Area News

Stanifer releases his second book

The second in a series of three books, “In Case You Haven’t Thought About It” trilogy, by local author Mike Stanifer has been published. He recently released his latest entitled, “Stay Out of the Boat.” For more see the February 14 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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School nurses have new tool to help in diagnosis

Students have been increasingly learning with technology over the years and now their visit to the nurse’s office is getting a high tech addition as well. Bledsoe County Schools (BCS) has partnered with Children’s Hospital at Erlanger and a program through the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga to improve the health and well-being…

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Tearing down Ross House – not an option

Several members of the community showed up bright and early at the historic Dr. James A. Ross House and museum on Tuesday morning, February 5, to voice concern over the idea of selling or tearing down the building that came up at the most recent Bledsoe County Commission meeting. For more see the February 7…

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BCHS Class of 2019 led by Moore

Hard work and determination earn students a spot in the Top Ten every year, and this year’s Bledsoe County High School Class of 2019 Top Ten is no exception. Keslin Moore leads the Class of 2019 as its Valedictorian. Andy Mills is the Salutatorian and Ben Norton is the Historian. The other top seven seniors,…

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Family’s need develops Pillow Stay

Being manufactured by Textile Corporation of America Bledsoe County resident Mechelle Campbell is testing out the waters as a businesswoman after coming up with the idea of a new product and working the past few months to manufacture it and get it to the market. For more, see the January 31 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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Future of historic Dr. Ross House in question

The Bledsoe County Historical and Genealogical Society was “blindsided” after the fate of the Dr. James A. Ross House and Museum became the topic of a new committee formed at the commission meeting on January 22 to study the feasibility of keeping the historical building. The house is now a Bledsoe County history and medical…

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Clowers’ design featured on card

Riley Clowers, a kindergarten student at Cecil B. Rigsby Elementary, won the annual Christmas card contest for the Care Center in Dayton. She used her artistic talents to draw a picture of the manager scene where baby Jesus was born many years ago in Bethlehem. For more, see the November 29 issue of The Bledsonian…

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Pendergrass fails to get ban altered

After being banned from all school property as the result of a public censure (or reprimand) for breaking Board of Education policy, Board member Vince Pendergrass asked his fellow Board members to show him a “little mercy” and consider revising the censure’s sanctions at the latest Board meeting. For more, see the November 29 issue…

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Tribute to Veterans calls for your support

On a cold and rainy Monday morning under the Pikeville Farmers Market pavillion, a crowd gathered to pay tribute to local men and women who have served and those who died while fighting for freedom. The keynote speaker was Gulf War veteran Tony Britt. Britt began by speaking of the weather, and how the rain…

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State corrects City sales tax mixup

The state says they have corrected an issue where the City of Pikeville was missing out on sales tax revenue from several businesses within the city limits such as McDonald’s, according to Tennessee Department of Revenue Director of Communications Kelly Nolan Cortesi. For more, see the November 15 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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