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Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines racism as, "Racism, noun, a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent … more
Father’s Day 2023 will be different for me. On past Father’s Days, I would have grabbed two cards - probably last minute. One card for my dad and one card for my stepdad.  … more
If you are reading this, let me thank you. Those who invest time in reading the local news need to be thanked because they are willing to take time out of the day to focus on issues that … more
Marijuana is illegal in Tennessee for recreational and medical use. Yet, does the legality of cannabis stop people from using the drug? Obviously not. Marijuana companies in states where the drug is … more
It’s exactly what Bedford County needs at this moment: a vision for the future that’s cohesive and benefits the whole community.  If you had asked me a couple years ago what a … more
2023 could be one of Shelbyville’s best years. Or it could turn out not so well. What we see by next New Year’s will depend on cooperation, ambition, and a forward-thinking … more
According to the Tennessee Department of Corrections, 94% of incarcerated people in Tennessee will be released in three years. Lt. Chris Cook, programs director at the Bedford County Jail, asked a … more
I would not describe myself as a climate activist. But I would describe myself as a conservationist. That is, I believe we should be good stewards of what we have here on earth. And I believe this … more
On November 8, voters will head to the polls. This year, you will have a key vote to cast on four constitutional amendments, including Amendment 1, which would enshrine right-to-work in our state … more
Sadly, a part of the Times-Gazette content includes obituaries. Actually, it is statistically known to be the most read section of the newspaper. It is how we say our final goodbyes to those in our … more
No, I don’t remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001.    But that doesn’t stop me from trying to understand and “remember” through other peoples’ … more
To run with a party or not run with a party? The outcomes of this last county commission election were interesting. A handful of Republican victors will now be occupying the seats of Independents. … more
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 … 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 … 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
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
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.   … 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
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
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