Buckeye bucks a trend, expands locally

Durable medical equipment providers — or DMEs — are diminishing in number, both locally and nationwide. There used to be three DMEs in Scott County. Now there is just...

Takahata: Fifteen years and growing

In 2002, Anthony Newport became the first employee of Takahata Precision Tennessee. In those days, he worked out of an office in the Scott County Office Building. The Japanese-owned...

Horse trail passes site of Big South Fork tragedy

To the average person — unaware of the history of the territory that is now called the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area; just here to visit...

‘No longer just a nursing home’

“I really don’t look at us as a nursing home anymore.” Those are the words of Huntsville Manor senior administrator Carla Buttram, in describing the new approach to care that...

D.A.’s shooting clays tourney benefits children

Fundraisers are a dime a dozen. So when 8th Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler started looking for a way to help raise funds for the child advocacy centers...

Taking a look inside Big South Fork’s increased visitation

Hard work yields results. That might be the best way to assess the current increase in visitation to the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, which park superintendent...

Views worth the trip

Sometimes the places hardest to reach are the places most worth the effort required to find them. You could say that of the spine of the Cumberland Mountain range, where...

Brotherly love: Phillips twins followed one another into law enforcement, then into politics

As Ronnie and Donnie Phillips are having their picture taken, Ronnie doesn’t miss an opportunity to chide his brother. “That will never work,” he says. “You’ve got to smile more.” If...

Big South Fork isn’t just for whitewater paddlers

When you slow down long enough to listen, it can be somewhat surprising just how loud nature is — especially this time of year, when thousands of singing insects,...

HUD: Eyeing the future

In the water business, as in most businesses, there isn’t much room for complacency. Eddie Jeffers, general manager of Huntsville Utility District, knows that as well as anyone. He has...

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