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A 15-year-old boy was sprayed in the face with chemical spray after allegedly physically resisting arrest attempts by two Bedford County deputies Tuesday afternoon, a sheriff's office report said. Law enforcement had been called after the boy allegedly punched his father 10 times in the chest and shoulder areas at an Avalon Drive home... more
SHELBYVILLE - John G. Simms, Counsellor at Law, has removed to Shelbyville and will attend to business in the courts at Shelbyville only; his other avocation will prevent his attention as an Attorney. Persons wishing to employ him as counsellor in their suits and during the trial of them, can find him at his house in Shelbyville... more
Bedford County Board of Education members, with a full slate of agenda items coming into the new year, said recently that they're hopeful of making greater strides into the remainder of the school year. Board chair Diane Neeley said Tuesday of course COVID-19 continues to dominate discussions at school board meetings. "It seems Covid-19 and school is the biggest challenge continuing into 2021. As we move forward CDC guidelines will continue to be followed."... more
While it may accommodate long lines of traffic, some local residents believe the county's new COVID-19 testing site at 2119 Midland Road at the Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center is less than ideal. Seniors said Tuesday they waited in line for an hour or more, only to be told the county's vaccine supply is already depleted... more
Prior to Christmas break, Thomas Magnet School Student Council collected 3,850 canned items, which were donated to Community Outreach. The collection was nearly double in size from 2019. Haylie Spence is sponsor. more
A man who allegedly forced his way into an ex-girlfriend's Shoma Drive home on New Year's morning and attacked her was found by police and arrested later in the day. Joel Adam Alexander, 57, of Murfreesboro broke and climbed through a window, punched the victim in the face and strangled her to near-unconsciousness, Officer Matt Sharp of the Shelbyville Police Department said... more
Bailey Dineen (left) and Laterra Clay were recently welcomed as new Shelbyville Police Department officers. They are headed to Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, where they will complete 12 weeks of intense training before rejoining the patrol division, SPD recently stated. more
When Community Elementary students and staff return to class Tuesday, following Christmas break, the hours will likely be marked with sadness, due to the loss of the school's beloved music teacher, Andrew Dale Briggs, over the holiday break. The local educator passed away Saturday at Stonecrest Medical Center in Smyrna. He was 57... more
For quite some time, it's been snowing on the East Depot side of the public square. But this white stuff flying around and dropping onto storefront sidewalks is not precipitation, but rather large splatters of bird poop. Local business owners on that portion of the business square are, as a result, in a bit of a dander. ... more
Leaders of Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced Friday the finalization of its acquisition of Tennova Healthcare-Shelbyville and Tennova Healthcare-Harton Tullahoma hospitals and their related businesses, including physician clinics and outpatient services from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, Inc. The local healthcare facility on U.S. 231 North has been renamed Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital... more
The Middle Tennessee Beef Producers Association meeting has been postponed indefinitely due to meeting restrictions in place due to COVID-19. The new date will be determined and members and others will be informed by the Board of Directors and this office when available... more
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
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