Reece appointed to fill vacant commission seat

Robert Reece was appointed by Bledsoe County Commissioners as replacement for recently resigned commissioner Shayne Bickford (District 1, Part C) at their meeting on Monday, June 24. For more, see the June 27 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

Court rules textile building foreclosure can proceed

The Pikeville plant and headquarters of Textile Corporation of America (TCA) can be foreclosed upon by a Florida loan company, Chancellor Melissa Blevins-Willis ruled in a two-hour hearing in Jasper on Friday, June 21. The hearing revolved around whether or not the Florida company, Whoriskey, Inc., could move forward with foreclosure of the building on…

Swafford starts digital dental lab in Bledsoe County, hopes to create jobs

In an area that is known for mostly farming jobs with few exceptions, Jill Swafford wants to be able to provide a different career opportunity for not only her family but others, with her recently opened Oaks Dental Designs digital dental lab on Summer City Road. For more, see the June 20 issue of The…

Commissioner to be appointed

Bledsoe County Commissioners will appoint a replacement member next Monday, June 24, to fill the seat of Commissioner Shayne Bickford (District 1- Part C) who resigned last month. For more, see the June 20 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner, on newsstands now.

Sherman charged with attempted murder

An attempted murder charge and two other felony charges were filed against Garrett A. Sherman, 32, of Pikeville, after a shooting incident in Pikeville over the weekend. Pikeville Police Officer Ricky Hodge was dispatched to 233 Spring Street for a “Jeep driving by someone’s house with a gun” while he was at the Bledsoe County…

Crash shuts down U.S. 127 for hours

A non-injury crash on U.S. Highway 127 near Bledsoe County High School left the road closed for over six hours on Wednesday evening, June 12. The drivers were both from out of town, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Sgt. Alan Bailey. A box truck struck the southbound side of a concrete bridge and required…

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Events

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March
  • 01

    Apply now to be a Little Blue Football head coach

    All day
    Mar-01-18

    This year, if you want to be a head football coach, you must complete an application. Applications will be available at Posh Beauty Company (old State Farm building) on Main Street, Pikeville. Deadline for returning the application is March 1. If more than one person applies for the same age group, each candidate will go before a Coach’s Selection Committee and then they will decide the coach. For questions, please contact Isaac Youngblood, 423-802-4823.2BS6-7

  • 01

    Fruit and Vegetable Meeting on March 1

    All day
    Mar-01-18

    Bledsoe County producers are invited to the annual Bledsoe County Fruit and Vegetable Meeting on March 1 at Rigsby Elementary. The trade show starts at 5:00 p.m. EST, a meal is at 6:00 p.m. and the meeting is at 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP by calling (423) 447-2451, or with any questions you may have.BS8

  • 01

    Meeting planned for American Legion Post 66

    All day
    Mar-01-18

    American Legion Post 66 is meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Veterans Hall in Pikeville on Thursday, March 1. All members are urged to attend to nominate officers for next year.

  • 02

    SETHRA commodity distribution March 2

    All day
    Mar-02-18

    The Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency is distributing USDA commodities to eligible Bledsoe County residents on Friday, March 2, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Community Complex / Fairgrounds in Pikeville. You must have a card in order to receive commodities on this day. You can call the office at 447-2444 to make an appointment to get a card until Friday, February 26. All you have to provide is proof of income for all household members to get your commodity card. Eligibility will be based on total household income not in excess of the State-established maximum percentage of the poverty line for the appropriate household size, or category eligibility.

  • 02

    Dinner at Brockdell Church of God

    All day
    Mar-02-18

    Brockdell Church of God is having a dinner on Friday, March 2 beginning at 3:00 p.m. Menu consists of chicken and dumplings or meatloaf, mashed potatoes, pinto beans, slaw, cornbread, dessert and drink for $7 for adults and children under 10 eat for $5. Pastor David Rogers and congregation invite you to come and eat. Carry-outs and call-ins are available. For more information call the parsonage at (423) 554-4049 or the church (423) 554-3713.