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Mother Ladd: Tennessee’s first woman sheriff

This is the story of the first woman to serve as a sheriff in Tennessee. It’s a story that doesn’t take place in Scott...

Byrdi’s Playground: He saw an opportunity for a playground. Now his coworkers and friends are determined to see it through.

When Oneida Middle School teacher Houston Byrd died suddenly two weeks before Christmas last year, his coworkers and administrators at OMS were stunned. The...

In just 3 years, Family Justice Center has assisted almost 500 people

When the Office of Criminal Justice Programs made it known a half-decade ago that it was offering grant programs to help establish family justice...

A guide to snakes of the Cumberland Plateau

Snakes. There is perhaps no wild animal that strikes more fear in the hearts of humans than these misunderstood, legless creatures that slither along...

Want to dig your own prehistoric artifacts? Here’s a starter’s guide

Editor's Note — The following article is based on a program presented by Gary Sexton at the Museum of Scott County on Tuesday, June...

American Independence: Remembering the Scott Countians who helped win the Revolutionary War

- Advertisement - It wasn’t until 1849, more than 60 years after the American Revolutionary War ended, that Scott County was formed by the state...

Remember when the Big South Fork was almost dammed — in two places?

It is relatively common knowledge in this part of the country that the rugged gorge encasing the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River...

‘Give us some people to love on’

Change often starts with just one.  At Helenwood Baptist Church, change started with one lady who stood up and said, “Can we sit together?” The backstory:...

Reading 360: Targeting reading proficiency in elementary students

Can every child in Tennessee read on grade level by third grade? The TN Dept. of Education is prepared to spend $100 million to make...

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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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