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Today's Features

  • Corpus Christi Academy will host its fifth annual Spirit of Christmas Dance, featuring the Monarchs, on Saturday at the Shelbyville Country Club lodge. Doors will open at 8:15 p.m., and dancing will be 9 p.m. to midnight. A full cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available. Tickets are $50 per couple or $30 for singles. Seating is limited. Call 722-8090 for reservations. The Monarchs keep the crowd of 146 entertained and on the dance floor during the Spirit of Christmas Dance at the Shelbyville Country Club in 2009.

  • Caroling in Todds Point
    Mount Pleasant Baptist Church will go caroling in Todds Point at 7 o’clock Thursday. Church members are more than welcome to participate in the caroling. Meet at the church before 6:45.
    Christmas celebrations

  • Public meetings
    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

  • The weather wasn’t quite delightful, but neither was it frightful Saturday at the Christmas Parade, an event that had a specific theme this year.

    Touted as the Red, White and Blue American Christmas, the parade down Main Street featured 20 floats, up a few from last year, many of which featured patriotic themes, a couple of them depicting Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • A stunning death has taken the life of a well-known musician and folk singer who lived near Simpsonville.

    Betty Thom, one of the original founding members of the folk/bluegrass group, The Cumberlands, passed away in her sleep, said her husband of 55 years, Harold Thom.

    “She was the most wonderful, loving, compassionate, kind, brilliant lady,” he said. “She was one in a billion.”

  • The weather wasn’t quite delightful, but neither was it frightful Saturday at the Christmas Parade, an event that had a specific theme this year.

    Touted as the Red, White and Blue American Christmas, the parade down Main Street featured 20 floats, up a few from last year, many of which featured patriotic themes, a couple of them depicting Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Maj. John W. Thomason was perhaps the first Marine to gain prominence outside military circles as an artistic and literary figure. As a major at the San Diego Marine Barracks in 1939, he was highly respected and greatly admired.

    We second lieutenants had enjoyed his stories of marines in combat, including those in his popular book Fix Bayonets, which were based upon his experiences in combat with the Marine Brigade in France in 1918.

  • Holiday gathering

  • For about 60 years the Mount Eden Ruritan Club has been a mainstay in the community, and for about 20 of those years its members have been responsible for bringing the community together around Christmas to celebrate the town’s good fortune.

    Small community celebrations, whether its Bagdad Days, Cropper Days or Labor Day in Waddy, are getting more and more difficult to maintain, organizers say, because of the urbanization of American life.