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Scott County unemployment rate sheds dubious honor after nearly 5 years

 

Nashville, TN (2013-03-26) After 59 consecutive months as the highest in the state, the unemployment rate in Scott County was eclipsed in January, after falling 1.6 percentage points.  Clay County, which experienced a 1.1 percentage point drop in February, took over the dubious honor. Complete Story

 

TCAT Hosting Open House to Encourage Adults to Sign Up for Tennessee Reconnect

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-03-24) Tennessee College of Applied Technology- Oneida/Huntsville will host an open house from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28,  for area adults  to sign up for the Tennessee Reconnect grant, a new program that allows Tennesseans to attend a technical college tuition free. Complete Story

 

Sheriff’s Department Seeks Assistance In Locating Suspect

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-03-23) The Scott County Sheriffs Department is actively searching for a suspect accused of robbing a convenience store here at gunpoint late Friday evening. Complete Story

 

Yager to Hold Scott County Town Hall Meeting

 

Nashville, TN (2015-03-20) State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) today announced that he has scheduled a Scott County Town Hall Meeting in order to meet with local citizens and hear their concerns regarding issues before the State Legislature this session. Complete Story

 

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for February Decreased To 6.6%

 

Nashville, TN (2015-03-19) Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for February was 6.6 percent, one-tenths of one percentage point lower than the January revised rate of 6.7 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for February was 5.5 percent, down two-tenths of one percentage point from the prior month. Complete Story


Commission Approves Contract Changes with Hospital Operator

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-03-16) The Scott County Commission has agreed to a revision in the county’s asset purchase agreement with operators of the local hospital to allow the healthcare company to leverage the real estate to make improvements to the structure. Complete Story

 

TEMA:  $1.5 Million Storm Damage Locally

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-03-16) According to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, Scott County sustained more than $1.5 million in damage to public infrastructure during the recent winter storm(s).  Across the Cumberland Plateau, more than $40 million in damage has been reported. Complete Story

 

Scott County unemployment rate statistically increases in January

 

Nashville, TN (2013-03-12) The unemployment rate in Scott County statistically climbed 1.1 percent in January, after the state drastically revised its December numbers downward.  With all the changes, Scott County nearly handed off its dubious first place honor of having the highest unemployment rate to Clay County which experienced a 2.7 percent increase.  Sevier County experienced the highest jump in joblessness over the month, climbing 4.3 percent to 10.9 percent. Complete Story

 

Yager: TDOT Allots $64 million for U.S. 27 Improvements

 

Nashville, TN (2015-03-12) Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) said today the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has awarded a $62 million bid to begin the first phase of a two-phase project to four-lane U.S. 27, which upon completion will extend to Wartburg, Tennessee.   The project will get underway with a ground breaking ceremony scheduled for March 20, 2015. Complete Story

 

Investigation of Road Department Leads to Audit Findings

 

Nashville, TN (2015-03-09) The outcome of an investigation into the operations of the Scott County Road Department has resulted in a number of findings by the Comptroller of the Treasury, which were detailed in the annual county audit recently completed for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. Complete Story

 

Hike Rugby! Event Saturday

 

Rugby, TN (2015-03-09) On Saturday, March 14, 2015 the Friends of the Rugby State Natural Area and Historic Rugby Inc. kick off the 2015 season with an opportunity to see beyond the buildings in the National Register Historic District of Rugby. Complete Story

 

Pioneer Whitewater Paddlers to speak at Obed Program

 

Wartburg, TN (2015-03-09) The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be hosting another Memories of the Obed program on Saturday, March 14, at 2:00 p.m. (ET).  This free program will be held inside the Obed Visitor Center, located at 208 North Maiden Street in downtown Wartburg. Complete Story

 

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for January Increased to 6.7%

 

Nashville, TN (2015-03-05) Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for January was 6.7 percent, one-tenth of one percentage point higher than the December revised rate of 6.6 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for January was 5.7 percent, also gaining one-tenth of one percentage point from the prior month. Complete Story

 

Pioneer couple charged with Haley’s Law following drug arrest

 

