Celebration Thursday 8-28
A salute to veterans in attendance and an appearance by Gov. Bill Haslam were among the highlights of Thursday evening's Celebration performance.
Fun, food at the Celebration
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Voice and Vision
The high temperatures and almost unbearable heat on Friday didn't stop the Shelbyville's youth from enjoying The Voice and The Vision's Paint the Park event. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2113094.html
County Officials were recently sworn in and will begin taking office Sept. 1.
FCB sponsor reception
First Community Bank of Bedford County, which is now the official banking sponsor of the Celebration, had a reception Saturday night in the Hall of Fame Club at Calsonic Arena prior to Saturday night's Celebration performance. T
Teddy Bear Day at Barnyard Kids
Teddy bears were special guests as Barnyard Kids students enjoyed lunch with their parents on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.
Rockin' into the night
The I Am What I Am concert for autism awareness, headlined by Bedford County country rapper Big Smo, brought out the crowd Saturday at Bedford County Agriculture Center.
Building a love for the outdoors
The second annual JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) Day was held Saturday at Arrowhead Ranch. Emphasis was placed on safe hunting and fishing and connecting youth with the traditions of hunting and fellowship with the...
Kacey Smith performs for Woman's Club
Local singer Kacey Smith performed at the August 2014 meeting of Shelbyville Woman's Club.
Chamber Meet 'N Greet
The Shelbyville-Bedford Chamber of Commerce held a Meet 'N Greet Tuesday at First Community Bank.
Driver survives all-night ordeal after crash
Jude Giblen of La Vergne lay beside his crashed car from about 11 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 until late Tuesday morning at the foot of an embankment on U.S. 231 at Chestnut Ridge. A passing motorist spotted the car and help arrived soon. See the...
Cruising a different kind of Duck
Pruitt, Brenda, and Trace Marshall recently enjoyed a Caribbean cruise where they had a chance to mingle with the stars of Duck Dynasty. The T-G encourages readers to share their travel photos and experiences by uploading photos at t-g.com or...
Small Talk: First day of the new school year...
Special thanks to the Cascade SACP for sharing their thoughts about the school year to come.
Election night photos
Highlights from election night watch parties from the Aug. 7, 2014, primary and general elections.
Bingo and healthcare
Walgreens hosted bingo games Tuesday for seniors.
The event included snacks, a question and answer session on immunizations, providing information on Medicare, and conducting blood pressure checks.
The Shelbyville Walgreens is one of four stores...
Small Talk: When I go to the fair...
Members of Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County.
Feeding the hungry
First Baptist Church on Depot Street gave away approximately 21,000 pounds of food on Thursday.
Barefoot In The Park
Smokestack Theatre at Community High School will present the Neil Simon comedy "Barefoot In The Park" Aug. 8-10 at the school. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2105988.html
Meet the 2014 Fairest of the Fair
Bedford County Fair's beauty contests were held earlier this month, highlighted by the crowning of Bethany Bennett as 2014 Miss Bedford County Fair.
Pet adoption event
Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Association held a pet adoption and fundraiser Saturday at its shelter on Madison Street.
Stitching & Cooking
Students were in stitches -- literally -- at the Beginning Sewing class held Wednesday by the UT Extension Service. The extension office also hosted a beginner cooking class where pumpkin bread was on the menu. Students learned the basics of cooking...
Small Talk: What is your favorite commercial, and why?
Students from Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County.
Ike Farrar honored by U.S. Air Force
World War II pilot Ike Farrar was presented with a letter from the Chief of Staff of the Air Force during ceremonies held July 22 at Arnold Engineering Development Complex.
Library salutes summer readers
Argie Cooper Public Library held a end-of-summer event last Friday for its summer reading program.
A large crowd gathered at Eakin Elementary School to enjoy an evening that included awards, face painting, games and a planetarium presentation by...
2014 Fairest of the Fair contestants
The Fairest of the Fair pageants will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Shelbyville Central High School. The 17th annual Bedford County Fair runs from July 28-Aug. 2 at Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center on Midland Road.
