Reece appointed to fill vacant commission seat

Robert Reece was appointed by Bledsoe County Commissioners as replacement for recently resigned commissioner Shayne Bickford (District 1, Part C) at their meeting on Monday, June 24. For more, see the June 27 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

Court rules textile building foreclosure can proceed

The Pikeville plant and headquarters of Textile Corporation of America (TCA) can be foreclosed upon by a Florida loan company, Chancellor Melissa Blevins-Willis ruled in a two-hour hearing in Jasper on Friday, June 21. The hearing revolved around whether or not the Florida company, Whoriskey, Inc., could move forward with foreclosure of the building on…

Swafford starts digital dental lab in Bledsoe County, hopes to create jobs

In an area that is known for mostly farming jobs with few exceptions, Jill Swafford wants to be able to provide a different career opportunity for not only her family but others, with her recently opened Oaks Dental Designs digital dental lab on Summer City Road. For more, see the June 20 issue of The…

Commissioner to be appointed

Bledsoe County Commissioners will appoint a replacement member next Monday, June 24, to fill the seat of Commissioner Shayne Bickford (District 1- Part C) who resigned last month. For more, see the June 20 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner, on newsstands now.

Sherman charged with attempted murder

An attempted murder charge and two other felony charges were filed against Garrett A. Sherman, 32, of Pikeville, after a shooting incident in Pikeville over the weekend. Pikeville Police Officer Ricky Hodge was dispatched to 233 Spring Street for a “Jeep driving by someone’s house with a gun” while he was at the Bledsoe County…

Crash shuts down U.S. 127 for hours

A non-injury crash on U.S. Highway 127 near Bledsoe County High School left the road closed for over six hours on Wednesday evening, June 12. The drivers were both from out of town, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Sgt. Alan Bailey. A box truck struck the southbound side of a concrete bridge and required…

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    Feb-04-19

    On February 4, Pikeville Thrift & Lifestyle Center is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 38907 SR 30, Pikeville. This is a non-profit organization created to supply the community with life’s daily necessities including clothes, household items, toys, health items and more at deeply discounted prices. Stop smoking, addiction prevention, healthy cooking, crafts, money management, weight management, disaster planning, and more. All proceeds from the thrift store go back into the center and the local community. For more information, please contact Fran Jones at 423-448-0036 or Laura Arner at 423-448-1987.B5S6

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    Feb-07-19

    The Sons of the Confederate Veterans invite the public to its meeting on February 7 at 6:00 p.m. at Cold Springs Baptist Church, US Highway 127 north of Pikeville. They are celebrating Black History Month and guest speakers are Constance and Michael Willingham, Sr. They are giving a presentation on Black History from this area and their family. Light refreshments are being served. All are welcome. B5S6

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    Feb-07-19-Mar-19-19

    The University of Tennessee Extension Sequatchie County and the University of Tennessee–Tennessee State University Extension in Bledsoe County is offering an Extension Master Gardener Intern Class this winter. The fee for the class is $150, and classes are being held Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 7- March 19, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at UT-TSU Extension Bledsoe County office, 3150 Main Street Suite 100, Pikeville. Information can be found on-line at http://tiny.utk.edu/SVMG or by contacting Sheldon Barker, UT Extension Sequatchie County, 170 Church Street, Dunlap, or at sdbarker@utk.edu or 423-949-2611. BT2S3

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    Feb-11-19-Mar-11-19

    The University of Tennessee Extension Bledsoe County holding a series of courses called Monogram Mondays where participants are taught how to utilize a vinyl cutting machine, with a Cricut machine being used during the workshops. The first workshop on self-adhesive vinyl is February 11th from noon to 3 p.m. at the UT-TSU Extension office. Participants will make take home projects such as a monogrammed charger plate and a cake carrier. The second workshop features heat transfer vinyl and glass etching is on February 18th from 5 to 8 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their own solid color T-shirt to put a pocket-sized white monogram on. The third workshop on vinyl signs is March 11th from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost of each workshop is $20 per participant. Call 447-2451 today to sign up as space is limited.B5-6S6

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    Feb-21-19

    VFW Post 5033 is holding a meeting on Thursday, February 21 at the Veterans Hall in Pikeville at 6:00 p.m. All members are urged to attend.

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    Feb-24-19

    The Bledsoe County Rescue Squad will be serving dinner on Sunday, February 24, from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Members will be serving spaghetti casserole with salad, a roll or garlic bread, a drink, and Little Debbie cakes. Everyone is invited to stop by and grab a plate for $8.00 each. The regularly scheduled monthly country breakfast will resume on Saturday, March 2.

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    Feb-28-19-Dec-31-19

    The Pikeville Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at First Southern Baptist Church, 2827 Main Street in Pikeville for Big Book Study at 6:00 p.m. on Mondays ,and 12 Steps & 12 Traditions book study is at 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays in the lower level of the building. Both are open AA meetings and all are welcome to attend. BS10