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‘Go Big’ at Big South Fork in 2020

For a fifth consecutive year, the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is promoting exploration of the national park and the activities...

Norma was once a bustling community

There’s an old joke handed down from one of Scott County’s earliest businessmen that people from Oneida are smarter than people from Knoxville, because...

Pine Creek United Baptist Church: Serving its community since the 1870s

For nearly as long as Scott County has been, Pine Creek United Baptist Church has been. And for nearly as long as Pine Creek...

Pharmacist partners keep Danny’s Drugs going

Tess Laxton and Kevin Sexton hadn’t been born when Danny’s Drugs was established in 1966; neither of them would enter the world for more...

No child left behind at Christmas

By the time the doors have closed at the Boys & Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau late Sunday evening, nearly 1,000 children in...

A cemetery with a story to tell

There is no clearer way to understand the stories of long-ago society than the largely forgotten cemeteries in which those who defined their eras...

He cast Scott County’s only vote for Abraham Lincoln…

You might say that Shadrack Lewallen was ahead of his time by just a few years.  Or, perhaps, that he was a trend-setter. When President Abraham...

Conversations With Pastors: Brian Strunk

As a high school student at Scott High School in the late 1990s, Brian Strunk was popularly known by his nickname: Brother Love. It...

A monumental task, accomplished

On September 11, 2018, teachers at Huntsville Elementary School held a fundraiser kick-off ceremony with an ambitious goal in mind: raising more than $275,000...

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Oneida tabs Kingston’s Layne as band director

The Oneida Special School District has named Andrew Layne its new band director, Director of Schools Dr. Jeanny Phillips announced this week. Layne, a native...

Cristobal may bring rainfall, risk of severe weather to Tennessee

Tropical Storm Cristobal has dumped copious amounts of rain on parts of Mexico and appears to be taking aim at the Gulf Coast for...

Tennessee’s unemployment claims drop for a fourth consecutive week

NASHVILLE — The number of continued claims for unemployment insurance has dropped in Tennessee for a fourth consecutive week, the Dept. of Labor &...

Tennessee’s active coronavirus cases top 8,000 as outbreak continues to grow

There was early hope that the arrival of warmer weather would cause the outbreak of novel coronavirus to ease, months before an anticipated vaccine...
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