Monthly Archives: March, 2020

Analyzing the data against Gov. Bill Lee’s claim that Tennessee’s number of coronavirus cases is deceivingly high

At a Monday afternoon press briefing to announce new executive orders implementing a "safer at home" policy and requiring certain non-essential businesses to close,...

High over Smokey Creek: The view from up here is simply stunning

When most of us think of overlooks, we think of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area — of long hikes along...

Editorial: With personal liberty comes personal responsibility

Let's not beat about the bush: We aren't doing enough to combat the spread of coronavirus. You don't have to venture outside Scott County to...

Poll: Should Tennesseans shelter in place?

On Monday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a "safer-at-home" executive order that requests residents limit their movement outside their home. However, such orders —...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee orders non-essential businesses to close

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has issued a "safer at home" policy and ordered some non-essential businesses to close for two weeks. The mandate,...

Coronavirus pandemic: The worst is yet to come

As the United States continues to hunker down amid the coronavirus outbreak that has sickened nearly 150,000 people thus far, federal officials are warning...

Baton Rouge doctor, an Oneida native, warns that coronavirus can strike any age group

Dr. Dylan West posted a warning to Twitter late Saturday: Coronavirus can strike anyone, regardless of age. This week I have intubated just as many...

Honor Roll: Huntsville Middle School, third nine weeks

Huntsville Middle School principal Donna Goodman announces honor roll and perfect attendance students for the third nine weeks. Honor roll, 1st: Joslin Floyd, Kylie Sexton,...

Honor Roll: Oneida Elementary School, third nine weeks

Principal Rick Harper announces Oneida Elementary School honor roll students for the third nine weeks. 1st: Shay Calkins, Carter Daugherty, Madison Foster, Connor Mays, Jocelyn...

Opinion: Gov. Andy Beshear should worry about Kentucky while Gov. Bill Lee worries about Tennessee

"We're all in this together." It has been a common refrain across America as the coronavirus has spread, forcing millions out of work and essentially...

The rise and decline of Scott County’s railroads

Editor's Note: In February, "Forgotten Times" presented the first of two articles on Scott County's railroad history with a look at how the Cincinnati...

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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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