Warriors sendoff this afternoon for second round game

Bledsoe County High School’s Warrior Football team will leave the high school at 12:30 p.m. today in a charter bus heading to Watertown for their second round game in the TSSAA playoffs. The team will head to Bledsoe County Middle School, then to Pikeville Elementary on their sendoff route before traveling through Main Street Pikeville.…

Brothers plead guilty to “large government fraud,” to be sentenced in March

Brothers Karim and Rahim Sadruddin formally pleaded guilty to “large government fraud” in connection with the failed Textile Corporation of America venture in Pikeville in front of a federal judge in Chattanooga Wednesday morning, November 13. The Sadruddins each pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering. The brothers…

Concerns over high veteran suicide rate

Scores of people filled the Bledsoe County Courthouse Lawn to celebrate the service and sacrifice of local veterans on Monday, November 11. Claude Lewis was the keynote speaker this year. Lewis was drafted into the U.S. Army at 22-years-old in 1964. In August 1965, he headed out to Vietnam and in October he landed in…

Pikeville votes 2019 – Q&A with mayoral candidates

Candidates for the office of Mayor for the City of Pikeville were interviewed recently by The Bledsonian-Banner reporter Chase Smith. Both candidates were asked the same four questions and asked to give brief responses. The interview answers are transcribed verbatim, including filler words, in the interest of transparency for voters. The election for Mayor and…

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