Local News

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...

Coronavirus in the classroom: Little evidence of student-to-student spread

As coronavirus continues to have an impact on local schools, there remains little evidence of student-to-student transmission of coronavirus within educational settings. The Independent Herald reached...

Again: Scott County experiences largest coronavirus increase in single day

For the second time in three days, a record number of coronavirus cases were reported in Scott County on Wednesday by the TN Dept....

Jeffers re-elected as Huntsville’s mayor; Dodson elected in Winfield

HUNTSVILLE — "Back to the campfire." That was how incumbent mayor Dennis Jeffers jokingly put it as he left the Scott County Office Building...

Latest articles

Funeral services planned for former judge, attorney Charley Sexton

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon for Oneida attorney Charles B. Sexton, who died Tuesday, December 2, in Knoxville. He was 82. In addition...

East Tennessee hospitals feeling coronavirus crunch, face overcrowding

For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, the Knox County Health Department's health care system capabilities benchmark has gone from yellow to...

Finally a positive trend: active Covid-19 cases plummet

A positive trend was finally seen last week in Scott County’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic, as the number of active cases dropped substantially. According...
45.0k Followers
Follow