School Board rejects Pendergrass’ settlement offer

The Board of Education rejected a settlement offer by Board Member Vince Pendergrass in which he would have dismissed the lawsuit he filed against the Board in mid-January. Pendergrass’ settlement offer would have amended the public censure placed on him last fall by the Board and would have allowed him to “attend any and all…

Wind Advisory issued, storms possible

Strong winds moving in from the midwest have prompted a Wind Advisory and Hazardous Weather Outlook for Bledsoe County from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Morristown. The agency warns of strong to severe thunderstorms tonight across the Cumberland Plateau, with damaging winds the primary threat and the possibility of “a tornado or two.” NWS…

Fields charged with Cumberland County murders

John Patrick Fields, 47, of Bledsoe County, is charged with two counts of First Degree Murder and two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department. Fields is being held at the Cumberland County Jail on a $5 million bond and is expected to appear in court on Monday, March…

Cycle Sequatchie coming to area this Fall

Pikeville and the Sequatchie Valley will be host to a new cycling event this Fall, bringing upwards of 300 riders to the area to experience the beautiful mountain and valley views of the area. ‘Cycle Sequatchie’ will be held on October 5, with riders taking off from Dunlap’s Valley Fest. Two short rides will stay…

Crews respond to two field fires

Firefighters responded to two field fires within an hour of each other on Thursday evening, March 7. The first fire was on Griffith Road, with the second starting on Brock Hollow Road. The fires, both in fields, were contained quickly. Mt. Crest Volunteer Fire Department ran mutual aid with Griffith Volunteer Fire Department at the…

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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