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I was intrigued by a statement Mayor Chad Graham made recently about the property tax increase and pay scale readjustment. “So, when we look at this number and it seems like a great … more
As you’ve probably noticed in the last month, candidates are out heavily campaigning for county offices, prior to the Aug. 4 General Election.   There’s still time to early vote. … more
Bedford County, like many other surrounding areas, has a homeless issue. Is it larger than others?   Regardless, it is still something that has to be dealt with in a proper manner. Given the … more
Development has its benefits. Prospective new development has fueled what years of begging and pleading by longtime locals couldn’t accomplish: The state is signalizing the U.S. 231 … more
The Cascade community has expressed to me this week that citizens in attendance at Tuesday’s school board meeting should have been recognized with their questions and comments.   Please … more
Can a community grow too fast? With all the developments coming to Bedford it’s hard not to think about that question. If you’ve talked to me before, you probably know I am from … more
Editor’s note: In today’s issue you will find a photo of this week’s gas prices. In Shelbyville, we leveled in most places at around $4.15 per gallon. With this increase, how will … more
The recent disclosure that a leak to the public has occurred—one disclosing the upcoming ruling by the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Roe vs. Wade abortion … more
This week I was looking over the COVID count numbers for the county, as I normally do. (We are down to 4 cases, as of last report of April 9.)   Then, I saw a Facebook post by John Carney … more
Easter is such a great time to humble ourselves like little children. I still love Easter egg hunts.  While I love chocolate and peanut butter like a kid, my greatest joy has been sharing the Easter story over the years. more
We look in our rear view mirrors a lot. Some days we see beautiful scenery, like sunrises and sunsets. Other days, it seems like everyone is on our back. more
I wanted to take a minute today to address a Facebook post (something I don’t really do much) in which a follower commented in reference to T-G post: 35 Cases of COVID in Bedford County. She plainly stated, ‘We don’t care.’   more
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted some to ask my thoughts on the matter. I spent a large portion of my career in national defense and national security, and I’m honored to respond. more
Let’s make sure we hold our politicians accountable as our employees—not as their subjects.   more
Way to go Community High Viqueens for reaching the goal of Region AA champs! I’m proud of this team. As a former Viqueen, it is truly heart-felt to see the girls earn this accomplishment. more
It’s hard to believe but February is about over. If you recall, there are just 28 days. Yes, I still do the 30 days has September, April, June and November . . . . Today, I want to shout out to my alma mater Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro for doing an outstanding job, honoring Black History month. more
I’ve always been a western fan (like Cheyenne Bodie, Marshal Matt Dillon, The Virginian to name a few). But watching the black-and-white old Hollywood versions of handsome men on horses shooting revolvers is completely different than the live action of one’s first rodeo.  more
There are two sides here for me: I don’t want to use dirt roads, but I hate to see houses in the cornfield. I can speak from observation.   more
Inflation has hit its fastest pace in 40 years, and its future path, as always, is unpredictable. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) clocked in at 7% in December. The CPI is flawed, though an in-depth … more
I am excited to connect with you again with our first Reeves Review of the 2022 session.  Last week, I was honored to introduce SB 1749. This legislation established a pilot program to grant respite care for Alzheimer’s patients and their caretakers.   more
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