December 2003


2003-12-23 Unemployment Rates Increase in 84 Counties Across Tennessee in November; Scott Jobless Rate Up 0.1%

2003-12-23 Tennessee Department of Safety Implements Plan of Action in Response to New Threat Level

2003-12-19 Kilby Discusses TennCare with State Officials

2003-12-18 State’s November Unemployment Rate 5.7%

2003-12-17 Swain Family Foundation Awards a Grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tennessee Valley to Support Scott           County Program

2003-12-16 College Tuition Assistance at All Time High for the Tennessee National Guard

2003-12-15 Rector Admits To Making Meth; Suspect Statements Give Insight Into Shooting

2003-12-11 Meth Lab Cases Sent To Grand Jury

2003-12-10 Improved Jobs Linked To Training

2003-12-08 Longtime Editor of Scott County News Dies From Complications of Cancer

2003-12-03 Preliminary Hearing For Drug Suspects Continued Until Next Week

2003-12-03 Scott County Deputy Accidentally Shot By Partner

2003-12-02 State And County unemployment Rates Up Slightly In October

2003-12-02 A County Says Goodbye To Fallen Officer; Sources Say Another Officer May Have Fired Fatal Shot

2003-12-01 Skeen Plead Guilty; Gets Life Without Parole in Jeffers Case

2003-12-01 Williams Creek Trio Arraigned On Drug Charges; District Attorney To Hold Press Conference in Yancey Death

2003-12-01 Roane County Man Airlifted To Knoxville Hospital Following Single Vehicle Accident in Glenmary


November 2003


2003-11-29 Scott County Deputy Killed in Line of Duty

2003-11-24 Tennessee Highway Patrol to Increase Patrols During Thanksgiving Holiday

2003-11-17 County Commission Supports Proclamation Recognizing God

2003-11-17 County Commission Approves Design Firm For Office Building Addition

2003-11-17 County Commission Adopts New Policy Regarding Roll-Call Votes; Passes Resolution Seeking Election of School Superintendent

2003-11-15 Tennessee's Online Driver License Renewals Grow 164 Percent in Three Years; More Than 215,000 Using the Internet for Driver License Services

2003-11-11 Large Crowd Attends Scott County Hall Of Fame Dinner

2003-11-11 Davis Keynote Speaker at American Legion Veteran’s Day Observance

2003-11-10 Few Vote In Uncontested Telephone Elections

2003-11-08 Oneida Board Welcomes New Blood, Continuing Service

2003-11-04 Father and Son Airlifted Following Accident in Robbins

2003-11-04 Oneida Receives 2002-2003 A.F. Bridges Award

2003-11-01 Tibbals/Smith Retain Seats On City Council; Miller/Anderson Elected

2003-11-01 Kentucky Youth Found; Oneida Police Department Closes Case 

October 2003


2003-10-31 Davis Announces $1 Million for Gettelfinger Tract

2003-10-28 Oneida Authorities Searching For Missing Kentucky Youth

2003-10-27 Huntsville Fire Chief Temporarily Reinstated; Committee Appointed To Examine Towns Financial Woes

2003-10-28 466 Vote Early; Municipal Election Saturday in Oneida

2003-10-20 County Commission Votes To Support Residential Development Near Huntsville Lake

2003-10-20 157 Vote Early Last Week; Early Voting Continues Through October 27

2003-10-13 Burn Permits Required October 15th - May 15th

2003-10-13 Federal HUBZone Seminar November 6

2003-10-10 Kilby/Winningham Announce Block Grant to Oneida

2003-10-08 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event October 25

2003-10-08 Early Voting For Oneida Election To Begin October 14

2003-10-01 21 Arrested In Counter Drug Operations By Local Sheriffs Department


September 2003


2003-09-30 Newport Named President and CEO At First Trust and Savings Bank

2003-09-29 New Prison Will Replace Aging Brushy Mountain Facility

2003-09-29 Local Unemployment Rate Declines 3.7%

2003-09-25 $60,000 Grant Awarded to East Tennessee Enterprise Partnership

2003-09-25 Groundbreaking Held for New Huntsville Wastewater Treatment Plant

2003-09-24 Pulaski County Pair Arrested In Connection With Vending Machine Thefts

2003-09-22 August Unemployment Rate 5.0 Percent

2003-09-18 Tibbals Resigns Seat on Water Board; Projects Progressing In Oneida

2003-09-15 Skeen Case Delayed To End Of The Month

2003-09-15 Airport Authority Awarded Prestigious Award

2003-09-15 Roadblock Participants Will Have To Sign Release; County To Consider Regulating Roadblocks

