Burks crowned Bledsoe County’s Fairest of the Fair

Many contestants competed in the 2018 Bledsoe County Fairest of the Fair Pageant held Saturday, August 4 at Bledsoe County High School. Crowned as the Fairest of the Fair Queen was Jacey Burks, daughter of Tim and Chris Burks. She will attend events during the 2018 Fair being held August 10 through 18. She will…

School begins with bus safety

An average of 1,500 students are transported by Bledsoe County School buses daily, with the system serving a vast 404 square miles within the county, according to Transportation Supervisor Brian Turner with the School System. For more, see the August 9, 2018 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Ridley, Roberson, Walker among local winners

Results of the August 2, 2018 Bledsoe County General Election and the Tennessee / United States primary are as follows. [R] denotes candidates on the Republican ticket, [D] denotes candidates on the Democratic ticket, and [I] denotes candidates on the Independent ticket. These results have not yet been certified. Watch the August 14 issue of…

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Events

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August
  • 02

    Youth selling BBQ plates

    All day
    Aug-02-17

    The youth of Wheeler Addition Church of God will be selling plates of BBQ chicken, baked beans, potato salad and roll for $7 each on Wednesday, August 2. For delivery, call Diana at (423) 304-2282, the church at 447-2075 or Lizzie at 447-2551. Pastor Lebron Hurd invites everyone. B30S31

  • 08

    "Parents only" meeting at BCHS

    6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Aug-08-17

    A very important “parents only” information session will be held Tuesday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the Bledsoe County High School auditorium to discuss internet safety. Brandon Smith, Tennessee School Safety Specialist, will be speaking. Any children in attendance will have supervised activities in the gym. For more information, contact Barbara Young, Bledsoe County School Technology Director, at 447-2914. B31S32

  • 12

    Paws and Claws donations accepted

    All day
    Aug-12-17

    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. BT27S28

  • 12

    Farmer's Market is Saturday

    All day
    Aug-12-17

    On Saturday, August 12, the Farmers Market in downtown Pikeville has a variety of items for sale including produce to pack in school lunches, fresh peaches, apples, honey, flowers, eggs, herbs and handmade crafts. All items and produce are handmade or homegrown by Bledsoe County residents. B32

  • 15

    Open house/back to school dance at BCMS

    All day
    Aug-15-17

    Bledsoe County Middle School is holding its third annual Open House on August 15. Students have a Back-to-School Dance happening from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the gym. The night for parents begins in the school auditorium at 6:00 p.m. with an informational meeting with Principal  Chris Cagle. Parents then have the opportunity to follow their child’s daily schedule, visiting the classrooms and meeting their child’s teachers. Door prizes are going to be given away during the night.