Memories live in old church
Demolition continues on the Bell Buckle First Baptist Church.
According to the Tennessee Preservation Trust, the building was constructed in the late 1800s and originally functioned as the Bell Buckle Presbyterian Church. Used for services up...
Dr. Seuss works out
"Use your imagination," East Side Elementary physical education teacher Valerie Ward said.
Then it became clear. The Dr. Seuss-themed exercises Tuesday made perfect sense.
First graders enjoyed workouts based on the Seuss classics "Green Eggs and...
School kids refocus after weather disruptions
With two weeks off due to the ice and snow, Liberty School students seemed to be glad to be back in class, even though another round of cold stuff could be on the way. Principal Cort Huffman said the kids are usually more focused after a long break....
Chili, chocolate and chicken delights
Delightful dishes to satisfy virtually every craving were available at Saturday's Triple C -- Chili, Chocolate and Chicken -- competition at the Fly Arts Center.
Proceeds went to the Our Town program and the Fly.
Ms. Wheelbilly pageant
The Wheelbillies team in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life held its annual "Ms. Wheelbilly" pageant on Saturday at Liberty School.
This tongue-in-cheek event features men and boys in pageant dresses, working the crowd for donations. A...
Bowling over cancer
The Walmart team in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life held a bowling fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Shelbvyille Bowl.
Salute to FFA
Various activities of local FFA chapters.
Brothers in Sound: Cataldos take their music seriously
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2165832.html and the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=611zibXXSZA.
Black History Coffee
The Shelbyville and Vicinity Club recently hosted the Black History Coffee meeting. During the event a short trivia game was played and whoever guessed the correct answer was awarded a prize. Also, those attending were entered for a door prize....
Ham Day at Traders Bank
Ham Day brought out the crowds Wednesday morning at Traders Bank.
Visitors enjoyed not only ham but also chicken and jelly on their fresh biscuits at the sixth annual event.
Young and old also played cornhole with those who hit the target winning...
History In Art
Margaret Little displayed a number of her pen and ink drawings of historical landmarks on Monday at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Senior Citizens Center. Members competed to guess what each landmark was, such as the old hospital on Madison Street....
Small Talk: How much does it cost to mail a letter?
Students from East Side Elementary School.
The Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office recognized the statewide winners of the 2014 Fire Prevention Poster Contest on Saturday. The theme was "Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month." The winners got to interact with fire safety...
'Anne Frank' at Harris
The Nashville Ballet Co. presented "The Diary of Anne Frank" on Monday to eighth-grade students at Harris Middle School. The students had recently read the story.
Trivia on the Fly
The Fly held its first-ever Trivia on the Fly event on Saturday. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2162700.html.
Relay For Life kickoff party
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Bedford County held a Winter Wonderland-themed kickoff party on Saturday at Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center. Teams are being recruited for the actual Relay For Life event, which will be...
FCE members share love with CCC residents
The Town & Country FCE Club visited Christian
Care Center of Bedford County to help create
Valentine's Day decorations Jan. 27 for some
of the residents and the facility in general. Janelle
Douglas brought a variety of cut paper...
Habitat Patrons and Sponsors Party 2014
The annual Bedford Builds Habitat for Humanity
Patrons and Sponsors Party was held last
Saturday evening at the home of Dr. Lynette
Adams in Shelbyville. The party serves as a way to
thank various local sponsors who typically donate
Thomas Magnet salutes the military
The past week, Thomas Magnet School had their monthly APES day, where students switch classrooms and work on various projects with a particular lesson in mind.
This day involved learning about the Armed Forces and other aspects of our lives as...
SCHS basketball homecoming pep rally 2015
SCHS held its basketball homecoming pep rally on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.
Students, parents and mentors packed Shelbyville Central High School's auditorium Wednesday to learn about Tennessee Promise, which will give free tuition for select colleges. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2159262.html.
Chamber Ambassador training
Shelbyville & Bedford County Chamber of Commerce held a half-day retreat this week for volunteers in the Chamber Ambassador program. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2158709.html
Brenna Stowell and Carol Walker make items for a booth at the Antique, Art & Collectibles Mall. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2158396.html.
2015 MLK Day Luncheon
Gilliland Historical Resource Center held its third annual Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon on Monday at the Blue Ribbon Circle on the Celebration grounds. Anthony Booker of Bird Street Church of Christ was the guest speaker.
The theme was "Keeping...
Singing out for Woman's Club
Men from First United Methodist Church stepped in on short notice to provide musical entertainment at the January meeting of Shelbyville Woman's Club. Another local group had to cancel at the last moment. The group included Andy Borders, Jon Brock,...
Sunday Conversation: Edwin Fannin
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2156901.html
Visions come alive: Grissom brothers turn dreams into realities
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2156904.html.
Woman's Club hears from First UMC musicians
Men from First United Methodist Church stepped in on short notice to provide the entertainment for Shelbyville Woman's Club's monthly meeting Wednesday,
Another local group was forced to cancel at the last minute.
The women clearly enjoyed the...
Help for homeschoolers
Bedford County Homeschool Enrichment Program is run by parents who homeschool their children and allows them to share resources, hold joint classes and socialize.
Community High School celebrates homecoming
Community High School will hold its basketball homecoming ceremony Saturday,
The ceremony will begin at 3:15 p.m. with the games against Houston County starting at 4:00.
Senior attendants are candidates for homecoming king and queen.
Our favorite photos of 2014
Each member of the Times-Gazette newsroom staff was asked to pick out his or her three favorite photos taken during 2014.
Daryl & Nikita Graham
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2152533.html.
Countdown to noon
Students from Red Rover Preschool on West Cedar Street celebrated the coming of the New Year at noon on Wednesday, since midnight is likely a little bit past their bedtime. They gave 2015 an early with noisemakers and homemade shakers. Right after...
Eakin visits Glen Oaks
Third graders from Eakin Elementary School visited Glen Oaks Health & Rehabilitation on Dec. 17 to bring holiday cheer to the residents. The students sang carols they had learned in Lisa Crunk's music class and gave out cards they'd made in Carrie...
Christy's Cuddlies makes its deliveries
The Christy's Cuddlies team made its annual trip around town to brighten the faces of elderly folks on Dec. 20. Residents at Christian Care Center of Bedford County and Glen Oaks received special treats and goodies from Christy Warren and her...
Eakin Gift Yard sale
Eakin Elementary School held a yard sale for its students this month, allowing them to purchase gifts for family members using tokens they'd earned for good behavior instead of money.
Community volunteers, including members of Volunteer Garden...
Small Talk: Naughty and Nice
Students from Learning Way Elementary School
Donated toys bring smiles
The children at the Boys and Girls Club of Shelbyville were excited Monday for their chance to meet Santa and pick out a toy from the donations received by Toys for Tots.
Deck the Halls
Vivian Fazio always goes all-out for Christmas, decorating her entire home with festive china villages, trees and more. The native of France has lived in Shelbyville about nine and a half years and is married to Anthony Fazio.
Toy giveaway 2014
City Outreach Ministries held its annual toy distribution on Saturday, Dec. 20.
Small Talk: If Santa had no sleigh....
Students from Cascade Middle School
County offices celebrate Christmas
The county fee offices located in the U.S. Bank building on the north side of the square -- county clerk, property assessor, register of deeds and trustee -- held Christmas receptions on Friday, with each office putting out its own lavish spread of...
Songs of the season
Liberty School's fifth grade band, conducted by Thomas Chesnut, performed for the first time in front of an audience on Wednesday, along with the Voices Of ?Liberty, directed by Susan Hamm.
First Community Bank celebrates employees
First Community Bank recently celebrated employee serve awards. The employee service awards were presented at the company's annual Christmas dinner held on Dec. 5 at the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall.
Rocking with Santa for Relay
Santa stopped by the Times-Gazette on Saturday to have his photo made with boys and girls as a fund-raiser for "Press Power," the T-G's team in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
Warm feelings about a chili trip
Dicky Thorpe, who won a statewide International Chili Society cookoff in Shelbyville, traveled west to compete in the ICS championships in Las Vegas and at a chili cookoff in Terlingua, Texas. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2146557.html
Decked out with detail
The Shelbyville Satellite Group, part of Cheekwood Chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild of America, decorated a Christmas tree last week in the lobby of Pinnacle Bank in Shelbyville. It's the 29th year in a row that the group has done this -- they...
