Commission votes to keep current property tax rate

Bledsoe County taxpayers will not see a tax rate increase this year, after commissioners voted to leave the rate the same as the 2018-2019 budget year at the County Commission meeting on Monday, July 15. Commissioners Tim Campbell, Brent Griffith, Robert Reece, Tanya Roberson, Ronald Sapp, Junior Hankins, and Ruth Burton voted to keep the…

DA reviewing Pendergrass ouster case

District Attorney Mike Taylor said he is reviewing information related to the ouster proceedings of Board of Education Member Vince Pendergrass and will make a decision on whether to proceed in the next few days. For more see the July 11 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Fleeing federal suspect struck police cruiser, still on loose

A high speed chase by the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department led to damage to a police cruiser and a federal fugitive evading arrest. Timothy (Tim) Edward Barnes, 52, of Jasper, Georgia, fled police after crashing into the patrol car of Deputy Matt Brock during the incident on Wheeler Mountain. For more see the July 11…

Gov. Bill Lee makes first official visit to Pikeville

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee [R] made his first official visit to Pikeville since taking office earlier this year on Tuesday, July 9, speaking with citizens about his priorities as Governor and answering a few questions on the steps of the Bledsoe County Courthouse. Joining Gov. Lee were State Senator Paul Bailey [R-Sparta] and State Representative…

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Events

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September
  • 01

    Luminary-Frostbite VFD holding lunch fundraiser

    All day
    Sep-01-18

    On the first Saturday, September 1, Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department is holding fund raising lunch at the department located at 13002 Summer City Road in Spring City. It is held from noon until 3:00 p.m. EDT. Lunch includes one entree, two vegetables, one side item, bread, dessert and a beverage for an $8 donation. Proceeds help support the department. Everyone is invited.BS35

  • 01

    Country breakfast served by Rescue Squad

    All day
    Sep-01-18

    Join the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad on the bypass in Pikeville for a country breakfast on Saturday, September 1 from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. Enjoy sausage, country ham, fried bologna, bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, biscuits, gravy and drinks all for $6 per plate. Proceeds benefit the operations of the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad.BS35

  • 01

    Old Fashioned Brush Arbor underway

    All day
    Sep-01-18

    Services are nightly at 7:00 p.m. at the Old Fashioned Brush Arbor being held at 934 Lumber Lane, Dayton through September 1. Guest speakers include Paul Daniels, Gladden Cole, Audie May, Wayne Miller, Stanley Faulkner and Paul Lawson.BS35

  • 01

    Benefit ride to help with Prater’s funeral expenses

    All day
    Sep-01-18

    On Saturday, September 1, a benefit ride is being held for Clayburn “Goob” Prater to help with funeral expenses. The ride starts at Roger Wooden’s house on the Old CC Road in Brockdell at 10:00 a.m. Food will be available after the ride. At 5:00 p.m. an auction is planned. All donations are appreciated. For more info call DeWayne Prater, (931) 316-1641; Calvin Wooden, (423) 309-1258; or Shirl Wooden, (423) 554-3158.BS35

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    Clothes closet at Winesap Free Will Baptist

    All day
    Sep-01-18

    On Saturday, September 1 Winesap Free Will Baptist Church will open its clothes closet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The clothes closet will be open every first and third Saturday of each month until further notice. Anyone needing clothes or who knows someone who does can come by at this time. The church will have nice clothes for work, play and dress of all sizes at no charge. The church is located on Lantana Road (Hwy. 101) at the Bledsoe-Cumberland county line. For information call Betty White at (423) 881-3032 or Verna Dyer at (931) 260-4582.BS35