Warriors sendoff this afternoon for second round game

Bledsoe County High School’s Warrior Football team will leave the high school at 12:30 p.m. today in a charter bus heading to Watertown for their second round game in the TSSAA playoffs. The team will head to Bledsoe County Middle School, then to Pikeville Elementary on their sendoff route before traveling through Main Street Pikeville.…

Brothers plead guilty to “large government fraud,” to be sentenced in March

Brothers Karim and Rahim Sadruddin formally pleaded guilty to “large government fraud” in connection with the failed Textile Corporation of America venture in Pikeville in front of a federal judge in Chattanooga Wednesday morning, November 13. The Sadruddins each pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering. The brothers…

Concerns over high veteran suicide rate

Scores of people filled the Bledsoe County Courthouse Lawn to celebrate the service and sacrifice of local veterans on Monday, November 11. Claude Lewis was the keynote speaker this year. Lewis was drafted into the U.S. Army at 22-years-old in 1964. In August 1965, he headed out to Vietnam and in October he landed in…

Pikeville votes 2019 – Q&A with mayoral candidates

Candidates for the office of Mayor for the City of Pikeville were interviewed recently by The Bledsonian-Banner reporter Chase Smith. Both candidates were asked the same four questions and asked to give brief responses. The interview answers are transcribed verbatim, including filler words, in the interest of transparency for voters. The election for Mayor and…

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  • 01

    Legal aid available

    All day

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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