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

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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