Read Across America
Various local schools and libraries held Dr. Seuss-themed events to celebrate "Read Across America Day," which is timed to the birthday of the beloved children's author, born Theodor Seuss Geisel. Pictured here are Argie Cooper Public Library's...
Bell Buckle Fire Department Chili Cookoff
Bell Buckle Volunteer Fire Department held its annual chili cookoff on Saturday.
The life of Pup the dog was saved by Shelbyville firefighters Matthew Barnard and Jason Richardson, with the help of Bedford County Emergency Medical Services supervisor Brian Bruce, on Thursday morning. A stove in the home of Pup's owners, Kirby...
Mardi Gras parade
Christian Care Center of Bedford County held a Mardi Gras parade on Ash Wednesday, March 5. The parade was a day late because of the weather. Residents ate king cake after the parade.
Chili, Chicken and Chocolate festival
The Chili, Chicken and Chocolate festival, a competitive cookoff, was held Saturday at The Fly Arts Center. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2057913.html.
Janice Wright benefit
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2057316.html.
Fat Tuesday pancake supper
First United Methodist Church held a Fat Tuesday pancake supper on March 4. Shrove Tuesday, also called Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, is observed in churches or cultures that follow the liturgical calendar, as a day of indulgence before the...
A 'Ladies' Day Out'
See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2055732.html.
MTBN gives kudos, talks about travel
The Middle Tennessee Business Network gathered Thursday for its weekly meeting at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. Nakai Waynick, of Celebration Travel, spoke to the group about upcoming trips and vacation packages. For more...
MTEC fourth birthday party
The Middle Tennessee Education Center (MTEC) celebrated its fourth birthday with a Chamber Coffee on Thursday.
Chamber Membership Meeting and Awards Luncheon 2013
See stories at http://www.t-g.com/story/2052883.html and http://www.t-g.com/story/2052880.html
FFA Section 2014
Photos of local FFA activities.
Mandy Jean Reception
Mandy Jean and her mother, Det. Carol Jean, held a reception Sunday in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church to thank the community for donations which led to the purchase of a wheelchair lift-equipped van. Mandy has cerebral palsy,...
Cruising into fun
Thirty area residents enjoyed a cruise to Routan Bay, Honduras., Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico, and Belize on the Norwegian Jewell.
The travelers enjoyed food, entertainment including nightly karaoke with Rhonda Nerren, and sailing the...
Woman's Club hears musical duo
The mother-daughter duo of Shelia Shavers and Ashley Woodard entertained members of Shelbyville Woman's Club at their monthly meeting.
Traders Bank ham day
Traders Bank on North Main Street held its annual customer appreciation ham day on Wednesday. Visitors enjoyed the ham biscuits and other treats, prepared and served by Charles Armstrong, Roberta Collins, Carolyn Conner, Jane and Waymon Grubbs,...
'Rode West' at Flat Creek club
The band Rode West -- Clayton Claxton, bass & vocals; Monty Clay Claxton, lead guitar & vocals; Tim Boone, drums & vocals; and Buddy Ellithorpe, keyboard -- performed at the Feb. 1 meeting of Flat Creek Community Club. As usual, the evening began...
Volunteers at Hope Lodge
Volunteers from various teams in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Bedford County traveled to Nashville to serve dinner and give gift bags to residents at Hope Lodge, an American Cancer Society facility that provides free lodging for...
Images of education: Terri Overcast classroom
A visually appealing classroom can enhance a child's education, stirring the imagination. Terri Overcast creates a stimulating environment for her second-grade students at Cascade Elementary School. See the stories at...
Terri Overcast, a busy teacher
See the stories at http://www.t-g.com/story/2049057.html and http://www.t-g.com/story/2049058.html.
Sunday Conversation: Mary Pitner
Photos to accompany the "Sunday Conversation" with educator Mary Pitner. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2049051.html.
Ms. Wheelbilly Pageant 2014
The tongue-in-cheek annual pageant, featuring male contestants in pageant dresses, is organized by the Wheelbillies team in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. The contestant raising the most money is crowned "Ms. Wheelbilly." This year's...
John Lane benefit
A benefit was held Saturday at Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center for the medical expenses of pancreatic cancer patient John Lane.
Gearing up for the Habitat Ball
Local businesses are gearing up for this year's Habitat For Humanity Ball, which takes place Feb. 8 at the Blue Ribbon Club in Shelbyville. The ball steering committee has been planning the event, which benefits Bedford Builds Habitat For Humanity,...
4H Banquet honors excellence
Each year, Bedford County 4-H holds its annual banquet to honor members who have worked hard on their projects.
Currently Bedford County has over 1,800 youth enrolled in 4-H activities, which teach life skills to youth in grades 4-12.
A visit from President Obama
President Barack Obama arrived in Nashville on Jan. 30, 2014 on the final leg of a post-State of the Union tour to promote his plan to expand early childhood education.
Boys & Girls Club remembers MLK
The Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. Day art contest with the theme of "Equality For All." On Monday, Jan. 20, the winners were announced and given trophies and Walmart gift cards. Trophies were provided by Gary...
Habitat ball sponsors party 2014
The Bedford Builds Habitat for Humanity Ball Sponsors and Patrons Party took place Jan. 25 at the home of Virginia Stewart and Gene Schaeffer. The ball, which raises nearly enough funds each year to build one local Habitat home, will take place Feb....
Rayz'n Cain 4 Relay Dance and Live Auction
The annual event, sponsored by the Strength In Numbers team in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, features the band Rayz'n Cain as well as a live auction. It was held Jan. 25 at the Blue Ribbon Circle.
Ike Farrar turns 95
A 95th birthday party for Ike Farrar was held Jan. 18 at Flat Creek Community Club. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2043869.html
Community names homecoming attendants
Community High School will host its homecoming Friday, Jan. 17. The ceremony will begin at 5:15 with the game against Fayetteville City Following at 6 p.m.
Small Talk: Do you have a nickname?
Thanks to students from Bedford County School-Age Care Program for participating.
David Thomas speaks to Woman's Club
David Thomas, a Bedford County native, served as the special guest during the gathering of the Shelbyville Woman's Club Wednesday. Thomas, of Daystar Counseling Ministries, spoke about growing up in Bedford County as well as his latest book,...
Lights of Love Christmas 2013
Bedford County Medical Association Alliance hosted it's annual "Lights for Love" tree-lighting ceremony during a recent open house at Christian Care Center of Bedford County. For every $5 tax-deductible contribution by an individual or group, an...
FCB honors employees with service awards
First Community Bank awarded service awards to deserving employees at the bank's Christmas dinner last month held at the Blue Ribbon Circle.
Southside entertained by natural history
The Natural History Education Company of the Midsouth recently visited Southside Elementary School.
Playful bugs invade Southside
Last month, Southside music teacher Jessica Scruggs directed the 2nd and 3rd graders in "A Bug's Christmas." The bugs face a dilemma when the termites eat the Christmas lights off of the tree. Everyone is in a buzz over what has happened and the...
Sharing Christmas with nursing home residents
Christy Warren and her family held another successful year of Christy's Cuddlies for Clera. The 8-year-old mission provides toiletries, stuffed animals and other items for nursing home residents. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2037263.html
Boys & Girls Club members like holiday treats
Members of Bedford County's Boys & Girls Club enjoyed a special Christmas party that included plenty of gifts, thanks to donations from Toys For Tots. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2036554.html
Holiday spirit fills Community
Sounds of the season filled the air recently as Community Middle and Community High School celebrated "Christmas at Community," a holiday concert that showcased the combined talents of choirs and bands from both schools.
Under the direction of...
Sunday Conversation: Helen Johnson
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2035080.html
Heritage South gingerbread house contest
Employees of Heritage South Credit Union participated in a gingerbread house building contest. Employees and visitors were invited to vote on their favorite.
The event was part of the employee fun committee's 12 Days of Christmas, events also...
Laughter and surprises mark MTBN party
Middle Tennessee Business Network gathered for its holiday celebration at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. Festivities included a game of Dirty Santa, tasty treats and lots of laughter. The purpose of MTBN is to network to promote...
2013 City Outreach toy giveaway
City Outreach Ministries held its annual toy giveaway Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Needy children received toys and a bicycle along with food for their families.
2013 Wine Walk
Many merchants on and near the Shelbyville square offered wine samples to visitors Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Participants were urged to donate a toy.
Dancers perform at Woman's Club
Dancy's Christmas Angels made a stop at the Shelbyville Woman's Club Wednesday afternoon. Members as well as several special guests enjoyed the young performers' first recital.