2003-09-15 Tax Notices Arriving In Early October

2003-09-11 Tennessee’s Fall Color Phone Line Brings Weekly Foliage Forecasts

2003-09-09 House Approves Funding for Big South Fork Scenic Railway Project in McCreary County

2003-09-08 Davis Announces Grant for South Scott County Fire Department

2003-09-04 Scott High School Fails To Meet Standards In English; Targeted For Improvement

2003-09-02 Brown Stepping Down in December; Accepts Position With Charitable Trust That Supported School

2003-09-02 Annual Sorghum Festival September 13th at Oneida City Park; Local Hunters Encouraged To Exhibit

August 2003


2003-08-30 Phillips Wins HIVE105’s Crankin’ Country Summer Promotion

2003-08-30 Abbott Crowned Fairest At Annual Scott County Fair

2003-08-28 Tillman Crowned Miss Pre-Teen

2003-08-26 Norris Crowned Little Miss Jr. Fairest Of The Fair

2003-08-25 Buttram Crowned Little Miss At Scott County Fair

2003-08-18 Davis Declares School Safe In Light Of Recent Accusations

2003-08-18 Contract Awarded For Construction Of New Mill Creek Bridge

2003-08-18 Construction Contract Awarded For Welcome Center

2003-08-18 Glen And Effie Allen Day Proclaimed In Scott County

2003-08-11 Scott County Board Of Education Holding Truancy Meeting

2003-08-11 East Tennessee General Aviation Association To Conduct Young Eagle Event At Scott County Airport

2003-08-02 Annual Scott County Benefit Auction Raises More than $27,000


July 2003


2003-07-29 Loredo’s Wife Charged In Connection With His Death

2003-07-29 Winfield Fire Department Receives FEMA Grant

2003-07-28 County Jobless Rate Rises in June; Increase Blamed on Seasonal Trends

2003-07-23 Robbins Man Charged With Murder In Connection With Body Found In New River

2003-07-21 County Commission Sets Property Tax Rate; Adopts 2003-2004 Budget

2003-07-21 County Receives Grant To Expand Airport

2003-07-21 County Adopts Driveway Connection Policy

2003-07-18 Body Found In New River

2003-07-17 State Unemployment Rate Up Slightly In June

2003-07-16 Fairview Elementary School Receives Incentive Awards Grant

2003-07-09 Tourism Means Money For Scott County Businesses

2003-07-09 Adult Leadership Program Now Accepting Applications

2003-07-08 Secondhand Smoke Exposure Remains Common Problem

2003-07-01 New Lower Blood Alcohol Level To Define Impaired Driving In Tennessee


June 2003

2003-06-30 Scott County Jobless Rate Down To 9.4%

2003-06-27 Duncan Named Principal Of Robbins Elementary

2003-06-25 Thieves Pose As Utility Company Workers To Rob Elderly Woman

2003-06-25 Scott County To Receive Additional Homeland Security Funds

2003-06-25 West Nile Virus Found In Campbell County

2003-06-25 Wilson Named Principal At Scott High School

2003-06-23 Water Main Break Leaves Northern Communities Dry

2003-06-23 May Unemployment Rate 5.1%

2003-06-19 Oneida City Council Meets In Brief Session

2003-06-16 County Commission Accepts Numerous Bids For Next Fiscal Year

2003-06-16 Local Groups Join Together To Send Kids To Camp

2003-06-13 Sheriff Warns Citizens of Contractor Scam

2003-06-11 Groundbreaking Held For New Boys and Girls Club Facility in Oneida

2003-06-11 Former Oneida Couple Perish In Tullahoma Fire

2003-06-05 Final Phase Will Provide Sewer To All Oneida Homes

2003-06-05 Oneida Tax Rate Remains Unchanged


May 2003

2003-05-30 Tennessee Jobless Rate Up; County Rate Down Slightly

2003-05-28 Free Fishing Day Activities Planned

2003-05-23 Drunk Drivers Beware This Holiday Weekend

2003-05-23 No Immediate Increase In TWRA License Fees

2003-05-22 Huntsville City Council Votes 3-2 To Adopt Ordinance Defining Role of Mayor

2003-05-22 Mass Transit Disaster Drill Conducted

2003-05-19 County To Spend Final $80,000 Of QZAB Funds To Tile Schools

2003-05-19 Scott County Looks Good To Me Contest Winners Announced

2003-05-16 Chamber ID Board To Recognize Local Business and Industry

2003-05-15 Tornado Strikes Morgan County Four Injured

2003-05-15 Possible Tornado Strikes Morgan County

2003-05-09 Jeffers Body Found; Suspect Charged

2003-05-09 Man Taken Into Custody In Jeffers Case

2003-05-08 Scott County Recipient of $30,000 Homeland Security Grant

2003-05-08 Museum of Scott County Grand Opening May 17

2003-05-08 Jeffers Still Missing; Authorities Wanting to Question Man That Cashed Stolen Check

