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Commission Authorizes Bond Issue To Refinance Debt

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-04-21) In an effort to save nearly $1 million in debt payments, the Scott County Commission passed a series of measures to refinance portions of the county general debt fund and the County School System rural debt fund, which could save the county an estimated $915,000. Complete Story

 

Sewer Transfer Comes To Grinding Halt

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-04-21) The proposed transfer of the county owned wastewater collection and treatment system to the Town of Huntsville was tabled Monday night. The county is awaiting input from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation before proceeding. Complete Story

 

Couple Faces Multiple Drug Charges following Traffic Stop

 

Oneida, TN (2014-04-21) An Oneida man and a passenger in his vehicle both face multiple drug charges following a traffic stop in Oneida last Thursday. Complete Story

 

April 26 Junior Ranger Day in Big South Fork

 

Oneida, TN (2014-04-21) As part of National Park Week, April 19-27, the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be hosting Junior Ranger Day activities in conjunction with the Fourteenth Spring Planting Day at the Bandy Creek area on Saturday, April 26. Complete Story

 

Spring Planting Festival to be held April 26 at Big South Fork

 

Oneida, TN (2014-04-21) In conjunction with National Park Week, the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will host the Thirteenth Annual Spring Planting Day Celebration on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Complete Story

 

City Council Discusses Tanker for Fire Department

 

Oneida, TN (2014-04-17) One of the most valuable resources that any rural fire department can have is an ample supply of water to fight structural fires.  The Town of Oneida is facing the costly replacement of its fire department’s tanker truck, a valuable piece of equipment that could cost the strapped city up to $180,000 to replace. Complete Story

 

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Drops for Seventh Consecutive Month

 

Nashville, TN (2014-04-17) Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for March is 6.7 percent, which is two tenths of one percentage point lower than the 6.9 percent February revised rate and equal to the national rate for March. The U.S. rate, at 6.7 percent, remains the same as it was in February. Complete Story

 

Duncan:  Learning and Applying the Law

 

Oneida, TN (2014-04-17) Everyday, Oneida Officer Shonda Duncan enforces the laws of the State of Tennessee and the ordinances of the Town of Oneida.  While her daily duties are applying the law, she has also made it her life’s endeavor to learn the bases behind her job. Complete Story

 

Six Arrested on Drug Charges following Traffic Stop

 

Oneida, TN (2014-04-16) Failure to stop for a stop sign has resulted in drug charges against the driver of the car, two passengers in the vehicle and three others. Complete Story

 

Nancy Swain Watters Memorial Walk Set for April 25

 

Oneida, TN (2014-04-16) On Friday, April 25, 2014, hundreds of people will walk together to show support for the Scott County Women’s Shelter and the Children’s Center of the Cumberlands, during the annual Nancy Swain Watters Memorial Walk in Oneida. Complete Story

 

Southern Railway 50-Year Steam Anniversary Special Coming to Oneida

 

Oneida, TN (2014-04-14) In June, Norfolk Southern Railway will celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the return of steam power to its railroad.  The anniversary will be marked by a special steam excursion to Oneida from Chattanooga on June 7, 2014. Complete Story

 

BSF Increases Fee Rate for Bandy Creek Group Camps

 

Oneida, TN (2014-04-09) The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area has updated is fee rate for the Bandy Creek Group Camps.  The update will result in a fee increase to campers. Complete Story

 

Bill to extend useful life of school buses passes Legislature

 

Nashville, TN (2014-04-08) The Tennessee General Assembly has approved and sent to the governor legislation to extend the use of school buses, as long as they meet additional inspection requirements. Complete Story

 

Huntsville Requests Transfer Of Remaining County Sewer System

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-04-07) Mayor George Potter and the Town of Huntsville have expressed willingness to accept the ownership and operation of the remaining portions of the county-owned wastewater collection and treatment system. A request by the Town for the County to transfer the deed to the old County Jail to the municipality was locked down. Complete Story

 

OSSD tax adjustment bill sent to Governor

 

Oneida, TN (2014-04-07) A bill that would allow the Oneida Special School District to increase its property tax levy to offset shortfalls in both its debt and operational budgets has passed both houses of the Tennessee Legislature. It awaits the Governor’s signature to become law. Complete Story

 

Six arrested following residential drug operations

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-04-07) A pair of investigations into illegal drug operations allegedly being conducted out of homes in Scott County led to the arrest of six persons last week by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. Complete Story

 

Oneida Bypass Remains on TDOT Three-Year Program Schedule

 

Oneida, TN (2014-04-04) Right-of-way acquisition for proposed traffic improvements on U.S. 27 / S. R. 29 through Oneida has been retained on the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s three year work program. Complete Story

 

Oneida Schools Outsource Janitorial Services

 

Oneida, TN (2014-04-03) In an effort to streamline operations and reduce expenses, the Oneida Special School District Board of Education has voted to outsource its janitorial services.  Although management of the custodial services will be handled by an outside firm, current employees will be given an opportunity to work for the new company. Complete Story

