Bledsoe County Fair features rodeo and more

The 101st Bledsoe County Fair is going to be held August 13-15, although with certain restrictions as recommended by the Tennessee Association of Fairs (TAF) and Governor Bill Lee due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Because of social distancing regulations, the Fair will be scaled back, but just as fun and memorable,” Board members said in…

School-specific reopening plans, plus virtual learning application period extended

The Bledsoe County Board of Education approved a plan to reopen schools beginning on August 25 during its meeting on Monday, August 10. In the meeting some, but not all details, of the reopening plan were discussed. The details discussed publicly at Monday’s meeting are in this week’s issue of The Bledsonian-Banner, and will be…

Ben Farmer elected to School Board

Results of the AUGUST 6, 2020, Bledsoe County General Election and State/Federal Primaries are below. Note, these are BLEDSOE COUNTY RESULTS ONLY, and do not necessarily represent the state winner. These results have not yet been certified. More details on the vote will be in the AUGUST 13 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner. ELECTION RESULTS  [BOLD…

Pikeville man indicted for child rape, arrested in Florida

A 64-year-old Pikeville man was indicted last week by the Bledsoe County Grand Jury on a charge of child rape, according to court documents. Bruce Michael Maddox was arrested in Titusville, Florida on the charge of Child Rape, according to Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department Investigator George Hodge. Hodge said Maddox is set to be extradited back…

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    Rain or shine, the June 1 downtown Pikeville activities are happening. The Farmers Market is from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., the Cruise-in is being held while the band True Grit entertains. Then from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., the Sullivan Band is going to be on stage performing. Mark your calendar and come enjoy the afternoon and evening in beautiful downtown Pikeville.

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    A Windmill Quilt by Kudzu Cottage is to be given away on June 8 with the funds from the ticket sales going to the Pikeville Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets are available Monday through Saturday at Kudzu Cottage, across the street from the fire hall. B21S22

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    The June 2019 Bledsoe County Nursing Home Board and Erlanger Advisory Board Meetings have been scheduled for Monday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting is being held in the Chapel/Conference Room of the Nursing Home. B23

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    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 [email protected] for more information.

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    The 13th Tennessee Cavalry will meet Thursday, June 13, at 6:00 p.m. at the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad. Ed Butler, former Division Commander will be speaking on Southerners having nothing to apologize for. His father personally knew 25 Confederate Veterans. Following the event, there will be a book signing on his latest release Memory Lane Was a Gravel Road for Eight Generations. Light refreshments will be served. Every one is welcome. B24

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    Everyone is invited to attend the Paws and Claws Animal Shelter meeting on June 13 at the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative meeting room, 97 Resource Road in Dunlap. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. Come  meet them and help as they work to build an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley area. BT23S24

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    Brayton Cemetery’s annual meeting is coming up on June 18. It is being held at the Brayton Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 7:00 p.m. EST. If you cannot come and you would like to make a donation, please send it to Tammy Hudson, 553 H.B. Green Road, Graysville, TN 37338. Any questions, call Hudson at (423) 554-3752 or (423) 902-2055. All donations are greatly appreciated.BT24

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    The Arc Tennessee, a statewide organization advocating for people with disabilities and their families, is holding a family forum Thursday, June 20, at the Pikeville Municipal Building. The meeting is free and open to the public from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. It will cover the rights to basic special education, how families can engage with schools and an introduction to services for adults with disabilities. You must register to attend. Go to

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    Fall Creek Falls Fire Department is hosting a breakfast on Saturday, June 22 from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the department, 24897 State Route 30 west of Pikeville. Menu includes biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, pancakes, hash brown potatoes, bacon, sausage, country ham, fried bologna, fruit, orange juice, coffee, and milk for $7.00 per plate. Children 10 years and younger eat for free.B24-25S25

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    Vacation Bible School at Pikeville United Methodist Church is planned from June 24-27 form 9:00 a.m. to noon with a Backyard Bible Camp. Ages 5-11 are welcome to attend the church at 7 Methodist Street, Pikeville. Please call 447-2951 if you need transportation.B24S25

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    Bring your family and friends to downtown Pikeville on Saturday, June 29 for the Star Spangled Celebration. From 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Sons of Blake takes the Main Street Stage, sponsored by Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative. The night sky will light up with fireworks after the concert. Fireworks are sponsored by Citizens Tri-County Bank.

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    The Board of Directors at Wesley Chapel Cemetery reminds families with flowers on the ground at the grave of a loved one to remove them by June 30. This will aide in the upkeep of the grounds of the cemetery, and arrangements may be removed at the discretion of the groundskeeper.B26S27

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    The Bledsoe Ministerial Association invites everyone to the Fifth Sunday Sing at the Cold Springs Baptist Church on June 30, at 6:00 p.m. The sing benefits the Bledsoe County Community Food Bank. Dinner to follow. Everyone is welcome.B26