Area News

Alabama mock trial team rolls with Powell

In addition to college lectures, exams, and projects as a sophomore at the University of Alabama, Abbie Powell, a 2017 graduate of Sequatchie County High School, is part of a national level mock trial team competing around the nation. For more see the February 21 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Fire claims home / pet

Initially believing children may have been trapped in a burning mobile home, the Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) reported to a fire off Rankin Avenue on February 18. All occupants of the home were out and safe, said DVD Chief Norman Hatfield, except for a family pet that could not be rescued. For more see…

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Refillable water stations aiding students’ habits

School and health officials are seeing an increase in the amount of water being consumed by students, after the installation of refillable water stations. Some of the stations are in place at Griffith Elementary School and were visited by members of Step Up Sequatchie, a local organization, and others last week. For more see the…

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Hudson chooses baseball at Roane State

Collin Hudson, a three-sport standout at Sequatchie County High School, has chosen baseball as a method to help continue his education after graduation in May. Hudson, surrounded by family, friends, and coaches, signed with Roane State Community College on February 6. For more see the February 14 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Woodlee’s dedication earns Pay it Forward

Nearly 200 children took part in Sequatchie County Youth Basketball (SCYB) this winter, from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, and the program’s director was surprised last week for her countless hours of hard work. Kasey Woodlee, Griffith Elementary School Physical Education teacher and Sequatchie County High School girls head basketball coach, received the $500 “Pay it…

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Taylor killed in single-vehicle wreck

Fallan Taylor, 28, passed away from injuries in a single-vehicle wreck on Highway 28, Saturday, January 19, the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported. Emergency personnel from several departments reported to the scene at about 8:30 a.m. The THP stated Taylor’s vehicle left the highway and struck a tree. An infant in the back seat was transported…

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Layne reinstated as Sequatchie County High School Principal

Tommy Layne, Principal at Sequatchie County High School for 24 years before a reassignment was ordered in October by Director of Schools Pete Swafford, has been reinstated to his position. “We had a conversation in early December, and Mr. Layne acknowledged mistakes had been made. He took responsibility,” Director Swafford said. “He asked if I…

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Deputy relieved of duties

Since being arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) on December 1, Ryan Patterson has been fired from the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department. Sequatchie County Sheriff Coy Swanger reported Patterson, a deputy for several years, was relieved of his duties on December 18. For more see the January 3 issue of The Dunlap…

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Renovations to Liberty School begin

A landmark in the Cartwright community of Sequatchie County for nearly 80 years, the former Liberty School is undergoing renovation for eventual apartments, and possibly, a community center. New owner Michael Hudson is heading the project, with help from contractor Jeremy Parker and First Farmers and Commercial Bank. For more see the January 3 issue…

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