Pioneer, TN (2015-03-03) A Pioneer couple arrested for drug possession has been charged with violation of Haley’s Law after authorities found drug paraphernalia within reach of a two-year old toddler. Complete Story

 

20 Suspects Rounded Up in Drug Operations; 21 More Sought

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-03-04) In just one day, the Scott County Sheriff’s Department served arrest warrants on twenty suspected drug dealers and parole violators in the culmination of a department-led drug operation.  While authorities had a successful first day, twenty-one others are still being sought. Complete Story

 

State Issues New Driver License Due to Printing Error

 

Nashville, TN (2015-03-03) The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced that it had re-issued new permanent driver licenses or photo ID cards to citizens who recently received a card with incorrect content due to a printing error. Complete Story

 

Hunter Education Class Scheduled

 

Oneida, TN (2015-03-03) Persons interested in becoming certified in Hunter Education need to register now for a class to be held March 16-20, 2015 in Oneida. Complete Story

 

Commission Subcommittee Approves Hospital Request to Leverage Facility for Building Improvements

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-03-02) The Community Development Committee of the Scott County Commission has approved a request from the operators of the local hospital to allow the private company to use the facility for collateral to finance nearly $500,000 in improvements to the aging structure.  If approved by the full Commission, the State of Tennessee may have to weigh-in on the issue before the final transaction can occur. Complete Story

 

Annual Cumberland Trail Work Day Rescheduled for March 21

 

Wartburg, TN (2015-03-02) Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning (TCWP) and Obed Wild and Scenic River will be hosting the annual Cumberland Trail work day on Saturday, March 21. Complete Story

 

Cemetery Visit Assistance Offered by Big South Fork

 

Oneida, TN (2015-02-26) The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will provide assistance on Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, 2015, for family members who wish to visit remote cemeteries and do minor clean-up of graves of their relatives. Complete Story

 

BSF Ranger Receives Southeast Region’s Harry Yount Award

 

Oneida, TN (2015-02-26) Law Enforcement Ranger Noel Mays of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is the Southeast Region’s 2014 Harry Yount Award recipient. Complete Story

 

Scott County’s second Small Business Saturday is March 7

 

Oneida, TN (2015-02-26) The Scott County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its second Small Business Saturday on March 7, 2015. Complete Story

 

TDCI: Consumers Beware Price Gouging After Winter Storm

 

Nashville, TN (2015-02-25) The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is cautioning consumers to be alert to potential price gouging following February’s deadly winter ice storms that swept across Tennessee. Complete Story

 

State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Homeowners to Practice Good Kitchen Safety This Winter

 

Nashville, TN (2015-02-25) As Tennesseans spend even more time indoors during February’s winter weather emergency, the State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents to take extra care while inside, especially in the kitchen. Complete Story

 

Cross Appointed Medical Examiner

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-02-23) Oneida physician and County Commissioner Trent Cross has been named the county’s new medical examiner.  Cross will replace the late Dr. Maxwell Huff, who passed away in January. Complete Story

 

County Commission Votes Down Amusement Tax

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-02-23) The on again, off again discussion about the implementation of an amusement tax in Scott County has officially failed to garner enough local support to be forwarded to the state legislature for action.  In a split decision, the Scott County Commission has voted down the proposed tax, which would have tacked on up to a 10% premium on many recreational and entertainment opportunities in the county. Complete Story

 

Conditions Improving for Most Residents

 

Oneida, TN (2015-02-24) Three days after a major winter storm wreaked havoc on Scott and surrounding counties, life is slowly returning to normal for most residents of the area.  At daybreak on Tuesday, some 235 customers of Plateau Electric Cooperative in Scott and Morgan Counties were without power; a stark contrast to the nearly 4,000 customers that were without power in the wake of Saturday’s storm. Complete Story

 

400 PEC Customers Remain Without Power

 

            Oneida, TN (2015-02-22) As the sun set Sunday night, some 400 Scott County customers of Plateau Electric Cooperative remained without power.  Most of the still affected reside in the Robbins and Elgin communities; however, sporadic outages can be found throughout the cooperative’s Scott County Service area. Complete Story

