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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June 12
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    Library to hold summer reading

    All day
    Jun-12-19-Jul-24-19

    This Bledsoe County Public Library’s summer reading program, A Universe of Stories, kicks off on Thursday, June 6 at 1:00 p.m. at the library with Joyce Carroll and Friends. To complete the program children must read or listen to at least 10 books during the summer. Sign up any time and avoid the dreaded “summer slump.” As a special incentive to getting started, Kathie Britt is doing a Story Hour each Wednesday beginning June 12 at 1:00 p.m. and continue through July 24.

    The library will close at noon on June 6, the day of the kickoff, and reopen around 3:00 p.m. for regular library business. A special party, to be announced later, is being planned for those children who complete the summer reading program. Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call 447-2817 or email cknightbcpl@bledsoe.net for more information.