Monthly Archives: July, 2017

Heat builds, but another major cool down lurks | Eye to the Sky

This past weekend featured a taste of autumn, with low humidity and a north breeze helping Saturday's upper 70s and Sunday's low 80s feel...

Severe weather chances decline for Thursday | Eye to the Sky

So far, our promised "rainy pattern" hasn't exactly been playing out, with what appears to be solid rain chances diminishing as the "day of"...

Corker, Alexander explain health care votes

WASHINGTON — While Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., says he sides with President Donald Trump on the need to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act,...

Severe weather is possible Thursday, Friday | Eye to the Sky

Isolated severe thunderstorms are possible late Thursday and on Friday, as a cold front approaches the northern Cumberland Plateau region. The National Weather Service's Storm...

BSF’s snake program offers ‘Go Big’ points

BANDY CREEK — Want to see a snake up close and learn about how it survives in the rough terrain of the Big South...

Garrett: Butch Jones faces the biggest game of his career

In a little less than six weeks, the University of Tennessee football team will travel south on I-75 to Atlanta for a Labor Day...

Oden: Checkers is much more than a game of ‘king me’

Checkers is a board game that some upper-crust, highly educated elites denigrate when compared to chess, “The Game of Kings.” But in Appalachia, the...

State announces lowest-ever unemployment rate

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips last week announced Tennessee’s unemployment rate for June...

Independent Herald wins five first place awards at annual contests

The Independent Herald won awards in 11 categories, including five first place awards, in the annual Tennessee Press Association-University of Tennessee press contests, the...

Bobby Sandiford, 80

Bobby Sandiford, 80, of Mathiston, Mississippi, passed away July 5, 2017, at his home. Born in Rosedale, Miss., September 2, 1936, he was preceded in...

Randy A. Lowe, 52

Randy Alan Lowe, 52, of the Straight Fork community, passed away suddenly July 18, 2017. Born in Scott County, September 12, 1964, he was preceded...

Bonnie Sanderson Flores, 77

Bonnie K. Sanderson Flores, 77, of Huntsville, passed away suddenly July 5, 2017, while vacationing at her home in Tampico, Mexico. Born in Scott County,...

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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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