Man arrested after wheelchair rampage

An Oneida man is facing several felony charges after allegedly injuring multiple people and a pet with his wheelchair. Randal J. West, 53, of Oneida, was arrested Thursday and charged...

Attorneys general file lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

HUNTSVILLE — The district attorneys general of Tennessee's Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Judicial Districts, which includes Scott and neighboring counties, have jointly filed a lawsuit against manufacturers...

Scaled back: Plans for Oneida’s ‘bypass’ unveiled

What started as a proposed bypass of Oneida will ultimately consist of two reworked intersections. The Tennessee Department of Transportation has filled in local leaders on the final details of...

Huntsville’s jail proposal clears hurdle

HUNTSVILLE — The Town of Huntsville has passed an important first hurdle in its efforts to acquire the old Scott County Jail. By unanimous vote, County Commission’s Building & Grounds...

Burglary, pursuit suspect returned to Scott County

HUNTSVILLE — A Clinton man who led police on a high-speed chase into Kentucky after allegedly burglarizing an Oneida variety store has been returned to Tennessee to face those...

Scott County’s jobless rate is back below 5%

Scott County’s unemployment rate dipped back below the five percent mark in August, as local employment skyrocketed, according to numbers made available by the Tennessee Department of Labor &...

Pursuit ends in crash, arrest

HUNTSVILLE — A pursuit of an off-road vehicle here Saturday afternoon ended in a crash and the arrest of its driver — one of a pair of arrests involving...

IH welcomes Richmond as ad director

The Independent Herald announced last week that Kimber Richmond has joined its staff in the role of advertising director. Richmond, a 2009 graduate of Oneida High School, will be responsible...

Commissioner pleads guilty to assault charge

SEVIERVILLE — A Scott County Commissioner pleaded guilty to assault charges in a Sevier County court here last week. Trent W. Cross, 40, of Oneida, pleaded guilty to a charge...

Jeffers reiterates Huntsville’s commitment to restoring old jail

HUNTSVILLE — Huntsville Mayor Dennis Jeffers on Thursday reiterated his town’s commitment to restoring the old Scott County Jail. Jeffers, who has asked Scott County Commission to transfer ownership of...

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