TVA announces 1.5 percent rate hike

KNOXVILLE — Customers in Tennessee Valley Authority's distribution area will soon see a slight rate increase. The TVA board of directors on Thursday approved a 1.5 percent retail rate...

Town of Oneida finalizes budget

In a brief but busy meeting at the Oneida Municipal Building Thursday, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the new fiscal year budget and a $1.03 property tax...

Creekmore is Little Miss Junior

Briley Creekmore, age 6, of Winfield, was crowned Little Miss Junior Fairest of the Fair at the 87th annual Scott County Fair Tuesday evening. Briley, the daughter of Darren and...

Sewer transfer tentatively approved

HUNTSVILLE — By an 11-3 vote here Monday evening, County Commission gave its tentative approval to a proposal to turn the county’s wastewater treatment plant and lines — debt...

Jacobs crowned Little Miss

  Brylee Alexis Jacobs received an early birthday present Monday night, being crowned Scott County's Little Miss Fairest of the Fair. Brylee, who will celebrate her fifth birthday next week, was...

Lease of town mall disputed

HUNTSVILLE — The Town of Huntsville's lease of the old courthouse mall to Brimstone Recreation on two busy holiday weekends is being disputed by Trail's End Campground, which questions...

From Smokey to Indiana and back

Mark Watters and Cindy Shepherd have never met. Watters lives in Scott County, Shepherd more than 300 miles away in Redkey, Ind. So it was with a bit of surprise...

I.H. website claims top honors

NASHVILLE — The Independent Herald’s recently revamped online edition, www.ihoneida.com, claimed top honors at the Tennessee Press Association’s 2013 newspaper contests for a second consecutive year. The Independent Herald was...

Oneida bypass plans dumped?

With the purchase of right-of-way for a long-awaited U.S. Hwy. 27 bypass of Oneida still at least three years away, the Tennessee Department of Transportation may instead look at...

Police call release of 'homeless' sex offender troubling

Oneida chief of police Darryl Laxton makes no bones about it: he does not want sex offenders living inside his town unless the address of their residence is registered...

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