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...

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...

Sale of Scott County Hospital completed

The sale of Scott County Hospital from Mississippi-based Pioneer Health Services to Florida-based Rennova Health Inc. has been finalized. Tony Taylor, who is overseeing the transition process and will serve...

Deputies arrest 14 in round-up effort; dozens still sought

HUNTSVILLE — More than 40 people were targeted by Scott County Sheriff’s Department deputies last week as part of a round-up of drug offenders who were wanted for either...

Tennessee senators approve anti-annexation measure

NASHVILLE — If the state House of Representatives next week follows same course the General Assembly's upper chamber followed Thursday, Tennessee cities and towns may soon be permanently unable...

Investigator: Leads received in Bussell case

A private investigator who is probing the disappearance of Christina Bussell says that leads are being received and followed up on.

Motel requires frequent police presence, records show

An Independent Herald review of Oneida Police Department logs shows that law enforcement officers were called or visited the Oneida Family Motel nearly 170 times during the 2016 calendar year, prompting the town's chief of police to call the motel "a haven for crime."

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...

Cops: Woman used young son in shoplifting ploy

A Pioneer woman was arrested Thursday on charges related to shoplifting, and police say she used her young son in her efforts to make off with several items of...

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...

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