Reece appointed to fill vacant commission seat

Robert Reece was appointed by Bledsoe County Commissioners as replacement for recently resigned commissioner Shayne Bickford (District 1, Part C) at their meeting on Monday, June 24. For more, see the June 27 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

Court rules textile building foreclosure can proceed

The Pikeville plant and headquarters of Textile Corporation of America (TCA) can be foreclosed upon by a Florida loan company, Chancellor Melissa Blevins-Willis ruled in a two-hour hearing in Jasper on Friday, June 21. The hearing revolved around whether or not the Florida company, Whoriskey, Inc., could move forward with foreclosure of the building on…

Swafford starts digital dental lab in Bledsoe County, hopes to create jobs

In an area that is known for mostly farming jobs with few exceptions, Jill Swafford wants to be able to provide a different career opportunity for not only her family but others, with her recently opened Oaks Dental Designs digital dental lab on Summer City Road. For more, see the June 20 issue of The…

Commissioner to be appointed

Bledsoe County Commissioners will appoint a replacement member next Monday, June 24, to fill the seat of Commissioner Shayne Bickford (District 1- Part C) who resigned last month. For more, see the June 20 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner, on newsstands now.

Sherman charged with attempted murder

An attempted murder charge and two other felony charges were filed against Garrett A. Sherman, 32, of Pikeville, after a shooting incident in Pikeville over the weekend. Pikeville Police Officer Ricky Hodge was dispatched to 233 Spring Street for a “Jeep driving by someone’s house with a gun” while he was at the Bledsoe County…

Crash shuts down U.S. 127 for hours

A non-injury crash on U.S. Highway 127 near Bledsoe County High School left the road closed for over six hours on Wednesday evening, June 12. The drivers were both from out of town, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Sgt. Alan Bailey. A box truck struck the southbound side of a concrete bridge and required…

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Events

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July
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    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

  • 01

    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

  • 01

    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

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    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

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    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