Area News

Cannon Creek takes new track – Track 145

Cannon Creek, an extremely popular local bluegrass band that has had a tremendously successful year, is no longer going by the name of Cannon Creek. The band, in an effort to trademark their name and expand their fan base, came up with the unique sounding “Track 145” as their new name. For more, see the…

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Words of inspiration written on the walls

Female students at Mary V. Wheeler Elementary were surprised by some new inspirational quotes painted on the walls and stalls within the girls’ restroom. For more, see the September 6, 2018 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Oakes found not guilty on all charges

Mitchell Hunter Oakes was found not guilty on all charges by a jury on Friday morning, August 31, according to David Cooper, one of Oakes’ attorneys. Oakes was accused of planting a bomb in his estranged wife’s car outside of an assisted living facility in Franklin in 2016. “We are extremely pleased with the verdict and…

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Two of seven board members evaluate Director by deadline

The Bledsoe County Board of Education is responsible for annually evaluating Director of Schools Jennifer Terry, but only two members turned in their evaluations to the school system by the June 30 deadline. Three board members submitted their evaluations past the deadline, and two others failed to do so as of August For more, see…

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Bledsoe County authorities made a traffic stop on Lee Station Mountain Road on August 18, which resulted in the arrest of Derek Smith, 26, of Pikeville. For more, see the August 30, 2018 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Oakes’ trial for bomb attempt underway

Testimony has begun in the jury trial of a Bledsoe County man accused of planting a bomb in his estranged wife’s car while it was parked at an assisted living facility in Franklin. The trial started Tuesday, August 14 in U.S. District Court in Nashville, nearly two years after the incident. For more, see the…

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McDonald’s to close for remodel

The rumors of McDonald’s restaurant in Pikeville shutting down in September are true, McDonald’s Spokeswoman Denise Wilson confirmed. For more, see the August 23, 2018 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Board discusses budget and bus driver raises

A new pay scale for bus drivers who have been given more work in the past few years was approved by the Bledsoe County Board of Education at their meeting on Monday, August 13. For more, see the August 16, 2018 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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