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Nancy Lyons Lillard, July 12, 2024

Nancy Lyons Lillard, a native of Atlanta, Ga., passed away on July 12, 2024, at the age of 85.

Saturday’s attempted assassination of Donald Trump prompted immediate and much warranted discussion about political violence.
MEET KEITH WALLACE, MANAGER OF THE JON ENGLISH ANTIQUE SPORTS MEMORABLIA & CARD SHOP ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE PUBLIC SQUARE.
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The Golden Eagles won the District 9-3A Championship over Coffee County this past spring.

“We Can Compete Now, And That Is A Great Feeling” – Chris Fritz Talks Growth of Golden Eagles Soccer

Head Coach Chris Fritz is heading into his 12th season as the head coach of the Boy's Soccer program at Shelbyville Central, and he explains how the program has reached new heights over the past few years.
High School Sports
The Shelbyville Central Golden Eaglettes' new head basketball coach, Keisha Jarrett, had a roller coaster first month on the job, but she is encouraged in the limited time she has had with her team about their future.
The SCHS baseball program held their annual free youth baseball camp beginning on Monday at the Eagles' Nest, and it included a message for not just baseball, but for life.
Anabel Leigh was the only member of the SCHS Girls' Golf team the last two seasons after just starting to play golf competitively her sophomore year. Despite this, and due to her hard work and dedication to improve as well as her walk with God, she overcame those difficult circumstances to continue her career at Trevecca in the fall.
Nick Johnson signed with LaGrange College on Friday to continue his baseball career at the next level.
The Cascade Champions faltered just one game short of the program's first-ever state tournament berth at Harpeth, losing 2-1 on Saturday.
College sports
(From left to right) Derek Mason, Nick Vattiato, and Brendon Harris (Devyn Curtis is not pictured) represented MTSU at CUSA Media Day on Tuesday.
Takeaways From CUSA Football Media Day: “This Is Not A Rebuild At MTSU”
Takeaways from a jam-packed CUSA Kickoff on Tuesday.
The Blue Raiders will host an ACC foe, the Duke Blue Devils, in Derek Mason's first season on September 21st.
MTSU Football Single Game Tickets Now On Sale
Middle Tennessee football single-game tickets for the 2024 season are on sale now for all six games and the athletic department is once again offering their "BLUEnited Home Opener Package".
Blue Raiders to face Kansas State in Bill Snyder Women’s Basketball Classic
Middle Tennessee women's basketball will travel to St. Josephs, Missouri this December to take on Kansas State in the 2024 Bill Snyder Women's Basketball Classic presented by Southern Bank on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Civic Arena. Tip-off is slated for 5 p.m. CT. Ticket and broadcast information will be announced at a later date.
TV Coverage and Game Times Announced for Elevance Health Women’s Fort Myers Tip-Off
FORT MYERS, Fla. – For the second consecutive year, Women's Sports Network will carry games live from the Elevance Health Women's Fort Myers Tip-Off, announced by Intersport Tuesday afternoon. …
After a disappointing CUSA campaign last season, Middle Tennessee Men's Basketball has announced their 2024-25 conference schedule.
MTSU Men's Basketball Announces 2024-25 Conference Schedule
Conference USA has released Middle Tennessee men's basketball's 2024-25 conference lineup, as announced by the league office Thursday. The slate is headlined by the Blue Raider's conference opener at …
College sports
Derek Mason (center) at his introductory press conference with Dr. Sydney McPhee (right) and AD Chris Massaro (left).

“It’s Not Just Murfreesboro’s Team, It’s Middle’s Team” – New MTSU Football Coach Derek Mason Talks Goals For The Blue Raiders

First-year Head Coach Derek Mason sits down with Noah Maddox to discuss his goals for the program with the start of fall practice about one month away.

CUSA Announces MTSU Women’s Basketball Schedule

Middle Tennessee's 18-game Conference USA slate will feature nine home games and eight away contests, announced by the league office Thursday.  The back-to-back CUSA champions will tip off …
Sports - Column
Comments from Uruguay's manager, Marcelo Biesla, following their penalty shootout victory over Brazil last week sparked intense discussion about the state of the sport of soccer.
Other local news

Councilman Turnbow snaps back at Partnership

Shelbyville City Council discussed several items at Tuesday night’s study session, including an “exceptional” PUD and departmental purchasing items. But by far the strongest comments were in regard to recent accusations made against the City by Shane Hooper of Shelbyville-Bedford Partnership.

Parks director Alsup retires

Mike Alsup has retired as Shelbyville Parks and Recreation Director. He leaves behind a legacy but also leaves behind the management of the H.V. Griffin Park Expansion, which is still on the table for the next director.

City receives Municipal League Award

CITY RECEIVES MUNICIPAL LEAGUE AWARD KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Downtowns often serve as the beating heart of a community, and officials in Shelbyville have made dedicated efforts to ensure their downtown continues to not just survive but thrive.

Keith Davis: Sworn in as a BC Commissioner

Keith Davis was sworn in Tuesday evening as the commissioner for the 7th District. He will replace Julie Sanders, who resigned, effective June 7. She has relocated out of state.
From the opinion pages
Columns & Editorials

Creative Soul-July 18, 2024

dawn@richardsonmediagroup.net I hope you enjoy this blog content which is aimed at inspiring and reflecting upon what is good in a world needing a lot of love and hope.

Running a race

One day two gas company servicemen, a senior training supervisor and a young trainee, were out checking gas meters in a subdivision. They parked their truck at one end of the street and then …
Letters

Letter to Editor: July 18, 2024

Dear Editor: The attempted assassination of former president Trump on Saturday while at a political rally in Pennsylvania ended with Trump slightly wounded and tragically a civilian attendee killed …

Racism, by any other name, is just as perverse

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 …
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Extreme heat, wildfires and weather events: Prepare for the unexpected this summer, inside and outside the home
(BPT) - Wildfires and extreme weather conditions have brought greater attention to poor air quality, and while some areas may be more affected than others, air quality and pollution are still a major …
Standout college athletes competing in the 2024 Paris Olympics
BestColleges highlights several of the standout student-athletes who qualified to compete for Team USA at this year's Summer Olympics in Paris.
Marine Toys for Tots' Christmas in July Campaign Delivers Hope to Children in Need
Marine Toys for Tots' Christmas in July Campaign Delivers Hope to Children in Need
(NewsUSA) - Marine Toys for Tots, best known as the Nation's premier children's Christmastime charity, doesn't wait until the holiday season to support children in need. Toys for Tots has evolved …
The 5 most popular international summer travel destinations in 2024
Airalo compiled a ranking of the five most popular international summer travel destinations using information from Google Flights.
Give Your Grilling Game a Flavor Boost: 3 tips to make summer meals deliciously memorable
(Family Features) Make sure your grill game is on fire this summer. The right prepping, seasoning and grilling techniques can help you serve your favorite foods.