Go Gold for Hines
Community Elementary School held a rally Thursday for Hines Rotriga from Wheeling, West Virginia. Hines is fighting Stage IV neuroblastoma. Wheeling is the hometown of Community Principal Christina Fox. Students and staff made Hines a banner and...
Holiday entertainment at Christian Care
Residents at Christian Care Center of Bedford County enjoyed a week full of exciting events. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2146582.html
Wrapping up some holiday cheer
Volunteers gathered at Shelbyville Recreation Center to wrap holiday presents for Bedford County Autism group.
Christmas comes to Wartrace
Wartrace citizens gathered last Friday for the town's Christmas tree lighting. Festive singing rang out as the holiday season went into full swing.
Back to Thailand for Lewis
Earlier this fall, Ted Lewis of Shelbyville made another visit to Home of Blessing, a refuge in Thailand which Lewis and his wife Ann have supported since 2003. During this year's trip, he specifically asked his guide to take him to an area of...
Shelbyville Garden Club decorates tree
Members of the Shelbyville Garden Club gathered in November at The Fly Arts Center to design and decorate a Christmas Tree for participation in the Festival of Trees activity. The club's tree was awarded 2nd place in the "Most Beautiful" category...
They heard the call: Creators build a speaker business
Justin Brady and Blake Harvey have created their own speaker business, Hardwood Audio. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2144121.html.
SCHS blood drive
Shelbyville Central High School held a blood drive Friday in honor of Jackson Smith, a junior who has been battling Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ACL).
2014 Christmas Parade
Scenes from the 41st annual Shelbyville Christmas Parade held Saturday afternoon, Dec. 6, 2014.
Order up! Pre-K kids learn the restaurant business
Students from the Pre-Kindergarten program at Eakin Elementary School visited Ruby Tuesday on Thursday, learning about the different jobs at a restaurant. The students assembled burgers, decorated cupcakes and prepared plates.
Tree-lighting at H.V. Griffin Park
H.V. Griffin Park held a tree-lighting ceremony on Monday night, first lighting the official park Christmas tree and then, gradually, the other decorations throughout the park.
Small Talk: Thoughts on Black Friday
Students from East Side Elementary School.
On the wings of....
Community Elementary School students were treated to an up-close lesson on winged wonders on Tuesday.
The students gathered in the middle school's auditorium for a lesson by Bob Tarter, founder of the Natural History Educational Co. of the Midsouth...
Behind the mask: Local cosplayers live the superhero dream
Adam Prince, a painter and former Bell Buckle volunteer firefighter, is known as Nashville's Dark Knight. This is the result of the countless cosplay and social events he has attended dressed as comic book favorite, Batman. Since an early age,...
2014 Central High Great Canned Food Drive
Shelbyville Central High School students collected 16,312 cans in their Great Canned Food Drive, believed to be the 33rd edition.
Highway Department holiday dinner
After a break, Bedford County Highway Department resumed its old tradition of a Thanksgiving-week dinner, open to the public, on Wednesday. The event draws numerous attendees from all walks of life. Highway Superintendent Stanley Smotherman (wearing...
Small Talk: How do you cook a Thanksgiving turkey?
Students from Southside Elementary School.
On stage: Liberty's idols
Liberty School first through fourth graders took the stage Tuesday for the Liberty Idol event.
Talented student entertainers thrilled the crowd.
A special holiday treat
Crowds gathered last Friday for the annual First United Methodist Holiday Luncheon and Bazaar last Friday, organized by the United Methodist Women. Church members cook up turkey and all the fixings while craft items are on sale.
2014 Chamber Holiday Mixer
Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Holiday Mixer on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Blue Ribbon Circle.
2014 Festival of Trees
The Fly Arts Center hosted the Festival of Trees and Holiday Bazaar on Saturday.
Press Power craft fair
"Press Power," the Times-Gazette's team in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, hosted a holiday craft fair on Saturday in the T-G parking lot. A variety of vendors and shoppers enjoyed the day.
Small Talk: At what age would you like to retire?
The T-G thanks Community Elementary School and principal Chrissy Fox for participating in this week's Small Talk.
Cultivating health the basic way
John Hamil, a world-traveling missionary and avid gardener, has cultivated an ever-growing interest in plants and their uses. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2140004.html
MTBN at BodyWorx
Middle Tennessee Business Network (MTBN) members went on a field trip Thursday morning to BodyWorx, a new fitness, tanning and retail shop on Madison Street in Shelbyville. Members learned of the various group fitness classes available and enjoyed...
Rotary members receive recognition
The Rotary Club of Shelbyville has now given over a quarter of a million dollars to the Rotary Foundation. Every dollar given goes towards the eradication of polio and to provide grants for community and international projects.
Recently, the club...
Flat Creek fellowship
Fun was on the menu at Flat Creek Community Club's November get-together. The club meets the first Saturday night of each month at the Flat Creek Community Center.
Nichols' Christmas decor is about family and memories
Becky Nichols brought her holiday decor ideas to a capacity crowd at Shelbyville Woman's Club for a lively and well-received program.
Nichols, a lively and entertaining speaker, added humor to her presentation as she described the various home...
Remembering Bo Melson
The Times-Gazette's former long-time sports and police editor, Bo Melson, died Saturday. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2138263.html.
First Baptist Church (Depot Street) held the Mary's Table Women's Conference on Saturday, Nov. 15.
School Veterans Day Programs
All of Bedford County's public middle and elementary schools held programs on Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day, inviting local veterans to attend.
TCAT celebrates 50 years of success
Tennessee College of Applied Technology celebrated its 50th anniversary in Shelbyville with a open house Sunday afternoon. Retired instructors and administrators joined the current staff to welcome visitors.
Veterans Day Parade and 5K
Bedford County Veterans Day Parade was held Saturday, Nov. 8, and was preceded by the Bedford Cancer Foundation's Veterans Day 5K. The parade was organized by the United Veterans Council.
Veterans Day Bike Rally and Poker run
A bike rally and poker run, based at 82 Market in Bell Buckle, commemorated Veterans Day and was a benefit for Rolling Thunder, the Tennessee Fisher House, and Toys For Tots. Riders took a two-hour route through Wartrace, Beech Grove, Manchester and...
North Fork Baptist Church's walk-through drama "Life House" continues through Thursday and again on Saturday. Walk-through times start at 6 each night, with the last scheduled start time at 9 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended, especially...
'The Diary of Anne Frank'
Smokestack Theater at Community High School will present "The Diary of Anne Frank" Nov. 7-8 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.
It is based on the true story a young girl who, along with her family and several strangers, were forced to hide from...
Friend and family of Amanda Floyd, who died from a pulmonary embolism while running on Oct. 30, 2013, held a run in her honor on the first anniversary of her death. The twilight run is intended to become an annual event.
The TennesSeed Camp, a training class for business start-ups, was held Tuesday at Middle Tennessee Education Center (MTEC). The event was organized by Southern Middle Tennessee Entrepreneur Centers. For more information, go to http://smtec.com.
First Baptist Church Fall Festival
First Baptist Church-Depot Street held its annual Fall Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Games, music and - of course - candy brought out a crowd on a cool fall night.
Pumpkin carving at First UMC
First United Methodist Church on the square held a pumpkin carving following its regular Wednesday night meal. The Rev. Lanita Monroe prepared chili from an old family recipe, and proceeds from the meal went to Imagine No Malaria, a United...
Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue 2014
Lynchburg was hot or mild -- depending on how you like your 'cue -- this weekend during the 26th annual Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue,
The world's best barbecue teams competed, but that was just a part of the event.
The 2014 Spooktacular 5K run and walk benefiting United Way of Bedford County was held Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Some participants dressed in costume.
Small Talk--What would you change about yourself?
The T-G thanks Cascade Middle School and principal David Parker for participating in this week's Small Talk.
Arlington National Cemetery funeral for Cecil Harris
World War II casualty Cecil Harris of Shelbyville is being buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Harris was killed in France in January 1945; his body was found by hikers in 2013. See the story at ...
Webb School Art and Craft Show 2014
The 38th annual Webb School Art and Craft Show was held in Bell Buckle the weekend of Oct. 18-19.
