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

< 2019 >
January
  • 01

    Clothes Closet re-opening in new year

    All day
    Jan-01-19

    The Winesap Clothes Closet is closing until the new year. It will not be open on the first Saturday in December.

  • 12

    Al-Anon meeting planned

    All day
    Jan-12-19

    A new Al-Anon meeting has started in Pikeville every Saturday at 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the Mt. Crest United Methodist Church, 32979 State Route 30. If you have been bothered by someone’s drinking, Al-Anon may be able to help. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends who believe their lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. B2S3

  • 13

    Christmas Rapture presented

    All day
    Jan-13-19

    Sampson Free Will Baptist Church invites everyone to join them Sunday, January 13 at 6:00 p.m. for its Christmas play, A Christmas Rapture. Refreshments to follow.B2