Melanie Garrett

Melanie Garrett is a 2nd grade teacher at Burchfield Elementary School. She completed her Bachelors at Tennessee Tech and Masters at University of the Cumberlands.
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A first-hand account of Covid-19

Dr. Allison Gilbert, who owns and operates South Fork Physical Therapy with her husband, Dr. Scott Gilbert, was recently diagnosed with Covid-19. She shared...

Back to school: A roadmap for getting students back into the classroom

With the start of school just around the corner, educators and families across the county are aware that the 2020-2021 school year will be...

Charting a new path: Scott High’s Jeffers ascends to national Beta Club office

In middle and high schools across the country, students are recognized for their academic achievements and efforts by becoming a part of the National...

Boys & Girls Club keeps its members active through summer

The so-called "summer brain drain" — where students lose some of the knowledge and skills they've learned during the school year while they're off...

An unusual graduation

There will be no more standing room only crowds due to Covid-19 precautions, but school administrators are doing everything they can to make sure that this year’s graduating class has a commencement ceremony that they will never forget.

Adopt-A-Senior: Offering support in tough times

Everyone has heard the saying “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade”. If anyone has been handed lemons over the past month, it has...

A non-traditional Easter

The Boys & Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau and the Scott County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to promote a different kind of Easter egg hunt: One that is community-wide and complies with social distancing guidelines and Gov. Bill Lee's "stay-at-home" order.

Latest articles

Snow Watch: It’s not premature to say winter is on life support

One rule of thumb if you're a weather-watcher in this part of the world: Never get carried away and say winter is over. Not...

Scott comes from behind to defeat Carter, 55-54, in wild finish

KNOXVILLE — The highlight of Scott High’s 55-54, non-district win over Knox Carter here Tuesday, Jan. 19, was a Trey Morrow buzzer-beater that allowed...

Lady Highlanders get back into win column with 56-46 victory at Carter

KNOXVILLE — “We’re not going to give it back.” That’s how Scott High coach Jake Wright summed up his team’s 56-46 win at Knox Carter...

Oneida puts away determined Coalfield to remain perfect in district play

COALFIELD — Oneida was able to avoid being swarmed Tuesday night in the Jackets nest but it wasn’t without a fight, as Coalfield fought...
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