Randy McDonald

Randall “Randy” Lee McDonald, 56, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Sunday, December 9, 2018, at Memorial Hospital. He attended Ewtonville Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rushie Elizabeth Grimes; father, Marion McDonald; mother of his children, Claytie Carter; and sister, Mary Smith. He is survived by his daughters, Bethany (William) Newman of…

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Clowers’ design featured on card

Riley Clowers, a kindergarten student at Cecil B. Rigsby Elementary, won the annual Christmas card contest for the Care Center in Dayton. She used her artistic talents to draw a picture of the manager scene where baby Jesus was born many years ago in Bethlehem. For more, see the November 29 issue of The Bledsonian…

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Pendergrass fails to get ban altered

After being banned from all school property as the result of a public censure (or reprimand) for breaking Board of Education policy, Board member Vince Pendergrass asked his fellow Board members to show him a “little mercy” and consider revising the censure’s sanctions at the latest Board meeting. For more, see the November 29 issue…

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Week of November 18, 2018

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Tribute to Veterans calls for your support

On a cold and rainy Monday morning under the Pikeville Farmers Market pavillion, a crowd gathered to pay tribute to local men and women who have served and those who died while fighting for freedom. The keynote speaker was Gulf War veteran Tony Britt. Britt began by speaking of the weather, and how the rain…

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State corrects City sales tax mixup

The state says they have corrected an issue where the City of Pikeville was missing out on sales tax revenue from several businesses within the city limits such as McDonald’s, according to Tennessee Department of Revenue Director of Communications Kelly Nolan Cortesi. For more, see the November 15 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Week of November 11, 2018

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Battle of the cattle callers

With their cowboy hats and boots in tow, eight auctioneers took the microphone one by one to participate in the third annual Bledsoe County Fair’s fundraising Auctioneer Competition at Morris Bros. Stockyard, north of Pikeville. For more, see the November 8 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Storms cause election day damage

A tornado in southern Bledsoe County was ruled out by the National Weather Service in Morristown early Tuesday morning, November 6, according to NWS meteorologist Sam Roberts. He added the surveyor who traveled to Bledsoe on Tuesday estimated straight line winds of 60-85 mph swept through the area, snapping trees and utility poles, shredding roof…

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Lee, Blackburn, DesJarlais, Bailey and Travis carry Bledsoe County

Results of the November 6, 2018 State and Federal General Election are as follows. Note, these are BLEDSOE COUNTY UNOFFICIAL RESULTS ONLY, and do not represent the state winner. [R] denotes candidates on the Republican ticket, [D] denotes candidates on the Democratic ticket. These results have not yet been certified. STATE AND FEDERAL GENERAL ELECTION…

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