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County gets off lightly in second snow

Grady Cunningham captured this beautiful scene at a Cathey Road farm. At right, Lisa Ann Vonic saw this scene off Highway 130 West.

FCM earns highest BBB honor ‘Torch Award' presented

First Community Mortgage has been named the winner of Better Business Bureau’s (middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky) highest honor: The Torch Awards for Ethics.  

City attorney explains state’s opioid lawsuit

As Shelbyville approved a resolution for the settlement in the National Opioid Litigation against distributors and Johnson & Johnson, Bedford County has hired the Branstetter law firm to handle …

Gilliland Center continues ‘The Dream’

The Gilliland Historical Resource Center held its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day event, virtually, on Monday. The theme for the holiday program was, “Let’s continue the dream."

NEW 3-WAY STOP AT MIDLAND

Bedford County Highway Department, as a result of several traffic accidents, has converted the intersection of Midland Road and Whiteside Road, north of Shelbyville, into a three-way stop.

Courthouse updates make way for Bedford’s future

Having been shaped by storm winds and rioters’ fires throughout the County’s 200-year history, the Bedford County Courthouse today stands as a testament to the men who built Bedford up from the time of Tennessee’s frontier to its present-day industrialization.    
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The Times-Gazette has selected its top news stories of 2021. We look forward to serving the community with excellent news coverage in 2022.
High school sports

Franklin Co. rallies past Eaglettes

WINCHESTER — It was a tough loss on the road as Shelbyville Central's Golden Eaglettes fell 58-54 to Franklin County on Friday evening in a District 6 4-A contest. After posting a 17-13 lead …
Eagles falter in 4th
WINCHESTER — Shelbyville Central saw the game slip away in the fourth quarter in the Golden Eagles' 62-53 loss at Franklin County in a District 6 4-A battle on Friday night. Leading 37-31, …
Champs dominate quad-match at Moore Co.
LYNCHBURG — The Cascade Champions made it a clean sweep on Thursday night, beating all three opponents during a quad-match held at Moore County.The hosts gave the Champs their closest match of …
Eaglettes fall to No. 10 Warren Co.
The Shelbyville Central Golden Eaglettes knew they had a tough challenge ahead and Warren County lived up to its billing. The Eaglettes battled till the end but came up on the short end in a …
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...
Features

'Call her by her name'

Whispers of Hope's goal is to “support other women right where they are in the adult entertainment industry,” while encouraging them to build a relationship with the Lord, according to the ministry’s founder Sally Youngblood.
From the opinion pages
Columns
State Rep. 62nd district

Marsh, Legislature begin 2022 session

The Legislative Session started back at noon, Tuesday the 11th. This is the second year of the 112th General Assembly and we’ll probably adjourn around the first of May.  
My Take

Soylent Green

I have always believed movies and television prepare us for the future in many ways, some of them not very comforting.   Often the truth of the predictions is downright freaky.
Musings and Memories

Take one step at a time

January is that time of year that so many people make plans to change their lives, change their habits, change their bodies, and on and on and on the lists go.