Area News

Standefer earns national award as weather observer

Thirty-plus years of work from local weather observer Roy Lee Standefer was put up against the very best of his peers nationwide, and he won, according to Derek Eisentrout of the National Weather Service (NWS) Morristown. For more, see the October 18 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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TCA promises production in 2018

Textile Corporation of America (TCA) leadership renewed their promise of brining jobs to Pikeville at a public meeting Monday night, promising they would have some production jobs in place by the end of 2018. For more, see this week’s issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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BCMS $100,000 ‘Don’t Quit’ Fitness Center officially open

Bledsoe County Middle School students were joined by Famed Fitness Icon Jake (Body by Jake) Steinfeld and other special guests for the opening ceremony of a new $100,000 “Don’t Quit” Fitness Center on Wednesday, October 3. For more on the ceremony and the Fitness Center, see the October 11 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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Joint investigation leads to arrests

A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of four individuals in Bledsoe County on October 1, according to the 12th Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF). The DTF assisted in the investigation at the request of the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), searching a residence in Dunlap. For more, see the October 11 issue of The…

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Fall festivities this weekend

Autumn’s arrival is welcomed annually by the Fall Festival in downtown Pikeville. This year’s event starts Friday, October 5 with a golf tournament at Fall Creek Falls State Park. The main attractions are Saturday, October 6, when artists, craftsmen, musicians, games, contest, the Glow Run and fireworks happen. The weekend winds down on Sunday, October…

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Shooting occurs after confrontation

A confrontation between men on Wheeler Mountain led to a shooting over the weekend on September 30, according to the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department. For more, see the October 4, 2018 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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EMS gets lesson on search and rescue

Bledsoe County Emergency Services received a lesson in search and rescue operations (SAR) at a special training hosted by the Tennessee Special Response Team on Thursday, September 20, at the Bledsoe County Rescue Squad building. For more, see the September 27, 2018 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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It is back to original site for new health department

The Bledsoe County Health Department is now planned to be built on the county-owned Frazier Street lot near the Bledsoe County Courthouse. The new site was approved at a special called meeting on September 24 of the commission. For more, see the September 27, 2018 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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BCMS Homecoming/8th Grade Night

Bledsoe County Middle School is honoring its 8th grade players, water girls and cheerleaders, plus crowning the 2018 BCMS Homecoming Queen on Thursday evening, September 20. The night’s festivities start at 5:00 p.m.

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