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Juanita Peoples Pope (09/27/16)
Juanita Peoples Pope, 74, of Shelbyville, died Monday, September 26, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
Get your scares on! It's time for T-G's Ghost Story contest (09/25/16)
It's time again for the Times-Gazette's annual ghost story contest and our "scary drawing" contest for children. The story contest will be divided into three divisions by age, with a $25 gift card awarded in each division. The winning entries, as well as some honorable mention stories, will be published in the Oct. 19 "Spooktacular" edition of the Times-Gazette...
Jordan pursues state Senate seat (09/25/16)
Gayle Jordan of Murfreesboro is the Democratic nominee for the 14th District State Senate seat in the Nov. 8 general election. Jordan was unopposed in the August Democratic primary. She will face Republican incumbent Jim Tracy. "I have a small farm in Rutherford County," said Jordan in a news release. ...
Angry driver strikes North Main road crew worker (09/25/16)
A 77-year-old man who allegedly intentionally struck a road crew worker on North Main Street with his truck Thursday has been charged with aggravated assault. An employee of Wright's Paving had just placed a barricade at the main entrance of Burger King and began directing drivers already in the parking lot to come in through the rear entrance, Shelbyville police said...
On and on and on... (09/24/16)
A marquee at Tire & Muffler USA calls attention to the fact that the widening of North Main Street is not yet completed, and there's been widespread public frustration at the time it's taken to complete the project. But there have been some signs of progress in the past week, and work was underway Friday morning within view of the marquee. (T-G Photo by John I. Carney)
Taxes likely focus of legislators (09/23/16)
HENRY HORTON STATE PARK -- Transportation and sales tax on items purchased online are likely to be the top issues in the state legislature next year affecting local government, county commissioners were told during a regional meeting Thursday night...
Personal service (09/23/16)
Amy Martin, coordinator of fiscal services, takes a turn serving homemade ice cream Monday during a welcome-back-to-school party for students at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
WWE wrestler speaks life at BCLA (09/23/16)
Bedford County Learning Academy was one of several schools to hear an anti-bullying message this week by former WWE wrestler Dutch Mantel (left). At center is student Wynter Allen. Jason Barber (right) is organizer of the ROcKFEST concert for youths, which will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Bedford County Agricultural Center. Barber brings a speaker to schools every year just before the concert. See more photos at http://www.t-g.com/gallery/28174. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
Police videos caught in crossfire (09/23/16)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Two police shootings, both recorded by police. In one city, the police recordings were released almost immediately and protests remained calm. In the other, the chief has so far refused to provide the videos to the public and violent protests have wrought destruction in the heart of the city. Two different outcomes that raise some key questions: How soon are police obligated to release the recordings and why might they keep a lid on it?...
Trusty smokes pot on jail grounds (09/23/16)
A Bedford County Jail trusty isn't so trusted anymore after being caught smoking pot in the vehicle wash bay next to the sheriff's office on Lane Parkway. Wayne Jeffrey Teal allegedly rolled a marijuana cigarette, then tried to hide 12 more ounces in a shoe wedged between the main jail and the wash bay, a report filed by deputy Garcia Jordan said...
TCAT grads, perfect attendance (09/23/16)
Daytime students at Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville for the Summer 2016 trimester include (front row, from left) Regulo Garza, Robert Parker, Sherry Bradford, Trina Rider, Laura Hughes, (second row) Aaron Houghton, Zach McKinney, Lawson Wood, Jorge Garcia, Joseph Harrell, Jose Villanueva, Shantaysia Curry, Jose Ornelas (third row) Paeshence Thompson, Barry Helton, Christopher Grimes, Tyler Martin, Nana Atonsa, Frank Watkins, Tyler Anderson, Josh Bicknell, Maurice Parks and Marcos Mojica. (Submitted photo)
Books on the move (09/22/16)
The bookmobile will be back on the road very soon. Rotary Club of Shelbyville presented Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library with a gift of $17,000 on Wednesday, which, when added to money already raised from other donors, takes the library over the amount needed to replace the old bookmobile, which burned in July 2015...
Cascade High planning still in progress (09/22/16)
The future Cascade High School continues to take shape. Bedford County Architect John Davis updated the Board of Education Tuesday on the school's design. The floor plan is "firmed up," he said. For example, the exterior will now be full brick, he said. After feedback from educators concerning a previous local school design, which uses metal panels, he decided to nix that feature on Cascade -- the metal had peeled at the other school, he said...
Pruitt asks re-election to city council seat (09/22/16)
Jean Pruitt has announced her candidacy for re-election to the 5th Ward seat on Shelbyville City Council in the Nov. 8 general election. A lifelong resident of Bedford County, she is a member of the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club and Bedford County Historical Society. She has previously served on the Shelbyville Parks Board, the Child Development Center board, the Skills Development Services board, and the Senior Citizens board...
