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  • Old $50 bill found real, but not before bearer arrested

    05/06/2012 2:13:29 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 43 replies
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette via Houston Chronicle ^ | 1 May 2012 | David Melson (originally)
    SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee police are apologizing after arresting a man for using a $50 bill they thought was fake but that turned out to be real. Police in Shelbyville thought the bill was counterfeit after a convenience store clerk called them. The clerk said a marker used to detect false money didn't show the bill was real. (excerpt - read more at link)
  • U.S. official discusses refugee bill with Tracy

    02/14/2012 1:36:04 PM PST · by radu
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | February 12, 2012 | Brian Mosely
    A top representative of the U.S. State Department was in Tennessee this week to discuss a law dealing with the state's refugee resettlement program. The Refugee Absorptive Capacity Act, which originated from the desk of State Sen. Jim Tracy, became law last July. It's the first bill of its kind. It requires the state's refugee program agency, Catholic Charities, to meet four times a year with local governments to plan and coordinate "the appropriate placement of refugees in advance of the refugees' arrival ..." The law also allows local communities to apply for a "moratorium" on refugee resettlement if those...
  • ICE: Local arrests were part of national sweep

    09/30/2011 2:00:30 PM PDT · by radu · 14 replies
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | Friday, September 30, 2011 | Brian Mosely
    Federal officials confirmed Thursday that recent arrests made in Shelbyville by immigration agents were part of a nationwide operation targeting convicted criminal aliens and fugitives. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Wednesday they had captured more than 2,900 fugitives in all 50 states as part of a seven-day national "Cross Check" operation. Verification ICE spokesman Temple Black told the T-G late Thursday that after checking with ICE's Enforcement Removal Operations team, he could verify "that the three arrests ICE confirmed last week were part of the operation announced yesterday nationally." *snip* Local law enforcement and ICE were criticized after...
  • Racial discrimination denied by city, county authorities (Shelbyville, TN)

    09/24/2011 8:32:25 PM PDT · by radu · 9 replies
    Times-Gazette ^ | Wednesday, September 21, 2011 | Brian Mosely
    Officials are denying that a federal raid targeted community activists who claim a pattern of racial profiling and discrimination in Bedford County against Hispanics. The accusations came after the reported arrest of three residents by federal immigration officials and the publication of a report calling for a Department of Justice investigation. Last Monday, members of several organizations held a hearing in Shelbyville during which Hispanic residents complained they were the victims of illegal detention and racial profiling by local law enforcement. A report was generated entitled "The Forgotten Constitution - Racial Profiling and Immigration Enforcement in Bedford County, Tennessee." The...
  • Spotlight on Shelbyville may cast shadow on city

    05/22/2011 3:54:42 PM PDT · by radu · 10 replies
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | May 22, 2011 | Brian Mosely
    Tuesday night the city of Shelbyville will be in the national spotlight when the film "Welcome to Shelbyville" is broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens. Since last fall, the documentary has been screened across the country, including Nashville last Saturday and has been shown by the U.S. State Department in other countries. Said filmmaker Kim A. Snyder, "I was interested in something that would illustrate "the anatomy" of immigrant integration in one small town and how this was representative of demographic changes taking place across the U.S." This was the premise the filmmaker explained to the Times-Gazette and the...
  • BREAKING: Tyson employee arrested for threatening graffiti

    01/17/2011 8:00:10 PM PST · by radu · 28 replies
    Times-Gazette ^ | January 17, 2011 | Shelbyville Times-Gazette
    *snip* According to WTVF in Nashville, Shelbyville Police reported that a bomb threat was made Saturday night at the Tyson plant. They say the threat was written in graffiti on a wall inside the plant. *snip* According to a statement from Jeff Watson, human resources manager at the complex, Zachary Wilson signed a confession today and was taken into custody by Shelbyville police.
  • Bomb Threat Temporarily Shuts Down Tyson's Shelbyville Plant

