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Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
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Husband-wife duo release album 'Walk'
Family and music are both a way of life for Christian duo Grayson/Reed, and they wouldn't have it any other way as they have found a certain balance in their lives. Husband and wife duo Molly Reed and Mike Grayson released their new CD "Walk" on Friday, just shy of their fourth anniversary in February...
Who knows you best?
Have you ever had a close friend you thought you knew so well until, well, you got to know them? Then, suddenly this person reveals their true colors and you become so irritated you can hardly stand being in the same room with them, let alone calling them your close friend?...
Holy Land trip to be exciting
The last week of this month my wife and I will be going to Israel for a tour of the Holy Land. We will be going with a group of 16 people from Bedford County led by Pastor Ron Adams. This will be Bro. Ron's 11th trip to Israel. So we are looking forward to visiting the Holy Land under the leadership of someone who is very familiar with the sights and sounds of these ancient lands...
New uses for used items
Repurpose. I like that word. For some reason it just sounds more friendly and cheerful than the word "recycle." Don't get me wrong. I wholeheartedly endorse recycling and saving the planet. It just seems as if I repurpose, then there might be a more immediately observable benefit than if I recycle. Your library has plenty of books to inspire you to find new functions for old things. I like "Restore, Recycle, and Repurpose: Create a beautiful home," by Randy Florke...
Revolutionary iPhone introduced decade ago
This week, and you may have seen this reported on elsewhere, is the 10th anniversary of Steve Jobs' introduction of the Apple iPhone. The TWiT newtork was showing a little bit of that introduction on Sunday, and it shows what a showman Jobs could be at such events. ...
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.
Tullahoma native relishes mission with Seabees (01/20/17)
PORT HUENEME, California -- "We Build, We Fight" has been the motto of the U. S. Navy's Construction Force, known as the "Seabees", for the past 75 years. Tullahoma native and Tullahoma High School graduate, Lt. Matthew Harley, builds and fights around the world as a member of a naval construction battalion center located in Port Hueneme, California...
Destinations & Diversions: From LEGO blocks to wedding dresses (01/19/17)
VFW Post 5019, 1320 Wartrace Pike, will host its monthly live music event Saturday from 6-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30. Features James Smotherman & Friends. Bring your instrument (for guitars, only acoustic). Admission is $3. Other places to jam this week:...
Hospice program to hold open house (01/18/17)
Compassus, a company providing hospice services to areas including Bedford County, will host an open house on Thursday, Jan. 26, at its location in Tullahoma, 1805 North Jackson Street, Suite 11. This free event, which will run from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., is open to the public and will provide an overview of hospice and palliative care, including services, benefits, eligibility and coverage. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions regarding these types of care...
Ring's back home again (01/15/17)
Not everyone has a scuba diver on speed dial, but last October Heather Smith was sure glad her husband, Tim, did. It had been a rough first year of marriage, as so many first years are, so Heather and Tim decided to take some time to regroup with a picnic at the Turkey Creek entrance of Tims Ford Lake. Talking about their future and how many kids they would have, Heather recalled and set in motion a game she had seen on the internet that involved a strand of hair and her engagement ring...
Super selfie (01/15/17)
Bedford County School Superintendent Don Embry poses for a selfie with students during a Youth Leadership Bedford event earlier this week. Bedford County schools will be highlighted soon in our special Honor Roll section, which is scheduled to publish Feb. 5. Schools wishing to submit content for that section should email tgnews@t-g.com or call 684-1200. (Submitted photo)
AEDC leader named top regional manager (01/12/17)
Marilyn Graves, a Capital Improvements project manager for the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Aeropropulsion Combined Test Force, was named 2016 Project Manager of the Year by the Southern Middle Tennessee Branch of the Project Management Institute Chattanooga Chapter...
Destinations & Diversions: Remembrance, nostalgia are among weekend themes (01/12/17)
The fourth annual Black History poster contest and Martin Luther King Jr. Day Luncheon will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Shelbyville Recreation Center. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Randall Webster of Woodfork Chapel AME. The theme is "A Legacy of Strength: A Future of Hope." Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. For more information, call 685-4200 or 684-7349...
MMC expands endovascular services (01/11/17)
Beginning January 2017, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic will open the most advanced outpatient endovascular lab in the region. This addition will allow MMC's Vascular Surgery and Vein Center to better serve their patients and the community...
Fast Pace offers new health care option in Shelbyville (01/11/17)
Shelbyville has a new business for those needing urgent care. Fast Pace Urgent Care is now open at 1401 N. Main St. The business is more than a walk-in clinic, although it includes that service, said spokeswoman Nikki Hammond. Urgent care provides procedures such as stitches and X-rays...
Learning to fly (01/08/17)
When I awoke from the coma, I couldn't open my eyes. My right eyelid was paralyzed, and the left was too weak to raise. All I could hear from my right ear was the sound of wind, but my left ear could hear much more; strange voices, people walking and clattering medical equipment. The ICU can be a noisy place in any hospital; Nashville General was no exception...
Sunday Conversation: Todd has experienced much of the best life has to offer (01/08/17)
T-G: Tell us a bit about growing up in Shelbyville. Todd: I was born in Nashville and grew up in Shelbyville until I was 10. We lived right across the street from my grandparents, Bose and Mary Ann Buchanan, which was pretty neat as a kid. My Dad then got a job transfer to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, around 1988 and we moved there for three years.
Destinations & Diversions: Give blood, draw a poster, or take the stage (01/05/17)
Auditions for The Fly Arts Center's spring play, "Moonlight & Magnolias," will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, and 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at The Fly, 204 S. Main Street. The play, by Ron Hutchinson, is a farcical comedy based on true-life events. Producer David O. ...
Flat Creek UMC Christmas program (01/05/17)
Pictured is the Flat Creek United Methodist Church musical Christmas program during the Christmas day service. In no particular order are: Gillian Leverett, guitar; Jasmine, Jordan and Noela Suarez; Cheyenne, Savanna and Madeline Adams and Maebry Long. Not shown is Kristianna Leverette, who directed the program. (Submitted photo)
Hairy or shaven pharmacist? You pick (01/01/17)
You can vote on seeing a trimmed Tripp York or a hairy Tripp York and help charity all at the same time. The Bedford Drug pharmacist has sported a bushy beard and mustache since Halloween 2015 when he participated in No-Shave November. No-Shave November, or Movember, is an annual initiative where men grow mustaches for a month to raise awareness of cancer...
Sunday Conversation: Pastor loves every second in his church (01/01/17)
Randy Williams is senior pastor of Life Restoration Church and is a husband and a father. The church is renaming its sanctuary as the Tree of Life during a ceremony today. Got a suggestion for Sunday Conversation? E-mail it to sfowler@t-g.com. ...
Nan's tea buns -- better than biscuits (12/25/16)
Food often has a way of working itself around the world in strange ways. There's something about food -- cooking and recipes -- that has much more meaning than simply tasting good, filling us up, or energizing us. Yes, the purpose of food is vital and it nourishes our bodies and provides pleasure to the taste, but the recipes attached to some of the foods we eat can be so much more important. They often have meaning, provide stories, and keep our loved ones' memories alive...
Sunday Conversation: Howell preserves story of Webb's past (12/25/16)
Susan Howell is an archivist for The Webb School and is a Cascade alum. Got a suggestion for Sunday Conversation? E-mail it to sfowler@t-g.com....
FCB hosts photos with Santa (12/22/16)
First Community Bank hosted photos with Santa on Dec. 10. (T-G Photos by Amy Todd)

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