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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Events

< 2018 >
June
  • 01

    SETHRA commodities distribution planned

    All day
    Jun-01-18

    The Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency is distributing USDA commodities to eligible Bledsoe County residents on Friday, June 1, 2018, from noon until 4:00 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, May 25. 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.B21S22

  • 02

    Location change for Gray benefit

    All day
    Jun-02-18

    A benefit breakfast for Cyrus Gray, accidentally burned when a fire exploded outside his home, will be Saturday, June 2nd, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. EST at Community Baptist Church Life Care Center. The Center is on Summer City Road, Pikeville, 37367. Cyrus has second and third degree burns on over 40 percent of his little body. He has undergone many surgeries and has a long road aheaad. All donations go to Cyrus and his family.BS20-21

  • 03

    Hamilton Decoration Day set

    All day
    Jun-03-18

    Decoration at Hamilton Cemetery is Sunday, June 3. A covered dish lunch is being served at noon. Cemetery donations can be mailed to Jamie Lee, 30009 Vandever Road, Tansi, TN 38572. B21S22

  • 07

    Reading and Rocking at the Bledsoe Library

    1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Jun-07-18

         The Bledsoe County Public Library’s summer reading program “Libraries Rock” will kick-off Thursday, June 7 at 1:00 p.m. with Joyce Carroll and friends at the library. Sign up anytime. To complete the program you must read or listen to 10 books during the summer. As a special incentive, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville is giving free admission to those children up to age 18 who finish the reading program. The tickets are regularly $15.95 to $25.95 to visit the hall of fame and museum. End of summer road trip anyone? On Wednesday, July 25 the library will have a show featuring Kevin Kidd from Nashville and his musical dancing team for those who complete the program. The library will close at noon on June 7, the day of the kick-off, and re-open around 3:00 p.m. for regular library business. Call 447-2817 or email cknightbcpl@bledsoe.net for more information. BS21-22

  • 09

    DeBord Cemetery decoration set

    All day
    Jun-09-18

    DeBord Cemetery decoration is Saturday, June 9, at 10:00 am. Those who cannot attend can send checks to DeBord Cemetery, c/o Todd DeBord, 11145 Old CC Road, Pikeville, TN 37367. B23