Textile company claims “ill will” in lawsuit

Chattanooga developer Ed Cagle is allegedly no longer part of Textile Corporation of America, LLC (TCA) after alleged misconduct, unauthorized purchases, negligence, and fraud was claimed in a lawsuit filed in Bledsoe County Chancery Court on May 22, by TCA and its founders Karim and Rahim Sadruddin’s other company, Master Group USA, LLC. How Ed…

Brewer arrested on over 50 counts of forgery

After eluding authorities since March 29, a former Bledsoe County deputy is in custody. Jake Brewer, 32, now will have to appear in Circuit Court, answering to over 50 counts of forgery and theft related charges presented in indictments returned by the Grand Jury. For more, see the June 14 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Board denies most allegations in lawsuit

The Bledsoe County Board of Education, and Director Jennifer Terry through her attorneys, deny the majority of the allegations contained in a lawsuit filed by a mother on behalf of her minor daughter last month in Chattanooga’s U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. For more, see the June 14 issue of The Bledsonian…

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July 16 - July 22
  • 16

    Patsy Smith Savage to sing at Vandever Baptist

    All day

    Everyone is invited to a singing at Vandever Baptist Church, 3714 Vandever Baptist Church, Crossville, on Sunday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. Patsy Smith Savage is the featured singer. For more information call Pastor Gary Hargis, 931-788-3541; Dexter Smith, 931-337-4454; Jackie Burgess, 931-788-5751; or Raymond Ball, 931-456-0781.B28

    Lewis family reunion at Fall Creek Falls

    All day

    Descendants of Will, Mark, Pick and Dick Lewis are gathering for a family reunion on Sunday, July 16 at noon at Fall Creek Falls State Park, shelter #1. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish, pictures, and stories to share. For more information contact Ricky Lewis at (423) 881-5014.BS28

    VBS at Cold Springs First Baptist starts July 16

    All day

    Camp Cold Springs is the theme for the 2017 Vacation Bible School at Cold Springs Baptist Church. The VBS is Sunday through Wednesday, July 16-19 at 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. each evening. All children and youth are invited to attend the church located four miles north of Pikeville on U.S. Highway 127.BS28

    New Hope Baptist Homecoming and Revival

    All day

    On Sunday, July 16, New Hope Baptist Church is having its annual Homecoming with services beginning at 10:00 a.m. Elder Chris Boggs and Elder Ronald Patterson are going to preach during the morning service.

    Revival begins Sunday, July 16 with Elder Frank Randolph preaching each evening at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Elder Eric Wood and congregation invite everyone to come worship with them. The  church is located at 3194 Old Spencer Road in the Tip Top Community of Bledsoe County.

    Brockdell Church of God to celebrate 100 years

    All day

    Celebrating 100 years on Sunday, July 16 is Brockdell Church of God beginning at 10:00 a.m. Pastor David Rogers welcomes all to come enjoy a day of fellowship. For more info call (423) 554-4049.BS28

  • 17

    Pikeville UMC to hold Matthew’s Helpers VBS

    All day

    Vacation Bible School at Pikeville United Methodist Church, 7 Methodist Street, is Monday through Thursday, July 17-20. Children kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to become one of Matthew’s Helpers from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. each evening. They will learn to feed the hungry, welcome the stranger and more. It is a hands-on way to be like Jesus. Call the church at 447-2951 for more information.BS28

    Curtis to lead revival at Plainview Freewill Baptist

    All day

    Revival at Plainview Freewill Baptist Church, off State Route 30 at 275 Plainview Church Road, is July 17-21 at 7:00 p.m. each evening with evangelist Bro. Tracy Curtis of The Church of The Nazarene in Doyle. Special singing nightly. Pastor Estel Bilbrey invites everyone to attend. For information or a ride, call (423) 881-5374 or (931) 267-2707.BS28

    Professional Development offered

    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Attention all parents, teachers and mental health professionals: a two-day workshop on Sensory Processing Disorder is being held at the Bledsoe County Senior Citizens Center, 148 Frazier Street in Pikeville, on Monday and Tuesday, July 17-18. Each session will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is required and each session cost $15. Every registration come with light refreshments, a certificate of attendance and workshop handouts. For registration information contact Professional Growth Network at (423) 448-1031 or email at professionalgrowthnetwork0@gmail.com. B27BS28

