Outdoors

Scott’s deer harvest is stunningly low

On the eve of Tennessee's firearms deer hunt opener, it appeared that Scott County's whitetail harvest was on the verge of rebounding, a sign...

Scott County’s deer harvest finally starts to rebound

On the final day of Tennessee’s muzzleloader deer hunt — and on the eve of the rifle hunt’s opening day — Scott County’s deer...

Few changes for Tennessee’s 2019 hunting seasons

Where Scott County hunters are concerned, there will be few changes to Tennessee’s 2019-2020 hunting seasons. Scott and all surrounding counties will remain in Unit...

Hike of the Week: No Business Creek

Trail: Maude’s Crack/John Muir Trailhead: Terry Cemetery Distance: 6.0 miles Elevation Gain: 600 ft. Difficulty: Strenuous In some ways, the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge saved the best for last. The...

Hike of the Week: Burnt Mill

Trail: Burnt Mill Loop Trailhead: Burnt Mill Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 410 ft. Difficulty: Easy Some trails are exceptional for a season. Others are excellent choices for hikes...

Hike of the Week: Lick Creek

Trail: Lick Creek Falls Trailhead: Lick Creek Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 731 ft. Difficulty: Moderate At first step, Lick Creek isn’t an especially entertaining trail. But, after a...

Hike of the Week: Oscar Blevins Farm

Trail: Oscar Blevins Farm Loop Trailhead: Bandy Creek Distance: 5.1 miles Elevation Gain: 344 ft. Difficulty: Easy The Oscar Blevins Farm wasn’t originally a destination on the Twenty Week...

Hike of the Week: Twin Arches

Trail: Twin Arches Upper Loop Trailhead: Twin Arches Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 274 ft. Difficulty: Easy/Moderate There might be more spectacular rock formations in the eastern United States...

Hike of the Week: Middle Creek

Trail: Middle Creek Loop Trailhead: Middle Creek Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 282 ft. Difficulty: Easy-Moderate It’s June, and something magical is happening inside some of the shallow caves...

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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...
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