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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July 22 - July 28
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    Cemetery needing donations

    All day
    Jul-22-18-Aug-22-18

    Anyone having family buried at the Dodson Cemetery off Old State Hwy. 28 that was cared for by the late Jackie Cagle, donations are needed for the upkeep and mowing of the grounds. Donations will be accepted Sunday, July 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the cemetery or they can be mailed to Nancy Cagle, P.O. Box 99, Pikeville, TN 37367. Among those families with loved ones buried are Keener, Dodson, Cagle, Higdon, Singleton, Holland, Goins, Hale, Helton, Trussell, Reynolds, Kirby, Glabe, Hitchcox and McConnell. B29

    Homecoming and revival at Mooneyham FWB

    All day
    Jul-22-18

    Mooneyham Free Will Baptist Church is holding Homecoming on July 22. Sunday morning service is at 10:00 a.m. with Midnight Cry singing at 1:30 p.m. Revival follows beginning Monday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. with Bro. Jamey Pack and Bro. Matthew Meeks. The church is located at 89 Herb Mooneyham Road in Van Buren County. Bro. Wayne Sullivan and congregation invite everyone to attend.BS29

    Rapture Ready to sing at Plainview FWB

    All day
    Jul-22-18

    Special singing to be held at Plainview Free Will Baptist Church is Sunday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m. with featured singing by Rapture Ready. A meal is being served prior to the singing at noon. Everyone is welcome. The church is located just off of Highway 30 at 275 Plainview Church Road. For more info, please call 423-881-5374 or 931-267-2704.BS29

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    West End Vacation Bible School is July 23-27

    All day
    Jul-23-18-Jul-27-18

    West End Church of God in Pikeville is having Vacation Bible School from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. nightly July 23 – 27. This is for all ages, Pre-K through high school. This year a Family Night is Friday, July 27 with the children graduating, hot dogs served, and a bounce house and games. Parents and friends are encouraged to come with the children this night to share in the fun. Everyone is invited and welcome to bring friends. If you have questions or would like to register your child, please call or text Shauna DeBord at 423-827-4418.BS29

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    Open Table at Pikeville United Methodist

    All day
    Jul-24-18

    Beat the heat with a summer salad bar and all the fixings with ice cream sundaes for dessert. Come into the cool at the Open Table at Pikeville United Methodist Church on Main Street, Tuesday, July 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be no charge, no offering, no sermon—nothing but friendship and food. Everyone is welcome, especially the kids.BS29

    Blood drive at Sampson Free Will Baptist Church

    All day
    Jul-24-18

    Sampson Free Will Baptist Church is hosting its community blood drive on July 24 from 2-7 p.m. This is the fourth year anniversary for the blood drives. The need for donors has never been greater. The people of this area have been amazing over the years and because of their kindness many lives have been touched. For each pint collected up to three lives can be saved.BS29

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    Revival planned July 25-27

    All day
    Jul-25-18-Jul-27-18

      Revival with Bro. Eric Wood is planned at Lone Oak Baptist Church, July 25-27, at 7:00 each night. Pastor Johnny Adcox and congregation invite everyone to attend. B29S30

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    Benefit auction for Benny Songer on July 28

    All day
    Jul-28-18

    On July 28, a benefit auction is being held for Benny Songer at West End Church of God’s Family Life Center at 6:00 p.m. Proceeds from the auction, food and music go towards the purchase of a mobile home. The Songers lost their home to fire recently. Tickets are available for a gun to be given away. All help is appreciated.BS29-30

    Dill Community Center workday planned

    All day
    Jul-28-18

    Workday at Dill Community Center on Brockdell Mountain is Saturday, July 28, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Help needed with painting and clean-up. Lunch will be provided. For information, call James and Anna Daggett 423-802-7545 or Clyde and Mary Holland 423-554-3155.BTS29-30

    Breakfast with invited candidates

    All day
    Jul-28-18

    Fall Creek Falls Fire Department’s breakfast with candidates for election that have been invited is Saturday, July 28 from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Fall Creek Falls Fire Department, 24897 Route 30 west of Pikeville. Come enjoy biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, pancakes, hashbrown potatoes, bacon, sausage, country ham, fried bologna, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk for $7 per plate. B28-30S29-30