    01/03/2011 8:37:46 PM PST · by radu · 22 replies
    News Channel 5 - Nashville ^ | Jan. 3, 2011 | Heather Graf
    SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - A bomb threat temporarily shut down the Tyson Chicken Plant in Shelbyville on Monday afternoon, in what is now the company's second security scare at that location in just two weeks. "We got a call from the Tyson plant at about 1:27 p.m. Monday," said Shelbyville Police Chief Austin Swing. "They then organized a search team, and the search team went through the plant after it was evacuated." *snip* Locals said the threat is unsettling, especially since it comes on the heels of another security scare at the plant. It was just two weeks ago when Tyson...
  • Tyson denies death threat (update on Shelbyville, TN)

    12/30/2010 6:31:28 PM PST · by radu · 43 replies · 456+ views
    Times-Gazette ^ | Dec. 30, 2010 | Brian Mosely
    A Tyson Foods spokesperson stated Wednesday that while graffiti was recently discovered at their Shelbyville facility, media reports about the details are not factual. However the spokesman also stated that federal authorities have been contacted about the matter. Late last week, Shelbyville police began providing an armed off-duty officer for the Tyson Foods facility after alleged threatening messages reportedly were made. Nashville television station WSMV reported claims made by an unidentified woman that someone wrote "all Americans must die" on a bathroom wall -- an act that was reportedly preceded by a fire in a woman's restroom inside the plant...
  • 'All Americans Must Die' Written On Plant Wall (Tyson in Shelbyville, TN)

    12/23/2010 8:41:31 PM PST · by radu · 97 replies · 2+ views
    Channel 4 - Nashville ^ | Deanna Lambert
    The Shelbyville chief of police and a former Tyson employee confirmed that threatening messages surfaced this week, leading to extra security at the plant. "A couple days ago, they had a terrorist threat that was written on the bathroom walls that said 'all Americans must die,'" said a woman, who said she wanted to remain anonymous to protect her relative, who works inside the plant. She said that she didn't see the writing herself but is aware of what's going on from others. "One day last week, someone set the women's bathroom on fire, and they finally put a security...
  • Welcoming Tennessee wins integration award

    05/24/2009 2:12:39 PM PDT · by radu · 17 replies · 527+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | Sunday, May 24, 2009 | Brian Mosely
    The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) has won a $50,000 award for its Welcoming Tennessee Initiative, which has been partially focused in Shelbyville over the past year. The prize, called the E Pluribus Unum national award for exceptional immigrant integration initiatives, was given to the TIRRC in Washington, D.C. Wednesday by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), which describes itself as an independent, non-partisan think tank "dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide." *snip* TIRRC launched its Welcoming Tennessee Initiative (WTI) in 2006, and began to focus on Shelbyville in last year, beginning with a billboard campaign,...
  • Job Fight: Immigrants vs. Locals Tennessee Residents Compete for Work They Once Scorned

    05/23/2009 6:45:34 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 40 replies · 1,506+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MIRIAM JORDAN
    ...Burmese refugee Cho Aye traveled 60 miles from Nashville ...to take a place at the head of the line outside Shelbyville's state employment office. The next day, the office was to take applications for $9.35-an-hour jobs processing chicken at the local Tyson Foods plant. Directly behind Ms. Aye...were 16 more Burmese refugees... Farther back in the line, marked by orange tape and monitored by police, locals like David Curtis seethed. "This is the worst job I have ever applied for," said the 31-year-old welder... Eyeing those ahead of him, he added: "I'm very annoyed foreigners are taking jobs that Americans...
  • Islamic subversion alleged by speaker

    02/17/2009 7:46:23 PM PST · by radu · 10 replies · 1,041+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | Feb. 17, 2009 | Brian Mosely
    A former FBI special agent told law enforcement and Homeland Security personnel that a network of Islamic organizations are working to incrementally implement Islamic law in the United States. During a presentation at the Bedford County Emergency Management Agency, former FBI agent John Guandolo briefed members about groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, which he claims is working with other Islamic groups to slowly implement Shariah, also known as Islamic law, which encompasses all areas of life. Guandolo worked in the FBI since 1996, including nine years as a member of its SWAT team. After 9/11, he worked in the...
  • Tyson urged to hire Shelbyville residents before immigrants, refugees

