Category: Local News

Again: Winter weather advisory issued

Yet another round of wintry weather is headed for the northern Cumberland Plateau, prompting the National Weather Service to once again issue a winter weather advisory for the region. Scott, Fentress and Campbell counties are included in the advisory, which…
Director candidate interviews rescheduled

The Oneida Special School District board of education has bumped back its planned interviews with candidates for its director’s position. Due to conflicting schedules, the board of education moved the interviews to Wednesday, Feb. 17, and Thursday, Feb. 18. They…
August election promises shake-up

HUNTSVILLE — It is an off-year election in Scott County, with only one county-wide office on the ballot, but the expected retirement of assessor of property Steve Thompson could shake things up. Thompson will reportedly not seek re-election. That has…
Grow Appalachia seeks applications for 2016

Grow Appalachia has announced the kickoff of its 2016 program in Scott County. The organiation — funded by Paul Mitchell founder John Paul Dejoria and managed by Berea College — is beginning its fifth year in Scott County. The local…
Winter tightens its grip

Light snow is expected to be followed by bitter cold as winter weather advisory remains in place in Scott County.
Another round of snow likely, NWS says

February started nice enough, but Ol’ Man Winter will make his presence felt during the first full week of the month, the National Weather Service warned Sunday. NWS’s Morristown weather field office issued a winter weather advisory for the northern…
Amusement tax bill withdrawn from legislature

HUNTSVILLE — How did the wrong version of a private act seeking approval for Scott County to levy an amusement and entertainment tax wind up before the Tennessee General Assembly? That’s a question that still doesn’t seem to have a definitive answer,…
Interview times set for OSSD candidates

Eight candidates for Oneida Special School Districtís looming director of schools vacancy will be interviewed by the board of education two nights next week. By random selection, the first night of interviews, Monday, will consist of candidates William Childers of…
Scott unemployment rate unchanged in December

Scott County’s unemployment rate was unchanged in December, at 9.3 percent, according to figures released last week by the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. The number of working Scott Countians dropped from 7,230 to 7,220 in December, while…