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Tim Farris

A longtime influential rancher and philanthropist in the Pikeville community passed away on January 2, 2022. Timothy J. Farris was born in Vinita, Oklahoma on June 14, 1944. After graduation from high school, Tim served four years in the U.S. Navy. After his service with the Navy, Tim eventually moved and settled in Duluth, Georgia…

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Dr. Boynton seeing patients

Pikeville native, Dr. Kailey Thomas Boynton is now seeing patients at the Eye Centers of Tennessee’s (ECOTN) new location on Main Street in Pikeville. “What truly makes Pikeville special to me are the people in the community,” Dr. Boynton said. “One of the things I’m most looking forward to Eye Centers opening this location in…

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Holland on Tech cybersecurity team in competition

A team of Tech cybersecurity students has secured a wildcard slot allowing them to take part in the Global Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition International Finals in Rochester, New York, from January 6-9, 2022. This year’s team from Tech consists of Jesse Holland from Pikeville, alongside team captain Kaitlyn Carroll, Austin Brown, Austin Tice, Jacob Sweeten…

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Laura Lou Miller

Laura Lou Miller, 90, of Pikeville, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, while surrounded by her loving family. She is of the Church of God faith. She had various careers during her lifetime. Her favorites were working in the school cafeteria at Pikeville Elementary and working on the family farm beside her husband.…

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J.B. Holland

J.B. Holland, 84, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Monday, December 6, 2021. He was a member of Bellview Southern Congregation Methodist Church and attended Brockdell Church of God. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Holland; daughter, Rhonda Sue Holland Taylor; parents, Amos and Maggie Holland; and two sisters, Celia Bell Savage and Mary…

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Grand opening for Lodge at Fall Creek Falls

Nearly four years after the old inn and conference center at Fall Creek Falls State Park closed, a new $40.4 million, 85-room modern hotel, restaurant and conference space was opened on Tuesday, January 4. A grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for the Lodge at Fall Creek Falls with Governor Bill Lee and other state…

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Stolen property recovered, more expected to be found

Bledsoe County authorities responded to a home on Shut In Gap Road on December 30 as part of a theft investigation led by Detective Drake Brown. While on the scene, authorities discovered a 2001 Ford RV/Van reported stolen out of Cleveland in addition to an equipment trailer believed to have been stolen, according to a…

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Steve Neely

Steve Neely, 63, passed away peacefully Thursday December 16, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A Van Buren County native, Steve was born on February 2, 1958 in Spencer to the late J. C. and Laura Dodson Neely. Steve was a 1975 graduate of Van Buren County High School and worked at…

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Delma Ann Scarbrough Mayes

Madison, Alabama resident and Van Buren County, Tennessee native, Delma Ann Scarbrough Mayes, 81, was born June 19, 1940 and died suddenly and unexpectedly on December 10, 2021. A beloved daughter, sister, spouse, caregiver, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and member of Monrovia Church of Christ, she was preceded in death by her high school…

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Viola Jean Brady

Viola Jean Brady, 64, of Pikeville, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 18, 2021. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Brady; parents, Athon and Bonnie Wolfe; brother, Calvin Wolfe; and sister, Linda Boring. She is survived by her sons, Russ (Belissa) Brady…

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