Around 200 Animals rescued in cruelty case

UPDATE: Nearly 200 dogs and cats have been rescued in Bledsoe County by the Humane Society of the United States. Authorities were still on the scene Friday afternoon, August 16, working to complete the rescue efforts.  Due to the large number of animals, they are being transported to multiple facilities, according to Sgt. George Hodge…

Fair celebrates 100 years!

The Bledsoe County fairgrounds were buzzing with activity with the carnival being set up, exhibit entries being dropped off, and the Fair Board putting on their final touches in anticipation of the fair’s kick-off Monday afternoon, August 12. For more see the August 15 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Reel seeks transfer back to classroom

Bledsoe County Middle School Principal Melissa Reel requested a transfer back to her high school English position just before the school year began, effectively resigning her recently appointed position as principal. Reel was announced as the principal on July 25. For more see the August 15 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Commission approves 18-cent property tax increase

     The Bledsoe County Commission voted 8-4 in favor of raising property taxes 18-cents at a recessed meeting on Tuesday, August 6.      Commissioner Matt Colvard made the motion to accept the 18-cent tax increase, with an amendment that added back in money from previous 8-percent cuts in donations to charitable organizations such as Fire Departments and…

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Events

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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