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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    Dunlap Neuter Scooter is offering SPAYghetti with balls or NEUTERED 13×9 family size pan of spaghetti, meatballs and garlic bread on Friday, October 4. Pick up your order at the Sequatchie County Rescue Squad between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Proceeds go towards spaying/neutering Sequatchie Valley pets. BT38S39

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    Everyone is invited to attend the Paws and Claws Animal Shelter meeting on October 10 at the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative Meeting Room, 97 Resource Road off of U.S. Highway 127 north in Dunlap. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. Come help them as we work to build an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley area.

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    Winesap Freewill Baptist Church is holding its annul Men’s Bible Conference on Saturday, October 12 at the church with Bro. Casey Oakes as the speaker. Registration is at 9:00 a.m. and the conference begins at 9:30 a.m. For directions or more information call Bro. Adam Hargis at 931-788-3458. B41

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    David Smith is leading a Gospel Meeting at Sequatchie Valley church of Christ at 7:00 p.m. nightly from October 13 to 17. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. A fellowship meal follows the Sunday morning services. Everyone is invited to attend the church, State Route 30 east of Pikeville.

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    Mt. Crest United Methodist Church invites all to its services every Sunday at 11:00 a.m., with breakfast served on the second Sunday of the month from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Donations from breakfasts go to local charities. Come meet our new pastor, Pastor Greg Bartley. B41-42S42

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    The Bledsoe County Nursing Home/Hospital Advisory Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the chapel/conference room of the Nursing Home.B41

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    Uplands Lifelong Learning Institute presents In the Footsteps of Saint Francis: Exploring the Link Between Mysticism and Social Action by Carl McColman on Friday, October 18, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 19, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. The presentation takes place in Adshead Hall (lower level of Fletcher House on the Uplands Village Campus) 86A Church Drive, Pleasant Hill, (just off Main St. across from Pleasant Hill Elementary School). B41S42

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    The Bledsoe County Courthouse is the site for the WWII Living History display scheduled for October 19 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The display features educational talks about equipment and life in the military during that era. Displays include equipment of axis and allied forces, military encampment, re-enactors, kids corner with activities and more. This is an informative event for educational purposes for the community and to preserve the historical value and memory of WWII Veterans. B41-42S42

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    On Saturday, October 19, the Pikeville Volunteer Fire Department is holding a grilled chicken fund raiser from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the fire hall, 87 Municipal Drive in Pikeville (adjacent to the new City Hall). In addition to the grilled chicken, you get two sides, roll, dessert and drink. All proceeds benefit the fire department. They invite you to eat in or carry out. For more information call (423) 447-6222.

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    The annual Sunnyside community harvest dinner is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share and join in for food, fellowship and fun.B42S43

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    The Bledsoe County Democratic Party will have their next monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative in Pikeville. All Democrats, potential Democrats, candidates and anyone interested in attending is welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Chairman Tim Campbell at (423) 618-0514.