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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    Apr-03-19-Apr-05-19

    Pre-K registration in Bledsoe County will be held Wednesday, April 3 at Cecil B. Rigsby Elementary; Thursday, April 4 at Mary V. Wheeler Elementary; and Friday, April 5 at Pikeville Elementary from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. each day. Children must be four years old by August 15, 2019. The following are needed to register: proof of residency (electric, gas or water bill in parent’s/guardian’s name), certified copy of birth certificate, immunization record, record of physical, Social Security card and proof of income. If documents cannot be obtained by registration dates, children can still be registered. Only Bledsoe County residents are eligible to apply. For more information, call 447-2914.B10S11

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    Apr-16-19

    Representatives with Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) are going to be at the Bledsoe County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 16 at 11:00 a.m. to conduct local client intake interview sessions in Pikeville. If you have civil legal problems with housing, consumer, veteran’s benefits and government benefits issues such as food stamps, unemployment benefits and TennCare, and qualify for free legal assistance, you can apply for help. For more information, please call (423) 756-4013. B13S14

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    Apr-18-19

    The Bledsoe County Nursing Home Activities Department is hosting a fundraising bake sale on April 18 in the Nursing Home dining room from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or until all baked goods are gone. Proceeds help the residents enjoy every day to the fullest with more activities, special snacks or take out meals. For more information call Activities Director Sharla Harris at (423) 447-5388. B15S16

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    Apr-20-19

    On Saturday, April 20 Winesap Free Will Baptist Church will open its clothes closet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The clothes closet will be open every first and third Saturday of each month until further notice. Anyone needing clothes or who knows someone who does can come by at this time. The church will have nice clothes for work, play and dress of all sizes at no charge. The church is located on Lantana Road (Hwy. 101) at the Bledsoe-Cumberland county line. For information call Betty White at (423) 881-3032 or Verna Dyer at (931) 260-4582. B16

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    Apr-21-19

    Community Free Will Baptist Church is holding its Easter Service on Sunday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m. EST. Dinner immediately follows the service along with an Easter egg hunt.B16

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    Apr-23-19

    Enjoy delicious sliders and homemade desserts at Pikeville United Methodist Church on Main Street, on Tuesday, April 23, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There is no charge, no offering, no sermon—nothing but friendship and food. Everyone is welcome. B16S17

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    Apr-23-19

    The UT-TSU Bledsoe County Extension office has planned a Master Small Ruminant Class this Spring. Meetings will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on April 23rd 6:00 p.m. at the Extension office. Topics will include Forages, Fences, Lambing, Facilities, Health, Genetics and much more. Pre-registration is asked. The fee for the class will be $75 for individuals and $100 for couples. For more information, please contact the UT-TSU Extension office at 423-447-2451. B11S12

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    Apr-26-19-Apr-27-19

    Mt. Crest Church of God of Prophecy, just off State Route 30 on Beaver Hill Road, is holding a yard sale – rain or shine – on Friday and Saturday, April 26-17, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lots of clothing, household, collector items and much more.B17

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    Apr-26-19

    On Friday, April 26, a Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Main Street Committee, is being held at  Mt. Airy Golf Course, north of Dunlap.  Big $25,000 hole in one prize on a select hole. Numerous prizes, awards and trophies. Contact Cliff Fowler,  813-690-6888, for additional information, to sign-up, sponsor, and volunteer. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and a shotgun start is at 8:00 a.m. BT17

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