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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    On Saturday, January 18, Winesap Free Will Baptist Church will open its clothes closet from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The clothes closet will be open every fi rst 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. B3

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    Come enjoy a free gentle yoga class at the Bledsoe County Senior Center on Frazier Street in Pikeville. Susan Wolfson is the instructor for the classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. beginning January 21. This is a chair exercise program for anyone whose physical activity is limited due to age, disability, recovery from substance abuse or any chronic conditions. The emphasis of the program is proper breathing, stretching and relaxation techniques. For more information contact JoAnn Britt at 447-6111.B3S4

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    Fall Creek Falls State Park announces its new traditional arts event series called the Mountaineer Folk Art Project! The project incorporates the Mountaineer Folk Festival and Christmas on the Mountain, and features a series of traditional arts classes provided at low cost to the public with support and funding from the Friends of Fall Creek Falls State Park and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Inaugural year classes begin in February and focus on fiber arts; including Introductory Spinning, Basic Knitting, Wet Felting, and Needle Felting. Register online for classes at Click the upcoming events tab and select the class that interests you. For more information, contact the Betty Dunn Nature Center at 423-881-5708.


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