Battle of the cattle callers

With their cowboy hats and boots in tow, eight auctioneers took the microphone one by one to participate in the third annual Bledsoe County Fair’s fundraising Auctioneer Competition at Morris Bros. Stockyard, north of Pikeville. For more, see the November 8 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Storms cause election day damage

A tornado in southern Bledsoe County was ruled out by the National Weather Service in Morristown early Tuesday morning, November 6, according to NWS meteorologist Sam Roberts. He added the surveyor who traveled to Bledsoe on Tuesday estimated straight line winds of 60-85 mph swept through the area, snapping trees and utility poles, shredding roof…

Lee, Blackburn, DesJarlais, Bailey and Travis carry Bledsoe County

Results of the November 6, 2018 State and Federal General Election are as follows. Note, these are BLEDSOE COUNTY UNOFFICIAL RESULTS ONLY, and do not represent the state winner. [R] denotes candidates on the Republican ticket, [D] denotes candidates on the Democratic ticket. These results have not yet been certified. STATE AND FEDERAL GENERAL ELECTION…

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Events

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June 25 - July 01
  • 25

    James Jones Kelly Reunion at Community Center

    All day
    Jun-25-17

    The James Jones Kelly Reunion is Sunday, June 25 at Fall Creek Falls Community Center, 13692 Park Road, Pikeville. Come at noon and bring a covered dish to share. Any questions, call Kay at 941-747-9771.BS23

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  • 27

    Legal Aid representative coming to Pikeville

    All day
    Jun-27-17

    Representatives with Legal Aid of East Tennessee are coming to the Bledsoe County Courthouse on Tuesday, June 27 to assist those qualifying for free legal aid. If you are having legal problems with housing/mortgage/foreclosure, consumer, health/benefits/food stamps, family, unemployment, and senior issues and meet the federal poverty and LAET priority guidelines you may qualify for assistance. For more information call 423-303-2266 or visit www.laet.org. LAET does not practice criminal law. B25S26

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  • 29

    Yard sale planned June 29-July 1

    8:00 am-2:00 pm
    Jun-29-17-Jul-01-17

    Yard sale is being held Friday, Saturday and possibly Sunday at the Theresa Kauffman Community Center from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All kinds of items, clothes, dishes and more. Proceeds raised benefit the community center and the Luminary-Frostbite Fire Department. B26

  • 30

    Wesley Chapel Cemetery flower removal

    All day
    Jun-30-17

    The Board of Directors at Wesley Chapel Cemetery requests any flowers placed on the ground at the grave of a loved one please be removed by June 30 to allow for easier mowing. After June 30, these flowers may be removed at the discretion of the mowers. B26

  • 01

    Star Spangled Celebration in Pikeville July 1

    All day
    Jul-01-17

    Bring the family for Pikeville’s Star Spangled Celebration being held Saturday, July 1 at the Farmers Market in downtown Pikeville for free. A concert with Carrie Hassler and The Nickel Row Band starts at 7:00 p.m. followed by fireworks. Bring a chair, and your family and friends. Fireworks are sponsored by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, and the entertainment, watermelon and Kids’ Corner is sponsored by Citizens Tri-County Bank.BS26

    Country breakfast served by Rescue Squad

    All day
    Jul-01-17

    Join the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad on the bypass in Pikeville for a country breakfast on Saturday, July 1 from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. Enjoy sausage, country ham, fried bologna, bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, biscuits, gravy and drinks all for $6 per plate. Proceeds benefit the operations of the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad. While there, pick some fireworks for your Fourth of July celebration.BS26

    Clothes closet at Winesap Free Will Baptist

    All day
    Jul-01-17

    On Saturday, July 1, Winesap Free Will Baptist Church will open its clothes closet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The clothes closet will be open every first and third Saturday of each month until further notice. Anyone needing clothes or who knows someone who does can come by at this time. The church will have nice clothes for work, play and dress of all sizes at no charge. The church is located on Lantana Road (Hwy. 101) at the Bledsoe-Cumberland county line. For information call Betty White at (423) 881-3032 or Verna Dyer at (931) 260-4582.BS26

    Yard sales to benefit historic Lincoln School

    All day
    Jul-01-17-Jul-08-17

    Yard sales are being held at Lincoln School in Pikeville on the first and second Saturdays in July. Held rain or shine. For more information please contact Luther Hollingsworth at (423) 413-0279, Ann Lindo at (423) 364-6247 or Mildred Bridgeman at (423) 447-2205.BTS26

    Daggett/Davis family reunion at Fall Creek Falls

    All day
    Jul-01-17

    On Saturday, July 1, the Daggett/Davis family reunion is being held at Fall Creek Falls State Park at shelter #4. Bring a covered dish and drink for dinner starting at noon. Come enjoy the day with family and friends.BS26