Ground broken on new Fall Creek Falls Inn

Local and state officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new $30 million Fall Creek Falls State Park inn, restaurant and conference center on Tuesday, January 15. “This is a pretty big day in the history of Fall Creek Falls and the history of Tennessee State Parks,”said Brock Hill, Deputy Commissioner of the Tennessee Department…

TBI confirms textile investigation

After gates to Textile Corporation of America’s Pikeville plant were padlocked shut last week, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) confirmed Thursday, January 17, they began an investigation into the company in June, 2018, according to TBI Public Information Officer Josh DeVine. The agency began their investigation into alleged mismanagement of $3 million grant funding…

Tabor to lead Warriors football

Dewayne Tabor, a Bledsoe County native, has been hired as the new head football coach for the BCHS Warriors after a year of leadership by interim coach Kris Frady.   “One of the reasons I’ve decided to come back and work in Bledsoe County is because the community takes great pride in their school and…

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  • All day

    The Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency is distributing USDA commodities to eligible Bledsoe County residents on Friday, June 1, 2018, from noon until 4:00 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, May 25. 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.B21S22

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    A benefit breakfast for Cyrus Gray, accidentally burned when a fire exploded outside his home, will be Saturday, June 2nd, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. EST at Community Baptist Church Life Care Center. The Center is on Summer City Road, Pikeville, 37367. Cyrus has second and third degree burns on over 40 percent of his little body. He has undergone many surgeries and has a long road aheaad. All donations go to Cyrus and his family.BS20-21

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    Decoration at Hamilton Cemetery is Sunday, June 3. A covered dish lunch is being served at noon. Cemetery donations can be mailed to Jamie Lee, 30009 Vandever Road, Tansi, TN 38572. B21S22

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         The Bledsoe County Public Library’s summer reading program “Libraries Rock” will kick-off Thursday, June 7 at 1:00 p.m. with Joyce Carroll and friends at the library. Sign up anytime. To complete the program you must read or listen to 10 books during the summer. As a special incentive, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville is giving free admission to those children up to age 18 who finish the reading program. The tickets are regularly $15.95 to $25.95 to visit the hall of fame and museum. End of summer road trip anyone? On Wednesday, July 25 the library will have a show featuring Kevin Kidd from Nashville and his musical dancing team for those who complete the program. The library will close at noon on June 7, the day of the kick-off, and re-open around 3:00 p.m. for regular library business. Call 447-2817 or email for more information. BS21-22

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    DeBord Cemetery decoration is Saturday, June 9, at 10:00 am. Those who cannot attend can send checks to DeBord Cemetery, c/o Todd DeBord, 11145 Old CC Road, Pikeville, TN 37367. B23

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    Decoration at Summer City Cemetery is June 10 at 6:30 p.m. CST with a service. Donations for the cemetery’s upkeep can be mailed to 434 Corder Hollow Road, Pikeville, TN 37367. B23

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    Kids’ Sports Camp, for kids kindergarten through fifth grade, is happening June 11-14 at First Southern Baptist Church, 2827 Main Street, Pikeville. Classes in many different sports disciplines in addition to cheerleading from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Cost is $20 to cover all activities. Scholarships are available if unable to pay the fee. For more information call 423/488-4340.

    Fall Creek Falls Youth Camp is June 17-23. Applications can be picked up at the church office and must be returned by June 10. Cost is $150 per camper which covers all meals, lodging, and camp T-shirt. For more information call 423/488-4340.B23S24

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    Everyone is invited to attend the Paws and Claws Animal Shelter membership meeting planned for June 14 at the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative meeting room at 97 Resource Road, off US 127 in Dunlap. The meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. Come help them as they work to build an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley area.

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    The Mt. Crest Fire Department will have their monthly breakfast June 16, from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The Fire Department will be open on Friday, June 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for donations. All proceeds go for the upkeep of the fire hall, gas, equipment they use during a fire or setting up a landing zone.

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         Second Chance Pet Group has volunteers waiting on calls for spay and neutering help. Pikeville and Dunlap scheduling procedures have changed and the group is working with several vets. Please call 554-4442 and leave name, phone number, best time of day to be reached, and what services are needed. Blocked private calls cannot be returned. Volunteers will try and call to make schedules.B25-29S28

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    The monthly salad luncheon at the Bledsoe County Senior Citizens Center, on Frazier Street, is Friday, June 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come enjoy a delicious homemade lunch consisting of sandwiches, assorted salads, drink and dessert for $6 per person. Proceeds help to support the Senior Center.

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         The 44th annual Angel Family Reunion is Saturday, June 23, for the descendants of Oliver and Anna Belle (Fann) Angel. The event is at the Fall Creek Falls Community Center from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Family members and friends of the family are invited and encouraged to attend. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and a drink for lunch at noon. Come early and enjoy the day of fun, fellowship, and planned activities. For more information, contact Arva Angel Fisher at 850-712-0172. B25

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    Lee Station Church of God is having a benefit to help with funeral expenses for Mitch Bolin on Saturday, June 23 from noon until 3:00 p.m. Choice of food includes BBQ, baked beans, slaw, chili, hot dogs, spaghetti, desserts, drinks, and bread sticks. Come enjoy a delicious meal for a donation to help the family with his expenses. For information contact Teddy Smith at 554-3829.

  • All day

    Game Night at Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department, located at 13002 Summer City Road in Spring City, is being held Saturday, June 23 starting at 5:00 p.m. EDT for the concessions and games will begin at 6 p.m. Proceeds help support the department and community center activities. Everyone is invited.

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    Fall Creek Falls Fire Department, 24897 Route 30, is hosting a breakfast and community yard sale on Saturday, June 23 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come set up a table to sell your items. Breakfast consists of scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, sausage, bacon, country ham, fried bologna, hashbrown potatoes, fruit, coffee, orange juice, and milk for $7 per plate.

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         Frostbite House of Prayer is having homecoming on June 24. Sunday School is 10:00 a.m. EST and worship service is 11:10 a.m. EST. There will be no night service. B25

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    The 83rd Kelly Reunion is being held Sunday, June 24 at noon at Citizens Tri-County Bank’s Training Center, 15699 Rankin Avenue, Dunlap. Hosted by the Crit Kelly family.

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    Discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future is happening at Winesap Free Will Baptist Church, on the Bledsoe-Cumberland County line. Vacation Bible School is June 25-29 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. Call Pastor Bro. Adam Hargis at 788-3458 or 787-7308, or Laura Brewer at 788-3559 or 260-2835 for more information.

  • All day

    A representative with Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) is going to be at the Bledsoe County Courthouse on Tuesday, June 26 at 11:00 a.m. If you have legal problems with housing/mortgage/foreclosure, consumer, health/benefits/food stamps, family, unemployment or senior, and qualify for free legal assistance, you can apply for help. Applicants must meet federal poverty and LAET priority guidelines. For more information, please call (423) 756-4013. LAET does not practice criminal law.

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    The Board of Directors at Wesley Chapel Cemetery would like to kindly remind families with flowers on the ground at the grave of a loved one to remove them before June 30. This will aide in the upkeep of the grounds of the cemetery. After June 30, arrangements may be removed at the discretion of the groundskeeper.

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    A Star Spangled Celebration is planned for the Pikeville Farmers Market on Saturday June 30 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. A concert will be held with Carrie Hassler and the Nickel Row Band, followed by George Reed Memorial fireworks a bit after 9:00. Organizers invite everyone to bring a chair, grab the family, and tell a neighbor. Entertainment, watermelons, and kids corner are sponsored by Citizens Tri-County Bank. B24S25