Ben Garrett

Ben Garrett is Independent Herald editor. Contact him at bgarrett@ihoneida.com. Follow him on Twitter, @benwgarrett.
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Update: Brief heat wave ends this weekend

As reported earlier, the brief heat wave that Tennessee has been experiencing will come to an end this weekend, with a return to normal...

Eye to the Sky: This heat will not last

It was hot outside yesterday. It's going to be even hotter today, and it'll be just as hot tomorrow. Friday will be hot, as...

Hike of the Week: Frozen Head

Distance: 4.95 miles Elevation Gain: 1,230 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Armes Gap Features: Viewing tower, wildflowers The final week of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge takes us to the...

Summer is on the way — big time!

It's been quite a tolerable summer so far, with slightly below-average temperatures and slightly above-average rainfall for much of Tennessee, including the Cumberland Plateau. But...

Who was Tennessee’s biggest Heisman Trophy snub?

For lifelong Tennessee football fans, the 1997 Heisman Trophy race isn't easily forgotten. After quarterback Peyton Manning was denied the Heisman, finishing second in the...

Update: A wet — and potentially very wet — weekend is on tap

Most of the northern plateau region has been dry the past couple of days, but the reprieve from the summer thunderstorms won't last long,...

Another wet weekend appears to be in store

If you like your summer weather without scorching-hot temperatures and with plenty of rain, you're loving Summer 2021, and it doesn't look like the...

Rainy weekend: How much rain that might actually mean, and when the pattern will break

We're in the midst of what National Weather Service meteorologists were referring to for several days leading up to it as a "wet pattern"...

Opinion: Three cheers for a night parade

I wasn't sure how much I'd like a night parade. I'm a traditionalist, and 4th of July parades are traditionally in the morning. In most...

Update: Wetter weather returns for the second half of the week

This 4th of July weekend featured the best weather that our area has had for an Independence Day holiday in a very long time....

Eye to the Sky: Could ‘Elsa’ eventually bring rain to East Tennessee?

Tropical Storm Elsa is battering Haiti this evening, and will eventually cross Hispaniola and Jamaica before heading towards Florida and the U.S. cost. Could...

American Independence: Remembering the Scott Countians who helped win the Revolutionary War

- Advertisement - It wasn’t until 1849, more than 60 years after the American Revolutionary War ended, that Scott County was formed by the state...

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Obituary: Hilton Jeffers, 69

Hilton Jeffers departed this life on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 at his home in the Straight Fork community. He was 69. Life: Born Oct. 18,...

Services being planned for wife of TBI director emeritus Arzo Carson

HUNTSVILLE — Shirley Laxton Carson, the wife of former Scott County district attorney general and TBI director Arzo Carson, died Saturday at her Huntsville...

Obituary: Shirley Laxton Carson, 85

Shirley June Laxton Carson, of Huntsville, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. She was 85. Life: Born in Oneida to Loma...

Obituary: Marilyn Moore Stark, 67

Marilyn Moore Stark, of Oneida, passed away on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 at Big South Fork Medical Center. She was 67. Life: Born April 29,...
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