D.A.’s shooting clays tourney benefits children

Fundraisers are a dime a dozen. So when 8th Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler started looking for a way to help raise funds...

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...

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...

‘More than just a homeless shelter’

The Scott County Homeless Shelter is no more.Not that the emergency shelter has gone anywhere. It’s still open and still housing an average of...

Changing lives, building a community

By changing lives at a young age, you can change a community. That’s what the S.T.A.N.D. Coalition has come to realize. It’s what the...

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...

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...

SCHS: The community’s records-keeping organization

For the past 35 years, those with questions about the past of Scott County and its families have turned to the Scott County Historical...

Life on the river

“Now, all is quiet in, and around Parch Corn, except the noise of the river, the stamping of the buck or a chant from...

The Old Home Place

Editor’s Note: The following is taken from the “West Family History Records,” compiled by Kathleen West Robbins. This excerpt first appeared in the Independent...
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