Scott jobless rate hits 4-year mark as state's highest

Scott County's unemployment rate marked its fourth consecutive year as the highest jobless rate in the state with the release of the latest round of jobs numbers from the...

Charges against finance director 'will be investigated'

HUNTSVILLE — Charges against Scott County Finance Director Brian Strunk of verbal abuse of one county administrator and banishment from his office by another will be investigated, according to...

Debt refinancing bond issues OK'd by Commission

HUNTSVILLE — A series of resolutions were adopted by County Commission Monday evening to refinance a portion of the county’s long-term debt — a plan which could result in...

Fentress Chamber of Commerce director indicted, fired

JAMESTOWN — The former director of the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce turned himself into the Fentress County Jail here Monday morning, after being indicted last week by a...

Couple faces drug charges in Oneida after traffic stop

A couple face drug charges in Oneida after allegedly being found in possession of several different types of narcotics for resale. Jeremiah D. Hughett, 34, of Oneida, and Tony S....

Governor's signature ends 'forced annexation'

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam today signed a bill requiring cities and towns to hold referendums in order to annex new properties. The legislation, sponsored by state Rep. Mike Carter,...

Court denies Teddy Robbins' appeal

KNOXVILLE — A state appeals court has denied a petition by Teddy Robbins Jr., meaning that the Scott County man will continue to serve a 50-year prison sentence for...

From Oneida to Guatemala: A mission of medicine and hope

For Dr. Jack Kline, busy days are ahead. On the home front, Kline and his wife, Ashley, are expecting their first son in July. On the work front, construction is...

Legislature approves Yager's bus bill

NASHVILLE — A measure that is expected to save local school districts more than $50 million by extending the life of school buses has been approved by the Tennessee...

Committee fields complaints about finance director

HELENWOOD — Two administrators were on hand at Monday’s monthly meeting of the Scott County Finance Committee to lodge complaints against Finance Director Brian Strunk. Gabe Krahn, Scott County’s Administrator...

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