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Graduation rate remains a concern

Recent data released by the Tennessee Department of Education indicated Sequatchie County High School’s graduation rate is still lower than other area systems and lower than the state average. Educators discussed several methods being used to improve the rate during the Sequatchie County Board of Education meeting October 17.  Secondary Curriculum Supervisor Marsha Talley said…

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Halloween fun planned for kids

The last couple of years, Scare on the Square at Harris Park has been a drive-through event due to health concerns. In 2022, the Scare, sponsored by Citizens Tri-County Bank along with churches, organizations, families, and businesses, returns to its original format with young spooks able to move from station to station gathering treats.  For…

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McCarver receives Hatcher Award

Sequatchie County musician and community supporter Cody McCarver graciously received the Howard Hatcher Award at the annual Sequatchie County-Dunlap Chamber of Commerce dinner October 13. The award is named for Hatcher, a former Chamber director and longtime local volunteer in many efforts.  For more see the October 20 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Days of Yesteryear event is October 15-16

From a classic car cruise-in, to activities for kids, for its specialty, antique tractors and engines, the 17th annual Days of Yesteryear offers something for everyone this weekend. The event, at 17900 U.S. 127 near the overpass, is October 15-16.  Saturday’s events run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with Sunday’s time scheduled for noon…

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Gravestone project done by Leo Lions

Recently, the Sequatchie County High School Leo Lions Club, under the supervision of Coach Brad Thompson, met at Chapel Hill Cemetery to refurbish aged veteran hea dstones that had become unreadable due to time and weather. “Our primary focus was on three Civil War veterans of both the Union and Confederate armies who were listed…

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Citizens Tri-County Bank ­­— 50 years of community banking

BY DAVE FLESSNER  Fifty years ago, a half dozen Sequatchie County business owners decided to try to organize another local bank to Dunlap to compete against the only other local bank, Sequatchie County Bank, later renamed to Mountain Valley Bank.  “We wanted to have a competitive market and as we began to organize the bank…

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Teens pass away in intersection wreck

Driver Austin Moffitt, 18, and passenger Alexis C. McCann, 19, both of Dunlap, passed away in a September 29 wreck at the Highway 28 and John Burch Road intersection, the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported. THP stated Moffitt was driving a 2016 Jeep Patriot and pulled into the path of a southbound Freightliner, driven by Jeffrey…

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Oktoberfest, cycling this weekend

Two unique events, free to the public, are taking place in Dunlap September 30-October 1. With a base of Harris Park, Cycle Sequatchie Century returns for cycling rides of varying length, and for the first time, Oktoberfest is being held.  Oktoberfest, the traditional German festival, begins Friday with music provided by the Chattanooga party band,…

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Savage Gulf joins state parks

Gov. Bill Lee and Commissioner David Salyers of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has announced the creation of Savage Gulf State Park in Grundy and Sequatchie counties, a boost for recreation in the region, bringing the total of Tennessee’s state parks to 57. The park, featuring one of Tennessee’s most scenic areas,…

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