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The Town of Wartrace is upgrading its technology to protect and expand its telecommunications abilities. Using funds from the federal stimulus payment, Wartrace is installing its own server to allow communications and file sharing between different operational departments and to provide for more than one back-up of computer systems and software... more
t first glance, it looks like things are improving on the COVID-19 front in Bedford County with the number of new cases down by 27 percent in the last week from the seven days prior. In Bedford County from Jan. 11 to Jan. 17, the state health department reports there were 236 new cases. In the week prior, there were 323 new cases in Bedford County... more
Motlow State Community College leadership plans a return to on-campus instruction and activities by Fall 2021. The plan is contingent upon the status and spread of the Covid-19 virus. Leadership will make the final determination of the College's on-ground Fall 2021 plan later this summer. Current planning is based on Tennessee's vaccination plan and Motlow's pattern of success in its pandemic response... more
Several allegedly-stolen items were found in an SUV driven by a suspect caught inside a dispatcher's vehicle at Bedford County Communications Center Wednesday night, Shelbyville police. Brandon Wayne Hudson, 26, of Maple Street is charged with auto burglary and criminal trespassing... more
The information given to patients when they receive the COVID-19 vaccine could prove vital as it contains a description of potential side effects and other helpful hints. So if you're still waiting for your vaccination against the coronavirus, hang on to that paperwork... more
The Bedford County Health Department is now booking appointments for individuals in Phase 1a1, 1a2 of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and those aged 75 and up who wish to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Residents of Bedford County can find out if they're eligible for Phase 1a1, 1a2 and those age 75 and up of the vaccination plan by visiting https://covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/eligibility/... more
Scott Johnson, who chairs Bedford County's COVID-19 Task Force, and the Rev. Jimmy West, who represents the faith-based community on the task force, say that local churches have a key part to play in the continuing battle against the coronavirus pandemic... more
It's all about people, the new pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) says. Dan Asche took over as minister of the Madison Street landmark in late December. Asche (pronounced 'as-shee'), his wife and a son are building a new home in Shelbyville and are grateful to be in this area - particularly because of a special Christmas gift... more
There are likely few things as stressful during tax season than a dreaded and long, drawn-out audit, especially for a non profit agency. Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce's auditors should be doubly busy this tax season, following Shelbyville City Council's approval of a 3-year tax audit procedure request Thursday night during regular business session... more
A group of deer head for the hills this week in a field north of Bell Buckle. more
Congratulations to the winners of the Times-Gazette's latest $1,000 Big Event Gas Give-a-way: James Hall, Cindy Skuce, Charles Heflin, Paul Gambill and Sharon Bushnell - all who received a $200 Exxon/Mobil gas card. Their names were randomly drawn from among all of the entries that correctly counted 12 contest logos in the special section published on New Year's Eve... more
Warrants have been filed against a driver accused of leading officers on a high-speed chase through northwestern Shelbyville on Monday night. Officer Dylan Bliss's report said he confirmed the suspect as Tad J. Reynolds, 29, of Helton Road, who has been charged with two counts each of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment and one count of evading arrest... more
The number of active cases of the coronavirus in Bedford County shot up starting on Dec. 11 when it crossed the 400 per day threshold and it has not backed down. It hit its highest day of the pandemic - 657 - on Dec. 21. The daily case count showed some signs of retreat on Jan. 6 when it was 471 but in the following days it has started back up and was at 599 on Jan. 11... more
Tennessee county health departments are now booking appointments for people in Phase 1 populations of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and those aged 75 and up who wish to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Tennesseans can follow a simple, three-step process to learn when they're eligible for vaccination and register for a vaccination appointment:... more
Punt, pass, and kick. It wasn't a football gane Tuesday night as Bedford County Commission once again punted a decision on a zoning change for a Flat Creek market back to planning commissioners. Commissioners in December approved a zoning overlay for the area around Sunchaser Market on Highway 82 South at New Center Church Road. That decision included a grandfather clause allowing beer sales, which would apply to any store seeking such an overlay in certain rural areas of Bedford County... more
This is the second installment in a series regarding the mess that flocks of birds are making on the East Depot side of the public square. Diagnosed with histoplasmosis last year, a lung disease known to be associated with bird droppings, Pam Birtcil's doctor suggested that she stay away from large flocks of birds and their debris. ... more
The Feb. 4th Virtual Tennessee Grain and Soybean conference is now open for registration. It will be different this time since we are doing it virtual, but our experience with other programs has been very positive. The new virtual conference will have some live presentations online, and then there will be classes recorded that the farmers will be able to watch and receive credit for these sessions. ... more
"It's bitter," a man who admitted eating a small container of methamphetamine - plastic bag and all - described its taste to a Bedford County deputy. Matthew Thomas Vincent, 44, of Bugscuffle Road allegedly swallowed approximately 1 gram as he was being detained following a traffic stop Friday on Madison Street... more
A report from Shelbyville-Bedford County's new economic development director, Shane Hooper, was included on Shelbyville City Council's study session agenda Tuesday. "My family and I have settled into Shelbyville comfortably and are excited to be in Shelbyville and Bedford County. We appreciate everyone's hospitality."... more
Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen recently received a $10,000 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, a ministry of the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church, which will be used to support the ongoing efforts of feeding needy families in the community, according to the non profit's Ways and Means Committee... more
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