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Friday, May 27, 2016
Jail decision urged soon (05/27/16)
In a nearly two-hour study session Thursday night, Bedford County Board of Commissioners' courthouse and property committee, along with other county officials and concerned citizens, continued the discussion of what to do about the county jail and judicial system...
Officers halt attempt to pass pot into jail (05/27/16)
A man allegedly attempted to pass marijuana through a broken window of Bedford County Jail before he was stopped by officers Wednesday night. "I can't put it in the window because two cops are watching," Brian Keith March, 46, of Parker Road allegedly said on his cellphone, overheard by approaching officers David Curley and Jody Shelton...
Start of summer (05/27/16)
Chloe Thomas and Ashlynd Neihaus, who will be freshmen at Shelbyville Central High this fall, enjoy the beginning of summer break with a homemade slip-n-slide. (Photo by Tina Corley)
Outdoor shooting ranges won't fly within city (05/27/16)
The Shelbyville Planning Commission considered several items during a meeting Thursday. Commissioners considered a potential zoning amendment on whether to allow indoor or outdoor shooting ranges within the city limits. After much discussion, the consensus seemed to be that ranges should not be allowed outdoors...
Wreaths will salute vets at cemetery (05/27/16)
The Christmas season is many months away, but a local committee is already making plans for an observance to remember veterans during the holidays. Tim Estes is working to organize a local observance affiliated with the nationwide "Wreaths Across America" program. A ceremony will be held Dec. 17 at Calvary Baptist Church, followed by the placing of Christmas wreaths on the graves of veterans at Willow Mount Cemetery...
Webb hosts eighth-grade graduation (05/27/16)
Middle School students from The Webb School came together for a special ceremony on May 13. The event included the presentation of traditional and special awards, a declamation contest and the eighth grade graduation. Seven Bedford County students, Anna Allison, Charlee Davis, Olivia Greer, Noah Jolley, Allison LeMaster, Kat Pugh and Lily Walker, were among the eighth-graders honored...
Speeding biker can't overcome nearby neighbors' teamwork (05/27/16)
The man who sped from two pursuing Shelbyville police officers on a motorcycle Wednesday morning thought he'd gotten away. He didn't. Two residents of a subdivision told officers where police say Eric Michael Rogers, 26, of Gordon Road turned and attempted to hide his black 2008 Yamaha R6 sports bike...
New pavilion dedicated (05/27/16)
The Shelbyville Parks & Recreation Department dedicated a new pavilion Wednesday at Never Rest Park. The structure is compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Garden club meeting is 'berry' good (05/27/16)
Shelbyville Garden Club held its May meeting at Valley Home Farm in Wartrace, then went to Bell Buckle Café for lunch. Plans were made for National Garden Week in June.
Plea deal nets abuser prison term (05/26/16)
A woman accused of torturing a 9-year-old girl last year accepted a plea bargain as the third day of her trial was set to begin Wednesday in Circuit Court. Rochelle Clayton, 39, accepted a 20-year-sentence to be served at 85 percent. Clayton has been jailed since her arrest in March 2015...
Farmer's markets bloom onto scene (05/26/16)
Summer time means it's farmer's market time in Shelbyville and Bell Buckle. The Bell Buckle Farmer's Market will open Friday from 3-6 p.m. and will run weekly through October, said the town's vice mayor, Jenny Hunt. The market will be held across the street from Town Hall by Southern Charm. Locally grown vegetables, baked goods and gourmet coffees will be offered...
Searching for Sky: Owners worry as dog disappears from city shelter (05/26/16)
Where is Sky? The anxious family of Sky, a dog missing when his owner went to pick him up Monday morning from Shelbyville's city animal shelter, wonders not only where and how he is, but why he disappeared. Sky, described by owner Chase May as a "full-blooded blue heeler that looks like a German Shepherd," was taken to Shelbyville Animal Control early Sunday night following a complaint from a Earnhart Street neighbor...
Changes ahead for adult education (05/26/16)
The woman who has been executive director of adult education in Bedford and two other counties reported on dramatic changes to the way the program is organized during a report Wednesday morning to Shelbyville Rotary Club. Until 2013, each county in Tennessee could manage its own adult education program. In 2013, the programs were consolidated by the state, and Bedford County's program won a contract to manage a three-county area consisting of Bedford, Coffee and Warren counties...
