Recent photo galleries

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    Fifth grade students of Kari Tisma at Eakin Elementary School worked on an end-of-year project in which they studied aspects of cancer treatment and research. The students broke into teams, each team representing a group involved in cancer treatment — patients, nurses, pathologists, oncologists, engineers, nutritionists and so on. Each team developed a display along a hallway at Eakin about the role played by its group. The project-based learning exercise was part of a S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) program.
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    Learning Way Elementary School’s 5th grade students held a talent show last Wednesday. The winners were (in no particular order): 1st place, dance, “Hit the Quan,” by Micah Bryson, Damien Byford, Brandon Lazares, Kane Ransom and Chris Velez; 2nd place, dance, “Lean On,” by Meli Cruz, Ashley Hernandez, Brooklyn Kimmons and Alora Neese; and 3rd place, comedy act, “The Important Paper,” by Jacob Leverette and J.C. Nay.
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    Second graders from Southside Elementary School. (NOTE: In our print edition, the photos of two of the children were swapped. The pairing of photo and name appearing here is correct.)
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    First Choice Pregancy Center held its 12th annual fish fry fundraiser May 13 at the home of Pam and Barry Cooper.
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    The Bedford County Board of Education honored retiring employees on Tuesday.
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    The junior class of Shelbyville Central High School hosted this year’s junior/senior prom at the Blue Ribbon Circle on the Celebration grounds. The venue was transformed into “The Golden Jazz Club,” full of black, white and gold decor in a 1920s Art Deco style.
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    Community High School held its annual Honors Day on Friday, May 12.
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    Sixth graders from Harris Middle School offer advice to next fall's fifth graders on entering middle school.
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    Monday was fun day at Community Elementary with their annual Field Day celebration. Kids enjoyed a day of fun in the sun with activities galore.
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    United Way of Bedford County, as a fundraiser, organized a bus trip last month to historic and picturesque Natchez, Mississippi. The trip included six historic home tours and the long-running theater production “Southern Exposure.”
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    Seniors from Community High School.
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    Miss Tennessee Grace Burgess visited Southside School during Read Week to talk to students about her journey to the crown and read them a story. Burgess talked about perseverance or, as she called it, “GRIT.” G stands for “Give it your all.” R is for “Reach High.” I stands for “Ignore the negatives,” and T is for “Try and try again.” With her humor, inspirational message and beautiful voice, she held the attention of her audience and easily won the students’ hearts.
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    The Fly Cultural Arts Center was the place to be on Sunday afternoon with approximately 1,682 people attending the 2017 Youth Art Month Show. This annual event, hosted by the Bedford County art teachers, has grown in attendance each year.
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    Fourth grade students from Community Elementary School.
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    Kindergarten students from Cascade Elementary School paid their annual visit to the Times-Gazette as part of a day of field trip activities. The kids broke up into groups, and the groups that weren't touring the newspaper at a given time got to color on a big strip of newsprint or play a game of tossing a newspaper into a box. City Editor John I. Carney, the T-G's resident tour guide, conducted the tours.
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    New officers took over at the Town & Country Garden Club’s recet meeting. As usual for the club, a number of beautiful arranegements were on display.
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    Shelbyville Civitan Club held its annual Appreciation Dinner on Saturday evening. The club gave donations to organizations in Bedford County that help special needs citizens.
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    An 18-foot-tall aluminum version of the United Methodist “cross and flame” logo was installed Wednesday on the rear of First United Methodist Church, where it will be visible from much of the downtown area. The aluminum sign was crafted by artist Tony Viscardi of Viscardi Designs in Louisville, Kentucky, and was installed by a crew from Lee Company, which has been doing electrical and utility work at the church over the past few weeks. The sign was dontated by church members Wendell and Dinah Agnew. The logo dates back to 1968, when the Methodist denomination merged with the United Brethren to form the United Methodist Church.
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    The Halls Mill Triangle Community Club held its annual tractor pull. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2405455.html.
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    Earth Day was Saturday and the T-G asked Learning Way Elementary School fourth graders what they could do to help take care of the Earth.
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    On Saturday, April 8, Wartrace Baptist Church hosted the Wartrace Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt for the community.
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    Easter egg hunters were out in force during Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation’s annual Easter egg hunt on April 14.
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    Kids (and supervising adults) enjoyed the fun Saturday as Blankenship United Methodist Church held an Easter egg hunt.
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    Sunshine and the Easter bunny brought out a crowd for Bell Buckle’s annual Easter egg hunt, sponsored by Bell Buckle Volunteer Fire Department.
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    Wednesday, April 12 was Agriculture Day for Youth Leadership Bedford. They toured a dairy farm, beef farm, row farm, horse farm, M&L Greenhouse and the Normandy Fish Hatchery.
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    Third-grade students at East Side Elementary School were asked the question, “What has been your best Easter egg hunt find and what do you like about egg hunts?”
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    Tennessee Walking Horse enthusiasts gathered at the F.A.S.T. (Foundation for the Advancement and Support of the Tennessee Walking Show Horse, Inc.) Spring Gala, a fundraiser for the industry’s legal defense fund, Thursday night at the Blue Ribbon Circle.
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    Shelbyville Woman’s Club Players will present “Good Help Is So Hard To Murder,” a farce by Pat Cook, on Thursday, April 13, and Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at the Fly Arts Center on South Main Street. Convinced that the maid “knows too much” about her family’s shady past, Delilah conspires with her younger sister to kill her. Elmira, the local psychic, warns them that a tragedy is about to occur. Tickets are $8 for side seating and $10 for center seating. For reservations, call 931-684-8359.
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    Cascade High School held its junior/senior prom Saturday at Grace Valley Farms in Shelbyville.
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    The Celebration Pet Day event was held Saturday at the Bedford County Ag Center.
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    The 15th annual Postcard and Paper Memorabilia Show was held Saturday at The Fly Arts Center, with everything from currency to comic books being bought and sold.
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    Junior’s House, a child advocacy center based in Fayetteville but with a satellite office in Shelbyville, placed pinwheels on the Bedford County Courthouse lawn on Friday in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Bedford County Mayor Eugene Ray, left, and Shelbyville Mayor Wallace Cartwright signed proclamations in honor of the month. Each of the 50 pinwheels represented 10 children in the 17th Judicial District who were assisted by Junior’s House last year. About 200 of those 500 children were from Bedford County. Junior’s House also honored “hometown heroes” — law enforcement and judicial officials from the community who work on child abuse cases and in child protection.
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    We asked fifth graders from Thomas Magnet School if elementary school students should be allowed to watch TV on school nights.
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    A fundraiser was held on March 24th in the Central High School gym in order to raise money for the school's Junior/Senior Prom. Rosie the pig was the event's honorable guest and was there to give out friendly smooches to the lucky teachers participating.
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    Caregiver Relief Program, which assists the families of demential patients with services like respite care, held its annual pancake supper fundraiser Tuesday night at First United Methodist Church. The event included a silent auction and bake sale. For more information about Caregiver Relief Program, go to caregiverreliefbedfordco.org or call 931-685-9039.
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    We put the question to sophomore athletes from Shelbyville Central High School.
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    The camp was held at the Fly Arts Center on South Main Street.
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    The Shelbyville Spring Multi-Author Book Signing event was held Saturday at New Covenant Christian Book Store.
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    Sixth graders from Cascade Middle School.