Area News

Thousands enjoy Independence Day parade, events

Held one day early, July 3, due to the 2021 calendar, a large crowd lined Rankin Avenue for the annual Independence Day Parade. The parade returned to its usual route, from the Sequatchie County Fair Building to Harris Park, following a one-year change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more see the July 15 issue…

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Bradford and Tibbs named track all-state

Following high finishes at the TSSAA track meet, including a state title, Sequatchie County’s Carter Bradford and Anna Kate Tibbs have been recognized as all-state athletes by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association. For more see the July 15 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Johnson and Widick to fish in nationals

Finishing near the top of two-man teams in the Southeast Division and consistently high results have led Sequatchie County’s Dylan Johnson and Noah Widick to a national opportunity. The 2021 SCHS graduates are set to compete in the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster National Championship being held July 29-21 at Chickamauga Lake. For more see the…

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VFW given rifle of WWII hero

At 14, Sgt. Milton Sutherland from Sequatchie County was among the youngest Tennesseans to serve in World War II, and after returning from overseas, returned to service again, this time being drafted. His daughter, Janis Sutherland Spanger, recently donated her father’s color guard rifle to the VFW Post 5772. “This rifle was utilized by Milton…

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Harris Park Splash Pad open

The City of Dunlap announced the splash pad at Harris Park is now open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day. Dunlap Mayor Clint Huth reminds families that adult supervision is required.

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Independence Day Celebration July 3

Parade is back on traditional route On Saturday, July 3, the streets of Dunlap are expected to be lined with those celebrating Independence Day with a parade, food, games, music and fireworks. The event date was moved due to July 4th being on Sunday this year. The Sequatchie County Independence Day parade is going back…

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Widick earns Eagle Scout rank

After 12 years of dedication while participating in Scouting, Noah Widick has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. The 2021 SCHS graduate took part in an official presentation May 15 at the Historic Coke Ovens Park in Dunlap. “I thank everyone for their outpouring of support in this long journey,” said the son of Cindy…

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Hobbs named SCHS Indians coach

A former basketball player at Sequatchie County High School before graduating in 2002, Bryn Hobbs has been named the new boys’ coach at SCHS. Hobbs previously coached at Sequatchie County Middle School and spent last season as an assistant at the high school. “I was surprised the job came open, really,” Hobbs said. “I was…

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Speeding on West Valley a concern

Drivers on West Valley Road, some appearing to at least double the 30 MPH limit, are a danger, residents of the area told Dunlap City Commissioners last week. The discussion was part of the regular meeting of the Commission on June 17. Jim Dearman said he and his family have lived in many places and…

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