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Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015
Poll
Do you plan to attend the carnival at this year's Celebration?
 Yes, the carnival only
 Yes, while on my way to or from the horse show
 Some family members will attend the carnival, others the show
 I plan to attend the horse show but not the carnival
 I will not attend either

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Somewhere over the rainbow (08/29/15)
The opening of Saturday night's Celebration performance was accompanied by a rainbow. (T-G Photo by John I. Carney)
Stadium shines in the night (08/29/15)
The action's on at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration each night this week, as the bright beams light up the Shelbyville sky. (T-G Photo by Brian Mosely
Determined to win: City doesn't back down from flume problems (08/29/15)
A setback at the site of Shelbyville's collapsed flume has crews working around the clock this weekend -- keeping a sharp eye on the weather while attempting to stop more groundwater from getting under the tube. "We are not stopping until this is done," public works director Mark Clanton said...
Our TWHNC Souvenir Edition is here (08/28/15)
Look for our 2015 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Souvenir Edition in today's print edition of the T-G; on the Celebration grounds throughout the show; and online at http://shelbyvilletimesgazette.tn.newsme......
Senator: Cut red tape for college entry (08/28/15)
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander met with administrators from colleges around the state Thursday at a roundtable discussion at Motlow to discuss ways to simplify financial aid. Alexander, R-Tennessee, and Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, are sponsors of a bill to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). ...
Commissioners talk needs at annual meeting (08/28/15)
CHAPEL HILL -- County commissioners from throughout southern Middle Tennessee were told Thursday night that it's unlikely the General Assembly will take any action soon on the state's highway and infrastructure problems. "I honestly don't think anything is going to happen this year," said Charles Curtiss, executive director of the Tennessee County Commissioners Association (TCCA) and a former state legislator himself, during a TCCA regional meeting held at Henry Horton State Park...
Jobless rate up to 7.7 percent (08/28/15)
The county's jobless rate rose to 7.7 percent in July, according to preliminary numbers relased by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. With a labor force of 19,850, the state reported an estimated 18,310 were working, with 1,530 without a job...
THP plans checkpoints (08/28/15)
Several upcoming safety checkpoints have been announced by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. They include, with approximate dates as listed by the THP: l Driver's license checkpoint, 3 p.m. Sept. 2, on Highway 64 East at the 15 mile marker. l Safety belt checkpoint, 7 p.m. Sept. 9, on Highway 437 (the Shelbyville bypass) at the 1.8 mile marker...
Not a scratch: Retired officer escapes wreck (08/28/15)
A retired Shelbyville police officer escaped a wreck on Shoma Drive Thursday morning without a single injury. Jo Ann Rodgers, 66, who retired from the force in June, said this was her first accident ever. Rogders attempted to exit the vehicle, but was trapped by trees and limbs and had to be helped out by emergency personnel. "I'm blessed," Rogers told the T-G. (T-G Photo by Brian Mosely)
Four-wheeler, guns stolen Tuesday night (08/28/15)
A four-wheeler and guns were stolen from Dick Peebles Stables, Holt Avenue, overnight Tuesday, the Bedford County Sheriff's Office was told. A link was cut out of a fence gate lock to gain entry to the property, the report said. The following were charged since Wednesday by the Bedford County Sheriff's Department, Shelbyville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol or 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force. They are only charged; guilt or innocence will be determined by the courts...
Grant to enable CDC to address autism (08/28/15)
The Community Development Center recently received a $50,000 grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, which awarded funds to various organizations totaling over $1.2 million in its most recent grant cycle. "We are proud to help support 22 local non-profits working to create access to quality, compassionate health services for the community's most vulnerable residents," said President and CEO Dr. ...
