Bledsoe has highest per capita suicide rate in 2018

Bledsoe County Mayor Gregg Ridley and Pikeville Mayor Philip Cagle both signed proclamation last week declaring September Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Bledsoe County. In a Bledsoe County Health Council meeting last week, it was reveled by Southeast Regional Director of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN), Rachel Gearinger, MPH, that Bledsoe County actually had…

Audit finds ECD failed to mitigate risks in grant monitoring of TCA

Plus: More charges expected against Sadruddins by D.A.  The misfortune of Pikeville, Bledsoe County, the State of Tennessee, and the United States governments revolving around Textile Corporation of America’s (TCA) fraudulent venture to create a textile mill in the city was focused on in a scathing audit of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community…

Pikeville man indicted for rape of a child

A 20-year-old Pikeville man was indicted in August by the Bledsoe County Grand Jury on charges including child rape, according to court documents, but was just recently arrested on the charges after being released from Rhea County Jail The Grand Jury returned two indictments against Austin Hughes of Aggravated Sexual Battery and Rape of a…

Shots fired on Erlanger Bledsoe grounds, no injuries or charges

A shooting incident on the grounds of Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital last week did not lead to charges, but 12th Judicial District Attorney Mike Taylor was made aware of the incident. Taylor said no charges have been filed, at least yet. On Tuesday, September 15, officers were dispatched to the hospital area for possible shots fired,…

Bledsoe-Sequatchie rivalry game time changed

The annual Bledsoe-Sequatchie rivalry game was originally set to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25 at BCHS but that time has been changed to 6:30 p.m. This change was agreed on by both schools to allow the game to be broadcast as the Chattanooga Rivalry Game of the Week on the CW Chattanooga…

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Events

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June 24 - June 30
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    Frostbite having homecoming

    All day
    Jun-24-18

         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

    Kelly reunion set for June 24 in Dunlap

    All day
    Jun-24-18

    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.

  • 25

    VBS at Winesap Free Will Baptist Church

    All day
    Jun-25-18-Jun-29-18

    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.

  • 26

    Legal Aid of East Tennessee rep in Pikeville

    All day
    Jun-26-18

    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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    Mowing time at Wesley Chapel Cemetery

    All day
    Jun-30-18

    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.

    Star Spangled Celebration planned

    All day
    Jun-30-18

    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   

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