Area News

Veterans share stories as enlisted

Patience, determination, and a willingness to follow instructions helped Edward Brown during his time with the United States Navy, and he says those traits still apply. At age 19, Tommy Hickey, now 70, was one of many Sequatchie County residents drafted during the Vietnam War. For more, see the November 9 issue of The Dunlap…

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Two suspects sought

A pair of Rhea County men who attempted to steal approximately $1,800 of items from the Dunlap Tractor Supply are being sought, said Dunlap Police Chief Clint Huth. Warrants have been issued for James Richard McPherson, Jr., 44, and Rickey Eugene Taylor, 33. For more, see the November 9 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Veterans share stories as enlisted

James Green, a veteran of the United States Air Force, values his time serving his country but said education is a key for teens, gained either through the military or traditionally… Joining the United States Marines at age 17, Buford Dennis still values his time in the service and encourages young people to do so…

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Fight at car wash ends with father/son arrested

Tommy Shell, 51, and his son Shawn Shell, 24, face multiple charges for their reported involvement in a fight at a car wash in Dunlap on October 24, said Dunlap Police Chief Clint Huth. For more, see the November 2 issue of the The Dunlap Tribune.

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Brush fire gets away, damages 1800s home

A home built in the late 1800s caught fire Saturday, October 21, and firefighters from multiple area units responded. Damage to the home was estimated at 25 percent, along with some smoke, heat, and water damage, reported Norman Hatfield, Chief of the Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD). For more, see the October 26 issue of…

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Dunlap Adventist Christian School holds fundraiser auction

A fundraiser auction will be held Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dunlap Adventist Christian School for student activities. Items for auction include tickets to the Creative Discovery Museum, Tennessee Aquarium, pocket knives, gift cards, Peyton Manning rookie collectors’ cards and Confederate money. Food will also be available for sale. All activities will…

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Sanders charged with killing husband

     Jerri Lynn Sanders, 44, is accused of stabbing her husband, John Wayne Sanders, 61, with a kitchen knife Tuesday evening, October 17, reports Sequatchie County Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock. She remains in custody at the Sequatchie County Justice Center for criminal homicide after being denied bond during an October 18 hearing.      The Sheriff said the suspect…

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Change made on BTC Board of Directors

Over 550 votes were cast at the annual Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative (BTC) meeting on Thursday morning, October 12, giving newcomer Dion (Don) Ault, Jr. a spot on the Board of Directors alongside incumbent John Lee Downey. For more, see the October 19 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Fire displaces family while one was helping others

A Daus family lost their home in a fire while one of them was helping victims of a hurricane. The home of Glenda Hankins was destroyed on Friday night, October 13. Bob and Leanne Raber were also living at the home along with their three children. For more, see the October 19 issue of The…

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