Barton wins Lynch art award (05/26/16)
Davin Lynch was a fifth grade student at Southside Elementary from kindergarten until Christmas break 2015, his fifth grade year, when he was killed in a traffic accident. Davin was so passionate about art that the Davin Lynch Memorial Art Award was set up in his memory...
State archive documents World War I lost (05/26/16)
As Memorial Day approaches, the Tennessee State Library & Archives is commemorating the 100-year anniversary of World War I by launching a new digital collection on TeVA (Tennessee Virtual Archive). The Tennessee World War I Gold Star Records, 1918-1924 is a memorial collection honoring Tennessee servicemen who died during the Great War. Soldiers' records offer insights into early 20th century life and the loss experienced by servicemen and their families...
North Main relief by August? (05/25/16)
All five lanes of North Main Street will be open -- though not totally complete -- by the first week of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in late August. At least, that's the latest word from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, according to City Manager Jay Johnson and Public Works Director Eric Pierce...
Splash of Color: Gardens, landscapes stand out in annual tour (05/25/16)
Plans are underway for a self-guided tour of some of the area's prettiest gardens and landscapes. The Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber's Beautification Committee is organizing the Treasured Gardens and Creative Landscapes tour, scheduled for June 4 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m...
Cascade sewage service unsure (05/25/16)
Architect John Davis told Bedford County Financial Management Committee on Tuesday that he has met with engineers representing the Town of Bell Buckle but hasn't yet gotten a final answer on whether or not the town can or will provide sewer service to the new Cascade High School...
Camper catches fire (05/25/16)
Leo Wilcox of Bedford County Fire Department sprays what's left of a camper trailer that caught fire in the back yard of the Todd Sudberry home on Fox Run Road early Tuesday afternoon. Sudberry said he didn't know how the fire started. Flames singed one side of a nearby outbuilding before firefighters arrived. (T-G Photo by David Melson)
Mobile home, car possibly hit by arson (05/25/16)
One room of a vacant mobile home on Sims Road burned Friday, and Shelbyville police say arson is possible. A neighbor reported the blaze at 11:26 p.m. The mobile home had been moved to the property approximately 6 weeks ago and was not connected to a power source, according to police...
Celebrate College Savings Day by visiting science center (05/25/16)
This Sunday, May 29, the TNStars College Savings 529 Program is teaming up with Adventure Science Center. May 29 has been nationally recognized as 529 College Savings Day, a way to raise awareness of the importance of saving early for college while your child is still young. TNStars is celebrating by offering fun family deals at venues around the state and extra incentives to help families save more...
Webb dedicates Residential Village (05/25/16)
Webb's Residential Village -- two dorms and a student center -- was dedicated on April 29. Meadows Hall is on the left, and Wendel Haynes Hall is on the right, with the student center between them. Phil Coop, a 1966 graduate, member of board of trustees, former chair and Moving Our Tradition Forward campaign co-chair, announces that fundraising is under way to name the student center in honor of Dorothy Elkins, standing at right.The Webb School's newly completed Residential Village, Phase I -- a $5.4 million project that includes two dorms and a student center -- was dedicated on April 29 during the school's 2016 annual reunion. ...
Work well performed: Wartrace town recorder steps down for family (05/24/16)
Laura Gentry will be retiring soon from her position as Wartrace town recorder. A constant flow of folks showed their support and appreciation for her efforts over the last 19 years at a town hall reception Sunday. "Wartrace is a better town now because of her," Mayor Thomas Hurt stated, "She has put in many years of tireless hours and dedicated work to make this a better community."...
911 needs studied by city council (05/24/16)
The Shelbyville City Council held its second in a series of budget hearings on Monday. Line items were discussed regarding police and public works, among others. Some of the discussion centered on 911 needs and whether the city would take over dispatch duties from the county 911 center...
Edwards enters race for state representative (05/24/16)
Sharon Kay Edwards of Shelbyville has announced her candidacy for the 62nd District State House of Representatives seat in the Aug. 4 Democratic primary. Edwards is children's services coordinator for the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Library. She was previously children's librarian and program coordinator for the Lannon Library in Tullahoma. She is also a former freelance writer for the Times-Gazette...