Riding for the children: rodeo June 5-6

The third annual SETHRA-CASA benefit rodeo will continue as scheduled with safety precautions related to COVID-19 in place. The rodeo is set for June 5-6 at the Sequatchie County Fairgrounds off Heard Street, beginning at 7:30 p.m. with gates opening at 6:00. “Many measures are being taken to allow for social distancing,” said SETHRA-CASA Program…

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Suspicious fire battled by volunteers

A mobile home, heavily damaged by a fire on Sunday, May 17, was completely destroyed by a separate fire on Wednesday, May 20. Southend Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ken Herron said the blaze does seem suspicious. “We were at this same location on Wiggly Loop in Cartwright on Sunday,” Chief Herron explained. “That call came…

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Martin Smith

Martin Cecil Smith, 73, of Signal Mountain passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Thurman and Catherine Opal Hartman Smith; and sister, Norma Smith Knier. He is survived by his wife, Jo Kell Smith; children, Mark (Connie) Smith…

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Reid to lead Lady Indian basketball

Kevin Reid, coaching Sequatchie County Middle School at a state tournament game, has been announced as the new head girls basketball coach at Sequatchie County High School. Reid’s teams at SCMS won several consecutive conference tournament titles and have won nearly every game against local rivals recently. For more, see the May 28 issue of…

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George Wagner

On May 17, 2020, George Landis Wagner of Dunlap left to be with the Lord at the age of 87. He was a graduate of Sequatchie County High School, where he excelled in both basketball and football. Throughout his life, he had many successful achievements as an entrepreneur and as a politician. After high school,…

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Wanda Boston Littrell

In loving memory, we say goodbye to Wanda Gayle Boston Littrell, who passed away May 17, 2020 at the age of 75. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Mamie Owensby Boston; husband, Dennis Eugene Littrell; daughter, Brenda Littrell Lewis; brothers, Lloyd Boston and LaVaughn Boston; and sister, Phyllis Boston Cribbs. She…

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Gene Hargiss

Francis Eugene “Gene” Hargiss, 82, was called to his heavenly home on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. Gene was born April 2, 1938 in Battle Creek, Tennessee. He served in the US Air Force as an Airman Second Class MP (1954-58). He also was employed by Peter Bawden Drilling, Inc.…

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Seniors reflect on missed time with classmates

Though graduation and prom are being scheduled, pending health and safety conditions, the Sequatchie County High School Class of 2020 have had to make a number of adjustments in the last half of the school year due to COVID-19 concerns. In Sequatchie County, parents, volunteers, and business partners have worked together to make the seniors’…

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Splash pad scheduled to open May 15

The splash pad at Harris Park is scheduled to open at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 15, Dunlap Mayor Dwain Land announced. Children playing on the pad will be limited to 10 at a time, the Mayor explained, with staff on hand to help maintain social distancing and make sure everyone gets time in the…

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