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Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015
Woman's Club play (04/18/15)
Oath of office (04/16/15)
U.S. Navy Reserve chaplain Lt. Jason Porter takes his oath of office Tuesday, April 14 at First Community Bank. Porter is being activated to the U.S. Navy. He said he does not yet know where or when he will serve, but he has requested to wait until...
Texting and driving (04/15/15)
Local emergency services agencies do an outreach program in schools every year in the week leading up to the Rewarding Our Kids (R.O.K.) Concert. Last Friday, two of the schools they visited were Shelbyville Central and Harris Middle. The program...
R.O.K. 2015 (04/14/15)
The 2015 Rewarding Our Kids (R.O.K.) Concert was Saturday, April 11.
Bark For Life (04/12/15)
The first-ever local Bark For Life was held Saturday, April 11 at the Bedford County Agriculture Center. It was an outgrowth of the Relay For Life and benefited the American Cancer Society.
Community photos 4/12/15 (04/10/15)
Community photos 4/10/15 (04/10/15)
First Baptist Church egg hunt (04/08/15)
First Baptist Church (Depot Street) held an egg hunt Saturday, April 4 at Walnut Ridge Farms.
Fifty Cent Auction egg hunt (04/07/15)
Fifty Cent held an egg hunt Saturday, April 4 at the Bedford County Ag Center.
Walk for Christ 2015 (04/06/15)
Learning Way third graders speak their minds (04/05/15)
Third grade students from Ali Wilcox, Jessica Barnett, Melissa Horn, Whitley Troutman, and Danielle Presley's reading classes at Learning Way Elementary worked on speeches during class and at home to give to their principals or cafeteria staff. The...
Small Talk: What is your best subject in school? (04/05/15)
Students from East Side Elementary School.
Stations of the Cross (04/04/15)
The annual, interdenominational Stations of the Cross observance was held in Shelbyville on Friday, April 3, 2015.
Glen Oaks Convalescent Center Easter Egg Hunt (04/04/15)
Glen Oaks Convalescent Center of Shelbyville held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 3, 2015.
Staff photos 4/3/15 (04/03/15)
Liberty Idol (04/03/15)
Talent roams the halls of Liberty School, and students proved it at the annual Liberty Idol contest recently.
Staff photos 4/2/15 (04/02/15)
Staff photos 4/1/15 (04/01/15)
Small Talk: What should the Easter Bunny bring to your house? (04/01/15)
Students from Learning Way Elementary School.
Small Talk: What would you like to do during spring break? (03/29/15)
Students from Community Elementary School.
TCAT Tennessee Reconnect Open House (03/28/15)
Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Shelbyville held an open house on Saturday to promote the Tennessee Reconnect program, a state grant program to assist adults seeking a new skill or credential from TCAT facilities across the state. Visitors...
Wild Beast Feast (03/26/15)
Community High School's FFA held a Wild Beast Feast last week to raise funds.
A different kind of senior prom (03/26/15)
Carriage House Inn and The Heart Remembers hosted a prom for seniors last Friday.
Staff photos 3/25/15 (03/25/15)
Daffodil Day 2015 (03/24/15)
Yellow flowers painted the streets of Bell Buckle Saturday during the 38th annual Daffodil Day. This annual event was named in honor of the thousands of daffodils that line the roads and farmlands for a 6-mile stretch of State Highway 82 leading...
Styles of the season come to life (03/22/15)
Shelbyville Woman's Club hosted a fashion show presented by Carolyn Matusek of Carolyn's dress shop in Shelbyville.
Hee Haw & Howdy is coming (03/22/15)
The annual "Hee Haw & Howdy" revue benefits the American Cancer Society Relay For Life and is organized by the Strength In Numbers Relay team. The show, a Bedford County tradition since the 1970s, is a tribute to the classic TV show, with its mix of...
Community photos 3/21/15 (03/21/15)
Community Photos 3/19/15 (03/19/15)
MTBN Meeting (03/18/15)
Community photos 3/18/15 (03/18/15)
2015 Celebrity Waiter Luncheon (03/17/15)
The annual Celebrity Waiter Luncheon, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Bedford County, was held Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church on Depot Street. An auction was also held.
Fire truck driving simulator used at academy (03/17/15)
A driving simulator which recreates the experience of driving a fire truck in traffic was part of "Horsepower Weekend" at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy.
Community photos 3/17/15 (03/17/15)
EMS Youth Academy Class of 2015 (03/17/15)
Bedford County Emergency Medical Services held its third EMS Youth Academy recently. A total of 15 teenagers learned about, and in some cases got hands-on training in, a variety of first aid-related skills during the 11-week class. Select-Tech, a...
Boys & Girls Club Open House (03/16/15)
Youth Leadership Bedford sponsored an open house at the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County on Friday, March 13, 2015.
Small Talk: What period of time would you have liked to live in? (03/15/15)
Students from Bedford County Learning Academy.
Selma: A bridge to the future (03/15/15)
Local resident Sarah Hunt attended the 50-year commemoration of the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March of 1965. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2175251.html.
Wood comes alive: McGee's figurines depict southern life (03/15/15)
Woodworker Grady McGee carves these whimsical representations. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2175024.html
Staff photos 3/15/15 (03/14/15)
Tearing it down (03/13/15)
A building at East Lane and Deery streets sits in the process of being demolished.
Career Day at Motlow College (03/13/15)
Representatives of the Times-Gazette were among the speakers at Shelbyville Rotary Club's annual Career Day for Bedford County students, held Wednesday at Motlow State Community College. See video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8s2RbbEN28.
Fashion show at Scott UMC (03/12/15)
The men of Scott United Methodist Church held their first-ever fashion show last Saturday at Harris Middle School to benefit the church.
Staff photos 3/11/15 (03/11/15)
Community photos 3/11/15 (03/11/15)
Bell Buckle Fire Department Chili Cookoff (03/10/15)
The Bell Buckle Fire Department Chili Cookoff is always a popular event. The ninth annual cookoff was held on Saturday, March 7.
DAR presents history contest winners (03/10/15)
On Sunday, Feb. 15, the DAR held its annual George Washington Tea to present the winners of their annual American History contest. The George Washington Tea is held each February to award the winners of the annual American History and Good Citizen...
Stitching Memories of Seuss (03/08/15)
The Shelbyville Satellite Group to the Cheekwood Chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild of America recently distributed bookmarks to students at Southside Elementary. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2173135.html.
Slick moves on a slick day (03/07/15)
The snow brought out the sledders. Using coolers to car floor mats to traditional sleds, they flocked to the floodgate near Shelbyville City Hall for a day of fun in the snow.
Post office employees brave ice (03/07/15)
Mail carriers at the Shelbyville post office load their vehicles on the icy morning of Thursday, March 4, 2015.
Community photos 3/6/15 (03/06/15)
Staff photos 3/5/15 (03/05/15)
Community photos 3/5/15 (03/05/15)
Memories live in old church (03/04/15)
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 (03/04/15)
"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...
Staff photos 3/4/15 (03/04/15)
School kids refocus after weather disruptions (03/04/15)
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....
Staff photos 3-3-15 (03/03/15)
Chili, chocolate and chicken delights (03/03/15)
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 (03/02/15)
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...
Small Talk: Were you bored on your snow days last week? (03/01/15)
Students from the School-Age Care Program.
Staff photos 2/27/15 (02/27/15)
Community photos 2/27/15 (02/27/15)
Community photos 2/26/15 (02/26/15)
Staff photos 2/26/15 (02/26/15)
Bowling over cancer (02/26/15)
The Walmart team in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life held a bowling fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Shelbvyille Bowl.
