Bledsoe has highest per capita suicide rate in 2018

Bledsoe County Mayor Gregg Ridley and Pikeville Mayor Philip Cagle both signed proclamation last week declaring September Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Bledsoe County. In a Bledsoe County Health Council meeting last week, it was reveled by Southeast Regional Director of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN), Rachel Gearinger, MPH, that Bledsoe County actually had…

Audit finds ECD failed to mitigate risks in grant monitoring of TCA

Plus: More charges expected against Sadruddins by D.A.  The misfortune of Pikeville, Bledsoe County, the State of Tennessee, and the United States governments revolving around Textile Corporation of America’s (TCA) fraudulent venture to create a textile mill in the city was focused on in a scathing audit of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community…

Pikeville man indicted for rape of a child

A 20-year-old Pikeville man was indicted in August by the Bledsoe County Grand Jury on charges including child rape, according to court documents, but was just recently arrested on the charges after being released from Rhea County Jail The Grand Jury returned two indictments against Austin Hughes of Aggravated Sexual Battery and Rape of a…

Shots fired on Erlanger Bledsoe grounds, no injuries or charges

A shooting incident on the grounds of Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital last week did not lead to charges, but 12th Judicial District Attorney Mike Taylor was made aware of the incident. Taylor said no charges have been filed, at least yet. On Tuesday, September 15, officers were dispatched to the hospital area for possible shots fired,…

Bledsoe-Sequatchie rivalry game time changed

The annual Bledsoe-Sequatchie rivalry game was originally set to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25 at BCHS but that time has been changed to 6:30 p.m. This change was agreed on by both schools to allow the game to be broadcast as the Chattanooga Rivalry Game of the Week on the CW Chattanooga…

Featured Links

Events

Check events in the area!

Photos

View and purchase photos of local sporting events and more.

Classifieds

Check out our Online classifieds!

Latest E-Edition

Obituaries

Donna Allison Decker
Claude Farmer
Bill Swearingen
Bratch Wilson Swafford, Sr.
Mary C. “Beeky” Simmons
Helen “Mama Helen” Brown Simmons
Donna Allison Decker

Take Our Poll

What do you think is the most serious issue the world faces today?

  • Coronavirus and other diseases (29%, 5 Votes)
  • Poverty (24%, 4 Votes)
  • Food and water security (24%, 4 Votes)
  • Ongoing wars and conflicts (12%, 2 Votes)
  • Social inequality (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Racism (6%, 1 Votes)
  • Climate change (6%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

Loading ... Loading ...

Events

< 2018 >
January
  • 11

    Paws and Claws holds meeting

    All day
    Jan-11-18

    Everyone is invited to attend the Paws and Claws Animal Shelter January membership meeting on January 11 the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative meeting room, 97 Resource Road, off US Highway 127 north of Dunlap. The meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. Come meet them and help as they work to build an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley. BT1S2

  • 13

    Luminary-Frostbite Saturday Fund Raising Lunch

    All day
    Jan-13-18
    Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Dept.
    13002 Summer City Rd, Spring City TN 37381

    Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department’s first Saturday fundraiser lunch has been moved to Saturday, January 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. EST due to extreme cold weather. Lunch will include one meat, two vegetables, one side item (if available), bread, dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage. Proceeds will help support the department and community-supporting activities. Everyone is invited.

  • 22

    Advisory Board to meet

    All day
    Jan-22-18

    Meetings for the Bledsoe County Nursing Home Board and Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital Advisory Board are scheduled for Monday, January 22, at 6:00 p.m. The meetings are being held in the Chapel/Conference Room of the Nursing Home.B3

  • 30

    Legal Aid available

    All day
    Jan-30-18

    Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) representatives are coming to Pikevlle on Tuesday, January 30 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bledsoe County Courthouse. If you are having legal problems, you may qualify for free legal assistance with housing/mortgage/foreclosure; consumer; health/benefits/food stamps; family; unemployment; or senior. Applicants must meet federal poverty and LAET priority guidelines to qualify for free assistance. For more information, please call (423) 756-4013. LAET does not practice criminal law. B3S4

National Headlines