Ben Garrett

Ben Garrett is Independent Herald editor. Contact him at bgarrett@ihoneida.com. Follow him on Twitter, @benwgarrett.
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Eye to the Sky: A look at Monday’s accumulating snow potential

The entire northern plateau region is under a Winter Weather Advisory, as all three National Weather Service offices covering the region have issued advisories...

Snow Watch: Some seriously cold air *may* be headed towards Tennessee

Wednesday night's anticipated light snowfall did not materialize here on the Cumberland Plateau, though that didn't stop local school systems from using one of...

Update: The latest on Wednesday night snow potential

In general, the forecast for this evening's quick-hitting snow-maker is for declining accumulation totals. The National Weather Service's Morristown weather forecast office has halved its...

Snow Watch: Two chances for light wintry precipitation over the next 7 days

A cold start to January has given way to a milder pattern with pleasant temperatures in recent days, but Ol' Man Winter is prepared...

Howard Baker would be an outcast in today’s Washington

It has been less than seven years since U.S. Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr. died. Such recent history hardly seems to fit the theme...

Opinion: Gov. Lee, it’s time to do right by Tennessee’s high school cheerleaders

Prior to the start of Friday's District 4-AA showdown with Kingston, Scott High held its annual Senior Night festivities, honoring its senior student-athletes who...

‘So, so big’ — Lady Highlanders snap 17-game losing streak against biggest rival in program-defining moment

More than two hours before his team was scheduled to face arch-rival Kingston in an important district showdown on Friday, Scott High’s Jake Wright...

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...

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Two people injured in serious S.R. 63 accident

HUNTSVILLE — Two drivers were injured, and two more people escaped injury, in a serious, three-vehicle accident on S.R. 63 east of here Thursday...

Update: Several inches of rain expected through the weekend

As much as four inches of rain are expected across Scott County through the weekend and into early Monday, which will bring a slight...

Randy Byrge presented as ‘Person of the Year’

Randall Byrge was presented at the Scott County Chamber of Commerce's monthly board of directors luncheon on Thursday as the 2020 Chamber of Commerce/Independent...

Oneida falls to Harriman in district championship game

The Oneida Indians got Stubb(ed) on Wednesday night in the District 3-A championship game as Harriman’s Brady Stubbs led his team back from a...
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