Over half of county makes less than basic living costs

Bledsoe County has one of the highest percentages of working people earning less than the basic cost of living out of all of Tennessee’s counties, with households in the City of Pikeville faring even worse percentage-wise than the County as a whole. ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, which are households…

City gets $550k grant for new sewer plant

Pikeville and 65 other Tennessee communities were recently approved to receive a portion of $26.7 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The $525,000 grant will be used to construct a new wastewater treatment plant for the Pikeville sewer system, Pikeville Mayor Philip Cagle said. The…

Fred’s shutting down, Walgreens buys patient accounts

Fred’s Pharmacy in Pikeville officially closed its doors on October 16 and patient accounts were transferred to Walgreens in Dayton after the company bought out 185 stores across the south earlier this year. The retail portion of the store closed late this summer. For more, see the October 17 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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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

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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