‘Shadow’s Law’ receives governor’s signature; memorial sign placed

NASHVILLE — “Shadow’s Law” became official last week, with the signature of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. The law changes Tennessee’s policy on roadside memorial signs. Inspired by Shadow “Shada” Lowe,...

Seven charged in drug smuggling bust

HUNTSVILLE — A total of seven people have been charged in what authorities say was a conspiracy ring to smuggle Suboxone and tobacco into the jail facility at the...

Scott’s unemployment rate drops below national average

Scott County’s unemployment rate plummeted to 4.2 percent in May, marking the first time the local jobless rate has been below five percent since 2001. The latest unemployment rate is...

Significant rainfall expected as tropical storm impacts region

The National Weather Service says Oneida, Huntsville and surrounding areas should expect rainfall accumulation in excess of three inches between Thursday and Saturday, as the remnants of Tropical Storm...

Man arrested after challenging police officer to fight

An accused vandal landed in jail Saturday after allegedly challenging a police officer to a fight. Teddy S. Norris, 44, of Edgewood Estates in Oneida, was arrested shortly after 10...

Oneida man charged with violating sex offender registration law

A 42-year-old Oneida man was arrested Sunday and charged with violating the state's sex offender registration requirements after allegedly being found within 1,000 ft. of two daycare facilities. Michael Eugene...

Sex offenders found mostly in compliance

HUNTSVILLE — Are Scott County’s convicted sex offenders living where they’re supposed to be? According to a compliance check conducted last week by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, almost...

County adopts public records policy

HUNTSVILLE — For the first time, Scott County has a policy that will dictate how it handles requests for public records. By unanimous vote, County Commission adopted a uniform public...

Stanley Creek Road speed limit officially lowered

HUNTSVILLE — Motorists on Stanley Creek Road east of Oneida — including ATV riders accessing the popular off-road area of Chitwood Mountain — will be required to obey a...

On litter: ‘See something, say something’

See something, say something. It’s Homeland Security’s rallying cry in the battle against terrorism, encouraging U.S. citizens to report suspicious activity. But on a local scale, it is also an appropriate...

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