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State Fire Marshal’s office learns of Southend Fire Dept. needs

Members of the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office visited several fire departments around Southeast Tennessee May 13, including the Southend Volunteer Fire Department in Daus.  Gary Farley, Assistant Commissioner of Fire Prevention from the State Department of Commerce and Insurance, said the visits allow the State to hear directly from those volunteering.  For more see…

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First Songwriters Festival is success

Those who made their way to downtown Dunlap May 14-15 enjoyed free music from numerous talented musicians who also happen to be creative songwriters. The first Dunlap Songwriters Festival was held and plans are for it to be a yearly event. Performers included Jay Lynch (above, on right), singing at The Yard. Street performers, arts…

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Songwriters performing downtown May 14-15

Accomplished songwriters, who are also talented singers and musicians, make up the line-up for the inaugural Songwriters Festival in downtown Dunlap May 14-15. The free festival includes music at multiple locations, with food and craft vendors also on-site.  For more see the May 12 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Tree Toppers work to mark Trail of Tears

Signs officially recognizing the Trail of Tears route in Sequatchie County have been placed, with work from several different organizations and departments involved. These signs are in addition to those previously place at the Dunlap Coke Ovens Park. The Trail of Tears was forced displacement of American Indian tribes which included Cherokee, Muscogee, Seminole, Chickasaw,…

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It’s here! BTC Valley Fest weekend

After months of planning by volunteers, 2022’s version of BTC Fiber Valley Fest is finally here. The event in the downtown Dunlap area spans three days, May 6-8, featuring free musical performances, cruise-in, crafts, food and much more.  On Friday, a number of musicians will be on stage at Coops Creek Commons behind Dunlap City…

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Cartwright, Lockhart, Phillips among Republican Primary winners

With all nine precincts counted in the Sequatchie County Republican Primary, winners include incumbent County Executive Keith Cartwright, incumbent County Trustee Larry S. Lockhart, and Bill Phillips, challenging for Sequatchie County Sheriff. All of May 3’s winners will be on the ballot in the August General Election. Cartwright, Lockhart, and Phillips have no opposition on…

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Safe exchange zone established

The Dunlap Police Department is now a safe exchange area for business transactions and child exchanges, such as a parent bringing a child to another parent who shares custody. Chief Randy Phillips explained the service has been planned for some time but legal procedures had to be studied.  For more see the April 28 issue…

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Commission honors Worley

On April 4, 1962, Betty Worley began service as Sequatchie County librarian. She officially has retired and during the Sequatchie County Commission meeting April 18, was honored by commission members and many others present.  Library Board Member and Commissioner Paul Powell spoke on behalf of other board members present. He explained Worley helped countless children…

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Evelyn Land – 100 years young

Surrounded by 21 family members, Evelyn Miles Land enjoyed her 100th birthday on April 10, 2022. The celebration was hosted by Spencer and Cindy Land at their home, said Evelyn’s daughter, Patti Pierce.  “There was lots of family, food, and fun,” Patti said.  For more see the April 21 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Sims leads SCHS Class of 2022

Leading the Sequatchie County High School Class of 2022 Top 10 as valedictorian is Autumn Sims. Others earning the Top 10 distinction are, in order, Hope Boynton, Hallie Barger, Channah Davidson, Tanner Land, Carter Bradford, Hadley Smith, Abigail Bragg, Serenity Atchley, and Jeremiah Reiss-Sherwood. For more see the April 21 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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