Shelbyville Free Press

Offering our Community an alternative from of News & Opinions about the City of Shelbyville, Tennessee

About & Mission

The Shelbyville Free Press is a free news media source covering the Southern Middle Tennessee area including Shelbyville, Bedford County.


The SHELBYVILLE FREE PRESS was created in order to provide its readers a free source of news and information concerning the citizens of Shelbyville & Bedford County, Tennessee which has not been covered by any other local media outlets.  We shall report on various aspects including Government, Politics, Businesses, Events, Historical Information, and so much more.


If you have submissions, opinions, or story ideas, please complete our contact form and we will contact you for more information.


The SHELBYVILLE FREE PRESS shall not charge for any of its services of distribution as it is solely a Digital Media Outlet and does not offer print or paid advertising services.

Mission

It is the mission of the SHELBYVILLE FREE PRESS to provide, at no charge, news and information to its Online Followers/Digital Subscribers on News, Government, Politics, Historical Information, Entertainment and more on the issues of the Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee and surrounding communities, in a way to represent and present the news and issues that the traditional media fails to provide.

Privacy Policy

ShelbyvilleFreePress.org respects the privacy of its customers and visitors. If you have any questions about the operation of our website, please write [email protected].

Our website collects names, email addresses, and other personal information from customers and visitors only when submitted via one of our online forms, such as our subscription form, or mailing list registration form. This data is used solely by ShelbyvilleFreePress.org and is not shared, traded, or sold to third parties—unless customers or registrants opt to receive information from like-minded organizations, in which case we share only names, email addresses, and postal addresses.

Customers can edit their personal information by logging into the secured area of our site OR by sending an email to request account changes to [email protected]

Our website also collects non-personal data through the use of server-based "session variables," which we use to achieve important site functionality, including the recognition of logged-in users and the secure passing of shopping cart information. In order to identify customers as they proceed through the check out process, our website also uses a single “cookie” (a small file stored by your browser on your hard drive); thus, online transactions require a browser that accepts “cookies.”

Our web-server also records IP addresses from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, to analyze trends, to track user movement, and to gather broad demographic information—all for the purpose of continually improving our website and delivering personalized, custom content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information, and their collection is standard procedure in most web-server environments.

Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website, for which ShelbyvilleFreePress.org is not responsible.

By using ShelbyvilleFreePress.org , you signify your agreement to our privacy policy as stated above. Note that this policy may be revised periodically without notice. Please re-read this policy prior to submitting any personal information if you have concerns about how your information is being collected and used.

Editorial Staff

R. Reece Thompson Cheramie, Publisher & Editor 

The Shelbyville Free Press

[email protected]


R. Reece Thompson Cheramie is one of the founding partners, Publisher, and Editor of the Shelbyville Free Press.

A Native of Northern Alabama, he and his husband have called Shelbyville home for 6 years.


Mr. Cheramie is a member of the following Groups, Societies,  & Organizations:


  • Accredited Journalist with the United States Press Agency
  • Accredited Journalist with the General News Agency of America
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • The Human Rights Campaign
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • The Scudder Association
  • The Historic Belmont District Preservation Society

Christopher M. Cheramie, Arts & Leisure Editor, The Shelbyville Free Press


Mr. Cheramie is a founding partner, Arts & Leisure Editor of the Shelbyville Free Press.

A New Orleans native, he and his husband have called Shelbyville home for the past six years.


Mr. Cheramie is also a registered member of the following organizations:

  • Accredited Journalist with the United States Press Agency
  • Accredited Journalist with the General News Agency of America
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • The Human Rights Campaign
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • The Scudder Association
  • The Historic Belmont District Preservation Society
  • USAA


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