2013 Shelbyville Christmas Parade
The 2013 Shelbyville Christmas Parade was held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
O Christmas trees
The Christmas carol "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" could refer to Linda Mathews' home.
Mathews decorates her home every year with Christmas trees -- eight of them.
Decoration time in Shelbyville
The Shelbyville Satellite Group, which is part of the larger Cheekwood Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America (EGA), recently gathered for its 28th annual tree decorating. Each year, the group gathers at a different bank and decorates a...
Red carpet movie screening in Bell Buckle
A screening of the movie "Final Recourse," starring Teri Polo, Tia Carrere and Chazz Palminteri, was held Saturday night at Bell Buckle Banquet Hall. Producers Jeffrey and Elaine Edell, the brother and sister-in-law of Bell Buckle attorney Linda...
Craig & Wheeler Realty & Auction is auctioning 600-plus guns Friday and Saturday at Calsonic Arena. The guns are from the estate of the late William "Bill" Hornaday.
Seniors remember Thanksgivings past
Special thanks to members of the Shelbyville-Bedford County Senior Citizens Center for participating in this special edition of Small Talk.
Chamber holiday mixer draws crowd
The Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce held its annual holiday mixer Tuesday night at the Blue Ribbon Club on the grounds of the Celebration.
City Outreach Thanksgiving
City Outreach Ministries held its annual Thanksgiving lunch on Saturday, Nov. 23. It served about 1,000 meals and gave away 100 frozen turkeys. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2027533.html
Festival of Trees 2013
The Fly Arts Center held the annual Festival of Trees on Saturday, Nov. 23. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2027534.html
Gifts From The Heart
Gifts from the Heart, or Alternative Christmas, was held on Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. The annual event allowed people to donate money to charities in honor of or in memory of someone versus buying a traditional Christmas gift. Ten...
American Education Week
The Gilliland Historical Resource Center Inc. honored educators on Saturday for American Education Week.
Central Great Canned Food Drive 2013
Shelbyville Central High School concluded its annual Great Canned Food Drive on Friday, Nov. 22. Students collected 20,865 items for charity.
Community Middle Basketball Homecoming Court
Community Middle High School's basketball homecoming court was announced recently.
Sparkle and comfort top holiday trends
Photos from the J Jordan fashion show at Riverbend Country Club. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2024416.html
Local businesses have begun hosting holiday open houses. The Times-Gazette will publish this schedule each Wednesday. Here's what's happening this weekend.
The New Covenant Christian Bookstore
Friday Nov. 15 and Saturday Nov. 16
Open until 7...
Lockdown at SCHS
A prank phone call placed on Friday morning, Nov. 15, about a gun caused Shelbyville Central High School to be placed on lockdown. No one was hurt, authorities said. Students were given the option to go home once the school was searched. See the...
Good Samaritan coffee
The Good Samaritan Association Appreciation Coffee on Thursday provided a feast of great eats for all to enjoy.
Leadership Bedford held local government day on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Liberty School Veterans Day
Liberty school held its ceremony honoring local veterans Monday morning.
2013 Veterans Day program at Community Elementary/Middle
The Veterans Day program at Community Elementary and Middle Schools on Nov. 11, 2013.
Southside Veterans Day program
Southside Elementary School honored veterans Monday on Veterans Day.
2013 Veterans Day program at Cascade Elementary School
The student body of Cascade Elementary took time from their studies Monday to honor family members who have served in the armed forces with a Veterans Day program.
2013 Veterans Day program at East Side Elementary
Students commemorated Veterans Day at East Side Elementary School on Nov. 11, 2013.
Boyces bring new life to cabin
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2021710.html
Celerbration City Car Club Swap Meet and Christmas Village
The annual event was held Nov. 9, 2013 at and near Calsonic Arena.
Backyard Barbecue Cookoff
City Outreach Ministries hosted a barbecue cookoff on Saturday, with several veteran teams with experience at high-profile barbecue events participating. An auction was held as well.
Bike Rally and Poker Run
A poker run and motorcycle rally to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the Tennessee Fisher House started and ended at 82 Market in Bell Buckle. Maj. Gen. David Garza was the guest of honor.
CDC Chamber Coffee
The Child Development Center hosted a Chamber Coffee on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at the Shelbyville-Bedford Chamber of Commerce.
Rotary distributes dictionaries
Shelbyville Rotary Club presented dictionaries last month to each third grade student in Bedford County public schools. Interact Club members assisted with the distribution. In each classroom, students competed to see who could find a specified word...
School news 11/3/13
School news photos, many of them from the honor roll section in our Nov. 3, 2013 print edition.
Schools come together for character
Last week sophomore students from The Webb School came to Southside Elementary School to help where they were needed. Students helped file, cut, sort, read, tutor and even help out in art class. Webb students are required to perform a certain number...
Halloween on the square
Trick-or-treaters swarmed the Shelbyville square for tasty treats on the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
Fall festivals attract large crowds
Hundreds of children turned out for early Halloween events Wednesday evening, including First Baptist's Fall Festival, which was free to the public. Trick-or-Treating will also take place tonight on the Shelbyville Square from 3 to 5 p.m. Officials...
Tennessee Civil War Trails marker dedication
A Tennessee Civil War Trails marker was dedicated on Wednesday, Oct. 30, on the south lawn of the Courthouse.
Nashville Rocks Bedford County
The Nashville Rocks Bedford County concert was Saturday, Oct. 26 at Calsonic Arena.
Child Safety Day
United Way of Bedford County held its annual Child Safety Day on Saturday, Oct. 26 at H.V. Griffin Park.
Spooktacular 5K run-walk
A variety of people, ghosts, ghouls, characters from "The Wizard of Oz" and more ran and walked at the Spooktacular on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Spooktacular costume contest
The Spooktacular 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 26, was a time for ghouls, ghosts and lots of fun.
Plein Air Art Event
Bell Buckle Arts Council hosted its first Plein Air Event on Saturday in and around the downtown area. Artists braved the nippy weather to paint Bell Buckle in all its small-town charm -- and to sell their works to tourists. The arts council hopes...
A visit from Father Emmanuel
The Rev. Emmanuel Conduah recently visited the Shelbyville area to attend the St. William Catholic Church Festival, staying with his adopted American family, Tom, Luci and Lloyd Taylor.
Conduah is from Ghana, Africa, where he is a priest and a...
Music 'N Memories benefits American Cancer Society
The nostalgia-themed review was held by the Strength In Numbers team in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2016265.html
Webb School Arts & Crafts Festival
The 37th annual festival held in Bell Buckle, accompanied by the Bell Buckle Downtown Show and various vendors around town.
Empty Bowls luncheon
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2015067.html
Monsters at the Library
Children attending Story Hour at Argie Cooper Public Library had a monstrously good time recently as they heard stories, did crafts and went on a monster hunt. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2014079.html
Flat Creek community club
Hillary Bevels and an unnamed, but good, band entertained as Flat Creek Community Club held its monthly get-together Saturday at Flat Creek Community Center.
The Saturday dinners are usually held the first Saturday of each month, but this month's...
Free fish and more at Mt. Lebanon
Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church recently held a free fish fry for the community.
Friends of Argie Cooper Public Library luncheon
Argie Cooper Public Library hosted Shelbyville native David Thomas, a therapist and author on parenting, as the guest speaker for the annual Tennessee Box Luncheon. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2014283.html
Homecoming 2013 at SCHS
Shelbyville Central celebrated homecoming last week with a theme of "Frighten the Falcons."
A week full of fun activities was highlighted by the annual Powder Puff football game and bonfire.
The seniors were the overall class winner for all the...
Music & Memories returns
Music 'N Memories, a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Shelbyville Central High School. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2013908.html
Voices in song
The Community High School band and choir held a pops concert. Oct. 6. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2012888.html
FFA Safety Day Fall 2013
Cascade FFA held Safety Day on Friday, Oct. 4, at Cascade Elementary School.
Duck RiverFest 2013
Duck River Watershed Education Committee Inc. held the annual Duck RiverFest on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the greenway behind Shelbyville Power, Water and Sewerage System. More than 600 fifth-graders attended, organizers said.
A step back in time
Third grade classes from Community Elementary School recently attended the annual "Step Back in Time" festival at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2012448.html
Community homecoming court
Community High School will celebrate Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 11. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. with the game against Forrest to follow at 7 p.m.
SCHS homecoming court
Shelbyville Central High School Homecoming's attendants will be presented on Friday.
Central is hosting a book and game drive this week to benefit the SACP after-school program and the Boys and Girls Club of Bedford County. Any gently used books,...