    02/11/2009 6:36:13 PM PST · by radu · 15 replies · 709+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | Feb. 11, 2009 | Brian Mosely
    As an organizer from Nashville searched for housing and services for about 50 Egyptian men and their families who want to move to Shelbyville to be close to their new jobs at Tyson Foods, the county mayor said that the food giant should hire Bedford County residents first. But personnel at the state employment office say they must accept job applications from everyone who shows up, no matter where they are from. Concerns have once again risen in Shelbyville about immigrants and refugees coming to Bedford County to apply for jobs at the Tyson Foods poultry plant. Law enforcement were...
  • Tyson workers revote; Labor Day brought back

    08/08/2008 12:31:34 PM PDT · by radu · 109 replies · 281+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | August 8, 2008 | Bbrian Mosely
    Members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) and Tyson Foods workers at the poultry processing plant in Shelbyville overwhelmingly voted to overturn a union contract provision that replaced Labor Day as a paid holiday with the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, it was announced this morning. The new agreement will increase the number of paid days off for workers in the current calendar year to include both Labor Day and the Muslim observance as paid holidays for workers in the Shelbyville plant. The agreement amends the existing contract negotiated last year, according to a press release from...
  • Tyson 'regrets' public reaction

    08/06/2008 8:23:57 AM PDT · by radu · 146 replies · 309+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | August 6, 2008 | Brian Mosely
    Tyson Foods says that Labor Day is still a holiday, but not for the union employees at the Shelbyville poultry processing facility, who will be taking off the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr instead. Meanwhile, the union that negotiated the controversial contract at the Shelbyville plant has removed the original press release announcing the holiday change from its web site, and the union president has described the backlash to the decision as "bigotry." The union had stated in a June 19 press release that 700 Muslims worked at the plant, while Tyson repeated Tuesday that there are only 250 Somalis...
  • Tyson drops Labor Day holiday for Eid al-Fitr

    08/02/2008 1:41:53 AM PDT · by radu · 127 replies · 330+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | Friday, August 1, 2008 | Brian Mosely
    Workers at Tyson Foods' poultry processing plant in Shelbyville will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day, but will instead take the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the fall. A recent press release from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) stated that a new contract at the Shelbyville facility "implements a new holiday to accommodate the ... Muslim workers at the plant." The RWDSU stated that "the five-year contract creates an additional paid holiday, Iidal Fitil, a Muslim holiday that occurs toward the end of Ramadan." read full article at Times-Gazette
  • GUN-BEARING STUDENT PUT ON PROBATION

    09/19/2006 7:13:41 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 12 replies · 680+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 19 September 2006 | Clint Confehr
    A Harris Middle School student has told Bedford County's Juvenile Court judge that he took a gun to school on Sept. 11 and on Monday he accepted state probation among other requirements for the act which would have been a felony had the boy been an adult. Assistant Public Defender Cathy Hickerson entered a guilty plea for the eighth-grader before Judge Charles Rich, who imposed substantially the same sentence on the boy as one who appeared in court five days earlier. The only difference is 24 hours of public service work. Monday's defendant told county officials he found a gun...
  • African Drug Found in Shelbyville (Khat)

    07/23/2006 12:18:23 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 43 replies · 2,004+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 14 February 2006 | David Melson
    One of the first Shelbyville confiscations of the African drug khat occurred early Sunday morning. "Approximately 11.26 grams of a green leafy substance believed to be khat" were found in a coat pocket of Mustaf Shire Abdi, 21, Anthony Lane, Officer Tracey Nelson said. Abdi tried to pull away as Officer Benjamin Burris was checking the pocket and was immediately handcuffed, Nelson said. "Khat use is most prevalent among immigrants from Somalia, Ethiopia and Yemen," a May 2003 National Drug Intelligence Center bulletin said. "These individuals use the drug in casual settings or as part of religious ceremonies. "The use...
  • ICE OVERRUN BY NUMBER OF ILLEGAL ALIENS