Staff photos 2-25-15 (02/25/15)
Salute to FFA (02/24/15)
Various activities of local FFA chapters.
Community photos 2/22/15 (02/21/15)
Community photos 2/20/15 (02/20/15)
Community photos 2/17/15 (02/17/15)
17th annual Habitat Ball (02/15/15)
Brothers in Sound: Cataldos take their music seriously (02/15/15)
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2165832.html and the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=611zibXXSZA.
Staff photos 2/15/15 (02/14/15)
Community photos 2/13/14 (02/13/15)
Black History Coffee (02/12/15)
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 (02/12/15)
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...
Community photos 2/12/15 (02/11/15)
History In Art (02/10/15)
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....
Community Photos 2/10/15 (02/10/15)
Cascade H.S. Black Light Pep Rally (02/09/15)
Small Talk: How much does it cost to mail a letter? (02/08/15)
Students from East Side Elementary School.
Commnity photos 2-6-15 (02/06/15)
Community photos 2/5/15 (02/05/15)
Senior's learn how to Tai Chi (02/04/15)
Fire prevention (02/04/15)
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 (02/03/15)
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 (02/03/15)
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 (02/02/15)
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 (01/30/15)
with 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 (01/30/15)
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 enough...
Senior Bowling League (01/30/15)
Staff photos 1/30/15 (01/30/15)
Community photos 1/28/15 (01/28/15)
Staff photos 1/27/15 (01/27/15)
Community photos 1/27/15 (01/27/15)
Thomas Magnet salutes the military (01/27/15)
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 (01/23/15)
SCHS held its basketball homecoming pep rally on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.
Tennessee Promise (01/23/15)
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 (01/22/15)
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
Wool art (01/21/15)
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.
Staff photos 1/21/15 (01/21/15)
Community photos 1/21/15 (01/21/15)
Staff photos 1/20/15 (01/20/15)
2015 MLK Day Luncheon (01/20/15)
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 (01/18/15)
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 (01/18/15)
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2156901.html
Visions come alive: Grissom brothers turn dreams into realities (01/18/15)
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2156904.html.
Submitted photos 1/18/15 (01/17/15)
Staff photos 1/15/15 (01/15/15)
Woman's Club hears from First UMC musicians (01/15/15)
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 (01/14/15)
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 photos 1/14/15 (01/14/15)
Small Talk: What's a fun, easy job to make lots of money? (01/11/15)
Students from Southside Elementary School
Staff photos 1/11/2015 (01/11/15)
Staff photos 1/9/2015 (01/09/15)
Community photos 1/9/2015 (01/09/15)
Community High School celebrates homecoming (01/08/15)
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.
Staff photos 1/7/15 (01/07/15)
Staff photos 1/6/15 (01/06/15)
Small Talk: What would you like added to your high school curriculum (01/04/15)
Students from Cascade High School
Our favorite photos of 2014 (01/04/15)
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 (01/04/15)
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2152533.html.
Community photos 1/4/15 (01/04/15)
A year in review: photos by Jim Davis (01/02/15)
Countdown to noon (01/01/15)
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...
Habitat Ball sponsors (12/31/14)
Small Talk: Make a New Year's resolution for your parents (12/31/14)
Students from Harris Middle School
Eakin visits Glen Oaks (12/30/14)
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 (12/30/14)
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...
Holiday games (12/26/14)
Staff photos 12/26/14 (12/26/14)
Community photos 12/24/14 (12/24/14)
Eakin Gift Yard sale (12/24/14)
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 (12/24/14)
Students from Learning Way Elementary School
Donated toys bring smiles (12/23/14)
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.
Staff photos 12/23/14 (12/23/14)
Deck the Halls (12/23/14)
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 (12/22/14)
City Outreach Ministries held its annual toy distribution on Saturday, Dec. 20.
Small Talk: If Santa had no sleigh.... (12/21/14)
Students from Cascade Middle School
Beauty within misery: World War II soldier helps rescue famed horses (12/21/14)
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2148814.html
County offices celebrate Christmas (12/19/14)
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...
Staff photos 12/19/14 (12/19/14)
Community Photos 12/19/14 (12/19/14)
Songs of the season (12/18/14)
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.
Community photos 12/17/14 (12/17/14)
First Community Bank celebrates employees (12/17/14)
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 (12/16/14)
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.
Staff photos 12/16/14 (12/16/14)
Warm feelings about a chili trip (12/14/14)
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 (12/14/14)
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...
Staff photos 12/14/14 (12/13/14)
Go Gold for Hines (12/12/14)
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...
Community photos 12/12/14 (12/12/14)
Holiday entertainment at Christian Care (12/12/14)
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
Community photos 12/11/14 (12/11/14)
Staff photos 12/10/14 (12/10/14)
Wrapping up some holiday cheer (12/10/14)
Volunteers gathered at Shelbyville Recreation Center to wrap holiday presents for Bedford County Autism group.
Christmas comes to Wartrace (12/10/14)
Wartrace citizens gathered last Friday for the town's Christmas tree lighting. Festive singing rang out as the holiday season went into full swing.
Cascade Middle School homecoming (12/10/14)
Back to Thailand for Lewis (12/10/14)
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 (12/09/14)
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...
Small Talk: If you were in charge of Santa's toys.... (12/07/14)
Students from Liberty School.
They heard the call: Creators build a speaker business (12/07/14)
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 (12/07/14)
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).
Community photos 12/7/14 (12/07/14)
2014 Christmas Parade (12/06/14)
Scenes from the 41st annual Shelbyville Christmas Parade held Saturday afternoon, Dec. 6, 2014.
Order up! Pre-K kids learn the restaurant business (12/05/14)
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.
Community photos 12/4/14 (12/04/14)
Staff photos 12/4/14 (12/04/14)
Staff photos 12/3/14 (12/03/14)
Community photos 12/3/14 (12/03/14)
Staff photos 12/2/14 (12/02/14)
FFA activities 12/2/14 (12/02/14)
Tree-lighting at H.V. Griffin Park (12/01/14)
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 (11/30/14)
Students from East Side Elementary School.
On the wings of.... (11/30/14)
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 (11/30/14)
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 (11/29/14)
Shelbyville Central High School students collected 16,312 cans in their Great Canned Food Drive, believed to be the 33rd edition.
Staff photos 11/30/14 (11/29/14)
Highway Department holiday dinner (11/28/14)
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...
Community photos 11/28/14 (11/28/14)
Small Talk: How do you cook a Thanksgiving turkey? (11/27/14)
Students from Southside Elementary School.
Community photos 11/27/14 (11/27/14)
On stage: Liberty's idols (11/27/14)
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 (11/27/14)
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 (11/26/14)
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 (11/25/14)
The Fly Arts Center hosted the Festival of Trees and Holiday Bazaar on Saturday.
Press Power craft fair (11/25/14)
"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.
Staff photos 11/25/14 (11/25/14)
Sr. Center Ham Breakfast (11/24/14)
Small Talk: At what age would you like to retire? (11/23/14)
The T-G thanks Community Elementary School and principal Chrissy Fox for participating in this week's Small Talk.
Staff Photos 11/23/14 (11/23/14)
Cultivating health the basic way (11/23/14)
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
Community Photos 11/23/14 (11/22/14)
MTBN at BodyWorx (11/21/14)
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...
Community photos 11/20/14 (11/20/14)
Staff photos 11/20/14 (11/20/14)
Rotary members receive recognition (11/19/14)
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 (11/19/14)
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.
Staff photos 11/18/14 (11/18/14)
Community photos 11/18/14 (11/18/14)
Nichols' Christmas decor is about family and memories (11/16/14)
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 (11/15/14)
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.