National Newspaper Week coffee
The Times-Gazette hosted its annual National Newspaper Week coffee on Oct. 8, with homemade goodies and door prizes. Former sports editor Bo Melson was honored on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Bedford Vision held a Style Show Event Thursday to raise funds for Bedford County Cancer Foundation.
The annual Halls Mill Sorghum Squeeze was held Saturday on Paschal Road. Sorghum cane, grown at the site and in the area, was fed into a mule-driven mill to extract the sweet juice. The juice was then boiled down in a fire box to thicken it into the...
Art in the Park
The second annual Art in the Park took place on the Shelbyville Square. Several artists had vendor booths for shoppers to enjoy and live music was featured throughout the day.
25th annual Hoodlum Alley Cruise In
Car enthusiasts to the area enjoyed the 25th annual Hoodlum Alley Cruise In Saturday. The event attracted local folks as well as many visitors to the area who came out to enjoy a trip back in time, as well as good food and company.
Shelbyville Garden Club visits Cheekwood
Members of the Shelbyville Garden Club recently enjoyed a Cheekwood tour, where the highlight of the outing was the Bruce Munro Light Show.
Hope radiates from cancer-fighting project
Shelbyville Central High School graduate Adam Shulman, a medical physicist, has taken his knowledge of cancer radiation treatments to the African country of Senegal. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2010568.html
Rally for Bedford County Missing
A rally to build support for missing persons from Bedford County was held Sun., Sept. 29. 2013 at Bedford County Agriculture Center. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2009215.html
Scouts attend national jamboree
For 10 days this summer, five local Boy Scouts traded the comforts of home and their own bed for a chance to "Go Big, Get Wild" at the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2008454.html
Arrowhead Ranch spaghetti supper
Arrowhead Ranch, near Normandy, held its annual spaghetti supper fund-raiser. The not-for-profit, faith-based residential facility, a working ranch, serves teenage boys. Visitors toured the facility and enjoyed spaghetti, live entertainment, an...
Celebration Pet Day
A dog show and festival to benefit the Shelbyville & Bedford County Humane Association.
National Walking Horse Show
The National Walking Horse Association National Championship Show kicked off Monday at Calsonic Arena. The show, which is the championship for flat shod classes, runs through Saturday and has entries from 24 states.
Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce held a Firehouse Barbecue fundraiser on Monday, Sept. 23, at the Tennessee Fire Service and Code Academy.
Thomas named Blue Ribbon school
Thomas Magnet was named a National Blue Ribbon school on Sept. 24, 2013. Cascade Elementary was named a Blue Ribbon school last year.
Pinwheels for peace
Art stidemts of Angie Jackson at Learning Way Elementary created pinwheels last week in honor of World Peace Day.
Home tour held
Shelbyville Woman's Club held a home tour on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The women toured the homes of Pam and Barry Cooper, Lisa and Roy Turner, and Thesa and Denny Hastings.
POW-MIA Day 2013
National POW-MIA Recognition Day was marked with a ceremony on the west side of the Shelbyville courthouse lawn Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Navy chaplain Jason Porter explained the symbolism of the set table before his father, Donnie Porter, gave the...
Motlow hosts MTEC open house
Motlow State Community College held an open house Tuesday at its Middle Tennessee Education Center satellite campus, 200 Dover St.
Area leaders gathered to support and promote the center, which allows Bedford County residents a chance to gain a...
Liberty football players read to young children
Eleven eighth grade members of the football team arrive at 7:30 a.m. each Thursday to read books to kindergarten and first grade students. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/2004787.html
FCE gets into the spirit of fall
The Town and Country FCE Club recently gathered for a small celebration at Christian Care Center, providing some of the residents with fall-colored decoration for their rooms. Tea or water and cookies were served to the residents in attendance. ...
Shelbyville Adoption Day
Yips and yaps filled the air Saturday, along with a few meows and more than a couple of "awws" from humans looking to take home a new friend as Shelbyville Animal Control, working with Bedford County Animal Control and the Shelbyville & Bedford...
Jesus the Great Physician
Flat Creek Church of Christ held its "Jesus the Great Physician" Vacation Bible School.
Everything's JAKES for youth program participants
Bedford County Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation held its annual JAKES Day event on Aug. 17 at Arrowhead Ranch near Normandy.
JAKES, which stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship, is an NWTF program...
July 4-Labor Day Celebration
Food, fun and music highlighted Shelbyville's long-delayed July 4 celebration, held the night of Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2013.
Cruisin' the Mediterranean
Each summer, a group of friends from the area take a trip together. The ladies include Jane Martin of Shelbyville, Rosemary Sadler of LaVergne, Pam Harris of Chapel Hill, and Vickie Lamb and Barbara Brown of Unionville.
This year, the ladies flew...
Gilmores enjoy trip northwest
Jeff and Linda Gilmore of Bedford County recently enjoyed a trip and submitted their photos for T-G readers to enjoy. Submit your photos to email@example.com.
TWHNC barn decorating contest
The winners of the Stable Decorating Contest, for barns at the Celebration Grounds, were chosen Sunday.
Tintern Abbey Farms won the Mayor's Award, voted on by Shelbyville Mayor Wallace Cartwright and Bedford County Mayor Eugene Ray, and first place...
Celebration sponsor party
Corporate sponsors and members of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration got together Sunday for a barbecue at the home of Keith and Lorraine Rosbury.
Thoughts on the March on Washington
See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1998019.html
Webb staff receive honors
Several residents of Bedford County were honored at The Webb School's opening of school recognition dinner Aug. 12.
A.J. Swafford, a science teacher and middle school girls soccer coach, was honored with the Webb School Parents' Association Faculty...
TCAT summer graduates and honorees
Tennessee College of Applied Technology (formerly Tennessee Technology Center) at Shelbyville recently held graduation exercises for its summer trimester.
Jim Tracy campaign fish fry
State Sen. Jim Tracy held a fish fry for his campaign for the 4th District U.S. House of Representatives seat.
New women's home opens
Women of Grace is a faith-based transitional home for women who have been in jail or are recovering from addictions. The recovery program will provide a home-like environment for women while they focus on their relationship with Jesus, according to...
Happy birthday, Eddie!
Eddie Childress, who works in the Times-Gazette mail room, celebrated his 50th birthday Wednesday morning with his friends at the newspaper. Send photos of your milestone events and adventures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every dog has her (birth)day
Rachel Arnold of Shelbyville hosted a birthday party for her Westie, Lilly, on Aug. 10. Various frends brought their dogs for the celebration. A cake for Lilly and cupcakes (topped with dog treats!) for the other dogs were created by the Rev. Jack...
Picnic at Barnyard Kids
Barnyard Kids day care held a picnic lunch in honor of National Picnic Day. Some classes had their luncheons inside due to weather.
Glen Oaks hosts coffee
Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation welcomed community members to see a closer look at recent renovations last week during a Chamber coffee. The health and rehabilitation center recently underwent improvements in its cafeteria and lobby areas....
Pencil County Classic
The T-PGA Pencil Country Classic was held at River Bend Country Club on Monday afternoon as a benefit for the Child Development center. After the morning session of the tournament, the tournament paused to recognize several individuals for their...
Southside Elementary School teachers continued their annual tradition of visiting the homes of their students on Thursday night, leading up to the first day of the school year. This was the fourth year for the Salamander Stroll, which is organized...
First day at East Side
Students got out early on Monday on the first day of school. East Side dismissed at 9:30 a.m.
Fair fun on Wednesday
Wednesday night was faith and patriotic night, featuring music by N Harmony V and also 11-year-old Gillian Leverette. Fun festivities also included a cornhole tournament and dog show. Daily features include fun rides, a petting zoo and lots of good...
Senior Day at Bedford County Fair
Senior citizens day was held July 31 at the Bedford County Fair, with bingo, an egg toss and other activities.
Connie Davis benefit
A benefit was held on Saturday, July 27, for Connie Davis, who is battling liver disease and is waiting for a transplant. Organizers said the event raised about $17,500.
Friends wish Helen Garner a happy birthday
Helen Garner walked through the doors of the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce to an unusual situation. Though she's regularly at the Chamber for work she does with the organization's Beautification Committee, last week she center of...
Garland King funeral
See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1989112.html
'Mr. Personality' visits MTBN
Middle Tennessee Business Network held a special meeting Thursday at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. Don Wheeler of Smyrna gave a presentation about personality profiles, teaching MTBN members to recognize traits among those they...
About 15 girls ranging from ages 10 to 14 participated in a Babysitting 101 class offered Wednesday at the University of Tennessee Extension office. Taught by UT extension agent Emily Osterhaus, the class was part of a series of classes this week...
