Cagle re-elected Pikeville Mayor

Pikeville Mayor Philip “Winki” Cagle was re-elected to his position Saturday, December 7, receiving 219 votes to challenger JoAnn Britt’s 126 votes.  For City Aldermen, the top four vote-getters were incumbents Jane Humble, Dale Wheeler, and Senia Anderson followed by newcomer Jeania Lansing. Challenger Suzanne Schoolfield Sapp did not receive enough votes to be elected.…

Pikeville pushes through weather to welcome Christmas season

Although it snowed on Monday, December 2, the weather hadn’t quite gotten cold enough on Saturday, November 30, for an all-evening downpour to turn into snow in time for the annual Christmas parade and Holiday Farmers Market. Instead, rain jackets and umbrellas dotted the streets as visitors lined up to see welcome the Christmas season…

Vaping on the rise among students

Vaping and e-cigarette use by students is a rising concern for school administrators and the Bledsoe County Board of Education. Director of Schools Jennifer Terry said two students had been hospitalized this year for vaping-related illnesses. Terry added the Friday before Thanksgiving break, 14 Bledsoe County Middle School students were caught with the devices. For…

City Election is this Saturday

The City of Pikeville’s General Election is this Saturday, December 7. City residents and property owners will go to the polls to select a mayor and four aldermen. Voting takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Bledsoe County Courthouse. Early voting began on November 18 and ended on Monday, December 2, with…

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Events

< 2018 >
November
  • 01

    Legal aid available

    All day
    Nov-01-18

    A representative with Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) is going to be at the Bledsoe County Courthouse on Thursday, November 1 beginning at 11:00 a.m. If you have legal problems with housing/mortgage/foreclosure, consumer, health/benefits/food stamps, family, unemployment or senior, and qualify for free legal assistance, you can apply for help. Applicants must meet federal poverty and LAET priority guidelines. For more information, please call (423) 756-4013. LAET does not practice criminal law. B43S44

  • 01

    Pond management day planned

    All day
    Nov-01-18

    On Thursday, November 1, a Bledsoe and Sequatchie County Pond Management Field Day is being held at Perry Swafford’s Farm, near 6868 Lower East Valley Road, Pikeville (0.4 miles north of College Station Road. Aquatic Weed Management, Fish Sampling Demonstration and Stocking Rates, Pond Sealing Options, and Conservation Programs are the topics to be discussed. A meal is provided and door prizes are available at this free event. For directions or more information call the UT Extension Bledsoe County Office at (423) 447-2451. Let them know you are attending by calling (423) 447-2451. Commercial Pesticide Applicator points are available for those who attend. BT43S44

  • 03

    Bargain Basement continuing

    All day
    Nov-03-18

    The Bargain Basement continues to be open at Pikeville United Methodist Church on Main Street in Pikeville on the first and third Saturdays of each month. A special Christmas room has been set up and on Saturday, November 3, the United Methodist Women are having their annual bake sale set up outside the Bargain Basement rooms. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Pecans will be arriving in mid-November for your holiday baking. B44

  • 03

    Fried chicken dinner

    All day
    Nov-03-18

    On Saturday, November 3, the Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department is having its first Saturday fried chicken fund raising lunch at the fire hall  located at 13002 Summer City Road in Spring City. Lunch is from noon until 3:00 p.m. EDT and includes one entree, two vegetables, one side item, bread, dessert and a beverage. Proceeds help support the department. Everyone is invited. B44

  • 05

    Depression recovery and anxiety program

    All day
    Nov-05-18

    A depression recovery and anxiety program is offered every Monday beginning November 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pikeville Seventh-day Adventist Church fellowship hall, 52 Cumberland Avenue, Pikeville. This is for anyone or anyone who has a loved one suffering from depression or anxiety. The cost is free except for materials you may want to purchase. The program being used is the Nedley Depression and Anxiety and Recovery. For more information and to register call Laura Arner at (423) 448-1987. BT44