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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< 2019 >
February
  • 04

    Thrift and Lifestyle Center opening

    All day
    Feb-04-19

    On February 4, Pikeville Thrift & Lifestyle Center is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 38907 SR 30, Pikeville. This is a non-profit organization created to supply the community with life’s daily necessities including clothes, household items, toys, health items and more at deeply discounted prices. Stop smoking, addiction prevention, healthy cooking, crafts, money management, weight management, disaster planning, and more. All proceeds from the thrift store go back into the center and the local community. For more information, please contact Fran Jones at 423-448-0036 or Laura Arner at 423-448-1987.B5S6

  • 07

    Master Gardener class offered

    All day
    Feb-07-19-Mar-19-19

    The University of Tennessee Extension Sequatchie County and the University of Tennessee–Tennessee State University Extension in Bledsoe County is offering an Extension Master Gardener Intern Class this winter. The fee for the class is $150, and classes are being held Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 7- March 19, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at UT-TSU Extension Bledsoe County office, 3150 Main Street Suite 100, Pikeville. Information can be found on-line at http://tiny.utk.edu/SVMG or by contacting Sheldon Barker, UT Extension Sequatchie County, 170 Church Street, Dunlap, or at sdbarker@utk.edu or 423-949-2611. BT2S3

  • 07

    Speaker for Black History Month announced

    All day
    Feb-07-19

    The Sons of the Confederate Veterans invite the public to its meeting on February 7 at 6:00 p.m. at Cold Springs Baptist Church, US Highway 127 north of Pikeville. They are celebrating Black History Month and guest speakers are Constance and Michael Willingham, Sr. They are giving a presentation on Black History from this area and their family. Light refreshments are being served. All are welcome. B5S6

  • 11

    Monagram Mondays at Extension

    All day
    Feb-11-19-Mar-11-19

    The University of Tennessee Extension Bledsoe County holding a series of courses called Monogram Mondays where participants are taught how to utilize a vinyl cutting machine, with a Cricut machine being used during the workshops. The first workshop on self-adhesive vinyl is February 11th from noon to 3 p.m. at the UT-TSU Extension office. Participants will make take home projects such as a monogrammed charger plate and a cake carrier. The second workshop features heat transfer vinyl and glass etching is on February 18th from 5 to 8 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their own solid color T-shirt to put a pocket-sized white monogram on. The third workshop on vinyl signs is March 11th from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost of each workshop is $20 per participant. Call 447-2451 today to sign up as space is limited.B5-6S6

  • 21

    Meeting is planned for VFW Post 5033

    All day
    Feb-21-19

    VFW Post 5033 is holding a meeting on Thursday, February 21 at the Veterans Hall in Pikeville at 6:00 p.m. All members are urged to attend.