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‘Give us some people to love on’

Change often starts with just one.  At Helenwood Baptist Church, change started with one lady who stood up and said, “Can we sit together?” The backstory:...

Reading 360: Targeting reading proficiency in elementary students

Can every child in Tennessee read on grade level by third grade? The TN Dept. of Education is prepared to spend $100 million to make...

Alzheimer’s is taking a greater toll

East Tennessee was stunned in 2011 when University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt announced she was retiring at the relatively young age...

Scott County’s industrial infrastructure gets a big shot in the arm

For the Industrial Development Board of Scott County, the good news kept coming last week, in terms of grant funding. The IDB learned that the...

Original Walker Cemetery at Indian Fork is becoming increasingly difficult to reach

Located far up Indian Fork Creek, near the base of Griffith Mountain, the Walker Cemetery is almost three miles from what is today the...

Forgotten Times: Scott County wasn’t always Scott County

Before it was Scott County, and before it was carved out of Campbell, Anderson, Morgan and Fentress counties, Scott County was a part of Jackson County...and that wasn't its first designation.

History lessons offered by Katie Blevins Cemetery

Oral tradition has it that one day Jacob Blevins was walking with his wife, Catharine (Catie), when he suddenly stopped and stuck a stick...

Decoration Day Cemetery Quest planned at Big South Fork

There was a time in Southern Appalachia when Decoration Day was one of the most important days of the year. Families and entire communities...

Forgotten Times: The rise of the Tibbals flooring mill

In 1946, shortly after the close of World War II and as the post-war housing market boomed, one of the most impactful events of...

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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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