Board discusses budget and bus driver raises

A new pay scale for bus drivers who have been given more work in the past few years was approved by the Bledsoe County Board of Education at their meeting on Monday, August 13. For more, see the August 16, 2018 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Property tax rate increases for Pikeville city residents

Property owners within the city limits of Pikeville will be paying an additional 15¢ per $100 of assessed value on their property taxes to meet the demands of the 2018-19 budget that was approved Monday, August 13. The new rate is $1 per $100 of assessed value which Mayor Philip Cagle says is long overdue.…

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Mary Effie Wade

Mary Effie Wade, 80, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, August 08, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents, Hobert and Minnie Fann; her husband of 43 years, Frank Wade; one sister, Freida McGee. She is survived by her daughters Teresa Wade, Lori Harris (Tim); one brother Leslie Fann (Shirley); five grandchildren,…

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Stephen O’Brian Simmons

Stephen O’Brian Simmons, 31, passed away, Friday August 3, 2018 in Georgia. He was born in Crossville, Tennessee on May 22, 1987. He attended school in Van Buren, Bledsoe and Fentress Counties. He is survived by his father, Stephen Paul (Vicki Carol) Simmons; mother, Joannie Layne (Jimmy) Davis; brother, Justin Paul Simmons; sister, Madeline (Jake)…

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Mavis Ann Newby

Mavis Newby, 62 of Pikeville, Tennessee died Thursday, August 2, 2018. She enjoyed playing games, cards, and listening to all kinds of music. Mavis was preceded in death by her parents, Harold Wayne and Nola Mae Summers Newby; daughter, Wendy Newby Goad.    Survivors include her brother, Bobby (Joyce) Newby; son-in-law, Raymond Goad; nephew, Wayne…

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Steven Rena Headley

Steven “Pooh” “Cowboy” Rena Headley, 52, of Lewis Chapel Mountain, died August 5, 2018, due to injuries sustained in a car accident. Steven was a gifted artist; loved dancing, hunting and fishing; never met a stranger; and always told you he loved you. He was employed by Dunlap Stone. A native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, he…

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Doris DeBord

Doris DeBord, 81, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Monday, August 13, 2018 at Bledsoe County Nursing Home. She was a member of Sequatchie Valley Church of Christ, the Bledsoe County Senior Center, and the Bledsoe County Historical Society. She was a retired teacher of 31 years. She was a graduate of South Fulton High School Class…

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Dimple Collier

Dimple Collier, 90, of McMinnville, Tennessee, formerly of Pikeville, died Friday, August 10, 2018 at NHC McMinnville. She was preceded in death by her husbands, R.J. Collier and Andrew Turner; and parents, Ira and Sarah Edmons. An immediate burial will be held Friday, August 17, at 11:00 a.m. at Seals Cemetery.  Burial will be in…

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Denny Monroe Bickford

Denny Monroe Bickford, 56, of Pikeville, died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at his home. Denny loved feeding his “babies” which were his rabbits named Ruby Sue and Sapphire and also a squirrel named Stomper.  His other hobbies were guns, and old west and outlaw history. Preceding Denny in death were his mother, Dessie Keener; sister,…

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Week of 8/12/18

DRIVERS NEEDED – CDL Class A, no weekends, dedicated run, Tennessee to Florida 2x week, home 2x week, average $900 weekly. Blue Trucking, 931/692-8001. B33-36S34-37 PUBLIC APOLOGY – to anyone I have ever offended whether physically, emotionally or financially and to my entire family I apologize. Robert Brown Jr. B33S34 20’ PONTOON BOAT W/TRAILER –…

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