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Review: Portrait of a Young Man

Kyle R. Thomas performing in 'Portrait of a Young Man' at the Mills-Pate Art Center.

If you would like a story that inspires you to “bring yourself back to life,” then Portrait of a Young Man by local playwright Kyle R. Thomas is certainly a good one to sit through. …

Other local news

Skeletal remains at Shoma Park human

On November 25, 2023, at approximately 3:58 PM Shelbyville Police responded to the area of Blue Ribbon Parkway and Shoma Drive in reference to human skeletal remains being found.

Skeletal remains found in Shoma Park area

Shelbyville Police have confirmed that skeletal remains have been found in the Shoma Park area. More information is forthcoming. The T-G will continue to follow this story.

County Christmas Tree Lighting

Ready to kick off the Christmas Season in Bedford County!

Support local small business

The local, small business community has a lot in store for Small Business weekend! Don't miss it!

Give thanks with a grateful heart

Enjoy lots of turkey and dressing Thursday!

Serving the community

Scott Chapel UMC has a food pantry coming up in December. This is the last until March. We thank them for their kindness and love for their community.
Top sports story

Former Lady Champion standout reflects on injury-shortened season with Mocs

Kailey Snell saw her junior season with the Lady Mocs come to a close due to a shoulder injury.
After going 1-for-2 at the plate in the Chattanooga Mocs’ 4-3 season-opening win over James Madison, former Cascade Lady Champion, Kailey Snell, suffered a shoulder dislocation injury that …
Sports columns
One thing I’ve always loved about the Bedford and Marshall County communities is just how much the folks here love their local sports. For one, it’s given us a steady source of material …
When it comes time to settle into summer, theres’ a few things that I can pretty much hang my hat on. For starters, it’s an incredibly slow time for sports, and after the break-neck pace …
Change can be good, but change can also be scary.  If you haven’t seen the news surrounding the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and their conference scheduling format, then you’re in …
On Sunday afternoon, we laid our friend and colleague David Melson to rest, following his short, but courageous battle with cancer. Losing someone is never easy, but what is going to be easy is …
Just buy the damn Diet Pepsi. Those are words that I’m replaying in my mind, over and over and over in the past few days.For those who don’t know, David Melson passed away after a short …
High school sports
On this day in sports history…
- 1914: George Herman “Babe” Ruth makes his major league debut as a 19-year-old for the Boston Red Sox. -1967: Tony Perez homers in the 15th inning to give the National League the …
Sharaid Palmeros is all smiles as she signs her letter of intent to continue her soccer career at UT-Southern in Pulaski.
Former Eaglette standout signs with UT-Southern
Former Shelbyville Central Golden Eaglette soccer player Sharaid Palmeros will continue her education as well as her playing career at UT Southern. Palmeros was a vital member of the Golden Eaglette …
Dallas Grooms signs his letter of intent to continue his football career at Sewanee.
Grooms signs with Sewanee College
For the past four years, Dallas Grooms has played a big role for the Community Viking football squad on both offense and defense as a quarterback and corner.  After graduating this past season, …
Abby Murrill signs her letter of intent to continue her career at Cleveland State.
Viqueens’ Murrill picks Cleveland State
Community graduate Abby Murrill didn’t start playing softball until she was in the seventh grade. But even being a late-comer to the sport, she’s imprinted her style of play all over the …
Randy Anica signs his letter of intent to continue his soccer career at Bryan College.
Anica popular choice in signing with Bryan                   
For four years, Randy Anica has been a mainstay of the Community Viking soccer team.  Anica has been a leading scorer on the Viking team both with his ability to find the back of the net and …
From the opinion pages
Columns & Editorials


Progress is an expensive proposition. It can be painful. It can also be messy as well. I try to stay out of politics in this column. It is reserved for my personal observations, not a place for …

Running a race

One day two gas company servicemen, a senior training supervisor and a young trainee, were out checking gas meters in a subdivision. They parked their truck at one end of the street and then …

Racism, by any other name, is just as perverse

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines racism as, "Racism, noun, a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent …