A parent’s worst nightmare

Justin Cowen had an insatiable love for sports. It didn’t matter which sport, he just liked sports in general. His favorite football team was...

Fall on the Mall: For the kids

Festivals don’t come together overnight. So, in late 2016, in the basement of the Scott County Visitors Center in Huntsville, a team of planners and...

The forgotten native fruit of the Cumberlands

To what lengths would you go for a piece of fruit? As I nursed a sore knee — bruised when I slipped and banged it...

Eyeing a dream

HUNTSVILLE — Imagine being forced to sit at recess and watch as your fellow students play while you’re unable to join them.  The goal of...

Huntsville: Jesse James’ Cumberlands hideaway

As much as everyone loves a good story, and as much as those stories — at least, the most salacious ones — tend to...

Mining and ministering

Editor’s Note — This story, the fourth and final in a series on "The Mountain Preacher" to paint a picture of what life was...

TN Ready: Some improvements, some declines

NASHVILLE — Results from last spring’s beleaguered TN Ready assessment are in, showing mixed results for students in Scott County. Although the Tennessee Department of...

AirMedCare membership offers potential savings

"Nobody plans to have to be airlifted,” says AirMedCare Network sales representative Steve Williams. “But you never know. You never know when you’re going...

Introducing tithing to Scott County churches

Editor’s Note — Tithing is commonplace in today's churches, as are salaries for church pastors. But circa World War II, tithing was uncommon in...

Forgotten Times: Glenmary evacuated after train wreck

Editor’s Note — The following article is reprinted from the Independent Herald’s November 24, 1979 edition. GLENMARY — “I thought a bomb had hit,” said...
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