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Track team brings home gold, seven medals

Five members of the Sequatchie County High School track team competed at the Spring Fling, the TSSAA’s spring sports festival in Murfreesboro on May 23. The group shined brightly, taking seven top five finishes including another gold medal for senior Carter Bradford.  For more see the June 2 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Distillery making legal alcohol

Taking what he learned from an old man who made moonshine to support his family, Travis Faucett and his wife, Emily, are making the first legal alcohol in the Sequatchie Valley. Currently based at an undisclosed location in Dunlap is Rolling Oak Distillery.  A realtor, Travis anticipating the real estate market is not going to…

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Grant for traffic light renovation obtained

A $100,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation will provide much needed service to the south and downtown traffic lights in Dunlap, Mayor Clint Huth announced May 19 during the City Commission meeting. Several other topics were discussed. “We received $50,000 for each light, at Rankin Avenue and Cherry Street and for the Highway…

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State Fire Marshal’s office learns of Southend Fire Dept. needs

Members of the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office visited several fire departments around Southeast Tennessee May 13, including the Southend Volunteer Fire Department in Daus.  Gary Farley, Assistant Commissioner of Fire Prevention from the State Department of Commerce and Insurance, said the visits allow the State to hear directly from those volunteering.  For more see…

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First Songwriters Festival is success

Those who made their way to downtown Dunlap May 14-15 enjoyed free music from numerous talented musicians who also happen to be creative songwriters. The first Dunlap Songwriters Festival was held and plans are for it to be a yearly event. Performers included Jay Lynch (above, on right), singing at The Yard. Street performers, arts…

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Songwriters performing downtown May 14-15

Accomplished songwriters, who are also talented singers and musicians, make up the line-up for the inaugural Songwriters Festival in downtown Dunlap May 14-15. The free festival includes music at multiple locations, with food and craft vendors also on-site.  For more see the May 12 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

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Tree Toppers work to mark Trail of Tears

Signs officially recognizing the Trail of Tears route in Sequatchie County have been placed, with work from several different organizations and departments involved. These signs are in addition to those previously place at the Dunlap Coke Ovens Park. The Trail of Tears was forced displacement of American Indian tribes which included Cherokee, Muscogee, Seminole, Chickasaw,…

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It’s here! BTC Valley Fest weekend

After months of planning by volunteers, 2022’s version of BTC Fiber Valley Fest is finally here. The event in the downtown Dunlap area spans three days, May 6-8, featuring free musical performances, cruise-in, crafts, food and much more.  On Friday, a number of musicians will be on stage at Coops Creek Commons behind Dunlap City…

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Cartwright, Lockhart, Phillips among Republican Primary winners

With all nine precincts counted in the Sequatchie County Republican Primary, winners include incumbent County Executive Keith Cartwright, incumbent County Trustee Larry S. Lockhart, and Bill Phillips, challenging for Sequatchie County Sheriff. All of May 3’s winners will be on the ballot in the August General Election. Cartwright, Lockhart, and Phillips have no opposition on…

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