‘Blessing Box’ helps meet need of local community

March 3, 2021

The better angels among us inspire us to do good and fill needs when they arise. Jennifer Kleymeer saw a need and brought an idea she had observed in the Smyrna/Murfreesboro area, where she resides part of the time, near to her local residence in northwestern Bledsoe County. Kleymeer said she was aware of “Blessing…

New Health Department holding open house Thursday

March 3, 2021

Open House at the new Bledsoe County Health Department, located at 334 Frazier Street behind the Bledsoe County Courthouse, is being held Thursday, March 4, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. For more see the March 4 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

If a tree could talk: Oh the stories the Buzzard’s Roost tree could tell

March 3, 2021

If trees could talk, they would likely tell stories of the weather, local wildlife, human interaction, stolen kisses and wedding bliss. Stories that perhaps the most famous tree in Tennessee, maybe beyond, could have gathered over its 130-plus years’ existence. During February’s winter storm, the iconic tree at Buzzard’s Roost in Fall Creek Falls State…

Aviagen searching for local farm partnerships

February 17, 2021

Aviagen, the company behind the under-construction feed mill off the U.S. 127 bypass in Pikeville, is planning a meeting alongside the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TNAg) and the University of Tennessee Extension Office. The meeting pertains to sourcing corn from farmers in Pikeville for the mill. “Aviagen is interested in setting up supply agreements with…

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