Man charged with setting fire to 65 acres

Dakota Ashton Tucker of Monteagle man has been charged with deliberately setting a fire that burned 65 acres in Sequatchie County, according to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Crime Unit along with Sequatchie County authorities. The 24-year-old is accused of setting a fire on November 14 near Sunshine Road in Sequatchie County.   He…

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Tornado destroys homes, damages church

A tornado, estimated by the National Weather Service to have winds up to 135 MPH, destroyed several homes in Sequatchie County, north of the Marion County line on East Valley Road early Wednesday, November 30. Several other homes were damaged in addition to New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Despite the destruction, only one known serious…

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Tuscaloosa man charged with setting wildfire in Sequatchie County

A man from Tuscaloosa, Alabama faces charges after authorities say he threw a lit cigarette butt into some leaves to watch them burn .. and then left the scene. Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock says on Monday just after 9 a.m., officers with the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office were sent to Standifer Grant Road on a wildfire…

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Arrest made in wildfires

Andrew Scott Lewis, 21, has been arrested for setting three fires on Smith Mountain and Blue Swanee Mountain. Several people had reported seeing a red Toyota truck in the area when the fires started. The truck was spotted in town last night and after deputies questioned him,  Lewis admitted to setting the fires. Lewis is…

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Events

< 2016 >
December
  • 01

    All day
    Dec-01-16

    The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) provides free assistance to help residents reach their education and career goals. Marla King, an education advisor with EOC, who formerly assisted students at the Chattanooga State Sequatchie/Bledsoe campus, will now be scheduling appointments at the Sequatchie County/Dunlap Chamber of Commerce on Thursdays, by appointment, from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. General education courses are offered at both Sequatchie and Bledsoe County High Schools. The center serves Bledsoe, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion and Sequatchie counties, and can assist with adult high school completion programs, choosing a college and a major, filing for FAFSA, searching for scholarships and grants, and overcoming federal student loan default. To schedule an appointment, call (423) 425-1702.BT47S48

  • 01

    All day
    Dec-01-16

    Sequatchie County High School students will participate in first semester End of Course testing, beginning December 1, 2016 with English 9, English 10, English 11 and U.S. History sub-part 1 (writing). Make-up testing for part 1 will be December 2. Testing for the week of December 12-16, 2016 will include English 9, English 10, English 11, U.S. History, Biology, Chemistry, Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry. All students who are enrolled in an End of Course class should plan to be in attendance. Finals for all other classes will be given on December 15 and 16. for more information, contact Melissa Tibbs, Supervisor of Instruction, Grades 6-12, at Sequatchie County Board of Education, 949-3617.T47S48

  • 02

    All day
    Dec-02-16-Dec-04-16

    A Christmas bazaar, hosted by the Fredonia Mountain Farmers Market, is planned for December 2, 3 and 4 at Wheeler’s Orchard in Dunlap. Friday and Saturday hours are 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday hours are noon until 6:00 p.m. There will be handmade gifts, wood crafts, herbal teas and culinary herbs, fresh Amish-baked goods and food. Wheeler’s Orchard is located at 956 Wheeler Road on Fredonia Mountain, Dunlap. For more information, call 949-4255.T48S48

  • 03

    All day
    Dec-03-16

    Ron Woolsey, pastor of the Marshall and Clinton, Arkansas Seventh-day Adventist Churches and speaker and director of The Narrow Way Ministry, will be speaking and performing instrumental music on Saturday, December 3. Woolsey is also the co-founder of Coming Out Ministries, presenting redemptive messages of love, compassion and power to overcome the LGBT culture. He will be performing at the Dunlap Seventh-day Adventist Church at 11:00 a.m., and speaking at the Citizens Tri-County Bank Training Center at 4:00 p.m.2T47-48S47-48

  • 03

    All day
    Dec-03-16

    The Cagle Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a fundraising breakfast on Saturday, December 3 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. at the Cagle Community Center. Adult plates are $6, kids under 10 are $3, and kids under 2 are free with a paying adult. They will be serving eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, grits, hash browns, pancakes, milk, juice and coffee. T48S48

  • 03

    All day
    Dec-03-16

    The first Sequatchie County Toy Run (ride or drive) is planned for Saturday, December 3, beginning at 11:00 a.m., kickstands up at 1:00 p.m. The ride will begin at the Kuntry Korner Market on Cartwright Loop in Whitwell (food provided) and end at the  Sequatchie County Rescue Squad in Dunlap with refreshments. Sponsors for the event are Southern Cruisers Riding Club Chapter 237, Dunlap Lions Club and Sequatchie County Rescue Squad. One unwrapped toy per person. Street legal side by sides are welcome. 2T47-48S48