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SCHS fishing team schedules informational meeting for July 19
Karen House
July 13, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

July 13, 2018 – The Sequatchie County High School (SCHS) bass fishing team finished up its very first season with a trip to the state finals, and they are starting their second season with an informational meeting Thursday, July 19, at the high school.

According to Coach Lewis Johnson, the meeting will include a Q & A session for students interested in joining the team.

You need access to a boat, and a boat captain,” Lewis said Friday.

His team fishes in “highly competitive” bass tournaments sanctioned by Bassmaster, he said.

Anyone with a real interest in bass fishing and access to a boat may join the team, he said. For every two student fishermen, there must be a boat with a required amount of liability insurance, and a volunteer “boat captain” at least 18 years of age.

The SCHS student anglers will meet in the high school commons area at 6 p.m. CDT Thursday.

Scene from a 2017-18 bass fishing tournament. Photo contributed.

SETHRA offers energy assistance to qualified households
Karen House
July 11, 2018, 1:20 p.m.

July 11, 2018 – SETHRA (Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency) is now accepting applications for the “Low-Income Energy Assistance Program” (LIHEAP) in its eight-county service area.

Applicants may be eligible to receive a one-time payment on their home energy bill. The new program year began on July 1, 2018.

Anyone interested in applying for energy assistance through this program may contact SETHRA's Dunlap office at 312 Resource Rd., or call 423-949-2191.

Documents required for application are: Proof of all household income, Social Security (S. S.) cards for everyone in the household, ID for each household member (other than S.S. Card), a 12-month print-out or receipt for the home's energy bill, and a current home energy bill.

Failure to provide required documentation can result in the delay or denial of services.

SETHRA serves an area of southeast Tennessee that includes Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie counties.

LIHEAP is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.