Monthly Archives: March, 2017

Garrett: Nancy Swain Watters Walk should serve as a reminder

It is likely that some of the children who were assembled for Friday’s Nancy Swain Watters Memorial Walk have suffered some form of abuse....

Thirteen indicted by grand jury

HUNTSVILLE — A total of 13 people were indicted by a Scott County grand jury on Tuesday, March 28, on charges that were mostly...

Scott man indicted on charges of sexually assaulting children

HUNTSVILLE — A Scott County man who spurred a nationwide manhunt after bolting amid an investigation into alleged sex crimes involving children has been...

Scott’s unemployment rate drops out of state’s 10 highest

For the first time in a decade, Scott County's unemployment rate is no longer ranked among the 10 highest in the State of Tennessee. The...

Oneida narrows list of candidates for basketball coaching position

In a bit of an unusual move, Oneida High School has released a list of finalists for its basketball head coaching vacancy. Six candidates are among...

Campbell County attorney disbarred by state

JACKSBORO — A Campbell County attorney has been disbarred by the Supreme Court of Tennessee for misappropriating funds in a real estate transaction. Conrad Mark...

Tennessee’s spring turkey season opens April 1

Tennessee’s 2017 spring turkey season opens on Saturday, April 1 and continues through Sunday, May 14. Spring turkey harvest numbers have been consistent for a...

Hike of the Week: Oscar Blevins Farm

Distance: 3.6 miles (loop) Elevation gain: 150 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Bandy Creek For the second time in three weeks, the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge visits one of...

Yager bill could be a shot in the arm for EMS

NASHVILLE — Legislation currently advancing in the Tennessee General Assembly could provide a much-needed shot in the arm to the Scott County Ambulance Service,...

ATVs may soon be allowed on S.R. 63 in Campbell County

CARYVILLE — Legislation could soon head to the governor’s desk that will allow ATVs on S.R. 63 between Stinking Creek Road and Old Hwy....

Garrett: Being social isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

At some point, we — as a society — are going to reevaluate our fascination with social media. We’re bound to, because the course...

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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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