Outdoors

Hike of the Week: JD Burke Cabin at Big South Fork

Distance: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: Minimal Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Station Camp Features: History The third hike of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge earns the first "moderate" difficulty rating of...

Hike of the Week: Northrup Falls

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 111 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Colditz Cove Features: Waterfall Almost as soon as you enter the hemlock forest that shrouds the Big Branch Creek...

Hike of the Week: Split Bow Arch

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 236 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Bear Creek Features: Arch, Overlook Since its inception in 2015, the goal of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge has...

Twenty Week Hiking Challenge encourages fitness and discovery

It is with quite a bit of anticipation that the fourth version of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge begins this week. The #20WeekHikingChallenge was started...

‘Go Big’ in Big South Fork in 2021

The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is once again in 2021 encouraging guests of the 125,000-acre national park to “go big,”...

Conservation groups offer reward in North Cumberland elk-poaching incident

A pair of wildlife conservation groups are teaming up to offer a $2,500 reward for information leading to the conviction of poachers who illegally...

‘Go Big’ at Big South Fork in 2020

For a fifth consecutive year, the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is promoting exploration of the national park and the activities...

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...

Latest articles

Obituary: Hilton Jeffers, 69

Hilton Jeffers departed this life on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 at his home in the Straight Fork community. He was 69. Life: Born Oct. 18,...

Services being planned for wife of TBI director emeritus Arzo Carson

HUNTSVILLE — Shirley Laxton Carson, the wife of former Scott County district attorney general and TBI director Arzo Carson, died Saturday at her Huntsville...

Obituary: Shirley Laxton Carson, 85

Shirley June Laxton Carson, of Huntsville, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. She was 85. Life: Born in Oneida to Loma...

Obituary: Marilyn Moore Stark, 67

Marilyn Moore Stark, of Oneida, passed away on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 at Big South Fork Medical Center. She was 67. Life: Born April 29,...
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