Area News

Diamond Rio headliner for July 4th celebration

It’s a bit longer away than “in a week or two,” but multi-platinum country artists Diamond Rio are on their way to Dunlap. Diamond Rio is headlining the fifth annual City of Dunlap Music Festival, concluding Independence Day festivities on Thursday, July 4. For more see the June 6 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Motorcycle, truck collide on Rankin Avenue

A motorcycle and truck collided at the intersection of U.S. Highway 127 and Hickey Circle in Dunlap on Monday afternoon, June 3. Numerous emergency personnel responded to the scene at about 1:45 p.m. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation into the wreck. For more, see the June 6 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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County buys property for future prospects

The purchase of $375,000 for a building and four acres at the industrial park was approved by the Sequatchie County Commission on Monday evening, May 20 during a special called meeting. No specific purpose for the building and property were discussed, though County Executive Keith Cartwright said the county needed to be proactive when it…

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SETHRA-CASA Rodeo May 31 – June 1

After a successful first event in 2018, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), is bringing back its fund raising rodeo at the end of May. The two-night event with CASA, part of the Southeast Tennessee Human Resources Agency (SETHA), begins at 7:30 p.m. May 31 and June 1. Gates open at 6:00. For more see the…

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Mechanic charged with theft of transmission

Dunlap mechanic and business owner Richard E. Binney, 58, was charged with theft May 3 following an investigation by local authorities. Binney, owner of Richard’s Service Center on Rankin Avenue, reportedly failed to replace a transmission after a vehicle was brought in for service. For more see the May 16 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Marion hosts the Special Olympics

Determined athletes from Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Grundy and host Marion County joined together for the Special Olympics, held May 10 at Marion County High School. Hundreds of participants were supported by teachers and staff from their schools, the Marion County High School band, and countless friends and family members. For more see the May 16 issue…

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Thomas guilty of assaulting Dunlap doctor and staff

A woman who assaulted a doctor and medical staff after being denied prescription medicine was found guilty by jury trial in Sequatchie County May 6. Jurors found Cecilia Thomas, 55, guilty of aggravated assault for incidents at Dr. Mary Baldwin’s office in Dunlap in September 2017. For more see the May 9 issue of The…

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Valley Fest 2019 is here!

Local favorites, some with roots in the Sequatchie Valley, are joining nationally-known entertainers for the ninth annual Valley Fest May 1-5. Starting with a carnival on Wednesday, the downtown festival includes a car show, race, arts show, fireworks, food, crafts, and a wide range of singing and music. Singing starts Friday with performers brought to…

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Keener signs with Kentucky Wesleyan

Advancing to the TSSAA state tournament the past two seasons, Sequatchie County High School senior Will Keener has been one of the school’s most successful athletes in any sport. Last week, Keener made the decision to continue his wrestling career at Kentucky Wesleyan University (KWU) in Owensboro, and is the first male from SCHS to…

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