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...

Keisling highlights state, local improvements

HUNTSVILLE — Tennessee has never been in better shape than it is right now. That was the message of State Rep. Kelly Keisling, R-Byrdstown, on Thursday, as he addressed the...

Keisling details backlash over gas tax vote, but says it was right move

HUNTSVILLE — State Rep. Kelly Keisling said he caught plenty of flack over his vote to increase Tennessee’s gas tax. But, he added, it was the right move at...

BSF trails chief retires

BANDY CREEK — Wallace Linder, roads and trails branch chief of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Obed Wild and Scenic River and Manhattan Project National Historical...

Several drug dealers arrested in Oneida

Six different accused drug dealers were charged in three separate incidents last week in Oneida, according to warrants. In one incident, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, a couple were charged with...

Oil and gas tax: a financial boost for Scott?

HUNTSVILLE — Scott County has officially pledged its support for legislation that would redirect significant tax revenue from Tennessee’s oil and gas industry to local coffers, potentially serving as...

Improve Act will add $700,000 for local road maintenance

HUNTSVILLE — The state gas tax increase championed by Gov. Bill Haslam will add just over $700,000 to the Scott County Road Department’s budget for local road repairs. That is...

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