Monthly Archives: June, 2017

Cops target dozens of drug traffickers in round-up

Neighborhood problems. That’s how Scott County Sheriff Ronnie Phillips described the targets of a county-wide “round-up” Thursday, which targeted 26 people who are either accused...

Sex offender arrested after park trip

HUNTSVILLE — Four months after getting out of prison, a convicted sex offender has landed back in jail after allegedly visiting a state park. Ricky...

‘Shadow’s Law’ receives governor’s signature; memorial sign placed

NASHVILLE — “Shadow’s Law” became official last week, with the signature of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. The law changes Tennessee’s policy on roadside memorial signs....

Seven charged in drug smuggling bust

HUNTSVILLE — A total of seven people have been charged in what authorities say was a conspiracy ring to smuggle Suboxone and tobacco into...

Scott’s unemployment rate drops below national average

Scott County’s unemployment rate plummeted to 4.2 percent in May, marking the first time the local jobless rate has been below five percent since...

Oden: Rural cemeteries tell sad, happy tales of past lives

One of my pastimes is exploring old rural cemeteries. Not a morbid preoccupation, this hobby is a way to open windows of history into...

Hike of the week: Frozen Head

From a perch high on the southern slope of Old Mac Mountain, the song of a wood thrush echoes through the tree tops as...

Voyd Lawson, 71

Voyd Lawson, 71, of Smyrna, Tennessee, passed away June 20, 2017, at Kentucky One Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Born in Scott County, March 28,...

Michael D. Chambers, 41

Michael Dean Chambers, 41, of Huntsville, passed away June 21, 2017. Born in Oneida, January 27, 1976, he was preceded in death by his grandparents:...

Tammy Cecil Brawner, 51

Tammy Cecil Brawner, 51, passed away peacefully June 18, 2017, at home surrounded by her family. Born in Oneida, January 22, 1966, she preceded in...

E-Edition: June 29, 2017

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Rain chances galore for holiday period | Eye to the Sky

Remember the Meow Meow Lullaby? "Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow. Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow." That's what I feel like when describing this...

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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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