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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