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."

Former constable pleads no contest in BB gun shooting case

HUNTSVILLE — A former constable and Scott County Sheriff’s Department deputy was sentenced to three years of probation last week after pleading no contest to charges that he shot...

Several arrested on drug-related charges

Several people were arrested in the Town of Oneida last week for selling drugs, or for possessing drugs with intent to sale. According to warrants filed by Oneida Police Department...

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...

Illness extends school closings

There will be no school in Scott County for the rest of the week. Both the Scott County School System and the Oneida Special School District will be closed the...

Hospital settles on a name

Scott County Hospital has a new name. Rennova Health, Inc., announced Monday that the Oneida hospital will be branded Big South Fork Medical Center when it opens later this year. The...

Building codes a no-go

HUNTSVILLE — After months of discussion, a proposal to end Scott County's opt-out of statewide building codes was unceremoniously rejected Monday, with a committee's decision to take no action...

Commission may issue RFP for old jail

HUNTSVILLE — If one county commissioner has his way, Scott County will soon reinitiate an effort to find a tenant for the historic Scott County Jail. Fourth District County Commissioner...

Duo charged with stealing sodas from Walmart

A pair of Robbins men are facing charges after allegedly shoplifting soft drinks from the Walmart store in Oneida. Eric B. Jones, 29, of Mountain View Road in Robbins, and...

Homeless man arrested after harassing businesses and their customers

A 63-year old homeless man was arrested on Sunday, after several days of allegedly harassing several businesses and their patrons along Oneida's "Four Lane." Jimmy Lee Ridner, 63, was arrested...

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