First day of early voting in county breaks records

October 20, 2020

Voters in Bledsoe County shattered first-day early voting totals for the November 3 election compared to 2016 and 2012 by large percentages. A total of 271 people voted on Wednesday, October 14 and 150 absentee ballots were returned for a total of 421 votes cast on day one, according to the Tennessee Secretary of State.…

“Colorful Bunch” wins scarecrow contest

October 20, 2020

It’s scarecrow season in Pikeville and students from all three local elementary schools submitted their best work to the Main Street Committee and Pikeville-Bledsoe County Chamber of Commerce for the annual Scarecrow Contest. This year’s contest entrants and winners are on display at the Pikeville Main Street Stage downtown until after Halloween, according to Sharon…

Aviagen feed mill on schedule

October 20, 2020

Aviagen’s $35.3 million expansion and new state-of-the-art feed mill off the U.S. 127 bypass is progressing at a steady pace and on schedule, according to Aviagen Marketing Communications Specialist Wendy Parker. The company broke ground in early August, and a flurry of activity has taken place on the site since, Parker said. “If they are…

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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