Crime show aired local investigation, trial

The case against two defendants charged in the death of Clifford Carden, Jr. in Sequatchie County in 2011 was featured on “Murder in the Heartland,” an investigative program on the Investigation Discovery channel. Found guilty of the murder were Susan Baker and Thomas Bettis. Carden’s body was found on February 3, 2011, floating in the…

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Dunlap offices up for election in May

Dunlap will have an election this year, with Election Day set for May 1. Offices to be decided include mayor, two commission posts, and city judge. Sequatchie County Register of Elections Jerrie Holland said incumbent Dwain Land and Clint Huth have picked up qualifying papers for the mayoral position, with Land returning his. For more…

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Michael McDonough

Michael “Mike” Russell McDonough’s life drew to a close on January 6, 2021. This transplanted southerner, or “Damn Yankee,” was born in Plainfield, New Jersey on September 2, 1951. Mike made Tennessee his home for the rest of his life. Mike is survived by his daughter, Michelle McDonough of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Shawnee Carter of Asheville,…

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Carolyn Grindle

Carolyn Faye Harmon Grindle, 81, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021. She was a lifelong resident of Walker County and of the Baptist faith. She retired from Tennessee Rand and enjoyed working in her flower garden, interior decorating, and spending time with her loving family. She was preceded in death by her…

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COVID-19 vaccinations to begin at 1:00 p.m.

Sequatchie County has received 100 doses of vaccinations for COVID-19 and shots will begin at 1:00 p.m. on January 8, Sequatchie County Emergency Management announced. Doses will be given at the high school to those in the 1a1 and 1a2 groups and those age 75 and older. Drivers are asked to enter school grounds off…

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Tiny homes project in early stages

Dunlap City Commission approved the first of three required readings on two ordinances which could bring further development within the City, during its December 29 meeting. The meeting had been postponed from earlier in the month. Ordinance 277 includes detailed requirements for a tiny home cluster development, including the definition of a tiny home, number…

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Danny Sprouse

Private graveside services and interment for Danny C. Sprouse, 79, of Walling, were held Monday, January 4 at Boiling Springs Cemetery. Bro. Kevin Daughrity officiated. Danny passed away Friday January 1, 2021 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center due to COVID-19 complications. He was born January 13, 1941 in Dunlap to the late Ollie and Octa…

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Ray “Stew” Pickett

Ray Stewart Pickett, 76, of Dunlap passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Memorial Hospital. He was affectionately called “Stew” by many of his friends. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and was a 1962 graduate of Sequatchie County High School. He was loving, caring, and the most selfless individual you would ever meet, and…

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Cecil Nunley

Cecil Earl Nunley passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021 at CHI Memorial Hospital. Cecil was a 46-year lifetime member of the Sequatchie County Rescue Squad. Over the decades, he served as captain and unit director longer than any other member in Sequatchie County. He served as Region 3 Vice President of the Tennessee Association Rescue…

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Bernice Key

Bernice Key, age 96, of Dunlap, TN died Sunday, January 3, 2021 at NHC Health Care in Dunlap. She was a member of the Ewtonville Baptist Church. She loved attending her Sunday School Class, gospel music, quilting, crocheting, cooking, gardening and growing flowers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Earl Key; son,…

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