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Kenneth Chambers, 86

Kenneth Dean Chambers departed this life on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. He was 86. Life: Born...

Ronnie Roberts, 80

Ronald “Ronnie” Dean Roberts peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, surrounded by his loving family after a...

Barbara McCarroll, 83

Barbara Faye McCarroll passed away on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 at her home in Oneida. She was 83. Life: Born in the Straight Fork community...
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Scott County’s deer harvest declines, remains well below historic levels

Since 2016, there have been an average of just 670 deer killed each year in Scott County. That's down from an average of 1,328 deer killed per year the five years before that. In other words, hunters in Scott County have killed right at 50% fewer deer each year in the past five years than they did the five years before that. That's a trend that can't be explained by weather or mast crops, or even hunting license sales, given the abrupt nature of the decline. The one significant event that those numbers seem to hinge on? The 2017 EHD outbreak.

Update: Significant snow possible this weekend

A significant winter storm is possible this weekend across parts of Tennessee, including the northern Cumberland Plateau region. We have discussed this possibility at length...

Update: Threat grows for accumulating snow this weekend

We talked at length yesterday about the chances for accumulating snow across our region this weekend. We're still too far out to nail down...

Eye to the Sky: Watching the potential for a weekend winter storm

UPDATE (Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, 4:12 p.m.) — Just since I made this post a couple of hours ago, there are some changes worth...

Opinion: Using someone’s death to prove a point is shameful

Kelly Ernby was just 46 when she died of Covid-19 on Jan. 3. She was also unvaccinated, and not just unvaccinated but a critic of...

Where does winter go from here?

Officially, the National Weather Service recorded 5 inches of snow in Oneida on Thursday. So that makes 9 inches of snow for the first...

Winter Storm Warning issued, heavy snow expected

Scott County has been placed under a Winter Storm Warning, with 4 to 6 inches of snow expected on Thursday. The storm warning was issued...

Winter Storm Watch issued for Scott County

Update: Wednesday, Jan. 5, 3:34 a.m. — As anticipated, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Scott and Campbell counties. It takes...

Eye to the Sky: Coldest air of the season incoming, and maybe snow

Regardless of whether we see our second snowstorm in less than a week on Thursday — and, truthfully, no one really knows what it’s...

Eyes on Thursday: Another light snow event takes shape

Officially, the season's first snowfall measured four inches in Oneida. A four-inch snow on the northern Cumberland Plateau isn't exactly earth-shattering news, but the...
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Kenneth Chambers, 86

Kenneth Dean Chambers departed this life on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. He was 86. Life: Born...
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Opal Lowe, 85

Opal M. Lowe, of Straight Fork, departed this life on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 at Methodist Medical Center in oak Ridge, Tenn. She was...

Ronnie Roberts, 80

Ronald “Ronnie” Dean Roberts peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, surrounded by his loving family after a...

Barbara McCarroll, 83

Barbara Faye McCarroll passed away on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 at her home in Oneida. She was 83. Life: Born in the Straight Fork community...