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Obituary: David Foster, 41

David Dewayne Foster departed this life on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida. He was 41. Life: Born July...

Obituary: Dorothy Hall-Norris, 86

Straight Fork Dorothy Valentine Hall Norris, of the Straight Fork community, departed this life on Friday, July 23, 2021 at her home in Huntsville. She...

As another surge of covid takes hold in Tennessee, the deaths are skewing younger

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Tennessee is in the early stages of yet another covid surge. Whether that surge will ultimately spread to Scott...

Yager highlights commitments to mental health, volunteer firemen and broadband expansion

In a visit to Scott County on Thursday, State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, applauded the state’s commitments to mental health, broadband expansion and volunteer...

Yager touts criminal justice reform that will get non-violent prisoners out of jail quicker, help prevent them from going back

Tennessee’s criminal justice program is getting an overhaul that’s intended to lessen the burden on the state’s prisons, and help prevent non-violent offenders from...

Obituary: Martha Pennington, 80

Martha Nell Pennington passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Hospice. She was 80. Life: Born June 8, 1941 in Helenwood, Martha...

Obituary: Leela Byrd Cross, 97

Leela Byrd Cross, of HUntsville, passed away July 21, 2021 at the Huntsville Manor. She was 97. Life: Born July 12, 1924 in the Norma...

Scott County’s unemployment rate jumps to 6.4%

Scott County’s unemployment rate jumped considerably in June, to 6.4%, up 1.2 percentage points from the previous month. According to new numbers released Thursday by...

Covid increase isn’t yet being seen in Scott County, but Tennessee’s numbers are accelerating rapidly

Amid a much-publicized increase of coronavirus cases across the U.S., new cases of the virus are once again beginning to climb in Tennessee. But...

O Canada: Smoke from northern wildfires drifts into East Tennessee

The haze you see in the sky over the Cumberland Plateau today will actually be smoke, drifting down from massive wildfires that are burning...

Scott County law enforcement sees surge of meth, heroin cases

HUNTSVILLE — When Scott County Sheriff’s Office drug agents went to arrest a woman on an outstanding warrant this week, they wound up interrupting...

RSCC at 50: How Scott County became one of college’s first satellite campuses

“Our future has to be in education. There’s no question about it.” Those were the words of the late W.H. (Bill) Swain as part of...

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Obituary: David Foster, 41

David Dewayne Foster departed this life on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida. He was 41. Life: Born July...

Obituary: Dorothy Hall-Norris, 86

Straight Fork Dorothy Valentine Hall Norris, of the Straight Fork community, departed this life on Friday, July 23, 2021 at her home in Huntsville. She...

As another surge of covid takes hold in Tennessee, the deaths are skewing younger

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Tennessee is in the early stages of yet another covid surge. Whether that surge will ultimately spread to Scott...

Yager highlights commitments to mental health, volunteer firemen and broadband expansion

In a visit to Scott County on Thursday, State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, applauded the state’s commitments to mental health, broadband expansion and volunteer...
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