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

< 2018 >
May
  • 03

    National Day of Prayer

    All day
    May-03-18

         The Nation joins in prayer Thursday, May 3, and Bledsoe County will be a part of it at noon in the Veterans Park (or the Farmers Market if raining). Prayer for the community, schools, local government, and the Nation are planned. Please come and add your prayers to the effort. The Bledsoe County Ministerial Association welcomes everyone in the county and city, all elected officials, emergency personnel, churches, businesses and staff for this time of prayer. B17S18

  • 04

    Debbie Harwood Rains Memorial Scholarship

    All day
    May-04-18

         The Debbie Harwood Rains Memorial Scholarship 2018 is open to any graduating senior or alumni of a Bledsoe County School who has an interest in furthering their education in the healthcare field either clinical or non-clinical. This is a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the family of Debbie Harwood Rains and the staff of Erlanger Bledsoe and Bledsoe County Nursing Home and is awarded in increments of $500 per semester. Information can be picked up at the Erlanger Bledsoe Administration office located in the Nursing Home or from Cyndi Johnson at the Bledsoe County High School. Qualifying information must be received by Friday, May 4, 2018 and will be awarded at Class Night on Thursday, May 17.

  • 10

    Paws and Claws shelter group to meet

    All day
    May-10-18

    Everyone is invited to attend the Paws and Claws Animal Shelter May membership meeting on May 10th. The meeting will be at the Sequatchee Valley Electric Meeting Room. The meeting room is located at 97 Resource Road off of Rt 127 North in Dunlap.  Meetings are at 6:00pm. Come out and help them as they work to build an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley area.

  • 12

    Work day at Dunn Cemetery

    All day
    May-12-18

    Dunn Cemetery is having a work day on May 12 beginning at 9:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to come help and bring something to work with. B17S18

  • 18

    Finding Favour performing in Whitwell

    All day
    May-18-18

    A free concert with Finding Favour, one of the South’s leading contemporary worship bands, will be held at Christian Worship Center on Friday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The church is located at 208 E. Spring Avenue in Whitwell.BT20