Mary's Table (11/15/14)
First Baptist Church (Depot Street) held the Mary's Table Women's Conference on Saturday, Nov. 15.
Community photos 11/13/14 (11/13/14)
Staff photos 11/13/14 (11/13/14)
Staff photos 11/12/14 (11/12/14)
School Veterans Day Programs (11/11/14)
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 (11/11/14)
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.
Staff photos 11/9/14 (11/08/14)
Community photos 11/9/14 (11/08/14)
Veterans Day Parade and 5K (11/08/14)
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 (11/08/14)
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...
Community photos 11/7/14 (11/07/14)
Staff photos 11/6/14 (11/06/14)
Community photos 11/6/14 (11/06/14)
Life House (11/05/14)
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...
Staff photos 11/5/14 (11/05/14)
Community photos 11/5/14 (11/05/14)
More trick or treat on the square (11/04/14)
'The Diary of Anne Frank' (11/04/14)
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...
Community photos 11/2/14 (11/02/14)
Staff photos 11/3/14 (11/01/14)
Trick or Treating on the Square (11/01/14)
Staff photos 10/31/14 (10/31/14)
Amanda's Run (10/31/14)
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.
Business training (10/30/14)
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 (10/30/14)
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 (10/30/14)
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...
Staff photos 10/29/14 (10/29/14)
2014 Cascade High School Homecoming (10/29/14)
Community photos 10/29/14 (10/29/14)
Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue 2014 (10/28/14)
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.
Staff photos 10/28/14 (10/28/14)
2014 Spooktacular (10/25/14)
The 2014 Spooktacular 5K run and walk benefiting United Way of Bedford County was held Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Some participants dressed in costume.
Staff photos 10/26/14 (10/24/14)
Community photos 10/26/14 (10/24/14)
Small Talk--What would you change about yourself? (10/24/14)
The T-G thanks Cascade Middle School and principal David Parker for participating in this week's Small Talk.
Community photos 10/24/14 (10/24/14)
Arlington National Cemetery funeral for Cecil Harris (10/22/14)
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 ...
Staff photos 10/21/14 (10/21/14)
Webb School Art and Craft Show 2014 (10/20/14)
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 (10/19/14)
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
Staff photos 10/19/14 (10/18/14)
Community photos 10/19/14 (10/17/14)
Senior Citizens Picnic (10/17/14)
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.
Community photos 10/17/14 (10/17/14)
Staff photos 10/15/14 (10/15/14)
Community photos 10/15/14 (10/15/14)
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Staff photos 10-12-14 (10/11/14)
Community photos 10/12/14 (10/11/14)
Veterans gather (10/11/14)
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...
Community Middle School Student Section (10/10/14)
4 Warn Weather Alert Tour (10/09/14)
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.
Eastview Fall Fest and fun on the Square (10/09/14)
Central grads celebrate 20 years (10/09/14)
Shelbyville Central High School class of 1994 held a 20-year reunion at the Fly Arts Center.
J. Jordan Fashion Show (10/09/14)
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 (10/09/14)
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 (10/09/14)
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 (10/08/14)
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 (10/08/14)
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 (10/08/14)
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 (10/04/14)
Celebration City Region Car Club hosted an automotive swap meet and Christmas/Crafts Village on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.
Blessing of the Pets (10/04/14)
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 (10/04/14)
The Shelbyville Art in the Park event was held Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 on the Shelbyville square.
En Plein Air painting event (10/04/14)
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 (10/03/14)
Business After Hours was hosted by Shelbyville Automotive with Bedford Cancer Foundation on Thursday.
Community photos 10/3/14 (10/03/14)
Community photos 10/2/14 (10/02/14)
Starring... The Eagles! (09/30/14)
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 (09/30/14)
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 (09/25/14)
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...
Community photos 9/25/14 (09/25/14)
Celebration Travel's 30-year voyage (09/24/14)
Celebration Travel held an open house last Friday to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Garden Club at M&L Greenhouse (09/24/14)
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...
Community photos 9/24/14 (09/24/14)
'The Song' premiere (09/23/14)
Small Talk: What's a rule at home you want changed? (09/21/14)
Students from Cascade Middle School.
Celebration Pet Day 2014 (09/20/14)
Scenes from the 10th annual Celebration Pet Day, held Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Bedford County Agricultural Center.
Firehouse Barbecue 2014 (09/17/14)
The annual Firehouse Barbecue was Monday at the Tennessee Fire Codes and Enforcement Academy. Proceeds are used to buy smoke detectors for the needy.
2014 Community Cross Country Invitational (09/16/14)
Calsonic Kansei 30th anniversary, Part Two (09/15/14)
Calsonic Kansei North America celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 13.
Calsonic Kansei 30th anniversary, Part One (09/15/14)
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 (09/14/14)
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...
Small Talk: What type of business would you open in Shelbyville? (09/14/14)
Students from Harris Middle School.
Outgoing SRO honored by Liberty (09/14/14)
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
Community photos 9/14/14 (09/14/14)
United Way Appreciation Luncheon (09/12/14)
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...
Community photos 9/10/14 (09/10/14)
Community photos 9/9/14 (09/09/14)
Fallen Firefighter Memorial (09/08/14)
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 (09/07/14)
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
Staff photos 9-7-14 (09/06/14)
FFA Car show in Halls Mill (09/06/14)
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 (09/05/14)
Special Olympics Area 13 hosted soccer games Friday at H.V. Griffin Park. The games featured 125 athletes.
Staff photos 9/5/14 (09/05/14)
Community photos 9/5/13 (09/05/14)
Staff photos 9/3/14 (09/03/14)
Thomas Smith surprise party (09/03/14)
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? (08/31/14)
Students from School-Age Care Program at East Side Elementary School.
Stick horse show at Miss Judie's Day Care (08/31/14)
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2113896.html
Community photos 8/28/14 (08/30/14)
A hot celebration day (08/29/14)
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2113948.html.
Celebration Thursday 8-28 (08/28/14)
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 (08/28/14)
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2113582.html
Voice and Vision (08/27/14)
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
Community photos 8/27/14 (08/27/14)
County Officials were recently sworn in and will begin taking office Sept. 1.
FCB sponsor reception (08/26/14)
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
Small Talk: What could the Celebration do to attract kids your age? (08/24/14)
Children from Learning Way Elementary
Community photos 8/24/14 (08/22/14)
Staff photos 8/24/14 (08/22/14)
Shelbyville Garden Club meets (08/22/14)
Community photos 8/22/14 (08/22/14)
Staff photos 8/22/14 (08/22/14)
Community Photos 8/20/14 (08/20/14)
Teddy Bear Day at Barnyard Kids (08/19/14)
Teddy bears were special guests as Barnyard Kids students enjoyed lunch with their parents on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.
Community photos 8/19/14 (08/19/14)
Rockin' into the night (08/19/14)
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 (08/19/14)
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...
Small Talk: What would you call your school if you could change its name? (08/17/14)
Students from East Side Elementary School.
Staff photos 8-17-14 (08/15/14)
Kacey Smith performs for Woman's Club (08/15/14)
Local singer Kacey Smith performed at the August 2014 meeting of Shelbyville Woman's Club.
Chamber Meet 'N Greet (08/13/14)
The Shelbyville-Bedford Chamber of Commerce held a Meet 'N Greet Tuesday at First Community Bank.
Driver survives all-night ordeal after crash (08/12/14)
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 (08/10/14)
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... (08/10/14)
Special thanks to the Cascade SACP for sharing their thoughts about the school year to come.
Election night photos (08/08/14)
Highlights from election night watch parties from the Aug. 7, 2014, primary and general elections.
Bingo and healthcare (08/06/14)
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...
