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Bledsoe County High School’s NASA Challenger Team gets financial boost, just before competition

Bledsoe County High School’s NASA Challenger received a $5,000 check from TVA and Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative prior to the team’s competition this week in Huntsville, Alabama. Presenting the check to Michiel Palmer, the NASA Challenger team’s advisor/teacher (at right, holding the check) are (front, left to right) Shirley Pond with US Representative Scott DesJarlais’…

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County Commissioners refuse School System’s proposed budget amendments

Budget amendments usually get approved without question by Bledsoe County Commissioners, however Monday evening, April 15, it went differently for the School System. With a nine to three vote, Commissioners voted down the School System’s proposed budget amendments previously approved by the School Board. The School System had submitted nine budget amendments for approval, which…

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Bonnie Elaine Standefer

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Bonnie Elaine Standefer of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee/Ft. Meyer’s, Florida on April 9, 2024. She was 78 years old and born in Atlanta, Georgia. She was a 1963 graduate of Red Bank High School. She was proceeded in death by her parents Zona and…

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Donald Wayne Smith

Donald Wayne Smith, 86, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 11, 2024 at the Soddy Daisy HealthCare. Donald and Pat married in 1966 and moved to Cleveland, Ohio where they lived for 55 years before moving back to Tennessee. Donald worked in construction and was a heavy equipment operator. He was of…

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Sheila Rankin

Sheila Rankin, 63, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Saturday, April 13, 2024 at her home surrounded by family. She was of the Church of Christ faith. Sheila was employed at Erlanger Bledsoe for over 40 years. She loved attending sports activities of her sons and grandson, and most of all she cherished time with her family.…

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Helen Catherine Allison Nipper

Helen Catherine Allison Nipper, 96, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Thursday, April 11, 2024 at NHC HealthCare Sequatchie. She was a member of the Bethel Church of Christ. Helen worked for the FBI in Washington D. C., at the Hosiery Mill in Pikeville, taught school at Bellview, and worked for American Lava in Chattanooga before their…

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James Mitchell Gore

James Mitchell Gore, 42, of Pikeville, Tennesseedied Wednesday, April 10, 2024 with his loving family by his side. James attended Faith Baptist Church, enjoyed visiting with people, taking a walk, riding his 4-wheeler, and fishing. James was preceded in death by his father, James Gore; and infant brother Jason. Left behind to cherish his memory…

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Don’t Duck Mental Health day is May 4

The community is invited to join the Don’t Duck Mental Health Awareness event slated for Saturday, May 4, in downtown Pikeville – the same day as the first Summer Nights series at the Main Street Stage. The mental health of children in Pikeville and Bledsoe County is being brought to the forefront as local officials…

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Lee Bolden

Lee Bolden, 40, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Tuesday, April 2, 2024. He loved video games and was extremely proficient in technology. He lived life to the fullest and could outsmart anyone.  He always came up with a million-dollar idea and had a positive outlook on life. Preceding him in death was his grandmother, Susie Redd;…

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