 

Fire Destroys Leatherwood Road Home

 

Oneida, TN (2015-02-19) A three-alarm blaze consumed a Leatherwood Road home Thursday afternoon. Complete Story

 

Portable Heater Safety Is Crucial During Winter Storm

 

Nashville, TN (2015-02-19) As sub-zero temperatures continue to linger across Tennessee for the remainder of the week, the State Fire Marshal’s Office urges residents to stay safe when using portable heaters to keep warm. Complete Story

 

TDCI: A consumer primer about weather-related claims

 

Nashville, TN (2015-02-18) With sub-zero temperatures and snow across Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) wants consumers to know what to do in case of home or automobile damage as a result of the February winter storm. The following are some guidelines to help consumers deal with a property damage claim or automobile accident. Complete Story

 

State Fire Marshal’s Office: Take Fire Safety Seriously During Winter Storm

 

Nashville, TN (2015-02-18) As winter tightens its grip on the Volunteer State this week with hazardous sub-zero temperatures, the State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds Tennesseans how crucial it is to keep fire safety in mind as weather conditions worsen. Complete Story

 

TVA:  Record Power Demand Expected Thursday Morning

 

Knoxville, TN (2015-02-18) With the coldest temperature in more than a year expected to arrive overnight Wednesday, the Tennessee Valley Authority and Plateau Electric Cooperative are working to ensure the availability of safe and reliable electricity.  TVA expects a record demand for power Thursday morning. Complete Story

 

Scott County EMA: Be prepared for severe weather

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-02-15) This time of year is a perfect occasion to Be a Force of Nature and Scott County Emergency Management Agency is proud to be promoting severe weather preparedness week. Complete Story

 

York Named “Student of the Month” at Scott High

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-02-12) An 18-year-old Scott High School student who has been called exemplary by the school administration has been named the Scott County Chamber of Commerce/STAND Student of the Month. Complete Story

 

Early Release Days Approved for County Students

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-02-12) Students in the Scott County Schools will have a couple of short days in the near future, as the Scott County Board of Education has approved a pair of development days for school staff and administrators that will lead to early dismissal of classes. Complete Story

 

County “Teachers of the Year” Announced

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-02-12) The Scott County School System has announced its annual Teachers of the Year.  Instructors from each school, along with three district-wide recipients were honored Thursday night in Huntsville. Complete Story

 

Road Department Subject of Comptroller Investigation

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-02-09) The Scott County Road Department is reportedly the subject of an investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury.  The nature of the inquiry has not been revealed. Complete Story

 

Potter:  Huntsville wants to be included in recreation tax levy proposal

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-02-09) The Town of Huntsville has informally requested to be added to a proposed resolution requesting a private act to create a recreation tax in Scott County. Complete Story

 

Close to 165,000 Deer Harvested During 2014-15 Seasons

 

Nashville, TN (2015-02-09) Close to 165,000 deer were harvested in Tennessee during the recently completed 2014-15 seasons according to data gathered by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Complete Story

 

Stay Warm This Winter with the Right Firewood

 

Nashville, TN (2015-02-09) Burning firewood is a good option to keep your home warm through the winter months. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture advises consumers to consider the type of wood, its origin and quantity before making that purchase. Complete Story

 

Local Extension Office offering new ways to keep informed of upcoming programs

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-02-05) The Scott County Extension Office, a cooperative program of Scott County Government, University of Tennessee and Tennessee State University, offers a variety of agricultural, community and economic development, youth development and family and consumer sciences programs throughout the year. Complete Story

 

Trio booked on drug charges following traffic stop

 

Oneida, TN (2015-02-04) Three people have been arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop last week in south Oneida. Complete Story

 

More Jobs coming to Scott County?

