Scott County hospital sets opening date

Big South Fork Medical Center will officially open its doors on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 8 a.m. Tony Taylor, CEO of the soon-to-open hospital, made the announcement Friday afternoon, following...

Fleischmann, Wamp offer contrasting approaches

CHATTANOOGA — In a heated primary battle, Republican congressional hopefuls Chuck Fleischmann and Weston Wamp are offering voters starkly different approaches as the Aug. 7 election date nears. Fleischmann, the...

Children removed from ‘unsanitary’ drug home

WINFIELD — Two children were removed from a home here Monday evening and their parents were arrested for child abuse and neglect and trafficking marijuana, after authorities said the...

Couple arrested on drug and child neglect charges

A couple were arrested in Oneida Tuesday on drug-related and child neglect charges after allegedly "shooting up" drugs while driving down the highway with a small child in their vehicle.

Private investigator seeks answers to Christina Bussell disappearance

They are questions that have plagued the family of Christina Bussell since she went missing more than five years ago: What happened? Where? Why? To date, those questions have yielded...

Scott County Commissioner arrested in Sevier County

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — A Scott County Commissioner was arrested here Friday morning after allegedly discharging a firearm at a campground. Trent W. Cross, 40, who represents the Fifth District...

Driver airlifted from S.R. 63 crash

HUNTSVILLE — For the second time in as many Mondays, a serious lunch-hour accident along a stretch of S.R. 63 east of here snarled traffic this week. The two-vehicle crash...

Yager joins with Haslam in drug abuse fight

NASHVILLE — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) recently participated in a Knoxville roundtable discussion with Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Douglas Varney and other health care leaders regarding the widespread epidemic...

Back Yard: The scenic route from Leatherwood to Bandy

  By car, the drive from the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area’s headquarters at Leatherwood to the Bandy Creek Campground on the opposite side of the gorge...

Caves aplenty in Big South Fork region

Are there caves in Scott County? The obvious answer is yes, although the word “cave” is open to varying interpretations. In the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, there...

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