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Schools closed Tuesday, January 18

Due to possible dangerous road conditions, Sequatchie County Schools will be closed Tuesday, January 18, school officials announced. School was closed January 17 as regularly scheduled due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

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Billy “Deda” Lockhart

Billy “Deda” Keith Lockhart, 81, of Palmer, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Lorena Hobbs Lockhart; and brothers, Loley and Herman Lockhart. He is survived by his children, Kimberly (Doyle) Kerley and Dale Allen Lockhart; significant other, Cathy Layne; grandchildren, Bandon (Heather)…

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James D. “Jim” Jones

James D. “Jim” Jones, 87, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at NHC Healthcare Sequatchie. Jim was born February 7, 1934 in Sparta, Tennessee and grew up in the Bon Air community. He graduated from White County High School, Class of 1953. He moved to Dunlap in 1967 to become the plant manager of Spartan…

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Dwinnon Higgins

Dwinnon Higgins, 68, of Dunlap, passed away Monday, January 3, 2022 at his home. He was a member of Grace Bible Church.   Dwinnon is survived by his wife, Irene Higgins; three children, Lamont (Becky), Bobby (Belle) and Nicky (Jon); grandchildren, Shelby Higgins, Dekin Higgins, Breanna Higgins, Mitchell Simmons, Destiny Confer, Bentley Confer, and Maliyah…

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Jason Lee Burton

Jason Lee Burton, 35, of Signal Mountain, Tennessee passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 31, 2021. Jason was loved by all who knew him and he loved all his family and friends. He had a big heart and would give you the shirt off his back. He was very funny and was a wonderful son…

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Daus farm added as Century Farm

The Bryant Reese Farm in the Daus community of Sequatchie County, founded in 1828, has been recognized as one of Tennessee’s latest Century Farms by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. The farm is owned by the children of Edith and Woodrow Wilson Reese and the land is worked by Wayne Reese. Three generations currently live…

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Cain named to Southern Conference Century Team

One of the most productive defenders to put on a helmet for Sequatchie County High School or the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) football, Josh Cain continues to be recognized 20 years after finishing his football career. A linebacker for UTC who played football and linebacker for SCHS, Cain was announced as a member…

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Vehicle donation to aid children

Representatives from the new Children’s Advocacy Center office in Dunlap, part of the 12th Judicial District’s group of area offices, were pleased to receive a vehicle donation before Christmas. Sequatchie County Sheriff Coy Swanger explained how the donation came about. “We were accepting toy, food, and monetary donations for our Stuff the Truck drive, part…

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Fred Yancey

Fred Yancey, 85, of MacArthur, West Virginia, passed away in Dunlap, on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. He was of the Baptist faith and loved flea marketing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Grace Yancey; and brothers, James and Jerry Yancey. He is survived by his son, Malcomb Yancey, Dunlap; sister, Lois…

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Wanda Sue “Tootie” Frederick White

Wanda Sue “Tootie” Frederick White, 71, of Dunlap, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021 at her home. She was of the Church of God faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommy and Beatrice Frederick; brothers, Joe, Carlos, Charles, and Gene Frederick; and sister, Patsy Frederick. She is survived by her husband, Henry…

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