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Plateau Electric crews assist with Hurricane Laura recovery in Louisiana

A team of eight employees from Plateau Electric Cooperative are assisting with Hurricane Laura relief efforts in southwest Louisiana. Laura made landfall Thursday morning as...

Fentress County now has Tennessee’s second-highest Covid-19 transmission rate

While the news has been mostly positive of late on the pandemic front in Scott County, with only two new cases of Covid-19 illness...

Scott County’s Covid-19 transmission rate goes from one of state’s highest to one of its lowest

There was a point, late last month, when Scott County's Covid-19 transmission rate was the third-highest in the State of Tennessee. Now, less than...

One hundred people have recovered from coronavirus in Scott County

The 100th Scott County resident to recover from coronavirus was reported by the TN Dept. of Health on Thursday. The 100 people who have recovered...

Scott County’s official unemployment rate drops to 9.8%

Scott County's stubbornly-high unemployment rate fell slightly during the month of July, to 9.8%, according to data from the TN Dept. of Labor &...

Another week of decreased unemployment claims in Scott County

Scott County's initial unemployment claims increased slightly last week, but the overall number of jobless claims continued to decrease as workers continue to return...

Heavy rain is expected Friday night due to Hurricane Laura

The remnants of Hurricane Laura will impact the East Tennessee region, including the northern Cumberland Plateau, Friday evening and overnight into early Saturday, with...

Turning a corner: New progress seen in fight against coronavirus

The TN Dept. of Health did not report a new case of coronavirus in Scott County on Monday. There was a time when that would...

IH experiences data purge, including some users

A database malfunction on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, caused some data to be purged from the Independent Herald's website, www.ihoneida.com. Unfortunately, this purge is...

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Scott defeats Kingston on PKs in instant classic to claim No. 1 seed

HUNTSVILLE — Scott High's seniors have never finished short of the District 5-AA championship game. On Tuesday, September 29, it appeared they were taking a...

Soccer: Oneida rolls to 8-1 win over Clinton

CLINTON — Freshman Ali Smith scored a hat trick with three goals, freshman Rory Blevins had two goals, and freshman Haley Flores added two...

IH Sports Minute: Season 2, Episode 13

Talking about Scott High's 35-0 win at Cumberland Gap, with comments from Coach Josh Terry, and Oneida's 7-0 loss at Upperman, with comments from...

19th century surveyors used Scott County’s tallest mountains as their waypoints

Back in 1849, when surveyors charged by the Tennessee General Assembly with carving a new county — named for War of 1812 hero General...
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