Whose terrible twos?
There is a period in every toddler's life known as the "terrible twos." Every parent can probably attest there's some truth to this statement, regardless of how you interpret it. However -- I declare in my most scholarly voice -- I'm not sure they should be called the "terrible twos."...
Colorful and great novels
During one of our recent snowed-in afternoons, Larry and I were watching "Jeopardy" when the category ROY G. BIV was announced. We turned to each other in puzzlement since neither of us had ever heard of him. After the show, I consulted the trusty Internet for enlightenment. ...
Hungry will be fed at church
I am a member of the Bedford County Ministerial Association, and I look forward to the fellowship I have with the men and women of the clergy here in the area. We brainstorm about ideas for community ministry, working with other ministers and churches for a common goal of preaching the gospel, or involvement in various service projects...
Women: Learn how to break busyness
A new book by a woman entrepreneur for all women is taking aim at the cultural attitude that says the busier you are, the better. Alli Worthington is an author, speaker, blogger, and the Executive Director of Propel Women, an organization that empowers female leaders. Her new book is "Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace & Purpose in a World of Crazy."...
'Not Without My Daughter' continues
If you have ever seen the 1991 movie or read the book "Not Without My Daughter," you may have wondered whatever became of the family featured in the biographical story and the followup book "For the Love of a Child." A new book continues the story. Amazon introduces the original book this way: "In August 1984, Michigan housewife Betty Mahmoody accompanied her husband to his native Iran for a two-week vacation. ...
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Volunteers, AT&T help furnish library
The Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library has received $6,000 which it used to purchase new tables for the library computer lab. AT&T has awarded $5,000 to the Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library. The Shelbyville Retired Telecom Pioneers had originally secured a grant of $1,000 from the Tennessee Chapter of AT&T Pioneers. ...
Aging expert to sign books at New Covenant
New Covenant Christian Bookstore will host a book signing on Saturday, Feb. 27. Shirley W. Mitchell will sign copies of several of her book titles from 10 am.-2 p.m. Mitchell, of Alabama, is a national author, speaker, syndicated columnist and host of the radio talk show Aging Outside the Box...
Beauty in the air
This beautiful photo was taken by local photographer Annette Sissom. The Times-Gazette is looking for community submissions of high quality scene photos from Bedford County for possible inclusion in this year's Salute magazine. In particular, we are looking of photos that represent the county's four seasons, however, all great feature photos including agricultural photos, scene photos, or photos portraying active lifestyles or children playing are greatly appreciated. Send to editor Sadie Fowler at email@example.com. (Photo by Annette Sissom)
'The Yankees didn't do it': Cold Confederates accidentally burn down courthouse
When long-time local residents hear about "the burning of the Bedford County courthouse," what they immediately think of is the 1934 incident in which a lynch mob gathered to threaten a young black man, E.K. Harris, who was accused of assault. After Harris was smuggled out of the courthouse, disguised as a National Guard soldier, an enraged mob burned the building to the ground...
Cocoa and cookies at Christian Care
Members of the Town & Country FCE club gathered at Christian Care Center on Monday, January 25 to entertain residents with hot cocoa and home-baked cookies. Participating were Janet Boyce, Libby Covington, Janelle Douglas, Hazel Foster, Jeanine Miranda and Catherine Talley...
Sorority members learn art of furniture refinishing
Members of Xi Alpha Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held their January meeting at the Antiques, Art and Collectibles Mall with Cliff Hirst, manager, as guest speaker. Hirst led the group on a tour throughout the mall discussing techniques he had used on pieces of furniture displayed. He teaches classes using milk and chalk style paints and repurposes items such as beds into benches, old wooden dollies into kitchen islands and barn wood into harvest tables...
Destinations & Diversions: Coupon class, chamber banquet among upcoming events
The Times-Gazette and Ann Haney will hold a coupon class Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at the Times-Gazette office, 323 E. Depot St. Learn how to be a coupon pro with Haney, a specialist who has taught families across the nation to save thousands of dollars a year. The class is free but reservations are required by calling 931-684-1200...
Cheese Barn party Saturday
The Cheese Barn, located at 809 Nashville Dirt Rd., is having a tailgate party Saturday Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The party will offer free refreshments and tastings of the relatively new business' cheeses as well as other snacks. For more information call 931-580-6504...
HMC honors employees of 2015
Heritage Medical Center recently honored exemplary employees from 2015. During the 4th quarter of each year, one extraordinary employee, one exceptional clinical manager and one exceptional non-clinical manager are selected by their peers and management...
Taco Plus opens for breakfast
Taco Plus / Tortilleria Gonzalez, 519 Madison Street, hosted a breakfast last week for Chamber of Commerce members to announce the fact that the authentic Mexican restaurant will now be opening at 6 a.m. for breakfast. (T-G Photos by John I. Carney)
Umami? Oooh... Marmite: Reporter discovers loved and hated British spread
I have a confession to make. My name is John ... I am an American ... and for some reason, I love Marmite. Marmite, in case you don't know -- and most of you probably don't -- is a British condiment, something kids in the UK grow up with. Even in the UK, it's a product that inspires devotion among some and disgust among others. Marmite has done advertising campaigns poking fun at this, sort of like the "We're not for everyone" advertising campaigns that Miracle Whip does here in the USA...
