Mayoral focal point: Jobs

To a man, the five candidates vying to be Scott County’s mayor for the next four years agree that the single biggest issue impacting the community is jobs —...

7 nabbed in separate meth busts

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } A total of seven suspects are in custody and an eighth is being sought after a pair of methamphetamine busts by local law enforcement...

Scott County joblessness drops to 16-year low

Scott County’s jobless rate has dropped to its lowest point in 16 years, according to a new round of employment data released last week by the Tennessee Department of...

Man charged with DUI after crash

HELENWOOD — A Scott County man suffered only minor injuries after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into private property in a predawn accident here Saturday morning, but...

First Trust, Bank of McCreary to merge

After operating as "sister banks" for several years, First Trust & Savings Bank of Oneida and Bank of McCreary County will merge. Employees were informed of the move in...

'Pennies With a Purpose' funds help children, organizers say

A program designed to turn spare change into a grant program that provides tens of thousands of dollars annually to organizations benefiting children has worked well since its inception...

‘Separate’ investors to fund hospital

HUNTSVILLE — Rennova Health Inc.’s new hospital division will be funded by a separate group of investors, Scott County Hospital CEO Tony Taylor told Scott County commissioners last week. Speaking...

County budget given final OK

HUNTSVILLE — With little fanfare and virtually no discussion, County Commission adopted a new budget for FY 2014-2015 in a special called session at the Scott County Office Building...

Cotton promotes book on national radio

Scott County General Sessions judge James L. (Jamie) Cotton Jr. made an appearance on Fox News Radio’s “Daybreak” show Tuesday morning to promote his new book, “The Greatest Speech...

Smith to appear in concert Friday

Award-winning songwriter and recording artist Anthony Smith will perform an acoustic concert locally tomorrow (Friday). Smith, a native of Scott County, will join fellow Nashville recording artists Lucy Angel, and...

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