Area News

Whittenburg indicted for double homicide

The suspect in an “horrific” double homicide, Joe Whittenburg, was indicted on two counts of first degree murder by the Grand Jury on Monday, March 26. For more see the March 29 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Career Fair at Bledsoe County High School

Nearly 400 students met with representatives from 32 companies and organizations at a Career Fair on Friday, March 23 at Bledsoe County High School (BCHS). For more see the March 29 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Local business’ logo on NASCAR driver’s vehicle

Local small business Little Mountain Video, owned by Angela and Philip Hankins, was the winner of a contest that put their logo on NASCAR driver Matt Tifft’s #2 Chevrolet Camaro race car for free this past weekend. For more, see the March 15 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Suspect wrecks after pursuit, in custody

     A man has been taken into custody near the intersection of New Harmony Road and Wooden Loop on Dayton mountain, according to Bledsoe County Sheriff Jimmy Morris.      The arrest followed a police chase that started in Dayton and brief on foot pursuit after he flipped his vehicle and ran away from the scene, according…

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Schools search bags, use metal detectors

A vague threat written on a letter found at Bledsoe County High School (BCHS) last Wednesday led to increased police presence and all students being searched before entering the building. The letter did not contain any list of individual group of students, contrary to social media postings, according to Director of Schools Jennifer Terry. She…

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Flooding closes roads, schools

     Nearly four inches of rain have fallen over the past 48 hours, according to local Volunteer National Weather Service (NWS) Observer Roy Lee Standefer.      The heavy rain has led to roads becoming impassible and caused Bledsoe County Schools to close on Thursday, March 1.      Bledsoe County Highway Department crews are out working to barricade impassable…

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