No tricks, lots of treats in Spooktacular edition

Thursday, October 18, 2007

It's a tradition -- each October, the Times-Gazette publishes its annual "Spooktacular" edition, chock full of local features and fun.

This year, the total market coverage edition -- which reaches 15,000 households -- will be published Wednesday, Oct. 24. Here's a small sampling of what you can look forward to, only in our print edition:

Ghost story winners: The winners of the T-G's annual ghost story contest have been selected and will be published, along with a few honorable mention stories, including some from our younger entrants.

Carissa Davis: Big dreams paid off for this stylist, who has opened her own salon and day spa. Staff writer Sadie Fowler tells her story.

Brig. Gen. William N. Phillips: One Bedford County native has a $3.4 billion shopping list which includes everything from bullets to bombs. Find out in John I. Carney's story what he's gained from his Bedford County roots.

Center for Family Development: a package of stories by staff writer Brian Mosely will highlight the agency's many programs and initiatives.

Adult learners: Taylor Grissom profiles two mid-life students with dramatically different stories who found new opportunities through Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville.

Sticking together: Three Vietnam veterans from Shelbyville who entered the military the same day and served together are profiled by David Melson.

All of these features, plus many others, will be included. There's still time for local businesses to advertise in the Spooktacular edition; contact Sissy Smith, Janis Cannon or Bryan Crosslin by calling 684-1200.