Area News

Smith named area Educator of the Week

Stacey Smith, a Sequatchie County Middle School teacher, and her seventh grade students were surprised by NewsChannel 9 videographer and producer Kellie McClune on April 4. McClune and SCMS Principal Devona Smith visited Smith’s class to present her with the NewsChannel 9/Tennessee Lottery Educator of the Week award. For more see the April 11 issue…

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Sequatchie’s health ranking jumps to 33rd

The overall health of Sequatchie County residents continues to dramatically improve in the Robert Wood Foundation health rankings since Erlanger Health System opened the Erlanger Sequatchie Valley Emergency Room in July 2014. Today, Sequatchie County ranks 33 in overall health out of 95 Tennessee counties, up from 68 in 2017 and 91 in 2013. For…

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OMNI Outreach connects individuals to new experiences

Around three of four years ago, a young man who had been in a wheelchair his whole life wanted to go deer hunting. Travis Smith, with OMNI Rehab in Dunlap and Pikeville, began working with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and eventually was able to take him on a special wheelchair hunt. For more see…

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SCHS boasts State FFA winners

Sequatchie County High School had three state champions and two runner-up finishes at the FFA State Convention in Gatlinburg held March 24-27. Awards, a career fair, workshops, and a trip to Dolly Parton’s Stampede were followed by competitions between students from around the state. At the state event, students demonstrated their knowledge of each category.…

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City to borrow up to $3M for projects

Borrowing up to $3 million in bonds to fund various projects was approved by Dunlap City Commissioners on March 21. Funds will be used for long-discussed work on Harris Park and the continuation of a walking track south to Sequatchie County Schools, fire engines and possible expansion of the Dunlap Police Department. For more see…

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Hale takes first at State FBLA Leadership Conference

Several members of Sequatchie County High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the three-day Tennessee State Leadership Conference March 10-13 in Chattanooga. In addition to attending workshops and networking, students competed in academic competitions. One of those earned first place in his competition. For more see the March 21 issue of The Dunlap…

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Worley aces volleyball scholarship to Cleveland State

A standout in volleyball and softball since her freshman year, Sequatchie County High School senior Josie Worley has made a decision on the sport to play in college while continuing her education. The daughter of Tim and Jennifer Worley will play volleyball at Cleveland State Community College for Coach Alizabeth Atnip. For more see the…

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Scam concern now verified as legitimate fundraising

The Dunlap Fire Department and Southend Volunteer Fire Department posted information on social media advising residents of a possible scam operating locally. Donations were being solicited for a fire department or rescue squad, it was noted. After further communication, DFD reported the effort is actually legitimate fundraising for the Sequatchie County Rescue Squad. Department members…

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Hubner to construct 36,000 square foot building, generate 66 jobs

Hubner Manufacturing Corporation to establish operations in Dunlap: With a start-up planned for January 2020, officials from Hubner Manufacturing Corporation, along with Governor Bill Lee and other leaders, announced a $9.6 million private investment in Dunlap on March 6. Hubner, a world-wide manufacturer of products for transportation and energy sectors, plans to create approximately 66…

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