Area News

Blaze consumes structure

Members of the Cagle Volunteer Fire Department responded to Harmon Road for a structure fire on March 13. For more see the March 19 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Help needed to identify thieves

Surveillance footage indicates two suspects were involved in the theft of catalytic converters, emissions control devices from a West Valley Road location, reports Sequatchie County Sheriff Coy Swanger. For more see the March 19 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Gas prices going down

Weekend trips may not be in the plans of most families at the present time, with concern over the COVID-19 virus, but for those traveling or just driving to work or businesses, cheap gas is currently commonplace. For more see the March 19 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Preemptive efforts to prevent virus spread

City, County work to prevent COVID-19 spread:  A number of local leaders, from City and County government, emergency response, and schools are working preemptively to help prevent spread of COVID-19, Novel Coronavirus. Through Monday, March 13, steps taken include closing Sequatchie County Schools with no after school activities through the week of March 28, limiting…

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Sequatchie County Schools closed through March

Sequatchie County School officials have closed school the weeks of March 16-28, 2020. All school-related activities are also canceled. For further information go to https://www.sequatchieschools.net/. See The Dunlap Tribune’s March 19 for more information about closings, coronavirus updates and more.

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NHC to restrict visitation

Temporary visitor restrictions at NHC: NHC Sequatchie, part of National Healthcare Corporation, has announced visitation will be restricted temporarily in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. NHC’s website lists steps being taken, including monitoring for symptoms and following federal guidelines and recommendations.   For more, including a video statement by National Healthcare Corporation CEO Stephen F.…

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Court proceedings suspended

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, Jeffrey S. Bivens, has declared a state of emergency for the Judicial Branch of Tennessee Government. All in-person proceedings in all state and local courts in Tennessee, including Sequatchie County and Dunlap, are suspended from the close of business on Friday, March…

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Fugitive sought by police

Robert Lee Neal, a Dunlap resident also known by the nickname “Lil’ Homie,” led authorities on a foot chase in the south area of Dunlap on March 3. Sequatchie County Schools went on what is known as a “soft lockdown,” reported Dunlap Police Chief Randy Phillips. “Mr. Neal was wanted for probation violation, domestic assault,…

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Woman is rescued from submerged vehicle

A young woman was brought out of the Sequatchie River on Sunday evening, March 8, after her vehicle left the roadway. Two local residents canoed into the river and brought her ashore, Dunlap Police Chief Randy Phillips reported. For more see the March 12 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Albright leads SCHS Class of 2020

A wide range of career goals are in the plans of Sequatchie County High School’s Class of 2020 Top 10, announced by the school. Paxton Coe Albright leads this year’s Top 10 as valedictorian. The son of Chris and Kristy Albright plans to attend Auburn University and major in Mechanical Engineering. “After receiving my degree,…

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