Ben Farmer elected to School Board

Results of the AUGUST 6, 2020, Bledsoe County General Election and State/Federal Primaries are below. Note, these are BLEDSOE COUNTY RESULTS ONLY, and do not necessarily represent the state winner. These results have not yet been certified. More details on the vote will be in the AUGUST 13 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner. ELECTION RESULTS  [BOLD…

Pikeville man indicted for child rape, arrested in Florida

A 64-year-old Pikeville man was indicted last week by the Bledsoe County Grand Jury on a charge of child rape, according to court documents. Bruce Michael Maddox was arrested in Titusville, Florida on the charge of Child Rape, according to Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department Investigator George Hodge. Hodge said Maddox is set to be extradited back…

Atdkins indicted in animal cruelty case

After an animal cruelty case in Northwestern Bledsoe County garnered much attention last August, the homeowner, Caroline R. Atdkins, 57, of Pikeville, has been indicted on 14 counts of cruelty to animals by the Bledsoe County Grand Jury. Grand Jury documents allege the cruelty to have taken place between June 1 and August 12, 2019…

Former EMS Director indicted for rape – Grand Jury returns indictments against several others

Former Bledsoe County EMS Director Will Angel was indicted by the Bledsoe County Grand Jury on multiple charges of rape, sexual battery, and attempted rape of two females employed by the ambulance service. The Grand Jury handed down Angel’s indictments, plus indictments in many other cases presented on Monday, July 27. Angel, 29, was arrested…

Super-Two lane progressing

A project for future widening/improvement along the U.S. Highway 127/SR-28 corridor in Bledsoe and Sequatchie Counties is in development by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), but still years away from coming to fruition. The US-127/SR-28 project corridor goes from where the road narrows on the north side of Dunlap to where the road widens…

Spring City man indicted for arson, burglary

A Spring City man was indicted on charges of arson and burglary by the Bledsoe County Grand Jury on Monday, July 27.  Jonathan Elmer McKee, 39, was indicted after an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Bomb and Arson Fire Investigators and Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department identified him as being responsible for a fire…

Ferguson indicted for child rape, exploitation

A Chattanooga man was arrested this week after being indicted by the Bledsoe County Grand Jury on counts of rape of a child, criminal attempted child rape, especially aggravated exploitation of a minor, and 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.  Adam Ferguson, 35, was indicted after an investigation of the Tennessee Bureau of…

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