Brothers busted on drug charges

A pair of LaFollette brothers are facing drug-related charges in Oneida after being nabbed at a motel with methamphetamine and other illicit drugs allegedly...

Jobless rate increases in December

Scott County’s unemployment rate spiked 1.5 points in December, climbing from 15.3 percent to 16.8 percent, according to numbers released last week by the...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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,...

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...
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