Whiskers and Paws day camp
The third annual Whiskers and Paws day camp was held Monday, July 22. The Middle Tennessee Spay and Neuter Clinic, Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Association, Bedford County Animal Control and Shelbyville Animal Control sponsored the event....
Flat Creek celebrates the Fourth
Roger and June Debatin invited the Flat Creek Community Club to their home for roast pig to celebrate July 4. Heavy rain forced a move to the club's Flat Creek clubhouse, but a good time was still had by all as Jim and Inge Wood entertained.
Bedford County Fair / Century Farms coffee
Bedford County Fair hosted a Chamber of Commerce coffee in honor of the county's Century Farms -- family-owned farms in operation for more than 100 years, as certified by Middle Tennessee State University.
Mount Olivet UMC Ice Cream Supper
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, between Shelbyville and Wartrace, held its annual ice cream supper on Saturday night. The fund-raiser, a tradition for decades, featured homemade ice cream as well as hamburgers and hot dogs hot off the grill.
Preschoolers make pottery
On Tuesday, the children from Ms. Menza's Day Care took a trip down to The Fly Arts Center to learn how to make pottery out of clay. They were taught each of the steps in the process and shown how it was done by volunteers. After learning all of the...
Summer reading program carnival
Hundreds of local children enjoyed a festival held Wednesday near the site of the future library. The event was held as a finale to the library's summer reading program.
2013 City Open Tennis Tournament
The 2013 City Open is taking place through July 23 at H.V. Griffin Park in Shelbyville, organized by Shelbyville Tennis Association.
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1987355.html
Retail consultant tours J. Jordan
National retail consultant T.J. Reid led a tour of about 50 small-business owners from across the United States and Canada on a tour of J. Jordan Boutique on Monday. The visit came about because Thompson registered for one of Reid's retail retreats...
Cub Scouts tour Times-Gazette
Local Cub Scouts toured the Times-Gazette facility on Tuesday, with City Editor John I. Carney as their guide. Call 684-1200 to ask about tour availability.
Fairest of the Fair contestants
The upcoming Fairest of the Fair pageant, which will be held Saturday at Shelbyville Central High School, will begin with the younger age groups starting at 2 p.m. The older age groups are expected to compete at approximately 7 and 8 p.m. Young...
Seniors celebrate the Fourth
Rain did not stop a group of senior citizens from celebrating the Fourth of July Thursday at H.V. Griffin Park.
The picnic was originally planned inside anyway because of anticipated heat, according to senior activity director Cindy Allen, so...
Reading with Snowbird
WSMV-TV mascot Snowbird visited the summer reading program at Argie Cooper Public Library.
The Over The Hill Gospel Group sings each week to nursing home and senior care facilities, most recently at Christian Care Center.
FCE Clubs hold annual Share Fair
Members from Bedford County FCE clubs held their annual Share Fair earlier this week at the University of Tennessee Extension Office, with hostess Whitney Danhof, UT Extension Agent. Half of the clubs demonstrated a recipe (the other half shared...
Batting cages re-dedication
The batting cages were re-dedicated Friday, June 28, at H.V. Griffin Park. The cages re-open on Saturday, June 29.
Juneteenth, the oldest nationally-celebrated event commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., was observed June 15 at H.V. Griffin Park and Shelbyville Recreation Center. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1980100.html
Reading in Action
United Way of Bedford County held "Day of Action....Reading in Action" Friday at Argie Cooper Public Library. The event was part of a nationwide "Day of Action" volunteer initiative by local United Way groups.
Volunteer readers read to children at...
Firefighter rope training
Shelbyville Fire Department, Bedford County Fire Department and Bedford County EMS Technical Rescue Team practice high-angle/low-angle rope rescue on Thursday, June 20, at the old Dixie Grain building on Depot Street. Emergency responders have...
Jim Allison retires
A reception was held Wednesday for Jim Allison on the occasion of his retirement as president and CEO of Shelbyville-based Duck River Electric Membership Corp., a member-owned, multi-county electric cooperative. See story at...
Summer reading program
Argie Cooper Public Library's summer reading program, featuring "Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Other Silly Stories" by the South of Broadway Players.
MTSNC open house
Middle Tennessee Spay & Neuter Clinic open house from Monday, June 17.
Additional Walt Wood retirement photos
See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1979297.html
Walt Wood honored at retirement ceremony
Retiring Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce CEO Walt Wood was honored at a ceremony Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Members of the community honored his service. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1979297.html
Not always quiet at the library
Things are really booming at the Argie Cooper Public Library -- literally and figuratively -- as the summer reading program is well under way on Wednesdays at the library.
Last week approximately 500 children from School Aged Childcare Program...
A poetic delight
Members of the Shelbyville Woman's Club welcomed Tennessee State Poet Laureate Maggi Vaughn to their monthly meeting, held June 12 at the Riverbend Country Club. Vaughn, of Bell Buckle, shared several of her poems with the ladies, inducing an hour...
Some of the scenes, including an unexpected press tent performance by Jack Johnson, at Bonnaroo 2013.
Deason fire June 14
Fire struck Friday at Smith Equipment in Deason. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1978149.html
Shelbyville Sharks vs. CATS 6/13/13
The Shelbyville Sharks hosted the CATS Swim Club on Thursday afternoon, but fell by a final team score of 336-266.
Farm Bureau coffee
The ladies of the Farm Bureau hosted their annual Chamber coffee June 11 in honor of Dairy Month. Patrons enjoyed a variety of delicious, homemade treats. See recipes at http://www.t-g.com/story/1977742.html
B-17 Bomber replica on display this weekend
The Memphis Belle, a restored B-17 "flying fortress" bomber will be on display June 15 and 16 at the Smy. For more information on flight tours see http://libertyfoundation.org. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1977773.html
Storm damage June 10, 2013
High winds struck a portion of northern Bedford County - from Highway 82 South just east of U.S. 231 to Bell Buckle-Wartrace Road - on Monday afternoon, June 10, 2013.
Fired Up and Fit 5K Part 2
Look for more Fired Up and Fit galleries later this week!
Wartrace MusicFest 2013
Music fans of all ages gathered for "boogie, blues and barbecue," as promoters promised, at the Wartrace Music Festival Saturday night. Rock, country and bluegrass rang out from the stage as children made their own fun. See story at...
Thomas students display invention
Thomas Magnet School students participated this week in Camp Invention. The kids spend a week inventing a device that would launch a rubber duck. They used recyclable items and unwanted electronics.
"The kids look like mad scientists tearing into...
Southside Elementary School photos
Photos from several different Southside Elementary School activities as submitted to the Times-Gazette.
Fired Up and Fit 5K
More Fired Up and Fit 5K photo galleries early next week.
Fired Up & Fit 5k-Water Slide
Look for more photos to come early next week!
Southside honors students
Since Southside Elementary School kindergarteners and fifth graders have their own graduation ceremonies, first through fourth graders had an honors day to recognize their hard work.
Resident appreciation day
Shelbyville Housing Authority held a resident appreciation day May 31, with food, fun and games.
Southside Kindergarten graduation
Southside Elementary School held graduation ceremonies for its kindergarten
Relay for Life Part 1
The Relay for Life, to benefit the Bedford County chapter of the American Cancer Society, began Friday night, May 1, 2013.
CCC observes National Nursing Home Week
Christian Care Center hosted several activities recently in honor of National Nursing Home week. Activities included an appreciation picnic luncheon, a football toss, soccer kickoff and volleyball games. A "tropical day" was also included in the...
Sorority shares tasty treats
Members of Beta Iota chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha held their "Taste and Tell" dinner at the new home of Shirley McGee with Margaret Hicks co-hosting.
The many dishes that were brought were delicious and pretty in appearance.
After sampling each...
Flat Creek Community Center
Blue Lonesome performed Saturday, May 4 at Flat Creek Community Center's potluck dinner. The crowd was kept entertained and fed, and a few younger members of the crowd discovered their own entertainment.
Teachers of the year and retirees
The Bedford County Board of Education and Superintendent Don Embry honored the 2013 teachers of the year and retiring teachers on Tuesday, May 21 during a ceremony at Shelbyville Central High School. Not all teachers who received recognition were...
CVS opens new store
CVS Pharmacy moved from its old location in Big Springs Shopping Center to a new free-standing store on North Main Street. A grand opening celebration was held Saturday at the new location.
Central graduation 2013
Shelbyville Central High School held its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at Calsonic Arena.
