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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    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