The life of Pup the dog was saved by Shelbyville firefighters Matthew Barnard and Jason Richardson, with the help of Bedford County Emergency Medical Services supervisor Brian Bruce, on Thursday morning. A stove in the home of Pup's owners, Kirby...
Mardi Gras parade
Christian Care Center of Bedford County held a Mardi Gras parade on Ash Wednesday, March 5. The parade was a day late because of the weather. Residents ate king cake after the parade.
Chili, Chicken and Chocolate festival
The Chili, Chicken and Chocolate festival, a competitive cookoff, was held Saturday at The Fly Arts Center. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2057913.html.
Janice Wright benefit
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2057316.html.
Fat Tuesday pancake supper
First United Methodist Church held a Fat Tuesday pancake supper on March 4. Shrove Tuesday, also called Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, is observed in churches or cultures that follow the liturgical calendar, as a day of indulgence before the...
A 'Ladies' Day Out'
See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2055732.html.
MTBN gives kudos, talks about travel
The Middle Tennessee Business Network gathered Thursday for its weekly meeting at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. Nakai Waynick, of Celebration Travel, spoke to the group about upcoming trips and vacation packages. For more...
MTEC fourth birthday party
The Middle Tennessee Education Center (MTEC) celebrated its fourth birthday with a Chamber Coffee on Thursday.
Chamber Membership Meeting and Awards Luncheon 2013
See stories at http://www.t-g.com/story/2052883.html and http://www.t-g.com/story/2052880.html
FFA Section 2014
Photos of local FFA activities.
Mandy Jean Reception
Mandy Jean and her mother, Det. Carol Jean, held a reception Sunday in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church to thank the community for donations which led to the purchase of a wheelchair lift-equipped van. Mandy has cerebral palsy,...
Cruising into fun
Thirty area residents enjoyed a cruise to Routan Bay, Honduras., Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico, and Belize on the Norwegian Jewell.
The travelers enjoyed food, entertainment including nightly karaoke with Rhonda Nerren, and sailing the...
Woman's Club hears musical duo
The mother-daughter duo of Shelia Shavers and Ashley Woodard entertained members of Shelbyville Woman's Club at their monthly meeting.
Traders Bank ham day
Traders Bank on North Main Street held its annual customer appreciation ham day on Wednesday. Visitors enjoyed the ham biscuits and other treats, prepared and served by Charles Armstrong, Roberta Collins, Carolyn Conner, Jane and Waymon Grubbs,...
'Rode West' at Flat Creek club
The band Rode West -- Clayton Claxton, bass & vocals; Monty Clay Claxton, lead guitar & vocals; Tim Boone, drums & vocals; and Buddy Ellithorpe, keyboard -- performed at the Feb. 1 meeting of Flat Creek Community Club. As usual, the evening began...
Volunteers at Hope Lodge
Volunteers from various teams in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Bedford County traveled to Nashville to serve dinner and give gift bags to residents at Hope Lodge, an American Cancer Society facility that provides free lodging for...
Images of education: Terri Overcast classroom
A visually appealing classroom can enhance a child's education, stirring the imagination. Terri Overcast creates a stimulating environment for her second-grade students at Cascade Elementary School. See the stories at...
Terri Overcast, a busy teacher
See the stories at http://www.t-g.com/story/2049057.html and http://www.t-g.com/story/2049058.html.
Sunday Conversation: Mary Pitner
Photos to accompany the "Sunday Conversation" with educator Mary Pitner. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2049051.html.
Ms. Wheelbilly Pageant 2014
The tongue-in-cheek annual pageant, featuring male contestants in pageant dresses, is organized by the Wheelbillies team in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. The contestant raising the most money is crowned "Ms. Wheelbilly." This year's...
John Lane benefit
A benefit was held Saturday at Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center for the medical expenses of pancreatic cancer patient John Lane.
