Week of October 21, 2018

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Standefer earns national award as weather observer

Thirty-plus years of work from local weather observer Roy Lee Standefer was put up against the very best of his peers nationwide, and he won, according to Derek Eisentrout of the National Weather Service (NWS) Morristown. For more, see the October 18 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Joan Curtis Smith

Joan Curtis Smith passed away Friday, October 5, 2018 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Collier Cemetery in the Lusk Community of Bledsoe County. Smith is survived by her daughters, Wanda Smith of Rockwood, Brenda Wentworth of Chattanooga and…

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Janet Louise Barkley

Janet Louise Barkley, daughter of the late Frank Ferdinand Zykan and Freda Graff Zykan was born on February 2, 1936 in St. Charles, Missouri. She was the fifteenth child of seventeen children. She was a homemaker and of Baptist faith. At the age of 17 she was swept off of her feet by Harold Barkley,…

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TCA promises production in 2018

Textile Corporation of America (TCA) leadership renewed their promise of brining jobs to Pikeville at a public meeting Monday night, promising they would have some production jobs in place by the end of 2018. For more, see this week’s issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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BCMS $100,000 ‘Don’t Quit’ Fitness Center officially open

Bledsoe County Middle School students were joined by Famed Fitness Icon Jake (Body by Jake) Steinfeld and other special guests for the opening ceremony of a new $100,000 “Don’t Quit” Fitness Center on Wednesday, October 3. For more on the ceremony and the Fitness Center, see the October 11 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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Joint investigation leads to arrests

A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of four individuals in Bledsoe County on October 1, according to the 12th Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF). The DTF assisted in the investigation at the request of the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), searching a residence in Dunlap. For more, see the October 11 issue of The…

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Fall festivities this weekend

Autumn’s arrival is welcomed annually by the Fall Festival in downtown Pikeville. This year’s event starts Friday, October 5 with a golf tournament at Fall Creek Falls State Park. The main attractions are Saturday, October 6, when artists, craftsmen, musicians, games, contest, the Glow Run and fireworks happen. The weekend winds down on Sunday, October…

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