Area News

Truck flips multiple times injuring woman and teen

          A woman and a teenage girl were sent to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga after the truck they were in flipped multiple times on State Route 30 west on Monday morning, October 9.      For more, see the October 12 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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Woman’s body found in house fire

A mobile home fire at 8828 Old Hwy. 28 resulted in one fatality around midnight on October 6, according to Detective Angelo Oreto of the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department. Oreto added the name of the victim has not yet been released as the family has not been notified. For more, see the October 12 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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Music program takes new direction with Underwood

Allyson (Ally) Underwood grew up in a musical household and became interested music at a young age­ — beginning to learn how to play piano around four years old and singing in her church choir where her dad was the choir director. For more, see the October 5 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Mobile home fire on Angel Lockheart Rd.

Pikeville, Mt. Crest and Nine Mile Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a mobile home fire at 652 Angel Lockheart Road on Thursday morning, September 28. The home was gutted on the inside and had no electrical service, according to Pikeville Fire Chief Paul Swafford. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, he…

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Fall Festival is October 6-8

The festival kicks off on Friday, October 6, with the Fall Festival Golf Tournament at Fall Creek Falls State Park. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start and 4-person scramble. Several contests including: closest to the pin, longest drive and longest putt are planned. A cookout at the Farmers Market downtown follows…

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Free dental services coming next week for Bledsoe adults

Free teeth cleaning, fillings, or extractions are being offered to Bledsoe County residents at the third annual Dentistry from the Heart event hosted by Dr. Fred Lee and Pikeville Family Dentistry in Pikeville on Friday, October 6. For more, see the September 28 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Grissom dies in crash

Adam Grissom, 37, was killed on Wednesday morning, September 27, after his truck flipped onto its top on Highway 30 West near Cranwell Road, according to the preliminary accident report. The roadway was temporarily closed and has since been reopened. For more, see the October 5, 2017 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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Shooting in Brockdell Community

     Scotty Cranford, 26, was shot in the hand after an altercation in the Brockdell Community of Bledsoe County on Tuesday afternoon, September 19, according to Detective Angelo Oreto of the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department. Jonathan Parsons, 23, shot Cranford in the hand during the altercation, Oreto said.      Parsons was charged with aggravated assault, possession of…

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New home planned for Chief Roaring Eagle

On Friday evening, the Bledsoe County High School Warriors plan to come back home from Dunlap with Chief Roaring Eagle in their possession. For more, see the September 21 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Things to get smokin’ Saturday

The fifth annual Smoke in the Valley Barbecue Competition, hosted by the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad, is happening on Saturday, September 23 at the Bledsoe County Fairgrounds in Pikeville. For more, see the September 21 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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