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Counties working together on tourism

Representatives from local government and economic-related boards in Sequatchie, Bledsoe, and Marion counties met in a virtual meeting September 7 to continue moving forward following Sequatchie Valley Scenic Byway designation. Sequatchie County-Dunlap Chamber of Commerce Director Janis Kyser said assets of each were closely examined. For more see the September...
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Dunlap native appointed 14th District Circuit Court Judge

Sequatchie County native Will Lockhart, an attorney at Burch and Lockhart in Manchester, was appointed Judge of the 14th Judicial District of Tennessee by Governor Bill Lee. For more, see the September 9 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.
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Swafford retiring as Director of Schools

The Sequatchie County School System is seeking applicants for Director of Schools, with the individual selected expected to begin February 1, 2022 after a month of “cross-training.” Current director, Pete Swafford, is retiring after six years in that position and serving in education in Sequatchie County since 1977. For more,...
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City closes Harris Park

Two of three scheduled events for September at Harris Park in Dunlap have been cancelled and other activities are on hold until further notice, in an attempt to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Most organized activities at the park were suspended, the City of Dunlap announced. For more, see...

Tourism benefits Sequatchie County

The economic impact of tourism in Sequatchie County declined in 2020 from 2019, as was the case throughout Tennessee, but still brought in funds for jobs, payroll, and tax revenue. According to the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development (TDOTD), tourism spending in the county totaled $4.27 million in 2020, down...

Fire at Dunlap residence

The Dunlap Fire Department and other emergency personnel responded to a home fire off Ridge Road in Dunlap, Thursday morning, August 26. For more on the fire, see the September 2 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

Suspects arrested following separate police pursuits

Garrett Boston, 32, and Devin Hart, 26, each face multiple charges after reported vehicle pursuits August 25. Sequatchie County Sheriff Coy Swanger said Boston’s pursuit was initiated by the 12th Judicial Drug Task Force, with authorities following Boston on Highway 111 into Van Buren County, back into Sequatchie County, and eventually to West Valley Road into a field. More charges could be filed on Boston, the Sheriff stated. Shortly after that incident, Hart drove away from a separate, attempted traffic stop with a four-year-old child in the vehicle, Sheriff Swanger said, and later pulled over before being taken into custody. For more on the arrests, see the September 2 issue of The Dunlap Tribune.

Nunley honored for volunteer work

Sequatchie County’s Ed Nunley was presented the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executive (TCCE) Volunteer of the Year Award during the group’s annual conference in Knoxville. When asked why he volunteered over 40 hours weekly for his community, Ed said “I wanted to improve my community, to promote the common good...

Huth reflects on Afghanistan

Clint Huth served in Afghanistan with the United States Navy in 2008-2009, and like many veterans, has been affected by recent events in the Asian country. “When I was there, our mission was primarily detainee operations,” Huth said. “Our unit was about 150 sailors, mostly reservists, from around the U.S. We were with a National Guard unit from Florida, an Army Reserve unit from Michigan, and we were incorporated into the 101st Airborne running a detention center operation in the city of Bagram.”