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 08 - July 14
  • 08

    Singing held July 8 at Cold Springs Baptist

    All day
    Jul-08-18

    Cold Springs Baptist Church will be holding a singing with Nadell Coleman on July 8 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Summer Snack Pack at First Southern Baptist

    All day
    Jul-08-18-Jul-14-18

    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.

  • 09

    Camp Moose on the Loose at First Baptist

    All day
    Jul-09-18

    Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church, 106 Cumberland Avenue, Pikeville, is July 9-13. Kids ages 4-18 are invited to Camp Moose on the Loose from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. each evening. For transportation call 447-2054.

    Kids’ Day Camp at First Southern Baptist

    All day
    Jul-09-18

    Kids are invited to come have fun at Kids’ Day Camp at First Southern Baptist Church July 9-12 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Campers can enjoy crafts, games, music, and more. There is a $20 fee per camper. Please call the church office for more information, (423) 447-2849.

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    No events
  • 13

    Meet Your Candidate at FCF Community Center

    All day
    Jul-13-18

    The Fall Creek Falls Community Action Group is hosting a Meet Your Candidate event on July 13 at 5:00 p.m. at the Fall Creek Falls Community Center. This is a meet and greet for candidates running for office in Bledsoe and Van Buren Counties. Each candidate has three minutes to introduce themselves and address the crowd.

    Fall Creek Falls Community Action Group is serving a pulled pork sandwich meal beginning at 4:30 p.m. The meal includes a smoked pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, slaw, chips, a snack cake and drink for a $6 donation to the Center. All proceeds benefit the center to pay utility bills and upkeep expenses of the center. Candidates who wish to participate should call Michael or Andrea Blankenship at 423-881-5154. If anyone would like to donate food items for the menu or help in serving or preparing the meal please contact the Blankenships.B28

  • 14

    Family reunion for Roberson family

    All day
    Jul-14-18

    The descendents of William and Rhoda Sartain Roberson are holding a family reunion just north of Fall Creek Falls State Park at the Community Center on Saturday, July 14. The center is located on the east side of the road, about a fourth mile from SR30 on State Highway 284 that goes to the north entrance of the park, 13692 Park Road, Pikeville. All descendents of James and Mary Fuqua Roberson and their families are invited to come and bring a covered dish lunch to be served around noon.

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