2003-05-08 Scott County Native Abducted From Her Maryville Apartment

2003-05-05 Lightning Sparks Barn Fire

2003-05-05 Scott County Relay For Life Raises More Than $101,000

2003-05-05 Huntsville Man Seriously Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash

2003-05-01 Oneida Accepts Property For Boys and Girls Club

2003-05-01 Oneida City Pool To Open May 24; Free Fishing Day June 7


April 2003

2003-04-29 Scott County Man Kills His Children; Self

2003-04-25 Hope, Cure, Celebration—Theme of 2003 Scott County Relay For Life

2003-04-25 Davis Sends Letter Of Support For Rural Education

2003-04-22 USDA Rural Development Celebrates Earth Day With Town of Oneida

2003-04-21County Could Lose $305,000 In State Funds

2003-04-21 County Opposes Partial Closure Of O&W Road

2003-04-21 Plateau Electric Cooperative Short Story Contest Winners Announced

2003-04-18 572nd Air Force Band To Perform May 3 At Oneida City Park

2003-04-17 Town of Oneida Receives $3.2 Million Grant For Sewer Service Extension

2003-04-15 Kilby Wins By 248 Votes

2003-04-12 County Unemployment Rate Edges Up in February

2003-04-11 643 Vote Early; Special Election Tuesday

2003-04-08 Big South Fork Spring Planting Festival Saturday April 12

2003-04-06 Sunbright Man Killed; Eight Injured In Mid-Day Accident

2003-04-03 Rally To Support Troops Set For Oneida City Park

2003-04-02 Nearly 300 Cast Early Ballots; Early Voting Ends April 10


March 2003

2003-03-26 Changes Should Simplify After-Hour Power Outage Reporting To Plateau Electric

2003-03-26 Early Voting For Special Election Underway

2003-03-20 Oneida Could Lose Up To $60,000 In State Revenue

2003-03-21 President Orders Disaster Funds For Tennessee To Aid Local Government Storm Recovery

2003-03-20 Local Youth Honored By City Council

2003-03-17 Scott Jobless Rate Up Slightly In January

2003-03-10 Bankston Pleads Guilty To Lesser Charge; Sentenced To 39 Years In Wife’s Death

2003-03-06 Oneida Council Raises Administrative Salaries

2003-03-06 Area Residents Urged To Be Life Savers

2003-03-02 BBC Selects Jim Barna Log Systems To Exhibit At European Home Show

2003-03-02 Straight Fork Youth Killed In Single Vehicle Accident in Oneida


February 2003

2003-02-27 Kilby/Goins Take Primary; Only 4.2% Vote

2003-02-26 Local Law Enforcement Officials Form Local F.O.P. Lodge

2003-02-26 250 Vote Early In Special Primary; Election Thursday

2003-02-24 County Opposes Cuts In State Funding; Could Cost Taxpayers Another Twelve Cents

2003-02-24 Oneida Home Heavily Damaged By Mid-Morning Fire

2003-02-20 Oneida Council Votes To Purchase Ladder Truck For Fire Department

2003-02-18 National Park Service Releases Draft General Management Plan for Big South Fork NRRA

2003-02-18 Fire Damages Oneida Laundromat

2003-02-17 Few Vote Early In Special Election

2003-02-11 Elk Release To Highlight Dedication of New Wildlife Area

2003-02-05 Highland Telephone To Award Scholarships Again For the Third Year

2003-02-05 Oneida Schools Postpone Board Consideration of Alternative School Calendar and Dress Code


January 2003

2003-01-30 Scott Jobless Rate Down In December

2003-01-28 Early Voting To Begin February 7th In Special Election

2003-01-23 Tennessee’s Unemployment Rate Up In December

2003-01-21 Relay For Life Kickoff Party January 23

2003-01-20 County Commission Petitions State For Private Act To Allow Election Of Director Of Schools

2003-01-16 Fire Heavily Damages West Oneida Home

2003-01-13 Scott County Emergency Food Assistance Pantry Says, “Thank You Scott County”

2003-01-13 Relay For Life Sweeps The Nation

2003-01-11 60 Homeless Following Apartment Complex Fire

2003-01-07 Congressman Lincoln Davis Takes Oath of Office

2003-01-07 January is Radon Action Month in Tennessee

2003-01-03 Governor Sets Special Primary and General Election To Fill Senate Seat

2003-01-02 Five Die in New Years Holiday Traffic Crashes

2003-01-01 Dedication of Cumberland Forest Postponed