Ben Garrett

Ben Garrett is Independent Herald editor. Contact him at bgarrett@ihoneida.com. Follow him on Twitter, @benwgarrett.
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Eye to the Sky: Next blast of autumn will be coldest yet

Our unusually warm start to fall is set for its next disruption this week, and this one will be the coolest blast of true...

The Power of Faith & Sisterhood

In June 2014, Valerie Hoffman received the news that every person dreads: Cancer. Almost exactly five years later, her sister, Judy Jones, would receive the...

Update: Major (if short lived) cool-down on the way

It's been unusually hot for October this year. The average temperature, so far, has been a whopping 8 degrees above normal. But that's going to...

Again: Mountain People’s Health Councils recognized as one of nation’s top health care clinics

For a third consecutive year, Mountain People’s Health Councils has been recognized among the top health care centers in the United States. James Lovett, MPHC’s...

Eye to the Sky: A major cold front this way cometh

The much-above-normal temperatures that the East Tennessee region is currently experiencing will come to an abrupt halt — at least temporarily — this weekend,...

Garrett: For now, at least, Tennessee football is fun again

It’s 3:50 p.m. on a Monday afternoon. Mondays are my busiest day of the week, even since the Independent Herald’s switch to an all-digital...

Eye to the Sky: A wet fall break takes shape

October is the driest month of the year in this part of the world, but it's not going to start off that way. The first...

Pulled pork: So easy and so cheap!

When summer begins to transition to fall and that chill shows up in the air for the first time, I think of pulled pork....

Faces of Hope: But God Ministries celebrates recovery

There was testimony. There were tears. There were plenty of amens, applause and hugs. That was the scene at Scott County’s first-ever Recovery Fest at...

Eye to the Sky: Here comes fall!

At midnight Wednesday morning, the temperature was hovering around 70° on the northern Cumberland Plateau. It was also 70° in Nashville, which is usually...

Kolby Morgan’s lesson for kids back home: Reach for the stars

When the Independent Herald reported last December that Oneida standout Kolby Morgan would likely wind up at the University of Tennessee, one well-meaning reader...

Eye to the Sky: A potential taste of fall lurks

An unsettled weather period is likely to set up over our area early next week, which will lead to wet weather. But weather enthusiasts...

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One dead, one injured in Ditney Trail shooting

HUNTSVILLE — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Scott County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a Monday morning shooting that has left one person dead...

Arrest made following Walmart shoplifting incident

A Robbins man attempted to use a receipt from an auto parts store to prove to Walmart employees that the merchandise he was attempting...

Obituary: Barbara Stephens, 60

Barbara Ann Stephens, of Whitley City, Ky. and wife of Mike Stephens, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center...

Obituary: Randall Garrett, 69

Randall Lynn Garrett departed this life on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 at his home in Rocky Top, Tenn. He was 69. Life: Born Feb. 22,...
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