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Revisiting the site of a Big South Fork tragedy

There are several culturally-significant sites throughout the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area backcountry that are preserved by the National Park Service....

Christian roots: How Baptists came to be Scott County’s predominant denomination

Editor's Note — This article combines both parts of a two-part series appearing in the Independent Herald's Focus On Religion, exploring how the Baptist...

Scott County in Kentucky? It almost happened

How would you like to live in McCreary County, Ky.? If you're a resident of Scott County, Tenn., you're likely to turn up your nose...

School system honors longtime technology director Mike lay by renaming facility for him

The Scott County Board of Education last week voted to honor the school system's long-time former technology director, Mike Lay, by renaming the technology...

Sisters follow their hearts into unique small business

A little more than six years ago, when she started painting furniture to help ease the stress of her father’s battle with cancer, Gabby...

For small businesses, the Christmas season can be a time of recovery

The coronavirus pandemic has not been unique to Scott County — but it hasn't spared Scott County, either. That means small businesses here, as across...

The home site of one of Big South Fork settlement’s most influential residents

In the lore of Big South Fork’s settlement era, there are a number of names that stand out from amid the homesteaders of the...

Scott dentist develops elaborate Covid-19 safety system

HUNTSVILLE — Walking into the offices of Ellis Family Dentistry is, in some ways, like a scene out of a movie. There is plastic...

19th century surveyors used Scott County’s tallest mountains as their waypoints

Back in 1849, when surveyors charged by the Tennessee General Assembly with carving a new county — named for War of 1812 hero General...

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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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