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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Events

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November
  • 01

    Legal aid available

    All day
    Nov-01-18

    A representative with Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) is going to be at the Bledsoe County Courthouse on Thursday, November 1 beginning at 11:00 a.m. If you have legal problems with housing/mortgage/foreclosure, consumer, health/benefits/food stamps, family, unemployment or senior, and qualify for free legal assistance, you can apply for help. Applicants must meet federal poverty and LAET priority guidelines. For more information, please call (423) 756-4013. LAET does not practice criminal law. B43S44

  • 01

    Pond management day planned

    All day
    Nov-01-18

    On Thursday, November 1, a Bledsoe and Sequatchie County Pond Management Field Day is being held at Perry Swafford’s Farm, near 6868 Lower East Valley Road, Pikeville (0.4 miles north of College Station Road. Aquatic Weed Management, Fish Sampling Demonstration and Stocking Rates, Pond Sealing Options, and Conservation Programs are the topics to be discussed. A meal is provided and door prizes are available at this free event. For directions or more information call the UT Extension Bledsoe County Office at (423) 447-2451. Let them know you are attending by calling (423) 447-2451. Commercial Pesticide Applicator points are available for those who attend. BT43S44

  • 03

    Bargain Basement continuing

    All day
    Nov-03-18

    The Bargain Basement continues to be open at Pikeville United Methodist Church on Main Street in Pikeville on the first and third Saturdays of each month. A special Christmas room has been set up and on Saturday, November 3, the United Methodist Women are having their annual bake sale set up outside the Bargain Basement rooms. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Pecans will be arriving in mid-November for your holiday baking. B44

  • 03

    Fried chicken dinner

    All day
    Nov-03-18

    On Saturday, November 3, the Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department is having its first Saturday fried chicken fund raising lunch at the fire hall  located at 13002 Summer City Road in Spring City. Lunch is from noon until 3:00 p.m. EDT and includes one entree, two vegetables, one side item, bread, dessert and a beverage. Proceeds help support the department. Everyone is invited. B44

  • 05

    Depression recovery and anxiety program

    All day
    Nov-05-18

    A depression recovery and anxiety program is offered every Monday beginning November 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pikeville Seventh-day Adventist Church fellowship hall, 52 Cumberland Avenue, Pikeville. This is for anyone or anyone who has a loved one suffering from depression or anxiety. The cost is free except for materials you may want to purchase. The program being used is the Nedley Depression and Anxiety and Recovery. For more information and to register call Laura Arner at (423) 448-1987. BT44