Hit-and-run leaves man brain dead

Brandon Colbaugh, 29, of Pikeville, has been pronounced brain dead after being hit by a vehicle on Thursday night, April 18, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP). He was reportedly jogging along State Route 30 East when a vehicle hit him and left the scene. Colbaugh has been left on life support awaiting organ donation,…

Man found dead near Luminary

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating the death of a man whose body was found on Sunday, April 21, at his home in Spring City, according to TBI spokesman Josh DeVine. John Thomas Williams, 45, had been reported missing on Thursday, DeVine said, and was found in his residence on Crawdad Lane on…

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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    National Day of Prayer

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    May-03-18

         The Nation joins in prayer Thursday, May 3, and Bledsoe County will be a part of it at noon in the Veterans Park (or the Farmers Market if raining). Prayer for the community, schools, local government, and the Nation are planned. Please come and add your prayers to the effort. The Bledsoe County Ministerial Association welcomes everyone in the county and city, all elected officials, emergency personnel, churches, businesses and staff for this time of prayer. B17S18

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    Debbie Harwood Rains Memorial Scholarship

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    May-04-18

         The Debbie Harwood Rains Memorial Scholarship 2018 is open to any graduating senior or alumni of a Bledsoe County School who has an interest in furthering their education in the healthcare field either clinical or non-clinical. This is a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the family of Debbie Harwood Rains and the staff of Erlanger Bledsoe and Bledsoe County Nursing Home and is awarded in increments of $500 per semester. Information can be picked up at the Erlanger Bledsoe Administration office located in the Nursing Home or from Cyndi Johnson at the Bledsoe County High School. Qualifying information must be received by Friday, May 4, 2018 and will be awarded at Class Night on Thursday, May 17.

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