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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...

Five great hikes for fall

With its unique mix of arches and waterfalls, overlooks and streams, the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is truly an all-seasons...

Piney Grove: Nearly 120 years of ministry

On a Tuesday in February 1902, more than 118 years ago, three men met in the Winfield home of Rev. Joel Chitwood for the...

‘My goal is to push more than I ever have’

Trinity Smith knows about pushing the limits of what the body can physically endure. The last couple of years of the 9/11 Memorial Run...

Byrges Creek Baptist Church turns 97 next month

Next month will mark 97 years since a group of members from Bull Creek United Baptist Church met to establish a new church —...

Road improvements: Changes to S.R. 63 may be coming a bit quicker than expected

While one major road project in Scott County — the straightening of "The Corner" on U.S. Hwy. 27 in Oneida — continues to navigate...

Vaccines: More important now than ever

Unless you’ve been completely unplugged this summer, you know that health experts are urging flu vaccinations this fall, saying that it’ll be more important...

Paddling through summer’s ‘dog days’

Summer's dog days are upon us. It's the hottest part of summer, most of us have exhausted our supply of vacation days, and everyone...

Carina Caldwell named BGC’s Youth of the Year

  Each year, the Boys & Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau showcases an exemplary youth who is a member of the club at the...

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As February ends, Scott County’s covid cases continue to plummet

As February ended on Sunday, Scott County's active coronavirus cases continued to plummet, dropping to the lowest level in nearly five months. There were 32...

State details allegations of wrongdoing by LaFollette mayor

LAFOLLETTE — The TN Comptroller's Office has released the results of an investigation that resulted in the indictment of LaFollette Mayor Michael Ray Stanfield...

Eight valedictorians top Scott High’s graduating class of 2021

Eight valedictorians and two salutatorians top Scott High School's list of top academic students in the 2021 graduating class, principal Melissa Rector announced Sunday. Rector...

More than 3.5 inches of rain fell over the weekend

National Weather Service estimates indicate that Scott County was the bullseye for excessive rainfall during the extremely wet final weekend of February, with more...
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