‘More than just a homeless shelter’

The Scott County Homeless Shelter is no more. Not that the emergency shelter has gone anywhere. It’s still open and still housing an average of 15 to 20 men, women...

Deliver holiday flavor with pecan pie

The holiday season is ripe with opportunities to gather around the table with loved ones and enjoy a delicious meal. Elevate your holiday menu with freshly harvested ingredients like naturally...

Kai’s giving heart

Eight-year-old Kaidance Lewallen has many plans. She wants to feed people, maybe opening a soup kitchen. She wants to start a small animal rescue. And that’s just the start. But she’s...

A lasting tribute

In some ways, a new bike repair station at the Big South Fork’s Bandy Creek Visitor Center could be considered a lasting tribute to Dennis Cribbet, paid for by...

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...

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