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Thomas family is counting their blessings

“The month of November causes us to reflect on what we are the most thankful for,” says Melissa Cordell. “This year, our family has so much to be thankful for, and especially for the miracle that our son-in-law, Eric, will be celebrating the holidays with us this year.” In August 2022, Eric Thomas was hospitalized…

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Dunlap’s water department earns high score

The City of Dunlap’s water system recently earned a high score on its sanitary survey inspection, conducted by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The system earned a score of 591 out of 599, in the 98th percentile. For more see the November 24 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Exemplary teachers honored

A number of teachers meeting or exceeding state standards were recognized as “exemplary” at the Sequatchie County Board of Education meeting November 7. The meeting was held at Sequatchie County Middle School in the cafeteria due to the attendance, with a number of teachers, staff, and their families present. Principals of each county school spoke…

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Coops Creek Trestle adds to greenway trail

Around two months of construction has resulted in further expansion to the greenway trail through Dunlap, a benefit for walkers. The new trestle bridge, built by Tim Grant and GAC Contracting, allows a new path over Coops Creek and honors past railroad usage in the city, said Valley Fest board member Winston Pickett. For more…

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James “Jim” Potter

James (Jim) H. Potter, of Dunlap, Tennessee passed away Monday, November 7. Jim and his wife, Pat, relocated from Southern California to Tennessee five years ago to build their retirement home in Sequatchie County where they made lasting friendships within their community. Jim is survived by his wife; Pat; children, Brenda Potter (John), Shann Lanning,…

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Retired judges Graham and Smith honored

By Michael O’Hagan More than 100 peopled filled Chattanooga’s Walden Club to capacity Tuesday evening to honor longtime Circuit Court judges Thomas W. “Rusty” Graham and Curtis J. Smith. Both men retired earlier this year after decades on the bench. Each served the 12th Judicial District of Tennessee, comprised of Bledsoe, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Rhea,…

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Donations needed for Food Bank

With rising food prices, the need for donations is high in Sequatchie County, said Denise Kell, one of two inventory managers at the Sequatchie County Fellowship of Churches Food Bank. The center operates two days a week, Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 103 Heard Street in…

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Doyle Teague

Doyle Engile Teague, 81, of Signal Mountain, Tennessee passed away November 5, 2022 at Hospice Care Center of Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Teague; infant daughters, Betsy and Betty Teague; father, Jess Teague; mother, Gertrude Teague; sisters, Mae Smith, Betty Henderson, Bea Stewart, Barbara Hyder, and Juanita Wilson. He is…

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Juvenile suspect sought, others in custody after drug operation

Sequatchie County Sheriff Bill Phillips reported three juvenile passengers were taken into custody and a juvenile driver is still being sought, following a November 3 pursuit and wreck. The Sheriff explained department officers and 12th Judicial Drug Task Force agents served a search warrant in Daus, recovering 150 suspected fentanyl pills plus other drugs, weapons,…

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Veterans Day activities planned

Sequatchie County residents have the opportunity to show their appreciation for area Veterans with events planned November 11, Veterans Day, and one day prior.  On November 11, the annual Veterans Day Parade begins at the Sequatchie County Courthouse at 10:00 a.m. The parade continues south on Rankin Avenue then to State Route 28 at the…

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