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Our Back Yard: A scenic road trip through New River’s historic mining settlements

Narrow and winding S.R. 116 passes through many communities along the headwaters of New River in the Cumberland Mountains. Places like Coal Creek, Beech...

By the numbers: Religious adherence in Scott County

It goes without saying that Scott County’s faithful overwhelmingly adhere to the Baptist denomination. Past Focus On: Religion features have explored the history of...

Forgotten Times: President Andrew Johnson twice delivered a speech in Scott County

Few of the 46 presidents of the United States have ever known where Scott County, Tennessee is located. But one of them knew: the...

Dr. Josh Thompson returns home with opening of his own clinic

After 14 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Josh Thompson is back at home. Thompson, the son of retired Scott County property assessor Steve Thompson and...

Helping inmates, former inmates get back to work

Applying for a job can be a hassle.  Thanks to federal Homeland Security guidelines, anyone who is applying for a job has to have two...

Breaking the stigma: The benefits of breastfeeding

One of the best lines in the 2000 movie “Erin Brockovich” is when Brockovich — the legal clerk portrayed by Julia Roberts — is...

Old mountain cemetery got its start with Revolutionary War veteran

Editor’s Note — In recent months, “Our Back Yard” has featured several of the cemeteries located on Scott County’s recreational lands, including the two...

The incredible ministry of Rev. Sam Garrett, remembered

Sam Garrett gave his life to the ministry, figuratively and literally. The widely-respected Baptist minister, who pastored several churches locally and preached in revivals both...

Mother Ladd: Tennessee’s first woman sheriff

This is the story of the first woman to serve as a sheriff in Tennessee. It’s a story that doesn’t take place in Scott...

Latest articles

Obituary: Charles Young, 86

Charles Cebern Young, of Huntsville, passed away on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. He was 86. Life: Charles was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and companion. Preceded...

Obituary: Hurstle Keeton, 81

Hurstle Ray Keeton, of Oneida, departed this life on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 at the home of his daughter in Clinton, Tenn. He was...

Obituary: Alice Rayburn, 69

Alice Louise Litton Rayburn, of Helenwood, passed away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 at LaFollette Medical Center with her loving family by her side....

Obituary: Wilburn Sexton, 81

Arlin “Wilburn” Sexton, of Oneida, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 at his home, with his daughter, Kimberly, by his side. He...
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