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City eyes 5¢ property tax increase

The Dunlap City Commission approved the first reading of an ordinance, which, if passed, will raise the city property tax to 87.6 cents per $100 of assessed property. The increase is five cents. The vote came during the commission’s regular meeting on July 21.  Three approved readings are required, which are expected to take place…

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Stanley Leon Wilson

Stanley Leon Wilson, age 56, of Dunlap, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2022 at his residence.  Stanley was full of life. He was a logger by trade and took pride in the fact that all his logs were hand cut.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Margaret Hopkins Wilson; brothers, Ronnie…

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Essie Mae “Duke” Keener

Essie Mae “Duke” Keener, 94, of Pikeville, Tennessee died July 19, 2022. Essie was a member at Keener Hill Church of God. Essie was a homemaker, loved her family, but devoted her life taking care of kids and anyone she came in contact with.  She enjoyed taking walks, gardening, flowers, and raising all kind of…

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William Johnson Jr.

William Luther Johnson, Jr, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, passed away July 1, 2022 at his home at the age of 64.  Born in Dunlap to the late William Luther and Mildred Harvey Johnson, he attended Sequatchie County High School and worked in drywall installation. Luther was an avid NASCAR and Kansas City Chiefs fan.  In addition…

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Earl Zane Hill

Earl Zane Hill, 84, of Whitwell, Tennessee passed on July 22, 2022.   Earl was born to Nola and Ola “Peck” Hill on November 26, 1937, the seventh of eight children. He grew up in Rhea County, Tennessee with his five brothers and two sisters and graduated from Spring City High School in 1956. He…

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Petreva “Pat” Nunley Hargiss

Petreva “Pat” Frances (Nunley) Hargiss died Saturday, July 16, 2022.  Ever the epitome of a Southern lady, she leaves teachings of class, dignity, and caring behind in the family that she stood as matriarch for. Few have been made like her and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was born…

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Doyle Cribbs

Doyle Jerome Cribbs, age 61, of Dunlap, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Erlanger Sequatchie.  He was preceded in death by his parents, J.D. Cribbs, Sr. and Ellen Broom Cribbs; brothers, Jerry, Henry, Forrest, Horace, Bobby and Glen; nephew, Jeffrey Cribbs; and niece, Shelby Doughren. He is survived by his wife, Arlisa Bell Cribbs;…

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Tennessee’s Tax Free Holidays coming

Originally designed to give families a discount on school supplies and clothing, the Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday now includes many food items plus gun safety products.  Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 29, shoppers can purchase clothing and school supplies, plus art supplies and computers without sales tax added. Shirts, pants, dresses, pairs of…

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Give a Kid a Chance aids children, families

Hundreds of children and their families were helped by Give a Kid a Chance, offering school supplies, health and safety information, and other services. The annual program was hosted this year by Ewtonville Baptist Church July 15.  For more see the July 21 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Sen. Blackburn visits county

United States Senator Marsha Blackburn visited with local leaders July 15, part of her 95-county tour. Sen. Blackburn stated she was impressed by the community, especially the downtown area.  “Dunlap is looking great,” she stated. “Tourism and bringing in visitors is vital to a community’s success.”  For more see the July 21 issue of The…

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