Fires plaguing Cartwright area

Three fires over three days in the Cartwright community of Sequatchie County have kept volunteers busy, reports Southend Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ken Herron. Worse, he added, each seems suspicious and arson is suspected. For more see the August 22 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Two accused of selling heroin

Two Sequatchie County women face drug-related charges after a search warrant was executed uncovered heroin and drug paraphernalia. Teresa Harvey, 51, and Tabitha Boyle, 30, were arrested on August 16. Boyle’s two young children were inside the home when law enforcement executed the search warrant on Snyder Loop. For more see the August 22 issue…

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Sheddy C. Thacker

Sheddy C. Thacker, 78, of Whitwell, died at NHC Dunlap, Saturday, August 17, 2019. Mr. Thacker was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Edna Morrison Thacker; his wife, Linda McGowan Thacker; infant son, Sheddy Thacker, Jr.; daughter, Vanessa Graham; two sisters, Linda Campbell and Faye Rutherford; and four brothers, Lester, Elmer, Jimmy Don…

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Roy Preston Mannon

Roy Preston Mannon, 72, of Whitwell died Friday, August 16, 2019. Mr. Mannon was a member of East Valley Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Alma Sisk Mannon; brothers, George, Kim and Jack Mannon; and sister, Mary Curtis. Survivors include his daughter, Tammy Johnston of Whitwell; sisters, Debbie Kingsley,…

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Sequatchie County Fair has something for everyone

From a poultry show at 10:00 a.m. on August 17 to a talent show on Saturday night, August 24, the 92nd annual Sequatchie County Fair features a range of activities. Registration of exhibits and flowers continues until August 20 at 11:00 a.m., followed by judging the remainder of the day and on Wednesday. For more…

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Sanders guilty of manslaughter

After killing her husband in a domestic incident in 2017, Jerri Lynn Sanders, 46, received a nine-year sentence in Sequatchie County Circuit Court on August 8. Sanders pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of John Wayne Sanders, 61. For more see the August 15 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Stephen Greer

Stephen Thomas Greer, 70, prominent attorney, devoted father and spouse, and lifelong resident of Dunlap, passed away August 6, 2019 at Erlanger Hospital. Greer was born on September 9, 1948. He was the son of Lota Applewhite Greer and the late Judge Arthur Thomas Greer, Jr. Greer was married to the love of his life,…

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Patty Grady Clayton

Patty Grady Clayton, 84, of Dunlap, died at her home on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Mrs. Clayton was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Willie Rubel Clayton; and parents, Max and Mildred Lockridge Grady. She was a member of the church of Christ of Dunlap. Survivors include sons, Freddie (Tammy) Clayton and…

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Carjackers get to ride in patrol car

Three individuals accused of assaulting and threatening a man before stealing his vehicle were charged with carjacking on July 30. Denied bond during a hearing August 2 were Hailey Green of Hixson, Bradley Stephens of Signal Mountain, and Devin McGill of Dunlap. For more see the August 8 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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New technology for students’ industrial training for career

Grants totaling nearly $49,385 are aiding Sequatchie County students eyeing careers in industrial and technology fields, announced Career Technical Education Director Marsha Talley. The largest portion of the Perkins Reserve Grant, $32,679, is to be used for the purchase of a plasma cutting table along with training resources. For more see the August 8 issue…

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