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BCCX Sgt. found dead in Sparta home

A correctional officer at Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) was found dead last week at her home in Sparta, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Emmaline Webb, 54, was found dead at her home on Thursday night, January 13, after officers arrived on scene following a 911 call about a domestic disturbance, according to…

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Softball facilities discussed

Plans for upgrades and additional facilities at the softball field located between Bledsoe County Middle School and High School were discussed by the Board of Education at its first meeting of 2022 on January 10. Athletic Director Jason Reel and Facilities Supervisor Brian Turner passed along a few recommendations to the Board. Reel said in…

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Gate 11 distills whiskey with Pikeville roots

Where trains used to rumble and passengers flowed through Gate 11 at Chattanooga’s Terminal Station, now known as the Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pikeville native William (Bill) Lee, and wife Wanda, are sharing their talents through a distillery and bar at the historic spot. Lee, 70, worked as a chemical engineer which took him all over…

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