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|Posted on April 15, 2015 at 11:30 AM|
Wartrace, TN - The worst railroad accident in U.S. history took place on July 9, 1918 in the Nashville suburb of Belle Meade with 121 lives lost, according to a contemporary report in the Nashville Tennessean newspaper. The story of that fateful day and it’s aftermath is told in the non-fiction book The Day the Whistles Cried. The book’s author Betsy Thorpe will be on hand to ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM|
SHELBYVILLE, TN, APRIL 14, 2015- After residing in Shelbyville for the past six years, I run across something new every day that just causes me to shake my head. Lately, it has been shaking so much, I am now dizzy. Now overall, many, many of the residents of Shelbyville that I have come in contact with are truly good people, in both professional environments as well as personal ones. But every single day, I run into “that one”.
A little background, I did not grow up in a ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 8, 2015 at 12:15 PM|
SHELBYVILLE, TN, APRIL 8, 2015- After many of the “Vote No On Nine” Organization members spoke with area Realtors, Property Attorneys, and other Tennessee Realtors, a few were given information that may save their beloved neighborhood from destruction.
After researching the tips they received, it was discovered that when the Kingsley Subdivision was created, in 1946, a covenant was added to the original deed that stated: “…It is understood and agreed that ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 5, 2015 at 12:35 PM|
|Posted on April 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM|
SHELBYVILLE, TN, APRIL 4, 2015- In recent weeks, the group of residents of Shelbyville who have organized the “Vote No On Nine” campaign to request the City of Shelbyville City Council deny a request to rezone nine residential lots between Deery Street and Alton Avenue, have had few odd statements. The most troubling came directly from a member of the City Council, who when asked if he or she supported this project in its proposed location, stated tha...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 3, 2015 at 10:05 AM|
SHELBYVILLE, TENNESSEE, APRIL 3, 2015- Amanda Rhinehart was hired by the City of Shelbyville City Manager, Jay Johnson, in February 2013, as the new City of Shelbyville Planner and Community Development Director.
After several written complaints were submitted against Ms. Rhinehart from various City Employees and Department Heads, an investigation was launched by the City Manager. These complaints included accusations of harassment by Ms. Rhinehart towards her fellow employees, ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 30, 2015 at 10:25 AM|
March 30, 2015
Tennessee Senator Steve Southerland (Senate District 1)
Tennessee Representative Pat Marsh (House District 62)
Tennessee Senator Jim Tracy (Senate District 14)
CC: Tennessee House of Representatives
Tennessee State Senate
The Honorable Bill Haslam, Governor of the State of Tennessee
Dear Tennessee State Senators and State Representatives;
We...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 30, 2015 at 9:50 AM|
Courtesy of Americans United for Seperation of Church and State-Nashville Chapter:
Sen. Steve Southerland’s HB0615 and Rep. Jerry Sexton’s SB1108 want to make the Holy Bible the state’s official book. Please act immediately - let's stand together against this obvious infringement of the First Amendment.
No religious text should be Tennessee's official book!
These bills have been placed on Senate State and Local Gover...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 25, 2015 at 12:05 PM|
SHELBYVILLE, TENNESSEE- The Bedford County Democratic Party held its biennial Reorganization Convention on Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. The Convention was held as mandated by the Tennessee Democratic Party for the election of Officers and its Executive Committee Members, as well as the adoption of the Bedford County Democratic...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 19, 2015 at 9:40 PM|
In response to Mr. John Barbee’s statements made in Letter to the Editor of the Shelbyville Times-Gazette today, , Mr. Barbee misstated certain facts, that he, a longtime resident and property owner of not only the Historic 705 Alton Avenue home, but also the Historic 514 Belmont Avenue home, which he owns, which is included in our Belmont Avenue Historic District, a protected neighborhood under the Zoning Ordinance of ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 17, 2015 at 8:35 AM|