Hike of the week: Parch Corn Creek

Distance: 7.1 miles Elevation gain: 510 ft. Difficulty: Strenuous Trailhead: Duncan Hollow Some of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge hikes have featured overlooks, some waterfalls and some spectacular rock formations. This week’s hike...

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...

'Their faith on their sleeve'

When Oneida High School stopped invocations at varsity football and basketball games amid concerns that the prayers constituted school-sponsored religious activities and violated the First Amendment, sophomore Kayla King...

Hospital clears licensure hurdle

The Tennessee Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities has given preliminary approval to a request from Rennova Health Inc. to reactivate the license on the former Scott County Hospital. While...

Commissioners' last pre-election meeting like clockwork

HUNTSVILLE — Either by good planning or happenstance, County Commission’s final monthly meeting before the August 7 General Election was brief, noncontroversial and businesslike. The 25-minute session held in the...

Thousands expected for weekend events

HUNTSVILLE — Area hotels and rental cabins have been booked for months in anticipation of this weekend’s Memorial Day events that cater to ATV enthusiasts. A star-studded lineup is set...

Revamped County Commission gets down to business

HUNTSVILLE — For the first time since the Aug. 7 general election resulted in sweeping changes, Scott County Commission met here Tuesday evening, setting about the task of determining...

Early indications: Weather will cooperate with eclipse

Meteorologists are quick to say that there are no certainties in weather, especially beyond a couple of days, but early indications are that Mother Nature will cooperate nicely with...

Two airlifted after Mt. View crash

[googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=200008111837165579186.0004e5a8f01a33d428eec&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=36.382121,-84.585972&spn=0.002591,0.00589&z=17&output=embed&w=550&h=300]   ROBBINS — A mother and her adult son have been airlifted to University of Tennessee Medical Center following a near-head-on collision with a fire truck in the Mountain...

Keisling details backlash over gas tax vote, but says it was right move

HUNTSVILLE — State Rep. Kelly Keisling said he caught plenty of flack over his vote to increase Tennessee’s gas tax. But, he added, it was the right move at...

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