Monthly Archives: December, 2019

Independent Herald/Scott County Chamber of Commerce 2019 Person of the Year

From coast to coast, "shop local" campaigns often cite small businesses' vested interest in the communities they serve as reasons for consumers to support...

Authorities probe death of Pioneer man

HUNTSVILLE — The Scott County Sheriff's Office and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation continue to probe the death of a Pioneer man found dead in...

Scott County’s jobless rate is steady at year’s end

Scott County was one of 38 counties across Tennessee with a decreased unemployment rate in November, the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development...

Appalachian Notebook: Gray Wave can help younger generation too

They called themselves Gray Panthers, the Gray Power Movement and other names denoting people over age 65 who banded together for political purposes. Their...

Indians finish fourth in SFPT tournament

After two days of sharp play at the South Fork Physical Therapy Christmas Classic, Oneida ran into a buzzsaw named Barboursville Monday evening. The Tigers’...

Lady Highlanders finish SFPT tourney with a win

Scott High closed out the South Fork Physical Therapy Christmas Classic on a high note Monday morning, with a 60-24 win over Lynn Camp,...

Scott High captures South Fork Physical Therapy championship

Scott High stormed to a 16-point halftime lead against Livingston Academy in the championship game of the South Fork Physical Therapy Christmas Classic Monday,...

Lady Indians win South Fork Physical Therapy championship in thrilling fashion

With under two minutes remaining in Monday’s South Fork Physical Therapy Christmas Tournament championship game, Oneida looked to have a win all but sewn...

Bill Strunk, 92

Billie “Bill” Strunk, 92 of the Pine Hill community, Oneida, passed away December 29, 2019, at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Born in...

Andrew J. Sells, 40

Andrew James “Andy” Sells, 40, passed away December 24, 2019, at his home. Born in Scott County, June 20, 1979, he was preceded in death...

Ralph D. Moffitt, 63

Rev. Ralph David Moffitt, 63, of Pine Knot, Kentucky, passed away December 20, 2019, at home surrounded by his family. Born in Ypsilanti, Michigan, July...

Dorothy Lowe, 77

Dorothy Lowe, 77, of Robbins, passed away December 27, 2019, at Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida. Born in Scott County, January 2, 1942,...

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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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