Bringing light to the land of the midnight sun
A team from the New Duck River Baptist Association ministered in Shungnak, Alaska. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2129421.html
Senior Citizens Picnic
State and county officials joined Senior Citizens Center participants for the annual picnic at H.V. Griffin Park on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.
The seniors enjoyed games and food prepared by officials.
The local chapter of Vietnam Era Veterans and All American Veterans met Thursday night, Oct. 9, 2014 at Mike's All-American Diner. George Hensley and the Lincoln County Pickups provided entertainment. The group meets every Wednesday morning and one...
4 Warn Weather Alert Tour
WSMV-TV brought its "4 Warn Weather Alert Tour" to Shelbyville Central High School on Thursday evening, mixing fun with weather information. All of the station's weathercasters, along with mascot Snowbird, participated.
Central grads celebrate 20 years
Shelbyville Central High School class of 1994 held a 20-year reunion at the Fly Arts Center.
J. Jordan Fashion Show
J. Jordan shared the latest fall fashion trends Wednesday during the October meeting of the Shelbyville Woman's Club, held at the Riverbend Country Club.
Halls Mills Sorghum Squeeze
The annual Halls Mill Sorghum Squeeze was held Saturday on Paschal Road. Sorghum cane, grown at the site and in the area, was fed into a mule-driven mill to extract the sweet juice. The juice was then boiled down in a fire box to thicken it into the...
Billy Hicks retirement reception
A steady stream of well-wishers lined up at the back door and filed through a meeting room at First Community Bank of Bedford County on Wednesday during a retirement reception for Billy Hicks, a long-time executive with the bank. Hicks has worked at...
Ike Farrar returns to the skies
World War II pilot Ike Farrar of Flat Creek, who co-piloted a B-17 bomber used for gunnery training, took a flight over Murfreesboro and Smyrna in the Memphis Belle on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The Memphis Belle is a B-17.
T-G National Newspaper Week Coffee 2014
The Shelbyville Times-Gazette hosted a Chamber coffee in honor of National Newspaper Week on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. See video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxXId8Mx8Ag
Ag Safety Day
Cascade High School's FFA chapter held its Progressive Agriculture Safety Day last Friday at Cascade Elementary School. A total of 41 high schoolers shared safety tips on topics with fourth-graders.
Auto Swap Meet-Crafts Village
Celebration City Region Car Club hosted an automotive swap meet and Christmas/Crafts Village on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.
Blessing of the Pets
A Blessing of the Pets ceremony was held Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 as part of the Art in the Park festivities. The Rev. Lanita Monroe of First United Methodist Church and the Rev. Peter Whalen of Episcopal Church of the Redeemer offciated.
Art in the Park
The Shelbyville Art in the Park event was held Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 on the Shelbyville square.
En Plein Air painting event
Bell Buckle Arts Council hosted its second annual "En Plein Air" event on Saturday. "En plein air" is a French phrase meaning "in the open air." Artist set up at various locations downtown and painted what they saw, taking times to chat with or sell...
Business After Hours
Business After Hours was hosted by Shelbyville Automotive with Bedford Cancer Foundation on Thursday.
Starring... The Eagles!
Shelbyville Central became Football Central as MyTV 30's Friday Night Rivals series broadcast the Golden Eagle-Giles County game. Fans got into the excitement Friday night, capped by a 48-31 win.
Arrowhead Ranch spaghetti supper
Entertainment and good food pleased the crowd at Arrowhead Ranch's fourth annual spaghetti supper and auction Saturday. A live auction followed the meal. There was also games and activities for kids and tours of the ranch.
Books from Birth bus tour visits Shelbyville
Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam visited Shelbyville on Wednesday as part of a book tour celebrting the 10th anniversary of the Governor's Books From Birth Foundation, which operates the Imagination Library program in Tennessee. See the story at...
Celebration Travel's 30-year voyage
Celebration Travel held an open house last Friday to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Garden Club at M&L Greenhouse
Members of the Shelbyville Garden Club recently participated in a fun hands-on activity held at M&L Greenhouse for its
September meeting. Lorraine Sutton assisted members in designing and creating stepping stones. Following the workshop, members...
Celebration Pet Day 2014
Scenes from the 10th annual Celebration Pet Day, held Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Bedford County Agricultural Center.
Firehouse Barbecue 2014
The annual Firehouse Barbecue was Monday at the Tennessee Fire Codes and Enforcement Academy. Proceeds are used to buy smoke detectors for the needy.
Calsonic Kansei 30th anniversary, Part Two
Calsonic Kansei North America celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 13.
Calsonic Kansei 30th anniversary, Part One
Calsonic Kansei North America celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 13. Local officials and Calsonic Kansei executives from around the globe celebrated at Calsonic Arena alongside more than 6,000 employees and family members.
Shelbyville Woman's Club
Dr. Jennifer Feldhaus was this month's speaker for the Shelbyville Woman's Club. A graduate of Shelbyville Central High School, Feldhaus is now a practicing physician in Nolensville.
She received her undergraduate degree from The University of...
Outgoing SRO honored by Liberty
Liberty School honored outgoing Student Resource Officer Bob Filer with a surprise farewell party Thursday. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2118546.html
United Way Appreciation Luncheon
United Way of Bedford County held its appreciation and campaign kickoff luncheon Thursday at H.V. Griffin Park. The luncheon served multiple purposes -- a "thank you" to volunteers in the Day of Caring projects held earlier in the day, an awards...
Fallen Firefighter Memorial
The annual memorial ceremony was held Saturday at the Tennessee Fallen Firefighters Memorial on the campus of Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy on Unionville Deason Road. See the story in Tuesday's Times-Gazette.
Getting their groove on
When the temperature rises to the scorching upper 90s, most people opt to stay indoors. Not Jose Calixto and Juan Valenzuela. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2115498.html
FFA Car show in Halls Mill
The Halls Mill Outlaws held a car show on Saturday to raise money for a trip by local students involved in the FFA.
Special Olympics soccer
Special Olympics Area 13 hosted soccer games Friday at H.V. Griffin Park. The games featured 125 athletes.
Thomas Smith surprise party
Bedford County Circuit Court Clerk Thomas Smith, who left office at the end of August after having served since 1986, was honored with a surprise party last week by current and former employees, family and other well-wishers.
The party was held in...
Small Talk: If your school had a yard sale, what would you bring to sell?
Students from School-Age Care Program at East Side Elementary School.
Stick horse show at Miss Judie's Day Care
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2113896.html
A hot celebration day
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2113948.html.
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
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2113582.html
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.
Southside names kickball champs
It has become a tradition at Southside the past few years for the 2nd-5th graders to participate in a kickball tournament. Coach Jon Martin encourages teamwork and sportsmanship.
One lunch that's for the birds
It's lunchtime, and you're a bird.
You're hungry, and ...oh, look, there's a chicken leg! Smack dab in the middle of 82 Bypass at Depot Street!
So that means bite and grab, bite and grab and dodge oncoming traffic. A buddy's around to help, but...
Relay for Life 2014-2
Bedford County Relay for Life was held May 30-31, 2014 at Bedford County Agriculture Center. More than $26,200 was raised for the American Cancer Society.
Water Safety Day 2014
Water Safety Day was held on Saturday at the Shelbyville Recreation Center.
Relay for Life 2014-1
Relay for Life was held on May 30-31 at the Bedford County Agricultural Center.
Tower rescue training
Shelbyville firefighters -- who are also trained as emergency medical technicians -- underwent training in rescuing a "victim" from the top ot a water tank Thursday morning, May 29, 2014.
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Tuesday, May 27, at the site of the new library to serve Shelbyville and Bedford County. Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam was among the dignitaries in attendance. See the story at...
Small Talk: What will you miss about elementary school?
Students from Learning Way Elementary, Joy Caskey, principal.
Liberty remembers Garner
A new playground at Liberty School honoring late student Garner Pitner, who died in a traffic accident on Memorial Day 2013, was dedicated Friday. Students and family members gathered for a ceremony capped by balloons soaring into the sky.
East Side career day
East Side Elementary School held its annual Career Day on Thursday.
Kindergarten, first and second grade students saw demonstrations from Shelbyville-Bedford County Emergency Medical Service, veterinarian Dr. Andrea Anderson, Duck River Electric,...
Charleston charms travelers
A group of local women recently traveled to Charleston, S.C., visiting several local attractions and enjoying each other's company.
