Monthly Archives: August, 2017

New stats underscore opioid epidemic in Scott County

Best-of and worst-of statistics are charted for almost everything. There are the lists of the U.S. counties with the highest unemployment rates; the U.S....

E-Edition: Aug. 31, 2017

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Scott’s jobless rate improves slightly in July

Scott County’s unemployment rate was largely stable in July, dropping a single tenth of a percentage point, to 5.7 percent. That figure is based on...

Understanding EHD, the disease impacting deer

Something is killing whitetail deer across the northern Cumberland Plateau. It isn’t poachers or predators. Instead, it’s EHD — Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease. Deer are...

Notebook: No scolding; just a challenge for OHS

Nineteen yards of offense. One first down. To say that the first half was ugly for Oneida’s offense on Friday would have been an understatement....

Another close game, but Stone tops Highlanders

HUNTSVILLE — Missed opportunities. That was the theme for a second consecutive week, as Scott High came up on the short end of a 21-14...

Indians complete comeback with double-overtime win

It’s one of the biggest cliches in sports: the tale of two halves. But Friday’s double-overtime showdown between Oneida and Gatlinburg-Pittman was exactly that, as...

Garrett: Solar eclipse was an event worth traveling for

When I experienced a partial solar eclipse as a child, my reaction was — as the hipsters like to say — “meh.” When I experienced...

Smoke, but no fire, at Burchfield School

A fire was feared at Burchfield Elementary School in West Oneida Thursday morning, when smoke in the cafeteria area set off fire alarms and...

Winfield man indicted in child pornography investigation

HUNTSVILLE — An investigation that began almost two years ago ended Tuesday with the indictment of a Winfield man by a Scott County grand...

Former OSSD food service director indicted for theft

A Scott County grand jury on Tuesday indicted the former food service director at the Oneida Special School District on felony theft-related charges. An investigation...

Gallery: Oneida football vs. Claiborne

A Flickr album of Oneida's Aug. 18, 2017 home opener against Claiborne, as seen through the lens of Sarah Dunlap. View these photos directly...

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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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