County Mayor vetoes budget resolution

The 2019-2020 budget resolution passed by the Bledsoe County Commission last week, which included a $500,000-plus shortfall and no property tax increase, has been vetoed by County Mayor Gregg Ridley.  Ridley said in a letter to the Commission their decision was “neither financially responsible, nor… sustainable for future generations of Bledsoe County.”  The mayor added he looked…

Give a Child a Chance Day Thursday, July 25

Free school supplies will be given to Bledsoe County school-aged children at the 13th annual Give a Child a Chance Day on Thursday, July 25 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Bledsoe County High School. For more see the July 18 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

$11 million overage approved for FCF Inn, construction to begin in Fall

State officials knew last summer the reconstruction of the Inn at Fall Creek Falls State Park would cost much more than anticipated, a hearing of the State Building Commission (SBC) revealed last week. A groundbreaking was held in January for the reconstruction of the Inn, at which time the overages were not made public. At…

Beer permit denied another Dollar General in Bledsoe County

The Bledsoe County Beer Board denied Dollar General Corporation a beer permit for their new location being constructed on SR 30 East on Dayton Mountain, at a meeting of the Board on Monday, July 15. The Beer Board denied a permit for another Dollar General store on SR 30 West in July 2017. For more…

Fred’s closing

Discount store and pharmacy Fred’s is closing their Pikeville store, alongside a nationwide closing of an additional 129 stores this summer. For more see the July 18 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Commission votes to keep current property tax rate

Bledsoe County taxpayers will not see a tax rate increase this year, after commissioners voted to leave the rate the same as the 2018-2019 budget year at the County Commission meeting on Monday, July 15. Commissioners Tim Campbell, Brent Griffith, Robert Reece, Tanya Roberson, Ronald Sapp, Junior Hankins, and Ruth Burton voted to keep the…

Fleeing federal suspect struck police cruiser, still on loose

A high speed chase by the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department led to damage to a police cruiser and a federal fugitive evading arrest. Timothy (Tim) Edward Barnes, 52, of Jasper, Georgia, fled police after crashing into the patrol car of Deputy Matt Brock during the incident on Wheeler Mountain. For more see the July 11…

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September
  • 06

    Veteran's office notice

    All day
    Sep-06-17-Sep-07-17

    The Bledsoe County Veteran’s office will be closed September 6 and 7. The office will reopen on Friday, September 8. B36

  • 11

    Hunter Education course offered

    All day
    Sep-11-17-Sep-16-17

    All hunters born on or after January 1, 1969 and are at least 10 years of age must successfully complete a Hunter Education course before they can hunt in Tennessee. A course is scheduled from September 11-16 (no class on Wednesday) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad building. Saturday’s class starts at 8:00 a.m. To register on line go to tnwildlife.org and under the hunting section, look for Hunter Education and register for the class. For more information contact Wildlife Officer Mark Patterson at 447-6629. B36S37

  • 14

    Paws and Claws September 14

    All day
    Sep-14-17

    Everyone is invited to attend the Paws and Claws Animal Shelter membership meeting on September 14 at Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative’s meeting room in Dunlap. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. Come meet them and help them work to build an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley. BT36S37

  • 23

    Benefit Saturday to help Beverly Osborne

    All day
    Sep-23-17

    You are invited to a benefit for Beverly Osborne for medial expenses at the Summer City Baptist Church Community Center on Saturday, September 23 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. EST. They are having a pig roast with baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and beverage for a minimum donation of $10 per plate.BS38

  • 23

    Reunion planned for Dill School on September 23

    All day
    Sep-23-17

    The Dill School Reunion is Saturday, September 23 from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m., with a covered dish dinner served at 5:00 p.m. Join old friends, remember your school days and make new friends while supporting your community. Share pictures, memories and laughs. There is a drawing for door prizes following the meal. If you would like to bring a give to be used as a door prize, please do. Call James or Anna Daggett at (423) 802-7547 or (423) 702-0673.BTS38