Monthly Archives: June, 2013

Scott jobless rate climbs to 17 percent

Following a state-wide trend that saw increased unemployment rates in 82 of 95 counties, Scott County's jobless rate increased by nine-tenths of a percentage...

Crashed vehicle leads to arrests of burglary suspects

A trio of Scott Countians suspected in connection with a burglary near the Grave Hill neighborhood were arrested after crashing their get-away car. Donnie Lee...

Huntsville sewer plant sees another minor setback

HUNTSVILLE — It will still happen, but sweeping repairs to Huntsville's faulty sewer plant have apparently been delayed slightly by higher than expected construction...

Huntsville reiterates plea for recreation help, aldermen take first step

HUNTSVILLE — At Thursday's meeting of the mayor and board of aldermen here, Huntsville City Recorder Wendy Buttram reiterated a plea for the townspeople...

First Trust, Bank of McCreary to merge

After operating as "sister banks" for several years, First Trust & Savings Bank of Oneida and Bank of McCreary County will merge. Employees were...

Meteorologists highlight severe weather threat

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center is warning of a slight risk of severe weather across much of the Midwest and the Mid-South...

Helenwood man jailed after domestic assault

HUNTSVILLE — A 28-year-old Helenwood man is facing felony charges after allegedly beating a pregnant woman last week. Jacob W. Laxton, 28, of Ball Park...

7 nabbed as part of alleged 'pill ring'

HUNTSVILLE — A two-day investigation by Scott County Sheriff’s Department drug agents culminated Monday evening with the arrests of seven suspects in relation to...

'White-nose syndrome' a threat to local bat colonies

Even as state and federal agencies expand efforts to slow its spread, white-nose syndrome in bats is spreading at an alarming rate and quickly...

Oneida woman 'fortunate' to escape wreck with relatively minor injuries

An Oneida woman escaped a Monday morning accident on the east side of town with non-life-threatening injuries despite the dramatic nature of the crash. Paula...

Garrett: Worn-out stereotypes emerge in Deen scandal

It seems that everyone has an opinion on the Food Network’s decision to “fire” Paula Deen, the first lady of deep-fried Southern cooking. Opinions really...

Karen J. Robinson, 69

Karen Jean Robinson, 69, of Pine Knot, Kentucky, passed away June 20, 2013, at her daughterís residence in Eubank. Born in Rupert, Idaho, March 10,...

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Scott County adds another case of coronavirus

The TN Dept. of Health reported another positive case of coronavirus in Scott County on Monday — the 11th case in a 6-day span...

Sheriff Cross is remembered fondly by his community

Editor's Note — Throughout the month of July, this series will take a look at the stories behind the names that are memorialized on...

Editorial: The truth about masks

Let’s be real: Wearing a mask is probably not going to protect you from getting sick. The critics and naysayers who have worked hard through...

Scott County adds two more coronavirus cases as outbreak continues to worsen

The TN Dept. of Health reported two additional cases of coronavirus in Scott County on Sunday, bringing the county's total number of Covid-19 cases...
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