House fire shuts down Cleveland Avenue, road reopened

January 15, 2021

A home fire on Friday morning, January 15, shut down Cleveland Avenue for several hours on the West side of the U.S. 127 bypass as emergency crews and the Pikeville Volunteer Fire Department worked to put out the flames. Early reports indicate the fire was started by a heater. For more, see thebledsonian-banner.com and the…

Bledsoe County Schools on hybrid schedule January 19-22

January 13, 2021

Bledsoe County Schools are on a hybrid schedule for the week of January 19-22, Director of Schools James Ellis announced on Wednesday, January 13.  This comes after two weeks of virtual classes to begin the Spring Semester because of high numbers of active COVID-19 cases in the county. Monday, January 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day…

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    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

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    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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