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A suspect listed as William Joseph White in the Bedford County Jail intake and later identified as Josh White was arrested after allegedly trying to elude Shelbyville police early Saturday. White, 39, of Pittsfield, New Hampshire, showed up on the front porch of an Earnhart Street home shortly after 4 a.m. ... more
Santa and his helpers visited Bell Buckle Saturday, offering kids of all ages a sleigh ride around town. more
A man accused of approaching a Shelbyville police officer with a drawn knife was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer Sunday. Zackary James Schultze, 19, of Industrial Parkway allegedly threatened two other people at the residence before holding the knife within 5 to 6 feet of Officer Michael Taylor. Schultze was convinced to drop the knife by Taylor... more
During Tennessee Agricultural Literacy Week, the Cascade FFA Chapter participated with the help of the Shelbyville Farm Bureau. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation “This outreach is more important than ever because the average American is now at least three generations removed from the farm. In fact, farm and ranch families make up less than 2 percent of the U.S. population.”... more
Santa’s “elves” were busy working early Thursday morning, packing Christmas food boxes for local veterans at the Masonic Lodge. The Big Brothers Food Drive, sponsored by American Legion Post 23, garnered 250 non perishable boxes. Tim Estes, local organizer, said earlier this week that he already had nearly 200 requests for the Christmas food... more
Dr. Thomas Phelps with ProtectMyCare.org is circulating an email plea asking Tennessee residents to send a message to Tennessee Governor Bill Lee. Here's the link: http://protectmycare.org/covid19tn The letter Phelps is suggesting is as follows: Dear Governor Lee:... more
Tennessee continues to stand at the top of the list nationwide for the number of new cases of COVID-19 Per Capita. Tennessee counties also dominates the list of 100 counties nationwide with the highest rates of the infection. Forty-one Tennessee counties are on the top 100 list, with Bedford County in 35th place. There are a total of 3,006 counties nationwide... more
A suspect who has been told previously not to return to the Shelbyville Walmart allegedly tried to put items in her clothing and leave without paying Thursday, police said. Patsy Sue Cook, 67, of Haskins Chapel Road was charged with shoplifting, criminal trespassing, failure to appear and probation revocation. She was held on $5,000 bond... more
Shelbyville Central High School art teacher Angie Jackson’s Christmas ornament design is among the 95 featured at the governor’s mansion by First Lady Maria Lee. Lee partnered with the Tennessee Arts Commission to select an artist from each Tennessee county to design an ornament that represented that county. Jackson’s ornament was fashioned with purple, blue, green, yellow and orange and features the county name and a Tennessee Walking Horse... more
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Department of Health COVID-19 testing sites will begin offering self-testing kits to adults beginning December 21. Those coming for self tests will remain in their vehicles while completing paperwork and collecting their samples. Health departments will submit the samples for testing and results will be available online only via email... more
As the week of Christmas draws nigh, Bedford County stands in 55th place on a list of the 90 counties in the nation with the highest number of recent cases of COVID-19 per resident. Tennessee stood at the top of the heap of the states Thursday for its number of cases per resident with 128.3 cases per 100,000 population. The next five states down the list are Rhode Island with 108.5 per 100,000 population, California with 97.6, Arizona 95.1, Indiana 89.8 and Delaware 84.1... more
With COVID-19 having placed Bedford County at the top of the nation’s sick list, Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen volunteers are preparing for a fast and furious Christmas food box drive from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the South Cannon Boulevard site. Anyone with a giving heart, say organizers, are urged to please keep the soup kitchen on their Christmas gift list... more
I expect some rain to be moving through our area Saturday night but then a warming trend begins on Sunday as we hit 50 degrees and mid to upper 50s could be coming by Tuesday and Wednesday. A strong cold front is expected to move in on Christmas Eve and bring some showers and possibly snowflakes could be coming on Christmas Eve or even Christmas day so keep your fingers crossed!... more
In order to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the importance of agriculture in our community, Bedford County Farm Bureau Board of Directors recently purchased several agricultural related books and donated them to Liberty School’s library. Pictured are  Whitney, Brooke, and Lainey Ledbetter. more
The exhibition building at Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center now has a concrete floor, which will allow the building to host a wider variety of events. The building, which hosts vendors and poultry competition during the annual Bedford County Fair, previously had a dirt floor. The new concrete floor was paid for with a $45,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Bedford County Highway Department did prep work for the project as an in-kind match for the grant funding. Admiring the new floor are, from left, facility manager Helen Raby; County Commissioner Bill Anderson, who chairs the ag center’s board of directors; Jim Tracy, state director of USDA’s Rural Development program for Tennessee; Bedford County Mayor Chad Graham; and Bedford County Highway Superintendent Mark Clanton. For more information about facility rental at the Ag Center, call 931-684-7077. more
An online scammer attempted to take $20,000 from a Shelbyville man Monday, police were told. The victim said he was attempting to purchase computer software over the Internet. The scammer locked up the victim’s computer and claimed to have cleaned out his checking and savings accounts. He then told the victim $20,000 had been placed back into the checking account... more
Interim Superintendent Karen Scoggins will earn the equivalent of outgoing Superintendent Don Embry’s salary while she is leading the school district during the search for his replacement. The Bedford County School Board unanimously voted on Tuesday to supplement Scoggins’ salary of $99,382... more
COVID-19 vaccinations will begin in Bedford County next week – and just in time, considering a one-day record 137 new cases were reported locally in Tuesday’s Tennessee Department of Health report. “The Bedford County Health Department will begin rolling out the vaccine as early as next week,” Emergency Management Agency director Scott Johnson told Bedford County Commission’s Law Enforcement Committee on Tuesday... more
Bedford County commissioners continued to express confusion over the status of possible beer sales being grandfathered into Special Character District Overlays within Rural Village Neighborhoods in portions of rural Bedford County. The designations, described as a “zoning tool” by County Zoning Director Chris White, affect convenience stores in the Flat Creek, Bedford, Wheel and Halls Mill communities... more
Tennessee, over the last week, has climbed to the top of the list of all the states, having the highest number of daily cases per capita — 212.6 per 100,000 population. In a list of the 89 counties that are the hottest of the hot spots for COVID-19 nationwide in the average number of daily cases per capita, 17 Tennessee counties have been on it this week... more
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