Bledsoe has highest per capita suicide rate in 2018

Bledsoe County Mayor Gregg Ridley and Pikeville Mayor Philip Cagle both signed proclamation last week declaring September Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Bledsoe County. In a Bledsoe County Health Council meeting last week, it was reveled by Southeast Regional Director of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN), Rachel Gearinger, MPH, that Bledsoe County actually had…

Audit finds ECD failed to mitigate risks in grant monitoring of TCA

Plus: More charges expected against Sadruddins by D.A.  The misfortune of Pikeville, Bledsoe County, the State of Tennessee, and the United States governments revolving around Textile Corporation of America’s (TCA) fraudulent venture to create a textile mill in the city was focused on in a scathing audit of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community…

Pikeville man indicted for rape of a child

A 20-year-old Pikeville man was indicted in August by the Bledsoe County Grand Jury on charges including child rape, according to court documents, but was just recently arrested on the charges after being released from Rhea County Jail The Grand Jury returned two indictments against Austin Hughes of Aggravated Sexual Battery and Rape of a…

Shots fired on Erlanger Bledsoe grounds, no injuries or charges

A shooting incident on the grounds of Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital last week did not lead to charges, but 12th Judicial District Attorney Mike Taylor was made aware of the incident. Taylor said no charges have been filed, at least yet. On Tuesday, September 15, officers were dispatched to the hospital area for possible shots fired,…

Bledsoe-Sequatchie rivalry game time changed

The annual Bledsoe-Sequatchie rivalry game was originally set to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25 at BCHS but that time has been changed to 6:30 p.m. This change was agreed on by both schools to allow the game to be broadcast as the Chattanooga Rivalry Game of the Week on the CW Chattanooga…

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September
  • 07

    BBQ plates at Lusk VFD

    All day
    Sep-07-19

    Lusk Volunteer Fire Department is selling BBQ plates with fixings for $8.00 on September 7th from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Lusk Community Center. Proceeds go towards purchasing new equipment needed for the volunteer firemen. For more information or to make a donation contact Bobby Johnson 423/554-3934 or 486-4973, or Eric Rigsby 423/509-5922. B35S36

  • 08

    Reunion at Hale Cemetery

    All day
    Sep-08-19

    On September 8, a reunion is being held at Hale Cemetery, also known as Beaver Hill Cemetery, at 1:00 p.m. For information or to donate contact Lois Smith, 2086 Cove Hill Road, Pikeville, TN 37367 or mail to Hale Cemetery Fund, c/o First Farmers and Commercial Bank, PO Box 488, Pikeville, TN 37367. B35BS36

  • 13

    Paws and Claws animal shelter meeting

    All day
    Sep-13-19

    Paws and Claws Animal Shelter monthly meeting will be Thursday Sept 13th at the Bledsoe Telephone Co-op Meeting Room. The meeting room is located on Cumberland Ave in Pikeville. Our meetings start at 6:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Please come by, meet us and maybe help us build an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley area.

  • 21

    Class of 1989 planning reunion

    All day
    Sep-21-19

    The Bledsoe County High School Class of 1989 is planning its 30 year class reunion. The reunion is being held on Saturday, September 21, at the Pikeville Municipal Building. It will start at 5:00 p.m. with the City of Pikeville Fire Department catering the dinner. The cost per person is $20. The deadline for reservations is September 1. Mail your check to Conda Oestreich Hysell, 7179 New Harmony Road, Pikeville, TN 37367. Make checks out to BCHS Class of 1989. BT34S35

  • 21

    Pendergrass family reunion

    All day
    Sep-21-19

    The Pendergrass family reunion is being held at the home of Greg and Brenda Anderson on Saturday, September 21. Please bring a covered dish and join them for the meal beginning at noon. Drinks and paper products will be provided.BT38

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