Steven Gary Sims

Steven Gary Sims, 68, of Artesia, New Mexico, formerly of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Dunlap. Gary was a 1969 graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School and a 1973 graduate of University of the South in Sewanee. He was CEO of J. S. Ward and Son Insurance Company of Artesia, New Mexico. He…

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Thelma Mae Isham

Thelma Mae Isham, 73, of Dunlap, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Parkridge Medical Center. She attended New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was active with the Dunlap Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Michell Isham; parents, Leonard Milwood and Eddie Mae Newman; and step-father, Fred Newman. She is survived…

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Commission considering waste reduction for landfills

Reduction of waste ending in landfills, and lowering of related costs, could be in the future for Sequatchie County. County commissioners approved allowing County Executive Keith Cartwright and County Attorney Jennifer Mitchell to enter into a non-binding agreement with Carbon Black Global (CBG), LLC, during their regular monthly meeting on August 15. Executive Cartwright explained…

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Suspect shot, wounded by armed citizen

Tyler Shell, a suspect in a vehicle theft in Dunlap, was shot by a Blue Sewanee Road resident on Saturday night, April 13. Shell had led officers on a pursuit on nearby Smith Mountain and was thought to be armed, a report stated. At about 8:15 p.m., Shell, on foot, reportedly charged a homeowner outside…

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Smith named area Educator of the Week

Stacey Smith, a Sequatchie County Middle School teacher, and her seventh grade students were surprised by NewsChannel 9 videographer and producer Kellie McClune on April 4. McClune and SCMS Principal Devona Smith visited Smith’s class to present her with the NewsChannel 9/Tennessee Lottery Educator of the Week award. For more see the April 11 issue…

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Sequatchie’s health ranking jumps to 33rd

The overall health of Sequatchie County residents continues to dramatically improve in the Robert Wood Foundation health rankings since Erlanger Health System opened the Erlanger Sequatchie Valley Emergency Room in July 2014. Today, Sequatchie County ranks 33 in overall health out of 95 Tennessee counties, up from 68 in 2017 and 91 in 2013. For…

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Jodie Beavers

Jodie Beavers, of Dunlap, passed away Thursday April 4, 2019 while living at Alexian Village of Tennessee. Before his onset of dementia, he was very outgoing. He was funny and light hearted, he had many friends and everyone loved him. He was the best daddy in the world making sure his children and grandchildren always…

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OMNI Outreach connects individuals to new experiences

Around three of four years ago, a young man who had been in a wheelchair his whole life wanted to go deer hunting. Travis Smith, with OMNI Rehab in Dunlap and Pikeville, began working with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and eventually was able to take him on a special wheelchair hunt. For more see…

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SCHS boasts State FFA winners

Sequatchie County High School had three state champions and two runner-up finishes at the FFA State Convention in Gatlinburg held March 24-27. Awards, a career fair, workshops, and a trip to Dolly Parton’s Stampede were followed by competitions between students from around the state. At the state event, students demonstrated their knowledge of each category.…

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Kate Walling

Allie Kate Narramore Walling, 90, of Dunlap, died Saturday, March 30, 2019 at her home. She was a member of Dunlap church of Christ. She and her husband, T.J. Walling, were founders and owners of Black Cat Tire Exchange for over 60 years and currently own and operate Kat’s Car Wash, Kat’s Equipment and Kat’s…

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