Area News

County schools closing at noon

Sequatchie County Schools are closing at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, school officials announced. Inclement weather with snow is forecast and the temperature is expected to drop throughout the day.

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Longson signs with Cleveland State

From her days playing T-Ball as a two-year-old to the TSSAA Class AA State Softball Tournament in Murfreesboro, Sequatchie County High senior Peyton Longson has spent much of her life on the ball fields and courts. Longson will continue to play softball at least two more years after high school, as she signed to attend…

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Stolen signs recovered, arrest made

Approximately 65 road signs taken from various areas Sequatchie County were recovered at the residence of Samuel Dishman, 31, according to a report by the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department. An investigation into a painted stop sign led to Dishman’s arrest for reported vandalism. Sequatchie County Road Superintendent Eric Higgins said the theft of these signs…

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Kilgore gives thanks for family’s restoration

Looking back over the past few years, Amy Bowman Kilgore says there have been many changes in her family. “As a child, the absolute anchor in my life was my grandmother, who raised me during the time of my life when I really needed her the most,” she said. “She was there for me during…

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Search for missing men leads to Nickajack

A two-day search for Matthew Henry, missing from Dunlap, and Wesley Ridge, missing from Marion County, was conducted by a multi-agency task force at Nickajack Lake last week. Assistant District Attorney Steve Strain said information received from authorities indicated remains or evidence could be found in Marion County at the lake. The search continued November…

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Barker signs to play soccer at Catawba

Balancing soccer, cheering, cross country and academics this fall, Sequatchie County High School senior Channing Barker excelled in each. The daughter of John and Chrisi Barker decided to continue her education at Catawba College in North Carolina while playing soccer and is the first SCHS player to sign for the sport. “I was first made…

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Driver extricated from wreck

Buck Harris, 68, received cuts to his face but did not appear to be seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck Tuesday morning, November 26. Family members arriving at the scene, in front of the Dollar General Store on U.S. Highway 127, said Harris was driving a 2004 Nissan truck at the time of the accident.…

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SCHS honors high ACT scorers

Scoring 30 or above places students taking the American College Testing (ACT) test among the top seven percent in the nation. Sequatchie County High School annually has several students achieving the mark, with all placed on the school’s “academic wall of fame.” For more see the November 21 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Mitchell signs with Roane State

During the 2019 high school baseball season, Sequatchie County High School junior Austin Mitchell and senior Colin Hudson made life difficult for most opposing batters. Mitchell and Hudson were part of a strong pitching staff, helping the Indians to the Class AA state baseball tournament and next year will be teammates again at Roane State…

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Failing to stop at a stop sign led to the arrest of a man on marijuana charges, reports Dunlap Police Chief Clint Huth. Taken into custody was Omar Veracruz, 19. For more see the November 14 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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