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Boston is Hatcher Award winner

Geraldine Boston was honored as the Howard Hatcher Award winner during the Sequatchie County-Dunlap Chamber of Commerce meeting October 14. Hatcher, former Chamber director and a longtime local volunteer, spoke on Boston along with Chamber board member Coy Swanger. For more see the October 21 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Director of Schools interviews set

Job interviews for the three Sequatchie County Director of Schools candidates are scheduled for October 19-20. Two interviews are set for Tuesday, at 3:45 p.m. and 5:15, and the third is set for Wednesday at 3:45. The interviews at the Sequatchie County Board of Education building are open to the public. For more, see the…

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Fredonia home destroyed in fire, no injuries reported

Volunteer firefighters from multiple departments responded to a home on Fredonia Mountain at approximately 8:00 p.m. October 13, reported Fredonia Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brian Ruehling. The home was a total loss, Ruehling said, but no injuries were reported to occupants or firefighters. The final unit left the scene at 1:30 a.m. For more, see…

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Two Sequatchie schools exit targeted list

Despite changes and other challenges posed by COVID-19, a pair of Sequatchie County Schools officially exited the state’s “Targeted Support and Improvement” (TSI) list. Principals of Griffith Elementary School and Sequatchie County Middle School applauded the work of everyone involved in showing improvement despite challenges. For more see the October 14 issue of The Dunlap…

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Tribune honored for winning designs

Advertising designs by The Dunlap Tribune recently earned recognition from the Tennessee Press Association’s Advertising Contest, judged by the New Jersey Press Association. The newspaper competed among other non-daily newspapers with a paid circulation less than 5,000. The newspaper won a first place award with its “Shop Local. Eat Local. Support Local.” ad campaign in…

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Road repair underway on Cagle Mountain

(photo by Sequatchie County Highway Department) The Sequatchie County Highway Department began preparing early Thursday morning for repair work after a section of Tate Hill Road, off McCarver Loop on Cagle Mountain, was washed away during heavy rain October 6. Highway department staff explained six families are affected but are able to leave on foot…

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Riverbend Farm is Tennessee Century Farm

Riverbend Farm celebrated its designation as a Tennessee Century Farm with an open house on Sunday, September 19. The Johnson family hosted the celebration at their home by welcoming friends, family and neighbors from several states to their 320-acre property located in the city limits of Dunlap. For more see the October 7 issue of…

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Adams Kyser is SCHS Alumnus of the Year

Janis Adams Kyser, a 1968 graduate of Sequatchie County High School, was named Alumnus of the Year prior to the Indian homecoming football game October 1. For more see the October 7 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Cyclists to pedal through area Saturday

With the reopening of Dunlap’s Harris Park for special events and regular activities, Cycle Sequatchie on Saturday, October 2 is “good to go,” said Sequatchie-Dunlap Chamber of Commerce Director Janis Kyser. “We’re so happy Cycle Sequatchie is taking place,” Kyser said. For more see the September 30 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Commission donates $50,000 to VFW

Helping the VFW Post 5772 aid local veterans and their families, the Sequatchie County Commission unanimously approved a $50,000 one-time donation during their special called meeting September 20. “This will allow us to get back on our mission,” said VFW member Johnny Cordell, present with Tommy Hickey. The $50,000 was recommended and approved by the…

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