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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< 2019 >
April
  • 03

    Pre-K registration planned

    All day
    Apr-03-19-Apr-05-19

    Pre-K registration in Bledsoe County will be held Wednesday, April 3 at Cecil B. Rigsby Elementary; Thursday, April 4 at Mary V. Wheeler Elementary; and Friday, April 5 at Pikeville Elementary from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. each day. Children must be four years old by August 15, 2019. The following are needed to register: proof of residency (electric, gas or water bill in parent’s/guardian’s name), certified copy of birth certificate, immunization record, record of physical, Social Security card and proof of income. If documents cannot be obtained by registration dates, children can still be registered. Only Bledsoe County residents are eligible to apply. For more information, call 447-2914.B10S11

  • 16

    Legal Aid rep available

    All day
    Apr-16-19

    Representatives with Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) are going to be at the Bledsoe County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 16 at 11:00 a.m. to conduct local client intake interview sessions in Pikeville. If you have civil legal problems with housing, consumer, veteran’s benefits and government benefits issues such as food stamps, unemployment benefits and TennCare, and qualify for free legal assistance, you can apply for help. For more information, please call (423) 756-4013. B13S14

  • 18

    Bake sale at nursing home

    All day
    Apr-18-19

    The Bledsoe County Nursing Home Activities Department is hosting a fundraising bake sale on April 18 in the Nursing Home dining room from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or until all baked goods are gone. Proceeds help the residents enjoy every day to the fullest with more activities, special snacks or take out meals. For more information call Activities Director Sharla Harris at (423) 447-5388. B15S16

  • 20

    Clothes closet scheduled

    All day
    Apr-20-19

    On Saturday, April 20 Winesap Free Will Baptist Church will open its clothes closet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The clothes closet will be open every first and third Saturday of each month until further notice. Anyone needing clothes or who knows someone who does can come by at this time. The church will have nice clothes for work, play and dress of all sizes at no charge. The church is located on Lantana Road (Hwy. 101) at the Bledsoe-Cumberland county line. For information call Betty White at (423) 881-3032 or Verna Dyer at (931) 260-4582. B16

  • 21

    Community Free Will Baptist holding Easter Service

    All day
    Apr-21-19

    Community Free Will Baptist Church is holding its Easter Service on Sunday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m. EST. Dinner immediately follows the service along with an Easter egg hunt.B16