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Wednesday, Sep. 3, 2014
Poll
How many nights do you plan to attend the Celebration, either as a spectator or to work?
 Every night
 Most nights
 4-5 nights
 2-3 nights
 One night
 Not at all

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Signs of progress rise at library (09/02/14)
Recent progress is shown at the site of Shelbyville and Bedford County's future library, which has a target completion date of March 2015. (T-G Photo by Sadie Fowler)
Celebration lauds Smith with humanitarian award (09/02/14)
Local scoutmaster, former assistant Shelbyville fire chief, and active Rotarian Franklin Smith was honored during the first Saturday night of the Celebration with the show's annual Evan Lloyd Adamson Humanitarian Award. "It was a big surprise," said Smith. "Everybody knew it but me."...
West to be honored for parks work (09/02/14)
Aaron West, whose name is a household word to generations of Shelbyville athletes and fans, will be honored with a Lifetime Volunteer Service Award by the Shelbyville Parks and Recreation Department. It's a new program approved by the parks and recreation board in July...
Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B (09/02/14)
GOODLETTSVILLE (AP) -- Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to ease the antitrust concerns of its takeover target. The newest bid is worth $9.1 billion, or $80 per share, up from $78.50 per share in the previous offer...
Judicial officials sworn in for new terms (09/02/14)
Judge Lee Russell swears in Donna Orr Hargrove as the 17th Judicial District Public Defender. (Photo by Ronda Clanton)
I Am Josť becomes first repeat grand champion since 1956 (08/31/14)
I Am Josť was named Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Champion on a soggy Saturday night, becoming the first horse to repeat as champion since Go Boy's Shadow in 1955 and 1956. Casey Wright rode the entry for Billy and Debbie Woods of Lexington. Traditionally, the owners of the previous year's World Grand Champion donate a trophy for the new winner, and this year, the Woods were both the donors of that trophy and the recipients...
New fundraiser: Here's pie in your eye (08/31/14)
Shelbyville has its own version of the Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge is a national awareness campaign for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The goal is to challenge friends, family and co-workers to pour a bucket of ice water over their head or make a donation to the ALS Association with in 24 hours -- or do both...
Phillips named Shelbyville police chief (08/29/14)
A 37-year career with the Shelbyville Police Department culminated with Jan Phillips taking the reins as police chief Thursday afternoon. "We're going to move forward with the best law enforcement Shelbyville and Bedford County have ever seen," Phillips said shortly after taking the oath of office....
Governor attends TWHNC; veterans honored (08/29/14)
State Rep. Pat Marsh uses a Celebration usher's smartphone to take a photo of her with Gov. Bill Haslam. Haslam attended the show Thursday night and was honored at center ring. Thursday was also Veterans' Night, with special patriotic ceremonies. See more photos at http://www.t-g.com/gallery/twhnc-8-28-14. (T-G Photo by John I. Carney)
Tillett, Wilson look back at achievements (08/29/14)
At one point during Thursday night's meeting of Bedford County Financial Management Committee, Commissioner J.D. "Bo" Wilson asked a question about one of the monthly reports. County Finance Director Robert Daniel didn't have an immediate answer to the question, but offered to check the matter out and report back to Wilson at the next meeting...
Plenty to do on a hot Celebration day (08/29/14)
Some Celebration-goers braved Thursday's mid-day heat to cook doughnuts, check out their horses and just hang out. Carl Patrick of Ohio was buying doughnuts from the Optimist booth around lunch time. A crew of volunteers led by Mark Hall stayed busy frying, glazing and boxing the tasty treats. The volunteers included Ryan House and Conner Hintze of Boy Scouts Troop 390...
Moore named 'Good Citizen' (08/29/14)
The Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee presented the Good Citizen award on Thursday to Louise Moore. The award cited her work with the Good Samaritan Center, Heritage Medical Center and Edgemont Baptist Church. Pictured are: Donna Stearns Smith, Sylvia Pinson, Louise Moore, Charlene Nelson and Ardis Caffey. (T-G Photo by Jason Reynolds)
On the day shift: The grounds are alive long before the show starts (08/28/14)
Before the lights come on and the spectators arrive each night at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, there's a lot of preparation going on at the Celebration grounds during the day. Starting with the food... At the VFW food "booth" -- actually an entire building, and one of two food outlets open the full day -- customers were already chowing down at mid-morning Thursday. Inside, workers were braving the heat; air conditioning is only a dream here. But no one was complaining...
