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Technical difficulties have prevented publication of the Tuesday, January 5, 2021 print edition of the Times-Gazette. We apologize for the difficulties. The Tuesday e-edition, and the local stories which would have appeared Tuesday, are available online, free to all. more
These items and more - from food to bicycles - were on the gift list for recipients of Christmas donations from the Shelbyville Moose Lodge. The group donated 50 boxes to 24 children this Christmas. more
Russ, Beth and Taylor Schomp purchased the Gunter Building on the public square in April. After noticing a Times-Gazette article about 'new owners' a few months ago, the family says they became drawn to the "storied history and wonderful heritage" of the location, so now they're putting some "love" back into the building. Look for a story about their plans for his historic building in a future edition of the T-G. more
President Trump's White House Coronavirus Task Force generates 13-page weekly reports for every state on the situation of COVID-19. The reports provide extensive detail on the states, recommendations and how they compare to national averages. For this story, the Times-Gazette obtained copies of the Tennessee reports from Tennessee Governor Bill Lee's office, from Nov. 1 through mid-December . To view the reports go to the Tines-Gazette website, t-g.com... more
Roger Moore has given 33 years to one company - Burger King. On Wednesday, his fellow employees hosted a retirement party at 1100 North Main to bid him a fond adieu. When he clocked out for the last time Wednesday, Roger hugged everyone possible at the restaurant. He and co-workers cried... more
An MTSU ROTC alumnus recently became the U.S. Army Reserve’s first Cyber officer to be promoted to brigadier general. Robert Powell Jr., who attended Shelbyville Central High School, becomes the 17th general officer in the 50-year history of MTSU’s Army ROTC program... more
A man was charged with allegedly attacking a Shelbyville police officer during an investigation on Christmas Eve afternoon. Zaccheus Michael Carson, 34, who is listed on the police report as homeless, ran up to and attacked Officer Matt Sharp in a North Cannon Boulevard parking lot, according to a Shelbyville police report. Jolts from a stun gun had no affect on Carson, who had earlier attempted to put out a cigarette on Sharp’s hand, the report said... more
The enormous job of vaccinating the nation is underway, but for rural Americans, getting a COVID-19 vaccine becomes harder the farther they are from urban centers. The current vaccines’ cold storage requirements and shipping rules mean many rural hospitals can’t serve as vaccination distribution hubs. That can leave rural residents – about 20% of the U.S. population in all – traveling long distances, if they’re able to travel at all... more
Of all the accomplishments of the late Cornelius E. “Cory” and Alice Hartbarger — both near and far — certainly moving to Bedford County was high on their must-do list. The two taught for nearly a decade at The Webb School in Bell Buckle. He taught geography and was athletic director while she served as an English teacher and school musician. After about eight years at the prep school, Alice and Cory moved out of state for other opportunities... more
On May 15, Gov. Bill Lee announced the start of the “reopening” of Tennessee. In the 14 days leading up to that announcement, new cases of COVID-19 were up 33.33 percent from the prior 14 days. Deaths were up 51.7 percent. “Tennesseans have worked incredibly hard to do their part and help slow the spread of COVID-19 so that our state can begin to reopen,” Gov. ... more
No doubt about it, 2020 has been a rough year for everyone, including this dummy who sits on a tractor. more
The UT/TSU Bedford County Extension Office is open for business after the holiday. We encourage you to call or email us at 931-684-5971 or our individual email addresses. Mine is jteague1@utk.edu. I’ll be glad to provide our other staff members contact information. Just drop me a note and I’ll be right back to you... more
Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen volunteer Rebecca Baker and “Santa” were busy last Tuesday, distributing hundreds of Christmas food boxes at the South Cannon Boulevard site. Santa took time as well to greet children from their family vehicles. more
Penalties Sports Bar & Grill, 1731 North Main, serves up a variety of menu items from Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders to Deep Fried Oreos. A big focus each December at Penalties is making sure children have toys for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year... more
As the cold front moved into our area Wednesday night we had wind gusting to 40 miles per hour along with the rain and then the Arctic air came pouring in for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We get a warming trend for the weekend with temperatures climbing into the mid-40s Saturday afternoon and near 50 on Sunday and I expect off and on sunshine for your weekend. ... more
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Three Bedford County students achieved the dean's list at Belmont University in Nashville for the fall 2020 semester. They are: India Bailey, Nina Cobb and Sydnee Edwards, all of Shelbyville. Chance Swanson of Rockvale was also included. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a GPA of 3.5, with no grade below a ‘C.’ Approximately 55 percent of Belmont's students this semester qualified... more
(Editor’s note: Although this legislation stands precariously in the shadow of a threatened presidential veto we think it is still relevant as many of the provisions may stay the same if it is rewritten.) Congressional leaders have hashed out a massive, year-end catchall bill that combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill and reams of other unfinished legislation on taxes, energy, education and health care. ... more
In this year of COVID, outdoor scenes around Bedford County offer a promise. The sunrise on Dec. 19 and a sunset behind a statue in the Bell Buckle cemetery seem to offer hope for better days to come in 2021. more
The explosion in downtown Nashville early today made an impact on Bedford County's emergency communications systems. Bedford County's 9-1-1 number is unavailable until further notice because of damage to AT&T's facilities. Call 931-735-6918 for any emergency in Bedford County. That alternate number will reach the county's 9-1-1 communications center,... more
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