City denies wrongdoing in Ridley zoning lawsuit

The City of Pikeville denies any violation of law in their answer to a lawsuit filed by Gregg Ridley and his wife, Becky, in December, and recently filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed in Bledsoe County Chancery Court, alleged violations of the Fifth Amendment, Tennessee Law, and the Open Meetings Act.…

Pendergrass drops School Board lawsuit

School Board Member Vince Pendergrass has dropped his lawsuit against the Bledsoe County Board of Education, according to Bledsoe County Chancery Court records filed earlier. Pendergrass and his attorney filed a “Notice of Voluntary Nonsuit without Prejudice” on April 1, giving no explanation for why the lawsuit was being dropped. Doing so gives Pendergrass the…

Suspect shot, wounded by armed resident

Tyler Shell, a suspect in a vehicle theft in Dunlap, was shot by a Blue Sewanee Road resident on Saturday night, April 13. Shell had led officers on a pursuit on nearby Smith Mountain and was thought to be armed, a report stated. At about 8:15 p.m., Shell, on foot, reportedly charged a homeowner outside…

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Events

< 2018 >
February
  • 08

    Paws and Claws to meet

    All day
    Feb-08-18

    Paws and Claws Animal Shelter is having its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, February 8 at the Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative Training Center on Cumberland Avenue in Pikeville. Everyone is invited to the meeting beginning at 6:00 p.m. Come meet with them and help them to build an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley area. B5S6

  • 10

    Big country breakfast at Veterans Hall

    All day
    Feb-10-18

    Members of American Legion Post 66 and VFW Post 5033 will have a big country breakfast Saturday, February 10 from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Hall in Pikeville. Come out and enjoy biscuits and gravy, ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, potatoes, tomatoes, coffee, milk and juice for a donation going towards the maintenance and upkeep of the facility. The breakfast is sponsored by Robby Roberson, candidate for Bledsoe County Road Supervisor.BS6

  • 10

    Sign-up for youth baseball and softball

    All day
    Feb-10-18

    Registration for the Bledsoe County Youth Baseball and Softball is being held February 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Ballpark. If weather is bad, the sign-ups will be moved to Pikeville Elementary. Children interested in playing T-Ball, baseball or softball are encouraged to sign-up. For more information call Kevin McCoy at (423) 554-3679.BS6

  • 10

    Chili Cook-off at Luminary-Frostbite Fire Dept.

    All day
    Feb-10-18

    On Saturday, February 10, the Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department, located at 13002 Summer City Road in Spring City, is hosting a Chili Cook-off from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST. There is a $5 entry fee for the chili cookers, and $7 fee per person for all you can eat diners. Trophies are to be awarded for first and second place winners. Diners can choose the winners by scoring the cookers’ chili. Proceeds raised help support the department and community-supporting activities. Everyone is invited.BS6

  • 10

    PUMC Women have chocolates for Valentines

    All day
    Feb-10-18

    Treat your Valentine to a bag of chocolate covered pecans and pecan clusters for $10 per bag. Proceeds raised benefit the Pikeville United Methodist Church Women’s projects. Available at Bilbrey Insurance, Spring Street in Pikeville.