Sheriff: Inmate was not denied treatment

HUNTSVILLE — In response to a federal lawsuit alleging that an inmate died because he was denied treatment at the Scott County Jail, Sheriff Ronnie Phillips on Monday said...

Help wanted: Factory’s search for welders underscores manufacturing’s return

HELENWOOD — Container Technology Industries (CTI) is looking for welders. It’s a storyline that was absent in Scott County as recently as six or seven years ago, when the impacts...

Parking dispute leads to arrest

HUNTSVILLE — An ongoing dispute over parking between two businesses here ultimately resulted in the arrest of the manager of one of those businesses after the argument allegedly turned...

Scott County’s jobless rate is up in June

It was a given that Scott County’s unemployment rate would increase in June, and it did — up more than one and a half percentage points, to 5.8 percent. But...

Scott County Jail earns federal recertification

HUNTSVILLE — The Scott County Jail has earned the federal re-certification it needs to continue housing federal inmates, Sheriff Ronnie Phillips said Monday. The jail was inspected by the U.S....

Duncan to bid Congress goodbye after three decades

KNOXVILLE — Jimmy Duncan, R-Knoxville, the long-serving congressman in Tennessee’s 2nd District, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election next year. Duncan, who has strong Scott County ties, was...

Corker, Alexander explain health care votes

WASHINGTON — While Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., says he sides with President Donald Trump on the need to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but says the 350,000 Tennesseans...

BSF’s snake program offers ‘Go Big’ points

BANDY CREEK — Want to see a snake up close and learn about how it survives in the rough terrain of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation...

State announces lowest-ever unemployment rate

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips last week announced Tennessee’s unemployment rate for June 2017 was 3.6 percent, the...

Independent Herald wins five first place awards at annual contests

The Independent Herald won awards in 11 categories, including five first place awards, in the annual Tennessee Press Association-University of Tennessee press contests, the winners of which were announced...

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