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By Melissa Edwards, Historian
Posted 12/4/21

What was going on in Bedford County December 1899?

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HALEY – D. A. Kimbro, Esq., is getting his roads in good condition before the sale of all public road tools next month.
RIVERSIDE – Rev. C. H. Armstrong and wife of Newark, Ohio, are visiting here just now.
HALL’S DALE – Joe C. Green is moving on nicely with his new residence. He expects to complete it by the first of January.
CHURCH FLOORED FOR A DIME – Rev. B. A. J. Nixon and his people are preparing for a great rally for the new A.M.E. Church, Thanksgiving. He takes this method of thanking a generous public for the aid that is being given for the new church. The new sanctuary plan, or church floored for a dime. One flooring plank is worth one dime.
SHELBYVILLE – Mrs. Stella French, of Boston, is visiting his mother Mrs. Mary C. Evans of this place.
ICE FACTORY – We are glad to learn that Mr. C. F. Sugg of Huntsville, Alabama who was here a day or so ago will soon establish an ice factory at this place.
FOR SALE – Thoroughbred, barred Plymouth Rock Cockerels. Good color, rich yellow legs and beaks. Prices reasonable. Address, Mrs. J. H. McDougal, Box 133, Phone 173.
NANCE – Turkeys seem to be selling like hot cakes in this neighborhood, some of our people sold them for a good price.
BELL BUCKLE – Henry Davis and his sister, Miss Mary Alice Davis of Wartrace and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Osburn of Fairfield visited Mr. and Mrs. Osburn Davis Saturday.
CITY – John D. Templeton, City Judge, is named Chairman of Shelbyville Bar.
CHESTNUT RIDGE – Mr. and Mrs. Eules Warren of near Chestnut Ridge will celebrate their 29th Wedding Anniversary tomorrow (Dec. 2).
RAUS – Mr. and Mrs. Arvie Brinkley spent Thanksgiving in Nashville with Mrs. Mary Mitchell.
WARTRACE – Mr. and Mrs. Claude Rogers and son, “Butch” of Chattanooga were guests of Mrs. Sarah C. Jones during Thanksgiving Holidays.
REAL ESTATE – Dayton Cobb and wife to Eugene Hayes, property in 7th District.
HILL TOP – Mr. and Mrs. Glen Petty and son of Shelbyville spent Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. John Hix.
SHELBYVILLE – Shelbyville is to have Natural Gas.
SINGLETON – Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Raney and son visited Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Arnold Sunday afternoon.
MT. OLIVET – Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Foster and baby spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bishop of Rowesille.
SHELBYVILLE – Mrs E. B. Maupin, Jr. has been named chairman of a “Friends of the Library” group here. The Library is located in the Shelbyville Railroad Depot.
SHELBYVILLE – Mrs. Vonceil Gammill had as her guest on Thanksgiving her granddaughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Mary Clifford and Mildred Gammill of Donelson.
ROVER – Mrs. Audley Frazier of Granite Falls, spent the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Jarrell and other relatives.
UNIONVILLE – Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Carlton of Memphis were holiday guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Potts.
NOTICE – Cascade School ready for bidding. To open bids January 18.
MONUMENT RESET – The restored monument of Major William Guy, a veteran of the War of 1812, was found by Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Marsh earlier this fall in a sinkhole on the Nichols farm. Restoration was made by Karl Edwards.
REAL ESTATE – Mary V. Bass to Ruth Bass Johnson.
NORMANDY – Mrs. Gus Coleman from Nashville spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Ted Cowan.
SHELBYVILLE – Bedford County Jail nominated to Historical Register. The jail was built in 1866.
RAUS – Dale and Paul Parker are Conservation Farmers of the Year in Bedford County.
(Items are taken from past issues of the Shelbyville Times-Gazette and its predecessors.)


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