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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January
  • 18

    Clothes Closet open

    All day
    Jan-18-20

    On Saturday, January 18, Winesap Free Will Baptist Church will open its clothes closet from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The clothes closet will be open every fi rst and third Saturday of each month until further notice. Anyone needing clothes or who knows someone who does can come by at this time. The church will have nice clothes for work, play and dress of all sizes at no charge. The church is located on Lantana Road (Hwy. 101) at the Bledsoe-Cumberland county line. For information call Betty White at (423) 881-3032 or Verna Dyer at (931) 260-4582. B3

  • 21

    Free gentle yoga at Senior Center

    All day
    Jan-21-20

    Come enjoy a free gentle yoga class at the Bledsoe County Senior Center on Frazier Street in Pikeville. Susan Wolfson is the instructor for the classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. beginning January 21. This is a chair exercise program for anyone whose physical activity is limited due to age, disability, recovery from substance abuse or any chronic conditions. The emphasis of the program is proper breathing, stretching and relaxation techniques. For more information contact JoAnn Britt at 447-6111.B3S4

  • 30

    New events at Fall Creek Falls

    All day
    Jan-30-20

    Fall Creek Falls State Park announces its new traditional arts event series called the Mountaineer Folk Art Project! The project incorporates the Mountaineer Folk Festival and Christmas on the Mountain, and features a series of traditional arts classes provided at low cost to the public with support and funding from the Friends of Fall Creek Falls State Park and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Inaugural year classes begin in February and focus on fiber arts; including Introductory Spinning, Basic Knitting, Wet Felting, and Needle Felting. Register online for classes at https://tnstateparks.com/parks/fall-creek-falls. Click the upcoming events tab and select the class that interests you. For more information, contact the Betty Dunn Nature Center at 423-881-5708.

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