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...

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 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...

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...

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.

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...

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."

Oneida cheerleaders, P.A. announcer take a stand

Oneida High School’s cheerleading squad and public address announcer garnered regional attention with their reaction to a new school policy banning pregame prayers at football games Friday. Kevin Acres, the...

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