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New T-G Office opens

Renee Brown says she’s always loved the Shelbyville Times-Gazette. So, it is only fitting that she would want to find a place to work within the newspaper.

Original painting by Clover Honey of Unionville.
Dedication. Discipline. Desire. Devotion. These four “Ds” sum up Gracie Hensley and her quest to someday be part of the U.S. Olympic skeet shooting team. In June she finished at …
There’s been an initiative in Normandy to unite the three prominent churches in town: First Baptist Church, Normandy Presbyterian Church, and the Normandy United Methodist Church. As many …
Growing up in Plain View Texas and living as a pastor’s wife for 36 years throughout the Midwest and South, Nellie Smith did not imagine that God would ever lead her to Shelbyville. But He has, …
Other local news

Cartwright Elementary has new assistant principal

Bedford County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Tammy Garrett, has announced Wednesday that Malcolm Martin has been named assistant principal of Cartwright Elementary School.

Golden Eagles Basketball Player in Stable Condition After Tuesday’s Emergency

A member of the Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles basketball team that collapsed in the halftime locker room during Tuesday’s game at Lincoln County is now reportedly in stable condition.

County mayor issues statement on City lawsuit

COUNTY MAYOR CHAD GRAHAM RESPONDS TO CITY LAWSUIT
Top sports story

Eaglettes Persevere in Double OT to Take Third Place Over Columbia

Lily Brown (12) connects on a free throw in Monday's win vs Columbia. She finished with 18 points.
The Shelbyville Central Golden Eaglettes outlasted Columbia Central to take third place in the District 9-AAAA tournament in Coffee County on Monday.
Sports columns
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 …
It’s been over a week since the terrifying injury to Damar Hamlin and it’s safe to say that single injury may have changed the NFL forever. During the first quarter last week, the Buffalo …
To say it has been a rollercoaster of a season for the Tennessee Titans would be an understatement.  After starting 0-2, the Titans won seven of their next eight games, which included a …
It’s officially time to hit the panic button for the Tennessee Titans. On Christmas Eve, the Titans saw the Houston Texans snap a nine-game skid in Nashville and the Titans’ grip on the …
High school sports
All-District 9-AA Season team: (left to right) Brady Everette, Sam Parson, Reece Strong, Landon Berman, Maki Fleming, Austin Stickler, Landon Lovvorn, Isaac McElroy, Theo Winters, De’ Maurion Locke, AJ Armstrong.
Multiple Champs, Vikings, Named to All-District 9-AA Teams
The All-District 9-AA Season and Tournament teams were announced in Bell Buckle at the conclusion of the district Tournament on Friday.
Isaac McElroy (14) rises up for the three biggest points of his career-high 36 on Friday night.
McElroy’s Career Night Leads Cascade to Third Place Win Against Community
Isaa McElroy scored a career-high 36 points as the Cascade Champions held off a furious rally from the Community Vikings to win the District 9-AA Consolation game, 69-61, on Friday.
District 9-AA Girls All-Season Team (left to right): Kaegan Young, Anna Haskins, Sophie Ray, Alyssa White, Jayla Mangrum, Kinslee Inslow, Kallie Parson, Nora Walkup, Addi King, Jenna Bush, Abi Alexander, and Abbilyn Teter
Multiple Lady Champs, Viqueens Earn All-District Honors
District 9-AA awards were handed out at the conclusion of the Championship Game on Thursday night in Bell Buckle.
Kyler Trice finished his career in a Golden Eagles uniform on the hardwood with a team-high 12 points in the loss to Lincoln County.
Golden Eagles’ Season Ends At Lincoln County
The Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles' season ended against the Lincoln County Falcons, 64-54, in the District 9-AAAA quarterfinals on Thursday.
The Cascade Lady Champions pose with the District Runners-Up plaque for the first time in 10 years.
Lady Champs' Rally Falls Short In District Title Game
The Cannon County Lionettes took home the District 9-AA Championship after fending off a late rally by the Cascade Lady Champs on Thursday, 52-36.
From the opinion pages
Columns & Editorials

Progress

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 …
Letters

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 …

Letter to the editor: June 3

Dear Editor: Mrs. Zoe Watkins is right on with her insightful editorial in Tuesday's T-G Gazette concerning the importance of local news and the media presenting it.  So many times, folks …
Web extras
Making the moral of the story stick − a media psychologist explains the research behind ‘Sesame Street,’ ‘Arthur’ and other children’s TV
To adult viewers, educational media content for children, such as “Sesame Street” or “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” may seem rather simplistic. The pacing is slow, key themes are often repeated and the visual aspects tend to be plain.…
With Beyoncé’s foray into country music, the genre is finally breaking free from the stereotypes that have long dogged it
On Super Bowl Sunday, Beyoncé released two country songs – “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em” – that elicited a mix of admiration and indignation. This is not her first foray into the genre, but it is her most successful and controversial entry. …
Most surprising March Madness winners of all time
ATS.io compiled a ranking of the most surprising men's March Madness national champions of the last 40 years using Sports Reference data.
FAFSA website meltdown: How to avoid additional frustration with financial aid applications
When Congress passed the FAFSA Simplification Act in 2020, it was touted as making it easier for more families to access the government funding they need to send their children to college. But as recent events have shown, it actually made things more complicated, frustrating and confusing. …
Why does a leap year have 366 days?
Leap Day is coming. Marvin Samuel Tolentino Pineda/iStock, via Getty images Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d …