Area News

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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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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COVID-19 vaccinations available Saturday morning

COVID-19 vaccinations will be available for specific groups on Saturday morning, January 2 at Sequatchie County High School, Sequatchie County Emergency Management Director Winfred Smith announced. One hundred doses will be given to those in the 1a1 and 1a2 groups, plus those age 75 and above. The groups include health care workers and first responders…

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Fire fought at Dunlap residence

Local volunteer firefighters and other emergency personnel responded to a residence fire off Industrial Park Road on Thursday morning, December 31. Efforts were made to contain the fire and keep it from spreading to vehicles parked alongside the home, or to other homes. For more, see the January 7 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Bowman provides gifts bags to NHC

For the second straight year, Sequatchie County student Tyson Bowman has made Christmas brighter for residents of NHC in Dunlap. The sixth grade homeschooler, son of William and Mechelle Williams, raised money and accepted donations in order to stuff gift bags for facility residents, plus a bag for nurses. For more see the December 31…

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Lions Club and volunteers spread Christmas cheer

Even in difficult economic times for many, Sequatchie County residents displayed generosity for this year’s Christmas Basket Project. The Dunlap Lions Club’s longtime event had over 600 stops this year, reported Lions Club member Keith Cartwright. For more see the December 31 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Active COVID-19 cases rise 218 in two weeks

A large, daily spike in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Sequatchie County was reported by the Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH). On Monday, December 14, the number of cases listed as active and probable was 218, up from 86 on December 7 and 51 to start the month. For more see the December…

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Green signs to play softball at Bryan

Playing the sport since kindergarten, Sequatchie County High School senior Cali Green will continue to play softball while furthering her education at Bryan College next year. Cali signed with the Dayton college on December 9 with family, teammates, friends, and coaches from her school, summer, and future college team present. “I chose Bryan College because…

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