Nationwide Express presents awards (08/06/14)
Community photos 8/5/14 (08/05/14)
Back to School 2014 (08/04/14)
Small Talk: When I go to the fair... (08/03/14)
Members of Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County.
Community photos for 8-3-14 (08/02/14)
Feeding the hungry (08/01/14)
First Baptist Church on Depot Street gave away approximately 21,000 pounds of food on Thursday.
Barefoot In The Park (08/01/14)
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
Community photos 8/1/14 (08/01/14)
Community photos 7/30/14 (07/30/14)
Meet the 2014 Fairest of the Fair (07/29/14)
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 (07/29/14)
Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Association held a pet adoption and fundraiser Saturday at its shelter on Madison Street.
Stitching & Cooking (07/27/14)
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? (07/27/14)
Students from Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County.
Staff photos for July 27, 2014 (07/26/14)
1st Christian T-ball League 7-24-14 (07/25/14)
Community photos 7/25/14 (07/25/14)
Community photos 7/24/14 (07/24/14)
Staff photos 7/24/14 (07/24/14)
Ike Farrar honored by U.S. Air Force (07/23/14)
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 (07/22/14)
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...
Small Talk: If you were going to buy your parents an anniversary present.... (07/20/14)
Students from the School-Age Care Program
2014 Fairest of the Fair contestants (07/16/14)
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 (07/16/14)
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...
Staff photos 7/15/14 (07/15/14)
1st Christian T-ball League (07/14/14)
Small Talk: My classified ad (07/13/14)
Students from the School-Age Care Program imagine what sort of classified ad they might take.
Chili Cookoffs and the First Square Fair (07/12/14)
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).
Community photos 7/11/14 (07/11/14)
Staff photos 7/9/14 (07/09/14)
Edgemont colors America (07/09/14)
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.
Shelbyville Tennis Association 7-7-14 (07/08/14)
Swift water rescue drill (07/08/14)
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 (07/05/14)
Shelbyville's 2014 July 4 celebration drew crowds for food, music, fun and fireworks.
Patriotic Parade and Rally (07/02/14)
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...
Making Pizza's at the Boys & Girls Club (07/02/14)
Community photos 7-2-14 (07/02/14)
Staff photos 7-2-14 (07/02/14)
Small Talk: How did people stay cool before electricity? (06/29/14)
Students from Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County.
New Town Grocery (06/29/14)
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....
Staff photos for June 29, 2014 (06/27/14)
Home safe: Harden returns from Afghanistan (06/27/14)
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...
Staff photos 6/26/14 (06/26/14)
Small Talk: July 4th memories (06/25/14)
Chillin' out on a summer day (06/24/14)
Small Talk: In the editor's chair (06/22/14)
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 (06/21/14)
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.
Staff photos 6-22-14 (06/21/14)
Community photos 6/20/14 (06/20/14)
Shelbyville Sharks vs. Sewanee 6-18-14 (06/18/14)
Staff photos 6/17/14 (06/17/14)
Shelbyville Tennis Association 6-17-14 (06/17/14)
Community photos 6/17/14 (06/17/14)
Gay Ervin retirement (06/16/14)
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 (06/15/14)
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.
Community photos 6/15/14 (06/13/14)
Shelbyville Sharks vs. McMinnville 6-12-14 (06/13/14)
Tennis Camp (06/13/14)
Community photos 6/13/14 (06/13/14)
2014 Salute magazine debut (06/12/14)
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.
Small Talk: Where would you like to go on vacation this summer? (06/12/14)
Students from Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County.
Dairy Month 'Milk' (06/12/14)
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.
Community photos 6/12/14 (06/12/14)
Ed Carson Memorial Free Fish Day (06/12/14)
Fishing just came easily Saturday at the Ed Carson Memorial Free Fish Day at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy.
Art class at the Fly (06/11/14)
Community photos 6/11/14 (06/11/14)
FFA forestry, leadership awards (06/11/14)
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...
Southside Tug of War (06/11/14)
Wartrace Musicfest (06/10/14)
2014 Fired Up 'N Fit (06/08/14)
Tasty treats, and friends (06/08/14)
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? (06/08/14)
SACP is the School-Age Care Program, providing after-school and summer care at school facilities.
Community photos 6/8/14 (06/08/14)
Community photos 6/6/14 (06/06/14)
Southside names kickball champs (06/05/14)
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.
Pleasant Grove reunion (06/05/14)
Staff photos 6/4/14 (06/04/14)
Community photos 6/4/14 (06/04/14)
Senior group tours the T-G (06/03/14)
One lunch that's for the birds (06/03/14)
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...
Staff photos 6/3/14 (06/03/14)
Community photos 6/3/14 (06/03/14)
Honor Roll 6/1/14 (06/01/14)
Small Talk: What do you remember about elementary school? (06/01/14)
Teachers from the School-Age Care Program.
Relay for Life 2014-2 (05/31/14)
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.
Community photos 6/1/14 (05/31/14)
Water Safety Day 2014 (05/31/14)
Water Safety Day was held on Saturday at the Shelbyville Recreation Center.
Relay for Life 2014-1 (05/31/14)
Relay for Life was held on May 30-31 at the Bedford County Agricultural Center.
Community photos 5/30/14 (05/30/14)
Tower rescue training (05/29/14)
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.
Community photos 5/29/14 (05/29/14)
Community photos 5/28/14 (05/28/14)
Library groundbreaking (05/27/14)
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...
Memorial Day Service (05/27/14)
Staff photos 5/27/14 (05/27/14)
Community photos 5/27/14 (05/27/14)
Small Talk: What will you miss about elementary school? (05/25/14)
Students from Learning Way Elementary, Joy Caskey, principal.
Community photos 5/25/14 (05/25/14)
Staff photos 5-25-14 (05/25/14)
Community photos 5/23/14 (05/23/14)
Learning Way Elementary School Talent Show (05/22/14)
Staff photos 5-22-14 (05/22/14)
Community photos 5-22-14 (05/22/14)
2014 Cascade High School Graduation (05/21/14)
Community photos 5/21/14 (05/21/14)
2014 Community High School graduation (05/20/14)
Liberty remembers Garner (05/20/14)
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 (05/18/14)
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,...
Community photos 5/18/14 (05/18/14)
Charleston charms travelers (05/18/14)
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.
Staff photos 5/18/14 (05/17/14)
Glen Oaks marks National Nursing Home Week (05/17/14)
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 (05/17/14)
Graduation ceremonies were held May 17, 2014, in Calsonic Arena.
Staff photos 5/16/14 (05/16/14)
Community photos 5/16/14 (05/16/14)
Liberty School talent show (05/16/14)
Community photos 5/15/14 (05/15/14)
Staff photos 5/14/14 (05/14/14)
Horsepower Unlimited car show (05/12/14)
The annual Horsepower Unlimited car show, hosted by Celebration City Car Club was held Saturday, May 10, 2014.
First Choice Fish Fry gallery two (05/12/14)
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 (05/12/14)
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...
Staff photos 5/11/14 (05/11/14)
2014 Mommy & Me contest (05/09/14)
These photos were submitted for the Times-Gazette's 2014 Mommy & Me contest.
Community photos 5/11/14 (05/09/14)
Nashville Symphony at Calsonic (05/09/14)
Scholarship Day SCHS 2014 (05/09/14)
Seniors were awarded scholarships on Friday, May 9, at SCHS.
Rockin' out at the 'zoo' (05/09/14)
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 (05/09/14)
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.
Community photos 5/8/14 (05/08/14)
Cascade Career Day (05/07/14)
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.
Community photos 5/7/14 (05/07/14)
East Side holds block party (05/07/14)
East Side School students enjoyed a block party Friday. Games and food made it a good time for all.
