Ben Farmer elected to School Board

Results of the AUGUST 6, 2020, Bledsoe County General Election and State/Federal Primaries are below. Note, these are BLEDSOE COUNTY RESULTS ONLY, and do not necessarily represent the state winner. These results have not yet been certified. More details on the vote will be in the AUGUST 13 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner. ELECTION RESULTS  [BOLD…

Pikeville man indicted for child rape, arrested in Florida

A 64-year-old Pikeville man was indicted last week by the Bledsoe County Grand Jury on a charge of child rape, according to court documents. Bruce Michael Maddox was arrested in Titusville, Florida on the charge of Child Rape, according to Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department Investigator George Hodge. Hodge said Maddox is set to be extradited back…

Atdkins indicted in animal cruelty case

After an animal cruelty case in Northwestern Bledsoe County garnered much attention last August, the homeowner, Caroline R. Atdkins, 57, of Pikeville, has been indicted on 14 counts of cruelty to animals by the Bledsoe County Grand Jury. Grand Jury documents allege the cruelty to have taken place between June 1 and August 12, 2019…

Former EMS Director indicted for rape – Grand Jury returns indictments against several others

Former Bledsoe County EMS Director Will Angel was indicted by the Bledsoe County Grand Jury on multiple charges of rape, sexual battery, and attempted rape of two females employed by the ambulance service. The Grand Jury handed down Angel’s indictments, plus indictments in many other cases presented on Monday, July 27. Angel, 29, was arrested…

Super-Two lane progressing

A project for future widening/improvement along the U.S. Highway 127/SR-28 corridor in Bledsoe and Sequatchie Counties is in development by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), but still years away from coming to fruition. The US-127/SR-28 project corridor goes from where the road narrows on the north side of Dunlap to where the road widens…

Spring City man indicted for arson, burglary

A Spring City man was indicted on charges of arson and burglary by the Bledsoe County Grand Jury on Monday, July 27.  Jonathan Elmer McKee, 39, was indicted after an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Bomb and Arson Fire Investigators and Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department identified him as being responsible for a fire…

Ferguson indicted for child rape, exploitation

A Chattanooga man was arrested this week after being indicted by the Bledsoe County Grand Jury on counts of rape of a child, criminal attempted child rape, especially aggravated exploitation of a minor, and 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.  Adam Ferguson, 35, was indicted after an investigation of the Tennessee Bureau of…

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October
  • 03

    Chamber sponsors Fall Fest Scarecrow Contest

    All day
    Oct-03-18

    The Pikeville-Bledsoe County Chamber of Commerce invites all Bledsoe County businesses to participate in the Fall Festival Scarecrow Contest. All entries need to be taken to the Pikeville Farmers Market by Wednesday, October 3 for judging. The winning business will be awarded with a Fall Festival trophy and the Chamber will feature the winner in The Bledsonian-Banner. Please include the business name and phone number on the back of your scarecrow entry. Call Jeania Lansing at (423) 883-1529 with any questions. Be sure to visit the festival the first weekend in October in downtown Pikeville. BS35

  • 03

    Monthly meeting for Senior Citizens Center

    All day
    Oct-03-18

    The Bledsoe County Senior Citizens Center is holding its monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 3 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a covered dish lunch by the members. This represents a permanent change from the second Wednesday of the month to the first Wednesday of the month, noted Center President Alvin B. Weston.BS40

  • 04

    Extension sign up announced

    All day
    Oct-04-18

    The University of Tennessee Extension Bledsoe County and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is having a TAEP FY2018-2019 Sign-Up Day on Thursday, October 4, at the UT Extension Bledsoe County office from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. UT Extension staff and TDA are going to be present to help producers fill out applications. They will be conducting Beef Quality Assurance Certification for those who need it. Please call or come by for more information. UT Extension Bledsoe County is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or call 423-447-2451. B40

  • 05

    Fall Festival Golf Tournament

    All day
    Oct-05-18

    The Pikeville-Bledsoe County Chamber of Commerce invites you to compete in the second annual Fall Festival Golf Tournament being held Friday, October 5 at Fall Creek Falls State Park. Shotgun start is 8:00 a.m.  for this four-person scramble. You could win $10,000 for a hole in one, sponsored by Matt Massengille with Farm Bureau. Prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, and longest putt. There are two flights with first, second and third place awards given in each flight. Entry is $300 per team, and hole sponsors are $100 each. Mulligans can be purchased at the course. The day includes lunch at the golf course immediately following the round. For more information call Clifton Fowler at (813) 690-6888. B38-39S39-40

  • 06

    October 6 is Glow Run

    All day
    Oct-06-18

    The evening of Saturday, October 6 has been set aside for a Glow Run followed by a party and fireworks. Mark your calendar and plan to participate while supporting the Bledsoe County High School sports programs B37S38