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NFL widow talks about concussions
The widow of NFL center Grant Feasel is sharing her family's story to help warn others about the dangers of sports-related concussions. Cyndy Feasel lost her husband Grant in 2012 to cirrhosis of the liver due to alcoholism, which was connected to a degenerative brain disease called CTE. The CTE in turn was caused by a lifetime of receiving concussions from playing football...
Amazon goes into the grocery business
There's been a lot of coverage this holiday season, and the past few holiday seasons, about the increasing role that online shopping plays in our holiday season, and our purchasing in general. A model train shop in Wartrace is closing at the end of the year, and in a Facebook post the owners blamed competition from online retailers...
Simple ingredients for an easy sweet treat
Fruit salad is always a winner, during the holiday potlucks as well as anytime of year. There are so many versions from rich and heavy to light and simple. What makes a fruit salad? Basically, fruit, often combined with something that holds it together, so why not make it your own?...
Teen twin flick will offer clean family fun in 2017
Lucas Miles seeks God in church, in movies and in books. Lucas produced the movie "Rodeo Girl" with Kevin Sorbo and is producing a new film, "Crowning Jules," which is in the works. A 2017 release date is likely as the producer is hunting for a distributor...
The never-ending story -- and it's about Christmas
My biggest challenge as a parent is not pacifying my daughter for my own ease. Learning to say no is harder than selfishly saying yes for the sake of a whine-free hour here or there. Christmas time is a double-edge sword. Children tend to express all the things they want more frequently...
Our first issue of "Inspire Health" magazine was included with Sunday's Times-Gazette and can be viewed online by clicking the cover above. How have you enjoyed it? We'd love to hear your suggestions and feedback, which you can e-mail to sfowler@t-g.com.
Bedford Drug open house (12/09/16)
Bedford Drug held its Christmas Open House Wednesday. From left are: Ellen Jeans; Carli Parham; Kirsten Hawkins; Kelsey Holder; Chase Dial and Tripp York. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
Destinations & Diversions: 'A Celebration Christmas' returns this weekend (12/08/16)
The second annual "A Celebration Christmas" will take place 4-7 p.m. Saturday inside Calsonic Arena. Parking and admission are free, but those attending are asked to bring either a toy (for the charity Toys For Tots) or a non-perishable food item (for Good Samaritan Association)...
LP Automotive holds ribbon-cutting (12/08/16)
LP Automotive LLC, 801 East Lane Street, held a Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. Marsha Siharath and Leo Solis held the ceremonial scissors. The company is a full-service preventive maintenance and automotive repair center and can be reached at 931-735-6960. (T-G Photo by John I. Carney)
Bedford Drug hosts Open House today (12/07/16)
Bedford Drug, 629 N. Main St., is hosting its Christmas Open House today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FCB promotes four to vice president positions (12/07/16)
Scott Cocanougher, CEO of First Community Bank, is pleased to announce the following promotions: Brent Canady, Rebecca Jones and Melodie Flowers, to executive vice president, and Andrea Sublet, to assistant vice president...
Farm Credit raises 14,500 pounds of produce (12/07/16)
To improve access to locally grown produce for communities in need, almost 120 Farm Credit Mid-America employees in Tennessee harvested and packaged nearly 14,500 pounds of produce for communities in need during a four-month volunteer effort. This summer, employees volunteered their time as part of a commitment to provide fresh produce to food banks in the four-state area of Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, making use of excess and donated produce from area farms. ...
Tree lighting in Wartrace (12/07/16)
The Town of Wartrace held a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony on Friday. Townspeople gathered outside the fire hall by candlelight. Some of the children participating in the ceremony posed in Town Hall with Mayor Thomas Hurt. (Submitted photos)
Program pairs students and books (12/04/16)
Excitement was in the air at Southside as the first graders in Shelby Johnson's class waited for their special guests to show up on Tuesday morning. Upon arrival, their special visitors, a group of 18 high school students from the Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro, appeared just as excited to be there as their young friends were for them to come...
Shelbyville EGA group decorates 31st tree (12/04/16)
Every year since 1986, the Shelbyville Satellite Group has decorated a Christmas tree at a local bank. This year's tree is at Regions Bank on the corner of Union Street and Main Street. The theme for this year's tree is Tassels and Baubles. A theme is decided late in the year before the tree will be decorated. Group members may use ornaments they already have so long as they fit the theme. Several programs during the year add new designs and techniques for different ornaments...
Blue Monarch dedicates cottages (12/04/16)
Nov. 12 marked a glorious day in the 13-year history of Blue Monarch. Close to 200 friends and family gathered on a beautiful fall afternoon to celebrate the dedication and open house for the Mildred Jacqueline Peters WINGS Community, consisting of four individual cottages with a playground. Each cottage provides independent housing for one mother and her children as they adjust to increased responsibilities while still benefitting from the supportive environment Blue Monarch provides...