    07/22/2006 1:57:09 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 40 replies · 956+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 22 July 2006 | Beth Rucker
    NASHVILLE (AP) -- Federal immigration officials here say they simply do not have enough agents to process every person assumed to be in the country illegally. At the request of Gov. Phil Bredesen, representatives of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, met Friday with state and local law enforcement officials to improve communication among all agencies in handling illegal immigration. "Our biggest issue is manpower," said Katherine Molyneux, who represented ICE. "It would be impossible to handle every single (illegal immigrant)." Bredesen said he wants to determine what kinds of criminal offenses need to take priority with immigration officials...
  • Tunica-Memphis monorail to be studied

    03/30/2006 10:11:46 AM PST · by Willie Green · 14 replies · 575+ views
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Mid-South gamblers may be able to knock back a few more drinks in Tunica, and then take the train home. The Mississippi Legislature Monday approved a transportation bill that includes $500,000 for a feasibility study of a monorail network that would link casinos to one another as well as connect to the Tunica Airport and Southaven. The light rail line could even reach into Shelby County, connecting to the proposed Memphis rail system that is to link Midtown with Memphis International Airport. The bill is now on the desk of Mississippi...
  • ARMED MAN KILLED BY OFFICER

    03/20/2006 3:42:10 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 13 replies · 414+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 20 March 2006 | David Melson
    A Shelbyville police officer shot and killed a man who allegedly fired a handgun toward him late Saturday afternoon. The victim, Fermin Estrada, 48, of Shelbyville died instantly of a gunshot wound to the head, Chief Austin Swing said. Family members said Estrada, a longtime Shelbyville resident and owner of a Belmont Avenue bakery, was escorting visitors around the property and insisted he had not fired toward the officers. Officer James Wilkerson, a 15-year veteran of the force, had ordered Estrada to stop before firing the shot, Swing said. Police had been called to Cedar River Road, in the Shelbyville...
  • NEW CATHOLIC CHURCH TO OPEN (Shelbyville, TN)

    03/16/2006 10:42:40 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies · 853+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 16 March 2006 | John Carney
    St. William Catholic Church is preparing for a public open house at its new facility on South Brittain Street 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, followed by a dedication service at 10 a.m. on March 25. The Rev. David Choby, Bishop of the Diocese of Nashville, will conduct the dedication service. The church needed a new facility both for space reasons and because of the age of its present facility, which is located behind the new one, according to the Rev. Richard Driscoll, who serves the parish. The church owned property on North Main Street but, given that area's commercial boom,...
  • THREAT OF TB (TUBERCULOSIS) AT TYSON PLANT (SHELBYVILLE, TN) DENIED

    03/05/2006 1:24:42 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 18 replies · 618+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 04 March 2006 | John Carney
    An employee of Tyson Foods in Shelbyville has tested positive for tuberculosis, according to complex manager Michael Sheets. The employee has been sent home, while 64 others working in the same department have been given skin tests for the disease. The company has also been educating employees about the disease. There was no word by 4 p.m. Friday on the skin test results from the 64 others tested. According to the Merck Manual of Medical Information, Home Edition, a positive skin test for tuberculosis does not necessarily mean that the subject actually has the disease. It may only mean that...
  • Midwives Need Our Help!

