Scott County to receive 3-star designation again

HUNTSVILLE — Scott County has once again received status as a Tennessee Three-Star community, officials will announce Friday. Bill Hagerty, Tennessee Commissioner of Economic & Community Development, will visit Huntsville...

Jellico under fire from state comptroller's office

JELLICO, Tenn. — A former city recorder in this Campbell County town took nearly $100,000 in public funds for personal use, state officials charge, in the latest of unfortunate...

Appalachian Habitat to receive housing grant

ROBBINS — Appalachian Habitat for Humanity is the recipient of a nearly $200,000 grant, state Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, announced Thursday. To continue reading, please subscribe to the Independent Herald. If...

Wednesday night tornado watch for Scott, neighboring areas

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Scott and all surrounding counties Wednesday evening, in effect until 3 a.m. Thursday morning, eastern time. The tornado watch, issued by...

RAM clinic provides much-needed services

Terrie Cross, executive director of the Applachian Life Quality Initiative (ALQI), tells a story of a man who attended the last Remote Area Medical clinic in Scott County three...

Back Yard: Clear Fork loop is underrated adventure in BSF

Ask most seasoned hikers of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area to name their top five trails in the 125,000-acre national park, and most won’t include...

Committee unveils FY 2014-2015 county budget

HUNTSVILLE — A review of the 2014-2015 proposed budget dominated the monthly work session of County Commission here Monday evening as Budget Committee Chairman Willie Boyatt narrated a PowerPoint...

Making it a habit: N-S train coming back to town

No sooner had Norfolk-Southern’s Engine No. 630 rolled into Lexington to unload its 580 passengers Sunday afternoon than were preparations beginning for the town’s return trip to Oneida this...

BSF offers cemetery assistance

The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area will provide assistance this weekend for family members wishing to visit remote cemeteries and do minor cleanup of graves of...

Oneida native arrested on federal extortion charges

KNOXVILLE — An Oneida High School graduate and Scott County native has been charged with attempting to extort $5 million from federal officials, including vice president Joe Biden. Adam Winters,...

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