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...

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...

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...

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...

I.H. website claims top honors

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

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...

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...

Hospital transfer approved by A.G.

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. — Christmas came three days early for Scott County Mayor Jeff Tibbals Friday morning.Tibbals received notification early Friday from the office of...

Truck driver injured in accident

WINFIELD — The driver of a tractor-trailer truck was airlifted from the scene of a 3-vehicle accident on U.S. Hwy. 27 here early Tuesday...

Accused shooter indicted on murder charge

HUNTSVILLE — A Scott County man accused of killing his nephew during a dispute over missing money was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday,...
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