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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Events

< 2019 >
April
  • 03

    Pre-K registration planned

    All day
    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

  • 16

    Legal Aid rep available

    All day
    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

  • 18

    Bake sale at nursing home

    All day
    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

  • 20

    Clothes closet scheduled

    All day
    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

  • 21

    Community Free Will Baptist holding Easter Service

    All day
    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