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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016
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How many Optimist Club donuts do you, personally, consume during the show each year?
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Violent act on shooter's record (08/26/16)
The man shot and killed by a Shelbyville police officer Wednesday night had a record of domestic violence in Rutherford County, court records show, that led to a conviction and approximate 6-month jail sentence in 2014. A family friend of the this man says he was a troubled person who struggled in the past, facing issues such as addiction and domestic violence...
Canadian visitors enjoy show (08/26/16)
Eldred and Shirley Haggerty of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, planned a very special vacation -- a riverboat cruise from Memphis down to New Orleans. But the trip required a 2,000-mile drive from Canada's capital city down to Tennessee. "We love horses," said Eldred on Thursday night, "and we're on our way to Memphis."...
Stewart urges support for area horse industry (08/26/16)
Virginia Stewart is working hard for the Tennessee Walking Horse and she wants everyone, especially the local community, to understand the importance of the breed to Middle Tennessee with a special emphasis. She and her husband, Gene Schaefer, own Evergreen Walking Horse Farm in Bell Buckle. ...
DREMC warns of electric bill scam (08/26/16)
Duck River Electric Membership Corp. is warning its members and others of a new scam which falsely claims to be connected to both DREMC and Walmart. The scheme has been reported in Lincoln County, and DREMC officials say they fear it will be attempted elsewhere...
State: Scams targeting immigrant investors (08/26/16)
The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance's (TDCI) Securities Division joins the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) in issuing an investor fraud alert concerning the federal government's EB-5 Program, an initiative aimed at stimulating the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors...
UPDATED: Officer kills suspect who refuses order to drop weapon (08/25/16)
A Shelbyville police officer shot and killed a man allegedly pointing a gun at him at an East Lane Street residence late Wednesday night. Jeffrey Darren Hosea, 53, had been holding his son at gunpoint, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said....
78th annual Celebration underway (08/25/16)
Although the evening classes do not begin until tonight, The Celebration got off to a busy start Wednesday. Twelve morning classes were held Wednesday inside Calsonic Arena, from Model Pleasure Walking Mares to Owner-Amateur Riders on Country Pleasure Walking Horses, Four Years and Under, Opt. Tack. Results are on Page 6A...
'Officer Cam' feels the love (08/25/16)
A grateful crowd of Community Middle and Elementary students recognized their school's own Cam Farrell last Friday for his honor as Tennessee School Resource Officer of the Year. "Wow, these folks are so good to me and it just makes me want to give my all every chance I get," Farrell, the schools' SRO for five years, said. "The assembly was amazing. I spent most of my time trying not to cry. The love in that gym was unreal."...
Items stolen from former dealership (08/25/16)
Many items including an air conditioner, mini refrigerator, pressure washer, floor jack and two security cameras were taken from the former Fast Track Auto Sales, Madison Street. The items could have been taken at any time over the past several months, police were told. A side door was found open...
'Horses' on display (08/24/16)
Margaret Petty poses with the latest display at the entrance of the Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library. She said the library has created a horse-themed display for at least 20 years during The Celebration. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
TCAT-S sees great future for students (08/24/16)
As part of its larger Welcome Week activities for all students, the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville will hold a special celebration called "My Future's So Bright" to welcome new and returning Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect students to campus at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 19...
More students qualify for scholarship (08/24/16)
Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced Tuesday that newly released data from ACT show that nearly 1,300 more Tennessee public school students became eligible for the HOPE scholarship in 2016 by achieving composite scores of 21 or higher. ...
Higher interest rates lead county to switch banks (08/24/16)
Bedford County government will move its banking business from FirstBank to Pinnacle Financial Partners after taking bids on its business, Finance Director Robert Daniel told members of Bedford County Financial Management Committee on Tuesday night. "This is a very complex bid that we do every three to four years," said Daniel. ...