 

Candidate Field Set for August General Election

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-04-03) The ballot has tentatively been set for the August General Election.  Filers will have until April 10, 2014 to withdraw from consideration. Complete Story

 

Web Exclusive:  Updated Petition List for August Election

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-04-03) According to Scott County Administrator of Elections Gabe Krahn, the following is the final list of qualified candidates for the August General Election. Candidates have until August 10, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. to withdraw their petition. List

 

State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Caution with Outdoor Burning

 

Nashville, TN (2014-04-02) As warmer weather approaches, many Tennesseans are sprucing up their outdoor property. These maintenance efforts often include the burning of limbs, lumber and other debris. The State Fire Marshal’s Office wants the public to be aware of outdoor-burning safety precautions to ensure that only the desired foliage goes up in smoke. Complete Story

 

Vivian Smith Countywide Cleanup Set for Saturday

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-03-31) On Saturday, hundreds of concerned citizens are expected to take to the streets to express their displeasure with litter on our roadways.  The annual Vivian Smith Scott County Looks Good to Me cleanup will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. across the county. Complete Story

 

Father and Son Arrested for Burglarizing Neighbors Property

 

Oneida, TN (2014-03-31) A father and son from Oneida are facing criminal charges following their alleged involvement in a theft from a neighbor’s property. Complete Story

 

Web Exclusive:  Updated Petition List for August Election

 

            Huntsville, TN (2014-03-28) According to Scott County Administrator of Elections Gabe Krahn, the following is the most up-to-date list of potential candidates for August General Election. List

 

County Jobless Rate Down Slightly in February; Labor Force Continues Downward Trend

 

Nashville, TN (2014-03-27) The unemployment rate in Scott County shifted slightly downward in February, dropping 0.1 percent point over the month.  The labor force continued to trend downward in February, along with the number of employed workers. Complete Story

 

Be Prepared: Home escape plans save lives!

 

Nashville, TN (2014-03-26) If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of American households estimate that it would take at least six minutes before a fire in their home became life-threatening. Unfortunately, the time available is often much less. Complete Story

 

Spring Prescribed Fires to Begin in Big South Fork

 

Oneida, TN (2014-03-25) During the next few weeks, National Park Service fire crews will be conducting a series of prescribed fires within Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  The prescribed fires, as defined in the approved Fire Management Plan, will all be located within the boundaries of the park.  Fires will occur on the Tennessee side of the park. Complete Story

 

BSF Vintage Train Fest in Oneida on Sunday

 

Oneida, TN (2014-03-24) The Scott County Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Oneida will host the BSF Vintage Train Fest, slated for Oneida City Park on Sunday, March 30, 2014. The festival will be centered around the arrival of a steam excursion train from Chattanooga. Complete Story

 

State Fire Marshal Urges Caution with Home Medical Oxygen

 

Nashville, TN (2014-03-24) The presence of portable, medical oxygen in Tennessee homes has grown over the past decade, and so has the need for education about the fire hazards associated with its use. Medical oxygen adds a higher percentage of oxygen to the air a patient breathes. If a fire starts in an oxygen-enriched area, the material affected will burn more quickly. Complete Story

 

Pioneer Man Resists Arrest for Petty Theft

 

Oneida, TN (2014-03-23) A Pioneer man is facing resisting arrest charges after he was detained following a petty theft at the Wal-Mart SuperCenter in Oneida. Complete Story

 

Winfield Couple Booked on Multiple Drug Charges

 

Oneida, TN (2014-03-22) A Winfield couple faces a laundry list of drug charges following a traffic stop by the Oneida Police Department. Complete Story

 

Web Exclusive:  Updated Petition List for August Election

 

            Huntsville, TN (2014-03-21) According to Scott County Administrator of Elections Gabe Krahn, the following is the most up-to-date list of potential candidates for August General Election. List

 

Tennessee’s February Unemployment Rate Decreases to 6.9 Percent

 

Nashville, TN (2014-03-20) Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for February is 6.9 percent, which is three tenths of one percentage point lower than the January revised rate. Complete Story

 

Affordable Care Act Compliant Insurance May Be Challenging to Find after Open Enrollment

 

Nashville, TN (2014-03-20) The Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is reminding Tennesseans that open enrollment for Affordable Care Act (ACA)-compliant plans ends on March 31, 2014. After the March 31 deadline, TDCI cautions that it may be challenging to acquire ACA-compliant plans outside of special enrollment periods. Complete Story

 

Senator Yager reiterates his commitment to seek equality in funding for rural school systems

 

Nashville, TN (2014-03-20) State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) today reiterated his commitment to change Tennessee’s school funding formula as he made an impassioned speech to the Senate Education Committee asking for equality for the state’s rural school systems. Complete Story

 

Share Your Big South Fork Heritage for the Ages

 

