‘No longer just a nursing home’

“I really don’t look at us as a nursing home anymore.” Those are the words of Huntsville Manor senior administrator Carla Buttram, in describing the...

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...

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,...

Deliver holiday flavor with pecan pie

The holiday season is ripe with opportunities to gather around the table with loved ones and enjoy a delicious meal. Elevate your holiday menu with...

Horse trail passes site of Big South Fork tragedy

To the average person — unaware of the history of the territory that is now called the Big South Fork National River & Recreation...

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...

The Mountain Preacher: Early Christianity in Scott County

Editor’s Note — Following is the first segment of an autobiography of Rev. Hobert L. Wright, recorded on audio cassette tape shortly before his...

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...

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...

Gearing up for White Knuckle

HUNTSVILLE — Some love it, some hate it, and some are just altogether indifferent. But, one way or another, Scott County’s single biggest tourism...
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