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-02-02) Up to 150 jobs may come to Scott County over the next five years, as one local industry poises for future expansion. Complete Story

 

Five-Percent Amusement Tax Proposed on County Events

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-02-02) Although most thought passage of an amusement tax on activities in Scott County was a dead issue for the current legislative session, a special session on healthcare expansion may have given new life to the proposal. Complete Story

 

OSSD Bus Driver Dies One Week after Suffering Heart Attack

 

Oneida, TN (2015-01-30) After a week-long struggle, a beloved Oneida Special School District bus driver who had a heart attack while on his morning run has died. Complete Story

 

County Jobless Rate Up In December

 

            Nashville, TN (2015-01-29) The unemployment rate in Scott County edged up for the second consecutive month in December, climbing more than half a percentage point.  Scott County continues to have the state’s highest unemployment rate, an unfortunate reality for the last 57 consecutive months. Complete Story

 

Prominent Oneida Physician Passes Away

 

            Oneida, TN (2015-01-28) A prominent Oneida physician has passed away. Complete Story

 

One Killed; Two Injured In Tractor-Trailer Accident In North Oneida

 

            Oneida, TN (2015-01-24) One person was killed and two injured in a tractor-trailer crash on U.S. 27 in north Oneida early Saturday morning. Complete Story

 

Bus Driver Suffers Heart Attack on Morning Run

 

            Oneida, TN (2015-01-23) An Oneida Special School District school bus driver is reportedly clinging to life after suffered an apparent heart attack early Friday morning, as he picked up kids for school. Three children on the bus have been credited with helping save the driver’s life. Complete Story

 

Conservation Group Purchases Land at Obed Wild and Scenic River

 

Wartburg, TN (2015-01-23) Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning (TCWP) recently purchased two tracts of land within the boundaries of the Obed Wild and Scenic River using a grant from the State of Tennessee.  One 90-acre tract is located on the Obed River above the mouth of Daddy’s Creek.  The second 24-acre tract is located on Clear Creek below Barnett Bridge.  Both tracts adjoin other Obed park lands and contain prime examples of the remarkable resources that the park was established to preserve. Complete Story

 

OMS Hosts Junior Honor Band Clinic

 

            Oneida, TN (2015-01-23) For the first time in its history, Oneida Middle School will host the Tennessee Secondary Schools Band Association (TSSBA) Junior Honor Band Clinic.  The two-day event begins Friday and will end with a free concert Saturday afternoon. Complete Story

           

Legislation would Legalize ATVs on SR63

 

Nashville, TN (201501-21) State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has introduced legislation that would amend state law to allow the operation of all-terrain vehicles on a section of Baker Highway inside the Town of Huntsville. Complete Story

 

Hotel/Motel Tax Hike Narrowly Rejected by Commission

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-01-20) After a lengthy discussion Tuesday night, the Scott County Commission narrowly rejected a two-fold increase in the county’s hotel/motel tax. Complete Story

 

Homeless Shelter Lease Extension Approved

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-01-20) The Scott County Commission has approved a one-year extension of the lease of the old Capitol Hill School to the Scott County Homeless Shelter.  While similar to the organization’s previous contract, the new agreement included automatic renewal and longer notice of termination clauses. Complete Story

 

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

A Pap Test and a Vaccine may save your life

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-01-20) January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the Scott County Health Department urges women to get recommended screening for cervical cancer in 2015. Cervical cancer is a silent killer that strikes without symptoms or pain until the disease is in the most advanced stage. However, cervical cancer is highly preventable due to the availability of screening tests and the vaccine against Human Papillomavirus. Complete Story

 

Oneida Woman Killed in Single Car Crash on Williams Creek Road

 

Oneida, TN (2015-01-19) An Oneida woman was fatally injured early Monday morning in a single vehicle accident on Williams Creek Road. Complete Story

 

Convenience Store Robbery Suspect Caught in Morgan County

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-01-15) A two week investigation into the armed robbery of a local convenience store ended on Wednesday, as an Oneida man was picked up in Morgan County and charged with the crime. Complete Story

 

Yager elected to East Tennessee Development District Board

 

Nashville, TN (2015-01-15) State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) was recently named to the East Tennessee Development District Association Board (ETDD). Yager was elected by other legislators located in the East Tennessee region to serve on Board. Complete Story

 

Salvation Army “Red Kettle” Campaign Surpasses Goal

 

