2.3 magnitude earthquake registered in county overnight

A 2.3 magnitude earthquake struck the eastern portion of Bledsoe County near the Rhea County line around midnight January 25, according to the United States Geological Survey. No reports of damage have been reported to the USGS or local Emergency Management Agency as of Saturday afternoon. For more, see the January 30 issue of The…

Fast paced championship leaves Warriors in second

Bledsoe County Middle School’s Warriors advanced to the championship round of the SVC tournament held Thursday, January 16 after defeating Van Buren County in the last seven seconds of the game the night before. In the championship game, the Warriors worked hard to keep up with the face paced South Pittsburg Pirates, who dominated most…

BCMS Lady Warriors are runner ups

Bledsoe County Middle School hosted the SVC Conference Tournament last week with their Lady Warriors placing second in the conference with a 25-15 loss to Sequatchie County. They had advanced to the championship round by defeating Jasper Middle, 34-30, on January 14. For more see the January 23 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Bledsoe runner-up best Division A fair

Bledsoe County’s Centennial Jubilee Fair was recognized last week by the Tennessee Association of Fairs as a First Runner-Up in the Champion of Fairs A Division at the 98th annual convention in Murfreesboro. The Centennial Jubilee Fair in 2019 celebrated 100 years of the agricultural fair in the county and featured an array of additional…

Community Spirit Award given in Fran Roberson’s honor

Over 100 people filled the banquet hall at the Pikeville Municipal Building on Saturday, January 18 for the annual Installation and Awards Banquet of the Pikeville-Bledsoe County Chamber of Commerce. Several of those in attendance were members of the late Fran Roberson’s family who were presented the Community Spirit Award. Many other awards were given…

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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