Electrical ‘boom’ wakes up Pikeville residents

A loud boom in downtown Pikeville startled some residents awake on Friday, May 24, after a transformer fuse blew near Scotties Restaurant, according to Manager Mike Deakins of Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative’s Pikeville office. Deakins said the fuse, made of porcelain, had a ‘disconnect’ and blew around 6:30 a.m. The equipment was older and could have been…

Bledsoe County to receive buses from VW Settlement

Bledsoe County Schools were selected to receive five new diesel school buses from the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced today. Bledsoe was one of 39 entities to receive funds from the grant program, which totaled $8.8 million to support school bus replacement across the state. For…

BCHS recognized for traffic safety education

Bledsoe County High School was awarded the 2018-2019 Gold Traffic Safety Award for completing activities with the Reduce TN Crashes program, along with five other high schools in the state. For more see the May 23 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Board considers ouster of Pendergrass

School Board Member Vince Pendergrass allegedly recently violated sanctions imposed on him by the Bledsoe County Board of Education in September, forcing the Board to meet in a special called meeting next Tuesday, May 28, to possibly begin ouster proceedings. The Board will meet to determine if Pendergrass “is to be referred to the District…

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  • All day

    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    A new Al-Anon  meeting has started in Pikeville every Saturday at 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the Mt. Crest United Methodist Church, 32979 State Route, Pikeville. If you have been bothered by someone’s drinking, Al-Anon may be able to help. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends who believe their lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. B19S20

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    On Tuesday, May 14th, at 6:30 p.m., the Dill Community Center meeting is being held at the center. For the past year, workers have been doing various improvements to the center and the financial/physical help has been appreciated. The gym has been improved and now workers hope to expand the revitalization to other parts of the old school which is used by many. Your help and creativity are needed for this to happen. At Tuesday’s meeting, they plan to discuss ideas and suggestions you have for the future improvements to the facility. Please come join them as they make plans to continue the life of Dill Community Center. Please call James or Anna Daggett at 423-802-7545 or 423-702-0673 for more information. B18S19

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    Decoration at Beach Cemetery is Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. If you would like to make a donation send it to Beach Cemetery, in care of Alene Smith, 4663 Riggs Road, Pikeville, TN 37367. Questions, call 423-447-6706. BT20

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    Iron Hill Cemetery decoration is Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend, donations for the cemetery’s upkeep can be made at First Farmers and Commercial Bank in Pikeville.B19S20

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    The Cumberland Trail State Park’s Head of Sequatchie location is open each week, Thursday through Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the 2019 summer season. Directions/Details visit http://www.friendsofthecumberlandtrail.org/directions-to-head-of-sequatchie-management-area/ or call the main Cumberland Trial office at 423-566-2229.

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    On Thursday, May 23, the Bledsoe County High School Football team is wrapping up its spring practice on the James T. Warden Football Field. This practice is open to the public from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and watch them practice. At the conclusion of the practice, everyone is going to be able to meet the members of the 2019 BCHS Football team along with the coaching staff. B21

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    Blankenship Cemetery’s decoration is Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. Donations for the upkeep of the cemetery will be taken then or you can mail them to Johnny Blankenship, 282 Blankenship Road, Pikeville, TN 37367. B20S21

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    Plainview Freewill Baptist Church will be hosting a special service on Sunday, May 26, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The morning’s sermon is being delivered by Nathan Hargis, and a covered dish meal is being provided for everyone immediately following service. At 2:00 p.m., featured singer Bro. Tim Davis, plus other local singers, are performing for everyone. Pastor Estel Bilbrey and his congregation invite everyone to attend. Please come out and support Nathan and the local gospel singers. For more info, call 423-881-5374. B21

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    Decoration for Blackburn Cemetery is Sunday, May 26 at 2:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend, donations for the upkeep can be mailed to Linda Sapp, 102 Hailey Madison Lane, Pikeville, TN 37367.B20S21

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    The Minyard and Hettie Reagan family reunion is Sunday, May 26 at the Sampson Freewill Baptist Church Activity Center. They are gathering noon to 12:30 p.m. for a covered dish meal. All family and friends are welcome. For more information call Debbie Burgess at 881-3428.B20S21