Monthly Archives: February, 2017

Severe weather threat: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Severe weather is possible in the Big South Fork region on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, with the National Weather Service in East Tennessee warning...

Hike of the week: Angel Falls

Distance: 3.48 miles (in-and-out) Elevation gain: 72 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Leatherwood Ford It is the most popular hiking trail in the Big South Fork National River &...

No denying Scott’s heart in region quarterfinal

For nearly an hour in south Knoxville Saturday evening — 24 minutes of game time — Scott High looked tantalizingly close to pulling off...

E-Edition: March 2, 2017

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Garrett: Sports are beneficial to our youth

Is there a better tool than youth sports for helping our children build confidence, develop social skills, and learn life lessons? I would argue that...

Oden: Old Dixie was a route of migration and hope

The procession of travelers amazed farmers and residents along the old Dixie Highway in rural Tennessee during the 1930s. They came walking, hitch-hiking, biking, on...

SAI offers wheelchair ramps

HUNTSVILLE — As it turns out, Scott Appalachian Industries is about more than providing physical care for the disabled and the elderly. The Huntsville-based company...

Men arrested in domestic violence cases

HUNTSVILLE — Two years, nearly to the day, after a Helenwood man managed to avoid arrest on charges that he assaulted and falsely imprisoned...

Lady Indians advance to substate with win over Wartburg

HARRIMAN — For the first time in 12 years, Oneida’s Lady Indians earned a berth in the Class A sectionals Monday evening, defeating Wartburg...

Wilda Phillips Williams, 82

Wilda Geneva Phillips Williams, 82, of Helenwood, passed away February 24, 2017, at Huntsville Manor Nursing & Rehab Facility in Huntsville. Born in Scott County,...

Gregory S. Sharpe, 46

Gregory Scott Sharpe, 46, of Bean Station, Tennessee, formerly of Scott County, passed away February 23, 2017, at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System in Hamblen County,...

Ella Holt Sexton, 75

Ella Fay Holt Sexton, 75, of the New River community, passed away February 15, 2017, at her home. Born in Fentress County, Tennessee, August 11,...

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Unemployment claims increase slightly in Scott County

The residual impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy may be beginning to rear its ugly head. After unemployment skyrocketed in March and...

Green to yellow: East Tennessee hospital capacity reaches ‘cautionary’ level for first time due to Covid-19

For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic reached East Tennessee, the region's health care capacity is reaching a point where it might soon...

Scott County has three cases of coronavirus added; statewide cases surge

The TN Dept. of Health is also reporting increased deaths and hospitalizations over the past 24 hours

TSSAA delays vote on contingency plan for fall sports; urges mask-wearing to help make sure games happen

The TSSAA Board of Control held a special called meeting on to discuss plans for the upcoming football and girls’ soccer seasons due to...
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