Brutal double homicide

A mother and her daughter are dead at the alleged hand of the daughter’s boyfriend, Joe Whittenburg, 43, reports Bledsoe County Sheriff Jimmy Morris. Deanna Lawrence, 47 and Dedra Lawrence, 24, were found lying in the floor of their home at 64 Sawmill Road in Pikeville, he said. They shared the home with Dedra’s boyfriend,…

Mr. Football: Boring named top kicker in the state

Gabe Boring received the honor of being named Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Kicker of the Year in Nashville earlier this week, the first athlete in Bledsoe County history to do so. For more, see the November 30 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Jeremiah Frazier found with mother in Wyoming

Three-year-old Jeremiah Frazier, who has been missing since May, was found safe on Monday, November 27 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, according to Sgt. George Hodge of the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department. For more, see the November 30 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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  • 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.

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • All day
    Dec-08-17

    Children, come for Christmas Night at Lusk Community Center on December 8 at 6:30 p.m. After the fun activities, children can watch Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, at which time snacks will be provided. Please bring a wrapped gift marked for a boy or girl with age. Rumor has it that Santa Claus might make a surprise visit, checking to see if all the boys and girls have been naughty or nice. B48S49

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  • All day
    Dec-09-17

    Wheeler Addition Church of God is having a Saturday evening service on December 9 at 5:00 p.m. on the topic, Hope. Come join them. Pastor Johnny Lebron Herd is bringing the message at the church located at 111 Manufacturer Road, behind the Nursing Home in Pikeville. For more information please call (423) 447-2075. BT49

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  • All day
    Dec-14-17

    Paws and Claws Animal Shelter is holding its monthly membership meeting Thursday, December 14 at the Bledsoe Telephone Training Room, located on Cumberland Avenue in Pikeville at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited come meet them and maybe help them to build an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley area.BT49S50

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  • All day
    Dec-16-17

    Plainview Free Will Baptist Church invites everyone to a Christmas program in song featuring The Agee Family on Saturday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m. Pastor Estel Bilbrey welcomes everyone to attend. For information call (423) 881-5374 or (931) 267-2704. B49BS50

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  • All day
    Dec-31-17

    Volunteers are waiting for your call at 554-4442 to discuss spay or neuter procedures for Pikeville and Dunlap. Second Chance Pet Group is working with several Vets now and scheduling has changed. Call 554-4442 and leave your name, phone number, best time of day to return your call and what services you need. If you are blocking private callers, we cannot reach you. Volunteers will try to call you and get your animal scheduled. Second Chance Pet Group has been assisting the community for the past seven years. BT48

  • All day
    Dec-31-17

    Volunteers are waiting for your call at 554-4442 to discuss spay or neuter procedures for Pikeville and Dunlap. Second Chance Pet Group is working with several Vets now and scheduling has changed. Call 554-4442 and leave your name, phone number, best time of day to return your call and what services you need. If you are blocking private callers, we cannot reach you. Volunteers will try to call you and get your animal scheduled. Second Chance Pet Group has been assisting the community for the past seven years. BT48

  • All day
    Dec-31-17

    On Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m., First Southern Baptist Church on Main Street is offering Children’s Music and Choir. Children will be taught to read music, play various instruments and sing in a combined choir. This is a great opportunity for your child, said Pastor Jim Whitaker. For more information, call the church office at (423) 447-2849.B39S40

  • All day
    Dec-31-17

    Volunteers with the Second Chance Pet Group are waiting for your calls for spaying and neutering service. The Pikeville and Dunlap scheduling procedures have changed and the group is working with several vets. Please call 554-4442 to discuss your spay and neuter needs. Be sure to leave your name, phone number, best time of day to return your call and what services you need. If you are blocking private callers, the volunteers cannot reach you. Volunteers will try to call and get your pet scheduled. The group continues to assist the community the same as it has for the last six years. B37S38