Ridley inquires about collections shortfall in Bledsoe Circuit Court

A letter written to Bledsoe County Circuit Court Clerk Michael Walker from County Mayor Gregg Ridley late last month asks Walker to take necessary steps to contract with a collection agency to recuperate uncollected fines and court costs. Walker responded, stating circumstances are out of his control concerning collections. “I ask again that you take…

Fall Creek Falls Inn construction to resume

After being halted due to a $11 million budget overage, the State of Tennessee will begin rebuilding the Fall Creek Falls State Park Inn and Conference Center later this month, according to Department of General Services Communications Director David Roberson. Roberson said the state issued a notice to their contractor, Bell Construction, to proceed with…

Residents give opinion on privatizing emergency services

In a special called meeting of the Bledsoe County Commission in which Puckett EMS was set to give a presentation about privatizing local emergency services— the company did not present any proposals to the commission, after being asked not to speak by County Mayor Gregg Ridley. Rather, county officials heard from several local residents about…

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  • All day

    Kindergarten parent orientation at Pikeville Elementary is Thursday, August 1 at 6:00 p.m. A parent or representative must attend if their child is enrolled in the program. Come meet the principal an teachers, hear about expectations and routines, student phase-in schedule, required forms, plus questions and answers. It is not necessary for students to attend. If you child did not pre-register in May, please register at the school they will be attending for Kindergarten on August 1 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.B30S31

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    The Bledsoe County High School Class of 1959 is having a planning meeting on August 2 at 6:00 a.m. at the Sequatchie Valley Church of Christ for its upcoming reunion. Classmates are invited to come help make the plans.B30S31

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    Come one, come all to the Pikeville Chapel AME Zion Church’s Community Get-Together on Saturday, August 3 at 11:00 a.m. Planned are hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks for free. Eat all you want for free. The church is located on East Valley Road in Pikeville. Turn east from Main Street at the Veterans Memorial onto East Valley Road and the church is on the right, just past the bridge. The congregation and Pastor Charles Billingsley welcomes everyone and looks forward to seeing you. B31

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    The Pikeville Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at First Southern Baptist Church, 2827 Main Street, Pikeville for Big Book Study at 5:00 p.m. Mondays and 12 Steps & 12 Traditions book study at 5:00 p.m. Saturdays in the lower level of the church. Both are open AA meetings and all are welcome to attend.

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    Due to a conflict, the Bledsoe County Democratic Party’s August 6 meeting has been canceled. B31S32

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    SR 30, Pikeville, TN

    SR 30, Pikeville, TN

    Come enjoy a big country breakfast on Saturday morning, August 10 from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Hall in Pikeville on SR 30. On the menu are biscuits and gravy, eggs, potatoes, tomatoes, ham, sausage, bacon, coffee, milk and juice. A modest donation is requested per plate, with the donations going to the group’s charity fund. The breakfast is sponsored by Jo Ann Britt, candidate for Pikeville City Mayor.

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    Decoration at the Rainey-Dill Cemetery, located on Brockdell Mountain, is Saturday, August 10. If you are unable to attend, donations for the cemetery’s upkeep can be sent to Keith Smith, 9898 Brockdell Road, Pikeville, TN 37367.BT32

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    Bring the kids Saturday morning, August 10 for a free Sidewalk Chalk and Snow Cones event from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Main Street Stage area in downtown Pikeville. Each kid who registers with their parent/guardian will be given a token for a free snow cone and chalk to draw on the sidewalks in that area. The event is sponsored by the Women on Missions at First Southern Baptist Church. Additional snow cones can be purchased from the Bledsoe County Youth Fair Board with proceeds benefiting the Youth Fair Board scholarship program. B31-32S32

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    Warrior Fest is scheduled for Saturday, August 10 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Main Street Stage in Pikeville. Any vendors or concession stands wishing to set up during the event need to contact Michael Boring at 653-8864 or Susie Olinger at 298-4563. This is a free event with bouncy houses, games, activities and fireworks. Orders are being taken by the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad for whole smoke Boston Butts for $35 each, and the local Girls Scouts are selling BBQ plates for $10 each. Any coach who wants to recognize its team and players are welcome to. In case of rain, the event will move to the Pikeville Farmers Market.