Tammy Peoples benefit (05/06/14)
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.
Southern Energy Cookout (05/05/14)
Small Talk: What rule would you change at your school? (05/04/14)
Thomas Magnet School students were asked what school rule they'd change if they could.
Cascade Prom 2014 (05/04/14)
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...
Community photos 05/04/14 (05/03/14)
Disc golf tournament held (05/03/14)
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 (05/03/14)
A rabies clinic held at Middle Tennessee Spay & Neuter Clinic was one of several held throughout the community on Saturday.
Footloose For Kids 5K (05/03/14)
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) (05/03/14)
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.
Community photos 05/02/14 (05/02/14)
2014 National Day of Prayer (05/01/14)
Community photos 4/30/14 (04/30/14)
Staff photos 4/30/14 (04/30/14)
CASA Works luncheon (04/30/14)
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...
Community photos 4/29/14 (04/29/14)
Staff photos 4/29/14 (04/29/14)
SCHS Prom 2014 (04/27/14)
The theme was "Tonight's Your Fairytale."
5K Race for a Cure (04/26/14)
The second 5K Race for a Cure was held Saturday. The 5K race/1 mile walk benefits Relay for Life of Bedford County.
McClurg Hall (04/26/14)
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 (04/24/14)
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 (04/24/14)
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
Staff photos 4/23/14 (04/23/14)
1st Baptist Easter Egg Hunt (04/21/14)
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 (04/20/14)
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 (04/20/14)
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 (04/19/14)
Glen Oaks Convalescent Center of Shelbyville held an Easter egg hunt for children on Friday, April 18, 2014.
Stations of the Cross (04/18/14)
The annual Stations of the Cross was held on Good Friday. The procession ended at the steps of the Bedford County Courthouse.
Community photos 4/18/14 (04/18/14)
A great day for an Easter egg hunt (04/18/14)
Pre-kindergarten students of Cari Doss at Eakin Elementary School held an Easter Egg hunt on Wednesday.
Community photos 4/17/14 (04/17/14)
What I saw on my daily walk (04/16/14)
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...
Staff photos 4/16/14 (04/16/14)
Times-Gazette Yard Sale (04/15/14)
Community photos 4/15/14 (04/15/14)
Bedford County Events (04/14/14)
Walking for Cancer Horse Show 2014 (04/14/14)
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 (04/13/14)
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2069466.html.
Staff photos 4-13-14 (04/11/14)
Community photos 4-13-14 (04/11/14)
Community photos 4/11/14 (04/11/14)
Local Scouting activities (04/10/14)
The thrill of hunting: NWTF chapter celebrates sportsmanship (04/10/14)
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 (04/09/14)
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...
Community photos 4/9/14 (04/09/14)
Pack 476 promotions (04/08/14)
Cory Phillips benefit (04/07/14)
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.
FCE members celebrate annual achievements (04/06/14)
See story at
CalsonicKansei employees get into the groove (04/06/14)
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 (04/06/14)
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 (04/04/14)
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...
Community photos 4/4/2014 (04/04/14)
Caregiver Relief program pancake supper, silent auction and bake sale (04/03/14)
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.
Staff photos 4/1/14 (04/01/14)
Special Olympics Volleyball (03/31/14)
Student Art Show (03/30/14)
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? (03/30/14)
Special thanks to East Side Elementary and principal Xavier Hamler for hosting this week's conversation.
Smokestack Theater presents 'Footloose' (03/30/14)
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.
Community photos 3/30/14 (03/30/14)
Mason Carney comes home (03/28/14)
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 (03/28/14)
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. Tuesday students...
Volunteer Garden Club holds spring luncheon (03/28/14)
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...
Shelbyville Tennis vs. Oakland 3-26-2014 (03/27/14)
Spaghetti supper honors Giles' memory (03/27/14)
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. The spaghetti...
Staff photos 3-26-14 (03/26/14)
50th anniversary of 1964 State Championship (03/25/14)
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2063972.html
Stitches mark the spot (03/23/14)
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
Staff photos 3-23-14 (03/22/14)
Arrowhead Ranch 5K Run/Walk 2014 (03/22/14)
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 (03/21/14)
The Gilliland House Historical Resource Center Inc. sponsored the Black History Quiz Bowl last month.
Community photos 3/21/14 (03/21/14)
'Oh, the Places You'll Go!' (03/20/14)
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 (03/19/14)
A fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2061944.html
Community photos 3/19/14 (03/19/14)
Daffodil Day (03/18/14)
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2061584.html
Turn on the Tap 2014 (03/18/14)
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...
Staff photos 3/18/14 (03/18/14)
Awards ceremony at Paws for a Cause 5K (03/17/14)
Awards ceremony at the "Paws for a Cause" 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk.
Spring into style with Carolyn (03/16/14)
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 (03/15/14)
The Paws for a Cause 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk was Saturday, March 15.
Fashion 2014 (03/14/14)
Community photos 3/14/14 (03/14/14)
Staff photos 3/14/14 (03/14/14)
Community photos 3/13/14 (03/13/14)
National Honor Society induction ceremony 2014 (03/12/14)
Shelbyville Central High School's National Honor Society inducted new members Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Staff photos 3/12/14 (03/12/14)
Community photos 3/12/14 (03/12/14)
2014 Cascade Winter Awards Banquet (03/10/14)
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 (03/09/14)
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...
Community photos 3/9/14 (03/09/14)
Bell Buckle Fire Department Chili Cookoff (03/08/14)
Bell Buckle Volunteer Fire Department held its annual chili cookoff on Saturday.
Staff photos 3/7/14 (03/07/14)
Community photos 3/7/14 (03/07/14)
Saving Pup (03/06/14)
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 (03/05/14)
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 (03/05/14)
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.
Community photos 3/5/14 (03/05/14)
Staff photos 3/5/14 (03/05/14)
Janice Wright benefit (03/05/14)
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2057316.html.
Fat Tuesday pancake supper (03/04/14)
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...
Community photos 3/4/14 (03/04/14)
Staff photos 3/2/-14 (03/02/14)
Community Photos 3/2/14 (03/02/14)
Staff photos 2-28-14 (02/28/14)
Community photos 2-28-14 (02/28/14)
A 'Ladies' Day Out' (02/27/14)
See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2055732.html.
Community photos 2/27/14 (02/27/14)
Staff photos 2/26/14 (02/26/14)
Community photos 2/26/14 (02/26/14)
Special Olympics Basketball (02/24/14)
Community photos 2/23/14 (02/23/14)
Cascade basketball homecoming (02/23/14)
Tiger Cub Pack 476 visits the T-G (02/21/14)
MTBN gives kudos, talks about travel (02/21/14)
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...
Community photos 2/21/14 (02/21/14)
MTEC fourth birthday party (02/20/14)
The Middle Tennessee Education Center (MTEC) celebrated its fourth birthday with a Chamber Coffee on Thursday.
Staff photos 2/20/14 (02/20/14)
Community photos 2/20/14 (02/20/14)
Chamber Membership Meeting and Awards Luncheon 2013 (02/18/14)
See stories at http://www.t-g.com/story/2052883.html and http://www.t-g.com/story/2052880.html
Community photos 2/18/14 (02/18/14)
FFA Section 2014 (02/18/14)
Photos of local FFA activities.
Mandy Jean Reception (02/16/14)
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 (02/16/14)
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 (02/16/14)
The mother-daughter duo of Shelia Shavers and Ashley Woodard entertained members of Shelbyville Woman's Club at their monthly meeting.
Community photos 2/16/14 (02/16/14)
Staff photos 2/16/14 (02/15/14)
Community photos 2/14/14 (02/14/14)
Staff photos 2/14/14 (02/14/14)
Traders Bank ham day (02/14/14)
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,...
