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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