Late commissioner’s son appointed to his seat

July 27, 2021

Josh Mercer, son of the late Bledsoe County Commission Chairman Craig Mercer was appointed Monday, July 19, to fill his father’s seat as District 2, Part B commissioner. He was the only candidate to request being appointed to his late father’s seat. Mercer said with his current occupation, he would not be eligible to run…

Two hikers airlifted at FCF

July 27, 2021

Two hikers were trapped by rising waters in Cane Creek in Cane Creek Gorge in Fall Creek Falls State Park Monday, July 19, according to a release by Piney Volunteer Fire Department. For more see the July 29 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Active COVID-19 cases jump by 12

July 27, 2021

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Bledsoe County jumped to 28 as of Sunday, July 25, according to the most recent data released by the Tennessee Department of Health. Ten of the new cases were added to the county’s total on Friday, July 23 and two additional cases were added on Saturday. Tennessee Department…

Nursing home visitation halted after employee contracts COVID-19

July 22, 2021

Bledsoe County Nursing Home halted visitation Wednesday afternoon, July 21, after an employee tested positive at a doctor’s office, according to Administrator Daniel Brown.  Brown said the employee had not been in the facility for two days prior to testing positive, and the facility’s medical director made the decision to halt visitation temporarily. He added…

Tax free holiday in Tennessee

July 20, 2021

Three sales tax holidays are being held in Tennessee this year, with the first already underway through June 30, 2022. The traditional sales tax weekend for school supplies and clothing is Friday, July 30-August 1 and the last sales tax holiday on food, food ingredients and prepared food Friday, July 30-August 5. For more see…

Drive-Thru Give a Child a Chance Day

July 20, 2021

The annual Give a Child a Chance Day, which provides school supplies and other back to school services for students, will be held via drive-thru again this year at Bledsoe County Fairgrounds. The event is being held on Friday, July 30, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at 234 Allen P. Deakins Road. For more see the July 22…

Ellis leaving Director of Schools post

July 19, 2021

A little over a year after first taking over as Bledsoe County Director of Schools, James Ellis is stepping down from the top position, he told members of the Bledsoe County Board of Education on Monday, July 19 in a special called meeting.  His last day as Director will be August 31, according to a…

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    Fundraiser for BCHS Girls Volleyball Team

    8:00 am-3:00 pm

    ***Fundraiser for Bledsoe County High Girls Volleyball Team***


    Grades: 3rd grade through 8th grade going into the 2021-22 school year.

    Place: First Southern Baptist Church

    Dates: July 12, 13, and 14

    VOLLEYBALL CAMP INFO: Volleyball Camp July 12, 13, 14

    9am to 11:30 a.m. – Lunch will be served from 11:30 to 12:00.

    Camper Sign in begins at 8:30 am and doors will open at 8:30 am each morning of the camp. Pick up for Volleyball Campers only will be 12:00 pm

    Cost: $85 includes: Volleyball, Tee Shirt, and Lunch.


    BASKETBALL CAMP INFO: Basketball Camp July 12, 13, 14

    Basketball Camp is CO-ED: Boys and girls are welcome to attend!

    11:30 a.m. – Lunch will be served at this time. Camp will begin at 12:00-2:30 pm.

    Camper Sign in begins at 11:30 am first day of camp. Campers may come into the gym at 11:30 each day of the camp and lunch will be served.

    Cost: $85 includes: Basketball, Tee Shirt, and food will be provided for lunch.


    *** $20 Discount Basketball and Volleyball Camp $150 – Includes: Volleyball, Basketball, Tee Shirts, and Lunch.

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