Outpouring of support at blood drive

A blood drive held in honor of nine-year-old Audrey Smith, who has been hospitalized for weeks due to a dangerous E. Coli infection, was so successful that another one is scheduled for next week.  The next Blood Assurance donation drive will be on Monday, August 26, from noon to 6:00 p.m. at First Southern Baptist…

Around 200 Animals rescued in cruelty case

UPDATE: Nearly 200 dogs and cats have been rescued in Bledsoe County by the Humane Society of the United States. Authorities were still on the scene Friday afternoon, August 16, working to complete the rescue efforts.  Due to the large number of animals, they are being transported to multiple facilities, according to Sgt. George Hodge…

Fair celebrates 100 years!

The Bledsoe County fairgrounds were buzzing with activity with the carnival being set up, exhibit entries being dropped off, and the Fair Board putting on their final touches in anticipation of the fair’s kick-off Monday afternoon, August 12. For more see the August 15 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Reel seeks transfer back to classroom

Bledsoe County Middle School Principal Melissa Reel requested a transfer back to her high school English position just before the school year began, effectively resigning her recently appointed position as principal. Reel was announced as the principal on July 25. For more see the August 15 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Commission approves 18-cent property tax increase

     The Bledsoe County Commission voted 8-4 in favor of raising property taxes 18-cents at a recessed meeting on Tuesday, August 6.      Commissioner Matt Colvard made the motion to accept the 18-cent tax increase, with an amendment that added back in money from previous 8-percent cuts in donations to charitable organizations such as Fire Departments and…

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Events

< 2018 >
August
  • 01

    New way to reserve at Falls

    All day
    Aug-01-18-Dec-31-18

    The Fall Creek Falls Community Center, located at 13692 Park Road, Pikeville, has a new reservation bookkeeper. For any questions or to reserve the building for your next event, contact Andrea Blankenship at 423-881-5154. If you already have made reservations for this year, please call to confirm. B31S32

  • 02

    Pikeville Elementary Kindergarten parent meeting

    All day
    Aug-02-18

    Pikeville Elementary is hosting a Kindergarten parent meeting on Thursday, August 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. Parents of kindergarten students attending Pikeville Elementary are invited to come meet teachers: Cynde Perry, Christy Borgialli, Cassie Miller and Chrissy Brown; and Principal James Ellis. Hear about the phase in schedule for your child, new routines, paperwork, expectations, question and answer time. Your child does not have to attend. If you did not preregister your child in May 2018, please do so on registration day Wednesday, August 1 at the school from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. For more information call the school at 447-2457.BS31

  • 02

    Meeting planned for American Legion Post 66

    All day
    Aug-02-18

    American Legion Post 66 is meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Veterans Hall in Pikeville on Thursday, August 2. All members are urged to attend.BS31

  • 03

    Nine Mile Fire Co. has 127 Yard Sale spaces

    All day
    Aug-03-18-Aug-04-18

    The Nine Mile Fire Co. is renting spaces for the 127 Yard Sale for Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4. Spaces are $10 for an outside spot and $20 to be under the pavilion. Spaces are first come first served and open to anyone. If you would like to reserve a spot or have questions please call or text Shauna DeBord at 423-827-4418. Proceeds raised benefit the fire department.BS29

  • 04

    Cagle Cemetery decoration set for August 4

    All day
    Aug-04-18

    Decoration at Cagle Cemetery on Brockdell Mountain is Saturday, August 4. Donations can be made for upkeep of the cemetery on Saturday. If you are unable to attend, donations can be mailed to Keith Smith, 9898 Brockdell Road, Pikeville, TN 37367.BTS31