Mission accomplished: Normandy team helps inner city
A 16-person group from First Baptist Church of Normandy recently went on a mission trip to Indianapolis, Indiana.
The group repaired a roof on a building used as an inner city community garden, cleaned up a vacant lot, participated in street clean...
Small Talk: My classified ad
Students from the School-Age Care Program imagine what sort of classified ad they might take.
Chili Cookoffs and the First Square Fair
On Friday night, the Southern Summer Night Chili Cook-off took place on the square, while on Saturday the Tennessee State Chili Cook-off Championship was held as part of the First Square Fair (formerly the Uptown City Fair).
Edgemont colors America
Edgemont Baptist Church hosted its annual musical celebration earlier this month. "Color Me America" is a patriotic celebration the church's Praise Choir enjoys presenting each year during early July.
Swift water rescue drill
Shelbyville firefighters trained for swift water rescues Monday, July 7, 2014 on Duck River at Fishermen's Park. They took a brief break for a real-life emergency to aid Winford Cummings, who suffered a broken ankle while fishing downstream.
Shelbyville July 4 Celebration
Shelbyville's 2014 July 4 celebration drew crowds for food, music, fun and fireworks.
Patriotic Parade and Rally
A Patriotic Parade and Rally was held Wednesday, July 2, 2014 on the Shelbyville square, following a barbecue for veterans at Calvary Baptist Church, event sponsor. The parade was followed by music led by Calvary music minister Steven Flippo and...
Small Talk: How did people stay cool before electricity?
Students from Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County.
New Town Grocery
Kenneth Smith moved the old New Town Grocery from Rutherford County to his home on Kingdom Road. It took him three years to renovate the building and outfit it with his lifetime's collection of antique items. He will hold an open house from 10 a.m....
Home safe: Harden returns from Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Patrick Harden, a member of A Battery, 1-181st Field Artillery Battalion, Tennessee Army National Guard, returned home safely to his family on June 17 after 10 months in Afghanistan.
There to welcome him were his wife, Lori, and his two...
Small Talk: In the editor's chair
Imagine that you are the editor at an imaginary newspaper in an imaginary town. What story would you assign to your reporters?
20th Annual RC Cola - Moon Pie Festival
The annual celebration of two southern food icons in Bell Buckle, including a 10-mile race, a parade, and the "synchronized wading" skits. Gov. Bill and Crissy Haslam and country star Mark Collie were among the participants.
Gay Ervin retirement
UT extension agent Gay Ervin's retirement party was held on Friday, June 13. Co-workers past and present, friends and family showed their appreciation for Ervin's work throughout her career.
A magical start to summer reading
Mr. Rich the Science Guy from Super Science Tennessee entertained the audience at the Argie Cooper Library's Summer Reading Kickoff event on Wednesday June 4.
2014 Salute magazine debut
The Shelbyville Times-Gazette and Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce introduced the 2014 edition of Salute at a party Thursday, June 12, 2014. The magazine shows off the best of Bedford County.
Dairy Month 'Milk'
The Farm Bureau Women hosted their annual "milk" -- don't call it a "coffee" -- at the Chamber of Commerce in honor of Dairy Month. See recipes at http://www.t-g.com/story/2091423.html.
Ed Carson Memorial Free Fish Day
Fishing just came easily Saturday at the Ed Carson Memorial Free Fish Day at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy.
FFA forestry, leadership awards
On May 30-31, the Bedford County FFA Chapter of Shelbyville Central High School traveled to Doyle, Tenn., to compete in the Tennessee State FFA Forestry competition. This was the first time that the chapter had ever competed in this event. See the...
Tasty treats, and friends
Beta Iota Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha recently held its annual Taste and Tell gathering at the home of Margaret Hicks, with Shirley McGee serving as a co-hostess.
After sampling each dish, recipes were shared.
Small Talk: What do you wish SACP had that it does not have now?
SACP is the School-Age Care Program, providing after-school and summer care at school facilities.