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Comptroller asked to review Highway Department finances

An emergency $337,000 tax anticipation note had to be obtained from the State in order to cover overdrafts on the Bledsoe County Highway Department and to meet payroll when the office changed administration on September 1, reports Mayor Gregg Ridley. He explained the previous Road Superintendent, Robby Roberson, apparently paid out $1.2 million in the…

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Building interest in their community

Taking 2”x4” lumber and turning it into wooden frames for the Fall Festival street map signs is just one way the Carpentry classes at Bledsoe County High School CTE wing is giving back to its community. When the Pikeville-Bledsoe County Chamber of Commerce representative contacted instructor Carlos Davis about designing and making the large frames,…

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Ruby Lee Britt Sullivan

Ruby Lee Britt Sullivan, 75, of the Cold Springs Community, died Saturday, September 17, 2022, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was of the Christian faith, loved her children and grandchildren. Ruby enjoyed having cookouts and family gatherings, watching the Golden Girls, and listening to music. Preceding Ruby in death were her husband,…

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Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts, 63, of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, died Monday, September 19, 2022. He was a member of Shady Vale Church of God. He drove a truck for Fletcher Trucking. He liked to play golf and was a sports fanatic. He loved the Florida Gators. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanette Clark; and…

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Joann Scruggs Gibson

Joann Scruggs Gibson, 79, of Spring City, Tennessee died September 17, 2022 at home with her loving family by her side.   Joann was of the Baptist faith, loved spending time with her family, enjoyed working in her yard, planting and weeding her flowers.   Preceding Joann in death were her husband, Billy Mitchell Gibson;…

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Dentistry from the Heart expands with Community Health Expo

For the past five years, Dr. Fred Lee, his staff and colleagues have provided a day of free dental services to those who cannot afford it otherwise known as Dentistry from the Heart. This year, even more of his friends and area health-related agencies and businesses have joined in, expanding with a Community Health Expo.…

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Helen Wooden Morgan

Helen Wooden Morgan, 67, of Dayton, Tennessee passed away at Wyndridge Health and Rehab in Crossville Saturday September 10, 2022. A life-long resident of the area and of the Christian faith, she attended the Morgan Springs Baptist Church. Helen is preceded in death by her parents, OW “Dub” and Billie Rae Housley Wooden. She is…

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Vance Allen Brock

Vance Allen Brock, 85, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Tuesday, September 6, 2022. He was the former owner of Brock’s Pool Hall and Brock’s Sweeping. He served on the Pikeville City Council for many years and on the Bledsoe County Commission. He attended West End Church of God. He enjoyed football and basketball, but mostly enjoyed…

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New extrication equipment obtained by Pikeville Volunteer Fire Department

Pikeville Volunteer Fire Department has received crucial extrication equipment to supplement the department’s existing extrication fleet. Chief Paul Swafford, wrote the grant application, scored critical life saving equipment for the department in his recent application. The $12,500 grant by The Tennessee Highway Safety Office funded the purchase of one Holmatro Cutter, one Holmatro Gas-Powered Unit,…

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