“Butch” Eddie Ray Roberson

“Butch” Eddie Ray Roberson, 62, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Thursday, June 20, 2019, after a battle with cancer. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church; a member of the Alhambra Shine Temple where he was part of the mounted horse patrol; St. Elmo Lodge #437 F. & A. M.; and a member of…

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Karen Lynn Marshall

Karen Lynn Marshall, 63, of Dunlap, Tennessee, died Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Hospice Care Center. She was of the Church of Christ faith. She was a long time member of the TN Association of Fairs, very active in the 4-H programs, and was a 4-H program assistant. Karen also worked with the Sequatchie County…

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Walter W. Cooley

Walter W. Cooley, 78, of Crossville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, June 22, 2019. He was a retiree of the United States Army having served 31 years as a Master Sergeant with three tours of duty in the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Allen Cooley;…

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Reece appointed to fill vacant commission seat

Robert Reece was appointed by Bledsoe County Commissioners as replacement for recently resigned commissioner Shayne Bickford (District 1, Part C) at their meeting on Monday, June 24. For more, see the June 27 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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Court rules textile building foreclosure can proceed

The Pikeville plant and headquarters of Textile Corporation of America (TCA) can be foreclosed upon by a Florida loan company, Chancellor Melissa Blevins-Willis ruled in a two-hour hearing in Jasper on Friday, June 21. The hearing revolved around whether or not the Florida company, Whoriskey, Inc., could move forward with foreclosure of the building on…

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Commissioner to be appointed

Bledsoe County Commissioners will appoint a replacement member next Monday, June 24, to fill the seat of Commissioner Shayne Bickford (District 1- Part C) who resigned last month. For more, see the June 20 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner, on newsstands now.

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Sherman charged with attempted murder

An attempted murder charge and two other felony charges were filed against Garrett A. Sherman, 32, of Pikeville, after a shooting incident in Pikeville over the weekend. Pikeville Police Officer Ricky Hodge was dispatched to 233 Spring Street for a “Jeep driving by someone’s house with a gun” while he was at the Bledsoe County…

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Carolyn Hughes

Carolyn Hughes, 65, of Pikeville, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019. She had a love for children and due to that love became a Teacher’s Assistant at Rigsby Elementary School which she enjoyed for over 20 years. Carolyn also enjoyed going to the “Indian Pow-Wow,” crafts, and was of the Baptist faith. Preceding her in death…

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Crash shuts down U.S. 127 for hours

A non-injury crash on U.S. Highway 127 near Bledsoe County High School left the road closed for over six hours on Wednesday evening, June 12. The drivers were both from out of town, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Sgt. Alan Bailey. A box truck struck the southbound side of a concrete bridge and required…

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