Strong to severe storms possible tonight, tomorrow

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Morristown is advising strong to severe thunderstorms are expected tonight, July 20, near or after 7:00 p.m. The strongest storms are expected to move into the area around midnight and Saturday morning. NWS forecasts storms are possible again throughout Saturday and into the evening. “Damaging winds, large hail, and…

Give a Child a Chance Day is next Thursday

Bledsoe County school age children have the opportunity to get free school supplies at the 12th annual Give a Child a Chance Day on Thursday, July 26 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Bledsoe County High School. For more, see the July 19 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

Mace, taser used on chase suspect

A high speed pursuit between a motorcyclist and Pikeville Police ended in the arrest of Ralph Dickey, 47, and Katherine Bruce, 33, both of Pikeville. They face multiple charges from evading arrest to drug possession. For more, see the July 19 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

Therrell resigns, Frady to lead 2018 BCHS football season

One month before the Bledsoe County High School (BCHS) Warriors football team kicks off their season, Head Coach Dennis Therrell submitted a brief, handwritten resignation letter to BCHS Principal Linda Pickett on Friday, July 13. In the resignation letter, Therrell thanked Principal Pickett for supporting him during his brief time as a teacher and coach,…

Concert planned on the back porch of historic Dr. James A. Ross House

  The Bledsoe County Historical and Genealogical Society is hosting Edgar (Eddy) Allen Lee’s annual concert – sharing his songs and stories on the back porch of the historic Dr. James A. Ross house, behind the Bledsoe County Courthouse in Pikeville on Saturday, July 28. The outdoor concert begins at 6:00 p.m. for this free…

BCHS Choir receives Grand Sweepstakes Award

The Bledsoe County High School Choir received high marks at a recent Six Flags Music Showcase in Georgia. For more, see the July 12 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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