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...

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...

Scott County Florist: New owners, same business

James and Penny Paul had a dream of owning their own business. So, as James tells it, when the couple were given an option...

From acting to directing

From a young age, Scott County native Andi Morrow knew that acting was her passion. “I literally always wanted to be an actor,” she...

Raising awareness of prostate cancer in men

In the next year, 1.1 million men — including many across Tennessee and several in Scott County — will be diagnosed with prostate cancer....

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...

Scott County Fair: Looking for bigger, better things

The fair is coming to town. And when it arrives — this year’s Scott County Fair will be August 17-24 — organizers say it’s going...

John Muir walked across the Cumberland Plateau

You’ve seen his quotes about the tranquility and beauty of the American wilderness — perhaps without even knowing they were his. But did you...

New River Baptist Church turns 200

The church at New River wasn’t always at its present location. It wasn’t always in New River, for that matter — nor even in...

STEM camp brings big opportunities to local girls

The campus of Roane State Community College in Huntsville looks a little different this July than it has in previous years. Thirty-eight middle school...

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