Area News

Coke Ovens Museum addition discussed

A proposed addition to the Sequatchie Coke Ovens Museum continues to be discussed by the Sequatchie Valley Historical Association (SVHA). The volunteer group met last week and an update on plans was presented by Carson Camp, local historian and SVHA member. Camp explained the new addition would be a veterans artifacts display and performance arts…

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Schools finalize plans to open August 3

Not all parents agree with the plan, but Sequatchie County Schools will open on August 3 with COVID-19-related measures in place. Director of Schools Pete Swafford said the system will work with families on their specific concerns, including supplying computers for remote learning. A complete virtual learning plan is also available. The Sequatchie County Board…

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First sales tax holidays starts this Friday

Tennessee is having two separate tax free holidays this year, with the first starting this week for general purchases such as school supplies, electronics, and clothing. The other, new this year, allows restaurant charges to be tax-free. Starting Friday, July 31 at 12:01 a.m. and continuing through Sunday, August 2, at 11:59 p.m., the tax…

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SCHS seniors take long awaited walk across stage to get their diplomas

It took place two months later than originally planned and some parts ran differently than usual, but Sequatchie County High School seniors had graduation ceremonies on July 24. Families viewed graduation from bleachers on each side of the high school football stadium. Instead of receiving a diploma, each graduate walked across a small stage area…

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Board approves school opening plans

The Sequatchie County Board of Education approved opening the 2020-2021 school year under an alternating in-school and virtual schedule, by a 6-3 vote, during their July 21 meeting. Students will attend class in school buildings two days a week, and on two other days, the other half attends. On one day, all classes will be…

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Launch Sequatchie fee waived

Looking to start a new business? Unsure how to get started? The Sequatchie County-Dunlap Chamber of Commerce has the answers you need through its Sequatchie Valley Business and Entrepreneurship Academy – Launch Sequatchie. Classes begin August 4 and the $100 application fee is being waived, announced Sequatchie County-Dunlap Chamber of Commerce Director Janis Kyser. For…

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2020 Sequatchie Fair cancelled

One of Sequatchie County’s longest running events will not take place this year, the Sequatchie County Fair Association announced.  The county fair, planned for August, has been cancelled due to health concerns related to COVID-19. For more see the July 23 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Longest Yard Sale still set for August 6-9

From Michigan to Alabama, the World’s Longest Yard Sale runs nearly 700 miles including through the center of Sequatchie County. This year’s sale features a different experience for buyers, browsers, and sellers with COVID-19 health concerns. “People will be coming in from all over,” said Dunlap Police Chief Randy Phillips. “We encourage everyone to use…

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Recycling to be discontinued by City

With participation dwindling, the City of Dunlap voted unanimously to end its recycling service during a brief July 16 regular meeting. “Out of approximately 2,100 sanitation customers, we were down to about 147 still part of recycling,” explained Mayor Dwain Land. “Our minimum required had to be 250 and the City has been paying the…

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Edgmon runner-up for national player of the week

Sequatchie County High School senior Ella Edgmon was named runner-up for Extra Inning Softball’s national club player of the week, based on her performance in the Triple Crown/Tennessee Sparkler 18-under tournament in Chattanooga July 1-5. The website extensively covers professional, college, high school, and club/travel softball. For more see the July 16 issue of The…

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