Area News

Hee Haw show helps local cancer patients

For 30 years, talented volunteers have been helping those recovering from or battling cancer with the annual Hee-Haw benefit shows. This year’s set of performances were just as successful as past events, with a preliminary total of $31,000 raised. For more see the July 18 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Fugitive captured by FBI, US Marshals

Vincent Garner, 53, was captured by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Marshals at a home in Sequatchie County Tuesday evening, July 16. He was taken into custody without incident. Garner was indicted by a federal grand jury in Chattanooga on drug and weapon charges in 2016. He has an initial…

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Heroin arrests – use raises concern

Arrests of a father and son on heroin-related charges, along with the involvement of juveniles, are alarming to local law enforcement. Charged on July 1 with possession of heroin for resale were Bradley Keith Smith, 21, and Jason Lee Smith, 45, both of Dunlap. For more see the July 11 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Hee Haw shows return to SCHS auditorium

For decades, local volunteers have entertained audiences with the annual Hee-Haw fundraisers at Sequatchie County High School. The Sequatchie County Cancer Support Network is bringing back Hee-Haw this week, July 11-13, with shows starting at 7:00 p.m. each night. For more see the July 11 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Ewton Funeral Home celebrates 100th anniversary

Few businesses reach the 100-year mark, no matter their service, but a local funeral home has accomplished that feat. Ewton Funeral Home and Cremation Center recognized its centennial anniversary on June 28. “We’ve always been proud to serve this community,” said funeral director Dan Ewton, who took over as owner in 1964. “Our family has…

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Mitchell arrested three consecutive days

Anthony Mitchell, 59, was arrested three consecutive days, reports Sequatchie County Detective Jason Harvey. The third incident was the most serious, as the Bledsoe County man reportedly carried a butcher knife into a local business while intoxicated. Detective Harvey said officers were called to the Dollar General Sunday evening, June 30, due to a disturbance.…

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Valley Fest land still zoned as residential

Property used for the ninth annual Valley Fest will not be zoned commercial, following a vote by the Dunlap City Commission on June 20. Ordinance #270 was read by City Recorder-Treasurer Norman Hatfield. Had it taken effect, following another required reading later, the large field at the corner of Wagner Lane and Pine Street would…

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I stand…parade, food, music, fireworks

For decades, Independence Day in Sequatchie County has been a time for families to celebrate together while allowing many to meet up with friends they may not have seen for years. This year will be no different, with the July 4 parade and related activities set for next week. A day of patriotism, fun, food,…

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SCMS students tour the nation’s capital

    Eighth grade students at Sequatchie County Middle School recently took a field trip to Washington, D.C. During their three-day stay, students had the opportunity to take pictures of the north and south side of the White House, and tour Mount Vernon, the National Archives, and the U.S. Capitol. Additionally, students visited the Lincoln, Jefferson, and Franklin…

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Overcoming adversity to reopen for the community

Serving the community for over nine years, Serenity Pointe Thrift had been closed since February 23 due to extensive flood-related damages. Heavy, long-lasting rains caused the city’s sewer system to back up, flooding the building on Rankin Avenue in Dunlap. For more see the June 20 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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