Black History Month Coffee (02/13/14)
Community photos 2/12/14 (02/12/14)
'Rode West' at Flat Creek club (02/11/14)
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...
Cascade Senior Night (02/10/14)
Volunteers at Hope Lodge (02/09/14)
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...
2014 Habitat for Humanity Ball (02/09/14)
Images of education: Terri Overcast classroom (02/09/14)
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 (02/09/14)
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 (02/09/14)
Photos to accompany the "Sunday Conversation" with educator Mary Pitner. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2049051.html.
Community photos 2/9/14 (02/09/14)
Ms. Wheelbilly Pageant 2014 (02/08/14)
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 (02/08/14)
A benefit was held Saturday at Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center for the medical expenses of pancreatic cancer patient John Lane.
Community photos 2/7/14 (02/07/14)
Business news 2/5/14 (02/05/14)
Gearing up for the Habitat Ball (02/05/14)
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,...
SCHS basketball homecoming attendants (02/04/14)
4H Banquet honors excellence (02/04/14)
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.
Staff photos 2/2/14 (02/01/14)
Submitted photos 2/2/14 (02/01/14)
A visit from President Obama (01/31/14)
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 (01/29/14)
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...
Learning about bar graphs (01/28/14)
Habitat ball sponsors party 2014 (01/27/14)
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....
Honor Roll section, 1/26/14 (01/26/14)
Rayz'n Cain 4 Relay Dance and Live Auction (01/25/14)
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.
Submitted photos 1/26/14 (01/25/14)
Staff photos 1/26/14 (01/25/14)
Ike Farrar turns 95 (01/22/14)
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
MLK Luncheon (01/21/14)
Tennessee-Kentucky Wildland Fire Academy (01/17/14)
Community names homecoming attendants (01/15/14)
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.
Taking the decorations down (01/14/14)
Community photos 1/14/14 (01/14/14)
Small Talk: Do you have a nickname? (01/12/14)
Thanks to students from Bedford County School-Age Care Program for participating.
David Thomas speaks to Woman's Club (01/12/14)
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,...
Staff photos 1/12/14 (01/11/14)
Senior Quilters (01/10/14)
Staff photos 1/9/14 (01/09/14)
Lights of Love Christmas 2013 (01/09/14)
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 (01/08/14)
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 (01/05/14)
The Natural History Education Company of the Midsouth recently visited Southside Elementary School.
Community photos 1/5/14 (01/05/14)
Staff photos 1/5/14 (01/05/14)
Staff photos 1/3/14 (01/03/14)
Staff photos 1/2/14 (01/02/14)
Community photos 1/2/14 (01/02/14)
Playful bugs invade Southside (01/02/14)
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...
Community photos 12/31/13 (12/31/13)
Sharing Christmas with nursing home residents (12/31/13)
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 (12/29/13)
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
Staff photos 12/27/13 (12/27/13)
Community photos 12/26/13 (12/26/13)
Holiday spirit fills Community (12/26/13)
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 (12/22/13)
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2035080.html
Christmas party at Thomas School (12/21/13)
Heritage South gingerbread house contest (12/21/13)
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...
Community photos 12/22/13 (12/21/13)
Laughter and surprises mark MTBN party (12/20/13)
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...
Community photos 12/18/13 (12/18/13)
Community photos 12/17/13 (12/17/13)
Staff photos 12/15/13 (12/15/13)
Community photos 12/15/13 (12/15/13)
2013 City Outreach toy giveaway (12/14/13)
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 (12/14/13)
Many merchants on and near the Shelbyville square offered wine samples to visitors Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Participants were urged to donate a toy.
Staff photos 12/13/13 (12/13/13)
Dancers perform at Woman's Club (12/12/13)
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.
Winter arrives (12/12/13)
Staff photos 12/11/13 (12/11/13)
Community photos 12-11-13 (12/11/13)
2013 Shelbyville Christmas Parade (12/09/13)
The 2013 Shelbyville Christmas Parade was held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
O Christmas trees (12/09/13)
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 (12/08/13)
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 (12/07/13)
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...
Gun Auction (12/06/13)
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.
Staff photos 12/6/13 (12/06/13)
Community photos 12/6/13 (12/06/13)
Community photos 12/4/13 (12/04/13)
Shop Small in Shelbyville (12/02/13)
Staff photos 12-1-13 (11/30/13)
Community photos 11/29/13 (11/29/13)
Seniors remember Thanksgivings past (11/28/13)
Special thanks to members of the Shelbyville-Bedford County Senior Citizens Center for participating in this special edition of Small Talk.
Community photos 11/28/13 (11/28/13)
Staff photos 11/28/13 (11/28/13)
Chamber holiday mixer draws crowd (11/27/13)
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 (11/26/13)
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 (11/26/13)
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 (11/26/13)
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 (11/25/13)
The Gilliland Historical Resource Center Inc. honored educators on Saturday for American Education Week.
Central Great Canned Food Drive 2013 (11/25/13)
Shelbyville Central High School concluded its annual Great Canned Food Drive on Friday, Nov. 22. Students collected 20,865 items for charity.
Staff photos 11/24/13 (11/23/13)
Community photos 11/22/13 (11/22/13)
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Community photos 11/20/13 (11/20/13)
Community Middle Basketball Homecoming Court (11/19/13)
Community Middle High School's basketball homecoming court was announced recently.
Explosion and fire at Southern Energy (11/18/13)
Sparkle and comfort top holiday trends (11/17/13)
Photos from the J Jordan fashion show at Riverbend Country Club. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2024416.html
Community photos 11/17/13 (11/17/13)
SCHS Round 2 TSSAA 5A State Playoffs (11/16/13)
Open houses (11/15/13)
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 (11/15/13)
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...
Community photos 11/15 (11/15/13)
Good Samaritan coffee (11/15/13)
The Good Samaritan Association Appreciation Coffee on Thursday provided a feast of great eats for all to enjoy.
Government Day (11/14/13)
Leadership Bedford held local government day on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Community photos 11/14/13 (11/14/13)
Staff photos 11/13/13 (11/13/13)
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Liberty School Veterans Day (11/11/13)
Liberty school held its ceremony honoring local veterans Monday morning.
2013 Veterans Day program at Community Elementary/Middle (11/11/13)
The Veterans Day program at Community Elementary and Middle Schools on Nov. 11, 2013.
Southside Veterans Day program (11/11/13)
Southside Elementary School honored veterans Monday on Veterans Day.
2013 Veterans Day program at Cascade Elementary School (11/11/13)
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.
Veterans Day program at Thomas Magnet School (11/11/13)
2013 Veterans Day program at East Side Elementary (11/11/13)
Students commemorated Veterans Day at East Side Elementary School on Nov. 11, 2013.
Boyces bring new life to cabin (11/10/13)
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2021710.html
Celerbration City Car Club Swap Meet and Christmas Village (11/09/13)
The annual event was held Nov. 9, 2013 at and near Calsonic Arena.
Backyard Barbecue Cookoff (11/09/13)
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 (11/09/13)
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.
Community photos 11/10/13 (11/08/13)
Middle Tennessee Business Network Coffee (11/07/13)
Community photos 11/7/13 (11/07/13)
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CDC Chamber Coffee (11/05/13)
The Child Development Center hosted a Chamber Coffee on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at the Shelbyville-Bedford Chamber of Commerce.
Rotary distributes dictionaries (11/05/13)
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 (11/03/13)
School news photos, many of them from the honor roll section in our Nov. 3, 2013 print edition.
