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Welcome Spring!

Happy Spring from Dixie Doodle Candles & Decor,  3631 Highway 41A North, Unionville. The store has lots of beautiful, spring decor just waiting for you. Check out the  shop on Facebook.

Inspirational Column for the Week Ahead
The Shelbyville Times-Gazette, along with four other Tennessee newspapers formerly owned by Apex Media LLC, was formally acquired on March 1 by Richardson Media Group (RMG), a growing publishing company that focuses on community newspapers.
Dorris Turrentine was recently recognized for 50 faithful years in Family and Community Education Club (FCE.) She is a member of Liberty FCE. says all she ever wanted to do in life was to be a good wife, mother and homemaker. Suffice to say, she’s accomplished all that, and more, based on her recent 50-year recognition by Family and Community Education Clubs. The presentation was made last week at the Bedford County FCE Achievement Night at the County Extension Office.
Graduation is around the corner.
Other local news

Enjoying a spring day

Warmth and exercise

Burned, abandoned but not forgotten

Friends of the Historic Bell Buckle School (FHBBS) are on a mission to restore the remaining structure and turn it into a community center/recreational facility for the local town.

Cascade Alum Jared Carkuff Officially Returns Home As The New Head Football Coach

Jared Carkuff was announced as the new Cascade Head Football Coach on Wednesday.

Arenacross Championship Set for Championship Rounds at Cooper Steel Arena This Weekend

The final rounds of the Arenacross Championships at Cooper Steel Arena in Shelbyville are set to begin on March 8th and 9th. We talked to Tristar MX owner Bobby Snyder on how the sport has grown here already.
Top sports story

Eaglettes’ Bats Struggle In Home Loss To Columbia Central

Lilly Brown (11) digs in before her sixth inning two-run home run against Columbia Central on Sunday. Brown went 2-3 on Sunday with a double and that home run.
Despite Lilly Brown's success at the plate, Shelbyville Central struggled to get their offense going against District 9-AAAA foe Columbia Central at home on Sunday.
Sports columns
When it comes time to settle into summer, theres’ a few things that I can pretty much hang my hat on. For starters, it’s an incredibly slow time for sports, and after the break-neck pace …
Change can be good, but change can also be scary.  If you haven’t seen the news surrounding the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and their conference scheduling format, then you’re in …
It’s been over a week since the terrifying injury to Damar Hamlin and it’s safe to say that single injury may have changed the NFL forever. During the first quarter last week, the Buffalo …
To say it has been a rollercoaster of a season for the Tennessee Titans would be an understatement.  After starting 0-2, the Titans won seven of their next eight games, which included a …
It’s officially time to hit the panic button for the Tennessee Titans. On Christmas Eve, the Titans saw the Houston Texans snap a nine-game skid in Nashville and the Titans’ grip on the …
High school sports
Golden Eagles Use Five-Run Fifth to Beat Franklin County and Extend Five Game Winning Streak
Shelbyville Central picked up their ninth win in their last 11 games after a five-run fifth inning propelled them to a 9-6 win over Franklin County.
Lilly Brown (middle) smiles surrounded by family and friends after signing with Motlow Softball.
Eaglettes Multi-Sport Star Lilly Brown Signs With Motlow For Softball
Eaglettes' dual-sport star Lilly Brown signed with Motlow Softball last Monday surrounded by her family and freinds.
Golden Eagles Ride Four-Game Win Streak To End Week On The Diamond
The Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles ended the week riding a four-game winning streak as they look to carry their momentum back into district play.
Zach Crosslin (11) threw 6.0 innings with 8 Ks, only giving up 4 BB, 3 H, and 1 ER while picking up the win.
Champs Complete Battle Of Bedford Sweep Against Vikes
The Cascade Champions took Game Two of the "Battle Of Bedford" series against the hometown Community Vikings, 8-1, on Saturday.
Shelbyville Central Falls to Coffee County in Game Two
The Shelbyville Central Golden Eagles dropped Game Two of their District 9-AAAA series at Coffee County, 8-5, on Thursday night.
From the opinion pages
Columns & Editorials


Progress is an expensive proposition. It can be painful. It can also be messy as well. I try to stay out of politics in this column. It is reserved for my personal observations, not a place for …

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 …

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 …

Letter to the editor: June 3

Dear Editor: Mrs. Zoe Watkins is right on with her insightful editorial in Tuesday's T-G Gazette concerning the importance of local news and the media presenting it.  So many times, folks …
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