Cartwright seeks new term as city mayor (08/28/14)
Ewing Wallace "Wally" Cartwright has announced his candidacy for re-election as mayor of Shelbyville in the Nov. 4 general election. Cartwright, a lifelong resident of Bedford County, served as a city council member from 1997 until his election as mayor in June 2007. ...
Stars step out to fight cancer on TV special (08/28/14)
Parade magazine, included with this Sunday's issue of the Times-Gazette, will include a special interview promoting the "Stand Up To Cancer" simulcast, a star-studded fund-raising effort which will air Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. local time on numerous broadcast and cable channels...
Auto theft suspect brought to quick halt (08/28/14)
A man confronted after allegedly breaking into a vehicle Tuesday night picked the wrong person to challenge. John Willie Stone Jr., 51, of Cherokee Trail came at East Franklin Street resident Joel Doak with an open pocket knife after being seen in a neighbor's vehicle, police said. Doak, who competes in mixed martial arts events, took the knife and pinned Stone to the ground until police arrived...
Scam Watch: Scammer claims false traffic fines (08/28/14)
A Shelbyville resident was falsely told she had been charged with a traffic offense in Sumner County and would be fined almost $1,000. The resident was informed by a caller using the name of a Bedford County deputy to pay the "fines" using a Green Dot card, according to a Shelbyville Police Department report. She was told she owed $500 for failure to appear in court and $498 for contempt of court...
Strayhorn to lead CASA Works (08/28/14)
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) Works Inc. announces that Wanda Strayhorn has been named its executive director. Strayhorn has been with CASA Works over five years, including initially when it was affiliated with the Center for Family Development in Shelbyville. Now, it is an independent agency...
GM adds more Spring Hill jobs (08/28/14)
SPRING HILL (AP) -- General Motors announced Wednesday that it is moving production of its next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its plant in Tennessee. The General Motors additions will bring more jobs to Spring Hill, but a GM spokesman wouldn't give specifics on how many would be added to the sprawling former Saturn facility...
Jack Daniel's leads higher results at Brown-Forman (08/28/14)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Led by demand for its flagship Jack Daniel's brand, spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. said Wednesday its first-quarter net income rose 5 percent despite lower stockpiling by distributors. The company behind such other brands as Southern Comfort, Finlandia and el Jimador said the three-month performance was slowed by lower inventory levels by distributors, reflecting the company's decision to ease up on price increases. ...
$100,000 memorial to new library building (08/28/14)
A check for $107,162 was presented to the Shelbyville-Bedford County Library Trustees from the Edward C. and Normanda Huffman estate. Both were avid supporters of the library, especially "Miss Normanda," who loved poetry, inspirational books, and books about elegant table settings, decorative china, etc. These funds will be used for the progress of the new building. The rocking chair in the children's section of the library was donated after their passing by Sally Hunt, their daughter. From left are Josh Huffman, Janice Huffman, Edward C. Huffman, Jr., Rita Huffman. library director Rita Allen and library board chair Amy Mitchell. (Submitted photo)
What scar? Industry responds to turndowns (08/27/14)
Tennessee Walking Horses that were rejected by federal inspectors at the Celebration were shown to the media and to a representative of U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais' office on Tuesday, as the horse industry fights to preserve its image and premier event of the year...
Beating the heat with A.M. work (08/27/14)
With overcast skies and a temperature of 73 degrees, Tuesday morning was the perfect time for Tennessee walking horses to get out and stretch their legs. Hunter Morgan of Circle T. Stables had been on the Celebration grounds since 5 a.m. and said they like to work the horses during the morning instead of the typical sweltering August afternoon heat...
Quake is major test for hard-luck California city (08/27/14)
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) -- The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage and the rubble in Vallejo got scant attention...
Three hurt in head-on crash (08/26/14)
Three people were hurt -- one critically -- in a head-on collision on U.S. 231 just north of the Shelbyville airport Sunday night. The driver accused of causing the accident, who investigators say had been drinking, was listed in "very critical" condition with severe head injuries today at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville...