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2023 could be one of Shelbyville’s best years. Or it could turn out not so well. What we see by next New Year’s will depend on cooperation, ambition, and a forward-thinking … more
According to the Tennessee Department of Corrections, 94% of incarcerated people in Tennessee will be released in three years. Lt. Chris Cook, programs director at the Bedford County Jail, asked a … more
I would not describe myself as a climate activist. But I would describe myself as a conservationist. That is, I believe we should be good stewards of what we have here on earth. And I believe this … more
On November 8, voters will head to the polls. This year, you will have a key vote to cast on four constitutional amendments, including Amendment 1, which would enshrine right-to-work in our state … more
No, I don’t remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001.    But that doesn’t stop me from trying to understand and “remember” through other peoples’ … more
Sadly, a part of the Times-Gazette content includes obituaries. Actually, it is statistically known to be the most read section of the newspaper. It is how we say our final goodbyes to those in our … more
To run with a party or not run with a party? The outcomes of this last county commission election were interesting. A handful of Republican victors will now be occupying the seats of Independents. … more
I was intrigued by a statement Mayor Chad Graham made recently about the property tax increase and pay scale readjustment. “So, when we look at this number and it seems like a great … more
As you’ve probably noticed in the last month, candidates are out heavily campaigning for county offices, prior to the Aug. 4 General Election.   There’s still time to early vote. … more
Bedford County, like many other surrounding areas, has a homeless issue. Is it larger than others?   Regardless, it is still something that has to be dealt with in a proper manner. Given the … more
Development has its benefits. Prospective new development has fueled what years of begging and pleading by longtime locals couldn’t accomplish: The state is signalizing the U.S. 231 … more
The Cascade community has expressed to me this week that citizens in attendance at Tuesday’s school board meeting should have been recognized with their questions and comments.   Please … more
Can a community grow too fast? With all the developments coming to Bedford it’s hard not to think about that question. If you’ve talked to me before, you probably know I am from … more
The recent disclosure that a leak to the public has occurred—one disclosing the upcoming ruling by the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Roe vs. Wade abortion … more
Editor’s note: In today’s issue you will find a photo of this week’s gas prices. In Shelbyville, we leveled in most places at around $4.15 per gallon. With this increase, how will … more
This week I was looking over the COVID count numbers for the county, as I normally do. (We are down to 4 cases, as of last report of April 9.)   Then, I saw a Facebook post by John Carney … more
Easter is such a great time to humble ourselves like little children. I still love Easter egg hunts.  While I love chocolate and peanut butter like a kid, my greatest joy has been sharing the Easter story over the years. more
We look in our rear view mirrors a lot. Some days we see beautiful scenery, like sunrises and sunsets. Other days, it seems like everyone is on our back. more
I wanted to take a minute today to address a Facebook post (something I don’t really do much) in which a follower commented in reference to T-G post: 35 Cases of COVID in Bedford County. She plainly stated, ‘We don’t care.’   more
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted some to ask my thoughts on the matter. I spent a large portion of my career in national defense and national security, and I’m honored to respond. more
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