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It’s never good to start out any story in print with a question, because whoever starts reading may not care about the answer. Well, I am breaking that rule this week by asking what are … more
If you are reading this, let me thank you. Those who invest time in reading the local news need to be thanked because they are willing to take time out of the day to focus on issues that … more
I like to read the New York Post. It’s a daily tabloid in New York City with great covers on the front and back and even great headlines which are humorous and often over-the-top in taste. … more
Looking back over the years is something I find myself doing a lot; and I know I’m not alone in that practice either. People of a ‘certain age’ spend time reminiscing about, … more
Stories are what our lives are made of, and we have a whole lot of stories to tell when we look back over the years. There are stories surrounding our birth, our families, our school years, our … more
Back in the day when you received the Eagle Scout award at a Boy Scout Court of Honor you were given a pin to honor your mother. Without a mother’s influence and support it is difficult to … more
Sarah Allen is a physician assistant at Vanderbilt Integrated Primary Care, Madison Street in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Mental health is increasingly an important issue impacting many Americans … more
n my hometown up North, it seemed as if everyone was either Catholic or Lutheran. I was both in a way; my father was a Catholic and my mother was a Lutheran. When I was a little boy, my … more
Shelbyville and Columbia are approximately 43 miles apart. One letter I sent to Columbia from here on April 14 arrived at its destination April 24. The other, sent the same day at the same time … more
Truly, Truly, I Hate Cancer! There probably aren’t any of us anymore who have not felt the pain of losing loved ones to that dreaded C word. In fact, you may have heard those dreaded … more
There is an empty desk at the Shelbyville Times-Gazette. It is the first time it has been unoccupied in 48 years. Tuesday morning David Melson, who sat in that seat, passed away from a brief … more
“There’s no greater challenge and there is no greater honor than to be in public service.” - Condoleezza Rice This week should be the last week of the Legislative Session for … more
Many of us can look back to our earliest years of life and remember the various forms of literature we were exposed to. Fairy tales and nursery rhymes, short stories and poetry, and of course … more
Here’s a startling observation for you. Drivers not using their headlights or taillights after dark are causing accidents. A lot of them. Duh. It is a phenomenon that is … more
Marijuana is illegal in Tennessee for recreational and medical use. Yet, does the legality of cannabis stop people from using the drug? Obviously not. Marijuana companies in states where the drug is … more
“If you want to go fast - go alone. If you want to go far - go together.” - Paul Degges who is retiring after 35 years as chief engineer at TDOT We are working hard to close our … more
This space has never been used for a movie review before. Frankly, it is because there have been a pitifully few movies lately to be excited enough about to review them. Earlier this week I viewed … more
"Don’t Worry, Be Happy!” Bobby McFerrin released that song in the fall of 1988, and it went on to win several top Grammy Awards in 1989.  If you were around in the late 80s and … more
Tomorrow Morning in our Easter Sunday Service at Cannon United Methodist Church our worship will open with the Easter Hymn, “Christ The Lord Is Ris’n Today!” This beautiful song … more
Sometimes I complain about living in a small town. My mother tells me I do it all too often. Well, I was happy late last week to be in a small town. My car’s instrument panel … more
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