Area Breaking News

BCHS fishing team continues inaugural season at Pickwick

July 10 and 11 marked the end of the inaugural regular season for the Bledsoe County High School Bass Warriors fishing team. Two teams, including Emory Olinger, Caleb Wagner, Bryson Tucker, and Dakota Simmons, competed in the Commissioner’s Cup Tennessee Bass Nation High School State Tournament on Pickwick Lake. A total of 157 boats with…

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Families served by Mother to Mother event

A rural outreach event held by the non-profit organization Mother to Mother from Nashville distributed items to a large group of parents in Bledsoe County last Thursday, July 9. The group distributed diapers, clothes, toys, gear, books, and more to families. According to Mother to Mother, 265 children were served during the event in Pikeville.…

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Early voting begins Friday

Early voting for the August 6 Bledsoe County General Election along with State and Federal Primaries begins this Friday, July 17. The early voting period lasts through August 1 and the deadline to request an absentee ballot is July 30. Early voting takes place at the Bledsoe County Election Commission Office inside the Bledsoe County…

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Pikeville Summer Nights on 1st Saturdays

The first Saturday of the month through September promises to bring entertainment and outdoor fun for attendees of Pikeville Summer Nights. The events begin with a Cruise-In and Summer Nights at the Farmers Market beginning at 4:00 p.m. and musical entertainment at 7:00 p.m. For more see the July 16 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Board to ask for tax increase to cover operations of schools

The Bledsoe County Board of Education will be asking the Bledsoe County Commission for increased funding in the form of a property tax increase due to a decrease in Basic Education Program (BEP) funding from the state and increased expenses, along with the unknown expenses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Board Finance Director Janice Ritchie…

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