Monthly Archives: November, 2017

Black Creek fire tower added to National Register of Historic Places

ROBBINS — Sixty-six years after it was constructed, the Black Creek Fire Lookout Tower here has been added to the National Register of Historic...

High-speed pursuit ends with arrest, no injuries

Police pursuits are hardly uncommon, but high-speed chases through the center of Oneida proper amid the congested midday streets are indeed rare. Yet that...

Former Huntsville mayor Sexton laid to rest

ELGIN — Charles “Buster” Sexton, the former mayor of Huntsville, was laid to rest in a private internment service at a family cemetery here...

Scott County unemployment increases slightly

After dropping to its all-time lowest point in September, Scott County’s unemployment rate was up slightly in October, according to a new round of...

Duncan assumes temporary role at women’s shelter

Shonda Ellis Duncan spent 14 years in her first career going to bat for victims, and is preparing to do the same in her...

Buster Sexton, 65

Charles Estes “Buster” Sexton, 85, of Elgin, passed away November 22, 2017, at Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida. Born February 4, 1932, he...

Otis C. Pemberton, 75

Otis Church Pemberton, 75, of Robbins, passed away November 19, 2017, at his home. Born in Helenwood, November 25, 1941, he was preceded in death...

Ruby G. Keeton, 97

Ruby G. Keeton, 97, passed away November 23, 2017, at Shannondale Healthcare Facility in Knoxville. Born in Fentress County, February 19, 1920, she was preceded...

James R. Craig, 65

James Roy Craig, 65, of Oneida, passed away November 26, 2017, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Born in Oneida, October 16, 1952, he...

Beverly West Chitwood, 73

Beverley Lynn West Chitwood, 73, of Villa Hills, Kentucky, passed away November 21, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospice Facility in Edgewood, Kentucky. She was preceded...

Ida Roysdon Byrd, 77

Ida Mae Roysdon Byrd, 77, passed away November 23, 2017, at Oneida Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oneida. Born in Yamacraw, Kentucky, January 6, 1940,...

Elmer E. Byrd, 54

Elmer Earl Byrd, passed away November 21, 2017, at Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida. Born June 10, 1963, he was preceded in death...

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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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