Ben Garrett

Ben Garrett is Independent Herald editor. Contact him at bgarrett@ihoneida.com. Follow him on Twitter, @benwgarrett.
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Snow Watch: It’s not premature to say winter is on life support

One rule of thumb if you're a weather-watcher in this part of the world: Never get carried away and say winter is over. Not...

Notebook: Taking stock of local basketball teams

The first week back in play was a big one for local high school basketball teams. Scott High played three games in five days,...

Snow Watch: Still a lot of potential for wintry weather in the days ahead

Friday's "snow day" was well forecasted. Monday's was not. For the fourth time this winter season — and for the second time in 72 hours...

Snow Watch: More wintry weather threats will follow

The northern Cumberland Plateau's third snowfall of the 2020-2021 winter season was not a big deal last night. In general, an inch or two...

There is potential for light snow Thursday night

Potential remains for some light snow accumulations Thursday night into early Friday morning, as a weather disturbance impacts the northern Cumberland Plateau region. Exactly how...

Snow Watch: Potential stormy and cold pattern setting up

On a previous post, we talked about how the teleconnections weren't supporting much in the way of cold and snow potential for the Mid-South...

2020: Good riddance!

As we sat here one year ago, bidding farewell to 2019 and envisioning what 2020 would bring, few could have imagined what was in...

A rainy New Year’s Eve, winter weather fans await the middle of the month

A strong storm system will impact the northern Cumberland Plateau region on New Year's Eve, but with temperatures in the mid 60s, when is...

Snow Watch: First half of January appears mild; strong storm incoming

What a difference a week makes. Christmas 2020 goes down as the second-coldest Christmas on record in Oneida, at 17 degrees (the coldest was...

Update: Light snow possible on Christmas Eve

Light snow is possible on Christmas Eve, with snow showers or snow flurries a continuing possibility into Christmas Day, and some minor accumulations and...

A white Christmas? The forecast suggests it’s possible

Ever since Bing Crosby sang about it during World War II and sold more than 50 million copies of the song, Americans everywhere have...

What we’re trying isn’t working. When do we try something new?

My wife and I were in Knoxville on Saturday, and I was hardly in the Christmas spirit. "Stop glaring at that driver; are you trying...

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Snow Watch: It’s not premature to say winter is on life support

One rule of thumb if you're a weather-watcher in this part of the world: Never get carried away and say winter is over. Not...

Scott comes from behind to defeat Carter, 55-54, in wild finish

KNOXVILLE — The highlight of Scott High’s 55-54, non-district win over Knox Carter here Tuesday, Jan. 19, was a Trey Morrow buzzer-beater that allowed...

Lady Highlanders get back into win column with 56-46 victory at Carter

KNOXVILLE — “We’re not going to give it back.” That’s how Scott High coach Jake Wright summed up his team’s 56-46 win at Knox Carter...

Oneida puts away determined Coalfield to remain perfect in district play

COALFIELD — Oneida was able to avoid being swarmed Tuesday night in the Jackets nest but it wasn’t without a fight, as Coalfield fought...
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