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Editorial: We will make or break our hospital

We need a hospital. For the past 18 months, that has been the lament of many Scott Countians — over cups of coffee at McDonald’s,...

Garrett: Thanksgiving deserves its own day

It seems as though there has been more chatter — much of it a sort of righteously indignant chatter — about the infringement of...

Few make lemonade out of lemons like former Vol Johnson

"The moment I figured out that it didn’t matter what happened in my life, God has a plan and is in control, life didn’t...

Garrett: Pays for hunters to mind others' feelings

With the opening of this year’s deer hunting seasons — muzzleloader season opened Saturday and will remain open until gun season kicks in on...

Garrett: It's mostly about the lessons learned

I paused to rest Sunday afternoon beneath a knotted and bent white oak tree. A mile’s hike from the nearest road, I’ve been seeing that...

Oden: Portraits of Oden and PTO in the crosshairs

The painting of Jesus Christ had hung in the school entrance over the door for 76 years, across from a “Hall of Honor” portrait...

Editorial: Make Halloween safe for all

The streets of Scott County will be teeming this evening (Thursday) with ghosts, goblins and an assortment of the undead, as thousands of local...

Oden: Towboats help push commerce on waterways

Onboard the AEP Mariner: We are not alone on this stretch of the Ohio River in Appalachia. Winter has, for the most part, kept recreational...

Editorial: Answers deserved on park's orders to close

When the partial shutdown of the federal government began on Oct. 1, all brick-and-mortar facilities within the Big South Fork National River & Recreation...

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Scott County’s jobless claims rise sharply

Unemployment claims are rising sharply in Scott County, and have more than doubled in the two weeks since Christmas. According to data from the TN...

Covid tragedy: Coach became the third from Henry family to die of coronavirus

Since the coronavirus pandemic reached the United States in March, there have been sporadic stories of tragedy — multiple members of the same family...

Snow Watch: Winter weather chances may diminish for a while

We haven't had a major snowstorm in the Cumberlands this winter ... and, yet, it has been a relatively snowy winter overall, with multiple...
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