He cast Scott County’s only vote for Abraham Lincoln…

You might say that Shadrack Lewallen was ahead of his time by just a few years. Or, perhaps, that he was a trend-setter.When President Abraham...

Large gains: What’s behind testing success?

Last month, the Tennessee Department of Education released scores of TN Ready student assessments for the 2017-2018 school year from schools and school districts...

Summertime sweets: B&B perfects homemade ice cream

For Sandra Sproles, something of a watershed moment occurred earlier this year: she perfected a recipe for nutty-coconut ice cream.That moment — which resulted...

Big South Fork isn’t just for whitewater paddlers

When you slow down long enough to listen, it can be somewhat surprising just how loud nature is — especially this time of year,...

Kai’s giving heart

Eight-year-old Kaidance Lewallen has many plans.She wants to feed people, maybe opening a soup kitchen. She wants to start a small animal rescue. And...

The Mountain Preacher: Early Christianity in Scott County

Editor’s Note — Following is the first segment of an autobiography of Rev. Hobert L. Wright, recorded on audio cassette tape shortly before his...

The start of the Baptist denomination in Oneida

Oneida is the retail hub of the northern Cumberland Plateau. With a population of 3,683, Oneida is also the northern plateau’s largest town. So...

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