Melanie Garrett

Melanie Garrett is a 2nd grade teacher at Burchfield Elementary School. She completed her Bachelors at Tennessee Tech and Masters at University of the Cumberlands.
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A first-hand account of Covid-19

Dr. Allison Gilbert, who owns and operates South Fork Physical Therapy with her husband, Dr. Scott Gilbert, was recently diagnosed with Covid-19. She shared...

Back to school: A roadmap for getting students back into the classroom

With the start of school just around the corner, educators and families across the county are aware that the 2020-2021 school year will be...

Charting a new path: Scott High’s Jeffers ascends to national Beta Club office

In middle and high schools across the country, students are recognized for their academic achievements and efforts by becoming a part of the National...

Boys & Girls Club keeps its members active through summer

The so-called "summer brain drain" — where students lose some of the knowledge and skills they've learned during the school year while they're off...

An unusual graduation

There will be no more standing room only crowds due to Covid-19 precautions, but school administrators are doing everything they can to make sure that this year’s graduating class has a commencement ceremony that they will never forget.

Adopt-A-Senior: Offering support in tough times

Everyone has heard the saying “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade”. If anyone has been handed lemons over the past month, it has...

A non-traditional Easter

The Boys & Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau and the Scott County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to promote a different kind of Easter egg hunt: One that is community-wide and complies with social distancing guidelines and Gov. Bill Lee's "stay-at-home" order.

Latest articles

Obituary: David Foster, 41

David Dewayne Foster departed this life on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida. He was 41. Life: Born July...

Obituary: Dorothy Hall-Norris, 86

Straight Fork Dorothy Valentine Hall Norris, of the Straight Fork community, departed this life on Friday, July 23, 2021 at her home in Huntsville. She...

As another surge of covid takes hold in Tennessee, the deaths are skewing younger

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Tennessee is in the early stages of yet another covid surge. Whether that surge will ultimately spread to Scott...

Yager highlights commitments to mental health, volunteer firemen and broadband expansion

In a visit to Scott County on Thursday, State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, applauded the state’s commitments to mental health, broadband expansion and volunteer...
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