A garden grows at Liberty
Eighth graders at Liberty School have designed a stepping stone garden. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1970157.html
The Little Mermaid
Cascade Elementary School's Drama Club will be presenting "The Little Mermaid" play at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Donations will accepted.
80 years of power and flood control
On May 18, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the bill creating the Tennessee Valley Authority. The following March, Tupelo, Miss., became the first city to get electric power from TVA.
Over the past 80 years, TVA has been involved in power...
TTCS honors grads, perfect attendance
Graduates and those earning perfect attendance awards from Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville.
Fish Fry 2013
Fish Fry 2013
Symphony At The Celebration
The Nashville Symphony made its annual visit to Shelbyville on Tuesday night, with Albert-George Schram at the baton and the Community High School band as special guests. An "instrument petting zoo" an an arts show were among the evening's special...
The Horsepower Unlimited! car, truck and bike show was Saturday at Celebration Grounds Pavilion. Celebration City Region Car Club Inc. was the organizer. A number of original and modified classes were featured.
Environmental Awareness Week
The annual Environmental Awareness Week, coordinated by Bedford County Solid Waste Authority and involving presenters from Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the University of Tennessee Extension, National Resources Conservation Service, Tennessee...
Kids at play
With the end of the school year at hand, first and second grade classes from Community Elementary School were treated to lunch and then unleashed upon Celebration Station at H.V. Griffin Park on Wednesday. Much screaming, running and play followed.
Community High School awards
See full list of awards at http://www.t-g.com/story/1966598.html
National Day of Prayer 2013
See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1965789.html
Singers visit Glen Oaks
A group of gospel singers visited Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center recently.
DUI crash simulation
Bedford County Emergency Medical Services, Shelbyville Police Department and Shelbyville Fire Department presented a mock DUI crash for students at Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1963425.html .
Professional Women's Luncheon 2013
WLIJ-AM and WZNG-AM held their annual Professional Women's Luncheon on Wednesday at the Blue Ribbon Circle. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1963097.html .
Youth Art Month
The Bedford County Art Teachers held their annual Youth Art Month Show on April 21. Artwork from every Bedford County School was represented in the show. Approximately 1,500 people came to the reception to view the art made by very talented students...
Goodwin travels the world
Goodwin the bear has traveled the world to help Tim Miller's students learn about geography. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1961331.html
Arrowhead Ranch 5K Run/Walk
Close to 100 participants gathered at Arrowhead Ranch Saturday to take part in the third annual 5K Run/Walk.
Readers share fashion photos
With warmer temperatures finally here comes the opportunity to break out colorful and fun spring clothes. It's especially fun to see children sporting their favorite spring trends. T-G readers submitted the following photos of their spring...
Duck River winners April 2013
It was a crisp, cool night for several drivers who found their way into victory lane at Duck River Raceway on Saturday night. Drivers who made their way to victory lane are:
Cascade band rocks Disney
For Cascade High School's band, a once-every-four-years trip was a once-in-a-lifetime event.
The band marched in the Electric Light Parade at Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Over 100 band members, along with some family members, made the trip.
Hee Haw & Howdy keeps on keeping on
"Hee Haw & Howdy," a benefit for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, runs Friday and Saturday at Central High School. The show is in the style of the classic TV variety show "Hee Haw," and combines cornpone humor with serious country music....
Take a Kid Hunting Day
The Bedford County Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation had a "take a kid hunting" event on opening day of juvenile turkey hunting season, March 23. Participating youth went through the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency...
Garden members celebrate spring
The Shelbyville Garden Club held its annual Spring Luncheon on March 20th at Riverbend Country Club, with 24 members and five guests attending. See full story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1956611.html
Easter fun at Fair Haven
The Fair Haven Baptist Church Easter Festival was held at the church this past Saturday with an estimated 2,000 in attendance.
It was a great family event full of games with prizes, inflatables and a petting zoo.
Cotton candy, snow cones and a lot...
Thomas Magnet School recently celebrated efforts from their school fundraiser, "The Tiger Run. Many students participated and the top three sales people got the chance to "paint" principal Mindi Dewitt, coach Josh Young, and teacher Laura Houp. ...
Mule Day participants camp at Henry Horton
Participants in the upcoming Mule Day festivities in Columbia camped out the first part of the week at Henry Horton State Park, using it as a base for rides through the rural area. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1955694.html .
Southside Easter Egg Hunt
Excitement was in the air on Thursday at Southside Elementary School for more reasons than the fact that it was the last day before Spring Break and it was a full moon! The kindergartners were bursting with excitement to have their Easter egg hunts.
'Count the Basketballs' winners
You didn't have to be a basketball pro to win with the "Count the Basketballs" contest part of the Times-Gazette / Kincaid Bracket Bucks contest. While most filled out the NCAA bracket for a chance at winning the first place local prize of a 42"...
Passover at Ransom UMC
For the second year in a row, Ransom United Methodist Church in Deason held a Passover Seder meal, with Rabbi Ken Gibbs of Yeshuat Yisrael, a Messianic Jewish congregation in Franklin, conducting the proceedings. See story at
Duck River winners celebrate
Winners from Duck River Raceway Park on March 16 pose in victory lane with their hardware after claiming their respective victories.
The inaugural "Brightest Star in the Sky" conference was held Saturday at Harris Middle School. The conference, led by teacher Nancy Weatherhead, focused on helping middle school-aged girls live their best lives.
Alta Avenue fire
The home of Matt and Christy Tiller on Alta Avenue in Shelbyville burned Sunday, March 24, 2013. Heat melted vinyl siding on the neighboring home of Robert Martin. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1953132.html
Players remember Korley
The Liberty School baseball team remembered the late Korley Davis, a Liberty school who died of lung disease in 2011, in a ceremony on Tuesday. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1952059.html
Central holds National Honor Society induction
Shelbyville Central High School's National Honor Society held its induction ceremony on March 12. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1952481.html
Courthouse bomb threats
Emergency crews went into action after a bomb threat was called in to Bedford County Courthouse at mid-morning Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Another threat was made during the time the building was evacuated. See story at...
Caregiver Relief Pancake Supper
The Caregiver Relief Pancake Supper, held at First United Methodist on the Square, drew its usual large crowd Tuesday evening. Patrons enjoyed hot and fresh pancakes, silent and live auctions, and a chance to socialize on a pretty evening.
Paws for A Cause run/walk
The Paws for a Cause 5K run and mile walk was held Saturday, March 16, 2013.
Small Talk: What is Daylight Savings Time?
Kindergarten students at Southside Elementary School.
Jim Tracy fundraiser
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) was the guest of honor at a fund-raiser for State Sen. Jim Tracy's campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. The event was held at the home of Tanya and David Coffey.
Shelbyville Central's Golden Eagle soccer team hosted the 5th annual Eaglepalooza this past Friday night.
Coach Neal Gordon and the team started Eaglepalooza as a spin-off of the popular video game "Rock Band" but this was the third year the event...
Celebrity Waiter Luncheon 2013
Celebrity waiters and supporters at the American Cancer Society's annual Celebrity Waiter Luncheon held March 5, 2013 at Blue Ribbon Circle. See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1947210.html
Community Elementary School cheered on the Community High School basketball team as they were on their way to the sub-state tournament on Monday.
A Special Olympics volleyball competition was held Friday at Coffee County High School.
Chili Day at Senior Center
The Shelbyville-Bedford County Senior Citizens Center celebrated National Chili Day on Thursday with a potluck chili lunch. Four members prepared a variety of chili recipes, and tea and dessert were also provided.
FCE Achievement Night
The Bedford County Family & Community Education Clubs (FCE) held its annual Achievement Program on Tuesday, February 26 at the UT Extension Office in Shelbyville. Members from the FCE clubs throughout the county shared the evening together for a...
Spay Day 2013
See story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1945745.html
New hospital CEO introduced
A coffee was held to introduce new Heritage Medical Center CEO David Bunch to the community.
Smokestack Theatre Festival 2013
The 10th annual Smokestack Theatre Festival was held last week at Community High School. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1943504.html
Small Talk: What is your favorite movie, and what character would you play in the movie?
Special thanks to third grade students at Eakin Elementary School for participating in this week's Small Talk.
Senior Circle celebrates in Hollywood style
A full house gathered last week in celebration of Senior Circle's seventh anniversary.
Senior Circle is a program geared toward senior citizen that is sponsored by Heritage Medical Center. Nearly 400 members participate in the program, which meets...
Safety Day 2013
Local emergency service agencies held a public safety day Saturday at Calsonic Arena, with displays and activities.
