Electrical ‘boom’ wakes up Pikeville residents

A loud boom in downtown Pikeville startled some residents awake on Friday, May 24, after a transformer fuse blew near Scotties Restaurant, according to Manager Mike Deakins of Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative’s Pikeville office. Deakins said the fuse, made of porcelain, had a ‘disconnect’ and blew around 6:30 a.m. The equipment was older and could have been…

Bledsoe County to receive buses from VW Settlement

Bledsoe County Schools were selected to receive five new diesel school buses from the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced today. Bledsoe was one of 39 entities to receive funds from the grant program, which totaled $8.8 million to support school bus replacement across the state. For…

BCHS recognized for traffic safety education

Bledsoe County High School was awarded the 2018-2019 Gold Traffic Safety Award for completing activities with the Reduce TN Crashes program, along with five other high schools in the state. For more see the May 23 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Board considers ouster of Pendergrass

School Board Member Vince Pendergrass allegedly recently violated sanctions imposed on him by the Bledsoe County Board of Education in September, forcing the Board to meet in a special called meeting next Tuesday, May 28, to possibly begin ouster proceedings. The Board will meet to determine if Pendergrass “is to be referred to the District…

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Events

< 2018 >
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

  • 01

    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