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Family accuses officers of excessive force

The family of a man reportedly injured by officers serving a search warrant has accused law enforcement of excessive force. Willard King, 64, has a broken nose, two black eyes, stitches above one eye, and a concussion, according to his daughter, LouAnn Brock. For more see the October 10 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Local tourism to get boost from $75,000 TNECD grant

Tourism is an emphasis for the State of Tennessee and a $75,000 grant designed to aid Sequatchie County’s tourism was awarded October 3. “Tennessee Economic and Community Development (TNECD) went on listening tours throughout the state,” said Jody Sliger, State Community Development Director. “These Tourist Enhancement Grants came out of those tours.” For more see…

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Fire department responds to Griffith Elementary School

  The Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department responded to Griffith Elementary School for a fire alarm on Friday morning, October 4 at approximately 11:35 a.m. A few minutes later, students and staff who had been outside since the alarm sounded were allowed to re-enter the school. For more, see the October 10 issue of The Dunlap…

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Indians retain Challenge Trophy for seventh straight year

A 21-14 win over rival Bledsoe County allowed Sequatchie County High School to keep the football challenge trophy, “Chief Roaring Eagle,” for the seventh straight season. The trophy is sponsored by Mountain Valley Bank of Dunlap and First Farmers and Commercial Bank of Pikeville, with the winning team each season keeping possession. Indian players and…

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Wreck claims man’s life, passenger recovering

Jack Huffman, 80, passed away from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident on Fredonia Road in Dunlap on September 24. Huffman’s great-granddaughter was injured in the wreck but is improving, according to family members. For more see the October 3 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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City proposes property tax increase to $0.826

The City of Dunlap is considering a property tax increase of $0.037 per $100 of assessed property. The first of three required budget ordinance readings on the increase was approved by the City Commission during its meeting on September 19. If three budget readings, which include the increase plus a number of specific details about…

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Indians seek seventh straight win against Bledsoe

Bragging rights with a valley rival and ownership of the Challenge Trophy are up for grabs Friday night when Sequatchie County High School hosts Bledsoe. The Indians, now 3-2, host 3-1 Bledsoe at 7:00 p.m. For more see the September 26 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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True friendship shines at SCMS 2019 Homecoming

Choosing an escort as a homecoming candidate can be difficult, especially for younger students, but for Sequatchie County Middle School sixth grader Gracie Johnson, the decision was easy. Gracie picked Matthew Hart, her friend since first grade, to escort her onto the field September 5. Matthew, a student with autism, is comforted when around close…

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Medical issue causes wreck, driver had to be extricated

Charles G. Tiede, 75, was transported by LifeForce air transport to Erlanger in Chattanooga following a wreck just before noon September 16. Tiede was driving a 1994 Chevrolet pickup in the vicinity of the “old high school,” on Heard Street, when the truck left the road and struck a pair of mobile homes. For more…

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School trip policy to aid parents

The Sequatchie County Board of Education voted to increase the mileage limit on school trips, without payment other than to drivers, during a brief meeting on September 5. For more see the September 12 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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