Area News

Rains is School Health Coordinator of the Year

    Michelle Rains, Coordinated School Health (CSH) Director for Bledsoe County Schools, was awarded Tennessee’s Regional Coordinator of the Year by the Tennessee Department of Education Tuesday, April 9. For more see the April 11 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Pre-prom reality check: don’t drive intoxicated

This weekend, Bledsoe County High School students will be experiencing prom, so prior to the celebration students were given a major dose of reality as they participated in a Mock Driving Under the Influence (DUI) program that lasted throughout the day on Friday, April 5. For more see the April 11 issue of The Bledsonian…

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Reality check: don’t drive intoxicated

Bledsoe County High School students were given a major dose of reality on Friday, April 5, as they participated in a mock Driving Under the Influence (DUI) program that lasted throughout the day. Before the school bell rang in the afternoon, they witnessed a reenactment of a DUI incident in which two of their classmates…

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Missing Bledsoe County girl found in Alabama

Update: Rebecca Lasseter has been found safe in Alabama, according to the TBI. A statewide Endangered Child Alert has been issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and local law enforcement for 14-year-old Rebecca Lasseter of Bledsoe County. Rebecca was last seen at her residence in Spring City yesterday, April 2 wearing dark blue…

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Crash on College Station Mountain Road

Use caution if traveling near the area of College Station Mountain Road, as authorities are responding to the scene of an overturned truck. No additional details about the accident are available at this time.

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Spencer Utility worker killed in accident

A Spencer Utility worker was killed after a serious accident on Phifer Mine Road in Van Buren County on Tuesday afternoon, April 2. The man was killed after a ditch collapsed on him while he was making repairs to a broken water line, after the Van Buren County Highway Department accidentally damaged the line while working…

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Teenager falls from cliff, condition still unknown

The medical condition of a 16-year-old boy who was airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center after falling from a cliff is still being assessed, according to an Erlanger Spokeswoman. The incident occurred last night, March 28, at Hawks Bluff off of Simmons Road. The boy fell approximately 20 feet, according to First Lieutenant Corey Summers of the Bledsoe…

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Nale arrested, charged with bribery

Sonya Hankins Nale, 48, of Pikeville, was arrested yesterday after The Bledsoe County Grand Jury returned two indictments of Bribery of a Public Servant against her on Monday, March 25. Nale is accused of “[offering] to pay an arresting deputy to drop charges against another individual, and later offered money to a judge in exchange…

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Lowes Gap ‘closed until further notice’

Although work has started on Lowes Gap Road in northern Bledsoe County, Road Supervisor Robby Roberson is advising residents the road is still unsafe to travel and closed until further notice. Roberson said there is still much work to be done including reinstalling pipe, stabilizing ditches, and essentially rebuilding the road bed where February flooding washed much…

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