Area News

White works hard, graduates from UT, is now Harvard bound

Four years ago, Bledsoe County High School’s Valedictorian Peyton White closed out his graduation ceremony by taking a selfie with his class behind him and giving a few remarks. “Our future is what we make of it,” he said to his classmates at the time. “The Class of 2016 is a force to be reckoned…

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Commission takes no action on Old C.C. Road

Although a proposal to make the Old C.C. Road a Bledsoe County Natural Trail Park piqued the most interest from those in attendance at a special called meeting of the County Commission on Tuesday, May 5, the proposal didn’t even make it to a vote. Around 25 people were in the audience, meeting spread out…

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Inmate with coronavirus at BCCX dies

An 78-year-old inmate at Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) who was positive for coronavirus has died, according to the Tennessee Department of Correction East Region Spokesman Robert Reburn. He died on Thursday, May 7, Reburn added, and the exact cause of his death is pending official determination from the medical examiner. Five other inmates at…

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Six active coronavirus cases, 580 recovered at BCCX

The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) announced Thursday, May 7, 580 of 586 inmates who tested positive for the coronavirus at Bledsoe County Correctional Complex (BCCX) have recovered and been reintroduced into the general prison population. The agency lists six active cases and three pending test results. Of the six remaining cases, two are hospitalized and…

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Rains resigns as County Trustee

Bledsoe County Trustee Deanna Hankins Rains [D] is set to retire at the end of August, according to a letter she wrote announcing her early resignation. “Serving as Trustee has been a blessing to me and my family, and I will always feel honored to have served in this very trustworthy position,” Rains wrote. “Much…

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TDOT projects nearing completion

Motorists traveling on U.S. Highway 127 North before the Cumberland County line and State Route 30 East from the bypass toward Dayton Mountain should be free of roadwork in May and June. For more see the May 7 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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BCHS graduation rescheduled to June

Bledsoe County High School’s Class of 2020 will graduate in June, according to Director of Schools Jennifer Terry. The ceremony will now be held on Friday, June 26.  Graduation was rescheduled from May 15 in order to comply with Governor Bill Lee’s social distancing guidelines and the Class of 2020’s desire for a traditional graduation…

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Smith signs with Bryan

Bledsoe County High School basketball player Camden Smith was officially announced as a signee to play for Bryan College in Dayton virtually via Twitter, as an in-person signing could not be held due to coronavirus concerns. Smith was a shooting guard as a Warrior and has played the game since he was in fourth grade.…

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