School Board rejects Pendergrass’ settlement offer

The Board of Education rejected a settlement offer by Board Member Vince Pendergrass in which he would have dismissed the lawsuit he filed against the Board in mid-January. Pendergrass’ settlement offer would have amended the public censure placed on him last fall by the Board and would have allowed him to “attend any and all…

Wind Advisory issued, storms possible

Strong winds moving in from the midwest have prompted a Wind Advisory and Hazardous Weather Outlook for Bledsoe County from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Morristown. The agency warns of strong to severe thunderstorms tonight across the Cumberland Plateau, with damaging winds the primary threat and the possibility of “a tornado or two.” NWS…

Fields charged with Cumberland County murders

John Patrick Fields, 47, of Bledsoe County, is charged with two counts of First Degree Murder and two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department. Fields is being held at the Cumberland County Jail on a $5 million bond and is expected to appear in court on Monday, March…

Cycle Sequatchie coming to area this Fall

Pikeville and the Sequatchie Valley will be host to a new cycling event this Fall, bringing upwards of 300 riders to the area to experience the beautiful mountain and valley views of the area. ‘Cycle Sequatchie’ will be held on October 5, with riders taking off from Dunlap’s Valley Fest. Two short rides will stay…

Crews respond to two field fires

Firefighters responded to two field fires within an hour of each other on Thursday evening, March 7. The first fire was on Griffith Road, with the second starting on Brock Hollow Road. The fires, both in fields, were contained quickly. Mt. Crest Volunteer Fire Department ran mutual aid with Griffith Volunteer Fire Department at the…

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Events

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March
  • 01

    Apply now to be a Little Blue Football head coach

    All day
    Mar-01-18

    This year, if you want to be a head football coach, you must complete an application. Applications will be available at Posh Beauty Company (old State Farm building) on Main Street, Pikeville. Deadline for returning the application is March 1. If more than one person applies for the same age group, each candidate will go before a Coach’s Selection Committee and then they will decide the coach. For questions, please contact Isaac Youngblood, 423-802-4823.2BS6-7

  • 01

    Fruit and Vegetable Meeting on March 1

    All day
    Mar-01-18

    Bledsoe County producers are invited to the annual Bledsoe County Fruit and Vegetable Meeting on March 1 at Rigsby Elementary. The trade show starts at 5:00 p.m. EST, a meal is at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting is at 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP by calling (423) 447-2451, or with any questions you may have.BS8

  • 01

    Meeting planned for American Legion Post 66

    All day
    Mar-01-18

    American Legion Post 66 is meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Veterans Hall in Pikeville on Thursday, March 1. All members are urged to attend to nominate officers for next year.

  • 02

    SETHRA commodity distribution March 2

    All day
    Mar-02-18

    The Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency is distributing USDA commodities to eligible Bledsoe County residents on Friday, March 2, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Community Complex / Fairgrounds in Pikeville. You must have a card in order to receive commodities on this day. You can call the office at 447-2444 to make an appointment to get a card until Friday, February 26. All you have to provide is proof of income for all household members to get your commodity card. Eligibility will be based on total household income not in excess of the State-established maximum percentage of the poverty line for the appropriate household size, or category eligibility.

  • 02

    Dinner at Brockdell Church of God

    All day
    Mar-02-18

    Brockdell Church of God is having a dinner on Friday, March 2 beginning at 3:00 p.m. Menu consists of chicken and dumplings or meatloaf, mashed potatoes, pinto beans, slaw, cornbread, dessert and drink for $7 for adults and children under 10 eat for $5. Pastor David Rogers and congregation invite you to come and eat. Carry-outs and call-ins are available. For more information call the parsonage at (423) 554-4049 or the church (423) 554-3713.