BCHS fishing team continues inaugural season at Pickwick

July 10 and 11 marked the end of the inaugural regular season for the Bledsoe County High School Bass Warriors fishing team. Two teams, including Emory Olinger, Caleb Wagner, Bryson Tucker, and Dakota Simmons, competed in the Commissioner’s Cup Tennessee Bass Nation High School State Tournament on Pickwick Lake. A total of 157 boats with…

Families served by Mother to Mother event

A rural outreach event held by the non-profit organization Mother to Mother from Nashville distributed items to a large group of parents in Bledsoe County last Thursday, July 9. The group distributed diapers, clothes, toys, gear, books, and more to families. According to Mother to Mother, 265 children were served during the event in Pikeville.…

Early voting begins Friday

Early voting for the August 6 Bledsoe County General Election along with State and Federal Primaries begins this Friday, July 17. The early voting period lasts through August 1 and the deadline to request an absentee ballot is July 30. Early voting takes place at the Bledsoe County Election Commission Office inside the Bledsoe County…

Pikeville Summer Nights on 1st Saturdays

The first Saturday of the month through September promises to bring entertainment and outdoor fun for attendees of Pikeville Summer Nights. The events begin with a Cruise-In and Summer Nights at the Farmers Market beginning at 4:00 p.m. and musical entertainment at 7:00 p.m. For more see the July 16 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Board to ask for tax increase to cover operations of schools

The Bledsoe County Board of Education will be asking the Bledsoe County Commission for increased funding in the form of a property tax increase due to a decrease in Basic Education Program (BEP) funding from the state and increased expenses, along with the unknown expenses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Board Finance Director Janice Ritchie…

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December
  • 02

    Colors of Christmas and The Hands of Grace

    All day
    Dec-02-18

    Lee Station Church of God is presenting its annual Christmas concert on December 2 at 4:00 p.m. The Chancel Choir is presenting the Colors of Christmas and The Hands of Grace Drama Team, the nativity and dramas. The evening concludes with a visit from Santa and treat bags for all. Pastor Harris and congregation invite you to attend an evening of Christmas with them.BTS47-48

  • 04

    Public invited to Fair Association meeting

    All day
    Dec-04-18

    The Bledsoe County Fair Association invites you to its monthly meeting on December 4 at the Fairgrounds beginning at 5:30 p.m. They are seeking civic-minded individuals who are interested in the Fair Board and willing to share ideas for future events and endeavors. They will be serving light refreshments and hope to see you there to hear your ideas for the community.BS46-48

  • 06

    Legal Aid of East Tennessee rep in Pikeville

    All day
    Dec-06-18

    A representative with Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) is going to be conducting client intake interview sessions at the Bledsoe County Courthouse on Thursday, December 6 at 11:00 a.m. Legal Aid of East Tennessee is a free service for low income Tennesseans and senior Tennesseans with civil legal problems including consumer, housing, veterans benefits and government benefits issues such as food stamps, unemployment benefits, and TennCare. For more information, please call (423) 756-4013. LAET does not practice criminal law.BS46

  • 07

    Pictures with Santa at Nursing Home

    All day
    Dec-07-18

    Come have your pictures made with Santa Claus on December 7 from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. in the Bledsoe County Nursing Home dining room. Bring your own phone, camera, etc. and snap away. This is a special time for the residents as they get to see all the small children coming to visit Santa Claus. For questions please call Sharla Harris at (423) 447-5388. All donations are appreciated but not required. Any funds raised go to the residents’ activities fund.B48S49

  • 07

    SETHRA distributing commodities

    All day
    Dec-07-18

    The Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency is distributing USDA commodities to eligible Bledsoe County residents on Friday, December 7, from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Community Complex at the fairgronds in Pikeville. You must have a card in order to receive commodities on this day. B48S49