Gun blitz: local buyers hit by shortage

A customer at the Oneida Walmart inspects a .223 rifle before purchasing it.   For clerks in the sporting goods department at the Oneida Walmart, it is a familiar question: “Do...

Hospital drama: no finality expected

HUNTSVILLE — Scott County Commission met here Tuesday, after the Independent Herald had gone to press, but was expected to hear from S.M. Promen CEO Irving Sawyers Jr. with...

Bears capture county titles

HUNTSVILLE — With a 49-42 win over Winfield, Huntsville Middle’s Lady Bears were crowned champions of the annual Scott County Middle School Basketball Tournament here Saturday evening. And, two hours...

Yager announces grant for Scott airport

State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, and state Rep. Kelly Keisling, R-Byrdstown, said Monday they have been informed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) that the Scott County Airport...

Search continues for missing preacher

HELENWOOD — The most exhaustive search yet for Helenwood Detour Road’s Dowell Phillips continued to yield few clues as to the whereabouts of the missing preacher. Phillips, 54, has been...

Oneida schools tighten security

Stricter security measures are being implemented at Oneida schools, in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last month. The incident — in which a...

Accused homeless shelter murderer indicted

HUNTSVILLE — The man accused of murdering Scott County Homeless Shelter director Jerry Voiles was indicted last week by a grand jury. Josiah Jones, 30, of Helenwood, was among 10...

Yager sworn in for second Senate term

NASHVILLE — State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday, Jan. 8, as the 108th General Assembly was gaveled into session. Yager, who was...

Hospital transaction delayed — again

The projected closing date for Scott County Hospital's transfer has come and gone, but work continues on a resolution.

Helenwood man killed in tractor mishap

HELENWOOD — A tragic accident involving an overturned tractor claimed the life of a 34-year-old man in the Cherry Fork neighborhood here Thursday afternoon. Christopher D. Bowling, 34, died after...

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