Oneida, TN (2015-01-12) Despite double-digit unemployment and other hardships, the people of Scott County once again showed their compassion for others by supporting the Red Kettle Campaign of the Scott County Service Unit of The Salvation Army.  This year’s goal was $18,000 but a grand total of $19,783.62 has been collected to date. Complete Story

 

BSF’s Barnes Wins Regional Forest Service Award

 

Oneida, TN (2015-01-12) Ranger Tommy Barnes from the Big South Fork National River and Recreations Area was part of a group of 12 individuals that represented seven state and federal agencies that won the 2014 National Forest Service Region 8 Regional Forester’s Honor Award for “Leading in the Business Environment.” Complete Story

 

Portable Heater Safety is Crucial during Winter’s Coldest Months

 

Nashville, TN (2015-01-09) With temperatures dipping into the teens and single digits, the State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding residents to stay safe when using portable heaters to stay warm. Complete Story

 

State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Safe Generator Use during Winter

 

Nashville, TN (2015-01-09) As winter temperatures plunge across Tennessee, home and business owners may rely on portable generators during occasional power outages to operate their electrical equipment such as heating units, computers, water pumps and lighting. Complete Story

 

Four busted on meth-related charges following pair of traffic stops

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-01-09) After weeks without hearing much about methamphetamine in Scott County, the Scott County Sheriff’s Department has nabbed seven people in less than a week for possession the extremely addictive drug. Complete Story

 

THP Urges Citizens to Prepare for Weather-Related Problems on Roadways

 

Nashville, TN (2015-01-09) The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is urging citizens to prepare for weather-related problems on the roads across the state this winter. Motorists are encouraged to dial *THP (*847) from a mobile phone for state trooper assistance in case of a roadside emergency. Complete Story

 

Scott County Health Department Offers FREE Flu Vaccine

 

Huntsville TN (2015-01-06) 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. Appointments may be made to receive flu vaccine, and are now being scheduled at the clinic. Complete Story

 

TN Highway Traffic Deaths Down in 2014

 

Nashville, TN (2015-01-06) Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer today announced the preliminary number of traffic fatalities in Tennessee last year and the state’s strategic highway safety plan for 2015. The 2014 traffic fatality numbers include vehicular deaths reported by all Tennessee law enforcement agencies. Complete Story

 

Landowners Object to Bridge Closure

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-01-05) A group of landowners voiced their objection to the closure of a bridge over Mill Creek in the Brimstone community Monday night.  The trio claimed the closure would prevent them from having access to their property. Complete Story

 

SCSD Intercepts KY-Bound Meth Shipment

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-01-05) A routine traffic stop for a blown-out license plate lamp resulted in the arrest of three people allegedly involved in trafficking methamphetamine from Georgia to McCreary County, KY. Complete Story

 

Sheriff’s Department searching for robbery suspect

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-01-03) The Scott County Sheriff’s Department continues to search for an armed robbery suspect that knocked off a local convenience store last Tuesday night. Complete Story

 

This Holiday Season, Donate Your Car to the Tennessee Kidney Foundation

 

Nashville, TN (2014-12-29) With the excitement of the holidays, it’s easy to forget that soon it will be the tax man, not Santa, knocking at your door. Complete Story

 

BSF seeking comments on mine drainage remediation

 

Oneida, TN (2014-12-29) The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) are developing an Environmental Assessment for remediation of selected contaminated mine drainage sites in the Kentucky side of the Big South Fork. Complete Story

 

THP “No Refusal” Enforcement Planned for New Year’s Holiday

 

Nashville, TN (2014-12-29) The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a “No Refusal” traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2014 New Year’s Eve holiday period, beginning at 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31 and concluding at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 4. State troopers will perform saturation patrols, seat belt, sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints and bar/tavern checks during the holiday. Complete Story

 

State Fire Marshal: Make Good Fire Safety Habits a New Year’s Tradition

 

Nashville, TN (2014-12-29) When it comes to fireworks and New Year’s celebrations, the State Fire Marshal’s Office wants residents to make good fire safety habits a New Year’s tradition whether at home or out on the town. Complete Story

 

