Monthly Archives: June, 2019

From Huntsville cornfield to Knoxville mayor

As a farm boy from Scott County, few could have predicted that John J. Duncan would one day be mayor of Knoxville and rise...

A Duncan legacy

Today, the stretch of Baker Highway between Scott High Drive and Old Jamestown Road might well be defined as the heart of Huntsville. It’s...

Conversations with Preachers: James Taylor

The Focus On: Religion page’s Conversations With Preachers continues with a sit-down with James Taylor, pastor at Low Gap Missionary Baptist Church. Taylor, the...

Rennova details steps being taken at JRMC

JAMESTOWN — Rennova Health has taken several steps to remedy the months of turmoil that have embroiled Jamestown Regional Medical Center and left the...

Labor commissioner pledges commitment to rural Tennessee

HUNTSVILLE — Could Scott County be on the verge of getting its unemployment office back?  It appears that there's at least a chance, at least...

Distracted driving: Scott is among Tennessee’s safest counties

With a new law set to take effect next week that effectively bans the use of handheld mobile devices while driving, a new statistical...

Our View: Positive signals from Lee administration

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee wasn’t anywhere near Scott County last week, but a visit by a senior member of his cabinet — and the...

Out My Way: In this troubled era, we need more Howard Bakers

I recently had a flashback to a conversation I had with U.S. Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr. more than a decade ago. It was during a...

Appalachian Notebook: Lure by lure, recalling a lifetime of fishing

Restoring old fishing reels from a cache bequeathed to me by my late father and uncle led me to wonder if anyone would care...

Hike of the Week: Oscar Blevins Farm

Trail: Oscar Blevins Farm Loop Trailhead: Bandy Creek Distance: 5.1 miles Elevation Gain: 344 ft. Difficulty: Easy The Oscar Blevins Farm wasn’t originally a destination on the Twenty Week...

E-Edition: June 27, 2019

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Oneida mulls sale of water, wastewater operations to private company

The Town of Oneida is mulling a sale of its water and wastewater operations to a private entity. American Water Works has expressed an interest...

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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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