Area News

Sanders guilty of manslaughter

After killing her husband in a domestic incident in 2017, Jerri Lynn Sanders, 46, received a nine-year sentence in Sequatchie County Circuit Court on August 8. Sanders pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of John Wayne Sanders, 61. For more see the August 15 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Carjackers get to ride in patrol car

Three individuals accused of assaulting and threatening a man before stealing his vehicle were charged with carjacking on July 30. Denied bond during a hearing August 2 were Hailey Green of Hixson, Bradley Stephens of Signal Mountain, and Devin McGill of Dunlap. For more see the August 8 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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New technology for students’ industrial training for career

Grants totaling nearly $49,385 are aiding Sequatchie County students eyeing careers in industrial and technology fields, announced Career Technical Education Director Marsha Talley. The largest portion of the Perkins Reserve Grant, $32,679, is to be used for the purchase of a plasma cutting table along with training resources. For more see the August 8 issue…

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County is recipient of $75,000 tourism grant

     The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced 27 communities will receive more than $1.3 million in Tourism Enhancement Grants to assist with tourism infrastructure assets. Sequatchie County is one of the grant recipients, with $75,000 to be awarded.      The two agencies partnered to…

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No property tax increase for Sequatchie

With little discussion, the 2019-2020 Sequatchie County budget was approved by Commission vote on July 29. The budget requires no property increase, with the rate remaining at $2.4422 per $100 of assessed property value. Monday’s vote was part of a special called meeting of the Sequatchie County Commission. The budget had been presented earlier this…

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Welcome 127 Yard Sale pickers

Much anticipated by some and dreaded by others, the World’s Longest Yard Sale is back. The six-state, 690-mile sale along U.S. Highway 127 brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to sites along mostly rural routes, allowing them to shop for unique items while generating money for the local economy. The sale officially runs Thursday, August…

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Hubner to double hiring with building acquisition

Hubner Manufacturing Corporation, a German-based subsidiary of Hubner Group, has entered into an agreement for a lease-option of the former Tecumseh Manufacturing building on Industrial Drive in Dunlap. The deal allows Hubner to double job projections for 135, as 66 jobs were announced during the company’s community meeting in Dunlap March 6. “Hubner plans to…

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Greer crowned Fairest of the Fair

Amelia Greer, a 2019 graduate of Sequatchie County High School, was crowned Fairest of the Fair on Saturday, July 20. Greer was awarded a $500 scholarship. For more see the July 25 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Pilot of crashed plane in surgery

     The pilot of a Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II FT aircraft that crashed Wednesday on Cagle Mountain is in surgery at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Sequatchie County Sheriff Coy Swanger reported. The Sheriff was informed of the pilot’s status by a relative. Sheriff Swanger said the pilot, from Canada, left Gainesville, Georgia, refilled in Cleveland, and was…

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Policeman calms local boy’s fears

Kooper Richard and his grandmother, Patsy Richard, were at a Dunlap business recently when City of Dunlap Police Officer Mark Fyfe drove up. “Kooper has always been afraid of policemen and did not see them in a good light,” said his grandmother. “When Officer Mark arrived, he noticed Kooper watching him, so he invited him…

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