Bledsoe County Schools on virtual schedule November 30-December 4

Bledsoe County Schools will be operating on a virtual setting for the week of November 30 through December 4, due to a shortage of staff amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Director of Schools James Ellis. All students will be virtual during the week. “We understand not all students have the ability to connect virtually to…

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Hawks Bluff owners fined by IRS

The company behind the mostly undeveloped Hawks Bluff community venture on the Cumberland Plateau in Bledsoe County is being held accountable for a “misstatement penalty” by the Internal Revenue Service and a Federal Tax Court judge. Glade Creek Partners, LLC, the owners of Hawks Bluff, claimed a $17.5 million charitable contribution deduction for its 2012…

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Fields declines newly elected Trustee post

Republican candidate for Bledsoe County Trustee, the winner of the November 3 election, did not take office last Wednesday as expected when the election was certified. Fields, who received 1,665 more votes than his next closest competitor in a five-person race, said in a letter after much prayer and deliberation he decided not to take…

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Karl Warren Turner

Karl Warren Turner, 85, of Brockdell Mountain in Pikeville, Tennessee died November 23, 2020 with family by his side. Karl served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War for eight years and then worked for twenty years  as crew chief of C1-24 Globe master as field engineer of air quality. He loved…

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Bob C. Sells

Bob C. Sells, 84, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died, Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Bob was a 1955 graduate of Bledsoe County High School and a 1959 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. While at MTSU, he played four years in the Band of Blue and was chosen to sing in the chorus and play in the…

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Geneva L. Manery

Geneva L. Manery, 73, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Monday, November 23, 2020. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She taught home economics for 12 years, both in Bledsoe and Grundy counties. She enjoyed crocheting and beadwork. She is survived by her husband, William Manery of Pikeville; daughter, Karen Kearley of Crossville; brother,…

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Marietta Louann London

Marietta Louann London, 86, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died at her home on Thursday, November 19, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Mayme Gifford; husband, J.A. (Arnold) London; son, Roger Dale (Skunk) London; sisters, Thelma Hitchcox, Rowena Gifford and Judith Tucker; brothers, Charles (Marie) Gifford, Edgar Gifford and Junior (Thelma) Gifford;…

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Clayton Evans

Clayton Evans, 76, of Spencer, Tennessee, died Saturday, November 21, 2020. He was a member of Lonewood Baptist Church where he was a former pastor. He was also a former pastor at Liberty Missionary Baptist and Pleasant Grove Baptist. He loved antique cars – building them, showing them, and teaching about the restoration process. He…

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Herbert Casto Dodson

Herbert Casto Dodson, 74, of Spencer, Tennessee, died Wednesday, November 18, 2020. He was born on February 10, 1946 to Arlis and Dollie (Cagle) Dodson. He attended Brockdell Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Laura Jean Neely, Flora Watson, and Tobytha Thompson; brothers, Charles Dodson, Floyd Dodson, James Dodson,…

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