Outdoors

Scott’s deer harvest is stunningly low

On the eve of Tennessee's firearms deer hunt opener, it appeared that Scott County's whitetail harvest was on the verge of rebounding, a sign...

Scott County’s deer harvest finally starts to rebound

On the final day of Tennessee’s muzzleloader deer hunt — and on the eve of the rifle hunt’s opening day — Scott County’s deer...

Few changes for Tennessee’s 2019 hunting seasons

Where Scott County hunters are concerned, there will be few changes to Tennessee’s 2019-2020 hunting seasons. Scott and all surrounding counties will remain in Unit...

Hike of the Week: No Business Creek

Trail: Maude’s Crack/John Muir Trailhead: Terry Cemetery Distance: 6.0 miles Elevation Gain: 600 ft. Difficulty: Strenuous In some ways, the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge saved the best for last. The...

Hike of the Week: Burnt Mill

Trail: Burnt Mill Loop Trailhead: Burnt Mill Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 410 ft. Difficulty: Easy Some trails are exceptional for a season. Others are excellent choices for hikes...

Hike of the Week: Lick Creek

Trail: Lick Creek Falls Trailhead: Lick Creek Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 731 ft. Difficulty: Moderate At first step, Lick Creek isn’t an especially entertaining trail. But, after a...

Hike of the Week: Oscar Blevins Farm

Trail: Oscar Blevins Farm Loop Trailhead: Bandy Creek Distance: 5.1 miles Elevation Gain: 344 ft. Difficulty: Easy The Oscar Blevins Farm wasn’t originally a destination on the Twenty Week...

Hike of the Week: Twin Arches

Trail: Twin Arches Upper Loop Trailhead: Twin Arches Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 274 ft. Difficulty: Easy/Moderate There might be more spectacular rock formations in the eastern United States...

Hike of the Week: Middle Creek

Trail: Middle Creek Loop Trailhead: Middle Creek Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 282 ft. Difficulty: Easy-Moderate It’s June, and something magical is happening inside some of the shallow caves...

Latest articles

Unemployment claims increase slightly in Scott County

The residual impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy may be beginning to rear its ugly head. After unemployment skyrocketed in March and...

Green to yellow: East Tennessee hospital capacity reaches ‘cautionary’ level for first time due to Covid-19

For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic reached East Tennessee, the region's health care capacity is reaching a point where it might soon...

Scott County has three cases of coronavirus added; statewide cases surge

The TN Dept. of Health is also reporting increased deaths and hospitalizations over the past 24 hours

TSSAA delays vote on contingency plan for fall sports; urges mask-wearing to help make sure games happen

The TSSAA Board of Control held a special called meeting on to discuss plans for the upcoming football and girls’ soccer seasons due to...
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