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Entertainment expands for BTC Fiber Valley Fest

From youthful students to veterans of the national music scene who have been entertaining large audiences for decades, visitors to BTC Fiber Valley in Dunlap this year will see and hear a wide range of performers, all free of charge. The downtown festival officially takes place May 4-5, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on…

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FFA Marketing Team heading to nationals

Hard work by several Sequatchie County High School students involved in the FFA program has paid off, with the club’s marketing team headed to the 2024 national event in October. “They earned first place in the state,” said the school’s FFA sponsor, Tammie Akin. “We’re really proud. They’ll be traveling to Indianapolis.” For more see…

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Mayme Annetta Hitchcox Phillips

Mayme Annetta Hitchcox Phillips, 69, of Dunlap, Tennessee passed away Thursday, April 11, 2024 at Erlanger Sequatchie. Mayme was the best wife, mother and grandmother anyone could ask for. She was a very strong woman who also took care of everyone around her. Mayme loved Jesus and her heart was with the Lord. She was…

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Jeanne Ann Parrish

Jeanne Ann Parrish, 82, of Dunlap, Tennessee, formerly of Laverne, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, March 29, 2024. She was of the Christian faith, and we believe there was a joyful and glorious reunion in heaven when she arrived that morning. Mrs. Parrish was an LPN who taught CNAs and worked in home care in Chattanooga.…

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Kathy Dianne Waters McWilliams

Kathy Dianne Waters McWilliams, 59, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 14, 2024 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents, Freddie and Catherine Talley Waters; brother, Larry Waters. She is survived by her husband, Gerald McWilliams; sons, David (Tonya) McWilliams and Daniel (Heather) McWilliams; brother, Michael (Jane) Waters; sister, Heather…

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Gayle Hatfield

Gayle Hatfield, 85, of Hixson, Tennessee, formerly of Dunlap, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at the home of her daughter. She was a member of Clear Creek church of Christ. Gayle was a beautician and an aid at the Martin Boyd Christian Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Avery and Estel…

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Glenda Kaye Gray

Glenda Kaye Gray, 52, of Dunlap, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at home after a brief illness. Glenda was a graduate of Sequatchie County High School and a lifelong resident of Sequatchie County where she was involved with local community activities. Glenda grew up working on the family dairy farm for many years.…

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Ivan Ward Condra

Ivan Ward Condra, 90, of Dunlap, Tennessee died at his home Friday, April 5, 2024. Ivan was born at home in Sequatchie County on January 2, 1934. He grew up in the New Hope community. Ivan attended Center Point Elementary and graduated from Sequatchie County High School. He was a licensed surveyor for 40 years.…

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Clinic nearing 14,000 surgeries

The Sequatchie Valley Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic is now entering its fifth year helping animals, and the cat and dog population in the Sequatchie Valley. After four years, the center is nearing 14,000 surgeries at its 442 SR8 Highway 111 facility, at the foot of Cagle Mountain in Dunlap. For more see the…

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Students learn about schools during SCOPE

Students from Sequatchie County High School attending the recent Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE) shared their experiences at the Sequatchie County Board of Education meeting April 1. Attending from SCHS were Sophie Graham, Kailey Bryant, Connor Bryant, and AJ Hendon. “These are all exemplary students,” said teacher Clark Moore, one of the chaperones…

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