Evidence preservation request in officer-involved death

February 17, 2021

Attorneys for the Estate of Chad Songer, the man who died after his arrest by Bledsoe County deputies and K9 Orton on January 31, have written a notice of spoliation to representatives of Bledsoe County, the City of Pikeville, and Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department deputies Chase Roberts and Matt Brock, instructing them to preserve evidence…

Aviagen searching for local farm partnerships

February 17, 2021

Aviagen, the company behind the under-construction feed mill off the U.S. 127 bypass in Pikeville, is planning a meeting alongside the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TNAg) and the University of Tennessee Extension Office. The meeting pertains to sourcing corn from farmers in Pikeville for the mill. “Aviagen is interested in setting up supply agreements with…

Sequatchie Valley Scenic Byway designated as National Scenic Byway

February 17, 2021

Sequatchie Valley Scenic Byway has been designated as a new National Scenic Byway. The new byway stretches from Marion County to Sequatchie County to Bledsoe County where the scenic byway begins. To learn more about the designation see The Bledsonian-Banner’s February 25 edition.

COVID-19 vaccine for 65+ and teachers beginning February 22

February 16, 2021

Tennessee will begin registering Tennesseans aged 65 and older and those in Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan COVID-19 for vaccinations on February 22. Phase 1b includes staff members of kindergarten through 12th grade schools and child care facilities. Online Scheduling for COVID-19 Vaccination TDH has launched a new online scheduling tool that…

Smith signs with Bryan College

February 10, 2021

Jack Smith, a home school student who plays soccer for Bledsoe County High School, has signed to continue his education and athletic career at Bryan College. Smith, a 6’4 midfielder for the Warriors Soccer team, said he is excited to begin his career at Bryan. For more see the February 11 issue of The Bledsonian…

City Beer Board approves brewery downtown

February 9, 2021

The City of Pikeville Beer Board voted to approve a brewery in downtown Pikeville at a recessed meeting on Wednesday, February 10.  During the meeting Alderwoman Jane Humble asked to be removed from the Beer Board. Humble was only appointed to the Beer Board during Monday night’s city meeting to replace Alderwoman Senia Anderson, who resigned…

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