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Welcome Spring!

Happy Spring from Dixie Doodle Candles & Decor,  3631 Highway 41A North, Unionville. The store has lots of beautiful, spring decor just waiting for you. Check out the  shop on Facebook.

Janie Demonbreum’s Cascade Lady Champions were honored at their postseason banquet last Thursday night by TSSAA for their excellence in the classroom this academic year. Their academic …
Inspirational Column for the Week Ahead
The Shelbyville Times-Gazette, along with four other Tennessee newspapers formerly owned by Apex Media LLC, was formally acquired on March 1 by Richardson Media Group (RMG), a growing publishing company that focuses on community newspapers.
Dorris Turrentine was recently recognized for 50 faithful years in Family and Community Education Club (FCE.) She is a member of Liberty FCE. says all she ever wanted to do in life was to be a good wife, mother and homemaker. Suffice to say, she’s accomplished all that, and more, based on her recent 50-year recognition by Family and Community Education Clubs. The presentation was made last week at the Bedford County FCE Achievement Night at the County Extension Office.
Other local news

Shop at Home

A lot of expansions and renovations are going on around the historic square in Shelbyville. Please continue to support your local businesses.

County By-Pass Resolution heads to State

Growth is here and coming full speed. Discussions at the Bedford County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday night all came back full circle to the growth of Bedford County.

TN Flight Training Academy officially open!

A ribbon cutting was held recently for Tennessee Flight Training Academy at Shelbyville Municipal Airport.

Enjoying a spring day

Warmth and exercise
Top sports story

Viqueens Win Region Championship Over Summertown Behind Prince’s No-Hitter

The Community Viqueens with their 2024 Region 5-AA Championship Plaque after beating Summertown, 2-0, on Wednesday.
The Community Viqueens beat the Summertown Lady Eagles, 2-0, to win the Region 5-AA Tournament Championship thanks to Annie Prince's no-hitter.
Sports columns
When it comes time to settle into summer, theres’ a few things that I can pretty much hang my hat on. For starters, it’s an incredibly slow time for sports, and after the break-neck pace …
Change can be good, but change can also be scary.  If you haven’t seen the news surrounding the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and their conference scheduling format, then you’re in …
It’s been over a week since the terrifying injury to Damar Hamlin and it’s safe to say that single injury may have changed the NFL forever. During the first quarter last week, the Buffalo …
To say it has been a rollercoaster of a season for the Tennessee Titans would be an understatement.  After starting 0-2, the Titans won seven of their next eight games, which included a …
It’s officially time to hit the panic button for the Tennessee Titans. On Christmas Eve, the Titans saw the Houston Texans snap a nine-game skid in Nashville and the Titans’ grip on the …
High school sports
The Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles fell 1-0 to Brentwood on Tuesday night at Siegel High, ending their season as the District 9-AAAA Champions.
Golden Eagles’ Soccer Season Ends Against Brentwood After Winning District Championship
The Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles fell to the Brentwood Bruins, 1-0, in the Region 5-AAAA Tournament Semifinals late on Tuesday night.
Paige Blackburn (center) signed with Union University on Friday to continue her soccer career.
Golden Eaglettes’ Dual-Sport Star Paige Blackburn Signs With Union University
Shelbyville Central Golden Eaglettes’ basketball and soccer star Paige Blackburn officially signed with Union University in Jackson, TN, on Friday to continue her soccer career at the …
Cascade in their pregame huddle before beating Richland, 2-1, on Monday to advance to the Region 5-A Championship game.
Champs One Win Away From State After Beating Richland
The Cascade Champions defeated the Richland Raiders, 2-1, in the Region 5-A Semifinal on Monday to clinch a sub-state berth.
Walker Craig, Isaac McElroy Set To Continue Athletic Careers Past High School
Cascade's Walker Craig and Isaac McElroy both signed to advance their athletic careers into college on Monday morning.
Cascade finished 1-2 in the District Tournament, losing to Chapel Hill after defeating Cannon County on Thursday.
Lady Champs Softball Season Ends In District Tournament
The Cascade Lady Champions saw their season come to a close after Thursday's doubleheader against Cannon County and Chapel Hill in the District 9-AA Tournament.
From the opinion pages
Columns & Editorials


Progress is an expensive proposition. It can be painful. It can also be messy as well. I try to stay out of politics in this column. It is reserved for my personal observations, not a place for …

Running a race

One day two gas company servicemen, a senior training supervisor and a young trainee, were out checking gas meters in a subdivision. They parked their truck at one end of the street and then …

Racism, by any other name, is just as perverse

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines racism as, "Racism, noun, a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent …

Letter to the editor: June 3

Dear Editor: Mrs. Zoe Watkins is right on with her insightful editorial in Tuesday's T-G Gazette concerning the importance of local news and the media presenting it.  So many times, folks …
Web extras
Since the first cellphone came out in the '80s, how have they changed?
Spokeo dove into news sources like CNN, data from researchers like Pew Research Center, and online encyclopedias to uncover the history of cellphones.
Wildfire smoke is back – fires burning across Canada are already triggering US air quality alerts in the Midwest and Plains
Dozens of wildfires are burning across Canada in May 2024 and sending unhealthy smoke blowing into the northern U.S. again. At the same time, the southeastern U.S. is getting smoke from Mexico, where …
7 things your dog wants you to know about separation anxiety
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Is AI as capable as humans? Here's how far artificial intelligence has come.
Image generation is just one area in which AI use is exploding. Verbit used data from academic research to see how AI is progressing.
A jacket, a coin, a letter − relics of Omaha Beach battle tell the story of D-Day 80 years later
Between the villages of Vierville-sur-Mer and Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes in Normandy, France, is a 5-mile stretch of beach that was once called Côte d’Or, or “golden coast.” …