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Scott County Schools to finish pre-Thanksgiving portion of semester on virtual schedule

HUNTSVILLE — Due to rising coronavirus cases and quarantines, Scott County Schools is switching to virtual learning for the remainder of this week, after...

A ‘very bad’ week: Scott County exits the weekend with nearly 250 active cases of Covid-19

HUNTSVILLE — Daily coronavirus updates from Scott County Mayor Jeff Tibbals almost seem like a never-ending loop of bad news. "A very bad past five...

Warmth is here to stay — at least for a while

The extreme warmth that has flooded much of the continental United States doesn't appear to be in a hurry to leave. The past few days...

How Scott County became Tennessee’s most Republican county

Editor's Note — Some of the following information comes from a May 2020 "Forgotten Times" feature in the Independent Herald, entitled, "Scott County's switch...

Again: Scott County’s coronavirus cases increase by record amount

Another day, another record. The TN Dept. of Health reported 31 new cases of coronavirus in Scott County on Monday, the highest number of new...

Scott man indicted on rape charge

HUNTSVILLE — A 22-year-old Scott County man will stand trial on allegations of rape following his indictment by a grand jury last week. Ricky Austin...

Accelerating: Another record-setting number of new Covid-19 cases in Scott County

It was not until July 26 — some 10 weeks after the coronavirus pandemic reached Tennessee — that Scott County recorded its 50th case...

Post-election coronavirus cases continue to surge

"It'll disappear when the election was over" was a common refrain uttered about the coronavirus pandemic during the late summer and early fall months...

Scott County hits 100 active coronavirus cases as surge continues

Scott County hit 100 active cases of coronavirus on Thursday, as a surge of new cases continued at an alarming rate. For the third time...

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Scott County surpasses 1,000 total coronavirus cases

Scott County has reached the 1,000 case benchmark in the coronavirus pandemic. With 26 new cases reported by the TN Dept. of Health on Thanksgiving...

Scott sees a big decline in active covid cases

Scott County's active coronavirus cases decreased significantly on Tuesday, but the accomplishment might need an asterisk. The number of local Covid-19 cases locally decreased from...

Looking for some Christmas spirit? Much colder weather may be lurking

If you're one of the many people who need a little cold weather to set the mood for the Christmas season, you may be...

Christian roots: How Baptists came to be Scott County’s predominant denomination

Editor's Note — This article combines both parts of a two-part series appearing in the Independent Herald's Focus On Religion, exploring how the Baptist...
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