Nearly 10,000 bibles later, ‘The Bible People’ are still going strong

What started with the purchase of 50 bibles has turned into a domestic missionary effort that has resulted in the distribution of nearly 10,000 King James Version bibles by...

Summertime sweets: B&B perfects homemade ice cream

For Sandra Sproles, something of a watershed moment occurred earlier this year: she perfected a recipe for nutty-coconut ice cream. That moment — which resulted in a tub of fresh...

Forgotten Times: The rise of Oneida’s prosperous motel

On Page A1 of the Feb. 9, 2017 edition of the Independent Herald, a story recounted the frequent police presence at the Oneida Family Inn, which was formerly Tobe’s...

Project 5,000: An effort to feed a community

The feeding of the multitude is one of the most recognizable and frequently recited of Jesus’s miracles recorded by the authors of the gospels of the New Testament. According...

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...

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...

Big South Fork’s mysterious Chi Rho

On a rock outcropping overlooking the Big South Fork River east of Oneida is an elaborate carving that at least closely resembles an early Greek symbol of Jesus Christ. But...

Red Paw Comics: Filling a niche

For Larry Bledsoe, opening a shop centering around comics and trading card games was as much about filling a niche as anything. The California native, who moved with his family...

Scott County primes for busy tourism season

With the days growing longer and temperatures warming, it won’t be long until the northern Cumberland Plateau’s tourism season is underway. And local tourism promotors are excited about what...

O&W Cafe: Oneida’s niche restaurant

When Randy Schork and Brittany Boswell decided to leave the ski resort scene in Colorado and head back to the East Coast, they weren’t exactly sure where they wanted...

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