    01/18/2006 7:28:55 PM PST · by Liberty1970 · 57 replies · 2,792+ views
    Shelbyville News ^ | 1/16/06 | Rob Dowdy
    Midwife’s arrest protested Supporters gather at courthouse; charges allege lack of credentials By ROB DOWDY Staff writer The children of protester Julianna Zull of Crawfordsville, Mireil, 2, and Gabe, 4, hold signs in front of the Shelby County Courthouse showing their support for midwives. NEWS photos by DAYLA THURSTON Mary Allen Ayres (left), president of the Indiana Midwives Association, stands with Jennifer Louisa Williams among supporters in the Shelby County Courthouse. A midwife from Bloomington turned herself in to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department Friday afternoon as dozens of her supporters walked the grounds of the Shelby County Courthouse to...
  • ANDERSON (TN School Teacher) RESPONDS TO TRESPASS CHARGES

    06/27/2005 1:42:24 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies · 507+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 25 June 2005 | Brian Mosley
    A Bell Buckle resident was charged with three counts of criminal trespass earlier this month and has been ordered to have no contact with a town business owner until June 2006 as part of a plea agreement. However, John Anderson has published and distributed a newsletter which states that he was not found guilty and appears to attempt to link his legal troubles to Bell Buckle's ongoing annexation controversies. Anderson, of Maple Street, a teacher at Cascade School, was served with a summons on June 16 after three affidavits of complaint were filed by Jan B. Rowlette of Liberty Pike,...
  • (Seattle) Monorail's building, debt costs balloon to $11 billion (sold to voters as $2 billion!)

    06/22/2005 10:31:07 AM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 66 replies · 2,094+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligence ^ | 6/22/05 | JANE HADLEY
    t will cost more than $11 billion to pay for the 14-mile monorail Green Line project and the debt to finance it, according to documents made public yesterday. That's more than triple what Sound Transit will pay for construction and debt service for its 14-mile light rail line from downtown Seattle to Tukwila. The total also is more than five times the construction tab alone for the monorail, a ratio that troubles state Treasurer Mike Murphy. "You've got to be kidding me," Murphy said yesterday. "That's ludicrous." He said the typical principal and interest payments on a state project amount...
  • GUN LOCKS GRACE FARMERS' GATES

    03/24/2005 3:53:26 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 31 replies · 977+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 24 March 2005 | Clint Confher
    An $80 million federal grant program to distribute gun locks free for the protection of children appears to have pivoted off course since they're being used by farmers to keep their gates locked. "If you look from the road at farmers' gates, you can see them," Bedford County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Chris Brown said today when asked about comments from Wartrace Town Hall Wednesday. Wartrace Town Clerk Kim Curbow said Project ChildSafe's cable-style gun locks "look like a lock you would use on a bicycle." She and Wartrace Police Chief Ben Burris agreed the locks would also work as a...
  • TYSON (CHICKEN PROCESSING PLANT) THANKS POLICE FOR QUICK RESPONSE

    12/02/2004 3:41:29 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 11 replies · 725+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 30 November 2004 | Ann Bullard
    Tyson Foods expressed its thanks to Shelbyville and Bedford County law enforcement for their quick response in helping avert what could have been a tragedy at the local plant Thursday. While team members returned to work, the company’s three chaplains came to the plant to talk with employees who were dealing with the stress of the situation. “A team member [Gregorio Proscopia Aragon Garcia] who was asked to leave the plant for disciplinary reasons returned with two guns,” the company spokesman said. “Tyson security immediately called 911 and notified plant management. Workers were evacuated within minutes to the backside of...
  • MAN TARGETS GIRLS IN KIDNAP TRY (SHELBYVILLE, TN)

    07/27/2004 8:04:36 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 11 replies · 625+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 13 July 2004 | David Melson
    A man who allegedly pointed a cocked, loaded pistol at two young girls who said he was attempting to lure them into his van is in custody. Serardo Ambrocio Pul Lisorio, 42, Green Lane, has been charged with two counts each of criminal attempt-especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and stalking and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon. The girls -- ages 16 and 10 -- said Lisorio drove by them several times about 9:40 p.m. Friday on Alton Avenue as if he was following them, then stopped and asked for directions. “After they gave him directions he asked...
  • HIT-AND-RUN SUSPECTS CHARGED (SHELBYVILLE, TN)

