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...

Concrete in their blood: A West legacy

You might say they have concrete in their veins. Dean and Jordan West, the father and son combo who own and operate West Ready Mix...

From Huntsville cornfield to Knoxville mayor

As a farm boy from Scott County, few could have predicted that John J. Duncan would one day be mayor of Knoxville and rise...

A Duncan legacy

Today, the stretch of Baker Highway between Scott High Drive and Old Jamestown Road might well be defined as the heart of Huntsville. It’s...

Conversations with Preachers: James Taylor

The Focus On: Religion page’s Conversations With Preachers continues with a sit-down with James Taylor, pastor at Low Gap Missionary Baptist Church. Taylor, the...

Read To Be Ready engages students during summer break

By Melanie GarrettSummer learning loss is a very real issue that students and teachers across the country have to tackle when school resumes each...

Lavender blue dilly dilly, lavender green

On a pleasant mid-June morning, you can stand amongst the rows of lavender and almost feel that it is alive. Hundreds if not thousands...

Historical Society transforms old courtroom

The upstairs courtroom at the old Scott County Courthouse doesn’t look much like its old self.As the Scott County Historical Society nears the 6-week...

Kayaking just keeps growing in popularity

It's an interesting chicken-or-the-egg question: did recreational kayaking explode in popularity because big-box retailers began carrying cheap, low-end kayaks, or did big-box retailers begin...

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