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“Intuition” allegedly led a Shelbyville woman to steal a car Saturday, she told a Bedford County deputy. The 2014 Dodge Challenger was stolen Saturday from the Circle K convenience store on North Main Street. Sgt. Chris Morton spotted the Challenger around 2 a.m. Sunday and stopped driver Rachel Gregory Gotham, 28, of Tollgate Road, on Hope Street just off Lane Parkway... more
WASHINGTON — The U.S. has confirmed more than 10 million coronavirus cases, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, as infections continue to rise in nearly every state. The U.S. hit the milestone on Monday. New daily confirmed cases are up more than 60% over the past two weeks, to an average of nearly 109,000 a day. Average daily cases are on the rise in 48 states... more
Does weather affect the spread of the coronavirus outside? Not really. The World Health Organization says the virus can be transmitted in any kind of weather and that there is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill it. The U.N. health agency says the virus is mainly spread between people. Rain and snow might dilute any traces of the virus on benches or other outside objects, but transmission from surfaces is not believed to be a major contributor to the pandemic... more
In the midst of all the sad stories about Covid and lay-offs, I’m going to bring you a story that truly has a happy ending. It’s about a group of people who come together once a year, like a big family reunion to make Christmas special for the children... more
Pfizer said Monday that an early peek at the data on its coronavirus vaccine suggests the shots may be a surprisingly robust 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, putting the company on track to apply later this month for emergency-use approval from the Food and Drug Administration... more
I had a call and specimens of some foliage from some Italian cypress trees. These trees are about ten years old and about fifteen feet tall, maybe taller. They are a privacy screen and they have done well. These trees had some dead sections on them. Mostly not very large sections, but brown and dead none the less. There was dead foliage collected in clumps inside the network of branches... more
Shelbyville honored and memorialized its veterans and families on Sunday afternoon with a good crowd turning out for the annual parade around the public square and down Main Street. From beauty queens, like Little Miss Tennessee Amelia Hickey to Red Cross supporters, the parade was a patriotic display, honoring all who sacrificed to make this country great. more
Some scenes from Shelbyville's annual Veterans Day Parade on Sunday afternoon. more
Middle Tennessee is enjoying its second run of beautiful Indian summer weather and it will continue with sunny days and clear nights through the weekend and last through Monday. Afternoon high temperatures will climb to the mid 70s. Looks like a chance of rain will come back by the middle part of next week. Showers and a few thunderstorms are possible by late Tuesday into Wednesday... more
Mai George representing Atmos Energy presents a $1,000 check for a 2020-21 Gold Sponsorship for United Way of Bedford County. Receiving the check is Mark McGee, UWBC executive director. more
First Presbyterian Church Youth recently collected stuffed animals and fleece blankets for a project called “Comforting Kids.” These bags will be distributed to kids in stressful situations. The group collected enough items for 80 bags. Participating were: Ean Matusek, Jacob Flannagan, Hunter Wilhelm, Grace Wilhelm and Sara Flannagan. Shelbyville Police Department’s Carol Jean accepted the donations on behalf of her department. more
Tennessee is deep in the Red Zone for its number of active cases of COVID-19. Public health officials, including the White House Coronavirus Task Force, consider states with a rate of 100 cases per 100,000 to be in the Red Zone, the most severe situation... more
(This article was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit newsroom based in Washington, D.C.Go online to https://publicintegrity.org) More than three-fourths of states are now in the “red zone” for coronavirus cases, according to new reports from the White House Coronavirus Task Force... more
A man identified by Shelbyville police as Phillip Coleman, no age or address available, was scanning items at less than their actual price at the Walmart self-checkout Thursday, a report indicated. Coleman was issued a summons for shoplifting and told not to return to the store... more
The red maples at Maple Crest Farm are living up to their name this year with a fiery display. more
Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen volunteers believe they’re meeting a new generation of “homeless” citizens during their each Tuesday food ministry program. They say a large majority of the people they’re meeting now are not your stereotypical homeless. There are people here who are making their home in various dark and unoccupied areas within the city limits and within the outskirts of town... more
A nationwide push to relax drug laws took a significant step forward Tuesday as five more states legalized marijuana for adults and voters made Oregon the first state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of street drugs such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine... more
The Cascade FFA is applying the FFA Motto: “Learning To Do, Doing To Learn, Earning To Live, Living To Serve.” Even in these trying times, the FFA members understand that the animal shelters must continue to serve and protect the animals in their care. The leadership team planned, coordinated, and conducted the annual feed drive that was held on Oct. 17... more
A trespasser allegedly pointed a BB gun at a man who had been sleeping inside Supreme Auto Sales, Madison Street, early Tuesday. The victim told police he heard a “banging” noise outside around 2:45 a.m., responded by hitting a door, looked outside and saw a man pointing a gun at him... more
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Bill Hagerty has won the U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee being vacated by retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander. The former U.S. ambassador to Japan under President Donald Trump rode the president’s endorsement to a win against Democrat Marquita Bradshaw... more
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