Authorities fear negative trend in teen drug sales

HUNTSVILLE — The Scott County Sheriff's Department says that it fears a negative trend in the number of Scott County minors who are using and selling illegal drugs, after...

Severe weather possible Wednesday

The National Weather Service in East Tennessee is warning that a "significant severe weather outbreak" is possible on Wednesday. In a graphical forecast published Monday morning, the NWS's Morristown weather...

O&W Bridge to temporarily close for repairs

Efforts to repair the historic O&W Bridge will commence Monday, March 6, and will take approximately three weeks to complete.  This project is funded by the State of Tennessee,...

‘Shadow’s Law’ would change state’s policy on roadside memorial signs

NASHVILLE — More than five years after a Scott County teen was killed in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Hwy. 27 just south of Oneida, state lawmakers are considering...

Oneida couple charged in child abuse case

An Oneida couple have been charged with child abuse after a two-year-old boy was allegedly beaten for peeing on the floor of the couple’s residence. According to warrants filed by...

Drug charges result from ATV theft

HUNTSVILLE — A total of three men are facing drug- and theft-related charges stemming from an investigation into the alleged theft of a Kawasaki ATV and dirt bike from...

Three Scott Countians sentenced to prison

HUNTSVILLE — Three Scott County men have been sentenced to prison after violating the terms of their probation, the office of 8th Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler announced...

Motel requires frequent police presence, records show

An Independent Herald review of Oneida Police Department logs shows that law enforcement officers were called or visited the Oneida Family Motel nearly 170 times during the 2016 calendar year, prompting the town's chief of police to call the motel "a haven for crime."

Former constable pleads no contest in BB gun shooting case

HUNTSVILLE — A former constable and Scott County Sheriff’s Department deputy was sentenced to three years of probation last week after pleading no contest to charges that he shot...

Several arrested on drug-related charges

Several people were arrested in the Town of Oneida last week for selling drugs, or for possessing drugs with intent to sale. According to warrants filed by Oneida Police Department...

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