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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...

Byrdi’s Playground: He saw an opportunity for a playground. Now his coworkers and friends are determined to see it through.

When Oneida Middle School teacher Houston Byrd died suddenly two weeks before Christmas last year, his coworkers and administrators at OMS were stunned. The...

In just 3 years, Family Justice Center has assisted almost 500 people

When the Office of Criminal Justice Programs made it known a half-decade ago that it was offering grant programs to help establish family justice...

A guide to snakes of the Cumberland Plateau

Snakes. There is perhaps no wild animal that strikes more fear in the hearts of humans than these misunderstood, legless creatures that slither along...

Want to dig your own prehistoric artifacts? Here’s a starter’s guide

Editor's Note — The following article is based on a program presented by Gary Sexton at the Museum of Scott County on Tuesday, June...

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...

Remember when the Big South Fork was almost dammed — in two places?

It is relatively common knowledge in this part of the country that the rugged gorge encasing the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River...

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One dead, one injured in Ditney Trail shooting

HUNTSVILLE — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Scott County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a Monday morning shooting that has left one person dead...

Arrest made following Walmart shoplifting incident

A Robbins man attempted to use a receipt from an auto parts store to prove to Walmart employees that the merchandise he was attempting...

Obituary: Barbara Stephens, 60

Barbara Ann Stephens, of Whitley City, Ky. and wife of Mike Stephens, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center...

Obituary: Randall Garrett, 69

Randall Lynn Garrett departed this life on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 at his home in Rocky Top, Tenn. He was 69. Life: Born Feb. 22,...
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