Outpouring of support at blood drive

A blood drive held in honor of nine-year-old Audrey Smith, who has been hospitalized for weeks due to a dangerous E. Coli infection, was so successful that another one is scheduled for next week.  The next Blood Assurance donation drive will be on Monday, August 26, from noon to 6:00 p.m. at First Southern Baptist…

Around 200 Animals rescued in cruelty case

UPDATE: Nearly 200 dogs and cats have been rescued in Bledsoe County by the Humane Society of the United States. Authorities were still on the scene Friday afternoon, August 16, working to complete the rescue efforts.  Due to the large number of animals, they are being transported to multiple facilities, according to Sgt. George Hodge…

Fair celebrates 100 years!

The Bledsoe County fairgrounds were buzzing with activity with the carnival being set up, exhibit entries being dropped off, and the Fair Board putting on their final touches in anticipation of the fair’s kick-off Monday afternoon, August 12. For more see the August 15 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Reel seeks transfer back to classroom

Bledsoe County Middle School Principal Melissa Reel requested a transfer back to her high school English position just before the school year began, effectively resigning her recently appointed position as principal. Reel was announced as the principal on July 25. For more see the August 15 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Commission approves 18-cent property tax increase

     The Bledsoe County Commission voted 8-4 in favor of raising property taxes 18-cents at a recessed meeting on Tuesday, August 6.      Commissioner Matt Colvard made the motion to accept the 18-cent tax increase, with an amendment that added back in money from previous 8-percent cuts in donations to charitable organizations such as Fire Departments and…

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Events

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July 07 - July 13
  • 07

    Ferguson family reunion

    All day
    Jul-07-19

    The 46th annual Ferguson Family Reunion is Sunday, July 7 beginning at 12 noon with lunch at 1:00 p.m. All family and friends are invited. Please note that the reunion has been moved to the Fall Creek Falls Community Center just outside the park at 13692 Park Road, Pikeville, TN 37367. Bring yourself and a covered dish and enjoy the afternoon. B27

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  • 10

    Summer reading winding down

    All day
    Jul-10-19

    A Universe of Stories is in full swing at the Bledsoe County Library. Story hour with Kathi Britt at 1:00 p.m. each Wednesday continues through July 10. The summer reading program ends July 17 with a performance by Kevin Kidd and Company at 1:00 p.m. at Nickel Row Music Hall on Main Street in Pikeville. An ice cream party follows across the street at Ember’s Ice Cream Shoppe which is sponsored by Belinda Ault. Readers must complete the program by reading or listening to ten books to attend the final parties. It is not too late for kids to sign up for the summer reading program if they can find time to participate. Please turn in your reading list by Monday, July 15 or call in your book totals at 447-2917 or email cknightbcpl@bledsoe.net with your questions. B27-28S28-29

  • 11

    Paws and Claws to meet

    All day
    Jul-11-19

    Paws and Claws Animal Shelter is holding its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 11 at the Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative meeting room on Cumberland Avenue in Pikeville. Meeting start at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and their efforts to build an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley area. BTS27

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    3DC featuring Michael McMeel in concert

    All day
    Jul-13-19

    The 29th annual Van Buren County Mountain Homecoming is Saturday, July 13 from 10:00 a.m. to midnight. In concert are 3DC featuring Michael McMeel, former member of Three Dog Night. Also appearing are The Agees, David and Jeanette Rogers, Mostly Aces, Misfire, Flat Creek, Earl Swindell, The Smokey Mount’n Bandits and Dark Hollow. The day is full of fun, music, food and surprises. Bring a lawn chair and spend the day on the courthouse lawn in Spencer. For more information call Lesa Bouldin at (931) 235-7524, Joan Moffitt at (931) 273-5756 or Penny Baker at (931) 607-3334. B28