Oneida, TN (2014-03-20) The Big South Fork National Recreation and River Area is interested in obtaining copies of historic photographs of the people, places and events that occurred in the Big South Fork area prior to the park’s establishment. Complete Story

 

Pine Creek Watershed Dam Study Underway

 

Oneida, TN (2014-03-18) A 50-year old project to control flooding on Pine Creek that impounded 53 acres of potable water that today is the primary water supply for the Town of Oneida and surrounding area was the focus of a public hearing on Tuesday at the Oneida Municipal Building. Complete Story

 

Vending Machine Bandit Caught in the Act

 

Oneida, TN (2014-03-18) A would-be robber was caught red-handed trying to break into a vending machine inside an Oneida business early Tuesday morning. Complete Story

 

County Authorizes Adventure Tourism District; Forms Committee

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-03-17) The Scott County Commission has voted to authorize an adventure tourism district and a nine-member committee. The authorization is part of the process to receive State recognition of the district, which would offer significant tax incentives to businesses for job creation related to adventure tourism within the adventure tourism district. Complete Story

 

Commission Fills Roster Of New Audit Committee

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-03-17) The Scott County Commission has approved a resolution appointing the inaugural members of the newly-formed Scott County Audit Committee. Complete Story

 

BSF to Staff Information Centers in Rugby, Stearns this Summer

 

Oneida, TN (2014-03-17) Superintendent Niki Stephanie Nicholas has announced that Big South Fork National River and Recreation will be staffing information centers on holidays and weekends in Rugby, Tennessee, and Stearns, Kentucky, from Memorial Day until Labor Day to meet visitor needs for information and orientation. Complete Story

 

Brewster Bridge Area Clean Up on Saturday, March 22

 

Oneida, TN (2014-03-17) The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and Historic Rugby are co-sponsoring a litter and trash clean-up date to focus on the old Brewster Bridge area this Saturday, March 22, 2014. Complete Story

 

Web Exclusive:  Updated Petition List for August Election

 

            Huntsville, TN (2014-03-14) According to Scott County Administrator of Elections Gabe Krahn, the following is the most up-to-date list of potential candidates for August General Election. List

 

Local Jobless Rate Edges Up Slightly in January

 

Nashville, TN (2014-03-13) The local unemployment rate edged up slightly in January, increasing by 0.1 percentage point over the month.  Over the month, the number of jobless increased by 10, while those listed as employed dropped by 80 more. Complete Story

 

Career Coach / Clinton Industry Coming to Local Career Center

 

Oneida, TN (2014-03-12) The Career Coach, a mobile center which provides job services, will come to the Tennessee Career Center in Oneida on Thursday.  A Clinton industry will also be taking applications from prospective employees during the event. Complete Story

 

Crossville Man Charged with Rape Locally

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-03-11) A Crossville man has been charged with rape in case involving a runaway juvenile from Cumberland County that was found in a local motel. Complete Story

 

Winfield Pair Charged with Peddling Pot

 

Oneida, TN (2014-03-11) Two Winfield men face drug possession charges following a covert operation by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. Complete Story

 

Highland Communications warns of scam

 

Oneida, TN (2014-03-11) A recent scam targeting customers of Highland Communications has prompted the local internet service and long distance provider to issue a warning to its customers. Complete Story

 

First National Bank Announces Promotions

 

Oneida, TN (2014-03-10) Mark W. Kline, President and CEO of First National Bank of Oneida, has announce the three longtime employees of the bank have been promoted. Complete Story

 

TWRA Hunter Education Class Scheduled

 

Oneida, TN (2014-03-10) Anyone born on or after January 1, 1969 must take and successfully complete a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency approved hunter education program in order to hunt in the State of Tennessee.  A TWRA sanctioned course will be taught locally beginning March 17, 2014. Complete Story

 

TWF's Hunters for the Hungry Provides One Million Pounds of Venison

 

Nashville, TN (2014-03-10) The Tennessee Wildlife Federation's Hunters for the Hungry program crossed an eye-opening milestone this deer season - more than a million pounds of venison have been collected and distributed to soup kitchens and food banks across the state. Complete Story

 

Bank of McCreary County and First Trust and Savings Bank Announce Merger, United Cumberland Bank New Name

 

Whitley City, KY (2014-03-07) The Board of Directors of McCreary Bancshares, Inc. announced today that plans are progressing to complete a merger of Bank of McCreary County of Whitley City, KY and First Trust and Savings Bank of Oneida, TN. Complete Story

 

January Unemployment Rate Decreases to 7.2 Percent

 

Nashville, TN (2014-03-06) Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for January is 7.2 percent, which is five tenths of one percentage point lower than the December revised rate. The national unemployment rate for January 2014 was 6.6 percent, down one tenth of one percentage point from December. Complete Story

 

State Fire Marshal: Check your smoke alarms when you change your clocks!

