Area News

DEER! Warning issued by THP

Accidents involving deer begin to rise in November, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP). Just this weekend, a deer was blamed for causing a serious accident that left two people with incapacitating injuries.  For more, see the November 9 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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School board denies Eller’s appeal

Reinstatement of Jennifer Eller’s previous teaching assignment with the Bledsoe County School system was denied. Eller had appealed the Board’s previous decision to dismiss her over allegations of mistreatment of a student. For more, see the November 9 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Campbell running at state

Bledsoe County High School cross-country runner Jessica Campbell is headed to the TSSAA State Tournament meet in Nashville on Saturday, November, 4. For more, see the November 2 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Arrests made in church thefts

The Christian House of Prayer congregation breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday, October 25, as authorities made arrests in the case of items stolen from their church on several occasions. For more, see the November 2 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Eller appeals Board’s decision

Jennifer Eller, a tenured teacher who allegedly struck a child while teaching pre-k special education at Pikeville Elementary on January 23, 2017, appealed to the Board of Education on Monday, October 23 to reverse the decision to terminate her job. For more, see the October 26 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Paramedic holds repo man off with stolen gun

Heath Phillips, a Bledsoe County paramedic, was arrested for theft of property over $1000 and reckless endangerment on Monday morning, October 23, according to Bledsoe County Sheriff Jimmy Morris. For more, see the October 26 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Boring is kicking his way to college

Gabe Boring has become the star kicker for the Bledsoe County High School Warriors football team, but has remained extremely humble in doing so. For more, see the October 26 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Ault unseats Singleton as BTC Director

Over 550 votes were cast at the annual Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative meeting on Thursday morning, October 12, giving newcomer Dion (Don) Ault, Jr. a spot on the board of directors alongside incumbent John Lee Downey. For more, see the October 19 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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Bypass temporarily blocked by accident

A two vehicle accident at the intersection of W Railroad Avenue and the U.S. 127 bypass temporarily blocked one lane of traffic on Wednesday afternoon, October 11. Two female patients, 79 and 66 years old, were transported to Erlanger Bledsoe for evaluation, according to E-911 reports. For more, see the October 19 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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