The start of the Baptist denomination in Oneida

Oneida is the retail hub of the northern Cumberland Plateau. With a population of 3,683, Oneida is also the northern plateau’s largest town. So...

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...

Mission: Correct elementary reading deficiencies

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

Growing up at Paint Rock

- - -I’ll tell you about Caswell and Rachel.R. Cecil Sexton. They were married the day before Christmas Eve, 1893. And they first moved...

Obeying the call

“I told my wife, we were swinging for a double at New Haven and we hit a home run.” That’s how James Roberts sums up...

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...

BSFMC’s Leftwich eyes the future

It hasn’t been long since Hal Leftwich left the coast for the mountains, making the move from South Florida to Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, but...

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...
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