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…

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…

Cravens captured

UPDATED STORY (7-23-2017): The manhunt for fugitive Samual Cravens is now over, according to Chief Deputy Chris Holland of the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department. Holland said Cravens was captured near the motorcycle ranch on Highway 127 early Sunday morning, July 23. Holland said Cravens will be extradited to Indiana at a later date.  More details…

Dollar General denied beer license

The Bledsoe County Beer Board denied a request by Dollar General Corp. to obtain a beer license for their new location on SR30 West at their meeting on July 17. For more, see the July 20 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner. Members of the community attend the beer board meeting on July 17.

Tennessee to crack down on speeding this week

Operation Southern Shield, a joint effort of five Southern states including Tennessee, began on Monday in hopes of cracking down on motorists who disobey the speed limit and other safety measures. The joint police operation will last through Sunday, July 23. For more, see the July 20 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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Events

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July
  • 01

    Daggett/Davis family reunion at Fall Creek Falls

    All day
    Jul-01-17

    On Saturday, July 1, the Daggett/Davis family reunion is being held at Fall Creek Falls State Park at shelter #4. Bring a covered dish and drink for dinner starting at noon. Come enjoy the day with family and friends.BS26

  • 01

    Yard sales to benefit historic Lincoln School

    All day
    Jul-01-17-Jul-08-17

    Yard sales are being held at Lincoln School in Pikeville on the first and second Saturdays in July. Held rain or shine. For more information please contact Luther Hollingsworth at (423) 413-0279, Ann Lindo at (423) 364-6247 or Mildred Bridgeman at (423) 447-2205.BTS26

  • 01

    Clothes closet at Winesap Free Will Baptist

    All day
    Jul-01-17

    On Saturday, July 1, Winesap Free Will Baptist Church will open its clothes closet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The clothes closet will be open every first and third Saturday of each month until further notice. Anyone needing clothes or who knows someone who does can come by at this time. The church will have nice clothes for work, play and dress of all sizes at no charge. The church is located on Lantana Road (Hwy. 101) at the Bledsoe-Cumberland county line. For information call Betty White at (423) 881-3032 or Verna Dyer at (931) 260-4582.BS26

  • 01

    Country breakfast served by Rescue Squad

    All day
    Jul-01-17

    Join the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad on the bypass in Pikeville for a country breakfast on Saturday, July 1 from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. Enjoy sausage, country ham, fried bologna, bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, biscuits, gravy and drinks all for $6 per plate. Proceeds benefit the operations of the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad. While there, pick some fireworks for your Fourth of July celebration.BS26

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    Star Spangled Celebration in Pikeville July 1

    All day
    Jul-01-17

    Bring the family for Pikeville’s Star Spangled Celebration being held Saturday, July 1 at the Farmers Market in downtown Pikeville for free. A concert with Carrie Hassler and The Nickel Row Band starts at 7:00 p.m. followed by fireworks. Bring a chair, and your family and friends. Fireworks are sponsored by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, and the entertainment, watermelon and Kids’ Corner is sponsored by Citizens Tri-County Bank.BS26