Area News

Schools seek improvement after report card released

Mixed results were received on the Tennessee State Report Card recently issued to school systems around the state. In Sequatchie County, several areas show room for improvement, said grade 9-12 Curriculum and Career Technology Supervisor Marsha Talley. For more see the January 9 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Walking trail nears completion

Running from Sequatchie County Schools north almost to the Sequatchie County Courthouse, a wooded walking trail is in its final stages of completion. On Monday, January 6, paving was taking place at the site of a pedestrian crossing signal which is to be installed. For more see the January 9 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Injuries avoided in suspected DUI wreck

Matthew Cory Davis was charged with driving under the influence and other traffic-related offenses following a wreck in Sequatchie County December 17. Sheriff Coy Swanger reports Sgt. Steven Billingsley was assisting the Tennessee Highway Patrol with a separate accident when Davis’s vehicle struck Sgt. Billingsley’s. Three vehicles were damaged including one driven by the suspect,…

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Bradford to run at Tennessee Tech

One of the most accomplished individual athletes at Sequatchie County High School signed to continue her education and running career 90 minutes away in Cookeville. Senior Emma Bradford still has a spring season awaiting for the SCHS track team, but signed earlier this month to run at Tennessee Technological University (TTU). “I truly felt like…

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25th year for Christmas for Kids

Reaching a milestone while making Christmas brighter for local children and families, Sequatchie County’s Christmas for Kids program celebrated its 25th year December 12. “Our 25th annual party was a blast,” said founder and organizer Cindy Garner. For more see the December 19 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Turner signs with Roane State

One of the state’s most productive softball pitchers in the 2019 high school season has decided to continue playing the sport in college. Sequatchie County High School senior Mackenzie Turner signed with Roane State Community College with family members, friends, and teammates in attendance. The daughter of Chipper and Natalie Turner explained she was considering…

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Truck crashes into creek spilling sugar

Lonnie James Swope Jr., 36, was injured when his tractor trailer left Highway 111 on Friday night, December 6, reported Sgt. Steven Billingsley with Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department. Swope was transporting powdered sugar for Indiana-based Hustle Mann Enterprises. For more, see the December 12 issue, on newsstands now.

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Mann+Hummel plans to add 50 jobs at Dunlap plant

Mann-Hummel plans 50-job expansion, $15 million investment    Mann+Hummel, the German-based manufacturer employing 300 at its facility in Dunlap, plans to add up to 50 new jobs locally over the next five years. The company is investing $15 million. The announcement was made by Mann+Hummel and state officials including Governor Bill Lee on Tuesday, December…

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County schools closing at noon

Sequatchie County Schools are closing at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, school officials announced. Inclement weather with snow is forecast and the temperature is expected to drop throughout the day.

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Longson signs with Cleveland State

From her days playing T-Ball as a two-year-old to the TSSAA Class AA State Softball Tournament in Murfreesboro, Sequatchie County High senior Peyton Longson has spent much of her life on the ball fields and courts. Longson will continue to play softball at least two more years after high school, as she signed to attend…

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