Brothers sentenced to 50 months in prison in Pikeville textile mill fraud case

May 7, 2021

The twin brothers who lied to local, state and federal governments to secure grant money and federal contracts as part of a never-realized textile mill in Pikeville were each sentenced Friday morning, May 7, to 50 months imprisonment and ordered to pay $7 million in restitution by Chief District Judge Travis McDonough for the United…

SR30 East not closing, only down to one lane

May 5, 2021

Signs on the U.S. 127 bypass and SR30 East are a bit confusing to motorists, informing them of road work to begin on May 10 and to seek an alternate route, but without details of where the road work is being done. Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Region 2 Spokeswoman Jennifer Flynn said a bridge…

Rockfall project could cause extra wear on already crumbling road

May 5, 2021

At April’s Bledsoe County Commission meeting, Road Superintendent Robby Roberson spoke of possible money coming from the State early next year to put asphalt down on Old Spencer Road from Pikeville to Griffith Road. Roberson said Old Spencer Road would likely need to be updated before a state project coming to SR30 West, likely next…

Pikeville Summer Nights 2021 kicks off

May 5, 2021

Pikeville Summer Nights, the event series held from May through September on the first Saturday of each month, kicked off its 2021 season with a successful event on May 1. The event series is hosted by the Pikeville Main Street Committee. For more information and a schedule of bands see the May 6 issue of…

Storms down trees, knock out power

May 4, 2021

Crews around Pikeville and Bledsoe County worked to clear debris and restore power after severe weather Tuesday morning, May 4. A large tree briefly blocked Main Street near Pikeville Methodist Church this morning and another tree was reportedly still blocking Cleveland Avenue near the baseball complex. There are reports of trees being downed throughout other…

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    Pre-K registration planned

    All day

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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