School mask mandate ends Friday

May 11, 2021

The mask mandate for Bledsoe County Schools will officially end on Friday, May 14, after the Bledsoe County Board of Education approved the recommendation by Director of Schools James Ellis during its meeting last week. Ellis recommended the last two weeks of school be without the mandate which has been in place since schools started…

Pikeville is part of Trauma-Informed School cohort

May 11, 2021

The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) announced Pikeville Elementary School (PES) and 175 other schools were selected for the second cohort of trauma-informed schools in Tennessee. According to TDOE, the model trauma-informed school designation recognizes schools for their emphasis on implementing trauma-informed strategies to provide critical support for students. Schools implementing trauma-informed approaches have seen…

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…

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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