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Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

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Howard retires as Celebration chair (01/29/15)
The Celebration's leadership underwent some changes following a Monday meeting. Chairman David Howard has retired from the Celebration board upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70, but he plans to stay busy with Dabora Inc., the family business, his son Jeff Howard said...
Horse show proceeds go to charity (01/08/15)
Proceeds from the Walking With Angels Craft Fair and Horse Show were used to purchase Christmas gifts for families in need throughout Bedford County. The names of the families were provided by Bedford County Schools. From left: Julie Lambert, Candy Green, Charlie Green, Russ Keyser and Robert Cortner drop off gifts at Eakin Elementary School. (Submitted photo)
Top stories of 2014, Number 3: Horses and a homecoming (12/31/14)
Our countdown of the top 10 local news stories of 2014 continues with the second of two ties. There is no fourth place story because of a tie at third place. Two competing bills -- one favored by the Tennessee Walking Horse industry, another by the Humane Society of the United States -- continued to battle for congressional approval as the debate over walking horse training methods wore on...
Inspection data for Celebration released (12/31/14)
The USDA inspection numbers for The Celebration show 52 percent of swab tests were positive. A total of 125 swab samples were taken, with 65 showing positive for foreign substances, USDA data shows. Not every horse is inspected. For blood tests, five of 103 horses tested positive, according to USDA data...
Local draft horses shown in Louisville (11/18/14)
The North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky., which continues through Friday, held its Draft Horse Show last week. Crystal and Lamar Mitchell, owners of Southern View Farm in Shelbyville, brought six of their eight draft horses. The couple has been showing for 10 years, purely because of their love for draft horses. Crystal praised them for their gentle nature and also mentioned their fun personalities which were showcased throughout the show...
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