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Liberty FCE met Jan. 18 at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, as reported by Dorris Turrentine. Lynn Wilhelm called the meeting to order. Ten members were in attendance. Dorris Turrentine served was hostess. Judy Smith and Ardis Rittenberry gave the devotion... more
Live music, featuring the band St. Paul and The Broken Bones, returns April 23 and 24 to The Caverns Above Ground Amphitheater in Grundy County. In an effort to social distance, the venue plans to station its concert-goers outside in hillside pods overlooking scenic Payne Cove. ... more
Local Quilts of Valor representative Amy Martin has certainly been busy, recently awarding the prestigious handmade quilts to dozens of local service veterans. She said while the pandemic certainly delayed some of the award events, it couldn't put a damper on the spirit of each event... more
Several years ago there was a TV commercial that I really enjoyed. I would sit in my recliner in front of my TV with a smile on my face every time it came on. There was a little boy sitting all by himself at the dinner table, his arms crossing his chest, a look of defiance, anger and disgust on his face... more
Bedford County Sheriff Austin Swing congratulates Lt. Josh Tolar and Lt. Kevin Roddy for 15 years of service to the community. more
This bright cardinal stands out on the fresh, white snow which fell earlier this week. more
East Park Church in Shelbyville had the warmth of the early morning sun shining around it on Wednesday morning. more
Gyms have begun to reopen after being closed due to potential spread of COVID-19. For most in Bedford County, it's likely been several months since members have stepped foot into their favorite facility, so fitness enthusiasts are advised to exercise smart... more
Hopefully, most everyone is well aware that their dinner plate should be well proportioned with green vegetables, especially during cold and flu season. We still admit there are evenings when we wreck our brains as to what to serve with those winter vitamins... more
A free six week program, offered on-line through Zoom, is aimed at helping people with diabetes learn to manage their disease and improve their health. Some of the topics covered include nutrition, controlling blood sugar, exercise, stress management, foot care, etc... more
Taylor Overcast of Shelbyville was one of 412 students named to the fall semester dean's list at Union University in Jackson. The Dean's List includes full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average on a four-point scale. About 3,000 students are currently enrolled at Union... more
Who put sugar in the cornbread? That's a phrase which during my childhood which would generally conjure up something kind of scandalous in both my grandmothers' kitchens. So do you put sugar in your cornbread? Some good Southern cooks do. Not to be too objective, I'm just going to say I like my cornbread both ways. It all depends on what I'm serving with it. If it is tomatoes, certainly no sugar in the mix... more
Wait . . . Thanksgiving and Christmas are history, right? So then what's all this ongoing turkey talk about? A low fat source of protein, the bird isn't just showing up on the Thanksgiving table anymore. Anyone concerned about healthy eating is wise to learn more about the health benefits of turkey and find ways to include it in their diets all through the year... more
In case you (expletives deleted) missed the marketing campaign, on January 5 the noble public servants at Netflix will launch a six-episode series, “History of Swear Words,” hosted by actor Nicholas Cage. The “proudly profane” program will be supplemented with historians, cognitive scientists, lexicographers and etymology experts. (The latter should feel right at home, after years of hearing, “When are you going to quit &^%$ and get a &^%$ REAL job?”)... more
Coping with the loss of a loved one can be challenging in the best of times, but many people have had to confront such challenges at a time that is unlike any other in modern history. Now, it’s Christmas and we’re still being warned to social distance, which can be distressing, especially for those needing tender love and care during their time of grief... more
The Shelbyville Group of Embroiders Guild of America keeps busy during the Christmas season. We just learned that when they’re not making those beautiful ornaments for Christmas trees, members are also quite the cookie-bakers. We suggest putting out a plate of Barbara Morgan’s “Molasses Crinkles” or Louise Armstrong’s “Christmas Toffee” or “Town House Cookies.” Recipes are below... more
Christmas morning is an exciting and joyous time, when Children anxiously rush to the tree to see what Santa delivered. Having a fast and easy-to-manage breakfast allows families to jump right into the festivities rather than spending most of the morning in the kitchen... more
Dear Santa, How are you doing this Christmas? I have been good in my personal opinion, but sometimes I have been mean to my sister at the house. I promise to do better next year! I would like a papasan chair, an American Girl doll, a baby carrier, and a Nintendo Switch. I will leave you some milk and cookies, and some macaroni and cheese on Christmas Eve. I love you, Santa, and Mrs. Claus and the reindeer... more
The Shops at Main and McGrew recently collected this abundance of canned food and monetary donations from customers and friends during the shop local Saturday event. The items were distributed at Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen, which distributes meals from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the old Save-A-Lot building on South Cannon Boulevard. Christmas boxes for those in need will be distributed by SCSK volunteers next Tuesday. more
FCM Cares, First Community Mortgage’s nonprofit, has awarded the annual J.C. Gordon Scholarship to five Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) students at a scholarship ceremony recently held on the TCAT-Shelbyville campus. The awarded funds will be used in part to purchase tools for each student recipient. ... more
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