First Responder Youth Academy
Bedford County Emergency Medical Services held its first-ever First Responder Youth Academy this year, with 23 students from all three public high schools learning advanced first aid and rescue techniques. See a story about the program in today's...
Small Talk: If you could change one rule at your house, what would it be?
Special thanks to Harris Middle School 8th graders for participating in this week's Small Talk.
Find Your Character
Shelbyville Central High School's drama class performed for Shelbyville Woman's Club during its monthly meeting. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1941199.html
FCE ladies share love at nursing home
Town & Country FCE recently hosted a party for residents of Christian Care Center of Bedford County. Cookies and juice were served, and members of the club and staff members of CCC assisted residents in creating Valentine's Day decorations for their...
Dudes looked like a lady - to battle cancer
The Wheelbillies Relay for Life Team held its annual Wheelbillies Womanless Pageant on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Liberty School.
Men from across the county dressed as women and took part in this fun evening to raise money for the American Cancer...
Traders Bank ham day
Traders Bank held its annual ham day on Wednesday.
Black History Month coffee
In honor of Black History Month, the Shelbyville Vicinity Club in partnership with the Gilliland Historical Resource Center hosted its 15th annual coffee Tuesday morning at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. Attendees enjoyed a...
Out of this world
Southside Elementary School third grade teacher Mary Tim Cook has been teaching third-grade science classes about the solar system. As a special project, students made their own models of the solar system.
Flat Creek festivity
A small crowd gathered last Saturday at Flat Creek Community Center to enjoy the monthly music night.
Israel calls pastor, and he responds
The Rev. Ron Adams of Emmanuel Baptist Church loves to visit the Holy Land. See Doug Dezotell's story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1936728.html .
Short-lived snows coat Bedford County
Two short-lived snowfalls left a white coating across Bedford County on the mornings of Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. The relatively-rare Southern snows left snowy sights and brought out many fun-seekers.
Community photos 2-1-13
Members of the Senior Citizens Center celebrating birthdays in January were, in front, King Bill Davidson and Queen Margaret Stewart; and in back, Wally Bushar, Norman Thompson and Sam Gunter.
Habitat Ball Sponsor Party
The Habitat for Humanity Ball Sponsors and Patrons Party took place Jan. 19 at the home of Keith and Lorraine Rosbury. The ball, which raises nearly enough funds each year to build one local Habitat home, will take place Feb. 9 at the Blue Ribbon...
Southside Elementary canned food drive
The Southside Elementary School Student Council recently held a canned food drive to help those who needed extra help during the winter season. Each day had a different theme, and certain items were requested. Winning classes got to do special...
FCB honors employees for years of service
First Community Bank recently recognized its employees for their dedication to the local bank during a Service Awards ceremony.
Community basketball homecoming court
Community High School will be having its basketball homecoming Friday, Jan. 18. The ceremony will begin at 5:45 p.m. The teams will match up against Fayetteville City at 6:30 p.m.
Shelbyville Woman's Club January 2013
Billy Hix, a local educator from Shelbyville who has had a passion for space and science his entire life, visited the Shelbyville Woman's Club Wednesday during the club's monthly meeting held at the Riverbend Country Club.
TTCS honors grads, perfect attendance
Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville recently held graduation ceremonies for day students, recognizing both graduates and those with perfect attendance for the fall trimester.
Nothin' but a hound dog
Photos from Davis Branch Blueticks Kennel; see story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1925969.html
An addition to tradition
Christy Warren and grandsons Caine and Andon Warren continued their holiday cheer by delivering "cuddlies" to local nursing homes.
Christy and Caine have teamed up for the mission for the past several years and this was the first year 8-year-old...
CDC holds Christmas party
The Child Development Center held its annual Christmas party Thursday at Fairlane Church of Christ.
Santa arrived bearing gifts and spent time listening to the wishes of each child.
The CDC provides educational/early intervention services to...
Santa and Mrs. Claus at Argie Cooper Public Library
The story time room at Argie Cooper Public Library was packed Dec. 19 with lots of anxious boys and girls each ready to greet and read stories with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa and Mrs. Claus each read a story to eager listeners: Santa read the story...
Mission to Moldova
Rev. Scott Reed of Midland Heights Baptist Church and Herbert Derickson, the church's worship leader, recently returned from a trip overseas to Moldova, a very small country between Romania and the Ukraine.
CIty Outreach Distribution Day 2012
City Outreach Ministries' annual distribution day for toys, clothing and food to the needy was held Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Pastor Scott Horn said approximately 800-900 people were served.
What can be done to make schools safer?
The T-G asked adults in downtown Shelbyville on Tuesday, "What can be done to make schools in Bedford County safer than they are now?"
Here's your sign
Sign spinner Anthony Moreli makes multiple moves to gain the attention of passing motorists -- and, most importantly, sell a product. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1920179.html
Liberty announces homecoming court
Liberty recently announced its homecoming court, which included Bailey Phelps, Savannah McCullough, Lexi Sanders, Kyleigh Hardy, Hannah Preston, Sierra Carr, Kaitlyn Darnell and Macey Hix. Bailey Phelps was named queen.
Sip, Shop and Stroll the Square
Merchants and participants enjoy the "Sip, Shop and Stroll the Square" event on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. A wine walk and tours of lofts on and near the Shelbyville square were offered. Proceeds went to Shelbyville's Our Town efforts to improve the...
Thomas Magnet School showcase
Thomas Magnet School held its showcase night.
Community Middle School superlatives
Community Middle School named superlatives among eighth graders.
SMALL TALK: What class do you wish was taught in the eighth grade?
Thanks to students at Liberty School for participating.
Sponsors thanked by Habitat committee
February will mark the 15th anniversary for the annual Habitat for Humanity Ball, one of the community's signature events of the year, which brings folks together for a great time while typically raising enough money to build a local home for a...
Shelbyville Christmas Parade Part 2
Photos of the crowd during the Saturday, Dec. 1 Christmas Parade in Shelbyville.
Who got the tree?
Each year, the Shelbyville Satellite Group of the Cheekwood Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America decorates a tree at a local bank. See full story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1918432.html
2012 Shelbyville Christmas Parade
Enjoy a glance at the highlights of the 2012 Shelbyville Christmas Parade -- and meet some of the spectators.
Bomb threat at Bedford County Courthouse
Bomb threats were received by Bedford County Courthouse and others throughout Tennessee on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Cascade / Webb evacuation drill
A new mutual aid agreement between Cascade High School, Cascade Middle School and The Webb School in Bell Buckle means that in the event of a disaster, students from one campus could be evacuated to the other, from which parents could pick them up....
Johnson creates classroom buzz
Students in LeAnn Butts' Thomas Magnet School class recently learned a lesson about bees and honey from Eddie Johnson. Students had lots of questions for Doak, such as asked "how do bees sleep?" (Elliot Caine), "do all hives have a queen?" (Abby...
Raise Your Hand Bedford County
Raise Your Hand Bedford County is a statewide collaborative effort to recruit volunteers to tutor, mentor and read to children to help them succeed in school and life. United Way provided the infrastructure for recruiting volunteers and placing them...
First UMC Bazaar and Luncheon
The United Women of First United Methodist Church, supported by other church members from both genders, held their 61st annual luncheon and bazaar on Nov. 16. The event, widely attended by people from throughout the community, has featured the same...
Jennifer Thompson, owner of J. Jordan's on the Shelbyville Square, presented the annual fall fashion show at the Riverbend Country Club Wednesday for a full-house. Members of the Shelbyville Woman's Club enjoyed seeing the latest fashions, as well...
Last weekend proved to be a busy one as locals enjoyed a variety of holiday open houses across the county. Last Friday and Saturday, many specials and holiday treats were offered at All Season Florist, Merle Norman, J. Jordan, the Co-Op, McGee's and...
Bedford County Veterans Day Parade
The parade was preceded by a 5K to benefit Bedford County Cancer Foundation.
March for the Missing
A March for the Missing was held Saturday morning, Nov. 10, 2012 in Shelbyville. Among those on the minds of marchers were five Bedford County residents -- Antonio Taylor, missing since 1999; Bobby Smelcer, last seen in November 2010 and whose skull...
Marine Corps Birthday Bike Rally
The U.S. annual Marine Corps Birthday Bike Rally, Barbecue Cook Off & Poker Run was held Saturday at 82 Market in Bell Buckle. The rally raised money for the Wounded Warrior Project and Toys for Tots.
AACA Swap Meet / Car Display / Christmas Village
The Celebration City Car Club, a chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America, held a swap meet Saturday, Nov. 10, at Calsonic Arena.
