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Here's Johnny, and staff, ready to roll

Johnny Reed's on a mission to help others through his tragedy.

Original painting by Clover Honey of Unionville.
Dedication. Discipline. Desire. Devotion. These four “Ds” sum up Gracie Hensley and her quest to someday be part of the U.S. Olympic skeet shooting team. In June she finished at …
There’s been an initiative in Normandy to unite the three prominent churches in town: First Baptist Church, Normandy Presbyterian Church, and the Normandy United Methodist Church. As many …
Growing up in Plain View Texas and living as a pastor’s wife for 36 years throughout the Midwest and South, Nellie Smith did not imagine that God would ever lead her to Shelbyville. But He has, …
Other local news

Back of building collapses on East Depot

The back of a building (next to Bocelli's and across from the Capri Theatre) collapsed on Friday. Shelbyville Police have streets blocked surrounding the structure. SPD urges residents to stay away from the area as it potentially dangerous. Update: The structure was taken down on Friday night.

Opioid Settlement dollars available by application

A new, local, Opioid Settlement committee has been organized to distribute funds which Bedford County and many other counties will receive as a result of a national civil suit against several major pharma companies. OPIOID GRANT APPLICATION INFORMATION MEETING ABOUT THE OPIOID GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS MARCH 11, 2024 - 10:00 AM CONFERENCE ROOM 100 200 DOVER STREET SHELBYVILLE, TN 37160 To request an application or ask any questions, Contact the Opioid Contract Administrator at the email address: bedford-opioid@shelbyvilleclinic.org.

County talks with attorney about City legal action

Bedford County Commission prepared held an attorney-client privilege meeting Tuesday night at the Courthouse. Following this closed meeting, Commission reconvened its monthly meeting and moved to file legal action against the City if it pursues declaratory judgment to gain local option sales tax revenue.

Cartwright Elementary has new assistant principal

Bedford County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Tammy Garrett, has announced Wednesday that Malcolm Martin has been named assistant principal of Cartwright Elementary School.
Top sports story

Lady Champs’ Campaign Weathered at Loretto

Lady Champs Head Coach Janie Demonbreum (center) gives her team final pre-game instructions before Monday's Region 5-AA Semifinal
The Cascade Lady Champions' season came to an end in the second Region 5-AA semifinal on Monday night against Loretto.
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
Eaglettes' Head Coach Kyle Turnham (center) gives out final instructions in the team's pregame huddle.
Eaglettes’ Season Ends in Region Semifinal Against Coffee County
The Shelbyville Central Golden Eaglettes fell to the Coffee County Lady Raiders in the first Region 5-AAAA semifinal on Monday night at Centennial High School, 40-24.
Chris Lawson (center) talks to his team in the pre-game huddle at Loretto.
Champs’ Season Ends At Loretto In Region Quarterfinal
The Cascade Champions were unable to overcome a rough first quarter in Saturday's Region 5-AA Quarterfinal loss, 65-42, at Loretto.
Janie Demonbreum (center) gives her team final pregame instructions before Friday's win.
Lady Champs Advance to Region Semifinals After Taming Lady Panthers
The Cascade Lady Champions advanced to the Region 5-AA semifinals after a 63-42 win over the Lewis County Lady Panthers on Friday night.
Paige Blackburn (11) tied for the team-high with seven points in Friday's win at Page.
Eaglettes Advance to Region Semifinal After Road Upset Over Lady Patriots
The Shelbyville Central Eaglettes staved off elimination with a dominant defensive performance in the Region 5-AAAA Quarterfinal at the Page Lady Patriots on Friday, 34-28.
Lily Brown (12) connects on a free throw in Monday's win vs Columbia. She finished with 18 points.
Eaglettes Persevere in Double OT to Take Third Place Over Columbia
The Shelbyville Central Golden Eaglettes outlasted Columbia Central to take third place in the District 9-AAAA tournament in Coffee County on Monday.
From the opinion pages
Columns & Editorials

Progress

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 …
Letters

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
Biggest March Madness upsets since 1982
ATS.io compiled a ranking of the biggest men's March Madness upsets since 1982—when the term was coined—using Sports Reference data.
Making the moral of the story stick − a media psychologist explains the research behind ‘Sesame Street,’ ‘Arthur’ and other children’s TV
To adult viewers, educational media content for children, such as “Sesame Street” or “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” may seem rather simplistic. The pacing is slow, key themes are often repeated and the visual aspects tend to be plain.…
With Beyoncé’s foray into country music, the genre is finally breaking free from the stereotypes that have long dogged it
On Super Bowl Sunday, Beyoncé released two country songs – “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em” – that elicited a mix of admiration and indignation. This is not her first foray into the genre, but it is her most successful and controversial entry. …
Most surprising March Madness winners of all time
ATS.io compiled a ranking of the most surprising men's March Madness national champions of the last 40 years using Sports Reference data.
FAFSA website meltdown: How to avoid additional frustration with financial aid applications
When Congress passed the FAFSA Simplification Act in 2020, it was touted as making it easier for more families to access the government funding they need to send their children to college. But as recent events have shown, it actually made things more complicated, frustrating and confusing. …