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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    Mar-10-19

    The Pikeville Volunteer Fire Department is having a chili fundraiser on Sunday, March 10 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. for $7 per plate. All proceeds benefit the fire department. Eat-in or take out available. The fire department is located at 87 Municipal Drive, adjacent to the new city hall. Call 447-6222 for more information. B10

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    The first Sequatchie Valley Small Band Clinic will be held Friday and Saturday, March 15-16 at Sequatchie County Middle School for bands from Bledsoe, Whitwell, South Pittsburg and Sequatchie. Registration and orientation begin Friday at 4:00 p.m., followed by rehearsals with clinicians at 5:00, pizza at 7:00, a concert by TTU Tuba Ensemble at 8:00, and dismissal at 9:00. Saturday’s schedule is rehearsal at 9:00 a.m., lunch at noon, rehearsals from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., dinner at 4:00, final rehearsal at 5:00, and a concert in the high school auditorium at 7:00. Admission is free to both concerts. BT11

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    Mar-16-19

    On Saturday, March 16, the 14th Men on Missions Wild Game Dinner is being held in the Family Ministry Center at First Southern Baptist Church, 2827 Main Street in Pikeville. Vendors are set up from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and the meal is being served at 6:00 p.m. Get your tickets today and enjoy a spread of wild game delights, various vendors, assortment of prizes to be given away, and guest speaker Mark Ledford from Ohio. He’s hunted everything from alligators to monster bucks, plus some fishing too. Tickets are available at the church and Sells Building Supply in Pikeville for $15 each or a table of eight for $110 or a table of 10 for $130 before March 10. After that the prices increase. Seating is limited so get yours today. For more information call the church at (423) 447-2849. Proceeds raised go to Men’s on Missions projects.

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