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Today's News

  • Back where it all began

    With the beginning of each new sports season coaches and players come and go and new faces are the norm.

    But that’s not the case with the Shelby County girls’ golf team, which will have a very familiar face and former champion leading the squad.

    Candice Iceman was a member of the Rockets from her fourth grade season through her 2005 state championship and on to graduation in 2009.

  • King pays restitution

     

  • Stump gets 20 years for rape of a child

    A jury trial for Jessie Allen Stump of 110 Ada Ave. in Shelbyville, charged with rape and incest against children, culminated with a 20-year sentence in Shelby Circuit Court Tuesday.

    Stump, 64, was indicted in July 2012 on two counts each of first-degree rape and incest of two female children to whom he is related. He was serving as their sitter.

    It had been slow going for getting the case to trial, as it had been postponed several times over the past five years for various reasons, but once proceedings got underway Monday, things moved swiftly.

  • County could lower taxes

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison told magistrates Tuesday during a special called meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court that he would like to again lower property taxes.

    “I am presenting to them [the legislative committee] a proposal to reduce the property tax,” he said.

    Last August, magistrates approved a new rate of 10.9 cents per hundred dollars of assessed valuation, compared to the previous rate of 11.

  • Decades of devotion

    Today marks the end of an era for Don Carey who is retiring after nearly forty years with the Masonic Home of Shelbyville.

    When Carey came to work at the facility 38 years ago, he was just looking for a job, but what he found was a home, he said.

    A place where his wizardry in "fixin' everything that breaks" made him so indispensable that he rose to the rank of maintenance director, a position that didn't go to his head, but rather, to his hands.

  • Looking backward: Aug. 4, 2017

    Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at jblair@sentinelnews.com.

    If anyone has an old photo that they would like to run with this column bring it and the information into The Sentinel-News office or e-mail it to the writer at jblair@sentinelnews.com. We are also looking for mystery photos. If you have a picture you can't identify, send it in and we'll ask our readers for help.

    10 years ago, 2007

  • Shelby handed opening loss at regional

    One bad inning put Shelbyville Post 37 in a hole on Wednesday afternoon, and Florence, S.C. Post 1 capitalized for the 12-1 win in the opening round of the American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament.

    An eight-run fifth inning broke the scoreless deadlock and put Post 37 in a precarious position that it couldn’t hit itself out of, taking the lopsided loss.

    Florence compiled nine hits in the fifth, while Shelbyville logged just seven hits for the entire contest.

  • Heritage archery team competes at worlds

    Heritage Elementary School’s archery team took its program to the global level, competing in the National Archery in the Schools Program’s World Tournament held July 21 in Orlando.

    The Shelbyville-based school team finished 24th out of 40 elementary schools that took part in the tournament.

    Fifth-grader Mason Edwards ended his outing shooting a 272 and finishing just 28 points shy of a perfect score.

  • Shelby man arrested for assault of child

     

  • Teachers return

    Though students didn’t start piling into the buildings until this morning, Shelby County High School’s gym was packed wall-to-wall yesterday morning with teachers, administrators and district employees to kick off the first day of the school year.