Outpouring of support at blood drive

A blood drive held in honor of nine-year-old Audrey Smith, who has been hospitalized for weeks due to a dangerous E. Coli infection, was so successful that another one is scheduled for next week.  The next Blood Assurance donation drive will be on Monday, August 26, from noon to 6:00 p.m. at First Southern Baptist…

Around 200 Animals rescued in cruelty case

UPDATE: Nearly 200 dogs and cats have been rescued in Bledsoe County by the Humane Society of the United States. Authorities were still on the scene Friday afternoon, August 16, working to complete the rescue efforts.  Due to the large number of animals, they are being transported to multiple facilities, according to Sgt. George Hodge…

Fair celebrates 100 years!

The Bledsoe County fairgrounds were buzzing with activity with the carnival being set up, exhibit entries being dropped off, and the Fair Board putting on their final touches in anticipation of the fair’s kick-off Monday afternoon, August 12. For more see the August 15 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Reel seeks transfer back to classroom

Bledsoe County Middle School Principal Melissa Reel requested a transfer back to her high school English position just before the school year began, effectively resigning her recently appointed position as principal. Reel was announced as the principal on July 25. For more see the August 15 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Commission approves 18-cent property tax increase

     The Bledsoe County Commission voted 8-4 in favor of raising property taxes 18-cents at a recessed meeting on Tuesday, August 6.      Commissioner Matt Colvard made the motion to accept the 18-cent tax increase, with an amendment that added back in money from previous 8-percent cuts in donations to charitable organizations such as Fire Departments and…

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Events

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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