Bledsoe has highest per capita suicide rate in 2018

Bledsoe County Mayor Gregg Ridley and Pikeville Mayor Philip Cagle both signed proclamation last week declaring September Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Bledsoe County. In a Bledsoe County Health Council meeting last week, it was reveled by Southeast Regional Director of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN), Rachel Gearinger, MPH, that Bledsoe County actually had…

Audit finds ECD failed to mitigate risks in grant monitoring of TCA

Plus: More charges expected against Sadruddins by D.A.  The misfortune of Pikeville, Bledsoe County, the State of Tennessee, and the United States governments revolving around Textile Corporation of America’s (TCA) fraudulent venture to create a textile mill in the city was focused on in a scathing audit of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community…

Pikeville man indicted for rape of a child

A 20-year-old Pikeville man was indicted in August by the Bledsoe County Grand Jury on charges including child rape, according to court documents, but was just recently arrested on the charges after being released from Rhea County Jail The Grand Jury returned two indictments against Austin Hughes of Aggravated Sexual Battery and Rape of a…

Shots fired on Erlanger Bledsoe grounds, no injuries or charges

A shooting incident on the grounds of Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital last week did not lead to charges, but 12th Judicial District Attorney Mike Taylor was made aware of the incident. Taylor said no charges have been filed, at least yet. On Tuesday, September 15, officers were dispatched to the hospital area for possible shots fired,…

Bledsoe-Sequatchie rivalry game time changed

The annual Bledsoe-Sequatchie rivalry game was originally set to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25 at BCHS but that time has been changed to 6:30 p.m. This change was agreed on by both schools to allow the game to be broadcast as the Chattanooga Rivalry Game of the Week on the CW Chattanooga…

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October 29 - November 04
  • 29

    Pastor appreciation day set

    All day

    West End Church of God is hosting Pastor Appreciation Day on October 29 for Pastor Danny Lee and his wife, Sheila. They have shared 33 years of love and dedication to the church. Guest speaker is LeBron Herd. Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m. and the Sunday service is at 11:00 a.m. A dinner follows the service. Everyone is welcome to attend. B43

    Fifth Sunday Sing at Mt. Crest UMC October 29

    All day

    The Bledsoe County Ministerial Association invites everyone to the Fifth Sunday Sing at Mt. Crest United Methodist Church on October 29 at 6:00 p.m. The sing benefits the Bledsoe County Community Food Bank. Dinner follows. Everyone is welcome.

    Sunday luncheon at Griffith Volunteer Fire Dept.

    All day

    Griffith Volunteer Fire Department is hosting Sunday luncheon fundraiser on October 29 at the fire hall. Serving starts at 11:30 a.m. and continues to the food is gone. Menu consists of spaghetti and meat sauce, tossed salad, garlic roll, dessert and drink for $7 per plate. Dine in or carry out. All funds go to loan repayment for purchase of a new fire engine. All support is greatly appreciated.

    Midnight Cry-Montandon coming to Homecoming

    All day

    Homecoming at Sampson Free Will Baptist Church is Sunday, October 29 at 10 a.m. Midnight Cry is going to be singing and Bill Montandon is preaching. A dinner is being served following the service. The church’s congregation hopes you will come and join them.

  • 30

    BCYBS to meet at ball park Monday, October 30

    All day

    A meeting of the Bledsoe County Youth Baseball and Softball organization is Monday, October 30 at the ball park in Pikeville. All board members need to be present.

  • 31

    Sampson FWB hosting Trick or Treating Oct. 31

    All day

    Trick or Treating is October 31 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Sampson Free Will Baptist Church, inside the gym.

  • 01

    Meatloaf lunch by Wheeler Addition Church of God

    All day

    Wheeler Addition Church of God is selling lunches on Wednesday, November 1 beginning at 11:00 a.m. On the menu is meatloaf, green peas or green beans, butter potatoes, and roll for $7 per plate. Delivery available. Call Diana at (423) 304-2202, Liz at 447-2551 or the church at 447-2075.

  • 02

    Meeting for American Legion Post 66 Thursday

    All day

    The American Legion Post 66 is meeting on Thursday, November 2 at 6:00 p.m. at the Veterans Club in Pikeville. All veterans are encouraged to attend.

    Christian House of Prayer holding yard sale

    All day

    A huge inside yard sale at Christian House of Prayer is Thursday through Saturday, November 2-4, beginning at 8:00 a.m. each day. The church is located past the ball park in Pikeville. Lots of new items, what-nots, canning jars, pictures, kitchen items, coolers, furniture and more. For more info call 447-2962.

    Spaghetti supper and market set for November 2

    All day

    A spaghetti supper and Early Bird Christmas Market, hosted by Lee Station Baptist Church and Pikeville Seventh-day Adventist Church is being held November 2 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The event is being held at 52 Cumberland Avenue in Pikeville. Plates are $5 per person and children 10 and under eat for $3. All proceeds raised benefit The House of Hope.

  • 03

    Free workshop on firewood business

    All day

    The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with TN State Parks, TN Division of Forestry, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other partners, is offering a free November 3 workshop showing people how to run their own businesses providing pest-free, heat-treated firewood. This is to meet a growing demand because of firewood restrictions at state parks and federal parks in Tennessee. It’s a story about the intersection of small business & environmental conservation. This free public workshop will be held Friday, November 3, 9:30 a.m. at Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville. B42S43

  • 04

    Yard sale planned at Church of God of Prophecy

    All day

    The Church of God of Prophecy on Birchwood Street in Pikeville is holding a yard sale November 4. Proceeds raised benefit the church.B44

    Celebrate Thanksgiving with Luminary-Frostbite

    All day

    Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department invites everyone to come celebrate Thanksgiving with them on Saturday, November 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. On the menu are turkey and dressing, ham, fired chicken, assorted vegetables and desserts for$6 per plate with children eating for $3. Tickets for an Academy Sports gift card are still available.

    Eternal Life Support Group meeting November 4

    All day

    A Community Seminar is planned for November 4 at First Baptist Church, 231 3rd Avenue in Dayton from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST by the Eternal Life Support Group. Meet and greet with refreshments served begins at 10:30 a.m. This seminar is for those 18 and up, and cost $10 per person or $15 per couple. Preregister by calling Gina Hooker at (423) 315-7199 or Cathy Swafford at (423) 827-7421 or via email at [email protected]. Deadline to register is October 31.

    Upper Cumberland Craft Show November 4-5

    All day

    On Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Upper Cumberland Craft Show is being held at the Cumberland County Community Complex in Crossville. Featured are 50-plus artists and crafters, breakfast, lunch, and live Bluegrass music by the Grandview Mountain Pickers on Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Free admission and wheelchair and power chair accessible. The event is sponsored by the Cumberland County FCE.

    Clothes closet at Winesap Free Will Baptist

    All day

    On Saturday, November 4 Winesap Free Will Baptist Church will open its clothes closet from 9:00 a.m. to 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.

    Country breakfast served by Rescue Squad

    All day

    Join the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad on the bypass in Pikeville for a country breakfast on Saturday, November 4 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.

    4-H Horse Club - not just for those with horses

    All day

    The Bledsoe County 4-H Horse Club is now meeting bimonthly. Any students in 4th through 12th grades are welcome to attend. You do not have to own a horse to participate. Please contact Whitney Jackson at 447-2451 or [email protected] for more information.

    Bledsoe Co. Farm Bureau annual meeting

    All day

        The Bledsoe County Farm Bureau is having its annual meeting on November 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the high school. All Farm Bureau members are invited to enjoy a good meal, door prizes and entertainment.

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