Schools come together for character (11/03/13)
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 (11/01/13)
Trick-or-treaters swarmed the Shelbyville square for tasty treats on the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
Fall festivals attract large crowds (10/31/13)
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 (10/30/13)
A Tennessee Civil War Trails marker was dedicated on Wednesday, Oct. 30, on the south lawn of the Courthouse.
Nashville Rocks Bedford County (10/29/13)
The Nashville Rocks Bedford County concert was Saturday, Oct. 26 at Calsonic Arena.
Staff photos 10/29/13 (10/29/13)
Child Safety Day (10/28/13)
United Way of Bedford County held its annual Child Safety Day on Saturday, Oct. 26 at H.V. Griffin Park.
Spooktacular 5K run-walk (10/28/13)
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 (10/28/13)
The Spooktacular 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 26, was a time for ghouls, ghosts and lots of fun.
Staff photos 10/26/13 (10/26/13)
Plein Air Art Event (10/26/13)
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...
Community photos 10/26/13 (10/25/13)
Community photos 10/24/13 (10/24/13)
A visit from Father Emmanuel (10/23/13)
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 (10/23/13)
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
Community photos 10/23/13 (10/23/13)
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Webb School Arts & Crafts Festival (10/19/13)
The 37th annual festival held in Bell Buckle, accompanied by the Bell Buckle Downtown Show and various vendors around town.
Empty Bowls luncheon (10/17/13)
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2015067.html
Community photos 10/17/13 (10/17/13)
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Monsters at the Library (10/16/13)
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 (10/16/13)
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...
Community photos 10/16/13 (10/16/13)
Free fish and more at Mt. Lebanon (10/16/13)
Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church recently held a free fish fry for the community.
Friends of Argie Cooper Public Library luncheon (10/15/13)
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 (10/15/13)
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...
Cascade Youth Football Homecoming 2013 (10/15/13)
Music & Memories returns (10/15/13)
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 (10/13/13)
The Community High School band and choir held a pops concert. Oct. 6. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2012888.html
Staff photos 10-13-13 (10/12/13)
Small Talk: What is Twitter? (10/11/13)
FFA Safety Day Fall 2013 (10/10/13)
Cascade FFA held Safety Day on Friday, Oct. 4, at Cascade Elementary School.
Duck RiverFest 2013 (10/10/13)
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 (10/10/13)
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 (10/10/13)
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 (10/10/13)
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 (10/09/13)
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.
Stylish benefit (10/09/13)
Bedford Vision held a Style Show Event Thursday to raise funds for Bedford County Cancer Foundation.
Community photos 10/9/13 (10/09/13)
Community Middle School Homecoming Court (10/08/13)
Community photos 10/8/13 (10/08/13)
Sorghum Squeeze (10/07/13)
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 (10/07/13)
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 (10/07/13)
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 (10/06/13)
Members of the Shelbyville Garden Club recently enjoyed a Cheekwood tour, where the highlight of the outing was the Bruce Munro Light Show.
Community photos 10/6/13 (10/06/13)
Hope radiates from cancer-fighting project (10/06/13)
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
Community photos 10/2/13 (10/02/13)
Rally for Bedford County Missing (10/01/13)
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
Community photos 10/1/13 (10/01/13)
Christian Care Cook Out (09/30/13)
Sr. Cookout (09/30/13)
Scouts attend national jamboree (09/29/13)
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 (09/28/13)
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 (09/28/13)
A dog show and festival to benefit the Shelbyville & Bedford County Humane Association.
Community photos 9/25/13 (09/25/13)
National Walking Horse Show (09/24/13)
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.
Firehouse Barbecue (09/24/13)
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 (09/24/13)
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 (09/24/13)
Art stidemts of Angie Jackson at Learning Way Elementary created pinwheels last week in honor of World Peace Day.
Home tour held (09/22/13)
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 (09/21/13)
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...
Community photos 9/20/13 (09/20/13)
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Motlow hosts MTEC open house (09/18/13)
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 (09/18/13)
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 (09/15/13)
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 (09/14/13)
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...
Staff photos 9-15-13 (09/13/13)
United Way Appreciation Luncheon (09/12/13)
Local 9/11 remembrances (09/12/13)
Jesus the Great Physician (09/11/13)
Flat Creek Church of Christ held its "Jesus the Great Physician" Vacation Bible School.
Staff photos 9/11/13 (09/11/13)
Everything's JAKES for youth program participants (09/06/13)
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...
Staff photos 9/4/13 (09/04/13)
July 4-Labor Day Celebration (09/03/13)
Food, fun and music highlighted Shelbyville's long-delayed July 4 celebration, held the night of Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2013.
Championship Night at the Celebration (09/02/13)
Cruisin' the Mediterranean (09/01/13)
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 (09/01/13)
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.
Staff photos 8/30/13 (08/30/13)
A 50s Celebration (08/30/13)
TWHNC barn decorating contest (08/29/13)
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 (08/29/13)
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 (08/28/13)
See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1998019.html
Community photos 8/28/13 (08/28/13)
Celebration photos (08/27/13)
Celebration, Night 1 (08/22/13)
Webb staff receive honors (08/22/13)
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 (08/22/13)
Tennessee College of Applied Technology (formerly Tennessee Technology Center) at Shelbyville recently held graduation exercises for its summer trimester.
Jim Tracy campaign fish fry (08/21/13)
State Sen. Jim Tracy held a fish fry for his campaign for the 4th District U.S. House of Representatives seat.
Community photos 8/21/13 (08/21/13)
New women's home opens (08/21/13)
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...
I am what I am music festival (08/20/13)
Happy birthday, Eddie! (08/18/13)
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 (08/18/13)
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 (08/18/13)
Barnyard Kids day care held a picnic lunch in honor of National Picnic Day. Some classes had their luncheons inside due to weather.
Community photos 8/18/13 (08/17/13)
Staff photos 8/15/13 (08/15/13)
Glen Oaks hosts coffee (08/14/13)
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....
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Rainy August (08/08/13)
Pencil County Classic (08/08/13)
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...
Staff photos 8/7/13 (08/07/13)
Salamander Stroll (08/07/13)
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...
Community photos 8/7/13 (08/07/13)
First Day at Eakin Elementary (08/05/13)
First day at East Side (08/05/13)
Students got out early on Monday on the first day of school. East Side dismissed at 9:30 a.m.
Community photos 8/2/13 (08/02/13)
Fair fun on Wednesday (08/01/13)
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...
Community photos 8/1/13 (08/01/13)
Senior Day at Bedford County Fair (07/31/13)
Senior citizens day was held July 31 at the Bedford County Fair, with bingo, an egg toss and other activities.
Staff photos 7/31/13 (07/31/13)
First Christian T-Ball 7/30/13 (07/31/13)
Bedford County Fair, July 30 (07/30/13)
Opening ceremonies at the fair (07/30/13)
Bedford County Fair, July 29 (07/30/13)
Community photos 7/30/13 (07/30/13)
Connie Davis benefit (07/29/13)
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 (07/28/13)
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...
Staff photos 7-28-13 (07/27/13)
Community photos 7-28-13 (07/27/13)
Garland King funeral (07/26/13)
See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1989112.html
'Mr. Personality' visits MTBN (07/26/13)
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...
Staff photos 7/26/13 (07/26/13)
Cooking and Sewing 101 (07/25/13)
Face painting (07/25/13)
Babysitting 101 (07/25/13)
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 (07/25/13)
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....
Fairest of the Fair (07/24/13)
City Open Tennis Tournament- July 24, 2013 (07/24/13)
Flat Creek celebrates the Fourth (07/24/13)
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 (07/24/13)
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.