    QuickBooks Training offered

    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    The University of Tennessee Extension is sponsoring financial record keeping training sessions for nurseries and small businesses. The record keeping software taught at the seminar is QuickBooks Premier 2017. This is also an opportunity for people to learn about QuickBooks Pro since both of these software programs are similar. The training sessions are July 17-18 at the Bledsoe County Extension Office; in McMinnville at the TSU Nursery Research Station on July 20-21; and in Grundy County Extension Office on July 27-28 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the first day and finish about noon on the second day. The cost of the training session will be $50 per company (for one representative) and an additional $25 for each additional participant. For further information or a reservation for the Bledsoe session contact the Bledsoe County Extension Service at (423) 447-2451, for the Grundy session contact the Grundy County Extension Service at (931) 592-3971, and the Warren session contact the Warren County Extension Service at (931) 473-8484. BT19S20

  • 18

    Open Table at Pikeville United Methodist

    All day

    It’s a summer feast! You can enjoy smoked meatloaf with farm fresh green beans and corn-on-the-cob, plus delicious homemade desserts at the Open Table at Pikeville United Methodist Church on Main Street, Tuesday, July 18, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There is no charge, no offering, no sermon—nothing but friendship and food. Everyone is welcome, specially the kids.BS28

  • 19

    VBS begins at West End Church of God

    All day

    West End Church of God is having Vacation Bible School July 19-21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for ages Pre-K through high school. Come join them.

  • 20

    Youth - get stepping at Vacation Bible Xtreme

    All day

    Get in step and join the dance at Vacation Bible Xtreme (VBX) at Mt. Crest United Methodist Church July 20-22 from 6:00-9:30 p.m. hosted by Selah Farms. Mustang Join-Up, swing dance lessons, snacks, music, Bible study, and guest speakers including Greg Bartley, SCORE Int’l. of Chattanooga; Pastor Chuck Salvo, On-Fire Christian Ministries in Louisville; Justin Cox, Youth for America of Chattanooga; and songs of celebration and worship led by the Davis Family and others. Youth 13 to 18 years old are welcome. Register by July 19 by calling or texting 423-619-6886.

  • 21

    Mt. Crest Church of God of Prophecy yard sale

    All day

    On Friday and Saturday, July 21-22, a large yard sale for Mt. Crest Church of God of Prophecy, about half-mile from Little Mountain Video, is being held. Lots of items from dishes to pots and pans and more. Proceeds raised benefit the church. B29

  • 22

    Donations accepted for Paws and Claws

    All day

    Paws and Claws Animal Shelter (501c3 non-profit) is now accepting donations of good items to sell at the annual 127 Yard Sale. No clothes or shoes. Call the organization at (423) 447-7297 and leave a message, someone will contact you as soon as possible. All proceeds from donations go toward buying property and building an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley area. Please call and help them meet their goal.

    Trackside Band concert at Nine Mile Fire Co.

    All day

    Nine Mile Volunteer Fire Co. is hosting the Trackside Band in concert on July 22 at 7:00 p.m. Food begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the gate and food is available for $5. Meal includes grilled chicken and a choice of two sides, roll and drink. All proceeds benefit the Nine Mile Volunteer Fire Co.

    Big Country Breakfast at Lusk Community Center

    All day

    Lusk Community Center is hosting a Big Country Breakfast with various trimmings on Saturday, July 22, from to 6:30-10:00 a.m. Proceeds go toward cost of utilities and yard/building maintenance. Come join them for good fun and fellowship with the community. Contact Melonee Knight, 618-0404; Susie Olinger, 298-4563; Tony Coleman, 605-9304; or Terry Roberson, 554-3423 with any questions or to make a donation. 

    Breakfast at Fall Creek Falls Fire Department

    All day

    On Saturday, July 22, Fall Creek Falls Fire Department is hosting a breakfast from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the fire hall located at 24897 State Route 30 west of Pikeville. This country breakfast includes biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, pancakes, fruit, hashbrown potatoes, bacon, sausage, country ham, fried bologna, orange juice, coffee, and milk for $6 per plate. Proceeds benefit the department’s operations.2BS28-29

    Pancake breakfast for county Republicans

    7:00 am-9:00 am

    The Bledsoe County Republican Party is having a pancake breakfast on Saturday, July 22 at the Bledsoe County Senior Center on Frazier Street in Pikeville beginning at 7:00 a.m. A meeting is to follow. Breakfast is being prepared by the Bledsoe County Republican Women’s Club and will cost $6 per plate. All proceeds go to the annual scholarship fund. All area Republicans are encouraged to attend. B28-29S29

    Shop local at Farmers Market

    8:00 am-12:00 pm

    Come to the Farmers Market in downtown Pikeville on Saturday, July 22 from 8:00 a.m. to noon and shop local. Enjoy local produce, baked goods, honey, flowers, eggs and more. Any Bledsoe County farmers, bakers, crafters who would like to set up next Saturday, please message Jeania Lansing at 423-883-1529 or on Facebook. This is for Bledsoe County residents only with homemade or homegrown products for sale. B29