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Loretta Lynn dies at 90

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of …

JUSTIFIED HONORS, LITERALLY

Two-time defending Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration World Grand Champion Justified Honors and trainer John Allan Callaway were honored before Shelbyville Central High School’s …

BC schools score ‘Satisfactory’

Trying to ladle out to the public in layman’s terms the alphabet soup associated with state accountability scores is sometimes considered a necessary evil. Following a formal presentation at …

Suspect hits woman, takes phones

A man was charged with stealing two cell phones from his girlfriend at an Old Columbia Road home Saturday. George Holder allegedly hit the woman in the back with a board before leaving. Holder …

Christie seeks third Council term

William Christie has served as a Shelbyville City Councilman the last 8 years. His main concern, he said, is to address the concerns of the people he serves. While that might seem simple, Christie …

New Duksan plant breaks ground

The first groundbreaking for Duksan Electera of America, Inc. plant was held Wednesday at its future location on Frank Martin Road at the 231 North Industrial Park. It was a clear, windy, day for …
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High school sports

Lebanon spoils Eagles’ homecoming

It wasn't the Homecoming the Golden Eagles had hoped for.Shelbyville Central fell 41-7 to Lebanon in a Region 3 6A matchup on Friday night.The Eagles (0-6, 0-2 )started with a bang when sophomore …
Champs roll past Rockets for first region win
CHAPEL HILL — For the second-straight week, the Cascade Champions dominated their opponent in shutout fashion as they cruised to a 49-0 victory over the Forrest Rockets on Friday night for …
Second quarter is Vikings’ downfall in loss
UNIONVILLE – The Community Vikings battled all night to keep the Sequatchie County Indian offense at bay, but the Vikings could not overcome a 20-point Indian second quarter as Community fell …
Seniors shine as Viqueens roll past Hickman Co.
UNIONVILLE — All the goals were scored by seniors as the Community Viqueens cruised to an 8-0 halftime lead and added the final goal in the second half as the Viqueens celebrated Senior Night …
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Features

Don Goodman talks 'Mama’s Bible'

Often, a song can capture a life better than a long story. Local songwriter Don Goodman knows this well.  He helped to write the song “Mama’s Bible,” about local World War …
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Columns & Editorials

Look to the heavens for evidence God exists

A man goes out into the mountains one morning, and climbs up on one of the tallest peaks, and looks out into the valleys and into the beyond, and he says, “Okay, God, show me that you’re …

Come alive

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”   Howard Thurman, a philosopher, …
Letters

Letter to the editor, Saturday, Sept. 3

To the editor,   The incursion into the Jan 6 Capitol leaves us with many unanswered questions. A good sleuth would ask who are the masterminds behind it and who stands to benefit from it? …