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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Family, customer service guide Baby J’s

For Wayne King and his three children — Tara, Corey and Caleb — things have come full circle, so to speak. All three of the King children — though you...

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...

Coming Home: Anthony Smith to perform local concert

Scott County native Anthony Smith is returning to his roots this week, jump-starting the Memorial Day holiday weekend with an acoustic concert in Oneida on Friday evening. Smith will take...

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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