Destinations & Diversions: Christmas festivities kick into high gear with parade (12/01/16)
The 43rd Annual Shelbyville Christmas Parade will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday. The parade is sponsored by Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce and the Jaycees. This year's theme will be "Peace On Earth." Local elected officials will collectively serve as the grand marshals for the parade. The rain date for the parade will be Sunday at 2 p.m...
Healthy holiday cooking program (11/30/16)
MMC Weight Loss & Wellness hosted a Cooking Healthy for the Holidays workshop earlier in November. Mitchell Murphree from Five Senses joined Murfreesboro Medical Clinic's Weight Loss & Wellness department in hosting the event. Mitchell instructed the audience on how to prepare several dishes that would leave friends and family feeling guilt free when dining without compromising the deliciousness that is so anticipated this time of year...
Open House announced (11/30/16)
The following business Holiday Open House has been announced: Cheese Barn will have an open house on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Backwoods Smoke Stack will be cooking and selling wings, pork sandwiches and pulled pork by the pound...
Sandals Resorts recognizes Two Sisters Travel agency (11/29/16)
Two Sisters Travel Co. has become a Preferred Sandals Agency (PSA), joining an elite group of travel agencies recognized by Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts as experts in the Caribbean's Luxury Included Resorts. To become a Preferred Sandals Agency, travel agencies must undergo rigorous training including having half of their staff become CSS certified, and spending many hours in the Caribbean, experiencing and learning about the properties firsthand. ...
Day care around the clock (11/29/16)
Restoration Station day care wants the public to know it can provide child care any time -- literally. Life Restoration Church, 2011 S. Cannon Blvd., has operated the day care since May. Dana Williams, wife of the pastor, the Rev. Randy Williams, runs Restoration Station...
Sunday Conversation: George takes charge of cemeteries (11/27/16)
Mike George is the new sexton for the city of Shelbyville, making him the man responsible for maintenance of city-owned cemeteries such as Willow Mount. George has served as acting sexton after long-time sexton Jakie Carter became sick and died. If you have someone to nominate for Sunday Conversation email sfowler@t-g.com...
Holiday tables made easy (11/27/16)
University of Tennessee Extension Agent Whitney Danhof provided the program for the Shelbyville Woman's Club at their Nov. 9 meeting. Her presentation was how to create holiday table settings using simple elements. "I like to use the things that I have in different ways," she said...
Bank helps with Stones River trip (11/25/16)
Kari Tisma's fifth grade class at Eakin Elementary traveled to Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro as part of its studies of the Civil War. First Community Bank sponsored the trip, and the students made a "thank you" banner to recognize the bank's contribution. (Submitted photo)
Holiday open house (11/24/16)
Bedford Drugs will hold a holiday open house on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Modern Woodmen members honor a hometown hero (11/24/16)
Local volunteer Rickey Lamb of Unionville was recently recognized for countless hours of service to the community during a Modern Woodmen of America member event on Oct. 13. Lamb was honored through Modern Woodmen's Hometown Hero Program for his service to our country and his continued volunteer efforts in the community...
4K becoming more affordable (11/24/16)
This isn't a year of dramatic new breakthroughs in home entertainment, said Mark Kincaid of Kincaid Service Company, but rather a year when existing improvements like 4K are becoming more affordable and filtering down to less-expensive TV sets. The term 4K refers to an ultra-high-resolution picture, dramatically better than the formats that came before it...
Norah meets Dan, and changes his world (11/24/16)
The day before my daughter Norah's fourth birthday, she foreshadowed a remarkable event. I'd just picked her up from preschool when she cautioned me to mind the elderly person walking across the parking lot at a glacier's pace...
School bus driver helps seniors create (11/24/16)
Carol and Taylor Reynolds have been coming to Shelbyville & Bedford County Senior Citizens Center for about two years now. On one of their early visits, they came for lunch on a Friday and asked what activities were available. At the time, there were no scheduled activities on Friday...
Ex-Motlow professor Reddick to speak on Pulitzer-nominated novel (11/20/16)
Dr. Niles Reddick, a former member of the Motlow State Community College faculty, will return to the Moore County campus for a book signing and reception from 11 a.m.-noon on Monday. Reddick will speak to multiple Motlow classes during the morning hours before locating in the Clayton-Glass Library Jeannie Motlow Reading Room at 11 a.m. He will speak about, and possibly read from, his latest novel, "Drifting Too Far From the Shore," followed by a book signing and reception.
Sunday Conversation: Sarah Insell, wingin' it 100 percent (11/20/16)
Sarah Insell of Shelbyville is a mother of three wonderful children, Carter, 6 Caroline, 5 and Charles, 3. She was born and raised in Bedford County. Sarah graduated from The Webb School, runs a business with her husband Tom Insell, enjoys attending sports events with her family -- her father-in-law is MTSU women's basketball coach Rick Insell -- attending horse shows, and playing golf...

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