Area News

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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Chief Roaring Eagle looking for new perch

Bledsoe County High School senior football players look forward to the challenge of winning their game Friday night against the Sequatchie County Indians. The winner gets the bragging rights to the challenge trophy sponsored by First Farmers and Commercial Bank in Pikeville and Mountain Valley Bank in Dunlap. Senior players are (kneeling, left to right)…

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Pendergrass banned from school properties

After nearly 4 hours of testimony/discussion School Board reaches decision School Board member Vince Pendergrass has been banned from all school property for the remainder of the school year due to an altercation during a middle school football game between him and coaching staff. The Board made the decision late Monday evening after a four-hour…

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Pendergrass banned from school grounds

School Board member Vince Pendergrass has been banned from school property for the remainder of the school year following an altercation that took place during a middle school football game between him and coaching staff in August. The board made the decision late Monday evening. Pendergrass can only be on school grounds during school board…

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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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