Area News

“Turtleman’s” search leads through Dunlap

Ernie Brown, Jr., “The Turtleman,” joined The Dukes of Hazzard cast members Byron Cherry and Chris Hensel in Dunlap on October 5, with the group filming a scene for Brown’s new series. Brown hosted Call of the Wildman, a popular wildlife reality series airing on Animal Planet for several years. Brown said his latest adventure…

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Firemen assist in recovery at state park

The Dunlap Fire Department was called out for a mutual aid, rope rescue assignment at Fall Creek Falls on October 9. A 55-year-old male fell over 200 feet off a bluff and did not survive, volunteers were informed. For more see the October 15 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Efforts of youth lead to rally at park

Local youth, after attending the Resurrection event in the Smokies last winter, felt something similar would be a positive for others in Dunlap. After much planning and help from adult youth leaders, the Rally in the Valley was set for Saturday, October 17. “Our youth wanted something that could be shared in our community, like…

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Dunlap SVEC office closed until further notice

Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative’s Dunlap office is closed until further notice for precautionary cleaning and sanitization due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, SVEC announced in a social media post. SVEC’s offices in South Pittsburg, Pikeville, and Tracy City remain open. The SVEC website and app for iPhone and Android can be used for account…

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Tennille aids firemen in Northwest

A destructive series of wildfires in Washington and Oregon have pushed firefighters to their limit, while claiming lives and countless acres of property. Sequatchie County’s Mendy Tennille has traveled for several operations in recent weeks, supporting fire crews as a paramedic. “I’m working with Frontline EMS, a disaster-response corporation,” Tennille said. “They go out to…

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Early voting to start October 14

In what promises to be a historic State and Federal General Election, early voting in Sequatchie County begins October 14 and runs through October 29. Election Day in the Presidential race and State races is November 3. Hours for early voting are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon…

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Cartwright is SCHS Alumnus of the Year

Each year at Sequatchie County High School’s homecoming, an Alumnus of the Year is announced honoring an outstanding graduate of the school. For 2020, recognized was Sequatchie County Executive Keith Cartwright (second from left). He was joined on the field by (left to right) Director of Schools Pete Swafford, SCHS Principal Regina Belknap, and SCHS…

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Fishing team brings home win

Dylan Johnson and Noah Widick brought home the win in Sequatchie County High School’s first fishing tournament of the 2020-2021 season. Their catches weighed in at 14.62 pounds for the five-fish limit at the River Run Shootout on Nickajack Lake. For more see the October 1 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Homecoming parade is Friday

Though changes to the route and the number of participants were necessary, the 2020 Sequatchie County High School Homecoming Parade on October 2 still promises to be a memorable occasion for all involved. “We had to do some things differently due to COVID-19 and distancing,” said SCHS Principal Regina Belknap. “We wanted to continue the…

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City officials discuss Scare on the Square

Local leaders, businesses, and volunteers are working to continue Dunlap traditions, with events such as the Coke Ovens Park Bluegrass Festival and Days of Yesterday scheduled for October. Another event planned, with changes, is Scare on the Square on October 31. Dunlap City Commissioners discussed the Scare during their regular meeting on September 17. “We’ve…

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