2.3 magnitude earthquake registered in county overnight

A 2.3 magnitude earthquake struck the eastern portion of Bledsoe County near the Rhea County line around midnight January 25, according to the United States Geological Survey. No reports of damage have been reported to the USGS or local Emergency Management Agency as of Saturday afternoon. For more, see the January 30 issue of The…

Fast paced championship leaves Warriors in second

Bledsoe County Middle School’s Warriors advanced to the championship round of the SVC tournament held Thursday, January 16 after defeating Van Buren County in the last seven seconds of the game the night before. In the championship game, the Warriors worked hard to keep up with the face paced South Pittsburg Pirates, who dominated most…

BCMS Lady Warriors are runner ups

Bledsoe County Middle School hosted the SVC Conference Tournament last week with their Lady Warriors placing second in the conference with a 25-15 loss to Sequatchie County. They had advanced to the championship round by defeating Jasper Middle, 34-30, on January 14. For more see the January 23 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Bledsoe runner-up best Division A fair

Bledsoe County’s Centennial Jubilee Fair was recognized last week by the Tennessee Association of Fairs as a First Runner-Up in the Champion of Fairs A Division at the 98th annual convention in Murfreesboro. The Centennial Jubilee Fair in 2019 celebrated 100 years of the agricultural fair in the county and featured an array of additional…

Community Spirit Award given in Fran Roberson’s honor

Over 100 people filled the banquet hall at the Pikeville Municipal Building on Saturday, January 18 for the annual Installation and Awards Banquet of the Pikeville-Bledsoe County Chamber of Commerce. Several of those in attendance were members of the late Fran Roberson’s family who were presented the Community Spirit Award. Many other awards were given…

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Events

< 2017 >
December
  • 01

    SETHRA to distribute commodities

    All day
    Dec-01-17

    The Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency will be distributing USDA commodities to eligible Bledsoe County residents on Friday, December 1, 2017, from Noon – 4 pm at the Bledsoe County Fairgrounds.  You must be signed up in order to receive commodities on this day. You can call the office at 447-2444 to make an appointment to get a card until Wednesday, November 22, 2017. All you have to provide is proof of income for all household members or proof of category eligibility to get your commodity card.

    Eligibility will be based on total household income not in excess of the State-established maximum percentage of the poverty line for the appropriate household size or category eligibility or category eligibility.

    In accordance with Federal law and USDA policy, SETHRA is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

  • 01

    PTO Basketball sign-ups underway at Wheeler

    All day
    Dec-01-17

    Wheeler Elementary’s PTO Basketball is getting ready for another season. Sign-ups have started and participant forms are available at Wheeler, Bledsoe County Middle School, Bledsoe County High School or one may be downloaded by visiting Wheeler Elementary’s website. The cost is $25 for the first child and $20 for each additional child in the household. All forms must be turned in by December 1.

  • 02

    Country dinner at Luminary Frostbite Dept.

    All day
    Dec-02-17

    Come celebrate the Christmas season and make this the best Christmas ever for someone on December 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST at the Luminary Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department. Enjoy a great home-cooked country dinner and good fellowship. The drawing for the $500 Academy Sports gift card will be done at 1:00 p.m. You do not have to be present to win. Let the department cook your holiday meals and desserts for you. Give them two weeks notice at 533-2516 and place your order.

    Please bring a new, unwrapped gift for a boy or girl and receive a free meal. One toy equals one free meal. Make a it a great Christmas for kids in need.

  • 03

    The Chancel Choir to present Christmas Concert

    All day
    Dec-03-17

    Lee Station Church of God is presenting its annual Christmas Concert on December 3 at 4:00 p.m. The Chancel Choir presenting the cantata, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” and the Hands of Grace drama team will present the nativity and dramas. The evening concludes with a visit from Santa and treat bags will be given to all. Pastor Harris and congregation invite you to attend an evening of Christmas with the church.

  • 06

    Chicken and dressing meals by Wheeler Addition

    All day
    Dec-06-17

    Wheeler Addition Church of God Youth are selling lunches on Wednesday, December 6. On the menu are chicken and dressing, gravy, green beans, potato salad, cranberry sauce, and roll for $7 per plate. For delivery call Youth Leader Diana at (423) 304-2202, Lizzie Hurd at 447-2551 or the church at 447-2075.