 

Nashville, TN (2014-03-06) Commerce and Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak reminds Tennesseans to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend when they change their clocks Saturday night for daylight saving time. McPeak also urges everyone to consider the age of their smoke alarms. Complete Story

 

Swain recipient of Philanthropy Award; Reception Planned

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-03-06) Roane State Community College’s Scott County campus will host a March 20 reception to celebrate and congratulate Bill Swain, who has been honored as a 2014 recipient of the Regents’ Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. Complete Story

 

Senate Transportation Committee approves legislation to help repair Tennessee bridges

 

Nashville, TN (2014-03-06) Legislation that would return millions of dollars to taxpayers in the form of bridge infrastructure improvements was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday. Complete Story

 

Tourism to the BSF Creates $17 Million in Economic Benefit

 

Oneida, TN (2014-03-04) A new National Park Service report shows that more than 600,000 visitors to the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in 2012 spent almost $17 million in communities near the park.  That spending supported 213 jobs in the local area in addition to the jobs held by park employees. Complete Story

 

Web Exclusive:  Updated Petition List for August Election

 

            Huntsville, TN (2014-02-28) According to Scott County Administrator of Elections Gabe Krahn, the following is the most up-to-date list of potential candidates for August General Election. List

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal: Candle with care

 

Nashville, TN (2014-02-26) Decorative and fragranced candles are a popular piece of décor in many homes, but they are also a major concern for fire service professionals and other safety organizations. When used improperly, candles may cause significant loss of life, property, and/or cause substantial injuries. The State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind Tennesseans to use candles with care. Complete Story

 

Veterans Outpatient Clinic Set to Open in Harriman in March

 

Harriman, TN (2014-02-25) The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the opening of its outpatient clinic in Harriman.  The new clinic will begin seeing patients in March. Complete Story

 

Fritschi to Retire on March 31 from NPS

 

Oneida, TN (2014-02-25) On March 31, 2014, Sherry Fritschi, a 19-year federal employee who has worked at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area since 2000, will retire from her position as an Interpretive Park Ranger.   Sherry worked in both Kentucky at both Blue Heron in Kentucky and Bandy Creek in Tennessee. Complete Story

 

Medic Blood Drives Scheduled Locally

 

Knoxville, TN (2014-02-25) Medic Regional Blood Center hopes with spring being on the horizon that’s good news for the community’s blood supply. Complete Story

 

Retailers Cited for Selling Alcohol to Minors

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-02-24) Eleven local establishments that sell alcohol were cited in a recent operation conducted by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission.  The compliance check, which was sponsored by the S.T.A.N.D. coalition, saw 40 percent of those businesses checked fail. Complete Story

 

Oneida Water Department Looking Toward Improving Infrastructure

 

Oneida, TN (2014-02-20) After working to stabilize its financially beleaguered water department, the Town of Oneida is looking toward making improvements to streamline its operations and reduce its operating costs. Complete Story

 

Ordinances Would Regulate Alcohol Manufacturing Locally

 

Oneida, TN (2014-02-20) Recent action by the Town of Oneida would strictly regulate the manufacture of any alcoholic beverages inside the municipality. Complete Story

 

Program would emulate the effects of Drunk Driving

 

Oneida, TN (2014-02-20) A program planned by the Oneida Police Department would emulate the effects of drunk driving for teenagers.  The program is funded through a grant from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. Complete Story

 

Bandy Creek Pool to Open this Summer

 

Oneida, TN (2014-02-20) After being closed last season, park officials state the Bandy Creek Pool will open this summer.  While it will be open, the days of operation have been curtailed. Complete Story

 

Walker Tapped As County Emergency Management Agency Head

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-02-18) Wendy Walker has been named as the new Director of the Scott County Emergency Management Agency. Her tenure will begin in a few weeks. Complete Story

 

Commission Establishes Audit Committee For Scott County

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-02-18) In an attempt to increase transparency and internal control concerning county finances, the Scott County Commission has established a three-member Audit Committee. Complete Story

 

State Provides Guidelines for Creation of Adventure Tourism District

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-02-18) The state of Tennessee has provided guidelines for the creation of an adventure tourism district within Scott County. The guidelines focus largely on tax credits for job creation, but gave local communities little guidance on the establishment of the district itself. Complete Story

 

Dispute over Movie Leads to Stabbing

 

Oneida, TN (2014-02-18) An Oneida man is facing aggravated assault charges following an alleged stabbing early Tuesday morning.  The altercation reportedly stemmed from a dispute over a movie. Complete Story

 

Pair Files Petitions to run for Sheriff in August 2014

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-02-14) The office of Sheriff of Scott County became the first contested race for the August 2014 General Election last week, as appointed Sheriff Ronnie Phillips filed paperwork to run for the office. Complete Story

 

County Schools Planning Security Improvements

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-02-13) The Scott County Board of Education has approved a contract to have an architectural firm design security improvements for several of its schools.  Money to pay the cost of developing the planning documents will be provided through Safe Schools grant. Complete Story

 

