Haslam’s gas tax approved by legislature

NASHVILLE — Both chambers of the Tennessee General Assembly on Wednesday passed the Improve Tennessee Act, which will hike the state’s tax on gas and diesel sales. The Improve Act...

Asphalt truck wreck halts Coopertown traffic

Coopertown Road in West Oneida is expected to be closed for the remainder of Wednesday morning, after an asphalt truck overturned and spilled its load in the roadway. The accident...

First responders hope to teach teens a lesson with mock accident

HUNTSVILLE — It was a scenario that could have played out on any highway in Scott County. Two cars, crumpled by a head-on collision. A girl lying lifeless on...

EMS due a shot in the arm

NASHVILLE — Additional revenue appears to be on the way for the Scott County Ambulance Service. The Tennessee Senate on Monday gave a unanimous stamp of approval to legislation that...

Takahata property transfer okay’d

HUNTSVILLE — By unanimous vote Monday, Scott County Commission approved the transfer of ownership of nearly six acres of property to accommodate an industrial expansion by Takahata Precision of...

Inmates charged with digging through wall at jail

HUNTSVILLE — A pair of inmates at the Scott County Justice Center were charged with destruction of private property after allegedly attempting to dig through the masonary wall at...

Helenwood man arrested after allegedly using 911 to obtain a ride

HUNTSVILLE — A 20-year-old Helenwood man was arrested late Sunday evening after allegedly faking an injury and calling 911 in an effort to obtain a ride from Sheriff's Department...

Hike of the Week: Burnt Mill

Distance: 4.3 miles Elevation gain: 200 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Burnt Mill As the crow flies, and even as the deer walks, Burnt Mill Loop isn’t far from Honey Creek Loop in the...

Hike of the Week: Middle Creek Loop

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation gain: 388 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Middle Creek The reaction of first-timers to Middle Creek Nature Loop, once they have completed the 3.5-mile hike, is often the same: “This...

Assault charges result from fight over child

A Harriman man is facing assault charges in Oneida following a dispute over a child that culminated in the parking lot of the town's Walmart store late Sunday evening. Timothy...

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