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One Lane Back Open on Hwy 111

One lane of traffic is back open on SR 111 North at Lewis Chapel Road in Sequatchie County, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. TDOT plans to reopen the roadway fully in the next few weeks. For now, crews are continuing to work on repairs to the mainline. Pipe failure is to blame for what …

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Carry the Load will be in Dunlap on Friday Night

The Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office and the Dunlap Police Department are excited to escort this year’s Carry the Load participants as they walk through downtown Dunlap in honor and memory of our nation’s heroes. The group should arrive at Tractor Supply this Friday, May 17, 2024, at 7 p.m. The departments will escort them through …

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Free Health Screenings at Walmart Wellness Day

Vacations, camps and summer get-togethers are on the horizon, and Walmart wants to help make your health a priority for them all. Join Walmart for Wellness Day on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. when customers can receive free health screenings for things like glucose, cholesterol, BMI and blood pressure, as well as affordable …

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Update: Portion of Hwy 111 in Sequatchie County has been Closed after Large Hole Forms

Highway 111 North near Lewis Chapel Road in Sequatchie County was closed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation late Monday afternoon. Pipe failure is to blame for what looks like a sinkhole across the roadway. Weather permitting, TDOT is hoping this will be a short time closure. Crews are working to reopen the roadway (right …

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Be Careful on Hwy 111 due to Sinkhole

The Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Department of Transportation say one lane of Highway 111 remains open after a sinkhole formed after last week’s storms. TDOT has requested the road remain open with 1 lane (righthand shoulder) Northbound. Please use caution, slow down in this area, and be mindful that emergency crews are …

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Man Falls Off Bluff at Fall Creek Falls State Park

Late Saturday morning, the Piney Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to Fall Creek Falls State Park for someone who fell over a bluff at Rocky Point Overlook off the Woodland Trail. Park rangers were able to locate the man. The patient was awake but injured. Dunlap Fire Department was requested as mutual aid. Fall Creek …

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Fire Destroys Home in Lewis Chapel Community

Last Wednesday morning (5/8/24), the Dunlap Fire Department responded for mutual aid for Lewis Chapel VFD for a residential structure fire. There were no injuries, but the home was a total loss. Other departments responding were Mowbray VFD and Brayton VFD. Pictures taken by EMA White and a member of the family.

Scam Warning form the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department

The Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a scam involving a phone call from a supposed law firm. The caller indicates that a member of your family has been arrested and that legal assistance is needed from the law firm. The caller requests that a large sum of money be placed into a box, and …

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Urgent Need for Blood Donors after Tornadoes Hit Parts of Tennessee and Alabama

Blood Assurance urgently needs donors following the severe storms that swept through parts of Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia on Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The non-profit saw a number of appointments and blood drives canceled over the last 24 hours because of the weather. To replenish the supply, Blood Assurance is requesting donations from all …

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Truck Fire in Dunlap

On Monday, around 3:20 PM CST, the Dunlap Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in the overlook pull-off on Hwy 111, going up Lewis Chapel Mountain. The driver and his dog were taking a break, and the vehicle started smoking in the engine compartment. By the time firefighters arrived, the vehicle was fully involved. …

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