Area News

Riding for the children: rodeo June 5-6

The third annual SETHRA-CASA benefit rodeo will continue as scheduled with safety precautions related to COVID-19 in place. The rodeo is set for June 5-6 at the Sequatchie County Fairgrounds off Heard Street, beginning at 7:30 p.m. with gates opening at 6:00. “Many measures are being taken to allow for social distancing,” said SETHRA-CASA Program…

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Suspicious fire battled by volunteers

A mobile home, heavily damaged by a fire on Sunday, May 17, was completely destroyed by a separate fire on Wednesday, May 20. Southend Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ken Herron said the blaze does seem suspicious. “We were at this same location on Wiggly Loop in Cartwright on Sunday,” Chief Herron explained. “That call came…

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Reid to lead Lady Indian basketball

Kevin Reid, coaching Sequatchie County Middle School at a state tournament game, has been announced as the new head girls basketball coach at Sequatchie County High School. Reid’s teams at SCMS won several consecutive conference tournament titles and have won nearly every game against local rivals recently. For more, see the May 28 issue of…

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Seniors reflect on missed time with classmates

Though graduation and prom are being scheduled, pending health and safety conditions, the Sequatchie County High School Class of 2020 have had to make a number of adjustments in the last half of the school year due to COVID-19 concerns. In Sequatchie County, parents, volunteers, and business partners have worked together to make the seniors’…

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Splash pad scheduled to open May 15

The splash pad at Harris Park is scheduled to open at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 15, Dunlap Mayor Dwain Land announced. Children playing on the pad will be limited to 10 at a time, the Mayor explained, with staff on hand to help maintain social distancing and make sure everyone gets time in the…

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No active COVID-19 cases as of May 10

The number of testing for COVID-19 in Sequatchie County continues to increase, but the number of confirmed cases has grown only slightly. In further good news, all six of the cases listed by the Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH) as of May 10 for Sequatchie County were classified as recoveries. For more see the May…

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Courthouse eyes June 1 re-opening

Sequatchie County Clerk Charlotte Cagle (center) and assistant clerks Marissa Waters (left) and Lana Waters (right) are nearly ready to greet customers at the county courthouse. For more see the May 14 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Senior Cruise scheduled

A Senior Cruise to honor Sequatchie County High School 2020 graduates is scheduled for Friday, May 15, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The cruise is to run north to Cherry Street, with some street entrances to Rankin Avenue temporarily closed.

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