Conversations With Preachers: David Gass

David Gass gave up a 30-year career at Y12, where he was a radiological engineer, and a nice home in West Knoxville to enter...

Conversations With Preachers: John T. Polk II, Oneida Church of Christ

As part of our Focus On: Religion page’s “Conversations With Pastors” series, the Independent Herald last week sat down with John T. Polk II...

Introducing tithing to Scott County churches

Editor’s Note — Tithing is commonplace in today's churches, as are salaries for church pastors. But circa World War II, tithing was uncommon in...

Discovering Hazard Cave’s glow worms

Inside Hazard Cave at Pickett State Park, you’ll find something that you can almost never find anywhere else: glow worms.Located just a little more...

Forgotten Times: The rise of Oneida’s prosperous motel

On Page A1 of the Feb. 9, 2017 edition of the Independent Herald, a story recounted the frequent police presence at the Oneida Family...

The Beautique: ‘Out-of-county services at in-county prices’

Kellie Walker didn’t set out to open a tanning salon. But once Walker — who, along with her husband, Dustin, owns The Beautique Tanning &...

C. Cross helped forge Scott County

Editor’s Note — The following story concerns one of the “movers and shakers” in Scott County history — Claiborn Cross — who was also...

Life on the river

“Now, all is quiet in, and around Parch Corn, except the noise of the river, the stamping of the buck or a chant from...

The ministry runs deep

The ministry runs deep in Chris Sewell’s family.The 41-year-old, who is settling in as the new pastor at Winfield Missionary Baptist Church, is the...

‘More than just a homeless shelter’

The Scott County Homeless Shelter is no more.Not that the emergency shelter has gone anywhere. It’s still open and still housing an average of...

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