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Saturday, July 4, 2015
Poll
For people who live in residential areas, what's your attitude towards fireworks?
 The more the merrier -- it's just fun!
 I don't mind them on the actual holiday, but am annoyed when they're fired off on other days
 They're a nuisance and only professional displays should be allowed

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Shelbyville park's July 4 activities canceled (07/03/15)
All Independence Day activities planned for H.V. Griffin Park on July 4, including the fireworks show have been canceled due to expected weather conditions. The forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday and Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service...
A time for tradition: Speakers at rally urge kind action (07/02/15)
One after another, speakers at Wednesday night's God and Country rally urged listeners to firmly stand up for traditional beliefs -- but do so with kindness. "The suppression of truth and the oppression of lies" is spreading across America, said keynote speaker Jason Daughdrill of Gateway Church...
City taxes could rise (07/02/15)
Next Thursday, Shelbyville council members will vote on a possible property tax increase to $1.81 per $100 of assessed value. The current rate is $1.65. The public will also get to have its say about the proposed increase during a public hearing set for 6 p.m. in the courtroom at the Shelbyville police department...
Church holds annual veterans luncheon (07/02/15)
Local veterans were treated to a free barbecue lunch Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church. The church held its annual lunch for veterans prior to the parade and rally Wednesday evening. Veterans received a free hat and lapel pin. David Coffey delivered a prayer before the meal. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Then, the Rev. Tom Henry, pastor of Calvary Baptist, welcomed the crowd...
Unplanned pit stop (07/02/15)
Saturday was a muddy day for brothers Angel and Anthony Silva as the two found themselves in over their heads -- almost. Venturing down to Duck River through one of the river accesses on U.S. 41-A South, Angel Silva decided to drive his Jeep down one of the side roads. Due to Friday's heavy rains, the standing water was a little deeper than Angel anticipated. Fortunately, after a little help from his brother Anthony, Angel was able to make his way from the watery pit, motor still running...
Dogs' view of fireworks: Scary (07/02/15)
The Independence Day holiday weekend means fireworks -- lots of fireworks. And that can mean trouble for pet owners. Jack Cooper, director of Bedford County Animal Control, says that there's a measurable increase in runaway pets around the holiday, as normally-homebound pets frightened and disoriented by the noise of fireworks go missing...
Volunteers sought for Medicare program (07/02/15)
Volunteers are being sought for a statewide program that provides free and objective counseling to people about Medicare and related health insurance. The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) / Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) answers questions about original Medicare; Advantage plans; prescription drug plans; supplements; Medicare fraud and abuse; Medicare Covered Preventive Services; being under 65 and having Medicare; financial assistance with Medicare premiums, deductibles and copays; and much more.. ...
Unbelted travelers face higher fines (07/02/15)
Failing to wear your seat belt or to have the proper car insurance has just gotten more expensive, according to Circuit Court Clerk Michelle Murray. New laws which took effect July 1 raise the fines for seat belt offenses from $10 for a first offense and $20 for a second or later offense to $25 for a first offense and $50 for second or later offenses. That's more than double...
'Leap second' has little effect (07/02/15)
Only a handful of computer networks were affected by "leap second" Tuesday night, although some prominent websites and some users of Android smartphones reported problems. The atomic clocks which are now used as the standard for official time were adjusted by a second at midnight Tuesday, to account for a slight difference between the earth's rotation -- which is slowing down over time -- and the time as measured by advanced scientific devices...
Benefiting Relay (07/02/15)
Allen McBee holds up the "Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible" he won during a raffle last month to benefit Relay For Life. The Times-Gazette Press Power Relay team raffled the Bibles for charity after the books were donated by Thomas Nelson Publishers. (Submitted photo)
New sidewalk work continues (07/02/15)
The old cracked concrete sidewalk beside the Capri Theatre is being replaced with a new brick walkway by employees of Curl Construction and David Robinson Concrete, It's just one section of Phase I of rehab for downtown Shelbyville's sidewalks. Next week, work will begin on Depot Street, and the project will also include Brittain and Holland streets on the east side of downtown, with crosswalk and accessibility improvements to be made at four intersections within the area. (T-G Photo by Brian Mosely)
Mustang race halted by officers (07/02/15)
Two men were stopped for allegedly racing their Ford Mustangs at extremely high speeds on U.S. 231 North late Tuesday night, police said. A Mustang driven by Nicholas Guarnieri was clocked at 105 mph and one driven by James Timberlake at 98 mph by Sgt, Gregg Loyd, according to his report...
