Back Yard: The scenic route from Leatherwood to Bandy

  By car, the drive from the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area’s headquarters at Leatherwood to the Bandy Creek Campground on the...

Deputies arrest 14 in round-up effort; dozens still sought

HUNTSVILLE — More than 40 people were targeted by Scott County Sheriff’s Department deputies last week as part of a round-up of drug offenders...

Sale of Scott County Hospital completed

The sale of Scott County Hospital from Mississippi-based Pioneer Health Services to Florida-based Rennova Health Inc. has been finalized. Tony Taylor, who is overseeing the...

TVA records near-record power demand

The Tennessee Valley Authority reports that the weekend’s cold snap, which dipped down to 14 degrees across the Tennessee Valley, ranked fourth in the...

Big South Fork chosen as one of three East Tennessee sites for colorblindness viewer

BANDY CREEK — The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is one of three Tennessee sites selected for the installation of colorblind-less...

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."

Oneida motel owner indicted in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE — The owner of the beleaguered Oneida Family Motel has been indicted by a Knox County grand jury on 26 felony charges following...

Tennessee senators approve anti-annexation measure

NASHVILLE — If the state House of Representatives next week follows same course the General Assembly's upper chamber followed Thursday, Tennessee cities and towns...

Investigator: Leads received in Bussell case

A private investigator who is probing the disappearance of Christina Bussell says that leads are being received and followed up on.

Cops: Suspect attempted to ‘shoot up,’ smuggle drugs into jail

HUNTSVILLE — Scott County Sheriff's Department Deputy Shane Blevins has been in law enforcement almost 10 years. But what he witnessed last weekend was...
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