Medicare program planned Sept. 15 (08/24/16)
SHIP/SMP, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, provides free, unbiased information to people on Medicare and their families. Part of that help is screening people to see if they qualify for the "extra help" program with their prescription drug costs. ...
Be wise while being generous to Louisiana victims, says TEMA (08/24/16)
From the Great Tennessee Flood of 2010 to the many localized disasters since, Tennesseans are very familiar with the great amount of effort needed to help communities and citizens recover from disasters. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is providing guidance and resources on how Tennesseans can provide the most meaningful assistance to those recovering from the severe flooding in Louisiana...
Eye exams should happen throughout school year (08/24/16)
Every child deserves the opportunity to excel in the classroom, and clear vision empowers students to perform up to twice as well in school, according to research from the Rural Education Action Program. In fact, experts at The Vision Council confirm that 80 percent of children's learning occurs through visual processing...
Traffic shift in Murfreesboro (08/24/16)
Bedford County residents who work or shop in Murfreesboro are advised that Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews plan to shift traffic at the intersection of SR 10/96 (Old Fort Parkway /Memorial Boulevard) and SR 1 (Broad Street) this week for the ongoing Bridge Over Broad interchange project...
A new beginning: Ranger T. Walker to be TWHNC flag horse (08/23/16)
A new flag horse will open the action at the 78th annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, which begins this week. Counterfeit Dollar, ridden by Bud Seaton, had been the flag horse for both the Spring Fun Show and the Celebration but was retired earlier this year. The Celebration put out a call for potential replacements...
Bell Buckle fest drums up $$$ for SCHS band (08/23/16)
A day-long festival planned for Sept. 17 in Bell Buckle will raise money for the Shelbyville Central High School band, according to organizer Gina Beatty. The festival will include live music, a children's area, and vendors. It will take place at the Captain Rodney's Stage back behind the main row of storefronts in Bell Buckle...
Two suspects arrested in home, truck burglary (08/23/16)
Two suspects have been charged in the burglary of a vehicle in Beech Grove and a home on Sarvis Ridge Road. David Cash, 30, and Jaime Brazelton, 37, both of Hillsboro, are charged with aggravated burglary and theft. The two allegedly were involved in stealing a briefcase from a truck in Beech Grove and using information from personal documents to break into the owner's home a few days later...
Motlow College welcomes TN Promise/TN Reconnect students (08/23/16)
Motlow State Community College will offer a "sunny" welcome to both new and returning Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect students arriving on campus beginning next week with a special celebration at each of the Motlow State Moore County, Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna campuses...
Webb School enrolls 73 Bedford County students (08/23/16)
Seventy-three Bedford County residents are among 315 students enrolled at The Webb School for the 2016-2017 school year. The number includes 40 from Shelbyville, 25 from Bell Buckle, four from Wartrace, three from Normandy and one from Unionville. Webb began its 147th school year on Aug. 15 with 194 day students and 121 boarding students -- the largest number of boarding students in three decades. The student body represents 14 different countries and 15 U.S. states...
Huge watermelon (08/23/16)
Reagor Newsom displays a 115-pound watermelon he grew at his home in southern Bedford County. He said it's a Carolina Cross variety -- a type he usually doesn't grow -- known for growing to large sizes. (T-G Photo by David Melson)
Sorority awards (08/23/16)
On Aug.17, the Laureate Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi honored two members with the Order of the Rose. This honor was bestowed upon Alice Durio and June McBride. The candidates for this honor are notable for their fideliity to the ideals of Beta Sigma Phi, their industry and their loyal devotion to the organization throughout the whole period of their membership. (Submitted photos)
Sight of a lifetime: Total solar eclipse crosses midstate in 2017 (08/21/16)
Today starts the one-year countdown to a once-in-a-lifetime event for Middle Tennessee. On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will pass across the United States, cutting a swath through Middle and East Tennessee. This will be the first time in a century that the path of a solar eclipse has covered the U.S. from coast to coast, according to the website nationaleclipse.com...