Susan Patricia Hamilton (10/21/16)
Susan Patricia Hamilton, 54, of Shelbyville died Thursday, October 20, 2016.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
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Susan Patricia Hamilton (10/21/16)
Susan Patricia Hamilton, 54, of Shelbyville died Thursday, October 20, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
Now, the people talk (10/21/16)
As of 12:15 Thursday, after a day and a half of early voting, a total of 1,382 Bedford County residents had gone to polls to cast ballots in the Nov. 8 general election -- a strong and steady turnout that's roughly equal to the number of people who cast ballots in the entire early voting period for the August election...
Meal, auction will benefit Smotherman (10/21/16)
A benefit will be held tonight for Bryan Smotherman, who is being treated for lupus and is out of work. The event will feature barbecue and hot dogs for dinner. It will run from 6-9 p.m. at the Bedford County Agricultural Center. Shirley Wheeler and The Golden Girls will host the benefit singing and auction, according to the event's Facebook page. Performers will include Souldiers of the Cross and One Voice...
Book sale browser (10/21/16)
Al Rogers browses through books for sale Monday at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library, which is holding its annual book sale through Saturday, Oct. 29. Rogers said he was looking especially for books by William W. Johnstone. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
Money taken from car on White Street (10/21/16)
Money was taken from an unlocked vehicle at a White Street residence between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday, police were told. Approximately $30 in bills and change are missing, the victim said. A "slight smell" of marijuana led to the arrest on drug charges of a man stopped for allegedly not dimming his vehicle's lights for an oncoming officer Thursday morning...
AT&T donates to Motlow, other community colleges (10/21/16)
AT&T announced Wednesday a $5,000 contribution to Motlow State Community College to support non-traditional, underserved students preparing for high-skill jobs requiring technology-based skills in Tennessee community colleges. The donation will fund scholarships to help students begin a path toward completing their college degrees. The contribution was presented at Motlow State...
Broadband program at Rotary (10/21/16)
Josh Lynch presented a program on his company, Athena Broadband, to Rotary Club of Shelbyville on Oct. 12. Lynch described the firm's products and services and spoke on ways to bring broadband to rural areas. (Submitted photo)
Jail decision down to 3 possibilities (10/20/16)
Bedford County Board of Commissioners' courthouse and property committee voted Tuesday night to recommend a short list of three jail sites -- Hart's Chapel Road, Green Lane and Madison Street -- to the full county commission. The committee eliminated the fourth site it had been considering, the former Shelbyville Central High School on Elm Street, and was not swayed by the most recent pitch for the Deery/Depot site favored by downtown merchants...
Educators' insurance data illegally released (10/20/16)
The Bedford County school system has responded to a breach of employees' health insurance information, Superintendent Don Embry told the Times-Gazette. The system sent letters last week to current and recently departed employees announcing that some of their data was accidentally disclosed earlier this year as part of a lawsuit. The violation allegedly was a breach of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)...
Neighbor fired up over firing range (10/20/16)
A neighbor of the county-owned, city-managed firing range used by law enforcement for training purposes has complained about the noise from the facility. The firing range is located near the county tire disposal facility on State Route 82 near the Duck River south of Shelbyville...
Ghost story, drawing winners (10/20/16)
Stephanie Anderson, 18, a Community High student, won the adult division of the Times-Gazette's ghost story contest. Ava Perryman, 10, who attends Southside Elementary, was the winner of our spooky drawing contest. Both received $25 gift cards. (T-G Photos by John I. Carney)
Fall fashion preview (10/20/16)
The Shelbyville Woman's Club was treated to a special fall fashion program during its October meeting recently, held at the River Bend Country Club. More photos will appear in an upcoming Times-Gazette. Back row, from left: Kay Simmons, Rachel Arnold, Iris Schuman, Sydney Langford; and, front row: Pam Ingraham, Frances Baucom, Jennifer Jordan Thompson, Abi Armstrong, Becky Cortner, and Suly Soto. (T-G Photo by Libby Covington)
Fired Tyson employee returns to eat (10/20/16)
A former Tyson Foods employee has been charged with theft of services and criminal trespassing after allegedly stealing food from the cafeteria. Hunter Keatts was fired Sept. 21, but failed to turn in his badges, entered illegally and ate approximately $180 worth of food in the cafeteria on "multiple occasions between Sept. 24 and Oct. 17, a Shelbyville police report said...
