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Friends and family of James Cannon "Jim" Burns Jr. are celebrating his turning 100 years old on May 24. Jim said recently, "It has been a good ride." Jim is still married to Mena Anderson Burns - the love of his life and wife for the past 70 years. His children each said they wanted to wish to express their deep gratitude to him for his steadfast love and guidance he has provided to them, and for his strong devotion to their mother... more
Shelbyville Fire-Rescue was recently honored by Bedford County Republicans with snacks for all the work they do in the community. more
Amy Jones, center, from Adoration Home Health, recently presented information about home health options to members of the Shelbyville Rotary Club. From left, Cassie Davis, Jones and Dr. Jay Davis, program facilitator. more
Larisa Rincon Molina is this year's Shelbyville Central High School valedictorian. She has quite a remarkable volunteer and school involvement record in addition to being ranked first in her graduating class. Larisa has a 4.0 GPA and a numerical average of 4.0. The AP and dual credits include 3 AP world history; 4 AP 2-D art and design and pre-calculus. Some of her artwork was featured recently at the Fly Cultural Arts Building during a special exhibit... more
Shelbyville Garden Club met recently at Riverbend Country Club. Pam Beasley offered the devotional, "The World's Largest Rose Tree." This month, members were involved in planning and finalizing programs for the new club year. Club member Babs Chicoine presented what members said was an informative program on hummingbirds. Chicoine said the most common in the Eastern United States is the Ruby Throated... more
Recently attending a Bedford County teacher appreciation reception at Community Middle, from left, Tim Harwell, assistant school superintendent; Tammy Garrett, school superintendent; Mary Tim Cook, District Teacher of the Year, Southside Elementary School; and Stefanie Norton, Southside Elementary principal. more
Announced recently as the 2020-2021 Bedford County Teachers of the Year are, from left, Kristi Griffin, Learning Way Elementary School; Amanda McBride, Bedford County Learning Academy; Judy Leverette, Community High School; Mary Tim Cook, Southside Elementary School; Chris Hobbs, CTE Annex; Jimmy Yates, Community Elementary School; Sharon Frazier, Cascade Elementary School; Dale Rucker, Cascade High School; Angela Tyre, Cascade Middle School; Ashley Evett, Harris Middle School; Jenni Byford, Thomas Magnet School; Jeremy Bryant, Shelbyville Central High School; Lindy Holland, Liberty School; Katie Myers, East Side Elementary School; Josh Burrahm, Community Middle School. Not pictured: Kari Tisma, Eakin Elementary School more
On a picturesque hill in the small rural community of Rover in Bedford County, sits a peaceful resting place for over 1,000 souls called the Simpson Cemetery. Long-time Rover resident Bobbie Sue Lonas says she believes people should be educated on such histories behind local cemeteries... more
Eastside Church of Christ is located at 1803 Madison St. (across from Hillcrest Funeral Home.) Evangelist is Jeff Curtis. The rains earlier this week painted a serene picture there early Monday morning. more
Sharon Shelton McDonald hosted a garden party at her Shelbyville home earlier this week for her book club friends. Despite cooler morning temperatures, those who attended reveal it was a grand time to hear about Sharon's recently published memoir/book, "Precious Memories."... more
Community High's Smokestack Theatre Group recently held their annual "End of the Year Show" to commemorate the year that was in theatre arts at the school. The evening saw the induction ceremony for the school's branch of The International Thespian Society, an actor's fraternity/sorority. Ten new members were inducted, all having worked a minimum of 100 hours in the theatre. They were: Ryan Waterson, Hannah Pendergrast, Lauren Bobo, Chelsea Utz, Chloe Armstrong, Emma Grace Trigueros, Grace Neill, Emily Prince, Aubrie O'neal, and Jadon Lynch. They group have now joined a troupe of over 260 Community actors as well as international stars who claim membership, including Tom Hanks and Dick Van Dyke.. ... more
Losing a loved one, especially mom, is never easy. Whether the loss is recent or several years ago, many people find that the void created by a loved one's passing never leaves them. Celebrating holidays or milestones can magnify feelings of loss and such feelings may surface on Mother's Day among people whose mothers are deceased... more
Payton Daugherty of Shelbyville was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. The ceremony was held at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, where she attends... more
In celebration of National Nurse's Day, Community High School HOSA recently assembled and distributed goodie baskets to the nursing departments at Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital as well the Shelbyville Central High School nurse. After a year of constant changes, Community HOSA wanted to show some of the local nurses that they are still valued and appreciated! more
Gateway Church on Madison Street offers recovery in addition to its regular worship services. Follow Gateway on Facebook for more information. more
Each and every day a new woman becomes a mother for the first time or all over again. Being a mother changes a person's life in dramatic ways. Mother's Day is a great time of year to honor … more
Kimberly Warren, executive director of Middle Tennessee Spay and Neuter Clinic, 846 Union St., said last Saturday's rabies and microchip clinic went well, despite the weather. The clinic served 200 animals with rabies vaccinations. There were 21 animals microchipped. There were also other vaccinations performed, Warren said. She thanked the community for its response and patience during the drive by event... more
Middle Tennessee State University recently awarded the FCM Cares' annual Andrew C. Rambo Memorial Scholarship to Murfreesboro native Katelyn (Katie) Gardner. Gardner, the daughter of Joe and DeNise Gardner of Englewood, will graduate this month from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor of business administration. She plans to use the scholarship toward an MBA degree, also from MTSU... more
East Side Elementary fifth grader Brittany Serrano and Maci Lovvorn, a fourth grader at South Side Elementary, were selected to open the recent Bedford County school board meeting. They were recognized for their positive attitudes and academic strides... more
Jenni Byford recently expressed how she was "ecstatic" to be named the 2021Thomas Magnet Teacher of the Year. Byford says she's been lucky enough to call Bedford County home for the last 11 years. She and her husband, Jeremy, enjoy spending time with their three grown children Lauren, R.J., and John Michael. The family, she adds, also have 3 "fur babies"- Max, a German Shepherd and Ringo and Babe, which are their spotted horses. ... more
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