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

< 2018 >
April 01 - April 07
  • 01

    Easter Sunrise Service at Farmers Market

    All day
    Apr-01-18

    Easter begins at sunrise. Come worship and rejoice at 6:15 a.m. at the Pikeville Farmers Market, as the Bledsoe County Ministerial Association celebrates the resurrection of our Lord.  Bring a chair and a thankful heart.

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  • 06

    Yard sale fundraiser for nursing home

    All day
    Apr-06-18

    On Friday, April 6, the Bledsoe County Nursing Home is hosting a yard sale fundraiser to benefit activities for residents. The sale will start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. in the dining room. No early birds please. Several items were donated to sell and individuals will be selling their items as well. For questions, please call Sharla Evans at 447-5388.

    Board of Directors Election

    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Apr-06-18
    Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Dept.
    13002 Summer City Rd, Spring City TN 37381

    The 2018-2019 Election of Board members by the community for the Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department is April 6. Voting must be done in person and will begin at 6 p.m. EDT. All members of the community are encouraged to attend and vote. You must be 18 years old or up resident, land owner or business owner inside the department’s district in order to vote. Early and absentee voting is not being allowed per County Commissioner Tim Campbell.

     

  • 07

    Chili supper sponsored by Democratic Party

    All day
    Apr-07-18

    The Bledsoe County Democratic Party chili supper is Saturday, April 7, at the Bledsoe County Middle School beginning at  6:00 p.m. Officials, candidates, and all party members are encouraged to attend this event. Come out and meet your candidates. Contact Chairman Bob Swafford if you have questions.

    Pikeville Farmers Market opens Saturday

    All day
    Apr-07-18

    Opening day for the Pikeville Farmers Market is Saturday, April 7th in Downtown Pikeville from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Thirty-two-plus vendors with items such as fresh local produce, baked goods, cut flowers, homemade fudge, natural soaps, wood crafts, and more are expected. Free wi-fi provided by Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative at the market. Face painting and music are also planned.

    Benefit and Memorial Ride for J.B. McDowell

    All day
    Apr-07-18

    On Saturday, April 7, a Benefit and Memorial Ride for J.B. McDowell’s medical and funeral expenses, is being held. The ride begins at Lusk Community Center at 6:00 a.m. with country breakfast plates and drink for $7 per plate. Horse and wagon ride leaves the center at 10:00 a.m. At 1:00 p.m., lunch and an auction are planned. Lunch plates include hamburger or chili dog with 2 sides and drink for $7 per plate. Live music, family fun, cake walk and horse ride are planned. For questions or to donate items for the auction, call Amber Bracken at (423) 303-6330 or Paige Stephenson at (423) 447-7871.

    Clothes closet at Winesap Free Will Baptist

    All day
    Apr-07-18

    On Saturday, April 7, Winesap Free Will Baptist Church will open its clothes closet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The clothes closet will be open every first and third Saturday of each month until further notice. Anyone needing clothes or who knows someone who does can come by at this time. The church will have nice clothes for work, play and dress of all sizes at no charge. The church is located on Lantana Road (Hwy. 101) at the Bledsoe-Cumberland county line. For information call Betty White at (423) 881-3032 or Verna Dyer at (931) 260-4582.

    Bargain Basement opening at Pikeville UMC

    All day
    Apr-07-18

    The Pikeville United Methodist Women’s annual spring rummage sale has been changed to a year-long Bargain Basement sale. Beginning April 7 you can find quality clothing, household items and other miscellaneous items as they come in during the year for a very affordable price. All proceeds from the sales will be used for missions near and far. Opening hours are the first Saturday of each month and the third Thursday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Rabies Clinic in Pikeville on Saturday, April 7

    All day
    Apr-07-18

    The 2018 Rabies Clinic, sponsored by Dr. Donna Crow with Mountain Top Veterinary Services and the Bledsoe County Health Department is Saturday, April 7 in Pikeville. The clinics are at Pikeville Elementary from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and Mary V. Wheeler Elementary from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $12 per pet. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier.

    Enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny

    All day
    Apr-07-18

    Fall Creek Falls Fire Department is hosting breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the fire department, 24897 SR 30 on Saturday, April 7. Breakfast is served from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. and pictures with the Easter Bunny are at 9:30 a.m. An Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny starts at 10:00 a.m. On the menu are scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, fruit, hashbrown potatoes, bacon, sausage, fried bologna, country ham, coffee, milk, orange juice for $6 per plate.

    Bargain Basement opening at Pikeville UMC

    All day
    Apr-07-18

    The Pikeville United Methodist Women’s annual spring rummage sale has been changed to a year-long Bargain Basement sale. Beginning April 7, you can find quality clothing, household items and other miscellaneous items as they come in during the year for a very affordable price. All proceeds from the sales will be used for missions near and far. Opening hours are the first Saturday of each month and the third Thursday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The church is located at 7 Methodist Street.

    Country Style Lunch

    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Apr-07-18
    Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Dept.
    13002 Summer City Rd, Spring City TN 37381

    Fund-raiser Lunch the first Saturday of each month at Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department is Aril 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. EDT. Lunch will include one meat, two vegetables, one side item, bread, dessert and a beverage. Proceeds will help support the department and community supporting activities. Everyone is invited.