Send photos from your travels to Sadie Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glen Oaks marks National Nursing Home Week
Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation celebrated National Nursing Home Week 2014 with a luau marking this year's theme, "Living The Aloha Spirit." A free lunch, bingo, cake walk, facility tours and free blood pressure checks were offered.
SCHS Graduation 2014
Graduation ceremonies were held May 17, 2014, in Calsonic Arena.
Horsepower Unlimited car show
The annual Horsepower Unlimited car show, hosted by Celebration City Car Club was held Saturday, May 10, 2014.
First Choice Fish Fry gallery two
First Choice Pregnancy Center's annual fish fry attracted thousands to the home of Pam and Barry Cooper on Saturday, May 10. Check out more photos on Tuesday's front page and a photo page in Wednesday's T-G. Photos on this gallery are available for...
First Choice Fish Fry gallery one
First Choice Pregnancy Center's annual fish fry attracted thousands to the home of Pam and Barry Cooper on Saturday, May 10. Check out more photos on Tuesday's front page and a photo page in Wednesday's T-G. Photos on this gallery are available for...
2014 Mommy & Me contest
These photos were submitted for the Times-Gazette's 2014 Mommy & Me contest.
Scholarship Day SCHS 2014
Seniors were awarded scholarships on Friday, May 9, at SCHS.
Rockin' out at the 'zoo'
Well, it was a trip to the zoo.. at least, in the finds of a few Harris Head Students. Only the animals were missing.
Harris Head Start implemented the Zoophonics curriculum this school year, and the program's 68 students celebrated with skits...
Schools' Top 10 saluted with luncheon
Peoples Bank of Bedford County recently honored Top 10 academic achievers from Central, Cascade and Community High Schools and seniors from Victory Baptist Academy with a luncheon at River Bend Country Club.
Cascade Career Day
Chris Siers, sports editor of the Times-Gazette, was one of several guest speakers for Career Day at Cascade Elementary School on Wednesday, May 7.
East Side holds block party
East Side School students enjoyed a block party Friday. Games and food made it a good time for all.
Tammy Peoples benefit
A benefit for recently-widowed multiple sclerosis patient Tammy Peoples was held Saturday at Cascade Elementary School. The event included a fish fry, live and silent auctions, and music.
Small Talk: What rule would you change at your school?
Thomas Magnet School students were asked what school rule they'd change if they could.
Cascade Prom 2014
Cascade High School's gymnasium was recently transformed into a lavish setting for "The Great Gatsby" 2014 Junior-Senior Prom.
It was a party filled with glitz and glamour that could have come straight from the pages of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925...
Disc golf tournament held
Shelbyville Disc Golf Club held a tournament at H.V.Griffin Park to benefit Team Faith in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
Rabies clinics held
A rabies clinic held at Middle Tennessee Spay & Neuter Clinic was one of several held throughout the community on Saturday.
Footloose For Kids 5K
The Footloose For Kids 5K was held Saturday in Shelbyville, starting and ending at the Celebration grounds, to benefit handicapped riding programs and scholarships for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Strolling Jim 40 (and 20 and 10)
Competitors in all three Strolling Jim races -- the original 40-mile race, along with newly-added 20-mile and 10-kilometer races -- started simultaneously Saturday morning in the shadow of the Wartrace wellhouse.
CASA Works luncheon
The local Court-Appointed Special Advocate program had its annual luncheon at First Baptist Church on Depot Street. Former foster child Tawny Spinelli, now a Tennessee CASA board member, was the keynote speaker. See the story at...
SCHS Prom 2014
The theme was "Tonight's Your Fairytale."
5K Race for a Cure
The second 5K Race for a Cure was held Saturday. The 5K race/1 mile walk benefits Relay for Life of Bedford County.
The Webb School dedicated McClurg Hall on Friday, April 25. The $2.3 million building provides a new space for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes. The dedication followed a board of trustees meeting. Trustees, plus a large...
Easter fun at Fair Haven
Fair Haven Baptist Church held its third annual Easter Festival on Saturday with approximately 3,000 in attendance. Hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream and drinks were provided along with lots of activities for family fun. There were magic shows, fun...
Professional Women's Luncheon
The 21st annual Professional Women's Luncheon was held on Wednesday, April 23. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2073569.html
1st Baptist Easter Egg Hunt
1st Baptist Church held its annual egg hunt at the home of Pam and Parry Cooper on Whiteside Hill Rd. Saturday. Hundreds came out for activities including an egg hunt, free food, and other fun activities for children to enjoy including inflatables...
Pre-K student activities
Eakin Elementary School pre-kindergarten teachers Cari Doss and Susan Hall conducted special learning activities recently for their students for Week of the Young Child.
A very bunny time at Christian Care
Christian Care Center of Bedford County hosted a visit from the Easter Bunny, along with boys and girls from Building Blocks AB&D day care.
Glen Oaks Easter Egg Hunt
Glen Oaks Convalescent Center of Shelbyville held an Easter egg hunt for children on Friday, April 18, 2014.
Stations of the Cross
The annual Stations of the Cross was held on Good Friday. The procession ended at the steps of the Bedford County Courthouse.
A great day for an Easter egg hunt
Pre-kindergarten students of Cari Doss at Eakin Elementary School held an Easter Egg hunt on Wednesday.
What I saw on my daily walk
For fitness, and as a break from the office, I have gotten into the habit of taking a midday walk from the Times-Gazette offices down to Riverbottom park and back. Last week, I was walking and happened to look up. I saw the faded Shelbyville Record...
Walking for Cancer Horse Show 2014
The Bedford Cancer Foundation held the annual Walking for Cancer Horse Show on Saturday, April 12. All proceeds help Bedford County cancer patients.
Garden Club welcomes spring
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2069466.html.
The thrill of hunting: NWTF chapter celebrates sportsmanship
Bedford County Longbeards celebrated another successful year with a banquet and by accompanying youths on the opening day of juvenile turkey season.
Thomas celebrates Chines New Year
Thomas Magnet School celebrated the Chinese New Year with a gala. Students Noah Molder and Kate McKamey hosted the gala. Thomas students performed using the Chinese language in storytelling, tongue twister, song, drama, dance and Tai Chi. Young...
Cory Phillips benefit
The Cory Phillips benefit drew a huge crowd on Saturday, April 5 at Bell Buckle Banquet Hall. The event included music, an auction, a chance to win Easter baskets, homemade desserts and more.
CalsonicKansei employees get into the groove
CalsonicKansei recently held a Zumbathon as a way to promote wellness among its employees. Classes, taught by an Olympus instructor for free, were held throughout the day. The event was coordinated by Beth Carr, HR generalist at CalsonicKansei.
Hee Haw & Howdy 2014
The annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, based on the classic TV show. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2067232.html
Community prom photos 2014
For those attending Community High School's Junior-Senior Prom late last month, it was a night full of fairytales and romance.
The theme, "Once Upon a Time," was carried throughout in colors of mint green and white. The focal point of the room was...
Caregiver Relief program pancake supper, silent auction and bake sale
Pancakes drew a crowd to First United Methodist Church on Tuesday night for the annual Caregiver Relief Program fundraiser. An auction was held as well. Caregiver Relief Program assists the families of Alzheimer's patients.
Student Art Show
Bedford County art instructors recently held an art show in recognition of Youth Art Month.
Small Talk: What would you like to do on spring break?
Special thanks to East Side Elementary and principal Xavier Hamler for hosting this week's conversation.
Smokestack Theater presents 'Footloose'
Community High School's resident drama troupe presented the stage adaptation of the beloved 1984 movie, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, about a small town where dancing is forbidden.
Mason Carney comes home
A long recovery is ahead, but 2-year-old Mason Carney came home in late March 2014 after a month of treatment at Nashville and Atlanta hospitals after being seriously injured in a February traffic accident. He suffered serious head and neck injuries...
Southside stocks the pantry
The Southside Student Council recently held its annual food drive to stock the school's pantry.
On Monday, if students brought in a non-food item, such as toilet paper, paper towels, etc. they could wear their favorite hats.
Volunteer Garden Club holds spring luncheon
Volunteer Garden Club held its Spring Awards Luncheon at the Riverbend Country Club with Edna Burke presiding.
Ann Spencer presented awards to Design Winner Carolyn Baker, Horticulture Winner Virginia Ann Haynes and Nomenclature winner Jane...
