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2020 in weather: A wet year, but otherwise uninteresting

The 2020 calendar year may have been extreme in many aspects. But in the weather department, at least in East Tennessee, it was largely...

Covid cases in school-aged children haven’t declined since schools closed

In the United States, one of the largest debates surrounding the coronavirus pandemic remains whether schools are fueling the spread of coronavirus — and,...

Scott County’s 23rd covid death reported

Scott County will end December with 16 coronavirus-related deaths for the month, after the TN Dept. of Health reported the county's 23rd covid death...

Scott County records 15th covid death this month

The TN Dept. of Health reported Scott County's 22nd coronavirus on Wednesday — the second covid death in as many days and the 15th...

Educator of the Year: Robert Wright

The Independent Herald's 2020 Educator of the Year is Mr. Robert Wright, a social studies teacher at Oneida High School. Each month, the Independent Herald...

Six stories that made us smile in 2020

2020 is a year we would all just as soon forget. From the coronavirus pandemic to economic woes to a deepening of America's political...

2020’s Person of the Year: Randy Byrge

Not since the days of the late Bates Pennycuff's sign ministry have so many religious signs dotted Scott County. "Jesus is Coming, R U Ready?"...

Scott County suffers at least 13 coronavirus-related deaths in December

At least 13 people have died of coronavirus in Scott County this month, making December by far the deadliest month so far of the...

Scott County’s unemployment rate dropped sharply in November

As Scott County was gearing up for the holiday season, its jobless rate dropped sharply, down nearly two percentage points. That's according to a new...

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Scott County sees slight uptick of active coronavirus cases

Scott County has seen its active coronavirus cases climb slightly the past two days, from 159 to 171. The number of active covid cases in...

Oneida pulls away from determined Sunbright team to remain unbeaten in district play

Sunbright proved to be a formidable opponent Friday night on The Reservation, but in the end the duo of Kolby Morgan and Nathan Bowling...

Fulton comes from behind in the second half to defeat Lady Highlanders, 58-48

HUNTSVILLE — When the shots mattered most, they simply stopped falling for Scott High here Friday night, as Fulton came from behind in the...

The latest: NWS forecasts one to two inches of snow for Cumberland Plateau

Light snow showers will move into the Cumberland Plateau region late Friday night and continue through Saturday morning, with minor accumulations expected. The National Weather...
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