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King files $3M lawsuit against officers, government agencies

A $3 million lawsuit has been filed by Willard King against Sequatchie County, Marion County, and Hamilton County Government, along with a number of individual police officers from three departments were named in a lawsuit by attorneys representing local resident Willard King. The lawsuit states King was “wrongfully battered, unlawfully seized, and detained against his…

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Schools dismiss early, shelter available at fire halls, rescue squad

Due to the serious weather threat today, March 25, Sequatchie County Schools will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. Local residents are encouraged to remain aware of the situation. Sequatchie County Emergency Management Director Winfred Smith said local fire departments throughout the county and the Sequatchie County Rescue Squad are on stand by for those needing shelter…

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Car show, fireworks at BTC Fiber Valley Fest

A traditional favorite and a new feature are part of this year’s BTC Fiber Valley Fest to be held in downtown Dunlap on May 1-2. On Saturday, May 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the festival is hosting a car show with multiple categories. For more see the March 25 issue of The Dunlap…

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Volunteers pick up trash and debris in City/County

Countless volunteers took part in a two-day beautification effort, held March 19-20, in different areas of Dunlap. The project was put together by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Sequatchie County-Dunlap Chamber of Commerce, with a number of businesses, industries, student groups, and other volunteers taking part. For more see the March 25 issue of The…

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Driver killed in Highway 28 wreck

One person was killed in a single vehicle wreck in Sequatchie County Monday, March 22, Sequatchie County Sheriff Coy Swanger reported. A call on the wreck was received at approximately 6:30 a.m. Sheriff Swanger said the driver’s vehicle apparently veered off Highway 28 and struck a tree. There were no passengers. The Tennessee Highway Patrol…

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2,800+ surgeries at spay and neuter clinic

In a year’s time, over 2,800 surgeries to help control the local animal population have been performed at  Sequatchie Valley Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic. The clinic, on Highway 111 adjacent to Save-a-Lot, celebrated its one-year anniversary on March 16. For more see the March 18 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Carnival added to Valley Fest

Five days of thrill rides, family rides, midway games, food and fun are set to kick off BTC Fiber Valley Fest’s 10th anniversary happening in May. Rides planned to be brought to Valley Fest can change, but Paul Marini owner of Family Funfest, Inc. said a wide variety of thrill and family rides are planned.…

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Barnhill’s photo of Boston in Shutter Magazine

Dunlap native Heather (Way) Barnhill had an early interest in photography which has carried over into her photos being published. “I’ve really enjoyed it since I was a kid,” Barnhill said, a 1999 graduate of Sequatchie County High School. “My mom was always taking pictures and I loved to see them. She’s always enjoyed snapping…

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SCHS receives grant to aid special education students

Sequatchie County High School was one of 18 schools across the state selected to participate in the Teaching All Students (TAS) Initiative. The grant will serve students with significant cognitive disabilities. Sequatchie County Special Education Supervisor Christy Albright, who submitted the grant application locally, said the funding will include a large amount of training. For…

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