Area News

Students excel in state animal science exam

Three seniors at Sequatchie County High School surpassed requirements on a state examination in Animal Science, announced SCHS teacher Tammie Akin. Brianna Rogers, Sidney Springer, and Anna Kate Tibbs passed a Tennessee Specific Industry Certification (TSIC) exam on their first attempts, a rare achievement which earned them postsecondary credit, Akin explained. For more see the…

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Tree trimmer seriously injured, rescued

One of two men cutting a tree on Smith Mountain was seriously injured on Sunday, January 17, and was transported by Lifeforce helicopter to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, reported Dunlap Fire Department (DFD) Chief Norman Hatfield. A rope rescue effort was conducted at the scene to bring the accident victim up the steep bluff.…

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Crime show aired local investigation, trial

The case against two defendants charged in the death of Clifford Carden, Jr. in Sequatchie County in 2011 was featured on “Murder in the Heartland,” an investigative program on the Investigation Discovery channel. Found guilty of the murder were Susan Baker and Thomas Bettis. Carden’s body was found on February 3, 2011, floating in the…

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Dunlap offices up for election in May

Dunlap will have an election this year, with Election Day set for May 1. Offices to be decided include mayor, two commission posts, and city judge. Sequatchie County Register of Elections Jerrie Holland said incumbent Dwain Land and Clint Huth have picked up qualifying papers for the mayoral position, with Land returning his. For more…

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COVID-19 vaccinations to begin at 1:00 p.m.

Sequatchie County has received 100 doses of vaccinations for COVID-19 and shots will begin at 1:00 p.m. on January 8, Sequatchie County Emergency Management announced. Doses will be given at the high school to those in the 1a1 and 1a2 groups and those age 75 and older. Drivers are asked to enter school grounds off…

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Tiny homes project in early stages

Dunlap City Commission approved the first of three required readings on two ordinances which could bring further development within the City, during its December 29 meeting. The meeting had been postponed from earlier in the month. Ordinance 277 includes detailed requirements for a tiny home cluster development, including the definition of a tiny home, number…

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COVID-19 vaccinations available Saturday morning

COVID-19 vaccinations will be available for specific groups on Saturday morning, January 2 at Sequatchie County High School, Sequatchie County Emergency Management Director Winfred Smith announced. One hundred doses will be given to those in the 1a1 and 1a2 groups, plus those age 75 and above. The groups include health care workers and first responders…

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Fire fought at Dunlap residence

Local volunteer firefighters and other emergency personnel responded to a residence fire off Industrial Park Road on Thursday morning, December 31. Efforts were made to contain the fire and keep it from spreading to vehicles parked alongside the home, or to other homes. For more, see the January 7 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Bowman provides gifts bags to NHC

For the second straight year, Sequatchie County student Tyson Bowman has made Christmas brighter for residents of NHC in Dunlap. The sixth grade homeschooler, son of William and Mechelle Williams, raised money and accepted donations in order to stuff gift bags for facility residents, plus a bag for nurses. For more see the December 31…

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Lions Club and volunteers spread Christmas cheer

Even in difficult economic times for many, Sequatchie County residents displayed generosity for this year’s Christmas Basket Project. The Dunlap Lions Club’s longtime event had over 600 stops this year, reported Lions Club member Keith Cartwright. For more see the December 31 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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