Gasoline pipeline flowing once again (09/22/16)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Colonial Pipeline restarted the gasoline pipeline in Alabama that had been shut down because of a major leak, which caused shortages and surging fuel prices across the South. The pipeline was reopened Wednesday evening, company officials said in a statement. The pipeline leak was discovered Sept. 9 near Helena, Alabama, when state workers noticed a strong gasoline odor and sheen on a man-made retention pond...
Wartrace honors scouts (09/22/16)
Boy Scout Troop 307 presented the colors at the town's wellhouse prior to a meeting of Wartrace Board of Mayor and Aldermen this week, and Mayor Thomas Hurt presented the troop with a resolution honoring its "outstanding and dedicated service." Troop members, not in order pictured, are Dakota Harris, Jack Harris, Jesse Joslin, Bryce Maniscalco, Isaak Margundter, Colin Nash, Lucas Pagello, Morgan Parker, Nathan Parker, Paolo Perez-Rubio, Austin Perry, Bobby Perry, III, A.J. Phillips, Adam Reeves, Ben Reeves, Ben Reneger, Eduardo Sanchez, Joe Scruggs, Bryce Templeton, Gavin White, Leader Joseph Patton, Leader Gavin McCurry, Scoutmaster Jay Maniscalco and Assistant Scoutmasters Dan Dowd, Russel Flade, B.J. McCurry, and Bobby Perry. (Submitted photo)
Stolen car found in Bell Buckle (09/22/16)
A car reported stolen Monday night from High Street in Bell Buckle has been recovered nearby. The 1990 Ford Tempo was found at the end of Tillman Lane in Bell Buckle around 6 a.m. Tuesday, the Bedford County Sheriff's Office said. The owner said nothing was missing from the car...
Member of the Month (09/22/16)
Tennessee College of Applied Technology was the Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month for July. (Submitted photo)
Cascade Band yard sale (09/22/16)
From left, Andie Locke, MaryAnna Patton, Aubrea Curtis, Nathan Baldwin, Cole McBee, Lucas McBee, Luke Murillo and Austin Brown of the Cascade High School Marching Band during the band's yard sale last weekend. (T-G Photo by Michelle Hastings)
No decisions, lots of opinions (09/21/16)
The discussion of where to put a jail and justice center continued Tuesday night at an unconvened meeting of Bedford County Board of Commissioners' courthouse and county property committee. Only two of the committee's five members could be present Tuesday night, so there was no quorum and the committee could not officially do business. ...
Cascade traffic's a mess (09/21/16)
Traffic is jamming up the entrances at all three Cascade schools, officials say. School Superintendent Don Embry said during Tuesday's school board meeting that he has spoken with all three principals and the Sheriff's Department on the issue. More students this year appear to be car riders than bus riders. The elementary school has added an additional pick up lane...
Temporary bypass increases South's gasoline supplies (09/21/16)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Gasoline should begin flowing again Wednesday -- through a temporary bypass on a critical pipeline -- after a major leak in Alabama forced a shutdown that led to surging fuel prices and scattered gas shortages across the South, a company official said Tuesday...
United Way, teams work on projects (09/21/16)
United Way of Bedford County is still seeking workplace volunteers from various companies to participate in its annual Day of Caring on Thursday, Sept. 29. Teams of volunteers will assist United Way of Bedford County partner agencies -- health and human service agencies serving Bedford County which receive some of their funding from United Way -- between 8:30 and 11:30 that morning with projects like cleaning, window washing, painting, lawn and garden, sorting, office organization, assembling packets, building wheelchair ramps and so on, according to United Way executive director Pam Fisher.. ...
Peoples seeks 3rd ward council seat (09/21/16)
Lizzie M. Peoples has announced her candidacy for a 3rd Ward seat on Shelbyville City Council in the Nov. 8 general election. Peoples, a 51-year resident of Shelbyville, is a graduate of Marshall County High School and the State/Area Vocational-Technical Center (now known as Tennessee College of Applied Technology--Shelbyville). ...
Women rip outlet from holding cell (09/21/16)
Two Bedford County Jail inmates allegedly vandalized an electrical outlet box in the women's holding cell at Bedford County Courthouse Monday morning. Amy Williams was seen walking away leaving the box dangling from a wall while Esther Miriam Arroyo pulled on the box approximately an hour later, according to the Bedford County Sheriff's Office. Arroyo was handcuffed to a bench to get her away from the box and allegedly complained, "Just for trying to look through a hole in the wall?"...