Lions hear from library director (08/28/15)
Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library director Rita Allen was the speaker at a recent meeting of Shelbyville Lions Club. She spoke about the library's new facility and the many services it offers, such as 16 computers available for public use, DVDs available for checkout, and a genealogy application. Allen is seen here with club president Bill Dearing. (Submitted photo)
'Like a bomb went off': Collapsed flume destroyed by rushing waters (08/27/15)
"It looks like a bomb went off inside it." That description from public works director Mark Clanton underscores the extent of damage from Sunday's collapse of Shelbyville's underground flume system. Work crews were busy digging early Wednesday morning in the parking lot of the Shelbyville police and fire departments -- and damage to the flume is very apparent...
Wheel tax details to be studied (08/27/15)
Bedford County Financial Management Committee will hold a study session on Monday to discuss specifics for a proposed county wheel tax, after receiving background information on the tax during its regular monthly meeting, which was held Tuesday. Commissioners believe some sort of additional revenue will be necessary to fund a new jail and a new Cascade High School, and want to put a wheel tax proposal before voters during the March election. ...
State students show slight gain on ACT (08/27/15)
Tennessee public high school students showed a slight gain statewide on the ACT, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Education. For the third straight year, Tennessee public high school students improved on the ACT, administered to all students statewide, according to a press release from the Tennessee Department of Education. The average composite increased from 19.3 last year to 19.4 this year, adding to what has been a three-year pattern of growth for the state...
Morning read (08/27/15)
Billy Coker of Olive Branch, Kentucky, sits beside his camper at the Celebration reading a walking horse magazine Wednesday morning. Coker used to show horses but is not at the present, and has been coming to the Celebration for over 40 years. (T-G Photo by Jim Davis)
Jernigan family donates sign to Wartrace gathering place (08/27/15)
The site of Bedford County's oldest horse show now has a new sign. Jernigan Field is the home of both the Wartrace Horse Show, which held its 109th annual event earlier this month, and the Wartrace MusicFest, which takes place the first weekend in June...
Competitive bid change proposed (08/27/15)
Back in May, Bedford County, taking advantage of a newly-passed state law, increased the minimum purchase that must be put out for sealed bids from $10,000 to $25,000. Now, three months later, county finance director Robert Daniel wants to adjust the minimum purchase for which competitive quotes must be sought, raising it from $2,500 to $5,000...
Marijuana found in truck following stop (08/27/15)
A bag containing 22.6 ounces of marijuana was found in a pickup driven by a man who was reported to police as possibly impaired Tuesday night. Michael Jacob Crosslin was stopped at a Madison Street store when officer Clint Adams found his truck and arrested him for public intoxication...
VIDEO: Statement from Mayor Wallace Cartwright about flume situation (08/26/15)
This video was released by the City of Shelbyville on its Facebook page:
Video alleging horse abuse released (08/26/15)
As opening classes of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration begin, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is investigating allegations of Tennessee walking horse abuse at a stable in Murfreesboro. No charges have been filed. The investigation was prompted by undercover videos the Humane Society of the United States says were taken at ThorSport Farm. They were released to the public on Tuesday...
Courthouse security proposal backed (08/26/15)
After some discussion, Bedford County Financial Management Committee agreed Tuesday night to send a courthouse security proposal to the full commission. County Finance Director Robert Daniel and County Mayor Eugene Ray had asked whether Bedford County Sheriff's Office could get by with hiring only two new employees rather than three, but Chief Deputy Jason Williams said all three were needed...
Duck River benefits from TWRA grant (08/26/15)
The Duck River Watershed Education Committee has received a $1,000 grant to help with stream cleanup projects for the fiscal year 2015-16. Grant dollars were awarded by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and conservation groups with the projects...
Carnival midway being readied at Celebration (08/26/15)
A carnival worker with Amusements of America sets up a ride Tuesday on the Celebration grounds. The carnival runs Thursday through Sunday. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
Power lines rerouted (08/26/15)
Linemen for Shelbyville Power Co. were busy Tuesday morning redirecting power lines away from the collapsed flume between the fire and police departments. (T-G Photo by Brian Mosely)