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Raus tornado rated EF-0

A small tornado struck the Raus Community Center early Monday, the National Weather Service in Nashville has determined.

Patients give Vanderbilt clinics high scores

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has recognized three of its healthcare providers and two of its facilities in and around Shelbyville for extremely high patient satisfaction.

Area rocked by storm, winds damaged

Raus Community Improvement Club (RCIC) has just undertaken the large task of renovating the historic school house, with the help of generous support. Sadly, Monday morning’s storm severely …

Hawthorne Hill wreck

The driver of the car at left was slightly injured after it struck a Bedford County school bus on steep Hawthorne Hill Road shortly after 11 a.m. Monday. No students were on the bus.

Superheroes in Shelbyville

“Superheroes” was the theme of the Shelbyville Jaycees’ annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, and several of the floats followed the theme. 

Jail intake

The following were charged since Friday by the Shelbyville Police Department, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol or 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force.
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High school sports


Take one team trending upward with recent success and a tall billing to live up to and another program in the midst of rebuilding a program and a winning culture and you get a thrilling intra-county …
For the better part of three quarters, the Cascade Lady Champions and Shelbyville Central Golden’ Eaglettes battled about as evenly as possible during Friday night’s Bedford County clash. …
Fourth quarter Viking rally falls short
EAGLEVILLE —The Community Vikings sliced the Eagleville Eagle lead to single digits in the fourth quarter, but could not get over the hump as the Eagles took a 60-53 win in a basketball contest …
Viqueens edge out another close road victory
EAGLEVILLE — So far this season, the Community Viqueens have shown a propensity of winning the close games against their opponents. The Viqueens were involved in another close contest Friday …
College sports

Vols hoping for six wins in '21

At long last, it’s football time in Tennessee. The Volunteer football program has surely undergone its share of changes over the past year, from the departure of former coach Jeremy Pruitt …

Five bold predictions for college football in ‘21

Kirby Smart has been building the Georgia Bulldogs into a perennial power for years now. Since he was hired as the Bulldogs’ head coach in 2016, Georgia has dominated the SEC East and in addition to winning an SEC title in 2017, Georgia went on to face Alabama in the national championship later that season. Smart has built a winning pedigree, having posted 10-plus win seasons in three of his five seasons at the helm for Georgia...

Pets on parade

Several dogs showed up for Bell Buckle’s Pet Parade on Saturday. Visitors enjoyed the special events that take place each Christmas in the town. 
From the opinion pages


What was going on in Bedford County December 1899?

We don’t need a Christmas Grinch

Is the Omicron COVID variant going to be the Grinch that stole Christmas?  

“The Build Up”

The beginning of the school year and autumn colors meant one thing to me…Christmas was coming!