Area News

Car flips on top, teens extricated

A rain-slick roadway and driver inexperience were contributing factors in a single-vehicle wreck on Friday, February 9, the Dunlap Police Department reports. A 16-year-old driver was injured and transported to Erlanger Sequatchie Valley for treatment, said Dunlap Police Chief Clint Huth, while two 16-year-old passengers were uninjured. All three had to be extricated from the…

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Wrestlers headed to State

With returnees and wrestlers competing at the state level for the first time, Sequatchie County High School will take a determined group of athletes to the Class A/AA state tournament outside Nashville February 15-17. For more, see the February 15 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Struggle ends with 2 injured from gunshot

Two people were injured during a shooting incident at a home in the Valley View subdivision in Dunlap. Authorities are determining what led to gunshot wounds. Arrested and charged with aggravated assault was Clark S. Morris, one of those injured. For more, see the February 8 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Launch pad proposed on Sequatchie

The Sequatchie River, below the Humpback Ridge on Old York Highway, is expected to be the site of a new boat ramp. Plans call for grant funding to be finalized in the next few months. For more, see the February 8 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Lady Braves take third straight SVC basketball championship

Sequatchie County Middle School won their SVC girls basketball conference for the third straight year, defeating Van Buren County in South Pittsburg on January 23. The Lady Braves won in a semifinal over December 20, and running through their league schedule undefeated. Players on the team include (front, left to right) Kiley Elliott, Jadeyn Girdley,…

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Pedestrian hit by car, dies from injuries

A new resident of Dunlap, known to often walk in the northern area of Dunlap, was struck and later died from injuries suffered in an accident on January 26. Hit by an oncoming vehicle as he reportedly crossed the highway was Bobby Lynn Mosley, 68. For more, see the February 1 issue of The Dunlap…

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BTC to invest $7.8 million

Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative, Inc., (BTC) revealed plans Friday, January 19 to construct a fiber optic network that will make gig-speed Internet available to almost 2,000 BTC members in and around Dunlap. BTC has received a $7.8 million TN-548 P Loan from the federal Rural Utility Service for the upcoming project. For more, see the January 25 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Sex offender on school grounds, charged

After being released from prison in November 2017, Jonathon Eric Kelly, 37, was arrested and is held without bond for reportedly violating the Tennessee Sexual Offender Registry Law. Kelly is classified as a Violent Against Children Sex Offender, said Dunlap Police Chief Clint Huth. For more, see the January 25 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Driver sought after fleeing through parking lot

Alexander Grindstaff, 25, is being sought by authorities after reportedly leading them on a chase through two pedestrian-filled areas, reports Sequatchie County Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock. For more, see the January 11 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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State questions Rescue Squad practices

Records of the Sequatchie County Rescue Squad have been examined by the Tennessee State Comptroller’s Office, with results released to the squad’s board of directors, state legislators and leaders, and others. Findings related to “unsupported and questionable” transactions were discovered, said Comptroller Justin P. Wilson, but no transactions were described as criminal or deceptive. For…

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