State Fire Marshal: Being alert is key ingredient in holiday safety recipe

 

Nashville, TN (2014-12-23) The State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging cooks across Tennessee to practice good safety habits in the kitchen during the hectic holiday season. Complete Story

 

County Jobless Rate up in November

 

Nashville, TN (2014-12-23) The jobless rate in Scott County edged upward in November, climbing two-thirds of a percentage point.  Over the month, the local economy shed 10 jobs and another 60 joined the ranks of the unemployment.  Scott County still has the highest unemployment rate in the state. Complete Story

 

TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period

 

Nashville, TN (2014-12-22) Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. Complete Story

 

Tennessee Department of Health Warns of Severe Flu Season

 

Nashville, TN (2014-12-22) Tennessee Department of Health surveillance notes a steady increase in influenza activity in Tennessee and warns the 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. TDH urges everyone to protect themselves and their families by getting a flu shot now. Complete Story

 

Help for Tennesseans Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

 

Nashville, TN (2014-12-22) Based on national estimates, thousands of Tennesseans struggle through the cold and dreary winter season with feelings of prolonged sadness. Complete Story

 

Remember the ABCs of Safe Sleep this Holiday season

 

Nashville, TN (2014-12-22) Putting your baby to sleep using the ABCs of Safe Sleep saves lives. The Tennessee Department of Health urges parents to remember it’s very important to make sure family and friends follow these simple steps while visiting during the holidays:  Babies sleep safest Alone, on their Backs and in a Crib. Complete Story

 

State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Fire Safety for Christmas Trees

 

Nashville, TN (2014-12-19) The State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding Tennesseans with natural, fresh-cut Christmas trees to keep them in water because of the fire risk posed when they are allowed to dry out. Complete Story

 

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for November Decreased to 6.8%

 

Nashville, TN (2014-12-18) Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for November was 6.8 percent, three tenths of one percentage point lower than the October revised rate of 7.1 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for November was 5.8 percent, unchanged from the prior month. Complete Story

 

Scott County Awarded Used Motor Oil Collection Grant

 

Nashville, TN (2014-12-16) The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Solid and Waste Management recently announced approximately $400,600 in Used Motor Oil Collection Grants for FY 2015.  Scott County is one of the recipients. Complete Story

 

Commission Votes To Remove Dilapidated Bridge From Inventory

 

            Huntsville, TN (2014-12-15) The Scott County Commission has voted to decommission an old bridge on Lone Mountain Road to avoid having to replace the dilapidated structure.  The closure should have a limited impact on citizens. Complete Story

 

Commission Reinstates Sick Leave Sharing Policy

 

            Huntsville, TN (2014-12-15) After learning last month its unwritten policy of allowing employees to share their accrued unused sick days with fellow employees had no legal standing, the county suspended the long-accepted practice.  Monday night, the Commission reinstated the practice on a limited basis. Complete Story

 

Brooks honored for exemplary service

 

Elkhart, IN (2014-12-15) CWRV Transport, exclusive RV delivery service for Camping World stores the nation-over, celebrated its first anniversary Monday December 1, 2014 in Elkhart, IN.  During the event, the company honored Scott County resident, and company driver Harold Brooks for his service to the national startup. Complete Story

 

Hog Hunting Season open at the Big South Fork and Obed WSR

 

Oneida, TN (2014-12-10) Hog hunting season is open inside the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  Hunters must purchase a permit to participate. Complete Story

 

Huntsville Manor’s new wing offers short-term rehab services

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-12-09) Huntsville Manor Nursing Home and Rehab has announced a major remodel that will provide private suites for people recuperating from short term illnesses and disabilities. Complete Story

 

Bakaletz, BSF Wildlife Biologist to retire

 

Oneida, TN (2014-12-09) Steve Bakaletz, longtime Wildlife Biologist at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (NRRA) and Obed Wild and Scenic River (WSR), will be retiring at the end of December 2014. Complete Story

 

JDS Technologies Takes Home Top Honors from Annual Christmas Parade

 

