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What once was a hub for learning on the southern end of Bedford County now lies in ruins after years of neglect and abandonment. The old Pleasant Grove Schoolhouse was recently purchased by residents of the community. Rooted in local history, Pleasant Grove High School was formed in 1921, after consolidating the smaller schoolhouses in the community: Cottage Grove, Stony Point, and Ashland schoolhouses. The school board used the three schoolhouses in the building of Pleasant Grove School... more

The cooking of this fast-paced dish goes quickly, so prep everything (open cans, chop and measure ingredients) first and have them ready to go. Serves 4 •1 (15 oz.) can navy beans, rinsed and drained •4 (4- to 6-oz.) snapper fillets or other lean white fish, such as tilapia or flounder, rinsed and patted dry... more
Dawn Rhodes, who serves as the local ACS community development manager, is concerned with the state of things involving American Cancer Society (ACS) amidst COVID-19. Still, she continues to work with the non profit as its new manager to instill hope in the lives of those who need help and suffer from the disease. Sadly, there is still no cure... more
A Michigan native, Dawn Rhodes moved to Tennessee, when she was 15 years old. She grew up in Centerville in Hickman County, where she graduated from high school. She worked as a corporate flight attendant for several years. She enjoyed that, but says she yearned for a more traditional kind of family life. Soon came her second career, she says, which was raising her three children (now 18, 14 an 5); she and her husband have been married 20 years... more
Shelbyville Rotary president Ivan Jones welcomed Laura Monks, president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville. She discussed the plans for a new training facility and programs offered by the school. Jones is former TCAT president. more
Ed Rogers, left, general manager of Walmart Distribution Center, was recent speaker at Shelbyville Rotary Club. Program facilitator was Jeff Haynes. more
The Beta Iota Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon met Aug. 6, for a planning meeting and initiation of 2020-2021 officers. From left, Shelli Burk and Shirley McGee, education directors; Dena Landers, treasurer; Barbara Smith, secretary; Andrea Sublett, out-going president; Beverly Derryberry, vice president; and Rebecca Jones, president. more
Winners of the T-G $1,000 Grocery Give-a-way recently were: Sharon Carlton, Wayne Osborne, Heather Scott, Brenda Walker and Peggy Jo Warren. These five big grocery winners found our 11 hidden logos and were recipients of the $200 Kroger gift cards ($1,000 total awarded.)... more
This is the first in a series of features highlighting the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Please see next week’s Life and Leisure section for a feature on the late Clyde Rees. While many World War II soldiers made it back home to Bedford County to later tell their children and grandchildren of their experiences in places like Germany and New Guinea, two local men, James Marshall Smith and P.M. Willis, were not so fortunate, giving the ultimate sacrifice for their country... more
When I was a young girl growing up on a Bedford County farm, it was the women in the family who worked the chicken house. My grandmother was no different, so she was too busy to concern herself with politics. Still, I would like to think she was proud of how her mother’s generation set a few ‘Tennessee roosters’ straight in 1920... more
The McAdams-Bedford County Training-Harris High School Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at 610 Elm St. The following alumni will be posthumously honored: Jim Mitchell, athletics; former Bedford County Mayor Eugene Ray, Jr., government; Lonnie D. Reynolds, military; Dr. Earl Rippie, Jr., professional... more
About a thousand Bedford County families have opted for virtual learning cohorts and the rest have chosen to send their kids back to the classroom. Local parent Brittani Reynolds withdrew her two children from Bedford County Public School System this fall, choosing to home school... more
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