Spaghetti supper honors Giles' memory
For years, a spaghetti supper was the big annual fundraiser for Southside Elementary School, and Helen Giles -- the school's cafeteria manager for 36 years, as well as principal Reita Vaughn's mother -- was in charge of the kitchen.
50th anniversary of 1964 State Championship
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2063972.html
Stitches mark the spot
The Shelbyville Satellite Group has had a several-year outreach project of stitching bookmarks for students at Bedford County elementary schools. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2062408.html
Arrowhead Ranch 5K Run/Walk 2014
About 120 runners and walkers participated Saturday in the 4th "Run for the Ranch" at Arrowhead Ranch outside of Normandy. The event is geared toward providing food, clothing and medical needs for the boys that live at the ranch.
Black History Quiz Bowl
The Gilliland House Historical Resource Center Inc. sponsored the Black History Quiz Bowl last month.
'Oh, the Places You'll Go!'
It was a celebration of Seussical proportions when Community Elementary students enjoyed a whole week of Read Across America activities recently.
NEA's Read Across America Day brings together students, parents and members of the community to share...
Celebrity Waiter luncheon
A fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2061944.html
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2061584.html
Turn on the Tap 2014
Basketball players competed in the third annual Turn on the Tap contest, held March 7 and 8 at Cascade High School and sponsored by First Baptist Church of Normandy.
All proceeds went to Turn on the Tap, a Samaritan's Purse program that provides...
Awards ceremony at Paws for a Cause 5K
Awards ceremony at the "Paws for a Cause" 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk.
Spring into style with Carolyn
A full house gathered March 12 for the annual Woman's Club Spring Fashion Show, moderated by Carolyn Matusek. Carolyn's, the shop operated by Matusek, is located in Merchant's Walk on North Main Street.
Paws for a Cause 5K 2014
The Paws for a Cause 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk was Saturday, March 15.
National Honor Society induction ceremony 2014
Shelbyville Central High School's National Honor Society inducted new members Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
2014 Cascade Winter Awards Banquet
On Thursday night, Cascade High School held its winter sports banquet, honoring athletes from the Champion, Lady Champion, and Lady Champion cheerleading squad for their efforts in the 2013-2014 season.
Read Across America
Various local schools and libraries held Dr. Seuss-themed events to celebrate "Read Across America Day," which is timed to the birthday of the beloved children's author, born Theodor Seuss Geisel. Pictured here are Argie Cooper Public Library's...
Bell Buckle Fire Department Chili Cookoff
Bell Buckle Volunteer Fire Department held its annual chili cookoff on Saturday.
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...
2013 City Outreach toy giveaway
City Outreach Ministries held its annual toy giveaway Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Needy children received toys and a bicycle along with food for their families.
2013 Wine Walk
Many merchants on and near the Shelbyville square offered wine samples to visitors Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Participants were urged to donate a toy.
Dancers perform at Woman's Club
Dancy's Christmas Angels made a stop at the Shelbyville Woman's Club Wednesday afternoon. Members as well as several special guests enjoyed the young performers' first recital.
2013 Shelbyville Christmas Parade
The 2013 Shelbyville Christmas Parade was held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
O Christmas trees
The Christmas carol "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" could refer to Linda Mathews' home.
Mathews decorates her home every year with Christmas trees -- eight of them.
Decoration time in Shelbyville
The Shelbyville Satellite Group, which is part of the larger Cheekwood Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America (EGA), recently gathered for its 28th annual tree decorating. Each year, the group gathers at a different bank and decorates a...
Red carpet movie screening in Bell Buckle
A screening of the movie "Final Recourse," starring Teri Polo, Tia Carrere and Chazz Palminteri, was held Saturday night at Bell Buckle Banquet Hall. Producers Jeffrey and Elaine Edell, the brother and sister-in-law of Bell Buckle attorney Linda...
Craig & Wheeler Realty & Auction is auctioning 600-plus guns Friday and Saturday at Calsonic Arena. The guns are from the estate of the late William "Bill" Hornaday.
Seniors remember Thanksgivings past
Special thanks to members of the Shelbyville-Bedford County Senior Citizens Center for participating in this special edition of Small Talk.
Chamber holiday mixer draws crowd
The Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce held its annual holiday mixer Tuesday night at the Blue Ribbon Club on the grounds of the Celebration.
City Outreach Thanksgiving
City Outreach Ministries held its annual Thanksgiving lunch on Saturday, Nov. 23. It served about 1,000 meals and gave away 100 frozen turkeys. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2027533.html
Festival of Trees 2013
The Fly Arts Center held the annual Festival of Trees on Saturday, Nov. 23. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2027534.html
Gifts From The Heart
Gifts from the Heart, or Alternative Christmas, was held on Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. The annual event allowed people to donate money to charities in honor of or in memory of someone versus buying a traditional Christmas gift. Ten...
American Education Week
The Gilliland Historical Resource Center Inc. honored educators on Saturday for American Education Week.
Central Great Canned Food Drive 2013
Shelbyville Central High School concluded its annual Great Canned Food Drive on Friday, Nov. 22. Students collected 20,865 items for charity.
Community Middle Basketball Homecoming Court
Community Middle High School's basketball homecoming court was announced recently.
Sparkle and comfort top holiday trends
Photos from the J Jordan fashion show at Riverbend Country Club. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2024416.html
Local businesses have begun hosting holiday open houses. The Times-Gazette will publish this schedule each Wednesday. Here's what's happening this weekend.
The New Covenant Christian Bookstore
Friday Nov. 15 and Saturday Nov. 16
Open until 7...
Lockdown at SCHS
A prank phone call placed on Friday morning, Nov. 15, about a gun caused Shelbyville Central High School to be placed on lockdown. No one was hurt, authorities said. Students were given the option to go home once the school was searched. See the...
Good Samaritan coffee
The Good Samaritan Association Appreciation Coffee on Thursday provided a feast of great eats for all to enjoy.
Leadership Bedford held local government day on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Liberty School Veterans Day
Liberty school held its ceremony honoring local veterans Monday morning.
2013 Veterans Day program at Community Elementary/Middle
The Veterans Day program at Community Elementary and Middle Schools on Nov. 11, 2013.
Southside Veterans Day program
Southside Elementary School honored veterans Monday on Veterans Day.
2013 Veterans Day program at Cascade Elementary School
The student body of Cascade Elementary took time from their studies Monday to honor family members who have served in the armed forces with a Veterans Day program.
2013 Veterans Day program at East Side Elementary
Students commemorated Veterans Day at East Side Elementary School on Nov. 11, 2013.
Boyces bring new life to cabin
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2021710.html
Celerbration City Car Club Swap Meet and Christmas Village
The annual event was held Nov. 9, 2013 at and near Calsonic Arena.
Backyard Barbecue Cookoff
City Outreach Ministries hosted a barbecue cookoff on Saturday, with several veteran teams with experience at high-profile barbecue events participating. An auction was held as well.
Bike Rally and Poker Run
A poker run and motorcycle rally to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the Tennessee Fisher House started and ended at 82 Market in Bell Buckle. Maj. Gen. David Garza was the guest of honor.
CDC Chamber Coffee
The Child Development Center hosted a Chamber Coffee on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at the Shelbyville-Bedford Chamber of Commerce.
Rotary distributes dictionaries
Shelbyville Rotary Club presented dictionaries last month to each third grade student in Bedford County public schools. Interact Club members assisted with the distribution. In each classroom, students competed to see who could find a specified word...
School news 11/3/13
School news photos, many of them from the honor roll section in our Nov. 3, 2013 print edition.
Schools come together for character
Last week sophomore students from The Webb School came to Southside Elementary School to help where they were needed. Students helped file, cut, sort, read, tutor and even help out in art class. Webb students are required to perform a certain number...
Halloween on the square
Trick-or-treaters swarmed the Shelbyville square for tasty treats on the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
Fall festivals attract large crowds
Hundreds of children turned out for early Halloween events Wednesday evening, including First Baptist's Fall Festival, which was free to the public. Trick-or-Treating will also take place tonight on the Shelbyville Square from 3 to 5 p.m. Officials...
Tennessee Civil War Trails marker dedication
A Tennessee Civil War Trails marker was dedicated on Wednesday, Oct. 30, on the south lawn of the Courthouse.