Oneida, TN (2014-12-07) Hundreds of people lined Alberta Street Sunday afternoon to enjoy the splendor of the season and watch the 66th Annual Scott County Christmas Parade presented by the Scott County Chamber of Commerce.  For the second year-in-a-row, the Judges’ Choice award was taken home by JDS Technologies, Inc. Complete Story

 

Obed Short Film Wins National Award

 

Wartburg, TN (2014-12-05) A short film highlighting the beauty of the Obed Wild and Scenic River has earned a national award. Complete Story

 

Cyber-Safe Shopping Tips for Holiday Gift Buyers

 

Nashville, TN (2014-12-05) Free shipping, daily deals, gift-wrapping, even gift recommendations are filling consumers’ email accounts along with online ads tailored to your web searches as Tennesseans shop for the holidays. Complete Story

 

Former Motel Manager Charged with taking more than $12,000

 

Oneida, TN (2014-12-04) The former manager of a local motel is facing theft charges following an investigation into alleged fraudulent charges on a customer’s credit card.  Over a period of seven months, the suspect allegedly took nearly $14,000 in cash and other goods. Complete Story

 

Small Business Saturday winners announced

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-12-04) Seven local shoppers have been randomly selected as $50 winners in the Scott County Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Saturday prize contest. Complete Story

 

OPD Makes Arrest in Connection with Bus Theft

 

Oneida, TN (2014-12-02) The Oneida Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the theft of a school bus from the Oneida Special School in October. Complete Story

 

Amusement Entertainment Tax Likely Dead—For Now

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-12-01) The creation of an amusement or entertainment tax on certain recreational opportunities and other venues in Scott County is dead—at least for now.  The county legislative body will continue to discuss the tax in the coming year. Complete Story

 

Recycling Grant to be returned to the state

 

Huntsville, TN (2014-12-01) Unable to complete planned improvements at the Scott County Recycling Center by the end of the year, Scott County will likely return more than $100,000 in grant funding to the state. Complete Story

 

March 2015

 

2015-03-26 Scott County unemployment rate sheds dubious honor after nearly 5 years

2015-03-24 TCAT Hosting Open House to Encourage Adults to Sign Up for Tennessee Reconnect

2015-03-23 Sheriff’s Department Seeks Assistance In Locating Suspect

2015-03-20 Yager to Hold Scott County Town Hall Meeting

2015-03-19 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for February Decreased To 6.6%

2015-03-15 Commission Approves Contract Changes with Hospital Operator

2015-03-15 TEMA:  $1.5 Million Storm Damage Locally

2015-03-12 Scott County unemployment rate statistically increases in January

2015-03-12 Yager: TDOT Allots $64 million for U.S. 27 Improvements

2015-03-09 Investigation of Road Department Leads to Audit Findings

2015-03-09 Hike Rugby! Event Saturday

2015-03-09 Pioneer Whitewater Paddlers to speak at Obed Program

2015-03-05 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for January Increased to 6.7%

2015-03-04 Pioneer couple charged with Haley’s Law following drug arrest

2015-03-03 20 Suspects Rounded Up in Drug Operations; 21 More Sought

2015-03-03 State Issues New Driver License Due to Printing Error

2015-03-03 Hunter Education Class Scheduled

2015-03-02 Commission Subcommittee Approves Hospital Request to Leverage Facility for Building Improvements

2015-03-02 Annual Cumberland Trail Work Day Rescheduled for March 21

 

February 2015

 

2015-02-26 Cemetery Visit Assistance Offered by Big South Fork

2015-02-26 BSF Ranger Receives Southeast Region’s Harry Yount Award

2015-02-26 Scott County’s second Small Business Saturday is March 7

2015-02-25 TDCI: Consumers Beware Price Gouging After Winter Storm

2015-02-25 State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Homeowners to Practice Good Kitchen Safety This Winter

2015-02-23 Cross Appointed Medical Examiner

2015-02-23 County Commission Votes Down Amusement Tax

2015-02-23 Conditions Improving for Most Residents

2015-02-19 Fire Destroys Leatherwood Road Home

2015-02-19 Portable Heater Safety Is Crucial During Winter Storm

2015-02-19 TDCI: A consumer primer about weather-related claims

2015-02-18 State Fire Marshal’s Office: Take Fire Safety Seriously During Winter Storm