100 years of love: Mildred Price's life, career make a difference
Mildred Price was born on Fairfield Pike 100 years ago and has been busy making a difference since. With only short periods of time away, she has lived in Bedford County all her life. She celebrated her milestone birthday Tuesday. Mildred graduated from Shelbyville Central High School in 1934 and went on to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. While there, she became UT's first female majorette and participated in the Orange Bowl. Her mother made her uniform...
Sunday Conversation: Williams thrives on serving others
Chief Deputy Jason Williams of the Bedford County Sheriff's Office is the subject of this week's Sunday Conversation. A Bedford County native and graduate of Cascade High School, Williams recently graduated from the prestigious FBI Academy....
Trivial fun for a real cause
The Fly Arts Center on South Main Street will host the second annual "Trivia On The Fly" fundraiser Saturday at 7 p.m. Three-person teams will compete in a contest which includes not only general knowledge but local history questions as well. Doors open at 6 p.m., and spectator tickets are $10. ...
Boys & Girls Club members receive donations of bags
The Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County recently received a donation from Thirty-One Gifts. Each child was presented with a Thirty-One Gifts Pro Duffle bag or a Jr. Rec Duffle bag by local Thirty-One Gifts representatives. Jennifer Pasalakis, national executive sales director, nominated the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County to be one of the recipients of the annual donation made by Thirty-One Gifts...
New CES store carries wide variety of tools
City Electric Supply (CES) is open to the general public, not just contractors, its managers say. CES recently opened at 627 N. Main St. The company, now with 10 Middle Tennessee locations, has been family-owned since starting in 1951, said Derek Reeves, branch manager...
Local $1,000 winner in nationwide contest
H&R Block Inc. is giving away $32 million through the 1,000 Win $1,000 Daily Sweepstakes. Anyone who files at a participating office by Feb. 15 can enter (there will be 32,000 winners). Pictured are Sherry Curry of Unionville, who won by filing her taxes with Fax Tax of Shelbyville, in association with H&R Block; Fax Tax representative Sue Maze; and Curry's daughter Jaydah Curry. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
MTBN makes donations
Members of Middle Tennessee Business Network gathered $1,000 to divide among five charities: United Way of Bedford County, First Choice Pregnancy Center (representative not pictured), Bedford Cancer Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County, and the Bedford County Arts Council. Front row, from left, are Connie Allen, Bedford Cancer Foundation; Lisa Marchi and Mary Grace Turner, Boys & Girls Club; Tom Waynick; Betsy Norris, United Way; and Roy Ferguson, the Arts Council. Back row (from left): Nakai Waynick; Leann Leversen; Ashley Jernigan; Andrea Miller Davis; Linda Nichols; Wanda Holt; Kay Soileau and Rose Ramirez. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
Brian Crews (front), John Boutwell (center) and Dr. Andrea Anderson read a portion of "Turtle in the Tuba" Tuesday. The Bedford County Board of Education received a kindergarten reading lesson from the staff of Southside Elementary School to show how they help pupils learn to read by sound. Their lesson ended with a cliff hanger: Why did the tuba not play? Every month a different principal delivers a presentation on his or her school. Tuesday was Reita Vaughn's turn. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
Sunday Conversation: Chapman reflects on first year at TMS
Becky Chapman, a new kindergarten teacher at Thomas Magnet School, is a Florida native who moved to Lynchburg when she was in elementary schooI. She moved to Bedford County about two years ago. In addition to starting at Thomas at the beginning of this school year, Becky had another big change in her life when she married Ben Chapman on Oct. 23, 2015...
Shelbyville student wins spelling bee
Noah Jolley, an eighth-grader from Shelbyville, won the 2016 school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee at The Webb School. The event, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 28th annual National Geographic Bee...
Webb School opens Student Center
The Webb School students, faculty and staff gathered on Jan. 6 to open the newly-completed Student Center -- part of an overall $5.7 million Residential Village Phase I project that also includes two 20-bed dorms. Honor Council and Student Council presidents and vice presidents joined Head of School Ray Broadhead in the ribbon-cutting ceremony and brief program...
FFA attends national conference
Students from FFA chapters across Tennessee attended the 212 and 360 Degree Leadership Conferences. These conferences are an activity of the National FFA organization made possible by title sponsor Syngenta with additional support from Helena Chemical Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Twenty members of the Cascade FFA Chapter and 12 members of the Shelbyville FFA Chapter attended the event Nov. 20-21 in Doyle...
Destinations & Diversions: Motocross, music and more this week
The 24th annual FMF Indoor Motocross Winter Series will be held Friday and Saturday at Calsonic Arena on the Celebration grounds. This will be rounds seven and eight of the 2015-2016 winter series. Hundreds of riders will be on hand competing on the indoor track full of enormous jumps, whoops, and turns. ...