Fall Creek Falls Visitors Center and Inn construction are on schedule

The Fall Creek Falls Inn reconstruction project is progressing as scheduled, according to the Tennessee Department of General Services. Along with the inn reconstruction, the new Village Green Visitors Center is nearly complete. The Visitors Center looks complete from the outside, with the parking lots striped and painted, ready to welcome visitors to the Park…

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Sells honored for decades of service

Pikeville Alderman Reed Sells was honored for his decades of service to the City of Pikeville with a plaque at the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting on Monday, December 9. Mayor Philip Cagle recognized Sells for “all his service given to the city of Pikeville from January 1, 1992 through December 2019.” Cagle said…

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School dismissing early due to inclement weather

Bledsoe County Schools will be dismissing at noon Tuesday, December 10, as the National Weather Service predicts snowfall in the area this evening and hazardous road conditions. The Bledsoe County High School basketball games for this evening have also been cancelled.

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Cagle re-elected Pikeville Mayor

Pikeville Mayor Philip “Winki” Cagle was re-elected to his position Saturday, December 7, receiving 219 votes to challenger JoAnn Britt’s 126 votes.  For City Aldermen, the top four vote-getters were incumbents Jane Humble, Dale Wheeler, and Senia Anderson followed by newcomer Jeania Lansing. Challenger Suzanne Schoolfield Sapp did not receive enough votes to be elected.…

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Pikeville pushes through weather to welcome Christmas season

Although it snowed on Monday, December 2, the weather hadn’t quite gotten cold enough on Saturday, November 30, for an all-evening downpour to turn into snow in time for the annual Christmas parade and Holiday Farmers Market. Instead, rain jackets and umbrellas dotted the streets as visitors lined up to see welcome the Christmas season…

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Vaping on the rise among students

Vaping and e-cigarette use by students is a rising concern for school administrators and the Bledsoe County Board of Education. Director of Schools Jennifer Terry said two students had been hospitalized this year for vaping-related illnesses. Terry added the Friday before Thanksgiving break, 14 Bledsoe County Middle School students were caught with the devices. For…

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City Election is this Saturday

The City of Pikeville’s General Election is this Saturday, December 7. City residents and property owners will go to the polls to select a mayor and four aldermen. Voting takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Bledsoe County Courthouse. Early voting began on November 18 and ended on Monday, December 2, with…

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Winter Weather Advisory in effect

A winter weather advisory for Bledsoe and Sequatchie Counties is in effect from 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1 through 6:00 p.m Monday, December 2, according to the National Weather Service in Morristown. NWS predicts up to an inch of snow and wind gusts up to 35 mph. The agency recommends slowing down and using caution…

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Pikeville welcomes Christmas season despite rain

The 2019 Christmas Parade and the Pikeville Farmers Market holiday-themed event both went on successfully despite a very rainy evening. Event attendees and parade entrants wore raincoats and held umbrellas when not under the cover of the Farmers Market, pushing through the rain to mark the beginning of the Christmas season in Pikeville. For more…

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Campbell to play at Walters State

Bledsoe County High School Senior Jessica Campbell signed with Walters State to play softball on Friday afternoon, November 22. Campbell is a center fielder for the Lady Warriors softball team and runs cross country, plays basketball and volleyball. Campbell was an All-District softball player last year. For more, see the November 28 issue of The…

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