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Blankenship United Methodist Church is located at 3602 Midland Road in Shelbyville. See the church's Facebook page for service and event information. more
With spring in the air, it's the perfect time to get out and enjoy a picnic! April 23 is officially "National Picnic Day"- a great time to dine al fresco in the park. When preparing for a picnic, it's important to keep a few things in mind like food safety and ease of packing and clean-up. Remember to keep all refrigerated items cool while out on a picnic by packing foods inside an insulated cooler with ice packs and minimizing the amount of time food sits out... more
The Webb School Theatre will present "Clue - High School Edition" on the Chapel Stage April 22-24 at 7 p.m. The production is open to the public. Reservations are required, and tickets are available at www.thewebbschool.com. General admission is $10. Masks are required, and there will be temperature checks at the door. For more information, call 931-389-5703... more
The Capri Theater in Shelbyville on East Depot recently reopened, following being closed due to the pandemic. A recent showing of "Godzilla vs. Kong" was held. Capri owners recently thanked the community for attending shows in March, which was deemed a wonderful month to kick off summer blockbusters like "Tom and Jerry," "Raya," and "Godzilla vs. Kong."... more
I remember an old story that some old preacher tells (that old preacher may be me), (I'm not sure), (But it probably is me), (But I'm not sure). Anyway, it goes like this: One sleepy Sunday afternoon a preacher and his five-year-old son went for a leisurely drive through the country... more
Anyone willing to buy at least one fine cigar from Daniel Hooberry's mobile trolley is welcome to sit a spell, smoke a Gurkha or other luxury brand and even have their shoes shined. While inside, feel free to talk about the weather or just enjoy the heady aroma which encompasses the mobile business, amply called, Gentlemen's Cigars... more
Community High School recently recognized senior Lexi Evans for placing 2nd at the 2021 virtual HOSA State Leadership Conference in the prepared speaking event. With this ranking, Lexi has been invited to participate at the 2021 virtual HOSA International Leadership Conference in June. more
Every year, United Way of Bedford County conducts employee giving campaigns. Cooper Steel is one of the top givers each year. For 2021 giving, these four employees received special recognition for their contributions to United Way of Bedford County. From left, Holly Rittenberry (Silver), Drew Turner (Bronze), Duff Zimmerman (Silver) and Gina Hardison (Bronze). For information on employee campaigns, please contact director@unitedwaybedford.org. more
The "Little Women" play at Community High School has been rescheduled to April 8-10. Community schools had to close and go all virtual last week, due COVID-19, so the play was postponed. more
Wartrace Pi Day turned out well with about 50 pies purchased, The town thanks all that participated. more
Sweet potato pie is economical, easy and delicious enough to be served for all holidays, including Easter. They're generally easy pies to prepare and can add a contrast to a table decorated with spring colors. Sweet potatoes are also readily available throughout the year in supermarkets and economically priced per pound. The root vegetable is also high in vitamins (a good excuse for indulging in the added sugar.)... more
Shelby Chapter DAR held its monthly meeting at Riverbend Country Club on Wednesday. Two community members were recognized for their contributions-one for education- the other for veterans' service. The two honored were Bedford County's own, Billy Hix and Amy Martin... more
Raffe Roberts, organizer of the recent Mellie's Mile 5K walk/race, said the inaugural event was successful. "I learned a lot," he said of putting together such a community race/walk. The event was held in memory of his mother, Melanie Roberts, who worked part-time at Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library. A donation of $2,200 was made from the proceeds of the event to library staff recently, who said Wednesday that the board will meet soon to decide how the funds are used... more
Liberty FCE Club met on March 15 with 9 members present. President Lynn Wilhelm called the meeting to order. Bonnye Catron and Judy Smith were co-hostesses. Debbie Parker read our call to order "March Wind". Ann Spencer had the devotion. Roll call was answered by "Telling about your favorite pet". Ardis Rittenberry gave the treasurer's report... more
The steeple and spire of First Christian Church on Madison Street shine bright above Shelbyville businesses. Many Protestant churches are already making plans for Holy Week, which will be observed Monday, March 29, through Saturday, April 3. Easter or Resurrection Sunday is April 4. more
The old Tennessee National Guard Armory on Depot Street was graced with a brilliant sunset Tuesday afternoon. Prayers are requested for soldiers from the Tennessee National Guard's 1st Battalion, 181st Field Artillery Regiment, deployed on Sunday for a tour of the Middle East. A farewell ceremony took place at Smyrna's Volunteer Training Site, and those in attendance included Gov. Bill and first lady Maria Lee. more
Shelbyville Woman's Club held its spring meeting on Wednesday with a fashion show getting rave reviews. One important piece of business was how the SWC's scholarship fund was receiving generous donations this year. As they do a lot of generous work within the community, SWC members must have great shoes for spring. Models stepped into the dining room with several J Jordan Boutique spring styles... more
Linda Brown, owner of Heritage Jewelers, said Tuesday during Shelbyville Woman's Club's spring fashion show at Riverbend Country Club that the latest and greatest jewel, the hit of recent market, is the salt-and-pepper diamond. Model Lindsay Williams sported pieces of this collection from Heritage Jewelers, one of the hosts of the recent SWC fashion show... more
"Amy" (Emma Grace Triguros), "Beth" (Grace Neil) and "Marmee" (Jewel Hewitt) talk it out in a scene from The Smokestack Theatre Group's production of "Little Women," which is planned at Community High School 7 p.m. March 19 and 20. more
Eve Wells enjoyed this spring bouquet, courtesy of Shelbyville Woman's Club, and given to her by a member on Wednesday. She and her Skills Development residents were said to have really enjoyed the pink and purple hyacinths. more
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