemble. Prior to the concert, the symphony's...
Teacher job fair 2015
The Bedford County School District held its second annual teacher job fair on Saturday, May 2.
The second annual Footloose for Kids 5K run was Saturday, May 2.
Jaws donation for Bedford County Fire Department
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation made a $20,000 grant to Bedford County Fire Department. The department used the grant to buy two Hurst Jaws of Life vehicle extraction tools. The fire department showed off the tools during a ceremony on...
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.