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Elections in our country are critical components to the exercise of freedom and self-governance. Elections offer all of us choices, opportunities for change and the chance to endorse what we feel … more
As I understand Tennessee law, when property in a taxing entity - city and county here - is reappraised the tax rate per $100 is supposed to be adjusted so that the total revenue for the entity is … more
I rise to take exception to Mr. Ayers’ article of Saturday last. While purporting to aggrandize the “EV revolution,” no one of ordinary intelligence can escape the notion Mr. Ayers … more
In Tennessee, rural areas are an important part of the state.   I Farm/I Vote is an initiative to encourage farmers and rural Tennesseans to get out and vote. Bedford County Farm Bureau is a … more
As we are all aware, Duksan America is constructing a manufacturing facility in Shelbyville to make electrolyte for batteries to be used in electric vehicles or EVs. I know that several of our local … more
To the Editor: President Biden is a fanatic at wrecking our country and is trying to remake it into dystopian hellscape his Marxist base wants. Americans have finally noticed, and we do not … more
I read with interest the article on the new schedule for the county high schools. As a former high school math teacher, not in Tennessee, I understand local parent and student concerns.   My … more
Bedford County Adopta-Teacher is back for the 3rd year! This little idea that began with the faith of a mustard seed back in June of 2020 has grown into something so spectacular for our local public … more
Recently the Bedford County School Board removed the Principal and Assistant from Cascade School.   The only reason I have heard for their removal is “we want to take the school in a … more
To the editor:   United Way of BedfordCounty’s board of director wants to thank everyone who was part of the annual Mardi Gras Crawfish and Shrimp Boil. While we would have liked to … more
To the editor: Recently, New York representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez applauded [President Joe] Biden and stated with aplomb: ‘He’s done a very good job so far . . . .’ There … more
To the editor: This Letter to the Editor references a column written by reader Charles David Sliger (special to T-G) on May 14 and can be found here.  I find it concerning that Mr. Sliger; … more
Abortion questions   Dear Editor:   In response to Mr. Sliger’s column of May 14; between his diatribe on the Supreme Court, the Roe v. Wade leak, and a plethora of adjectives … more
To the editor:  After reading in Saturday’s paper about the two sex offenders and their light sentences I realized that I just moved back to NY, a place I was happy to leave. Evidently our prosecutors don’t value the children that we raise in Bedford County. more
To the editor:   March 22nd is National Ag Day – a day to celebrate the less than two percent of the population who provide food, fiber and fuel to all of us. Agriculture is no doubt … more
Living close to Community High School, I greatly enjoy the two plays they regularly offer each year, most recently the one last night. I appreciate the write ups often provided in Times-Gazette, such … more
In Bedford County I have seen the Let’s Go Brandon signs, which is code for a vulgar slogan; flags on the back of pickup trucks waving a swear word against President Biden and the 2024 former President’s yard signs, even though the election is 3 years away.   more
To the Editor:  Only if you have searched for housing within the past year can you fully appreciate the dilemma our young city manager and his family face. Housing prices have soared. If you … more
To the Editor: Now the current trend of protesting everything American has spilled over into the Olympian games in Tokyo where the pampered, mediocre American participants can display their copy-cat antics of those who have “knelt” before them. I wonder why, if they are so motivated to display their disrespect for American values and how deplorable it is to be an honest-to-God patriotic American, they do not come up with an original idea to show their disrespect... more
To the Editor: My wife and I have always enjoyed reading the Shelbyville Times-Gazette and appreciated the coverage you give to the entire community. We also recognize the advertising support the pages received from various businesses. When we received two editions dedicating the entire front page to one business, we were surprised. We think the front page should be for news coverage and not be given to one advertiser, especially not to alcohol which has hurt so many and their families... more
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