Area News

Roberts faces drug charges, counterfeit currency found

Harley Eugene Roberts was arrested on meth offenses by members of the 12th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Dunlap Police Chief Clint Hunt reported. Agents served a search warrant at his home in north Marion County, near the Sequatchie line and reportedly found meth along with a counterfeit currency operation. Chief Huth stated the United…

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Newsome is SCMS Homecoming Queen

Sequatchie County Middle School eighth grader Mallory Newsome was crowned homecoming queen during halftime of the Braves’ football game September 6. She was escorted by Jake Miller. Princesses were crowned from the school’s other grades. The game and ceremonies concluded a week of activities including themed dress-up days and class competitions. For more, see the…

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Young father shot, suspect charged

     A young father was killed when he was shot outside a Lewis Chapel Mountain residence on September 8. Logan D. Lepard, 21, was fatally shot by Paul D. Coffman, Jr., 21, the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department reported. For more, see the September 13, 2018 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Suspected gang members charged

Three individuals thought to be members of the Aryan Nation gang were arrested in Sequatchie County following a three-county pursuit. For more, see the September 6, 2018 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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$90,000 safety grant for Sequatchie schools

Sequatchie County Schools received $90,000 in state funding for school safety improvements, following extensive assessment conducted by local administrators and law enforcement. For more, see the September 6, 2018 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Freedom Award presented Dunlap Police Department

Support for National Guard and Reserve service members earned the Dunlap Police Department highest honors. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis named Dunlap Police Department a recipient of the 2018 Employer Support Freedom Award as one of the top employers for the National Guard and Reserve. For more, see the August 30, 2018 issue of…

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Sequatchie County schools off to a great start

Enrollment in the Sequatchie County School System is up slightly and leaders say even with more students attending than anticipated, the 2018-2019 school year has started well. For more, see the August 30, 2018 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Scores released for Sequatchie schools

Sequatchie County students are meeting and exceeding growth level expectations, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) announced. “Our district will celebrate this huge success but will continue to make improvements to curriculum and instruction for the continued growth and achievement of our students,” said Assistant Superintendent Marsha Talley. For more, see the August 23, 2018…

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Bradford leads officers on chase

Failure to stop for an often-cited traffic violation led to a police pursuit on Fredonia Mountain on August 14. Arrested and being held in the Sequatchie County Justice Center without bond is Chase Bradford, 22, of Dunlap. For more, see the August 23, 2018 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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TennCare fraud plea costs accused $54,933

Mandie Rollins, 42, of Graysville must repay $54,933 after pleading guilty to TennCare fraud and theft of services. She was placed on five years of probation. Her guilty plea was one of several heard in Sequatchie County Circuit Court on August 9. For more, see the August 16, 2018 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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