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…

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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

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