Nashville Rocks Bedford County
The Nashville Rocks Bedford County concert was Saturday, Oct. 26 at Calsonic Arena.
Child Safety Day
United Way of Bedford County held its annual Child Safety Day on Saturday, Oct. 26 at H.V. Griffin Park.
Spooktacular 5K run-walk
A variety of people, ghosts, ghouls, characters from "The Wizard of Oz" and more ran and walked at the Spooktacular on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Spooktacular costume contest
The Spooktacular 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 26, was a time for ghouls, ghosts and lots of fun.
Plein Air Art Event
Bell Buckle Arts Council hosted its first Plein Air Event on Saturday in and around the downtown area. Artists braved the nippy weather to paint Bell Buckle in all its small-town charm -- and to sell their works to tourists. The arts council hopes...
A visit from Father Emmanuel
The Rev. Emmanuel Conduah recently visited the Shelbyville area to attend the St. William Catholic Church Festival, staying with his adopted American family, Tom, Luci and Lloyd Taylor.
Conduah is from Ghana, Africa, where he is a priest and a...
Music 'N Memories benefits American Cancer Society
The nostalgia-themed review was held by the Strength In Numbers team in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2016265.html
Webb School Arts & Crafts Festival
The 37th annual festival held in Bell Buckle, accompanied by the Bell Buckle Downtown Show and various vendors around town.
Empty Bowls luncheon
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2015067.html
Monsters at the Library
Children attending Story Hour at Argie Cooper Public Library had a monstrously good time recently as they heard stories, did crafts and went on a monster hunt. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2014079.html
Flat Creek community club
Hillary Bevels and an unnamed, but good, band entertained as Flat Creek Community Club held its monthly get-together Saturday at Flat Creek Community Center.
The Saturday dinners are usually held the first Saturday of each month, but this month's...
Free fish and more at Mt. Lebanon
Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church recently held a free fish fry for the community.
Friends of Argie Cooper Public Library luncheon
Argie Cooper Public Library hosted Shelbyville native David Thomas, a therapist and author on parenting, as the guest speaker for the annual Tennessee Box Luncheon. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2014283.html
Homecoming 2013 at SCHS
Shelbyville Central celebrated homecoming last week with a theme of "Frighten the Falcons."
A week full of fun activities was highlighted by the annual Powder Puff football game and bonfire.
The seniors were the overall class winner for all the...
Music & Memories returns
Music 'N Memories, a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Shelbyville Central High School. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2013908.html
Voices in song
The Community High School band and choir held a pops concert. Oct. 6. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2012888.html
FFA Safety Day Fall 2013
Cascade FFA held Safety Day on Friday, Oct. 4, at Cascade Elementary School.
Duck RiverFest 2013
Duck River Watershed Education Committee Inc. held the annual Duck RiverFest on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the greenway behind Shelbyville Power, Water and Sewerage System. More than 600 fifth-graders attended, organizers said.
A step back in time
Third grade classes from Community Elementary School recently attended the annual "Step Back in Time" festival at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2012448.html
Community homecoming court
Community High School will celebrate Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 11. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. with the game against Forrest to follow at 7 p.m.
SCHS homecoming court
Shelbyville Central High School Homecoming's attendants will be presented on Friday.
Central is hosting a book and game drive this week to benefit the SACP after-school program and the Boys and Girls Club of Bedford County. Any gently used books,...
National Newspaper Week coffee
The Times-Gazette hosted its annual National Newspaper Week coffee on Oct. 8, with homemade goodies and door prizes. Former sports editor Bo Melson was honored on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Bedford Vision held a Style Show Event Thursday to raise funds for Bedford County Cancer Foundation.
The annual Halls Mill Sorghum Squeeze was held Saturday on Paschal Road. Sorghum cane, grown at the site and in the area, was fed into a mule-driven mill to extract the sweet juice. The juice was then boiled down in a fire box to thicken it into the...
Art in the Park
The second annual Art in the Park took place on the Shelbyville Square. Several artists had vendor booths for shoppers to enjoy and live music was featured throughout the day.
25th annual Hoodlum Alley Cruise In
Car enthusiasts to the area enjoyed the 25th annual Hoodlum Alley Cruise In Saturday. The event attracted local folks as well as many visitors to the area who came out to enjoy a trip back in time, as well as good food and company.
Shelbyville Garden Club visits Cheekwood
Members of the Shelbyville Garden Club recently enjoyed a Cheekwood tour, where the highlight of the outing was the Bruce Munro Light Show.
Hope radiates from cancer-fighting project
Shelbyville Central High School graduate Adam Shulman, a medical physicist, has taken his knowledge of cancer radiation treatments to the African country of Senegal. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2010568.html
Rally for Bedford County Missing
A rally to build support for missing persons from Bedford County was held Sun., Sept. 29. 2013 at Bedford County Agriculture Center. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2009215.html
Scouts attend national jamboree
For 10 days this summer, five local Boy Scouts traded the comforts of home and their own bed for a chance to "Go Big, Get Wild" at the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2008454.html
Arrowhead Ranch spaghetti supper
Arrowhead Ranch, near Normandy, held its annual spaghetti supper fund-raiser. The not-for-profit, faith-based residential facility, a working ranch, serves teenage boys. Visitors toured the facility and enjoyed spaghetti, live entertainment, an...
Celebration Pet Day
A dog show and festival to benefit the Shelbyville & Bedford County Humane Association.
National Walking Horse Show
The National Walking Horse Association National Championship Show kicked off Monday at Calsonic Arena. The show, which is the championship for flat shod classes, runs through Saturday and has entries from 24 states.
Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce held a Firehouse Barbecue fundraiser on Monday, Sept. 23, at the Tennessee Fire Service and Code Academy.
Thomas named Blue Ribbon school
Thomas Magnet was named a National Blue Ribbon school on Sept. 24, 2013. Cascade Elementary was named a Blue Ribbon school last year.
Pinwheels for peace
Art stidemts of Angie Jackson at Learning Way Elementary created pinwheels last week in honor of World Peace Day.
Home tour held
Shelbyville Woman's Club held a home tour on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The women toured the homes of Pam and Barry Cooper, Lisa and Roy Turner, and Thesa and Denny Hastings.
POW-MIA Day 2013
National POW-MIA Recognition Day was marked with a ceremony on the west side of the Shelbyville courthouse lawn Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Navy chaplain Jason Porter explained the symbolism of the set table before his father, Donnie Porter, gave the...
Motlow hosts MTEC open house
Motlow State Community College held an open house Tuesday at its Middle Tennessee Education Center satellite campus, 200 Dover St.
Area leaders gathered to support and promote the center, which allows Bedford County residents a chance to gain a...
Liberty football players read to young children
Eleven eighth grade members of the football team arrive at 7:30 a.m. each Thursday to read books to kindergarten and first grade students. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2004787.html
FCE gets into the spirit of fall
The Town and Country FCE Club recently gathered for a small celebration at Christian Care Center, providing some of the residents with fall-colored decoration for their rooms. Tea or water and cookies were served to the residents in attendance. ...
Shelbyville Adoption Day
Yips and yaps filled the air Saturday, along with a few meows and more than a couple of "awws" from humans looking to take home a new friend as Shelbyville Animal Control, working with Bedford County Animal Control and the Shelbyville & Bedford...
Jesus the Great Physician
Flat Creek Church of Christ held its "Jesus the Great Physician" Vacation Bible School.
Everything's JAKES for youth program participants
Bedford County Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation held its annual JAKES Day event on Aug. 17 at Arrowhead Ranch near Normandy.
JAKES, which stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship, is an NWTF program...
July 4-Labor Day Celebration
Food, fun and music highlighted Shelbyville's long-delayed July 4 celebration, held the night of Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2013.
Cruisin' the Mediterranean
Each summer, a group of friends from the area take a trip together. The ladies include Jane Martin of Shelbyville, Rosemary Sadler of LaVergne, Pam Harris of Chapel Hill, and Vickie Lamb and Barbara Brown of Unionville.
This year, the ladies flew...
Gilmores enjoy trip northwest
Jeff and Linda Gilmore of Bedford County recently enjoyed a trip and submitted their photos for T-G readers to enjoy. Submit your photos to email@example.com.
TWHNC barn decorating contest
The winners of the Stable Decorating Contest, for barns at the Celebration Grounds, were chosen Sunday.