    07/27/2004 7:59:08 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 9 replies · 492+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 13 July 2004 | David Melson
    Two drivers face charges after hit-and-run accidents Monday. Salvador Mendez, 23, Oak Street, allegedly struck another car late Monday morning on South Cannon Boulevard, then ran on foot from State Trooper Carl Johnson after being stopped further out the road near the city limits. Officer Jonathan Osterhaus said he followed a trail of freshly walked-on weeds and found Mendez hiding in a wooded area. “He was non-compliant and I had to use the arm bar takedown in order to get him under control,” said Osterhaus. Jorge Gonzalez Hernandez, 20, Murfreesboro, was listed by police as the driver of a truck...
  • (FREE) CLINIC HAS ENJOYED A SUCCESSFUL FIRST YEAR

    07/27/2004 7:52:01 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 3 replies · 368+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 22 July 2004 | Ann Bullard
    A year ago, the Community Clinic of Shelbyville and Bedford County was a dream. Now it provides free primary medical care to Bedford County residents who have no form of health insurance and have one household member working at least part-time. On Sept. 11, the organization will celebrate its anniversary with its second annual skeet and sporting clays shoot at the Three Bandits range just inside the Bedford/Marshall County line. Since its opening through the end of June, patients have been treated at the clinic 774 times. Of these, 26.5 percent have been white males, 31.1 percent white females. Latino...
  • (JIM) TRACY SEEKS STATE SENTATE SEAT (Shelbyville, TN)

    04/28/2004 2:08:15 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 1 replies · 280+ views
    Jim Tracy of Shelbyville has announced his candidacy for State Senate representing the 16th District, which includes most of Rutherford, all of Bedford and Moore counties, in the August Republican primary. For the past 15 years, Tracy has owned and operated Jim Tracy Insurance, with offices in Shelbyville, Lewisburg and Fayetteville. He is vice chairman of Bedford County Board of Education and a member of the Chamber of Commerce Economic Development and Tourism committee. He is a college basketball official. Tracy said his top three issues if elected would be Tennessee values, education, and keeping taxes low. "We have moved...
  • SHELBYVILLE (TN) CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL NEWSPAPER CONFISCATED BY PRINCIPAL

    04/20/2004 10:10:00 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 30 replies · 769+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 20 April 2004 | Dea Demonbren
    Shelbyville Central High School principal Don Boyd placated some and infuriated others when he confiscated Tuesday's edition of the school newspaper, The Echo. An article by a student writer, which described body piercings in a sexually descriptive manner, was the issue that concerned Boyd. In his written statement to the T-G, Boyd said: "An article was printed ... which I considered to be inappropriate for a school publication. This article was brought to my attention as the paper was being distributed to our students. After reviewing the article, I made the decision to collect the newspapers." One student said she...
  • HOSPITAL BOARD DISCUSSES EMERGENCY ROOM WOES (SHELBYVILLE, TN)

    03/17/2004 7:31:59 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 9 replies · 198+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 17 March 2004 | Ann Bullard
    Months before criticism of the Bedford County Medical Center Emergency Department hit the newspaper, hospital administration, E-R head nurse Mary Jim Thompson, other nurses and physicians began developing a plan to help alleviate the problem. Thompson referred to the steady growth in emergency services demand, growing from 11,211 persons triaged in 2002 to 11,780 last year. She expressed concern with the amount of time from a patient first being seen to their release, more than an hour's time, and the high percentage of patients who left without being seen. Their challenge: do so with little capital outlay or adding to...
  • FREE GUN LOCKS AVAILABLE (Shelbyville, TN)

