Monthly Archives: February, 2017

Reba Blevins Phillips, 88

Reba Blevins Phillips, 88, of Talbott, Tennessee, formerly of Oneida, passed away February 18, 2017, at home following a lengthly illness. She was preceded in...

Veronica Chambers Jones, 69

Veronica Chambers Jones, 69, of Columbus, Georgia, passed away February 22, 2017, at Gentiva Hospice. Born in the Brimstone community, Tennessee, August 10, 1947, she...

Galen G. Hutson, 71

Galen G. Hutson, 71, of Pioneer, passed away February 19, 2017, at Beech Tree Manor Nursing Home in Jellico. Born January 30, 1946, he was...

Lillian N. Honeycutt, 89

Lillian Nell Honeycutt, 89, of Oneida, passed away February 21, 2017, at Cumberland Village Nursing Home. Born in Sand Gap, Kentucky, she was preceded in...

Violet Atkins Deweese, 92

Violet Atkins Deweese, 92, of Oneida, passed away February 25, 2017, in Rutledge, Tennessee. Born in Winfield, she was preceded in death by her by...

James F. Daniel, 89

James Forrest Daniel, 89, of Oneida, formerly of Orlando, Florida, passed away peacefully, February 25, 2017, at his home. Born in Americus, Georgia, October 18,...

Authorities fear negative trend in teen drug sales

HUNTSVILLE — The Scott County Sheriff's Department says that it fears a negative trend in the number of Scott County minors who are using...

Severe weather possible Wednesday

The National Weather Service in East Tennessee is warning that a "significant severe weather outbreak" is possible on Wednesday. In a graphical forecast published Monday...

Gatlinburg eliminates Scott in regional quarterfinals

GATLINBURG — Gatlinburg-Pittman entered Friday's Region 2-AA quarterfinal having lost just one of its past 19 games. Against Scott High, the homestanding Highlanders showed why,...

Lady Indians advance with win over Tellico Plains

TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. — Sidney Dishman scored 13 points, Baylee Thomas added 11, and Oneida broke open a tight game in the fourth quarter...

Story behind the story: Tobe’s Motel

It isn't really a secret that the former Tobe's Motel — now named Oneida Family Motel — has become a hotspot for crime and...

Forgotten Times: The rise of Oneida’s prosperous motel

On Page A1 of the Feb. 9, 2017 edition of the Independent Herald, a story recounted the frequent police presence at the Oneida Family...

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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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