Federal Unemployment Expiration Ends Need for Weekly Certifications

 

Nashville, TN (2014-02-14) The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development is instructing more than 18,000 Tennesseans whose federal benefits expired in January 2014 to discontinue weekly unemployment certifications. The department had asked claimants to continue weekly certifications through mid-February in the event Congress extended federal unemployment benefits called Emergency Unemployment Compensation or EUC. Complete Story

 

State Fire Marshal Encourages Parents to Teach Fire Safety

 

Nashville, TN (2014-02-14) Every day, Americans experience the tragedy of a residential fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 3,500 Americans die and approximately 18,300 are injured annually in fires. One of the primary causes of residential fire deaths and injuries for children under 10 is playing with a heat source, which includes lighters and matches. Complete Story

 

Lowe / Yancey Named “Students of the Month”

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-02-13) The Scott County Board of Education honored two outstanding students Thursday night, naming them the district’s “Students of the Month”. Complete Story

 

County “Teachers of the Year” Named

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-02-13) The Scott County School System has announced the building level recipients of the “Teacher of the Year” award for 2013-2014 academic year.  Once selected, district level winners will compete in the statewide competition. Complete Story

 

“Operation Pendulum” Nabs 27; Others Sought in Countywide Drug Operation

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-02-06) A months long drug operation that targeted prescription pill abuse has resulted in the arrest of twenty seven persons.  Another 14 persons are still being sought by authorities.  The latest local effort to rid the community of illegal drugs was dedicated to the lifework of former Sheriff Mike Cross. Complete Story

 

Tennessee Electronic Library Now Offers Test Preparation Resources

 

Nashville, TN (2014-02-05) The Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) now includes the latest version of LearningExpress Library, an online test preparation resource for academic and career development. Complete Story

 

Huntsville Home Goes Up in Flames

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-02-04) An early morning fire consumed a Huntsville home Tuesday morning. Complete Story

 

Growth of Petition List Slows

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-02-03) Following the euphoria of the first days of filing window for the August State Primary and General Election, the number of petitions issued and returned last week slowed. Complete Story

 

New Trails Volunteer Program Unveiled at the Big South Fork

 

Oneida, TN (2014-02-03) The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area has started a new volunteer activity called the Trail Keepers program for people who love the park’s trails and want to help take care of them.  The goal of the program is to provide an extended presence in the backcountry and at the same time provide the Big South Fork’s staff with information on trail conditions and issues. Complete Story

 

Resolution Supporting Restriction on Ephedrine Sales Passes Committee

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-02-03) A resolution supporting action by the Tennessee Legislature on the regulation of the sale of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine was accepted by the Intergovernmental Committee Monday night. Complete Story

 

County Considers Creation Of Audit Committee

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-02-03) The Community Development Committee of the Scott County Commission recommended the creation of an Audit Committee for oversight on financial requirements and ethics. The Committee, while not a mandate by the State Comptroller’s Office, would fulfill a requirement of the Three-Star Community program beginning next year. Complete Story

 

Scott County Pair Charged with Vandalizing Oneida Home

 

Oneida, TN (2014-02-03) Two Scott County women have been charged with allegedly vandalizing an Oneida home. Complete Story

 

Fire Destroys Oneida Residence

 

Oneida, TN (2014-01-31) A three alarm fire completely destroyed an Oneida home early Thursday morning. Complete Story

 

County Unemployment Rate Unchanged in December

 

Nashville, TN (2014-01-30) The unemployment rate in Scott County was unchanged over the month.  The local jobless rate in December was 15.6 percent. Complete Story

 

Yager Lauds Haslam for Appointing Task Force to Study Education Funding

 

Nashville, TN (2014-01-29) Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced the creation of a task force to study the Basic Education Program (BEP), which is the state’s funding formula for K-12 schools. State Senator Ken Yager (12th District) lauded Haslam for evaluating the current BEP model. Complete Story

 

Robbins Man Arrested Locally for Indiana Theft

 

Oneida, TN (2014-01-28) A Robbins man was arrested last Friday by the Oneida Police Department following an investigation into the discovery of electronics that were allegedly stolen in Indiana. Complete Story

 

1099-G Forms Provided Online and Mailed to Claimants

 

Nashville, TN (2014-01-28) Recipients of Tennessee unemployment benefits during 2013 can now access the information they need for income tax purposes from the state Department of Labor & Workforce Development. Complete Story

 

Carbon Monoxide: A Cold Winter Threat

 

Nashville, TN (2014-01-28) To keep warm air in and cold air out in winter months, most of us strive to keep every door and window tightly closed. While that may help reduce heating bills, it may also increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Complete Story

 

Candidate List for Countywide Races Grows

 

            Huntsville, TN (2014-01-27) While it’s still early in the qualifying period for the August General Election, the list of potential candidates continued to increase last week, including hopefuls for County Mayor and Sheriff.  Deadline for picking up and returning qualifying petition isn’t until April 3, 2014. Complete Story