    02/27/2004 10:02:06 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 15 replies · 223+ views
    The Shelbyville Time-Gazette ^ | 27 February 2004 | DEA DEMONBREN
    Gun safety is a hot issue affecting many families with children. To help set parents' minds at ease, the Shelbyville and Wartrace Police departments and Bedford County Sheriff's Office are giving away gun locks to local residents. "Project Child Safe" is a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation that will distribute millions of firearms safety kits throughout the country over the next year. The program is funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant, with additional funding provided by the firearms industry. Several thousand gun locks were donated to Bedford County and distributed among the three agencies and...
  • ID CARDS (FOR MEXICAN NATIONALS) DISTRIBUTED WITHOUT INCIDENT (IN SHELBYVILLE, TN)

    02/24/2004 8:48:33 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 4 replies · 186+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 23 February 2004 | Ann Bullard
    Cars from Bedford, Davidson, DeKalb, Marshall, Rutherford and White counties dotted Fairlane Church of Christ's parking lot at 8 a.m. Saturday as applicants lined up to obtain cards that identified them as Mexican citizens. Security concerns, which led to cancellation of an earlier Mexican Matricular Card distribution in Shelbyville, led sponsors of Saturday's event to limit publicity to flyers distributed on Thursday and Friday and spots on a Murfreesboro-based Spanish-language radio station. The National Alliance, the White Revolution and similar extremist groups threatened to interrupt the December distribution. Many key local Hispanic groups and leaders were unaware of the program...
  • WOUNDED PHARMACIST SHOOTS SUSPECT DURING STRUGGLE

    10/11/2003 10:11:23 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 13 replies · 274+ views
    <p>SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — A pharmacist shot in the leg during a robbery yesterday turned the gun on his attacker, shooting him twice, police said. Ronald Huel Cole, 61, of Shelbyville entered Renegar's Drugstore at about 2:30 p.m. and demanded a shot of the painkiller Demerol, said Police Chief Austin Swing. Cole had a .38-caliber pistol in his hand and about 75 rounds of ammunition, police said.</p>
  • HISPANIC POPULATION GROWTH INCREASES

    09/27/2003 8:18:36 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 28 replies · 797+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 26 September 2003 | Anne Bullard
    The nation's Hispanic population is keeping up its explosive growth of the 1990s, led by states in the South and West, the first detailed Census Bureau estimates since the 2000 national head count show. Tennessee's 11.6 percent Hispanic population growth ranked 11th in the nation, from an estimated 125,330 in 2000 to 139,861 in 2002. The number of Hispanics in the United States grew by 8.6 percent. Bedford County ranks fifth in the state in population growth (26.5 percent) and ninth in overall population, with an estimated 3,619 residents. Hispanic activists and people who work with the Hispanic population estimate...
  • WATER SLIDE MAKES BIG SPLASH (GOVERNMENT GETTING INTO BUSINESS)

    07/09/2003 11:36:42 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 8 replies · 284+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 9 July 2003 | Chris Oakes
    There's a brand new reason to visit the Shelbyville Recreation Center. The anticipated new water slide at the center opened Friday morning after a three-day construction blitz by Splashtacular, a company out of Ohio. According to J.D. Morton, aquatics director supervisor at the center, profits have been double on several of the days since the slide opened. "It's nice, and it's fast," said Morton, who has been down the slide many times himself. The $81,000 slide, more than 40 percent of which was paid for by a state grant, features three loops and is 134 feet long. Non-slip stairs lead...
  • UNLICENSED DRIVER SENDS THREE TO HOSPITAL

    01/15/2003 2:25:57 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 8 replies · 264+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 15 January 2003 | David Melson
    A driver who, according to police, has never been licensed is accused of causing three injuries in a Monday afternoon wreck. Sherry L. Carter, 31, of Rockvale was driving a car that hit the rear of a car driven by Beatriz A. Canasco, 27, Archery Lane, at the West Jackson Street-Pencil Street intersection. Three passengers in the Canasco car -- Jasmin Rodriguez, 26, Oscar D. Ozuna, 4, and Giancarlo O. Rodriguez, 1, all of Quarry Street -- were transported to Bedford County Medical Center by Bedford County Emergency Medical Service after the 3:35 p.m. wreck. "While investigating the accident I...