Joe Cross: 2017 Person of the Year

It would not be unfair to say that Joe Cross is the forefather of mountain biking in Scott County. That’s important because Scott County has emerged as a premiere...

Mayor recommends removal of Scott County’s medical examiner

After a State Comptroller's audit found that Scott County Medical Examiner Trent Cross began receiving compensation in August 2016, placing Scott County in violation of state law, County Mayor Dale Perdue has recommended that Cross be removed from the position.

Brothers arrested after threatening convenience store clerk

Two brothers were arrested the day after Christmas after they forced a convenience store clerk to sell them beer, then threatened one's estranged wife, according to warrants filed by...

Shoplifting suspect nabbed after leaving coat behind

Failing to remember his coat proved to be a costly mistake for an Oneida man accused of stealing merchandise from Walmart on Saturday. Dewitt Foster, 51, of Oneida, is not...

Cell phone use now illegal in school zones

Schools across Scott County are heading back into session this week after the Christmas break, and as students return to school, drivers on their cell phones should pay extra...

Scott County Justice Center: More than a courthouse

HUNTSVILLE — If you haven’t been inside the Scott County Justice Center lately, you might be surprised when you step inside — pleasantly so, especially if you’re a fan...

Hospital’s reopening was Scott County’s biggest story of 2017

On Aug. 8, 2017, a long-awaited event took place: Big South Fork Medical Center opened, and accepted its first patient. That was the top news event of 2017 in...

2017: The year in review

Each year, as December ends and the calendar flips to a new year, the Independent Herald takes a look back at the stories that made news during the preceding...

Students to return to school amid widespread illness

When students in Oneida and Scott County return to school later this week, it will be amid widespread illness, including an unusual early outbreak of influenza. The two-week Christmas break...

Jail progress seen

HUNTSVILLE — “Here’s the thing,” says Huntsville Mayor Dennis Jeffers, “this jail has touched all of us in some way.” Jeffers is standing on the third floor of the century-old...

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