 

TVA Readies for Cold Temperatures; You Can Help

 

Knoxville, TN (2014-01-23) Frigid temperatures are causing high demand for electricity across the Southeastern United States. As a result, the Tennessee Valley Authority is asking all electric power consumers, including residential, commercial and industrial customers, to voluntarily reduce their use of electricity until Friday afternoon. Complete Story

 

Consumer Affairs Reminds Tennesseans to be Wary of Common Scams in 2014

 

Nashville, TN (2014-01-23) Scam artists support a multi-billion dollar business in the United States and every year, thousands of consumers lose their hard-earned money to these thieves. Complete Story

 

HOPE Counting on Community to Help Homeless

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-01-22) Housing and People Enterprises (HOPE), an affiliate of Scott Appalachian Industries, is seeking help from the community to document the homeless population in Scott and Morgan County.  The local organization in cooperation with the Upper Cumberland Continuum of Care will be participating in the Homeless Point-In-Time Count in late January. Complete Story

 

Phillips Appointed Sheriff

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-01-21) The Scott County Commission appointed Ronnie Phillips to fill the remaining term in the office of Scott County Sheriff, following the untimely passing of Sheriff Mike Cross. Phillips will fill the position until the next general election in August of 2014. Complete Story

 

Thief Caught in the Act Attempting to Steal from the Elderly

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-01-20) A Helenwood man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly stole money from an elderly Huntsville woman on Friday.  The suspect was caught in the act by a criminal interdiction team from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, who were in the area conducting an operation. Complete Story

 

Lady Bears, Rebels Claim County Basketball Titles

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-01-18) The Huntsville Lady Bears and Fairview Rebels each took home County Tournament Championship honors Saturday night at Scott High School. Complete Story

 

Thirteen Pick-Up Qualifying Petitions Over the Week

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-01-17) The list of potential candidates for the August General Election continued to grow during the second week of the qualifying period, as thirteen people picked up qualifying petitions.  Candidates will have until April 3, 2014 to return them. Complete Story

 

Scott County Health Department Offers FREE Flu Vaccine

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-01-15) Flu season is here, with seasonal influenza cases now reported across Tennessee. The Scott County Health Department is working to protect the entire community by providing free flu vaccinations to area residents until vaccine supplies are depleted. Complete Story

 

East Tennessee Region Emergency Preparedness Program Protects Scott County from Emergencies and Disasters

 

Knoxville, TN (2014-01-15) The East Tennnessee Region Emergency Preparedness Program has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials for its ability to plan for, respond to and recover from public health emergencies. Complete Story

 

State Fire Marshal: Are you using portable heaters safely?

 

Nashville, TN (2014-01-15) According to the U.S. Fire Administration, an estimated 900 portable heater fires in homes are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 70 deaths, 150 injuries and $53 million in property loss. Complete Story

 

Blood Drive Scheduled at Pioneer Community Hospital

 

Oneida, TN (2014-01-13) January is a great month for setting goals and resolutions for life improvement. How about improving someone else’s life? Medic Regional Blood Center encourages the community to add blood donation to their resolution list and try and donate at least four times this year. Complete Story

 

Four Arrested in Enforcement Surge

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-01-13) An eight-hour criminal interdiction saturation by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department last week resulted in the arrest of four persons, charges against two others, and the confiscation of a variety of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Complete Story

 

Scott County Duo Booked on Burglary Charges

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-01-13) Two Scott County men have been booked on burglary and other charges after an alert officer found the duo’s vehicle parked off the shoulder of the road in the Scenic Hills area. Complete Story

 

Potential Candidate Pool Increases after First Week of Qualifying Period

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-01-10) The first full week of the qualifying period for the August 2014 General Election brought more potential candidates to the table, including most incumbents. Complete Story

 

State of Tennessee Observes “Radon Action Month”

 

Nashville, TN (2014-01-10) January is “Radon Action Month” and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is educating Tennesseans about the dangers of radon exposure, encouraging actions to identify and to address radon problems in the home. Complete Story

 

Incumbents Pick Up Petitions for August Election

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-01-07) As of Tuesday, eighteen persons had picked up qualifying petitions for the August General Election.  Of those, all but two were current office holders. Complete Story

 

Pelc to be Featured Guest at Memories of Obed Program

 

Wartburg, TN (2014-01-07) The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be hosting another “Memories of the Obed” program on Saturday, January 11, 2014.  This month’s program will feature a long time park neighbor who share his unique river-related memories of growing up in the area. Complete Story

 

Oneida Special School District To Seek Tax Levy Increase

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-01-06) The Oneida Special School District (OSSD), facing a large shortfall in projected Debt Service tax revenue, will seek approval from the State Legislature for a mid-year tax levy increase. If approved, the immediate impact on taxpayers could be as high as 18.5 cents per $100 of assessed property value. Complete Story

 

Fire Destroys Oneida Home

 

