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Bedford County Yesteryears

Yesteryears-January 2021

Melissa M. Edwards
Posted 1/7/21

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...

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Bedford County Yesteryears

Yesteryears-January 2021


**JANUARY 1818

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.

ADVERTISEMENT - New goods have just received direct from Philadelphia and New York. An additional supply of merchandise, suitable for the present and approaching season which they are disposed to sell now. Thompson & Wardlaw.

BEDFORD COUNTY - Taken up by William Christian near Telfords Mill a sorrel mare 14 or 15 years old, 11 and half hands high, a star in her forehead, some saddle spots, branded on the shoulder A J T and on the buttock T L appd. to 15 dollars.

NOTICE - Close your accounts. The undersigned having moved from Shelbyville has placed his accounts in the hands of Levi C. Roberts, Esq. to whom those indebted will make payment. J. B. Pendergast.

ADVERTISEMENT - Cabinett Business. The subscriber returns his sincere thanks to his friends and customers in general and begs leave to inform them and the public that he has just received a supply of mahogany timber which he will make into furniture and sell unusually low for cash. He also has an elegant stock of cherry and walnut timber well-seasoned and suitable for his business, and he flatters himself that from employing none but the best of hands, that non who may favor him with their custom shall have cause to complain either from the quality of the work or his prices. All those indebted to the subscriber will please to call and make immediate payment as longer indulgence cannot be given. Ethelared Williams.

**JANUARY 1949

AT THE THEATRES - Now showing at the Princess Theatre: "Easter Parade," "Lula Beele" featuring Dorothy Lamour and "Robin Hood" featuring Errol Flynn. Now showing at the Bedford Theatre: "One Touch of Venice" featuring Ava Gardner and "Under Colorado Sky" featuring Roy Rogers.

SHELBYVILLE - Miss Delaine Pierce will begin her work as Home Demonstration agent Saturday, according to a recent announcement by Curtis Smallin, Bedford County Farm agent. Miss Pierce, a native of Big Sandy, Tenn. is a graduate of George Peabody College, Nashville. She majored in Home Economics and has had three years of experience of Home Demonstration work. Miss Pierce will work with the 21 Home Demonstration Clubs now operating in Bedford County, and with the 4-H Club girls in the county.

WARTRACE - Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sharp of Livingstone, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Shriver of Nashville, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Smotherman, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Grady Smotherman and son, David, of Shelbyville, were Christmas guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Smotherman.

ADVERTISEMENT - Our New Year's resolutions are for you! More service! More Savings! To make this a complete one stop shopping center we have added Birds Eye frozen foods. Featured specials include pure lard (4 pounds) for 72 cents, fresh dressed hens 49 cents a pound, minutes steaks 75 cents a pound and Boston butt pork roast 49 cents a pound. Milner's Supermarket. North Main Street.

FLAT CREEK - Miss Emma Lee Shoffner of Flat Creek entertained last evening with a Rook party in her home. For the affair, which took place at 7:30 o'clock, the guests company included Misses Joan Cannon, Emily Shofner and Joe Cunningham, all of Shelbyville, Russell George of Petersburg, Johnnie Gray of Lynchburg, Josh Bearden of Flat Creek and Charles Bullington of Shelbyville. High scorer for the evening was Mr. Gray and Mr. Bullington was low scorer. At the close of the evening the hostess served refreshments. Preceding the party Miss Shoffner complimented the girls with a supper.

SHELBYVILLE - Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Epperson and son, Jimmy Jr., of Arkansas, have returned home after spending the Christmas Holidays here with relatives and friends. Thursday and Thursday night, they were the guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Theron A. Bracey, and son Theron, Jr. of Carter Street. The Epperson's son was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Williams and son, Don, of Fairview Avenue. During their visit here they were complimented with several social affairs. The Epperson's are former Shelbyvillians.

**JANUARY 1980

SHELBYVILLE - Madison Street School will have its annual Chili Supper and open house, January 26th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The general public is invited. Tickets can be obtained from students, the school office, or at the door. Teachers will be in classrooms from 5:00 to 5:45 PM for first and second grade; 5:45 to 6:30 PM for third and fourth; and 6:30 to 7:00 PM for fifth. Money raised by the supper will be used to pay an art teacher for the school. Parents are asked to volunteer help serving the dinner and baked goods.

ADVERTISEMENT - Take the chill off! Bring in this coupon and have yourself a hot, delicious steak dinner at the friendliest place in town. The Golden Corral Family Steak House, Madison Street.

SPORTS - SCHS teams topple Lincoln County. Shelbyville Golden Eagles played top defense all the way and good offense in spurts to topple Lincoln County's Falcons 71-44. The Eaglettes pulled away in the final three minutes to edge the Lincoln County girls 36-32 last night at CHS gym. Forward Al Bellenfant's 14 points in the first half led the Shelbyville assault. Guard Ricky Adcock pumped in 8 points in the third quarter to keep the Eagles' offense going. Myra Fishback's field goal at the 3:02 mark sent Shelbyville ahead 32-30 and Debora Stone's pair of free throws made it 34-30. Dee Dee Travis scored at 1:37 to play to chop the Eaglettes' lead to 34-32. Stone drove the baseline to score on a layup with 10 seconds to left to make it 36-32.

SHELBYVILLE - Honor Court was held for Boy Scouts in the Three Rivers District on Sunday, and several scouts were honored for various achievements, including one scout who was advanced to Eagle Scout. Chris Carroll of Troop 390 received his Eagle Scout award. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Carroll. Others being advanced were Mike Riddle and Jeff Claxton, Troop 390, to Scout; Don Taylor and Billy Joe Roberts, Troop 390, to Tenderfoot; Sean Crabtree and Mike Reed, Troop 390, to Second Class; David Mooneyham and Tim Shavers, Troop 390, to First Class; Steve Blessing and Benny Eady, Troop 155 to Life; Brad Cleek, Troop 370. To Second Class; Brian Smith and Chris Moore, Troop 370, to Star; and Damon Marsh, Troop 370 to Tenderfoot.

NOW SHOWING - Bo Derek and Dudley Moore in "10" at the Capri Theatre.

BELL BUCKLE - William D. Hoover, Mrs. Judith Doss and daughter Randle, all of Bell Buckle, have returned from a five-day theatre tour in New York City. As participants in the 50th annual tour, they saw five plays, "Romantic Comedy," "Peter Pan," "The Elephant Man," "Evita," and "Oklahoma."

Edwards is the granddaughter of the late Tim and Helen Marsh, who originated the column.