BCMS Warriors and Lady Warriors advance to SVC Championship

The Bledsoe County Middle School Warriors and Lady Warriors advanced to the Championship Round of the Sequatchie Valley Conference Tournament. The Lady Warriors will play Thursday, January 16 at 6:20 p.m. against Sequatchie County and the Warriors will play at 7:30 p.m. against South Pittsburg. Both games will be held at Bledsoe County Middle School.…

Tennessee R.E.A.D.S. reaches record four million eBook and audiobook checkouts

Pikeville readers taking part The Tennessee Regional eBook and Audiobook Download System (R.E.A.D.S.) announced they achieved a record-breaking four million digital book checkouts in 2019, a milestone for Bledsoe County Public Library, and other local libraries in the state. This accomplishment illustrates the continued growth and importance of lending of eBooks and audiobooks along with…

Excessive force lawsuit hearing scheduled

A scheduling conference is the next step in the lawsuit against the City of Pikeville, Bledsoe County and a City and County officer. The conference is set for February 13 at the United States District Court in Chattanooga and will determine how the case moves forward. For more see the January 16 issue of The…

Several sexual assaults and high turnover rate at BCCX revealed

An audit released by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasure looking at all of Tennessee’s Department of Correction (TDOC), including Bledsoe Correctional Complex (BCCX), revealed the prison system will require “many improvements” moving forward. As for BCCX, the facility had the highest number of allegations of sexual harassment or sexual abuse between inmates and corrections…

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