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    Hours of work, thousands of dollars in toys: Scott EMS conducts toy drive for #Gatlinburg fire victims. ihoneida.com/news/lo…

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    Scott EMS conducts toy drive for Gatlinburg fire victims

    Scott County Ambulance Service's Jordie Strunk, Jamie Byrd and Jim Reed are pictured with an ambulance full of toys before it departs for Sevier County, Tenn., on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. (Ben Garrett/IH) Scott County Ambulance Service Director Jim Reed credits the giving spirit of his community for helping fill an ambulance with [...]

    By | December 2nd, 2016|Local News|0 Comments

    Scott man indicted on assault, child abuse charges

    HUNTSVILLE — A Scott County man is facing three felony charges after being indicted by a grand jury on Nov. 22. Morgan Trace Webber, 20, was named in a three-count indictment by the grand jury, including two charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect, a Class A felony, and one count of aggravated domestic assault [...]

    By | December 2nd, 2016|Local News|0 Comments

    Huntsville firefighters assist in Gatlinburg

    Huntsville Fire & Rescue firefighters are pictured in front of their truck in Sevier County on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Assisting with the fires in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg were battalion chief Royce Stanley, captain Daniel Bell, lieutenant Nathan Daggs and firefighter Ryan Hamby. (Photo submitted) GATLINBURG — A team of four firefighters [...]

    By | November 29th, 2016|Local News|0 Comments

    Chimney Rock fire brought to full containment

    A wildfire illuminates the famed Chimney Rock landmark along Station Camp Road in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. (Photo: National Park Service) BANDY CREEK — A wildfire that has been burning for 11 days in the Station Camp area of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area [...]

    By | November 29th, 2016|Local News|0 Comments

    Rain won’t end water shortage

    While this week's rainfall put a damper on the region's heightened wildfire threat — at least temporarily — it was expected to do little to change the growing water shortage that some East Tennessee utilities are facing, including the Town of Oneida. Oneida Water Department operator Mike Keeton said that Monday's measurement at the Baker [...]

    By | November 29th, 2016|Local News|0 Comments

    Jobless rate drops to 7.2%

    Scott County's unemployment rate declined by three-tenths of a percentage point in October, to 7.2 percent, the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development announced last week. The local jobless rate remained well above May's low water mark of 5.8 percent, but slid to its lowest point since then. It had risen as high as [...]

    By | November 29th, 2016|Local News|0 Comments

    Rain diminishes wildfire threat

    An unidentified firefighter uses a drip torch to start a back fire along Station Camp Road in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. (Photo: National Park Service) East Tennessee's heightened wildfire threat may finally be coming to an end. After a day of blustery winds that saw gusts top 40 [...]

    By | November 29th, 2016|Local News|0 Comments

    Oden: Yankees dispute what to call soft drinks

    Just because Yankees can’t agree on whether to call sugary carbonated beverages “pop” or “soda” doesn’t give them the right to include smarter and more refined southerners in to their stupid argument. Keep us out of your pathetic attempts at political correctness, I say. We’re happy with our traditional taxonomy, definition and usage. What prompts [...]

    By | November 29th, 2016|Local News|0 Comments

    BSF plans 600-acre back-burn to combat Chimney Rock fire

    The famed Chimney Rock in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is silhouetted by flames from a wildfire in the area. (Photo: Gary Shreffler, NPS) The National Park Service plans to fight fire with fire, potentially scorching hundreds of acres of woodlands in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation [...]

    By | November 23rd, 2016|Big South Fork, Local News|0 Comments

    Hour-by-hour guide to holiday weekend shopping

    Holiday weekend sales begin at noon Thanksgiving Day in Scott County. The biggest shopping weekend of the year will begin before the last of the Thanksgiving turkey has even been consumed on Thursday. Here's an hour-by-hour guide to holiday weekend shopping in Scott County, based on advertisements published in this week's edition of [...]

    By | November 22nd, 2016|Local News|0 Comments