Strong to severe storms possible tonight, tomorrow

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Morristown is advising strong to severe thunderstorms are expected tonight, July 20, near or after 7:00 p.m. The strongest storms are expected to move into the area around midnight and Saturday morning. NWS forecasts storms are possible again throughout Saturday and into the evening. “Damaging winds, large hail, and…

Give a Child a Chance Day is next Thursday

Bledsoe County school age children have the opportunity to get free school supplies at the 12th annual Give a Child a Chance Day on Thursday, July 26 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Bledsoe County High School. For more, see the July 19 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

Mace, taser used on chase suspect

A high speed pursuit between a motorcyclist and Pikeville Police ended in the arrest of Ralph Dickey, 47, and Katherine Bruce, 33, both of Pikeville. They face multiple charges from evading arrest to drug possession. For more, see the July 19 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

Therrell resigns, Frady to lead 2018 BCHS football season

One month before the Bledsoe County High School (BCHS) Warriors football team kicks off their season, Head Coach Dennis Therrell submitted a brief, handwritten resignation letter to BCHS Principal Linda Pickett on Friday, July 13. In the resignation letter, Therrell thanked Principal Pickett for supporting him during his brief time as a teacher and coach,…

Concert planned on the back porch of historic Dr. James A. Ross House

  The Bledsoe County Historical and Genealogical Society is hosting Edgar (Eddy) Allen Lee’s annual concert – sharing his songs and stories on the back porch of the historic Dr. James A. Ross house, behind the Bledsoe County Courthouse in Pikeville on Saturday, July 28. The outdoor concert begins at 6:00 p.m. for this free…

BCHS Choir receives Grand Sweepstakes Award

The Bledsoe County High School Choir received high marks at a recent Six Flags Music Showcase in Georgia. For more, see the July 12 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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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.