Chattanooga teen charged with DUI in accident

An 18-year-old Chattanooga man is facing several charges after a drunk driving accident on Hendon Road on Friday, June 7, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) report. For more, see the June 13 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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City officials leery of enforcing its political sign ordinance

City of Pikeville officials say one Mayoral candidate’s early campaigning has put them in a tough position on whether or not to enforce city ordinances about when campaign signs are legally allowed without it appearing as if they are attacking a political candidate. For more, see the June 13 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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TCA’s web of deceit spreads further

Sadruddin brothers admit lies to FBI Textile Corporation of America (TCA) knew they could never accomplish what they promised in regard to investment and jobs in Pikeville, according to new documents filed in the case in the United States District Court for Eastern Tennessee and documents related to separate civil lawsuits in Bledsoe County Chancery…

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Rosalyn Rita Noel Turner

Rosalyn Rita Noel Turner, 80 of Pikeville, Tennessee died Sunday, June 9, 2019. She worked as a Pharmaceutical Lab Supervisor with Squibb for 13 years after receiving her Associates degree from Purdue University. Rosalyn taught First Aid, CPR and Haz-mat as a volunteer with The American Heart Association. She served as a substitute and home…

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Bobby Gene Brown

Bobby Gene Brown, 79, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He retired from Dura Automotive. He was preceded in death by his parents, Caleb and Gussy Brown; wife, Wanda Carol (Bell) Brown; son, Robert Michael Brown; and several brothers and sisters. He…

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New grant formula to benefit county roads

Bledsoe County’s Highway Department could be the beneficiary of recently passed legislation by the Tennessee General Assembly. The Assembly’s effort could save county highway departments statewide as much as $6.5 million annually, according the Tennessee County Highway Officials Association. For more, see the June 6 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner, on newsstands now.

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Teen is hit on bridge, search is on for suspect

A 16-year-old Bledsoe County teen on a dirt bike the victim of a reported hit-and-run on Monday afternoon, June 3, on McWilliams Road in southern Bledsoe County . The male was riding his dirt bike when he stopped on the bridge to look at the Sequatchie River when a speeding car hit and dragged him…

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Judith F. Stephenson

Judith F. Stephenson, 71, of Graysville, Tennessee, died Monday, June 2, 2019. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Soddy Daisy. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Ferry; and her mother, Barbara Ferry. She is survived by her husband, Doug Stephenson of Graysville; daughter, Jennifer Anthony (Trent) Aiken of New…

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Elaine Cripps Angel

Elaine Cripps Angel, 43, of Pikeville, Tennessee, formerly of Harland, Georgia, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father, Eddie Lee Cripps; and grandmother, Zodove Cripps. She was a loving mother to Christopher Scarbrough and Calvin Angel, both of Pikeville; a devoted sister to Janice Cripps (Bud) Westmoreland of Summerville,…

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FBI: TCA committed fraud against Tennessee, US government

Bledsoe County residents who were hopeful of 1,000 new jobs coming into town through Textile Corporation of America (TCA) are finally getting answers about what went wrong in federal investigation documents unsealed for public viewing last week. Company leaders and brothers Karim and Rahim Sadruddin are believed to have committed a slew of crimes including:…

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