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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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.

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