2.3 magnitude earthquake registered in county overnight

A 2.3 magnitude earthquake struck the eastern portion of Bledsoe County near the Rhea County line around midnight January 25, according to the United States Geological Survey. No reports of damage have been reported to the USGS or local Emergency Management Agency as of Saturday afternoon. For more, see the January 30 issue of The…

Fast paced championship leaves Warriors in second

Bledsoe County Middle School’s Warriors advanced to the championship round of the SVC tournament held Thursday, January 16 after defeating Van Buren County in the last seven seconds of the game the night before. In the championship game, the Warriors worked hard to keep up with the face paced South Pittsburg Pirates, who dominated most…

BCMS Lady Warriors are runner ups

Bledsoe County Middle School hosted the SVC Conference Tournament last week with their Lady Warriors placing second in the conference with a 25-15 loss to Sequatchie County. They had advanced to the championship round by defeating Jasper Middle, 34-30, on January 14. For more see the January 23 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Bledsoe runner-up best Division A fair

Bledsoe County’s Centennial Jubilee Fair was recognized last week by the Tennessee Association of Fairs as a First Runner-Up in the Champion of Fairs A Division at the 98th annual convention in Murfreesboro. The Centennial Jubilee Fair in 2019 celebrated 100 years of the agricultural fair in the county and featured an array of additional…

Community Spirit Award given in Fran Roberson’s honor

Over 100 people filled the banquet hall at the Pikeville Municipal Building on Saturday, January 18 for the annual Installation and Awards Banquet of the Pikeville-Bledsoe County Chamber of Commerce. Several of those in attendance were members of the late Fran Roberson’s family who were presented the Community Spirit Award. Many other awards were given…

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Events

< 2018 >
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