Oneida, TN (2014-01-02) Firefighters braved bitterly cold conditions, including blustery winds that fueled flames and push wind chill temperatures into the teens to battle a four alarm fire that destroyed an Oneida home Thursday afternoon. Complete Story

 

Steam Train to return in Oneida in the Spring

 

Chattanooga, TN (2014-01-02) After a tremendously successful Fall run in early November, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum has announced it will offer another steam train excursion into the mountains of east Tennessee in early Spring.  The planned excursion will take visitors from its Grand Junction depot in Chattanooga to Oneida. Complete Story

 

"Emma" and "William" Hold on to Top Spots as Tennessee's Most Popular Baby Names for 2013

 

Nashville, TN (2014-01-02) Tennessee’s modern tradition for the top names for new babies continued in 2013, with Emma and William taking the number one spots for a third consecutive year as the most popular names given by new Tennessee parents. Complete Story

 

Tennessee Traffic Fatalities Down in 2013

 

Nashville, TN (2014-01-02) The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced preliminary figures indicating the state has recorded 988 traffic fatalities in 2013. That’s a 2.7 percent decrease in vehicular deaths on Tennessee roadways last year compared to 2012, when there were 1,015 traffic fatalities. The 2013 traffic fatality numbers include vehicular deaths reported by all Tennessee law enforcement agencies. Complete Story

 

Be Prepared for Winter Driving

 

Nashville, TN (2014-01-02) A new round of winter weather is moving into Tennessee as many residents are still returning home from holiday visits or getting back into work routines. Complete Story

 

 

April 2014

 

2014-04-21 Commission Authorizes Bond Issue To Refinance Debt

2014-04-21 Sewer Transfer Comes To Grinding Halt

2014-04-21 Couple Faces Multiple Drug Charges following Traffic Stop

2014-04-21 April 26 Junior Ranger Day in Big South Fork

2014-04-21 Spring Planting Festival to be held April 26 at Big South Fork

2014-04-17 City Council Discusses Tanker for Fire Department

2014-04-17 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Drops for Seventh Consecutive Month

2014-04-17 Duncan:  Learning and Applying the Law

2014-04-16 Six Arrested on Drug Charges following Traffic Stop

2014-04-16 Nancy Swain Watters Memorial Walk Set for April 25

2014-04-14 Southern Railway 50-Year Steam Anniversary Special Coming to Oneida

2014-04-09 BSF Increases Fee Rate for Bandy Creek Group Camps

2014-04-08 Bill to extend useful life of school buses passes Legislature

2014-04-07 Huntsville Requests Transfer Of Remaining County Sewer System

2014-04-07 OSSD tax adjustment bill sent to Governor

2014-04-07 Six arrested following residential drug operations

2014-04-04 Oneida Bypass Remains on TDOT Three-Year Program Schedule

2014-04-03 Oneida Schools Outsources Janitorial Services

2014-04-03 Candidate Field Set for August General Election

2014-04-02 State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Caution with Outdoor Burning

 

March 2014

 

2013-03-31 Vivian Smith Countywide Cleanup Set for Saturday

2013-03-31 Father and Son Arrested for Burglarizing Neighbors Property

2014-03-28 Web Exclusive:  Updated Petition List for August Election

2014-03-27 County Jobless Rate Down Slightly in February; Labor Force Continues Downward Trend

2014-03-26 Be Prepared: Home escape plans save lives!

2014-03-25 Spring Prescribed Fires to Begin in Big South Fork

2014-03-24 BSF Vintage Train Fest in Oneida on Sunday

2014-03-24 State Fire Marshal Urges Caution with Home Medical Oxygen

2014-03-23 Pioneer Man Resists Arrest for Petty Theft

2014-03-22 Winfield Couple Booked on Multiple Drug Charges

2014-03-21 Web Exclusive:  Updated Petition List for August Election

2014-03-20 Tennessee’s February Unemployment Rate Decreases to 6.9 Percent

2014-03-20 Affordable Care Act Compliant Insurance May Be Challenging to Find after Open Enrollment

2014-03-20 Senator Yager reiterates his commitment to seek equality in funding for rural school systems

2014-03-20 Share Your Big South Fork Heritage for the Ages

2014-03-18 Pine Creek Watershed Dam Study Underway

2014-03-18 Vending Machine Bandit Caught in the Act

2014-03-17 County Authorizes Adventure Tourism District; Forms Committee

2014-03-17 Commission Fills Roster Of New Audit Committee

2014-03-17 BSF to Staff Information Centers in Rugby, Stearns this Summer

2014-03-17 Brewster Bridge Area Clean Up on Saturday, March 22

2014-03-13 Local Jobless Rate Edges Up Slightly in January

2014-03-12 Career Coach / Clinton Industry Coming to Local Career Center

2014-03-11 Crossville Man Charged with Rape Locally

2014-03-11 Winfield Pair Charged with Peddling Pot

2014-03-11 Highland Communications warns of scam

2014-03-10 First National Bank Announces Promotions

2014-03-10 TWRA Hunter Education Class Scheduled

2014-03-10 TWF's Hunters for the Hungry Provides One Million Pounds of Venison

2014-03-07 Bank of McCreary County and First Trust and Savings Bank Announce Merger, United Cumberland Bank New Name

2014-03-06 January Unemployment Rate Decreases to 7.2 Percent

2014-03-06 State Fire Marshal: Check your smoke alarms when you change your clocks!

