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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    Registration for basketball

    All day
    Nov-29-18

    Wheeler Elementary’s PTO Basketball is getting ready for another season. Sign-ups have begun for this year’s basketball teams. You may pick up a participant form at Wheeler, BCMS, BCHS, or download one by visiting the Wheeler Elementary website. The cost is $25 for the first child and $20 for each additional child in the household. All forms must be turned in by November 29. B47-48

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    Christmas on the Mountain

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    Nov-30-18-Dec-01-18

    On November 30 and December 1, Christmas on the Mountain is being held at Fall Creek Falls State Park from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Christmas lights and decor throughout the Village area, vendors selling holiday gift items and goodies are going to be available. Also planned, are carolers and musical performances, activities for kids, photo opportunities and more. Santa may even make an appearance. Reserve your space now for breakfast with Santa on Saturday morning, and crafters /presentors need to serve their spaces, only a few are left. For more information and to make your reservation call Kitty at (423) 881-5080, Matt at (423) 881-5708 or (423) 881-3297.BT47S48

    Live nativity, living Christmas tree and more

    All day
    Nov-30-18-Dec-01-18

    Celebrate the Christmas season with Take Me Back To Bethlehem being presented in First Southern Baptist Church’s Family Ministry Center on three different evenings – November 30, December 1 and 2 at 6:30 p.m. Come enjoy the live nativity, living Christmas tree, Christmas light show, music by the adult choir and a large collection of nativity scenes presented by the church’s members. Each night, a special missions offering will be taken up.BTS48-47

    Christmas in the Village at Fall Creek Falls

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    Nov-30-18

    On November 30 and December 1, Christmas in the Village is being held at Fall Creek Falls State Park. Christmas lights and decor throughout the Village area, vendors selling holiday gift items and goodies are going to be available. Also planned, are carolers and musical performances, activities for kids, photo opportunities and more. Santa may even make an appearance. For more information call (423) 881-3297.BTS47

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