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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July
  • 06

    Benefit for Ross House and County Museum

    All day
    Jul-06-19

    Bobby Loyd’s famous grilled chicken is being served to benefit the Dr. James A. Ross House and Bledsoe County Museum on Saturday, July 6. Donna and Bobby Loyd are sponsoring the fund raiser from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the area of the Farmers Market in downtown Pikeville during the Cruise-In and Summer Nights band concert. Bledsoe County Historical Society members are helping serve the grilled chicken sandwich, chips, water and homemade chocolate chip cookies for $7 per bag. Come early and help support the continued preservation of the Dr. Ross House and Bledsoe County Museum. B26-27S27

  • 17

    Volleyball and basketball camp

    All day
    Jul-17-19-Jul-19-19

    On July 17-19, Bledsoe County High School’s volleyball team is hosting its annual fund raiser volleyball/basketball camp for girls second through eighth grade. Camp is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day at a cost of $175 for both camps. Campers receive a basketball, volleyball and daily lunch. Registration on July 17 begins at 7:00 a.m. If attending the basketball camp only, the cost is $100, and starts at 8:00 a.m. each day. Basketball campers can be picked up at 11:30 a.m. and will receive lunch and a basketball. If attending the volleyball camp only, the cost is $100 and campers can be dropped off at 11:30 a.m. with lunch provided along with a volleyball. If any questions please text or call Beverly Tarver at (423) 309-6414. B26S27

  • 20

    Bayless family reunion

    All day
    Jul-20-19

    The Alexander and Carrie Bayless family reunion is Saturday, July 20 at Fall Creek Falls Community Center beginning at 10:00 a.m. Please bring a covered dish to share at noon. Plates, cups, cutlery and serving pieces are provided. Come join the family. BT26S27