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‘Go Big’ at Big South Fork in 2020

For a fifth consecutive year, the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is promoting exploration of the national park and the activities...

Norma was once a bustling community

There’s an old joke handed down from one of Scott County’s earliest businessmen that people from Oneida are smarter than people from Knoxville, because...

Pine Creek United Baptist Church: Serving its community since the 1870s

For nearly as long as Scott County has been, Pine Creek United Baptist Church has been. And for nearly as long as Pine Creek...

Pharmacist partners keep Danny’s Drugs going

Tess Laxton and Kevin Sexton hadn’t been born when Danny’s Drugs was established in 1966; neither of them would enter the world for more...

No child left behind at Christmas

By the time the doors have closed at the Boys & Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau late Sunday evening, nearly 1,000 children in...

A cemetery with a story to tell

There is no clearer way to understand the stories of long-ago society than the largely forgotten cemeteries in which those who defined their eras...

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...

Conversations With Pastors: Brian Strunk

As a high school student at Scott High School in the late 1990s, Brian Strunk was popularly known by his nickname: Brother Love. It...

A monumental task, accomplished

On September 11, 2018, teachers at Huntsville Elementary School held a fundraiser kick-off ceremony with an ambitious goal in mind: raising more than $275,000...

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TN Dept. of Health reports a 12th case of coronavirus in Scott County

The TN Dept. of Health on Friday reported a 12th case of the virus in Scott County — the first new case here since...

Wet weather pattern will soon be history

Friday dawned with yet another threat of scattered rain showers and thunderstorms, as an upper level low pressure system that has been stationed over...

Bandy Creek, Station Camp campgrounds reopening

BANDY CREEK — The National Park Service announced Friday that Bandy Creek Campground and Station Creek Campground in the Big South Fork National River...

Unemployment and Covid-19: A staggering reversal of fortunes

As anticipated, Tennessee's first set of county unemployment rates to take March's coronavirus-inspired business closures and layoffs into account were brutal — double-digit jobless...
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