Area News

City water rates going up

Water rates for those getting water from the City of Dunlap will be increasing. Dunlap City Commissioners approved increases of $5.85 for residences in the city, $8.85 for homes outside the city, and $9.85 for commercial rates. For more see the September 14 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Gaddys comply with order, issues remain

Controversy that has continued for over two years between Carol and Thomas Gaddy and the City of Dunlap took a step towards resolution earlier this month. For more, see the September 14 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Hazardous conditions expected from Hurricane Irma remnants

     Remnants of Hurricane Irma are expected to move into Southeast Tennessee today, according to the National Weather Service.      Sequatchie County and surrounding counties are under a wind advisory from 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 11 through 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.      Winds between 15 and 30 mph are expected, with gusts up to 40 mph expected across the entire…

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Items collected for hurricane relief

Mountain Valley Bank collected donations for hurricane relief at all their locations last week. Hurricane Harvey, striking Southeast Texas and moving into the Houston area, has killed dozens and destroyed countless homes. For more, see the September 7 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Harmon joins Capitol Police in D.C.

Kyle Harmon, a 2010 graduate of Sequatchie County High School, will help protect hundreds of the nation’s leaders along with visitors to Washington D.C. Harmon, 25, completed federal training in Maryland and took part in United States Capitol Police (USCP) graduation ceremonies on August 4. For more, see the September 7 issue of The Dunlap…

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Stopping for buses being ignored

Another school year has started, and local law enforcement is seeing a familiar problem, drivers passing school buses on their routes. For more, see the August 31 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Yeargan is Fairest of Fair

Victoria Yeargan was crowned Sequatchie County Fairest of the Fair on Saturday night, August 19, completing a day of pageants in multiple age categories. For more, see the August 24 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Luttrell charged in shooting

Christopher Thacker is recovering from a gunshot wound ocurring after Stewart Luttrell allegedly pulled the trigger, reports Sequatchie County Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock. An argument between the men at a Signal Mountain home last week led to the shooting, the Sheriff said. For more, see the August 24 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Search continues for Kilgore

Authorities are searching for James Richard Kilgore, 44, who is s suspect in a two-year investigation in which approximately 867 grams of meth were found, reported Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock. The drugs, with a street value of $104,000, were seized August 21 at Kilgore’s residence on Ski View Drive in Sequatchie County. He was not home…

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SCHS players earn Academic All-State

Three senior members of the Sequatchie County High School football team (left to right) Garrett Castle, Caleb Reed, and Ethan Barker, have been recognized as Academic All-State by Murphy Fair Football. The three seniors for SCHS have maintained a minimum grade point average through their junior years while standing out on the playing field.

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