Harvey’s impact felt locally

Although it pales in comparison to the woes being endured by Texans who are beginning the recovery process in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, East Tennessee is feeling its...

Helenwood man faces trespassing, weapons charges

A Helenwood man was arrested Thursday afternoon after being reported trespassing at the Oneida Walmart store. Matthew Herrman, 46, of Helenwood, had reportedly been told four days earlier to not...

New stats underscore opioid epidemic in Scott County

Best-of and worst-of statistics are charted for almost everything. There are the lists of the U.S. counties with the highest unemployment rates; the U.S. counties with the lowest crime...

Scott’s jobless rate improves slightly in July

Scott County’s unemployment rate was largely stable in July, dropping a single tenth of a percentage point, to 5.7 percent. That figure is based on numbers released last week by...

Smoke, but no fire, at Burchfield School

A fire was feared at Burchfield Elementary School in West Oneida Thursday morning, when smoke in the cafeteria area set off fire alarms and prompted a response from Oneida...

Winfield man indicted in child pornography investigation

HUNTSVILLE — An investigation that began almost two years ago ended Tuesday with the indictment of a Winfield man by a Scott County grand jury. James Logan Shoemaker, 24, of...

Former OSSD food service director indicted for theft

A Scott County grand jury on Tuesday indicted the former food service director at the Oneida Special School District on felony theft-related charges. An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller's Office...

Targeting delinquent taxes: first properties hit auction block

HUNTSVILLE — When Mike Potter purchased the tract of property in Helenwood where he would ultimately build a new home, he was aware that there were back-taxes owed on...

Commissioners adopt county budget, approve litigation exploration

HUNTSVILLE — After a two-week debate over how to fund it, Scott County’s actual budget passage was anticlimactic here Monday evening. By a 9-0 vote with five commissioners absent, County...

Charges result from 100 mph chase

A Harriman man who allegedly tried to force an Oneida Police Department officer off the road during a pursuit that reached speeds of 100 mph was returned to the...

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