Oneida woman 'fortunate' to escape wreck with relatively minor injuries

An Oneida woman escaped a Monday morning accident on the east side of town with non-life-threatening injuries despite the dramatic nature of the crash. Paula Owens, 40, of Oneida, was...

Highland's fiber projected to bring faster internet speeds

SUNBRIGHT — The days of 256k internet in Scott County will soon be history. Highland Telephone Cooperative is entering the final stages of its massive fiber optic installation project, and...

School system plows way to balanced budget

HUNTSVILLE — Initially faced with a budget deficit of just over a quarter of a million dollars, the Scott County School System on Monday presented its board with a...

Hospital sees another delay

HUNTSVILLE — County Commission was informed Monday evening that the target date for reopening the hospital is now Aug. 1, a month later than had been forecast. County Mayor Jeff...

Mayor: Water department must focus on collections

Oneida Mayor Jack E. Lay says the town's water department must continue to focus on collections and past-due customer accounts, but also stressed that the town's board of aldermen...

Oneida tax rate unchanged for FY 2013-2014

Oneida's property tax rate for fiscal year 2013-2014 will remain unchanged at $1 per $100 assessed value. The town's mayor and board of aldermen on Thursday approved a resolution levying...

Summer concerts planned at local ATV parks

HUNTSVILLE — Country music fans are gearing up for several concerts that promise to draw thousands of outsiders to local ATV parks later this summer. Brimstone Recreation and Trail's End...

Bank announces campaign to encourage shopping local

First Trust & Savings Bank of Oneida announced Wednesday a campaign aimed at encouraging consumers to shop locally. In a letter to Scott County business leaders, FTSB president Jim Johnson...

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Scott County

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for all of Middle and East Tennessee, including Scott and surrounding counties, until 8 p.m. EDT...

Update: Sheriff deputy's daughter passes away one week after sudden collapse

Update (June 12, 2013, 2:20 p.m.) - KNOXVILLE — Shadara Douglas, the 17-year-old daughter of Scott County Sheriff's Department K-9 Officer Roger Douglas, died this morning at East Tennessee Children's...

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