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Could Scott County’s Covid-19 outbreak finally be plateauing?

The acceleration of Scott County's coronavirus outbreak appears to be showing signs of slowing. For two consecutive days, the number of active Covid-19 cases in...

Oneida’s Kevin Acres named national PA announcer of the year

Oneida High School public address announcer Kevin Acres has been named the 2020-2021 National Sports P.A. Announcer of the Year by the National Association...

Trash today, artifact tomorrow

Just about everyone would recognize an old arrowhead on the sandy floor of a rock shelter as an artifact. But far fewer people would...

Tennessee surpasses 100,000 coronavirus cases and 1,000 deaths

On the same day Wednesday, Tennessee surpassed two dubious coronavirus benchmarks: 100,000 confirmed cases of the virus, and 1,000 deaths caused by it. Those two...

From very dry to very wet: Tennessee’s weather pattern swaps extremes

"Don't like the weather in Tennessee? Wait five minutes." That's the old adage for mother nature's tendencies in the Volunteer State. And while, to be...

Positive coronavirus data seen in Tennessee – but rise expected in Scott County

For the first time in weeks, there is positive coronavirus data coming out of Tennessee, even as the number of cases in Scott County...

Tennessee is experiencing rapid growth of coronavirus outbreak

New cases of coronavirus are surging in Tennessee. It had once been hoped that the arrival of hot summer weather would stymie the spread of...

Tennessee’s Covid-19 hospitalizations are rising

Like many other states, Tennessee is experiencing an increase in coronavirus-related hospitalizations, as state officials work to combat emerging hotspots of the virus in...

Jobless data shows more than 700 unemployment claims in Scott County

New data released by the TN Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development on Thursday morning showed 58 initial unemployment claims and 646 continued unemployment...

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Scott County surpasses 1,000 total coronavirus cases

Scott County has reached the 1,000 case benchmark in the coronavirus pandemic. With 26 new cases reported by the TN Dept. of Health on Thanksgiving...

Scott sees a big decline in active covid cases

Scott County's active coronavirus cases decreased significantly on Tuesday, but the accomplishment might need an asterisk. The number of local Covid-19 cases locally decreased from...

Looking for some Christmas spirit? Much colder weather may be lurking

If you're one of the many people who need a little cold weather to set the mood for the Christmas season, you may be...

Christian roots: How Baptists came to be Scott County’s predominant denomination

Editor's Note — This article combines both parts of a two-part series appearing in the Independent Herald's Focus On Religion, exploring how the Baptist...
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