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Esther Lund

  Esther Lund, 95, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Tuesday, January 31, 2023. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She had a charitable spirit and giving heart. She was the first Bledsoe County Family Resource Center Coordinator. She was an active member of the Melvine community and served in many roles in the Nine…

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Blue and red ribbons brought home from State Fair Convention

Bledsoe County Fair Board members, along with 2022 Fairest of the Fair Aloni Smith, represented the county at the 101st annual Tennessee Association of Fairs convention on January 19-21. The group brought home five ribbons plus a Merit Award. Smith competed against 47 girls from across the state. She represented  Bledsoe County with elegance and…

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Fire departments to receive equipment and training grants

Four area fire departments are among 147 slated to receive grants for equipment and training from the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDIC) and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO). The volunteer fire departments will receive grants in 2023 as part of the historic $5 million Volunteer Firefighter Equipment and Training Grant Program.…

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Theresa Marie Rasnake

Theresa Marie Rasnake, 59, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Monday, January 23, 2023. Theresa never met a stranger and could get along with anyone. She loved nature, all animals, and music. She devoured books of all types and was a writer herself. She was spiritual. She was protective. She was an all-around badass.   Preceding Theresa…

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Volunteers, educators, businesses honored by Chamber of Commerce

The hard work, dedication, support, love for community and students, were just of a few of the characteristics that earned special recognition of individuals, educators and businesses by the Pikeville-Bledsoe County Chamber of Commerce. Awards were presented during the Chamber’s Installation Banquet held January 21 at The Lodge at Fall Creek Falls State Park. For…

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Gordon Lee Smith

       Gordon Lee Smith, 82, of Pikeville, Tennessee, passed Sunday, January 22, 2023 at his home.      He was member of Cold Springs Baptist Church and attended New Hope the Baptist Church of Christ. Gordon retired from Mueller Company after 30 years and served as a Bledsoe County commissioner for district 3 for 24…

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David Allan Hill

David Allan Hill, 85 of Pikeville, Tennessee died Monday, January 16, 2023. David attended St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Crossville, Tennessee. He enjoyed carpentry work, was an avid pipe smoker, loved the outdoors, and was fond of all animals, especially cats. He owned and operated the Horse and Animal Feed Store.  Preceding David in death…

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Dalton Charles Stockwell

Dalton Charles Stockwell, 23, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Sunday, January 15, 2023. He was a 2018 graduate of Bledsoe County High School.  He was an avid outdoorsman, never met a stranger, and had a giving heart. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, James Nunley and Charlie Stockwell. He is survived by his parents,…

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Paul Greer Davis

Paul Greer Davis, 74, of Cleveland, Tennessee passed away at Tennova Healthcare of Cleveland in Cleveland, Tennessee on January 14, 2023.  He was born April 4, 1948, in Pikeville, Tennessee. Paul was a decorated military veteran and served in Vietnam and Desert Storm.  He was retired from TVA.  He loved to farm, loved his family,…

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Roy Clay DeBord, Jr. named County Commissioner

Bledsoe County General Sessions Judge Howard L. Upchurch (left) swears Roy Clay DeBord, Jr. as District 1 Part C County Commissioner. DeBord fills the vacancy left by the resignation of Robbie Taylor. DeBord went straight to work Tuesday evening, January 17 during the Bledsoe County Commission meeting. More on what the County Commission did during…

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