Crack forms on SR30 East after heavy rainfall

Authorities responded to reports of a sinkhole on Highway 30 East near the Dunlap Stone rock quarry after cracks were discovered in the road. The road is open at the time after being shortly blocked for Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) inspection. Officials say TDOT will continue to monitor the cracks.

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Ritchie signs to play baseball at Roane State

Robby Ritchie has signed on to play college baseball at Roane State in Harriman. Ritchie said he has been playing baseball since he was three years old and Roane State was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. For more see the February 21 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Heavy rainfall expected, flooding possible

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Morristown has issued a Flood Watch for Bledsoe County and the area could see up to 6 inches of rain this evening through Sunday, February 18. The Flood watch is in effect through Thursday morning, with NWS anticipating multiple rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall tonight and again Wednesday evening,…

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Week of 2/17/19

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Stanifer releases his second book

The second in a series of three books, “In Case You Haven’t Thought About It” trilogy, by local author Mike Stanifer has been published. He recently released his latest entitled, “Stay Out of the Boat.” For more see the February 14 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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School nurses have new tool to help in diagnosis

Students have been increasingly learning with technology over the years and now their visit to the nurse’s office is getting a high tech addition as well. Bledsoe County Schools (BCS) has partnered with Children’s Hospital at Erlanger and a program through the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga to improve the health and well-being…

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Pendergrass sues School Board

School Board Member Vince Pendergrass is suing the Bledsoe County Board of Education, alleging the Board lacked legal authority to censure him last September and violated his due process rights in the process, according to Bledsoe County Chancery Court documents filed on January 14. Board members Andy Billingsley, Vincent Boring, Stacy Farmer, Jacob Frady, Don Snow…

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Brenda Gail Myers

Brenda Gail Myers, 70, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at her home.    She was a member of Cold Springs Baptist Church.    She was preceded in death by her father, Buford Herman Cockran; her mother, Ruth Pearl Nelson; sister, Betty Jeanette; and two infant brothers.    She is survived by her…

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James Randall Morris

James Randall Morris, 72, of Pikeville, Tennessee passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019. Randall was a carpenter and farmer all of his life. He enjoyed riding horses, hanging with his family, attended New Harmony Church of Christ when able, and was a veteran of the United States Army. Randall was preceded in death by his…

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Tearing down Ross House – not an option

Several members of the community showed up bright and early at the historic Dr. James A. Ross House and museum on Tuesday morning, February 5, to voice concern over the idea of selling or tearing down the building that came up at the most recent Bledsoe County Commission meeting. For more see the February 7…

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