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Students express patriotism in writing contest

Students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade at Sequatchie County Middle School were recognized as Patriot’s Pen essay winners, each winning a monetary prize donated by Citizens Tri-County Bank. The Patriot’s Pen essay gives students the opportunity to express their opinion on a patriotic theme and improve writing skills, explained VFW Post 5772 Commander Johnny…

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Early discussion of ER renovation

Renovations to the existing Erlanger Sequatchie Valley emergency room at a cost of $3.7 million were discussed during the Sequatchie County Commission meeting held November 20. No decisions were made but a letter-of-intent (LOI) was approved by the Commission. Stephanie Boynton, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital and Erlanger Bledsoe…

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Christmas events, parade upcoming

The Christmas season is nearly here and several different events are planned to celebrate, plus drives to help others in the community. On Saturday, December 2, the City of Dunlap’s 26th annual Christmas Parade begins at 4:30 p.m. at Sequatchie County Middle School. The parade route heads north onto Highway 28 and Highway 127/Rankin Avenue,…

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Tour of Homes on December 3

Two homes, a farm, and a venue for events are the stops for the 2023 ABWA Tour of Homes, scheduled for Sunday, December 3. Those taking part in the tour are invited to visit all four locations, ending at the Venue at Ponderosa for refreshments. SIMPLE SERENITY FARM PAUL AND SUZANNE PHILLIPS LARRY AND CISSY…

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Presales begin — Cruising Tennessee’s Great Valley

Cruising Tennessee’s Great Valley: A Photographic Journey Through The Sequatchie Valley, features 200-plus photographs of landscapes and wildlife you might see along the Sequatchie Valley National Scenic Byway. The two-year long project is complete and gone to press, announced Director Janis Adams Kyser, with THRIVE Sequatchie. Plans are for the book to be ready in…

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Update on school situation

Sequatchie County Director of Schools Sarai Pierce and Sheriff Bill Phillips shared on update on a report of a possible threat to county schools. They stated a law enforcement investigation determined a student made a threat to another student personally after a disagreement among friends. “There has been no credible information or evidence gathered that suggests there was…

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Teachers honored for exemplary status

A number of teachers were recognized for earning exemplary status for their work in the classroom at the Sequatchie County Board of Education meeting November 6. The meeting was held at Griffith Elementary School (GES) following the annual dinner with school board members and members of the Dunlap and Sequatchie County commissions. Principals from each…

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Kyser at Thrive Regional Partnership Summit

Recently, Director Janis Adams Kyser with the Sequatchie County-Dunlap Chamber of Commerce attended the Thrive Regional Partnership Summit held in Ringgold, Georgia. Kyser also serves as THRIVE Sequatchie’s director. She was invited to participate in the summit, learning more about the benefits of being a part of the Thrive Regional Partnership that could be beneficial…

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Possible school threat investigated

The Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a rumor of a threat of violence to Sequatchie County Schools, Sheriff Bill Phillips stated Tuesday morning, November 14. The Sheriff said. “Precautionary measures are being taken to ensure everything possible is done to keep our children safe.” A statement from Sequatchie County Schools on Facebook informed parents…

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Veterans to be honored with parade and various ceremonies

Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11 and the community is encouraged to honor its Veterans this week. Several activities are planned including special recognition by area schools, a Veterans Days Parade culminating with a ceremony at the Sequatchie County Veterans Memorial Park. Saturday morning, the annual Veterans Day Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at the…

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