Ben Garrett

Ben Garrett is Independent Herald editor. Contact him at bgarrett@ihoneida.com. Follow him on Twitter, @benwgarrett.
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Management of county-owned sports complex stirs debate

HUNTSVILLE — By a wide margin on Monday night, Scott County Commission passed a resolution affirming the county government's sole authority to say who...

In the aftermath of Sally, a taste of fall

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, much cooler weather appears to be on tap for this weekend, with highs in the low 70s and...

A taste of the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is known for its coffeeshops. Former Oregon residents Scott and Kristin McNamara didn't like the way the region was changing — but they do love coffee. After moving to Oneida in search of a place where people's values more closely align with their own, their endeavor is to bring a taste of those Pacific Northwest coffeeshops to their new friends and neighbors.

What happened to our big cool-down?

On August 30, I wrote that a taste of fall was likely in store in about a week, with high temps dropping into the...

‘My goal is to push more than I ever have’

Trinity Smith knows about pushing the limits of what the body can physically endure. The last couple of years of the 9/11 Memorial Run...

Garrett: This year especially, Labor Day is important

Monday is Labor Day in the United States. It is the only holiday each year that is dedicated to the average Joe. Christmas and...

A preview of fall is likely lurking a week away

For well over a week, it has appeared likely that an unusually cool air mass will settle over the Mid-South region at some point...

Trash today, artifact tomorrow

Just about everyone would recognize an old arrowhead on the sandy floor of a rock shelter as an artifact. But far fewer people would...

Kip’s Kloset is off and running

It started with a casual conversation between Children's Center of the Cumberlands Executive Director Kellie Walker and a TN Dept. of Children's Services investigator....

Garrett: We’re destroying our home

Before we hit the trail back towards civilization on the final morning of our camping trip in the Big South Fork backcountry, I told...

Sheriff Cross is remembered fondly by his community

Editor's Note — Throughout the month of July, this series will take a look at the stories behind the names that are memorialized on...

Garrett: It was a parade … But God showed up

It was a little before 7 p.m. Saturday evening, and folks were rolling into the First Baptist Church parking lot in Huntsville, joining forces...

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Scott defeats Kingston on PKs in instant classic to claim No. 1 seed

HUNTSVILLE — Scott High's seniors have never finished short of the District 5-AA championship game. On Tuesday, September 29, it appeared they were taking a...

Soccer: Oneida rolls to 8-1 win over Clinton

CLINTON — Freshman Ali Smith scored a hat trick with three goals, freshman Rory Blevins had two goals, and freshman Haley Flores added two...

IH Sports Minute: Season 2, Episode 13

Talking about Scott High's 35-0 win at Cumberland Gap, with comments from Coach Josh Terry, and Oneida's 7-0 loss at Upperman, with comments from...

19th century surveyors used Scott County’s tallest mountains as their waypoints

Back in 1849, when surveyors charged by the Tennessee General Assembly with carving a new county — named for War of 1812 hero General...
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