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...

Mayberry-esque feel brought Cox to Scott

  HUNTSVILLE — Inside the old Scott County Jail, Allen Cox is at work, tackling the next step towards making the historic building presentable to...

Collaborative effort will save O&W Bridge

“We all have to realize that this bridge could wind up being closed. And if it’s deemed unsafe, we may never get it back.” Those...

Large gains: What’s behind testing success?

Last month, the Tennessee Department of Education released scores of TN Ready student assessments for the 2017-2018 school year from schools and school districts...

Big South Fork encourages visitors to ‘Go Big’

The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area’s Go Big Challenge is off and running. And with warmer weather setting in with April’s...

Red noses, full bellies

When the families of impoverished students at Robbins School in southern Scott County begin receiving food — including perishable items like meat and possibly...

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...

Buzzard Rock is renowned Kentucky overlook

Just like that, the rain stopped and the sun appeared. The Independence Day weekend was ending on a wet note; thunderstorms had been the story...

Mission: Correct elementary reading deficiencies

By Melanie Garrett The research is staggering — less than half of Tennessee’s third and fourth graders are reading on grade level, based on state...

The dangers of too much alcohol

Sometimes, we realize that someone we know and care about has a problem with alcohol when they reach out to us for help. Sometimes...
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