Tintern Abbey Farms won the Mayor's Award, voted on by Shelbyville Mayor Wallace Cartwright and Bedford County Mayor Eugene Ray, and first place...
Celebration sponsor party
Corporate sponsors and members of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration got together Sunday for a barbecue at the home of Keith and Lorraine Rosbury.
Thoughts on the March on Washington
See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1998019.html
Webb staff receive honors
Several residents of Bedford County were honored at The Webb School's opening of school recognition dinner Aug. 12.
A.J. Swafford, a science teacher and middle school girls soccer coach, was honored with the Webb School Parents' Association Faculty...
TCAT summer graduates and honorees
Tennessee College of Applied Technology (formerly Tennessee Technology Center) at Shelbyville recently held graduation exercises for its summer trimester.
Jim Tracy campaign fish fry
State Sen. Jim Tracy held a fish fry for his campaign for the 4th District U.S. House of Representatives seat.
New women's home opens
Women of Grace is a faith-based transitional home for women who have been in jail or are recovering from addictions. The recovery program will provide a home-like environment for women while they focus on their relationship with Jesus, according to...
Happy birthday, Eddie!
Eddie Childress, who works in the Times-Gazette mail room, celebrated his 50th birthday Wednesday morning with his friends at the newspaper. Send photos of your milestone events and adventures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every dog has her (birth)day
Rachel Arnold of Shelbyville hosted a birthday party for her Westie, Lilly, on Aug. 10. Various frends brought their dogs for the celebration. A cake for Lilly and cupcakes (topped with dog treats!) for the other dogs were created by the Rev. Jack...
Picnic at Barnyard Kids
Barnyard Kids day care held a picnic lunch in honor of National Picnic Day. Some classes had their luncheons inside due to weather.
Glen Oaks hosts coffee
Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation welcomed community members to see a closer look at recent renovations last week during a Chamber coffee. The health and rehabilitation center recently underwent improvements in its cafeteria and lobby areas....
Pencil County Classic
The T-PGA Pencil Country Classic was held at River Bend Country Club on Monday afternoon as a benefit for the Child Development center. After the morning session of the tournament, the tournament paused to recognize several individuals for their...
Southside Elementary School teachers continued their annual tradition of visiting the homes of their students on Thursday night, leading up to the first day of the school year. This was the fourth year for the Salamander Stroll, which is organized...
First day at East Side
Students got out early on Monday on the first day of school. East Side dismissed at 9:30 a.m.
Fair fun on Wednesday
Wednesday night was faith and patriotic night, featuring music by N Harmony V and also 11-year-old Gillian Leverette. Fun festivities also included a cornhole tournament and dog show. Daily features include fun rides, a petting zoo and lots of good...
Senior Day at Bedford County Fair
Senior citizens day was held July 31 at the Bedford County Fair, with bingo, an egg toss and other activities.
Connie Davis benefit
A benefit was held on Saturday, July 27, for Connie Davis, who is battling liver disease and is waiting for a transplant. Organizers said the event raised about $17,500.
Friends wish Helen Garner a happy birthday
Helen Garner walked through the doors of the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce to an unusual situation. Though she's regularly at the Chamber for work she does with the organization's Beautification Committee, last week she center of...
Garland King funeral
See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1989112.html
'Mr. Personality' visits MTBN
Middle Tennessee Business Network held a special meeting Thursday at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. Don Wheeler of Smyrna gave a presentation about personality profiles, teaching MTBN members to recognize traits among those they...
About 15 girls ranging from ages 10 to 14 participated in a Babysitting 101 class offered Wednesday at the University of Tennessee Extension office. Taught by UT extension agent Emily Osterhaus, the class was part of a series of classes this week...
Whiskers and Paws day camp
The third annual Whiskers and Paws day camp was held Monday, July 22. The Middle Tennessee Spay and Neuter Clinic, Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Association, Bedford County Animal Control and Shelbyville Animal Control sponsored the event....
Flat Creek celebrates the Fourth
Roger and June Debatin invited the Flat Creek Community Club to their home for roast pig to celebrate July 4. Heavy rain forced a move to the club's Flat Creek clubhouse, but a good time was still had by all as Jim and Inge Wood entertained.
Bedford County Fair / Century Farms coffee
Bedford County Fair hosted a Chamber of Commerce coffee in honor of the county's Century Farms -- family-owned farms in operation for more than 100 years, as certified by Middle Tennessee State University.
Mount Olivet UMC Ice Cream Supper
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, between Shelbyville and Wartrace, held its annual ice cream supper on Saturday night. The fund-raiser, a tradition for decades, featured homemade ice cream as well as hamburgers and hot dogs hot off the grill.
Preschoolers make pottery
On Tuesday, the children from Ms. Menza's Day Care took a trip down to The Fly Arts Center to learn how to make pottery out of clay. They were taught each of the steps in the process and shown how it was done by volunteers. After learning all of the...
Summer reading program carnival
Hundreds of local children enjoyed a festival held Wednesday near the site of the future library. The event was held as a finale to the library's summer reading program.
2013 City Open Tennis Tournament
The 2013 City Open is taking place through July 23 at H.V. Griffin Park in Shelbyville, organized by Shelbyville Tennis Association.
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1987355.html
Retail consultant tours J. Jordan
National retail consultant T.J. Reid led a tour of about 50 small-business owners from across the United States and Canada on a tour of J. Jordan Boutique on Monday. The visit came about because Thompson registered for one of Reid's retail retreats...
Cub Scouts tour Times-Gazette
Local Cub Scouts toured the Times-Gazette facility on Tuesday, with City Editor John I. Carney as their guide. Call 684-1200 to ask about tour availability.
Fairest of the Fair contestants
The upcoming Fairest of the Fair pageant, which will be held Saturday at Shelbyville Central High School, will begin with the younger age groups starting at 2 p.m. The older age groups are expected to compete at approximately 7 and 8 p.m. Young...
Seniors celebrate the Fourth
Rain did not stop a group of senior citizens from celebrating the Fourth of July Thursday at H.V. Griffin Park.
The picnic was originally planned inside anyway because of anticipated heat, according to senior activity director Cindy Allen, so...
Reading with Snowbird
WSMV-TV mascot Snowbird visited the summer reading program at Argie Cooper Public Library.
The Over The Hill Gospel Group sings each week to nursing home and senior care facilities, most recently at Christian Care Center.
FCE Clubs hold annual Share Fair
Members from Bedford County FCE clubs held their annual Share Fair earlier this week at the University of Tennessee Extension Office, with hostess Whitney Danhof, UT Extension Agent. Half of the clubs demonstrated a recipe (the other half shared...
Batting cages re-dedication
The batting cages were re-dedicated Friday, June 28, at H.V. Griffin Park. The cages re-open on Saturday, June 29.
Juneteenth, the oldest nationally-celebrated event commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., was observed June 15 at H.V. Griffin Park and Shelbyville Recreation Center. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1980100.html
Reading in Action
United Way of Bedford County held "Day of Action....Reading in Action" Friday at Argie Cooper Public Library. The event was part of a nationwide "Day of Action" volunteer initiative by local United Way groups.
Volunteer readers read to children at...
Firefighter rope training
Shelbyville Fire Department, Bedford County Fire Department and Bedford County EMS Technical Rescue Team practice high-angle/low-angle rope rescue on Thursday, June 20, at the old Dixie Grain building on Depot Street. Emergency responders have...
Jim Allison retires
A reception was held Wednesday for Jim Allison on the occasion of his retirement as president and CEO of Shelbyville-based Duck River Electric Membership Corp., a member-owned, multi-county electric cooperative. See story at...
Summer reading program
Argie Cooper Public Library's summer reading program, featuring "Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Other Silly Stories" by the South of Broadway Players.
MTSNC open house
Middle Tennessee Spay & Neuter Clinic open house from Monday, June 17.
Additional Walt Wood retirement photos
See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1979297.html
Walt Wood honored at retirement ceremony
Retiring Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce CEO Walt Wood was honored at a ceremony Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Members of the community honored his service. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1979297.html
Not always quiet at the library
Things are really booming at the Argie Cooper Public Library -- literally and figuratively -- as the summer reading program is well under way on Wednesdays at the library.
Last week approximately 500 children from School Aged Childcare Program...