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    Head of Sequatchie is hosting Sequatchie Valley Family Day on August 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This day is to honor each families’ special place in the history of the Sequatchie Valley and to record this history for the State Library and Archives. Your help is needed to write the park’s history. All family members are invited to enjoy this day. Bring stories and history to share during Family Story Time about life growing up in the valley. Private interviews can be set up to tell park employees what life was like here in the valley. If you have old photos of the area or old documents/articles, please share them at scanning station. These scanned photos and articles will be used to tell the story of the valley. Light refreshments will be provided. Bring a picnic lunch for the lunch break. If you have questions or would like to set up a private interview, please email hannahcrawford@tn.gov.

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    The Bledsoe County Nursing Home/Hospital Advisory Board meeting has been scheduled for Monday, August 12 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting is held in the chapel/conference room of the Nursing Home. B31

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    Applications are available at Pikeville City Hall, Citizens Tri-County Bank, and First Farmers and Commercial Bank for the Bledsoe County Fairest of the Fair Pageant. Competition for 9-year-old an up queens is August 13 at 7:00 p.m. in formal attire, and the 8-year-old and younger is on August 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Fair themed attire (no formal attire allowed). Awards will be awarded to 1st runner up, 2nd runner up, most photogenic, and congeniality. 1. Deadline for entering is Wednesday, August 7, at 6:00 p.m. at Bledsoe County Fairgrounds. Queen Interviews are August 10th for ages 14 and up at 2:00 p.m. The entry fee for all 0-15 year olds is $20, and the entry fee for ages 16-21 is free. B29S30

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    The DeWeese reunion is being held on August 18 at Fall Creek Falls Community Center at 1:00 p.m. Please come and bring a covered dish to share. B33

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    New Charity Independent Baptist Church on Brockdell Mountain is holding Revival and a Mission Conference August 19-23 at 6:30 p.m. each evening with Bro. Travis Altop. The Mission Conference is Monday through Wednesday, and Revival services are Thursday and Friday. A meal and fellowship are to follow the Friday service. Pastor Jerry Bradley and congregation invite everyone to attend. B33BS34

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    On Monday, August 19, a blood drive in honor of Audrey Smith is being held at First Southern Baptist Church, 2827 Main Street, Pikeville. The bloodmobile will be in the church parking lot from noon to 6:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment visit bloodassurance.org/ or call Roberta Smith 423-447-7812 or smithr@bledsoe.net. Please be sure to eat a good meal, drink additional water but avoid energy drinks. All donors will be given a “Donor in Paradise” beach towel and donors will be entered into a drawing for a “Fandango Movie Package.” B33

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    A cleaning of the Walling Cemetery is being held Friday, August 23 at 5:00 p.m. Decoration is Saturday, August 31. A business meeting is followed by a covered dish dinner. Donations for the upkeep of the cemetery are being taken the day of decoration or anyone who wishes to mail their donation can send it to treasurer: Stephen Walling, 13009 Park Road, Pikeville, TN 37367.

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    The descendents of Alexander and Louisa Evans are having a reunion. Their 13 children are Dan, Sube, Crocket, Sam, John Isom, Lucy, Louisia, Edd, Harriet, Carolyn, Rebecca and Elizabeth (Lizzy). They are gathering on August 24 at 11:00 a.m. to enjoy a covered dish meal at noon at the Sampson Free Will Baptist Church Activity Center on State Route 30 west at the Van Buren/Bledsoe County line. Please bring family memorabilia to share. Call Grace at 423/881-3488 or Deborah Burggess at 423/881-3428 if you have any questions. B32S33

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    An old fashioned camp meeting is being held on Dayton Mountain Monday, August 26 through Saturday, August 31. The meeting is located at 934 Lumber Lane, Dayton. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. Everyone welcome!BT34S35