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Tennessee county health departments are now booking appointments for people in Phase 1 populations of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and those aged 75 and up who wish to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Tennesseans can follow a simple, three-step process to learn when they're eligible for vaccination and register for a vaccination appointment:... more
Punt, pass, and kick. It wasn't a football gane Tuesday night as Bedford County Commission once again punted a decision on a zoning change for a Flat Creek market back to planning commissioners. Commissioners in December approved a zoning overlay for the area around Sunchaser Market on Highway 82 South at New Center Church Road. That decision included a grandfather clause allowing beer sales, which would apply to any store seeking such an overlay in certain rural areas of Bedford County... more
This is the second installment in a series regarding the mess that flocks of birds are making on the East Depot side of the public square. Diagnosed with histoplasmosis last year, a lung disease known to be associated with bird droppings, Pam Birtcil's doctor suggested that she stay away from large flocks of birds and their debris. ... more
The Feb. 4th Virtual Tennessee Grain and Soybean conference is now open for registration. It will be different this time since we are doing it virtual, but our experience with other programs has been very positive. The new virtual conference will have some live presentations online, and then there will be classes recorded that the farmers will be able to watch and receive credit for these sessions. ... more
"It's bitter," a man who admitted eating a small container of methamphetamine - plastic bag and all - described its taste to a Bedford County deputy. Matthew Thomas Vincent, 44, of Bugscuffle Road allegedly swallowed approximately 1 gram as he was being detained following a traffic stop Friday on Madison Street... more
A report from Shelbyville-Bedford County's new economic development director, Shane Hooper, was included on Shelbyville City Council's study session agenda Tuesday. "My family and I have settled into Shelbyville comfortably and are excited to be in Shelbyville and Bedford County. We appreciate everyone's hospitality."... more
Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen recently received a $10,000 grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, a ministry of the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church, which will be used to support the ongoing efforts of feeding needy families in the community, according to the non profit's Ways and Means Committee... more
Bedford County Health Department will begin using a new appointment system for COVID-19 vaccinations starting on Monday. No vaccine will be given without an appointment. Currently, the vaccine is being offered to those 75 and older as well as first responders and healthcare workers. ... more
In the first 10 days of the new year, 536 residents of Bedford County have tested positive for the coronavirus. During that 10 days, there were 1,546 tests conducted in the county. The resulting positivity rate of 34 precent is around six times what the CDC and others say is necessary to have any idea of how widespread the virus is... more
Two suspects have been charged with cutting the lock off a storage unit on Highway 82 South in December and taking three televisions, a kitchen faucet, tools and personal documents. Amanda Lynn Cobb, 34, of Murfreesboro and Matthew Francis Callaghan, 35, of Port St. Lucie, Florida are charged with burglary, theft of property (over $1,000), forgery and identity theft, the Bedford County Sheriff's Office said... more
Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development and Tourism (ED&T) Division is about to hand the City 3 years worth of requested financial documentation - data which the City in turn hopes will demonstrate how the board has spent over a half million dollars of local hotel/motel tax revenues... more
Most of Tennessee's 95 counties either currently have a limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine or are waiting, like Bedford, on a new supply to arrive, Tennessee Department of Health officials say. TDH shared the following information with the public on Thursday... more
This cold weather is going to persist through your weekend with partly cloudy skies and highs ranging from the upper 30s to low 40s but dropping into the mid-20s at night. We have a chance of a little more rain and snow returning to our area Monday and Monday night so keep up with the latest forecast... more
Bedford County received just enough snow Thursday night to be enjoyable, while it lasted. It was just enough of a dusting for "Jade" to enjoy a morning of running and making tracks. Snow surrounded Roberts Chapel off U.S. 41A North, which was clear for travel early Friday morning. more
Ted Birtcil of Bell Buckle, a local realtor the last 16 years, recently moved his license over to Simmons Realty, 104 East Depot St. Birtcil and wife, Pam, have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. … more
Mary Kay Independent Sales Director Rachel Kasprzyk of Shelbyville has earned the use of the exclusive Mary Kay pink Cadillac, an iconic symbol of success, and the most coveted incentive awarded by the company. "I am so excited and proud to lead such an amazing group of women," she said recently. ... more
A 15-year-old boy was sprayed in the face with chemical spray after allegedly physically resisting arrest attempts by two Bedford County deputies Tuesday afternoon, a sheriff's office report said. Law enforcement had been called after the boy allegedly punched his father 10 times in the chest and shoulder areas at an Avalon Drive home... more
SHELBYVILLE - John G. Simms, Counsellor at Law, has removed to Shelbyville and will attend to business in the courts at Shelbyville only; his other avocation will prevent his attention as an Attorney. Persons wishing to employ him as counsellor in their suits and during the trial of them, can find him at his house in Shelbyville... more
Bedford County Board of Education members, with a full slate of agenda items coming into the new year, said recently that they're hopeful of making greater strides into the remainder of the school year. Board chair Diane Neeley said Tuesday of course COVID-19 continues to dominate discussions at school board meetings. "It seems Covid-19 and school is the biggest challenge continuing into 2021. As we move forward CDC guidelines will continue to be followed."... more
While it may accommodate long lines of traffic, some local residents believe the county's new COVID-19 testing site at 2119 Midland Road at the Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center is less than ideal. Seniors said Tuesday they waited in line for an hour or more, only to be told the county's vaccine supply is already depleted... more
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