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FCF Utility District offers water leak, water line insurance

Fall Creek Falls Utility District (FCFUD) is offering customers a new way to protect against unexpected costs caused by water leaks through two new service line protection programs. The ServLine Program, which offers water leak protection for $2.45 a month, will cover qualifying water leaks occurring on the owner’s property up to $1,000 once every…

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Zoning changes in the works

*Map photo is of current Zoning map and does not reflect upcoming changes* Prior to a lawsuit filed by Gregg and Becky Ridley against the City of Pikeville and its Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)/Planning Committee that seeks to nullify the entire Zoning Ordinance, City Mayor Philip Cagle said the ZBA had already been hard…

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Ground broken on new Fall Creek Falls Inn

Local and state officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new $30 million Fall Creek Falls State Park inn, restaurant and conference center on Tuesday, January 15. “This is a pretty big day in the history of Fall Creek Falls and the history of Tennessee State Parks,”said Brock Hill, Deputy Commissioner of the Tennessee Department…

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Investigation confirmed by TBI

The dream of 1,000 new jobs for economically distressed Bledsoe County by Textile Corporation of America is hanging in the balance, as the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) investigates possible “misuse of grant funding” by the company. TBI began their investigation into alleged mismanagement of $3 million grant funding last June at the request of…

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Ridleys sue over rezoning denial

After the City of Pikeville and its Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) denied Gregg Ridley’s request to rezone his personal property within the city limits from residential to commercial, Ridley and his wife, Becky, filed a lawsuit against the City of Pikeville and its Zoning Board in Bledsoe County Chancery Court. The Ridley property is…

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Tabor to lead Warriors football

Dewayne Tabor, a Bledsoe County native, has been hired as the new head football coach for the BCHS Warriors after a year of leadership by interim coach Kris Frady.   “One of the reasons I’ve decided to come back and work in Bledsoe County is because the community takes great pride in their school and…

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DeBord appointed Clerk and Master

Debbie DeBord has been appointed the new Clerk and Master of Bledsoe County by Chancellor Melissa Blevins-Willis, following the retirement of former Clerk and Master Greg Forgey in December. For more, see the January 3 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Deadly early morning crash on US-127

A deadly single car accident on US-127 claimed one man’s life at around 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25. The vehicle was travelling on US-127 toward Pikeville when it veered off the road into a tree. Tennessee Highway Patrol Officer Terry Parker said it appeared as though the driver fell asleep and went straight into a…

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Gov. Haslam announces 1,000 jobs coming to Pikeville

One-thousand new jobs are coming to Pikeville, Gov. Bill Haslam announced on Monday afternoon, July 24. The governor joined state and local representatives in Pikeville to announce that Textile Corp. of America is moving its headquarters into the old Dura building downtown. The company will invest $27 million in Bledsoe County, the largest investment in…

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