Wartrace announces decorating contest (10/20/16)
Residents within the city limits of Wartrace are being encouraged to decorate their homes for Christmas and become eligible for cash prizes in a contest sponsored by Wartrace Chamber of Commerce. Judges from the chamber will be looking for originality in displaying the Christmas spirit and will award $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. ...
Walk helps patients with autoimmune disease (10/20/16)
This is the sixth year for the national MG Walks to benefit the mission of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America and the MG patient community. The local walk will be Saturday, Nov. 12 at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville. The MG Walk is an opportunity for those who live with MG in the community to gather together in support, and in some cases, meet someone with their same disease for the very first time, according to a press release from the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.. ...
Thank you, Ike: World War II pilot served nation, hometown (10/19/16)
Ike Farrar was fond of quoting two lines from Rudyard Kipling's poem "Recessional": "Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet / Lest we forget -- lest we forget!" To him, it represented the importance of remembering the hard-fought struggle for freedom, the lives lost, the lives forever altered...
Here's your chance to be a substitute (10/19/16)
The Bedford County Board of Education heard an update Tuesday on outsourced substitute teaching. In August, the board voted to outsource substitutes to a company called WillSub. The one-year contract started this month. Bernie Pelc, WillSub's president, said the company's No. 1 issue is finding enough subs...
Officer cleared in death (10/19/16)
The police officer who shot and killed a suspect aiming a gun at him Aug. 24 has been exonerated by the October term of the Bedford County grand jury. Lt. Fred Harvey of the Shelbyville Police Department was leading a group of officers into an East Lane Street travel trailer where Jeffrey Darren Hosea, 53, was holding his teenage son at gunpoint, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Shelbyville police...
Weekend work to impact North Main (10/19/16)
The North Main Street widening project will impact traffic this weekend by forcing road closures and shifting lanes. North Main at the Madison Street intersection will be completely closed to traffic Friday from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday, Shelbyville City Manager Jay Johnson said. The intersection will close during the same hours Saturday night-Sunday morning...
T-G's Bedford Life next edition near! (10/19/16)
The second edition of the Times-Gazette's new magazine Bedford Life, which premiered this past spring, will publish next month. Bedford Life is a glossy magazine featuring the best of local features and is included within the circulation base of T-G readers...
T-G supports local cancer foundation (10/19/16)
Tuesday the Times-Gazette presented it's pledge to match the first six "Real Men Wear Pink" $100 donations to the Bedford Cancer Foundation to support local cancer patients. The T-G set up the "Real Men Wear Pink" promotion during its Chamber coffee on Tuesday, Oct.4. ...
Spooky drawing contest winner 2016 (10/19/16)
Ava Perryman, 10, a student at Southside Elementary, was the winner of this year's Spooky Drawing contest. Ava used a mixed-media approach on her drawing, which made it stand out from others; she did the original drawing in pencil, then scanned it in and added color on the computer. There was nothing in the rules prohibiting this, and the result was quite original and striking. Perryman also wrote a story to accompany the drawing, but we treated that as an entry in our ghost story contest and did not consider it as part of this entry.
Ghost story winner: 'A Friend' (10/19/16)
My family is gone. Dead. My mother, my stepfather, my baby brother. He killed them all. And it's all my fault. Why is he obsessed with me? All these years I thought he was harmless, that he in no way could kill anyone. Oh, how I was wrong...
'The Jack' heats up Lynchburg this Saturday (10/19/16)
Barbecue teams from around the world are preparing to smoke, season and sear their way to a chance to be named the Grand Champion at the 28th Annual Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue in historic Lynchburg on Saturday. Judges and mre than 25,000 fans will join competitive barbecue's best of the best as they compete for the coveted title of Grand Champion in what is widely considered the world's most prestigious barbecue competition...
TNReady to start counting toward high school grades (10/19/16)
At the State Board of Education meeting Friday, officials announced a proposal to phase TNReady scores into high school student grades over the next three years as the state continues to transition to a new, more rigorous test that is better aligned to breadth and depth of the standards in Tennessee...