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Active coronavirus cases are on the uptick in East Tennessee

There have been coronavirus outbreaks discovered in prisons, nursing homes and homeless shelters across Tennessee in recent days. But absent the outbreaks in those...

No return to school in the fall, says Fauci

After months off school, teachers, parents and even students are yearning for a return to the classroom — and many states are actively plotting...

Oneida’s Goody’s store could soon be no more

Even after the start of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., Stage Stores — the parent company of Goody's and several other brands, including...

Hospitals exaggerating Covid-19 illnesses would be subject to fines, criminal charges

For weeks, it has been a source of internet conspiracy theories and speculation, an accusation that has been offered by so-called "coronavirus truthers" as...

A summer weather pattern is beginning to set up

The northern Cumberland Plateau is just 48 hours removed from damaging frosts and record-setting cold temperatures, but a summer-like pattern is beginning to take...

Local law enforcement agencies aren’t receiving Covid-19 patients’ information

Law enforcement agencies in Scott County are not receiving information about people who test positive for novel coronavirus. A policy by the TN Dept. of...

Update: Tennessee has not expanded opportunities for absentee voting

A story reported by the Independent Herald last week, about eligible voters being able to begin requesting absentee ballots for the Aug. 6 general...

State: Refusal to work could jeopardize unemployment benefits

NASHVILLE — Federal guidelines the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development follows to administer the Tennessee Unemployment Compensation (TUC) program state an individual...

Many turn out to greet nursing home residents in drive-by parade

HUNTSVILLE — They came in police cars, ambulances and fire trucks; they came in pickup trucks, on lawn mowers and on horses. By the...

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Rise in vandalism seen in Big South Fork

BANDY CREEK — "Disheartening." That's the word that Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area Supt. Niki S. Nicholas uses to describe vandalism within...

Busiest summer ever for Big South Fork?

BANDY CREEK — Could Summer 2020 be the busiest summer the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area has ever experienced? Niki Nicholas, the...

TN Dept. of Health reports a 12th case of coronavirus in Scott County

The TN Dept. of Health on Friday reported a 12th case of the virus in Scott County — the first new case here since...
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