Around 200 Animals rescued in cruelty case

UPDATE: Nearly 200 dogs and cats have been rescued in Bledsoe County by the Humane Society of the United States. Authorities were still on the scene Friday afternoon, August 16, working to complete the rescue efforts.  Due to the large number of animals, they are being transported to multiple facilities, according to Sgt. George Hodge…

Fair celebrates 100 years!

The Bledsoe County fairgrounds were buzzing with activity with the carnival being set up, exhibit entries being dropped off, and the Fair Board putting on their final touches in anticipation of the fair’s kick-off Monday afternoon, August 12. For more see the August 15 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Reel seeks transfer back to classroom

Bledsoe County Middle School Principal Melissa Reel requested a transfer back to her high school English position just before the school year began, effectively resigning her recently appointed position as principal. Reel was announced as the principal on July 25. For more see the August 15 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Commission approves 18-cent property tax increase

     The Bledsoe County Commission voted 8-4 in favor of raising property taxes 18-cents at a recessed meeting on Tuesday, August 6.      Commissioner Matt Colvard made the motion to accept the 18-cent tax increase, with an amendment that added back in money from previous 8-percent cuts in donations to charitable organizations such as Fire Departments and…

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    Plainview FWB to hold Fall Revival services

    5:00 pm
    Sep-25-16-Sep-28-16
    275 Plainview Church Road, Pikeville, TN, United States

    Please join Plainview Free Will Baptist Church for four nights of Bible messages and Gospel singing, September 25-28. Sunday night’s services are at 5:00 p.m. with Bro. Wayne Sullivan speaking. All other services are at 7:00 p.m. with Bro. Rudy Oakes on Monday, Bro. Tracy Curtis on Tuesday, and Bro. Sam Davis on Wednesday bringing the messages. The church is located at 275 Plainview Church Road, just off SR30 near Fall Creek Falls State Park. For info call 423-881-5374 or 931-267-2704.

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    Rev. Bartley to lead Revival at Mt. Crest UMC

    6:00 pm
    Sep-25-16-Sep-27-16
    Mt. Crest United Methodist Church

    Mt. Crest United Methodist Church is holding revival services, September 25-27 at 6:00 p.m., with Rev. Greg Bartley. Everyone is invited to attend.