The Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department is assisting U.S. Marshals in searching for a fugitive who bailed from a personal car while evading a U.S. Marshal near AutoZone around 10:00 this morning. The fugitive is described as: 38 years old, white male, 160 lbs., 5’10” in height, wearing white shorts and a black T-shirt. His name is…
The Bledsoe County Beer Board denied a request by Dollar General Corp. to obtain a beer license for their new location on SR30 West at their meeting on July 17. For more, see the July 20 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner. Members of the community attend the beer board meeting on July 17.
Operation Southern Shield, a joint effort of five Southern states including Tennessee, began on Monday in hopes of cracking down on motorists who disobey the speed limit and other safety measures. The joint police operation will last through Sunday, July 23. For more, see the July 20 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.
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- 16https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/patsy-smith-savage-to-sing-at-vandever-baptist/All dayJul-16-17
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.B28https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/lewis-family-reunion-at-fall-creek-falls/All dayJul-16-17
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.BS28https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/vbs-at-cold-springs-first-baptist-starts-july-16/All dayJul-16-17-Jul-19-17
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.BS28https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/new-hope-baptist-homecoming-and-revival/All dayJul-16-17
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.https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/brockdell-church-of-god-to-celebrate-100-years/All dayJul-16-17
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
- 17https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/pikeville-umc-to-hold-matthews-helpers-vbs/All dayJul-17-17-Jul-20-17
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.BS28https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/curtis-to-lead-revival-at-plainview-freewill-baptist/All dayJul-17-17-Jul-21-17
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.BS28https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/professional-development-offered/9:00 am-12:00 pmJul-17-17-Jul-18-17
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. B27BS28https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/quickbooks-training-offered/9:00 am-12:00 pmJul-17-17-Jul-18-17
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
- 18https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/open-table-at-pikeville-united-methodist-4/All dayJul-18-17
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
- 19https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/vbs-begins-at-west-end-church-of-god/All dayJul-19-17-Jul-21-17
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.
- 20https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/youth-get-stepping-at-vacation-bible-xtreme/All dayJul-20-17-Jul-22-17
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.
- 21https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/mt-crest-church-of-god-of-prophecy-yard-sale/All dayJul-21-17-Jul-22-17
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
- 22https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/donations-accepted-for-paws-and-claws/All dayJul-22-17
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.https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/trackside-band-concert-at-nine-mile-fire-co/All dayJul-22-17
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.https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/big-country-breakfast-at-lusk-community-center/All dayJul-22-17
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.https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/breakfast-at-fall-creek-falls-fire-department/All dayJul-22-17
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.2BS28-29https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/pancake-breakfast-for-county-republicans/7:00 am-9:00 amJul-22-17
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. B28-29S29https://www.thebledsonian-banner.com/event/shop-local-at-farmers-market/8:00 am-12:00 pmJul-22-17
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