Reece appointed to fill vacant commission seat

Robert Reece was appointed by Bledsoe County Commissioners as replacement for recently resigned commissioner Shayne Bickford (District 1, Part C) at their meeting on Monday, June 24. For more, see the June 27 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

Court rules textile building foreclosure can proceed

The Pikeville plant and headquarters of Textile Corporation of America (TCA) can be foreclosed upon by a Florida loan company, Chancellor Melissa Blevins-Willis ruled in a two-hour hearing in Jasper on Friday, June 21. The hearing revolved around whether or not the Florida company, Whoriskey, Inc., could move forward with foreclosure of the building on…

Swafford starts digital dental lab in Bledsoe County, hopes to create jobs

In an area that is known for mostly farming jobs with few exceptions, Jill Swafford wants to be able to provide a different career opportunity for not only her family but others, with her recently opened Oaks Dental Designs digital dental lab on Summer City Road. For more, see the June 20 issue of The…

Commissioner to be appointed

Bledsoe County Commissioners will appoint a replacement member next Monday, June 24, to fill the seat of Commissioner Shayne Bickford (District 1- Part C) who resigned last month. For more, see the June 20 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner, on newsstands now.

Sherman charged with attempted murder

An attempted murder charge and two other felony charges were filed against Garrett A. Sherman, 32, of Pikeville, after a shooting incident in Pikeville over the weekend. Pikeville Police Officer Ricky Hodge was dispatched to 233 Spring Street for a “Jeep driving by someone’s house with a gun” while he was at the Bledsoe County…

Crash shuts down U.S. 127 for hours

A non-injury crash on U.S. Highway 127 near Bledsoe County High School left the road closed for over six hours on Wednesday evening, June 12. The drivers were both from out of town, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Sgt. Alan Bailey. A box truck struck the southbound side of a concrete bridge and required…

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  • All day

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

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    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 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

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    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

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    The Bledsoe County GOP is holding a breakfast meeting on September 23 at the Bledsoe County Senior Center. Breakfast is served at 7:00 a.m. and is being prepared by Lola Sells. All area Republicans are encouraged to attend and enjoy a great breakfast and fellowship. B38

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    The DeBord family reunion is being held at the Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative Training Center, 338 Cumberland Avenue in Pikeville. Make plans to celebrate and renew family ties. Please bring covered dishes, any pictures or memorabilia to share. The building opens at 10:30 a.m. and lunch is served around 12:30 p.m. Plates, napkins and utensils are furnished. One cooler full of canned drinks on ice is available. For more information call Leroy DeBord, (423) 618-2792; Melba Hargis, (423) 322-1478; or Helen Layne, (423) 949-2269.BTS38

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    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

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    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

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    Legal Aid of East Tennessee is conducting local client intake at the Bledsoe County Courthouse on Wednesday, September 27 beginning at 11:00 a.m. This is a free service for low income and senior Tennesseans with civil legal problems including consumer, housing, veteran’s benefits, and government benefits issues such as food stamps, unemployment benefits, and TennCare. For more information call (423) 756-4013.BS38

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    Bledsoe Senior Center hosts essential oils program

    The Bledsoe County Senior Citizens Center on Frazier Street in Pikeville is hosting a program on The History of Essential Oils with Gail Francis from Knoxville. The educational program is Friday, September 29 at the Center at 1:00 p.m.B39

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    The historic Lincoln School is having a singing on September 30 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Admission is $2.50 per person with proceeds benefiting the school. A small snack is served. For more information, please call Bro. Hollingsorth at (423) 413-0279 or Lyndon Bridgeman at (423) 260-2453.BTS39

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    The Bledsoe County Democratic Party is hosting a Day of Action event and training on September 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative Community Room, 3396 Main Street, Pikeville. Khristy Wilinson, regional field organizer for the Tennessee Democratic Party, is the guest speaker. All Democratic Party members, office holders, candidates or those interested in learning more about the Democratic Party are welcome attend. If you plan to attend or have questions, email or call Matt Colvard at or (423) 443-7435.BS39

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    Sampson Free Will Baptist Church is hosting a congregational singing on September 30 at 6:00 p.m. The congregation invites everyone to come join them as they worship The Lord in song. All song leaders and piano players are invited to participate in the service. Refreshments will be served.BS39

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    The Historical Lincoln School in Pikeville is having its monthly last Saturday of the month singing on September 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $2.50 per person to benefit the school. A small snack is served. For booking, please feel free to contact Lyndon Bridgeman at (423) 260-2453 or for more information please call Luther Hollingsworth at (423) 447-6601 or (423) 413-0279. BT37S38

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    Manderley Christian Camp & Conference Center is have their Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 30th from 12-4pm. Come check out our new facilities, walk the grounds, ride on the zip line, play disc golf, hear The Singing Contractors and more!