Area Breaking News

Star Spangled Celebration is July 3

Independence Day weekend in Pikeville will bring an event-filled evening downtown at the annual Star Spangled Celebration on Saturday, July 3, according to Main Street Committee Chair Jeania Lansing. For more see the June 10 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Burnout Pad Launched

Tires spinning, smoke filling the air, and a large crowd cheering, the first use of the burnout pad on Main Street in Pikeville was held. It was introduced as part of the monthly cruise-in and Summer Nights music held the first Saturday. The June 5, brought around 500 people to Pikeville to take part in…

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Commission Chairman passes away

The Chairman of the Bledsoe County Commission and District 2 representative Craig Mercer has passed away, County Mayor Gregg Ridley announced on Tuesday, June 1.  Ridley said Mercer was first elected to the Commission in 2002 and subsequently elected Vice Chairman of the Commission in 2002 and Chairman in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018.  “Craig…

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