Electrical ‘boom’ wakes up Pikeville residents

A loud boom in downtown Pikeville startled some residents awake on Friday, May 24, after a transformer fuse blew near Scotties Restaurant, according to Manager Mike Deakins of Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative’s Pikeville office. Deakins said the fuse, made of porcelain, had a ‘disconnect’ and blew around 6:30 a.m. The equipment was older and could have been…

Bledsoe County to receive buses from VW Settlement

Bledsoe County Schools were selected to receive five new diesel school buses from the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced today. Bledsoe was one of 39 entities to receive funds from the grant program, which totaled $8.8 million to support school bus replacement across the state. For…

BCHS recognized for traffic safety education

Bledsoe County High School was awarded the 2018-2019 Gold Traffic Safety Award for completing activities with the Reduce TN Crashes program, along with five other high schools in the state. For more see the May 23 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Board considers ouster of Pendergrass

School Board Member Vince Pendergrass allegedly recently violated sanctions imposed on him by the Bledsoe County Board of Education in September, forcing the Board to meet in a special called meeting next Tuesday, May 28, to possibly begin ouster proceedings. The Board will meet to determine if Pendergrass “is to be referred to the District…

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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.