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Today's News

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 10: Heroes and heroism

    At this point in my current series, having completed writing about combat experiences during WW II, it seems timely to write about “Heroes and Heroism.”

    I have thought a great deal about real heroes and their acts of heroism. Certainly my front-line machine gunners on Guam who held their ground and died, while others fell back and survived, were heroes, unrecognized and unsung

  • Shelby woman arrested after leaving 2 children in car

    Chelsey Vessels, 25, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police were called when a person noticed two small children alone in car.

    According to the report, Shelbyville Police were called to the Marion Village Apartments, near the Midland Trail and Mack Walters Road intersection, where they found a 1-year-old girl asleep under a blanket and an older boy playing on the floor of the car.

    After police were able to talk the boy into unlocking the door, officers found the girl sweating and alerted EMS.

  • Big weekend for Simpsonville

    Simpsonville residents have a double treat to look forward to this weekend, with the dedication of the city’s new gazebo on Friday and the annual Simpsonville Fall Festival Saturday.

    Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock said he is very excited about the opening of the new gazebo, a formidable structure compared to the small one that sat at the same site on U.S. 60.

  • Datebook | Sept. 6, 2017

    This week

    Shelby shape ups

    Join the Shelby County Extension Office for a new six-week series of arthritis foundation approved exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance. The series begins at 11 a.m. today at the Shelby County Extension Office. Classes meet at 11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. The cost for the six-week series is $25. This class is free to Healthways Silver Sneakers program participants. Please call 633-4593 to register and for more information.

    MOPS meeting

  • Home style eating experience

    A new restaurant opens tomorrow, transforming a former pizza place into a home-style restaurant.

    Momma’s Country Cookin, located at the former site of Hometown Pizza, 1745 Midland Trail, will offer a taste of real downhome cooking, said manager Robert Jaggers.

  • Heartbreak in Houston

    “It's pretty heartbreaking – that's the word that we keep using, it's just very heartbreaking.”

    Amanda Gurski, a resident of Crosby, Texas, let out a deep breath as she agonized over waiting in Shelbyville until she could get back to her home hit last week by Hurricane Harvey.

    “My daughter, Taylor and I came to visit my sister because my husband, Adam, is a pilot and he was away in Denver, training,” she said.

  • Mark Athel Burks: Oct. 6, 1957 – Aug. 31, 2017

    Shelbyville lost a beloved member of the community with the death of business owner Mark Burks.

    Burks, 59, a co-owner Shelby's John Deere dealership, passed away Thursday at Oaklawn Health and Rehabilitation Center in Middletown.

    A Louisville native, Burks continued his family's tradition of service to the farm families of Shelby and surrounding counties in partnering with two childhood friends to expand the Shelbyville John Deere dealership into Limestone Farm, Lawn and Work Site, which now has nine locations from Florence to Campbellsville.

  • Meade defeats Shelby in rainy conditions

    Amid extremely wet conditions on Friday night, Meade County found a way to slip through the Shelby County defense.

    The Green Wave’s (2-1) rushing attack proved to be too much for Shelby, as Meade rolled up 627 yards rushing in a 58-13 defeat of the Rockets (2-1).

    Meade did it all without throwing a single pass, as three rushers each went over the century mark in the win.

    The Green Wave’s Zach Babb benefitted most from the heavy workload, gaining 311 yards and scoring on touchdown runs of 78, 76, 44, and 28 yards.

  • Ballard holds off Collins in Thursday match-up

    On a special Thursday night edition of high school football, Ballard did just enough to outlast Collins and pick up a 34-28 win.

    The Bruins (1-2) connection of senior quarterback Terrance May and junior wide receiver Elijah Downing gave Collins (2-1) trouble for much of the night.

    May connected on 20 of his 36 attempts, racking up 353 yards through the air and four touchdowns along with an interception.

    Downing was a large part of the yardage total; hauling in 10 passes for 213 yards and a score.

  • Rockets play host at Shelby County Invitational

    Both Shelby and Collins’ cross country teams kicked off their seasons among some soggy conditions in the Shelby County Invitational meet Saturday.

    The two teams each turned in solid outings as the Titans and Rockets’ teams earned strong finishes in one of the regions’ toughest meets.

    On the boys’ side, Collins earned a fifth-place finish as a team with an average team time of 18:54, finishing four spots behind first-place Eastern High School.