Veterans Day in schools 2012
Veterans were honored in a variety of ceremonies Friday at local schools.
City Outreach chili luncheon
City Outreach Ministries held its annual chili luncheon Saturday. Proceeds from the fundraiser go toward helping local families in need during the holidays. Each year, City Outreach provides families in need with toys and other items for Christmas...
Saturday Scenes 11-3
Saturday dawned bright and clear, casting long shadows over the many events taking place throughout the day.
Southside kindergarten teacher Jessica Waggoner's student teacher Karen Hix brought in a very special person to visit her class - her father Billy Hix -- who spoke to the interested students about rockets and rocket fuel.
Rotary dictionary project
The Dictionary Project is a service project that Shelbyville Rotary Club conducts annually. Each year all third graders in Bedford County receive a dictionary, in order to promote a better vocabulary.
First UMC pumpkin carving
First United Methodist Church held a pumpkin-carving event following its "Trunk or Treat" celebration on Sunday.
Youngsters learn fire safety
It's never too soon to learn about fire safety and prevention. Recently, students from Toddler Time Preschool welcome Shelbyville Asst. Fire Chief Brian Nicholson to school to learn a lot, and have a little fun along the way.
2012 Spooktacular run
Participants braved 45-degree chill to take part in the Spooktacular 5K and 10K runs on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
Scenes from Saturday
Fall arrived abruptly this weekend, but didn't stop many of the activities planned.
Life House drama to be presented
Life House, a drama presented each Halloween season for the past several years, has moved to a new home at North Fork Baptist Church this year.
The walk-through drama contains 12 scenes in 12 rooms on the campus of the church, 1641...
4-H section 2012
Photos from the Times-Gazette's salute to 4-H Clubs, as published Oct. 26, 2012.
Southside Forty Fun Friday
Southside Elementary School held its second annual Forty Fun Friday fundraiser award night on October 5th complete with inflatables, an obstacle course, pizza and lots of other fun activities. Students who brought in at least $40 in donations got to...
Spooky drawing contest
The winner and several other entries from the Times-Gazette's annual "spooky drawing" contest, for fifth grade and below.
Bell Buckle Craft Fair 2012
Folks came out in droves to peruse the fares at the 2012 Bell Buckle Craft Fair on Saturday
Cascade football homecoming 2012
Cascade High School honored its 2012 homecoming court on Oct. 12 prior to kicking off against the Community Vikings.
Bus drivers honored
Ten Bedford County bus drivers had perfect attendance for the 2011-2012 school year.
Lowe's holds safety day
Lowe's Home Improvement held a "Safety Saturday" to allow kids to meet and talk with firemen, police and paramedics, as well as having a little fun on the side.
Blue Bell honors Pitner at Learning Way
Mary Pitner has dedicated her life to being an exceptional educator, and is currently on of the three finalists for the 2012-2013 Tennessee Teacher of the Year Award.
To honor her achievement, a representative of Blue Bell ice cream visited...
Cascade-Community Football 10-12-12
Here are some of our favorite shots from the District 9-A showdown from Friday night.
Chinese teacher welcomed at local school
Chinese teacher Dongmei Wang gave an introductory lesson to Susan Olsen's third graders at Thomas Magnet School last Friday.
Times-Gazette Chamber Coffee
The Shelbyville Times-Gazette hosted the community for the annual Chamber of Commerce coffee commemorating National Newspaper Week on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.
Halls Mill Sorghum Squeeze 2012
The annual Halls Mill Sorghum Squeeze is a demonstration of the sorghum-making process. Locally-grown sorghum cane is put through a mule-driven press to extract its sweet juice, which is then reduced by boiling in a fire box.
Normandy concert benefits cancer victims
Country music singer Jamey Johnson performed in Normandy last weekend. Normandy resident Kerry Kimmel served as the official photographer for the concert, which benefitted organizations raising money to fight pancreatic cancer.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha Beta Iota fashion show
Carolyn Matusek moderated the annual Epsilon Sigma Alpha Beta Iota Chapter dinner and fashion show Tuesday evening at First United Methodist Church. The evening benefits local students through scholarships as well as research conducted at St. Jude's...
School supplies donated
Eakin Elementary School fifth grade teacher Angela Ferguson was selected by Office Max to receive $1,000 worth of school supplies. The school also received a like amount of supplies.
Southside evacuation drill
Students at Southside Elementary school held an evacuation drill last week, and for travelers on S. Cannon Blvd., this meant traffic was stopped so the children could cross the road safely. The emergency drills are required of each school, and in...
Community homecoming court
Community High School will be hosting its first ever football homecoming on Friday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. After the ceremony, the Vikings will play host to Huntland.
Hoodlum Alley Car Show
The fall cruise-in at Hoodlum Alley was held on Saturday featuring several models of cars.
Small Talk: At what age do you get old, and what can't you do at that age?
Special thanks to third graders from Thomas Magnet School and principal Dulcie Davis for participating in this week's Small Talk.
Shelbyville Municipal Airport hosted an Aviation Day on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Flat Creek VFD Barbecue
Some called Saturday's barbecue put on by the Flat Creek Volunteer Fire Department "the social event of the year,
Judging from the flood of people who turned out in the small community, the smell of the food brought friends and neighbors out in...
Less adoptable pets
Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Association is joining Petfinder.com to celebrate Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week Sept, 17-23.
See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1896085.html
Small Talk for Sept. 16, 2012
If you were the principal for one day, what would you do.
Walmart DC visits Southside Elementary
Associates from the Walmart Distribution Center visited Southside Elementary last week with a surprise for teachers. They provided lunch for teachers and brought 20 gift cards in the amount of $50 to give away.
Flat Stanley sees the world
A paper cutout gets to go places and meet people, as part of an educational progrm for kids. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1891726.html .
Grandparents' Day 2012
Readers were asked to submit photos of their grandparents for inclusion in Sunday's Grandparents' Day pages. The response was heartwarming.
On the Appalachian trail
Normandy resident David Browning hiked the 2,190-mile Appalachian trail earlier this year, just after retiring from Arnold Engineering Development Complex. See the story at http://www.t-g.com/story/1891586.html
Celebration sponsor party
The Celebration recognized its corporate sponsors Sunday evening at a cocktail buffet, hosted by Henry and Lynn Hulan. The evening provided a chance for sponsors to visit with each other, enjoy a wonderful meal (catered by Joe McCurry) prior to...
Newspaper saves the egg
Cascade Middle School students studied engineering and problem-solving through an egg-drop contest requiring them to develop, with limited supplies, a vehicle capable of protecting an egg from a long fall.
Wartrace Yard Sale
The annual Wartrace yard sale was held last weekend.
Scouts study science at AEDC
Liberty Cub Scout Pack 312 ended its summer vacation with a visit to Arnold Engineering Development Complex near Tullahoma.
Several scouts plus parents and siblings toured the U.S. Air Force test facilities and participated in hands-on science...
If you were in charge of the prize for the World Grand Championship, what would it be?
The Country Festival held in the Champions Arena on the Celebration grounds.
Cascade Band Camp
Cascade's band held their summer camp earlier this month to prepare for the fall marching and performance season.
A horse show of a different kind
A horse show of a different kind kicked off last week at Miss Judie's Day Care in Shelbyville. The show is an annual event at Pope's preschool and children and parents look forward to the stick horse show, cowboy hats and blue ribbons for weeks in...
I Am What I Am Autism Benefit
The I Am What I Am autism benefit and music festival was held on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Bedford County Ag Center. More than 20 bands played to the enjoyment of many fans, all in the name of a worthy cause.
Instead of having an open house, teachers from Southside Elementary School hold an annual "Salamander Stroll" to visit students in their homes prior to the start of the school year.
Rover area wind damage
Strong winds left a trail of damage in the Rover area during the early evening of Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.
Scouts visit Sounds game
On Saturday, July 28 the Nashville Sounds sponsored Cub Scout Night at Greer Stadium. More than 1,500 scouts enjoyed the activities, including a run around the bases, autographs, fireworks, and some even camped overnight in the outfield.
Senior Olympics competitors
Other Bedford County residents competing in the 2012 summer games, but not pictured are:
Cory Hartbarger, who won gold medals in the men's 85 plus discus and softball throws. He also won a silver medal in the javelin throw.
Deborah Lamb, who won...
Flat Creek Church of Christ VBS
Flat Creek Church of Christ had great attendance for its Vacation Bible School, "Joseph -- From the Pit to the Palace."
American Red Cross Blood Drive
The American Red Cross sponsored a blood drive in Shelbyville last Thursday afternoon at Walmart. The Red Cross brought out their mobile lab, and encouraged participation. Summer's are an especially dry time for blood supplies, as many people are on...
