Monthly Archives: July, 2020

Helenwood woman killed in traffic accident

HUNTSVILLE — A 64-year-old woman was killed and one other person was injured in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Hwy. 27 here Friday afternoon. Rosalee...

Editorial: Please, for the health and safety of Scott County, wear masks

On July 13, this newspaper published an editorial entitled "The truth about masks," addressing some of the common misconceptions about what facial coverings do...

Oneida announces staggered schedule for start of school

The Oneida Special School District will amend its reopening schedule by staggering classes for the first month, Dr. Jeanny Phillips, director of schools, announced...

Trends: Scott tops 50 active Covid-19 cases, Campbell County tops 100

Even as coronavirus trends begin to look very promising in some of the hardest-hit parts of Tennessee, the local trends — and, indeed, the...

Covid-19 spreading faster in Scott County than almost anywhere else in Tennessee, data suggests

A disturbing conclusion from a data analysis by the University of Tennessee is that coronavirus is spreading at a higher rate in Scott County...

Tennessee surpasses 100,000 coronavirus cases and 1,000 deaths

On the same day Wednesday, Tennessee surpassed two dubious coronavirus benchmarks: 100,000 confirmed cases of the virus, and 1,000 deaths caused by it. Those two...

Gov. Lee allows high school athletes to return to contact

Scrap the contingency plans. Tennessee's high school sports season will start on time. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that he will sign an executive...

From very dry to very wet: Tennessee’s weather pattern swaps extremes

"Don't like the weather in Tennessee? Wait five minutes." That's the old adage for mother nature's tendencies in the Volunteer State. And while, to be...

Scott County’s coronavirus case count jumps to 18 in 4 days

Scott County's surge of coronavirus cases continued Monday, with seven new cases reported by the TN Dept. of Health — easily the most in...

Three arrested in connection with drug deal at Oneida business

Three people were arrested Friday after they allegedly exchanged drugs for money in plain sight of a police officer at a West Oneida business. Aaron...

Birx: Mask mandates needed for all of Tennessee

In a Monday meeting with Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and other state officials, Dr. Deborah Birx, the physician who heads up the White House...

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Reactions: Candidates respond to Thursday’s election results

Thursday's off-year election has come and gone in Scott County. In the only three contested races locally, Carlene Jeffers Terry was elected to the...

Hughett wins 2nd District constable seat with two votes

HUNTSVILLE — It might be a record low vote for a victorious candidate, but the 2nd District constable position was decided by two write-in votes...

Sons of former lawmen elected to constable positions

Seven years ago, two of Scott County's best-known lawmen died untimely and shocking deaths in the same year. On Thursday, their sons were elected...

Tennessee reports its most Covid-19 deaths in a day

Even as there are continued signs that the coronavirus outbreak is slowing in many of Tennessee's hardest-hit areas, Thursday was the deadliest day since...
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