Monthly Archives: September, 2019

Where has the passion gone?

Things today are quite a bit different than they were even just a few years ago. Not only with technology, but even the way...

Drought worsens across northern plateau

Scott County is now classified as being in a moderate drought. Drought conditions continue to worsen across the area. Some places got a little bit...

Rape, domestic violence cases dealt with by grand jury

HUNTSVILLE — Authorities say that on August 30, 2019, a 19-year-old Oneida man — identified as Alton Dean Phillips — forcibly raped a 13-year-old...

Campbell County man sentenced to 12 years in prison for statutory rape

JACKSBORO — A Campbell County man was sentenced to 12 years in prison — the maximum allowable — for statutory rape involving an underage...

C. Cross helped forge Scott County

Editor’s Note — The following story concerns one of the “movers and shakers” in Scott County history — Claiborn Cross — who was also...

Conversations With Preachers: John T. Polk II, Oneida Church of Christ

As part of our Focus On: Religion page’s “Conversations With Pastors” series, the Independent Herald last week sat down with John T. Polk II...

IH Sports Minute – September 23, 2019

Oneida and Scott High played to a 1-1 tie on the soccer pitch on Monday, with the Lady Indians' Macy Dunlap and the Lady...

Sources: Hospital not admitting patients amid payroll delay

After weeks of relatively normal operations at Big South Fork Medical Center, signs of trouble began to emerge at the hospital on Monday, with...

Soccer: Scott, Oneida play to 1-1 tie

If Scott High and Oneida seemed evenly matched before, there was even more reason to think so after Monday’s showdown at Jane Terry Hoffman...

Notebook: Lambert has message for team after lackluster start at Cumberland Gap

Oneida head coach Tony Lambert didn’t try to mince words after the Indians’ 44-14 win at Cumberland Gap on Friday. “Sometimes this stuff don’t have...

Very hot weather appears on tap to end September, start October

To say it's been hot this month would be an understatement. Several daily temperature records have fallen across the northern Cumberland Plateau, and September has...

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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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