Mt. Olivet ice cream supper
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church has held an ice cream supper fundraiser for decades, featuring homemade ice cream, hamburgers, hot dogs and homemade baked goods.
This year's event, held Saturday, was interrupted slightly by drizzle, but that...
Bedford Co. Fair Truck and Tractor Pull
The truck and tractor pull brought out the biggest crowd of the week at the Bedford County Fair Thursday night. Fans were treated to four hours of engine-roaring, smoke-bellowing fun.
Small talk: What is one thing you'd like to do this summer before you go back to school?
Thanks to the Boys and Girls Club of Bedford County for allowing the Times-Gazette to visit.
River Bend Pro gives tips to Boys & Girls Club
River Bend Pro Randy Helton gave golf tips to the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County on Tuesday.
Wednesday at the Bedford County Fair
A daytime downpour couldn't keep folks from coming out to the Bedford County Fair on Wednesday night.
2012 Bedford County Fair Opening and Youth Night
The Bedford County Fair kicked off on Monday night with a chicken sale, cow show, opening ceremonies and youth night.
Century Farm owners honored
The Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce and the Bedford County Fair Association hosted a coffee for the county's Century Farms on Tuesday. Six new farms have been recognized by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture for reaching 100...
Money Tree Classic
The Money Tree Classic horse show hosted by the Trainers' Auxiliary was held at the Bedford County Ag Center on Friday, July 6.
July 4 Celebration at Bell Buckle Park
Bell Buckle welcomed its largest July 4 crowd yet this year. Music by local favorites Speakeasy and Rayz'n Cain got the crowd in early, and the fireworks display kept folks entertained 'til late in the night.
July 4 Celebration at H.V. Griffin Park
Games, music, dancing and fireworks marked Shelbyville's July 4, 2012 celebration at H.V. Griffin Park.
Steak & Chicken Dinner
The Boys & Girls Club held their 3rd Annual Steak & Chicken Dinner fundraiser on Tuesday evening at the Blue Ribbon Circle Club.
Dog Days at Christian Care
4-H hosted a pet show at Christian Care Center of Bedford County on Friday morning.
Depot Street fire
A storage unit at Creative Custom Construction off Depot Street caught fire Sunday afternoon. Shelbyville firefighters stayed hydrated in mid-90ish temperatures.
Quick Start Tennis
Local kids hit the courts for valuable insight during the Shelbyville Tennis Association's QuickStart Tennis Sessions.
Patriotism comes alive
The Patriot Song has become a treasured annual event at Edgemont Baptist Church.
Rasslin' rage at All State Wrestling
Each Thursday from fall to summer, All State Wrestling is held at 316 Holland St. Fans pack the arena that also serves as home to MTS Taxi for the adrenaline-fueled show each week.
Shelbyville Tennis League 6/18/12
Here are some staff favorites from the Shelbyville Tennis Association's weekly matches from Monday June 18, 2012.
RC Cola-Moon Pie Festival 2012
The 18th Annual RC Cola-Moon Pie Festival and 10-mile run was held Saturday in Bell Buckle.
Community Band celebrates
The Community High School Band celebrated a great year by presenting several awards to participants as well as taking a band trip together to New York City.
AACA Car Show
Hundreds of classic automobiles from all across the country were on display Friday and Saturday at the Celebration grounds during the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Grand National show and Southeastern Special Fall Meet. The three day...
AACA Car Show: Rarely seen vehicles
Mingled among the vehicles at the Antique Automobile Club of America's Grand National Show and Southeastern Special Fall Meet in Shelbyville on Friday, June 15, 2012, were some vehicles from now non-existent carmakers; rides beloved by a few people,...
Shelbyville Sharks vs. Sewanee Tigersharks
Some of our favorite shots from the Shelbyville Sharks' meet against the Sewanee Tigersharks.
Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Grand National shows
Hundreds of classic automobiles from all across the country were on display Friday and Saturday at the Celebration grounds during the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Grand National show and Southeastern Special Fall Meet. The three day...
Woman's Club meeting
The Shelbyville Woman's Club met at River Bend Country Club with pianist Nate Strasser as the guest entertainment.
Horsepower of a different kind
Visitors to the 2012 Antique Automobile Club of America Annual Grand National/Southeastern Special Fall Dual Meets in Shelbyville were treated to an exhibition of Tennessee Walking Horses on Thursday night, June 15, 2012. Horses shown were Red Ruby,...
Dairy Month coffee
A large crowd of Farm Bureau supporters attended an annual coffee in honor of Dairy Month Wednesday at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce.
Reception for the new Chamber of Commerce
magazine called Salute
Fired Up 'N Fit Part 2
Fired Up 'N Fit held at the Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy.
Fired Up 'N Fit Part 1
The first Fired Up 'N Fit event, involving running plus an obstacle course, was held Saturday morning, June 9, 2012 at the Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy.
T-G Reporter Mitchell Petty was granted media access to Bonnaroo this year, and is keeping a blog and running photo gallery. Check back daily for updates on each.
New LifeFlight helicopter takes flight
Vanderbilt Medical Center's newest LifeFlight helicopter was shown to Bedford County Emergency Medical Service personnel on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. With a loading door on its side and different colors from VMC's other helicopters, a familiarization...
SACP held a cookout at Celebration Park
Serious fun at VBS
Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church held its Vacation Bible School last week, with the theme "Operation Overboard: Dare To Go Deep With God."
S.T.E.M. Camp visits U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Billy Hix of Shelbyville, a teacher at Motlow College and an expert on space and science education, leads STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) camps each summer, including two this year at Southside Elementary School. On one day of each...
Water Safety Day
Water and Safety Day was held on Saturday, June 2 at the Shelbyville Recreation Center's indoor pool.
Bluegrass fans braved the oddly chilly weather on Friday, June 1 for the Wartrace MusicFest.
First Day of Summer Feed Program
First day of the Summer Food Service Program held at the former Braylons Restaurant on Flack Road in Shelbyville.
Relay for Life
American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Bedford County held their annual fundraising event on Friday and Saturday. Officials said $22,000 was raised. Combined with about $95,000 raised since last Sept. 1, the total fundraising for this year stands...
Classic cars destroyed in blaze
Two classic cars -- a 1965 Mustang and 1967 Malibu - were burned in a fire in a garage behind the Gary L. Johnson home on Ernest Campbell Road near Flat Creek on Friday afternoon, June 1, 2012.
Riding the Bookmobile
The Argie Cooper Library's Bookmobile brings the library to local children at day cares and Head Start centers. 148 Books were rented out of the 1984 Chevrolet box truck on Thursday's trip.
Shelbyville Central High School Graduation
Commencement exercises for graduating seniors of Shelbyville Central High School were held Saturday morning at the Calsonic Arena, where 286 seniors received their diplomas.
HMS Rocket Launch
Students in eighth grade science at Harris Middle School created and launched water rockets this week. Water rockets are used in schools to help students understand the principles of aeronautics. Made with an empty two-liter plastic soda bottle,...
Career days at local schools
Several elementary schools hosted Career Days over the past week. Professionals from across the county took time out of their schedules to inspire and educate youngsters on the tools of their trades. Pictures submitted by Eakin, East Side and...
A fun week at the hospital
It's been a busy week at Heritage Medical Center. Last week, the local hospital celebrated Hospital and Nurses Week by honoring its staff with popcorn, an ice cream social, cookout and candy.
"Each department picked another department to show...
First Choice Fish Fry
The First Choice Pregnancy Counseling Center held its seventh annual Fish Fry and Auction Saturday, setting records for the number of guests served and for funds raised.
2012 Central High Blue-Gold game
Action shots from Shelbyville Central High School's 2012 Blue-Gold spring football game.
Bell Buckle's Mutts in May
The Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce hosted its Second Annual Mutts in May event. The rain held off just long enough for patrons and their canine cohorts to enjoy the music, friendly competitions and great food that is synonymous with the rustic town.
Though rain threatened under gloomy skies, it was a perfect summer Saturday, full of events which make up a community. We visited Mutts in May, a benefit breakfast, yard sales and car washes, then swung by the square for the Second Saturday Cruise...
Harris Middle Baseball and Softball 5/10/12
Here are a few photos from Harris Middle's games in the CTC tournament at Warren County Middle School and Tullahoma.
Julie, one of the Shelbyville Police Department's drug detection dogs, gets to play with a tennis ball as a reward for sniffing out substances. After discovering marijuana Wednesday, she wasn't quite ready to give the ball back to her handler,...