A poetic delight
Members of the Shelbyville Woman's Club welcomed Tennessee State Poet Laureate Maggi Vaughn to their monthly meeting, held June 12 at the Riverbend Country Club. Vaughn, of Bell Buckle, shared several of her poems with the ladies, inducing an hour...
Some of the scenes, including an unexpected press tent performance by Jack Johnson, at Bonnaroo 2013.
Deason fire June 14
Fire struck Friday at Smith Equipment in Deason. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1978149.html
Shelbyville Sharks vs. CATS 6/13/13
The Shelbyville Sharks hosted the CATS Swim Club on Thursday afternoon, but fell by a final team score of 336-266.
Farm Bureau coffee
The ladies of the Farm Bureau hosted their annual Chamber coffee June 11 in honor of Dairy Month. Patrons enjoyed a variety of delicious, homemade treats. See recipes at http://www.t-g.com/story/1977742.html
B-17 Bomber replica on display this weekend
The Memphis Belle, a restored B-17 "flying fortress" bomber will be on display June 15 and 16 at the Smy. For more information on flight tours see http://libertyfoundation.org. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1977773.html
Storm damage June 10, 2013
High winds struck a portion of northern Bedford County - from Highway 82 South just east of U.S. 231 to Bell Buckle-Wartrace Road - on Monday afternoon, June 10, 2013.
Fired Up and Fit 5K Part 2
Look for more Fired Up and Fit galleries later this week!
Wartrace MusicFest 2013
Music fans of all ages gathered for "boogie, blues and barbecue," as promoters promised, at the Wartrace Music Festival Saturday night. Rock, country and bluegrass rang out from the stage as children made their own fun. See story at...
Thomas students display invention
Thomas Magnet School students participated this week in Camp Invention. The kids spend a week inventing a device that would launch a rubber duck. They used recyclable items and unwanted electronics.
"The kids look like mad scientists tearing into...
Southside Elementary School photos
Photos from several different Southside Elementary School activities as submitted to the Times-Gazette.
Fired Up and Fit 5K
More Fired Up and Fit 5K photo galleries early next week.
Fired Up & Fit 5k-Water Slide
Look for more photos to come early next week!
Southside honors students
Since Southside Elementary School kindergarteners and fifth graders have their own graduation ceremonies, first through fourth graders had an honors day to recognize their hard work.
Resident appreciation day
Shelbyville Housing Authority held a resident appreciation day May 31, with food, fun and games.
Southside Kindergarten graduation
Southside Elementary School held graduation ceremonies for its kindergarten
Relay for Life Part 1
The Relay for Life, to benefit the Bedford County chapter of the American Cancer Society, began Friday night, May 1, 2013.
CCC observes National Nursing Home Week
Christian Care Center hosted several activities recently in honor of National Nursing Home week. Activities included an appreciation picnic luncheon, a football toss, soccer kickoff and volleyball games. A "tropical day" was also included in the...
Sorority shares tasty treats
Members of Beta Iota chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha held their "Taste and Tell" dinner at the new home of Shirley McGee with Margaret Hicks co-hosting.
The many dishes that were brought were delicious and pretty in appearance.
After sampling each...
Flat Creek Community Center
Blue Lonesome performed Saturday, May 4 at Flat Creek Community Center's potluck dinner. The crowd was kept entertained and fed, and a few younger members of the crowd discovered their own entertainment.
Teachers of the year and retirees
The Bedford County Board of Education and Superintendent Don Embry honored the 2013 teachers of the year and retiring teachers on Tuesday, May 21 during a ceremony at Shelbyville Central High School. Not all teachers who received recognition were...
CVS opens new store
CVS Pharmacy moved from its old location in Big Springs Shopping Center to a new free-standing store on North Main Street. A grand opening celebration was held Saturday at the new location.
Central graduation 2013
Shelbyville Central High School held its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at Calsonic Arena.
A garden grows at Liberty
Eighth graders at Liberty School have designed a stepping stone garden. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1970157.html
The Little Mermaid
Cascade Elementary School's Drama Club will be presenting "The Little Mermaid" play at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Donations will accepted.
80 years of power and flood control
On May 18, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the bill creating the Tennessee Valley Authority. The following March, Tupelo, Miss., became the first city to get electric power from TVA.
Over the past 80 years, TVA has been involved in power...
TTCS honors grads, perfect attendance
Graduates and those earning perfect attendance awards from Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville.
Fish Fry 2013
Fish Fry 2013
Symphony At The Celebration
The Nashville Symphony made its annual visit to Shelbyville on Tuesday night, with Albert-George Schram at the baton and the Community High School band as special guests. An "instrument petting zoo" an an arts show were among the evening's special...
The Horsepower Unlimited! car, truck and bike show was Saturday at Celebration Grounds Pavilion. Celebration City Region Car Club Inc. was the organizer. A number of original and modified classes were featured.
Environmental Awareness Week
The annual Environmental Awareness Week, coordinated by Bedford County Solid Waste Authority and involving presenters from Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the University of Tennessee Extension, National Resources Conservation Service, Tennessee...
Kids at play
With the end of the school year at hand, first and second grade classes from Community Elementary School were treated to lunch and then unleashed upon Celebration Station at H.V. Griffin Park on Wednesday. Much screaming, running and play followed.
Community High School awards
See full list of awards at http://www.t-g.com/story/1966598.html
National Day of Prayer 2013
See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1965789.html
Singers visit Glen Oaks
A group of gospel singers visited Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center recently.
DUI crash simulation
Bedford County Emergency Medical Services, Shelbyville Police Department and Shelbyville Fire Department presented a mock DUI crash for students at Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1963425.html .
Professional Women's Luncheon 2013
WLIJ-AM and WZNG-AM held their annual Professional Women's Luncheon on Wednesday at the Blue Ribbon Circle. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1963097.html .
Youth Art Month
The Bedford County Art Teachers held their annual Youth Art Month Show on April 21. Artwork from every Bedford County School was represented in the show. Approximately 1,500 people came to the reception to view the art made by very talented students...
Goodwin travels the world
Goodwin the bear has traveled the world to help Tim Miller's students learn about geography. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1961331.html
Arrowhead Ranch 5K Run/Walk
Close to 100 participants gathered at Arrowhead Ranch Saturday to take part in the third annual 5K Run/Walk.
Readers share fashion photos
With warmer temperatures finally here comes the opportunity to break out colorful and fun spring clothes. It's especially fun to see children sporting their favorite spring trends. T-G readers submitted the following photos of their spring...
Duck River winners April 2013
It was a crisp, cool night for several drivers who found their way into victory lane at Duck River Raceway on Saturday night. Drivers who made their way to victory lane are:
Cascade band rocks Disney
For Cascade High School's band, a once-every-four-years trip was a once-in-a-lifetime event.
The band marched in the Electric Light Parade at Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Over 100 band members, along with some family members, made the trip.
Hee Haw & Howdy keeps on keeping on
"Hee Haw & Howdy," a benefit for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, runs Friday and Saturday at Central High School. The show is in the style of the classic TV variety show "Hee Haw," and combines cornpone humor with serious country music....
Take a Kid Hunting Day
The Bedford County Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation had a "take a kid hunting" event on opening day of juvenile turkey hunting season, March 23. Participating youth went through the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency...
Garden members celebrate spring
The Shelbyville Garden Club held its annual Spring Luncheon on March 20th at Riverbend Country Club, with 24 members and five guests attending. See full story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1956611.html
Easter fun at Fair Haven
The Fair Haven Baptist Church Easter Festival was held at the church this past Saturday with an estimated 2,000 in attendance.
It was a great family event full of games with prizes, inflatables and a petting zoo.
Cotton candy, snow cones and a lot...
Thomas Magnet School recently celebrated efforts from their school fundraiser, "The Tiger Run. Many students participated and the top three sales people got the chance to "paint" principal Mindi Dewitt, coach Josh Young, and teacher Laura Houp. ...
Mule Day participants camp at Henry Horton
Participants in the upcoming Mule Day festivities in Columbia camped out the first part of the week at Henry Horton State Park, using it as a base for rides through the rural area. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1955694.html .
Southside Easter Egg Hunt
Excitement was in the air on Thursday at Southside Elementary School for more reasons than the fact that it was the last day before Spring Break and it was a full moon! The kindergartners were bursting with excitement to have their Easter egg hunts.