City Open Tennis Tournament- July 22, 2013 (07/23/13)
Mount Olivet UMC Ice Cream Supper (07/22/13)
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 (07/21/13)
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 (07/21/13)
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.
Staff photos 7-21-13 (07/20/13)
Community photos 7-21-13 (07/20/13)
2013 City Open Tennis Tournament (07/20/13)
The 2013 City Open is taking place through July 23 at H.V. Griffin Park in Shelbyville, organized by Shelbyville Tennis Association.
S.T.E.M. Camp (07/19/13)
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1987355.html
Community photos 7/19/13 (07/19/13)
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Retail consultant tours J. Jordan (07/17/13)
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 (07/17/13)
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.
Shelbyville Tennis League 7/15/13 (07/16/13)
Shelbyville Sharks League Championship 2013 (07/16/13)
Staff photos 7/16/13 (07/16/13)
Community photos 7/16/13 (07/16/13)
Uptown City Fair and Chili Cookoff (07/15/13)
Staff photos 7/14/13 (07/14/13)
First Christian T-BAll 7/11/13 (07/12/13)
Staff photos 7-10-13 (07/10/13)
Fairest of the Fair contestants (07/10/13)
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...
Shelbyville Sharks vs. Fayetteville 7-8-13 (07/09/13)
Seniors celebrate the Fourth (07/08/13)
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 (07/07/13)
WSMV-TV mascot Snowbird visited the summer reading program at Argie Cooper Public Library.
Gospel singing (07/07/13)
The Over The Hill Gospel Group sings each week to nursing home and senior care facilities, most recently at Christian Care Center.
Community photos 7/7/13 (07/07/13)
Staff photos 7/5/13 (07/05/13)
Shelbyville Jr Team Tennis (07/03/13)
Staff photos 7/3/13 (07/03/13)
Shelbyville Jr Team Tennis (07/02/13)
FCE Clubs hold annual Share Fair (06/29/13)
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 (06/28/13)
The batting cages were re-dedicated Friday, June 28, at H.V. Griffin Park. The cages re-open on Saturday, June 29.
Learning the basics (06/28/13)
Staff photos 6-26-13 (06/25/13)
Shelbyville Tennis League 6/24/13 (06/25/13)
Juneteenth 2013 (06/23/13)
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 (06/23/13)
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 (06/21/13)
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...
Staff photos 6/21/13 (06/21/13)
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Jim Allison retires (06/20/13)
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 (06/19/13)
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 (06/19/13)
Middle Tennessee Spay & Neuter Clinic open house from Monday, June 17.
Additional Walt Wood retirement photos (06/19/13)
See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1979297.html
Walt Wood honored at retirement ceremony (06/19/13)
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
Boys & Girls Club Steak and Chicken Dinner (06/19/13)
Staff photos 6/19/13 (06/19/13)
Community photos 6/19/13 (06/19/13)
Not always quiet at the library (06/19/13)
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...
Community photos 6/18/13 (06/18/13)
Staff photos 6/18/13 (06/18/13)
A poetic delight (06/16/13)
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...
Community photos 6/16/13 (06/16/13)
Bonnaroo 2013 (06/15/13)
Some of the scenes, including an unexpected press tent performance by Jack Johnson, at Bonnaroo 2013.
19th Annual RC Cola / Moon Pie Festival (06/15/13)
Summer Slam 2013 (06/15/13)
Deason fire June 14 (06/14/13)
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 (06/14/13)
The Shelbyville Sharks hosted the CATS Swim Club on Thursday afternoon, but fell by a final team score of 336-266.
Staff photos 6/14/13 (06/14/13)
Community photos 6/14/13 (06/14/13)
Fired Up and Fit 5K Part 3 (06/13/13)
Farm Bureau coffee (06/13/13)
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
Staff photos 6/13/13 (06/13/13)
B-17 Bomber replica on display this weekend (06/12/13)
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
Staff photos 6/12/13 (06/12/13)
Community photos 6/12/13 (06/12/13)
Storm damage June 10, 2013 (06/11/13)
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 & Fit 5k- Water slide Gallery 3 (06/11/13)
Fired Up and Fit 5K Part 2 (06/11/13)
Look for more Fired Up and Fit galleries later this week!
Shelbyville Tennis League 6/10/13 (06/11/13)
Wartrace MusicFest 2013 (06/11/13)
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...
Fired Up & Fit 5k- Water slide Gallery 2 (06/10/13)
Thomas students display invention (06/09/13)
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...
Community photos 6/9/13 (06/09/13)
Southside Elementary School photos (06/09/13)
Photos from several different Southside Elementary School activities as submitted to the Times-Gazette.
Fired Up and Fit 5K (06/08/13)
More Fired Up and Fit 5K photo galleries early next week.
Fired Up & Fit 5k-Water Slide (06/08/13)
Look for more photos to come early next week!
Southside honors students (06/07/13)
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.
Community photos 6/7/13 (06/07/13)
Staff photos 6/6/13 (06/06/13)
Community photos 6/6/13 (06/06/13)
Resident appreciation day (06/05/13)
Shelbyville Housing Authority held a resident appreciation day May 31, with food, fun and games.
Southside Kindergarten graduation (06/05/13)
Southside Elementary School held graduation ceremonies for its kindergarten
Shelbyville Tennis League 6/3/12 (06/04/13)
Community photos 6/4/13 (06/04/13)
Summer Food Service Program (06/03/13)
Staff photos 6/4/13 (06/03/13)
Relay for Life Part 1 (06/01/13)
The Relay for Life, to benefit the Bedford County chapter of the American Cancer Society, began Friday night, May 1, 2013.
Relay for Life Part 2 (06/01/13)
Community photos 6/2/13 (05/31/13)
Staff photos 5/30/13 (05/30/13)
Community photos 5/30/13 (05/30/13)
Staff photos 5/29/13 (05/29/13)
Community photos 5/29/13 (05/29/13)
CCC observes National Nursing Home Week (05/29/13)
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...
Memorial Day in Bedford County 2013 (05/28/13)
Staff photos 5/28/13 (05/28/13)
Sorority shares tasty treats (05/26/13)
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...
Staff photos 5/26/13 (05/26/13)
Community photos 5/26/13 (05/26/13)
Flat Creek Community Center (05/24/13)
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 (05/23/13)
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...
Community photos 5/23/13 (05/23/13)
Community photos 5/22/13 (05/22/13)
CVS opens new store (05/22/13)
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.
Staff photos 5/22/13 (05/22/13)
2013 Cascade High School graduation (05/21/13)
Staff photos 5/21/13 (05/21/13)
Community photos 5/21/13 (05/21/13)
2013 Community High School Graduation (05/20/13)
Central graduation 2013 (05/20/13)
Shelbyville Central High School held its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at Calsonic Arena.
A garden grows at Liberty (05/19/13)
Eighth graders at Liberty School have designed a stepping stone garden. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1970157.html
Community photos 5-19-13 (05/19/13)
Staff photos 5-19-13 (05/19/13)
The Little Mermaid (05/17/13)
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 (05/17/13)
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...
Community photos 5/17/13 (05/17/13)
TTCS honors grads, perfect attendance (05/17/13)
Graduates and those earning perfect attendance awards from Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville.
Fish Fry 2013 (05/16/13)
Fish Fry 2013
Community photos 5/16/13 (05/16/13)
Community photos 5/15/13 (05/15/13)
Symphony At The Celebration (05/14/13)
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...
A Day at the Park (05/14/13)
District 8-AAA Champions (05/14/13)
Horsepower Unlimited (05/14/13)
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.
Community photos 5/12/13 (05/12/13)
Environmental Awareness Week (05/09/13)
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 (05/09/13)
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.
Staff photos 5/8/13 (05/08/13)