Gearing up for the Habitat Ball
Local businesses are gearing up for this year's Habitat For Humanity Ball, which takes place Feb. 8 at the Blue Ribbon Club in Shelbyville. The ball steering committee has been planning the event, which benefits Bedford Builds Habitat For Humanity,...
4H Banquet honors excellence
Each year, Bedford County 4-H holds its annual banquet to honor members who have worked hard on their projects.
Currently Bedford County has over 1,800 youth enrolled in 4-H activities, which teach life skills to youth in grades 4-12.
A visit from President Obama
President Barack Obama arrived in Nashville on Jan. 30, 2014 on the final leg of a post-State of the Union tour to promote his plan to expand early childhood education.
Boys & Girls Club remembers MLK
The Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. Day art contest with the theme of "Equality For All." On Monday, Jan. 20, the winners were announced and given trophies and Walmart gift cards. Trophies were provided by Gary...
Habitat ball sponsors party 2014
The Bedford Builds Habitat for Humanity Ball Sponsors and Patrons Party took place Jan. 25 at the home of Virginia Stewart and Gene Schaeffer. The ball, which raises nearly enough funds each year to build one local Habitat home, will take place Feb....
Rayz'n Cain 4 Relay Dance and Live Auction
The annual event, sponsored by the Strength In Numbers team in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, features the band Rayz'n Cain as well as a live auction. It was held Jan. 25 at the Blue Ribbon Circle.
Ike Farrar turns 95
A 95th birthday party for Ike Farrar was held Jan. 18 at Flat Creek Community Club. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2043869.html
Community names homecoming attendants
Community High School will host its homecoming Friday, Jan. 17. The ceremony will begin at 5:15 with the game against Fayetteville City Following at 6 p.m.
Small Talk: Do you have a nickname?
Thanks to students from Bedford County School-Age Care Program for participating.
David Thomas speaks to Woman's Club
David Thomas, a Bedford County native, served as the special guest during the gathering of the Shelbyville Woman's Club Wednesday. Thomas, of Daystar Counseling Ministries, spoke about growing up in Bedford County as well as his latest book,...
Lights of Love Christmas 2013
Bedford County Medical Association Alliance hosted it's annual "Lights for Love" tree-lighting ceremony during a recent open house at Christian Care Center of Bedford County. For every $5 tax-deductible contribution by an individual or group, an...
FCB honors employees with service awards
First Community Bank awarded service awards to deserving employees at the bank's Christmas dinner last month held at the Blue Ribbon Circle.
Southside entertained by natural history
The Natural History Education Company of the Midsouth recently visited Southside Elementary School.
Playful bugs invade Southside
Last month, Southside music teacher Jessica Scruggs directed the 2nd and 3rd graders in "A Bug's Christmas." The bugs face a dilemma when the termites eat the Christmas lights off of the tree. Everyone is in a buzz over what has happened and the...
Sharing Christmas with nursing home residents
Christy Warren and her family held another successful year of Christy's Cuddlies for Clera. The 8-year-old mission provides toiletries, stuffed animals and other items for nursing home residents. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2037263.html
Boys & Girls Club members like holiday treats
Members of Bedford County's Boys & Girls Club enjoyed a special Christmas party that included plenty of gifts, thanks to donations from Toys For Tots. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2036554.html
Holiday spirit fills Community
Sounds of the season filled the air recently as Community Middle and Community High School celebrated "Christmas at Community," a holiday concert that showcased the combined talents of choirs and bands from both schools.
Under the direction of...
Sunday Conversation: Helen Johnson
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2035080.html
Heritage South gingerbread house contest
Employees of Heritage South Credit Union participated in a gingerbread house building contest. Employees and visitors were invited to vote on their favorite.
The event was part of the employee fun committee's 12 Days of Christmas, events also...
Laughter and surprises mark MTBN party
Middle Tennessee Business Network gathered for its holiday celebration at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. Festivities included a game of Dirty Santa, tasty treats and lots of laughter. The purpose of MTBN is to network to promote...