2014-03-06 Swain recipient of Philanthropy Award; Reception Planned

2014-03-06 Senate Transportation Committee approves legislation to help repair Tennessee bridges

2014-03-04 Tourism to the BSF Creates $17 Million in Economic Benefit

 

February 2014

 

2014-02-28 Web Exclusive: Updated Petition List for August Election

2014-02-26 Tennessee State Fire Marshal: Candle with care

2014-02-25 Veterans Outpatient Clinic Set to Open in Harriman in March

2014-02-25 Fritschi to Retire on March 31 from NPS

2014-02-25 Medic Blood Drives Scheduled Locally

2014-02-24 Retailers Cited for Selling Alcohol to Minors

2014-02-20 Oneida Water Department Looking Toward Improving Infrastructure

2014-02-20 Ordinances Would Regulate Alcohol Manufacturing Locally

2014-02-20 Program would emulate the effects of Drunk Driving

2014-02-20 Bandy Creek Pool to Open this Summer

2014-02-18 Walker Tapped As County Emergency Management Agency Head

2014-02-18 Commission Establishes Audit Committee For Scott County

2014-02-18 State Provides Guidelines for Creation of Adventure Tourism District

2014-02-18 Dispute over Movie Leads to Stabbing

2014-02-14 Pair Files Petitions to run for Sheriff in August 2014

2014-02-14 County Schools Planning Security Improvements

2014-02-14 Federal Unemployment Expiration Ends Need for Weekly Certifications

2014-02-14 State Fire Marshal Encourages Parents to Teach Fire Safety

2014-02-13 Lowe / Yancey Named “Students of the Month”

2014-02-13 County “Teachers of the Year” Named

2014-02-07 “Operation Pendulum” Nabs 27; Others Sought in Countywide Drug Operation

2014-02-04 Huntsville Home Goes Up in Flames

2014-02-03 Growth of Petition List Slows

2014-02-03 New Trails Volunteer Program Unveiled at the Big South Fork

2014-02-03 Resolution Supporting Restriction on Ephedrine Sales Passes Committee

2014-02-03 County Considers Creation Of Audit Committee

2014-02-03 Scott County Pair Charged with Vandalizing Oneida Home

 

January 2014

 

2014-01-31 Fire Destroys Oneida Residence

2014-01-30 County Unemployment Rate Unchanged in December

2014-01-29 Yager Lauds Haslam for Appointing Task Force to Study Education Funding

2014-01-28 Robbins Man Arrested Locally for Indiana Theft

2014-01-28 1099-G Forms Provided Online and Mailed to Claimants

2014-01-28 Carbon Monoxide: A Cold Winter Threat

2014-01-27 Candidate List For countywide Races Grows

2014-01-23 TVA Readies for Cold Temperatures; You Can Help

2014-01-23 Consumer Affairs Reminds Tennesseans to be Wary of Common Scams in 2014

2014-01-22 HOPE Counting on Community to Help Homeless

2014-01-21 Phillips Appointed Sheriff

2014-01-20 Thief Caught in the Act Attempting to Steal from the Elderly

2014-01-18 Lady Bears, Rebels Claim County Basketball Titles

2014-01-17 Thirteen Pick-Up Qualifying Petitions Over the Week

2014-01-15 Scott County Health Department Offers FREE Flu Vaccine

2014-01-15 East Tennessee Region Emergency Preparedness Program Protects Scott County from Emergencies and Disasters

2014-01-15 State Fire Marshal: Are you using portable heaters safely?

2014-01-13 Blood Drive Scheduled at Pioneer Community Hospital

2014-01-13 Four Arrested in Enforcement Surge

2014-01-13 Scott County Duo Booked on Burglary Charges

2014-01-10 Potential Candidate Pool Increases after First Week of Qualifying Period

2014-01-10 State of Tennessee Observes “Radon Action Month”

2014-01-07 Incumbents Pick Up Petitions for August Election

2014-01-07 Pelc to be Featured Guest at Memories of Obed Program

2014-01-06 Oneida Special School District To Seek Tax Levy Increase

2014-01-02 Fire Destroys Oneida Home

2014-01-02 Steam Train to return in Oneida in the Spring

2014-01-02 "Emma" and "William" Hold on to Top Spots as Tennessee's Most Popular Baby Names for 2013

2014-01-02 Tennessee Traffic Fatalities Down in 2013

2014-01-02 Be Prepared for Winter Driving

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