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Don’t Duck Mental Health day is May 4

The community is invited to join the Don’t Duck Mental Health Awareness event slated for Saturday, May 4, in downtown Pikeville – the same day as the first Summer Nights series at the Main Street Stage. The mental health of children in Pikeville and Bledsoe County is being brought to the forefront as local officials…

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Tinsley indicted for drug-related death of Pikeville woman

A Rhea County woman has been indicted for contributing to the death of a Pikeville woman. Kayla P. Tinsley, 33, of Rhea County was indicted for the Second Degree Murder of Hailey Green, who was 27 at the time of her death. In August 2022, officers responded to an overdose death call for service at…

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Farmers Market opens for season

Spring has arrived and with it comes the opening of the Pikeville Farmers Market, just off Main Street. Various vendors set up every Saturday morning from April through September from 9:00 a.m. until noon, announced Jeania Lansing, market manager. The Farmers Market is open to all Bledsoe County residents to set up and sell home…

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Partial eclipse over Bledsoe County April 8

A partial eclipse is expected on Monday, April 8 and will last an estimated 2 hours and 35 minutes according to the website, timeanddate.com. The eclipse will begin at 12:46 p.m. and will be at its max at 2:05 p.m. The event ends at 3:21 p.m. Safety in viewing the eclipse is recommended. While this…

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BCHS has 35 welding students who earned certification

Bledsoe County High School CTE welding students earning their certification were (no specific order) Sylas Brock, Austin Cain, Andrew DeBord, Jamey Dyer, Jacob Hale, Jamie Headlee, Harley Hughes, Ethan Newman, Garrett Johnson, Steven Roach, Diego Vasquez, Hayden Wolfe, Jake Wooden, Cameron Bright, Jacob Bush, Nathaniel D’Angelo, Hunter Davis, Isaac DeBord, Chevy Dishman, Daniel Hankins, Noah…

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Keeping Etta’s memory alive one book at a time

Anyone who was fortunate enough to know Etta Stephens, knew she loved her family, community, and encouraging everyone she came into contact with. Her legacy continues to be remembered as a Little Free Library has been erected in front of Mary V. Wheeler Elementary in her memory by friends and family. For more see the…

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Locker room and concession stand for softball built

TCAT saves School System thousands in labor cost It’s been many years in the making, but the Lady Warriors finally have a locker room, restrooms, and concession stand at their softball field behind Bledsoe County Middle School. TCAT Crossville was instrumental in the construction process, saving the School System and County an estimated $40,000-plus in…

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Fifth graders learning the arts

Over 100 fifth grade students in Bledsoe County schools were given the opportunity to learn about the art of sculpting. The experience was gifted by Tennessee Craft’s program “Artists in School, Craft Stories.” The program featured a special engagement with Tennessee Craft member, artist Barbara Cara from Jonesborough, and Tennessee Craft Director of Programs and…

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Bledsoe County Rescue Squad to receive grant

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (“TDCI”) and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (“SFMO”) proudly announced Bledsoe County Rescue Squad is one of 104 Tennessee rescue squads who will receive grants totaling $3 million in 2024 through the Rescue Squad Grant Program. The amount of Bledsoe County’s grant has not been announced as…

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