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

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November
  • 01

    Meatloaf lunch by Wheeler Addition Church of God

    All day
    Nov-01-17

    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

    Spaghetti supper and market set for November 2

    All day
    Nov-02-17

    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.

  • 02

    Christian House of Prayer holding yard sale

    All day
    Nov-02-17-Nov-04-17

    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.

  • 02

    Meeting for American Legion Post 66 Thursday

    All day
    Nov-02-17

    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.

  • 03

    Free workshop on firewood business

    All day
    Nov-03-17

    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