Outpouring of support at blood drive

A blood drive held in honor of nine-year-old Audrey Smith, who has been hospitalized for weeks due to a dangerous E. Coli infection, was so successful that another one is scheduled for next week.  The next Blood Assurance donation drive will be on Monday, August 26, from noon to 6:00 p.m. at First Southern Baptist…

Around 200 Animals rescued in cruelty case

UPDATE: Nearly 200 dogs and cats have been rescued in Bledsoe County by the Humane Society of the United States. Authorities were still on the scene Friday afternoon, August 16, working to complete the rescue efforts.  Due to the large number of animals, they are being transported to multiple facilities, according to Sgt. George Hodge…

Fair celebrates 100 years!

The Bledsoe County fairgrounds were buzzing with activity with the carnival being set up, exhibit entries being dropped off, and the Fair Board putting on their final touches in anticipation of the fair’s kick-off Monday afternoon, August 12. For more see the August 15 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Reel seeks transfer back to classroom

Bledsoe County Middle School Principal Melissa Reel requested a transfer back to her high school English position just before the school year began, effectively resigning her recently appointed position as principal. Reel was announced as the principal on July 25. For more see the August 15 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Commission approves 18-cent property tax increase

     The Bledsoe County Commission voted 8-4 in favor of raising property taxes 18-cents at a recessed meeting on Tuesday, August 6.      Commissioner Matt Colvard made the motion to accept the 18-cent tax increase, with an amendment that added back in money from previous 8-percent cuts in donations to charitable organizations such as Fire Departments and…

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Events

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May
  • 05

    Craft to lead Gospel Meeting

    All day
    May-05-19-May-09-19

    Wheeler Hill Church of Christ is holding a Gospel Meeting with Bro. Eddy Craft at 97 Rufus Anderson Road, Pikeville, May 5-9. Bro. Craft is with the Tri Cities School of Preaching in Elizabethton. Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m., Sunday Worship is at 11:00 a.m. and nightly services are at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • 05

    Services at Wheeler Addition Church of God

    All day
    May-05-19-Dec-29-19

    Wheeler Addition Church of God at 111 Manufacturer Road behind the hospital in Pikeville, announces its weekly services. Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m., Sunday morning worship is at 11:00 a.m., Monday Night Hour of Prayer is 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday night Family Training Hour (FTH) is at 6:00 p.m. Pastor Johnny Lebron Herd and members welcome young and old to come worship. For more information call 423-447-2075. BT18S19

  • 05

    Annual decoration planned

    All day
    May-05-19

    The annual decoration at Howard-Walker Cemetery on Lower East Valley road in Bledsoe County, is Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. Please come honor loved ones buried there. Donations for the upkeep of the cemetery can be given during decoration or can be mailed to Arthur Greer, 520 Hyatt Road, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379 or Peggy Standefer, 701 Joe Standefer Road, Pikeville, TN 37367 or Thomas A. Greer, 357 Hargis Road, Signal Mountain, TN 37377.BT18

  • 07

    Plans made for reunion

    All day
    May-07-19

    Bledsoe County High School 1974 classmates are invited to a meeting to make plans for their 45th reunion. The meeting is Tuesday, May 7, at 6:00 p.m. at West End Church of God’s Life Center. Questions, please call Cathy Smith Standefer at 423-618-1770, Sharon VanWinkle Bickford at 423-322-5801 or Janie Sapp Newby at 423-280-0548. Anyone wishing to help, please attend the meeting. BT18

  • 09

    Paws and Claws to meet

    All day
    May-09-19

    Paws and Claws Animal Shelter is having its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative meeting room, on Cumberland Avenue in Pikeville. Everyone is invited to come meet with them as they work to build an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley area.