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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July
  • 01

    Ferguson reunion July 1

    All day
    Jul-01-18

    The 45th Ferguson Reunion is Sunday, July 1, at Fall Creek Falls shelter #5 at noon with lunch around 1:00 p.m. CST. Make plans now to attend, celebrate, and renew family ties. Bring a covered dish and photos of any item you would like to share with family and friends. B25S26

  • 01

    Openings still available in Bledsoe County Pre-K

    All day
    Jul-01-18-Jul-07-18

    There are still openings in Bledsoe County Pre-K for qualifying children who will be 4 by August 15, 2018.  For more information or to make an appointment to register your child call 447-7438.  (If no one answers, please leave a message and your call will be returned.) To register you will need your child’s birth certificate, social security number, physical shot record, proof of income, and proof of residency. You may still register without having all the documents; however, they will be required before school starts.

  • 02

    Summer Snack Pack at First Southern Baptist

    All day
    Jul-02-18

    This year, the summer meals program with the School System is only offered the month of June. First Southern Baptist Church is offering a 5-day meal program for children living in Bledsoe County from pre-K to fifth grade for the month of July to be picked up on Mondays – July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 – from noon until 5:00 p.m. If your child received snack packs during the school year, or you are interested in your child to receive a meal pack, the church will be passing these meals out at the church’s Family Ministry Center on the aforementioned days and times. Children must be living in the home in which you are picking them up for. Please contact the church office at 447-2849 for more information.

  • 05

    Monthly meeting for American Legion Post 66

    All day
    Jul-05-18

    American Legion Post 66 is holding its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 5 at 6:00 p.m. at the Veterans Hall on SR30 in Pikeville. All veterans are encouraged to attend.

  • 07

    Fund raising lunch at Luminary-Frostbite VFD

    All day
    Jul-07-18

    On Saturday, July 7, a fund-raiser lunch is being held at Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department, located at 13002 Summer City Road in Spring City, from noon to 3 p.m. EDT. Lunch includes one meat, two vegetables, one side item, bread, dessert and a beverage. Proceeds support the department and community center activities. Everyone is invited.

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