DAR donates lineage books to library (07/02/15)
On June 26, the Shelby Chapter DAR met at the new Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library with Rita Allen, director. They presented the two volume collection from DAR members throughout Tennessee about their great-great grandmothers who lived in pioneer Tennessee. ...
No tax hike for Cascade: Commissioners hold rate steady (07/01/15)
Bedford County Board of Commissioners, in a special called end-of-fiscal year meeting, decided not to increase the property tax rate by 35 cents to get a faster start on construction of a new Cascade High School. Commissioners approved county budgets and kept the current tax rate, $2.27 per $100 assessed value, as the old fiscal year drew to a close Tuesday night. Today, July 1, begins a new state and local fiscal year...
Flume collapse cause remains undetermined (07/01/15)
Engineers and Shelbyville public works officials continue to seek the cause of the collapse of a section of the underground flume system on May 30. The flume has been surveyed from Big Springs Shopping Center to Duck River, public works director Mark Clanton told City Council members Tuesday night...
T-G's Morris Winfrey has seen many changes in 50 years (07/01/15)
Morris Winfrey has been making the Times-Gazette a fun place to work for five decades. In other words, Winfrey has been cutting up with his co-workers and newspaper vendors and customers for half a century. The T-G held a reception Tuesday to honor Winfrey's milestone. Bedford County Mayor Eugene Ray presented him with a proclamation to mark the occasion, using words like "Dedicated employee. Loyal employee. Outstanding achievement."...
Woman pulled by hair from home, hit with pistol (07/01/15)
A man who allegedly pulled a woman to his truck by her hair, fired his pistol and threatened to shoot her neighbor Sunday night faces multiple charges. Jeffrey Wayne Haithcote, 52, of Highway 64 East arrived at a Cliffside Avenue home after 11 p.m. Sunday and insisted the woman leave with him, Shelbyville police said. The woman had hidden from him and called friends to pick her up after an argument at an Interstate 24 exit early Sunday morning, she told police...
Local graduate makes art donation (07/01/15)
Local artist and 2015 Shelbyville Central High School graduate Amellaly Lopez recently donated a few pieces of her original art work to Assistant Principal Michael McCoin at the CTE Annex at Central High School. Amellaly is a member of DECA and the Art Society at Central and has had her artwork displayed locally at the Fly Arts Center in Shelbyville. Her donated artwork will be displayed in various classrooms at the Annex. (Submitted photo)
Driver suffers 'just a scratch' after accident (06/30/15)
The driver of this truck suffered only a scratch on his forehead after losing control Sunday morning on U.S. 231 South at Chestnut Ridge. Nothamma Vong Pradith, 28, of Antioch told State Trooper Wesley Vick he was northbound when he ran off the shoulder on a sharp curve at the midway point of the steep area, hit his brakes and began sliding.The corn-loaded truck's cab, right, was totally smashed. (T-G Photos by David Melson)
Canine carnival will be a howl (06/30/15)
Shelbyville's animal control will be holding its first Canine Carnival & Adoption Day at the Celebration grounds on Saturday, July 11. From 9 a.m. and running until 2 p.m., local veterinarians will be providing rabies shots for only $10, and pony rides will be available for the kids...
Notice from the top: TCAT-S program honored at White House (06/30/15)
The Computer Information Technology program at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology -- Shelbyville was recognized at the White House today along with other winners of the 2014 "Excellence in Action" award given by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium...
It's the law: New rules begin July 1 (06/30/15)
July 1 is the start of the new state fiscal year, and for that reason it's often chosen by state legislators as the date for new state laws to take effect. Here, based on a list submitted by State Rep. Pat Marsh, are just some of the new laws taking effect on Wednesday:...
County jobless rate up to 6.5 percent (06/30/15)
Bedford County's jobless rate rose in May to 6.5 percent, according to preliminary figures released by the state. According to labor force estimates compiled by the department of labor and workforce development, the county had 18,620 working out of 19,910 people, with an estimated 1,290 without a job...
Starting fresh (06/30/15)
The 18th annual Duck River cleanup took place Saturday. Co-sponsored by the Shelbyville Bedford County Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee, Rotary Club and the Duck River Development agency, the Duck River Cleanup raises awareness for the importance of the river's quality and scenic appeal. Listed as the No. 2 aquatic hot spot in the nation by the Nature Conservancy's "Rivers of Life," the Duck River is considered the most biologically diverse river in North America...
Intoxicated robbery victim hardly remembers it (06/30/15)
A neighbor was able to tell Shelbyville police details of a robbery the intoxicated victim says he can hardly remember. The man who said he was robbed of $1,500 at his Bird Street home Saturday night told police he only recalls his shirt being ripped off...