Dunlap Animal Clinic now open

Dunlap Animal Clinic began treating the community’s furry friends on Monday, June 1. The new business on Rankin Avenue includes veterinarians with 23 years of combined experience along with two vet techs, said one of the partners, Chris Blevins. “We considered moving into Dunlap for a couple of months,” said Blevins, who also works at…

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Sacrifices remembered Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day in Sequatchie County is a solemn occasion, with local veterans joining with their families and other community members to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. This year, with the COVID-19 health threat still looming, ceremonies had some differences. Tom Egleston from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post…

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Confederate Railroad headlining July 4

The Independence Day celebration in Dunlap, one of the community’s most anticipated events each year, is set to take place Saturday, July 4. A parade, fireworks, and music at Dunlap’s Harris Park are all planned, with headliner Confederate Railroad among those performing at the City of Dunlap music festival. For more see the June 4…

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Mildred Barker Talley

Mildred Barker Talley, 90, of Chattanooga, Tennessee passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020. Mildred was born December 5, 1929. She was a member of Red Bank Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Friendship Class of RBCP, Daughters of the American Revolution, Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher’s Honorary Sorority, Retired Teachers Association, First Families of Tennessee, and in earlier years,…

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Christeen Denise Minton Layman

Christeen Denise Minton Layman, 70 of Dunlap, Tennessee passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Daisy Slaughter Minton; husband, Gene Layman; sisters, Wilma Kenner, Myrtle Smith and Bessie Lee Hillis. She is survived by her son, Rocky (Laura) Layman; grandchildren, Todd (Rebecca) Layman, Shane (Haley) Layman…

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Willavene Greene Dunn

   Willavene Greene Dunn, 92, of Dunlap, Tennessee died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Parkside Nursing Facility in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia.    Mrs. Dunn was a member of Dunlap United Methodist Church. She was a former employee of TVA, and after her husband died in 1997, she retired from Fayetteville Methodist Church and moved back…

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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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