Reece appointed to fill vacant commission seat

Robert Reece was appointed by Bledsoe County Commissioners as replacement for recently resigned commissioner Shayne Bickford (District 1, Part C) at their meeting on Monday, June 24. For more, see the June 27 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

Court rules textile building foreclosure can proceed

The Pikeville plant and headquarters of Textile Corporation of America (TCA) can be foreclosed upon by a Florida loan company, Chancellor Melissa Blevins-Willis ruled in a two-hour hearing in Jasper on Friday, June 21. The hearing revolved around whether or not the Florida company, Whoriskey, Inc., could move forward with foreclosure of the building on…

Swafford starts digital dental lab in Bledsoe County, hopes to create jobs

In an area that is known for mostly farming jobs with few exceptions, Jill Swafford wants to be able to provide a different career opportunity for not only her family but others, with her recently opened Oaks Dental Designs digital dental lab on Summer City Road. For more, see the June 20 issue of The…

Commissioner to be appointed

Bledsoe County Commissioners will appoint a replacement member next Monday, June 24, to fill the seat of Commissioner Shayne Bickford (District 1- Part C) who resigned last month. For more, see the June 20 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner, on newsstands now.

Sherman charged with attempted murder

An attempted murder charge and two other felony charges were filed against Garrett A. Sherman, 32, of Pikeville, after a shooting incident in Pikeville over the weekend. Pikeville Police Officer Ricky Hodge was dispatched to 233 Spring Street for a “Jeep driving by someone’s house with a gun” while he was at the Bledsoe County…

Crash shuts down U.S. 127 for hours

A non-injury crash on U.S. Highway 127 near Bledsoe County High School left the road closed for over six hours on Wednesday evening, June 12. The drivers were both from out of town, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Sgt. Alan Bailey. A box truck struck the southbound side of a concrete bridge and required…

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Events

< 2017 >
October 01 - October 07
  • 01

    Gospel meeting October 1-5

    All day
    Oct-01-17-Oct-05-17

    A Gospel meeting is being held at Griffith church of Christ on October 1-5 with guest speaker T.A. Smith. Bible Study is at 10:00 a.m. and worship is at 11:00 a.m. Lunch is being served after the morning worship. All other services are at 7:00 p.m. nightly. B39S40

    Shady Vale Church of God has homecoming

    All day
    Oct-01-17

    Shady Vale Church of God is celebrating Homecoming on Sunday, October 1 with the Gilbert Family singing during the worship service at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Donnie R. Lawson and congregation welcomes everyone to come celebrate with them.B3

    Roundup Cowboy Ministry planned

    All day
    Oct-01-17

    New Martin Church of God has Sam and Ann Phillips with the Roundup Cowboy Ministry coming to the church on Sunday, October 1 during the 11:00 a.m. service. Come watch as Sam teaches a better understanding of horses, people and God. You can sign up to ride and experience basic horsemanship on horseback. Everyone is welcome. Bring a lawn chair and see God’s way through the horse. For more information contact Andy Smith at (423) 364-9076. B39

  • 02

    Veterans Wall office closed until Oct. 2

    All day
    Oct-02-17

    The Bledsoe County Veterans Office for adding names to the Veterans Park wall is closed until Monday, October 2. THe cost of placing a name on the wall is $100 and should be accompanied by an application and a DD214 (separation or discharge paper). Please call Gail Forsythe at (423) 605-4274 if you need additional information. Your support and assistance is appreciated. B36S37

  • 03

    Community-wide meeting for Griffith Fire Dept.

    All day
    Oct-03-17

    Griffith Volunteer Fire Department is holding a community-wide meeting on October 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the fire hall. Everyone is urged to attend.

  • 04

    Chicken and dressing lunch available October 4

    All day
    Oct-04-17

    Wheeler Addition Church of God is selling plate lunches on Wednesday, October 4. Menu includes chicken and dressing, potato salad, green beans, roll, and cranberry sauce for $7 per plate. They will start delivering at 11:00 a.m. Call Diana at (423) 304-2202, Lizzie at (423) 447-2551 or the church at (423) 447-2075 to place an order. Come and eat with them as they raise funds for their church.BS39

  • 05

    Meeting set for American Legion Post 66

    All day
    Oct-05-17

    American Legion Post 66 is meeting Thursday, October 5 at 6:00 p.m. at the Veterans’ Hall in Pikeville. All members are encouraged to attend. Any veteran interested in joining is invited to please come.

  • 06

    Turn Pikeville Pink for breast cancer awareness

    All day
    Oct-06-17

    It’s time to Turn Pikeville Pink to bring awareness to breast cancer and the need to show support for this deadly and often preventable disease. Businesses are encouraged to decorate their store windows and members of the community are asked to wear pink Friday, October 6.

  • 07

    Yard sale to benefit West End Church of God

    All day
    Oct-07-17

    West End Church of God is holding a yard sale on Saturday, October 7 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Proceeds benefit the church.

    Chicken dinner at Luminary-Frostbite Fire Dept.

    All day
    Oct-07-17

    The Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department is serving a chicken dinner on Saturday, October 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Choose from fried chicken, meatloaf, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, vegetables, deviled eggs, rolls, chicken noodle soup, dessert and drink for $6 per plate for adults, children eat for $3. Please come and enjoy this event and support the department. Tickets are available for a $500 Academy gift card to be given away December 2.

    Darvin, Jennifer Oakes celebrate 50th anniversary

    All day
    Oct-07-17

    The children of Darvin and Jennifer Oakes invite everyone to share in the celebration of their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary at an open house in their honor on October 7 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. It will be held at Fall Creek Christian Campground, 300 Fall Creek Camp Road, Spencer. The campground is 12 miles west of Pikeville and 10 miles east of Spencer on State Route 30, near the north entrance of Fall Creek Falls State Park.

    Country breakfast served by Rescue Squad

    All day
    Oct-07-17

    Join the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad on the bypass in Pikeville for a country breakfast on Saturday, October 7 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.

    Clothes closet at Winesap Free Will Baptist

    All day
    Oct-07-17

    On Saturday, October 7, 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.