Monthly Archives: July, 2014

Yager joins with Haslam in drug abuse fight

NASHVILLE — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) recently participated in a Knoxville roundtable discussion with Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Douglas Varney and other health care...

Helenwood man dies in apparent ATV accident

HELENWOOD — The body of a 44-year-old Cherry Fork Road resident was discovered in a wooded area by his home early Wednesday evening. The body...

Unemployment rate jumps to 14.2 percent

After several months of improvements, Scott County’s unemployment rate spiked in June, jumping 1.7 percentage points to 14.2 percent. In May, Scott County’s jobless rate...

Former sheriff claims political targeting by THP

CLINTON — After revelations this week that former Scott County Sheriff Anthony Lay was suspended by the Tennessee Highway Patrol for five days in...

Oneida businesswoman charged with TennCare, food stamp fraud

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. — The former owner of a popular Oneida discount store has been indicted by a Scott County grand jury on allegations of...

Shirley F. Chambers, 67

Shirley Faye Chambers, 67, of Strunk, Kentucky, passed away July 12, 2014, at Baptist Health Lexington in Lexington, Kentucky. Born in Strunk, Kentucky, June 3,...

Ocie Stephens Adkins, 80

Ocie Stephens Adkins, 80, of Oneida, passed away July 15, 2014, at Oneida Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Oneida. Born in Scott County, December 28,...

Blakley set about task of revitalizing defender's office

Editor's Note — As part of our coverage of the Aug. 7 general election, we previewed the public defender race between Mark Blakley and...

Bitter disappointment made Jeffers a better attorney

Editor's Note — As part of our coverage of the Aug. 7 general election, we previewed the public defender race between Leif Jeffers and...

Our view: Candidate decisions best left to voters

“The Independent Herald will not endorse candidates for political office, but will make every attempt to keep our readers aware of who those candidates...

Report: BSF generates $16 million in economic benefit

A new National Park Service report shows that 565,063 visitors to Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in 2013 spent $16.3 million...

Commissioners' last pre-election meeting like clockwork

HUNTSVILLE — Either by good planning or happenstance, County Commission’s final monthly meeting before the August 7 General Election was brief, noncontroversial and businesslike. The...

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Unemployment claims drop below 600 in Scott County

The jobless numbers in Scott County continue to improve in the wake of coronavirus shutdowns that occurred in the spring, with unemployment claims last...

Cross resigns 6th District constable position

One of Scott County's constable positions will be back on the ballot in November. Tyler Cross, who was elected last week to the constable position...

Dept. of Health reports second coronavirus fatality in Scott County

The TN Dept. of Health has reported a second coronavirus death in Scott County. The state health department reported Scott County's first Covid-19 death on...

Scott County man indicted on sexual battery charge

HUNTSVILLE — A Scott County man was indicted on a single count of sexual battery when the Scott County grand jury convened for its...
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