Back to back Septembers with record heat for different reasons

At long, merciful last, the northern plateau’s Scorching September has come to a close. And, as it does, September 2019 will go on record...

Drought worsens across northern plateau

Scott County is now classified as being in a moderate drought.Drought conditions continue to worsen across the area. Some places got a little bit...

Rape, domestic violence cases dealt with by grand jury

HUNTSVILLE — Authorities say that on August 30, 2019, a 19-year-old Oneida man — identified as Alton Dean Phillips — forcibly raped a 13-year-old...

Sources: Hospital not admitting patients amid payroll delay

After weeks of relatively normal operations at Big South Fork Medical Center, signs of trouble began to emerge at the hospital on Monday, with...

Very hot weather appears on tap to end September, start October

To say it's been hot this month would be an understatement.Several daily temperature records have fallen across the northern Cumberland Plateau, and September has...

Big South Fork announces ban on open fires; state to require burn permits

BANDY CREEK — The National Park Service has announced a ban on open fires in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area,...

Scott County to receive Three-Star, library grants

Three-Star grant to be used for inmate work program

Unexpected snags delay I-75 Caryville Mountain and U.S. 27 Oneida projects

Tennessee Department of Transportation highway improvement projects on Interstate 75’s Caryville Mountain and on “The Corner” of U.S. Hwy. 27 in Oneida have both...

Purdue Pharma bankruptcy won’t deter lawsuit, D.A. says

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, announced late Sunday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as part of a proposed settlement...

Appeals Court overturns dismissal of opioid lawsuit

KNOXVILLE — A state appellate judge has overturned a lower court’s decision to toss out a lawsuit brought by district attorneys general against opioid...

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