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Temporary lane closure

Construction and additions along Rankin Avenue/Highway 127 are requiring a reduction to one lane of traffic this week, announced Dunlap Mayor Clint Huth. Starting Wednesday evening, January 10, at 6:00 p.m., temporary traffic lights will allow vehicles to move in one direction at a time near the site. For more see the January 11 issue…

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Rankin Avenue limited to one lane at Coops Creek

Highway 127/Rankin Avenue down to one lane next week: Due to ongoing work along Coops Creek in Dunlap, traffic on Highway 127/Rankin Avenue will be limited to one lane starting Monday evening, January 8. Temporary traffic lights will direct motorists from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. The installation of a storm drainage inlet basin is…

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Cruising Tennessee’s Great Valley now available

It’s here! The long awaited pictorial book, Cruising Tennessee’s Great Valley: A Photographic Journey Through the Sequatchie Valley, is now available for purchase. This 200+ page book is filled with landscape and wildlife photographs taken in the Sequatchie Valley is a wonderful keepsake for visitors and residents of the valley. For more see the December…

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Kids Shop with a Hero

Christmas was made brighter for 115 local children at the Shop with a Hero program in Dunlap on December 11. The students along with their siblings were selected by their teachers to shop with a Hero a Walmart. Each received $100 to spend on items for themselves, but could spend up to $25 on someone…

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Voice of Democracy winners announced

Local students in grades 9-12 participated in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) National Voice of Democracy program, with first and second place finishers announced. “This was the first year that the program was conducted solely on-line,” explained VFW Post 5772 Senior Vice Commander David Carter, chairman of the program locally. “Audio essays were judged…

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Dodson inducted to TSBA Scholars Circle

Sequatchie County School Board member Shelli Dodson was one of three across the state inducted into the Scholars Circle of the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) during its annual convention held recently. “I feel honored,” Dodson said. “I was excited to be recognized.” The Scholars Circle recognizes school board members from different school systems who…

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Christmas for Kids at Harris Park

Christmas for Kids, celebrating its 29th year of spreading joy to local children, is set for Tuesday, December 19 at 5:00 p.m. Festivities take place at Harris Park in Dunlap. This year’s event includes a gift barn for those age 10 and under; fruit bags; food and drinks for everyone attending. Coats, hats, and mittens…

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Graduation rate exceeds state’s

Sequatchie County High School’s 2022-2023 graduation rate exceeded the state rate, even with the statewide rate rising over 90 percent for the first time, according to the figures released by the Tennessee Department of Education. “I’m so proud of this data point, and it’s due to the hard work of students, teachers, and parents,” said…

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Stuff the Truck brings in $6,500, plus toys, food

Despite the rain falling on Saturday, December 2, individuals showed their generosity and volunteers worked hard to help others. The annual Stuff the Truck benefit raised approximately $6,500 for Christmas gifts and food to be distributed during the holiday season, along with a large amount of toys and food. For more see the December 7…

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