2015-02-18 TVA Record Power Demand Expected Thursday Morning

2015-02-12 York Named “Student of the Month” at Scott High

2015-02-12 Early Release Days Approved for County Students

2015-02-12 County “Teachers of the Year” Announced

2015-02-09 Road Department Subject of Comptroller Investigation

2015-02-09 Potter:  Huntsville wants to be included in recreation tax levy proposal

2015-02-09 Close to 165,000 Deer Harvested During 2014-15 Seasons

2015-02-09 Stay Warm This Winter with the Right Firewood

2015-02-05 Local Extension Office offering new ways to keep informed of upcoming programs

2015-02-04 Trio booked on drug charges following traffic stop

2015-02-02 More Jobs coming to Scott County?

2015-02-02 Five-Percent Amusement Tax Proposed on County Events

 

January 2015

 

2015-01-30 OSSD Bus Driver Dies One Week after Suffering Heart Attack

2015-01-29 County Jobless Rate Up In December

2015-01-28 Prominent Oneida Physician Passes Away

2015-01-24 One Killed; Two Injured In Tractor-Trailer Accident In North Oneida

2015-01-23 Bus Driver Suffers Heart Attack On Morning Run

2015-01-23 Conservation Group Purchases Land At Obed Wild And Scenic River

2015-01-23 OMS Host Junior Honor Band Clinic

2015-01-21 Legislation would Legalize ATVs on SR63

2015-01-20 Hotel/Motel Tax Hike Narrowly Rejected By Commission

2015-01-20 Homeless Shelter Lease Extension Approved

2015-01-20 January Is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

2015-01-19 Oneida Woman Killed in Single Car Crash on Williams Creek Road

2015-01-15 Convenience Store Robbery Suspect Caught in Morgan County

2015-01-15 Yager elected to East Tennessee Development District Board

2015-01-13 Salvation Army “Red Kettle” Campaign Surpasses Goal

2015-01-12 BSF’s Barnes Wins Regional Forest Service Award

2015-01-09 Portable Heater Safety is Crucial during Winter’s Coldest Months

2015-01-09 State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Safe Generator Use during Winter

2015-01-09 Four busted on meth-related charges following pair of traffic stops

2015-01-09 THP Urges Citizens to Prepare for Weather-Related Problems on Roadways

2015-01-06 Scott County Health Department Offers FREE Flu Vaccine

2015-01-06 TN Highway Traffic Deaths Down in 2014

2015-01-05 Landowners Object to Bridge Closure

2015-01-03 SCSD Intercepts KY-Bound Meth Shipment

2015-01-03 Sheriff’s Department searching for robbery suspect

 

December 2014

 

2014-12-29 This Holiday Season, Donate Your Car to the Tennessee Kidney Foundation

2014-12-29 BSF seeking comments on mine drainage remediation

2014-12-29 THP “No Refusal” Enforcement Planned for New Year’s Holiday

2014-12-29 State Fire Marshal: Make Good Fire Safety Habits a New Year’s Tradition

2014-12-23 State Fire Marshal: Being alert is key ingredient in holiday safety recipe

2014-12-23 County Jobless Rate up in November

2014-12-22 TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period

2014-12-22 Tennessee Department of Health Warns of Severe Flu Season

2014-12-22 Help for Tennesseans Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

2014-12-22 Remember the ABCs of Safe Sleep this Holiday season

2014-12-19 State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Fire Safety for Christmas Trees

2014-12-18 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for November Decreased to 6.8%

2014-12-16 Scott County Awarded Used Motor Oil Collection Grant

2014-12-15 Commission Votes To Remove Dilapidated Bridge From Inventory

2014-12-15 Commission Reinstates Sick Leave Sharing Policy

2014-12-15 Brooks honored for exemplary service

2014-12-10 Hog Hunting Season open at the Big South Fork and Obed WSR

2014-12-09 Huntsville Manor’s new wing offers short-term rehab services

2014-12-09 Bakaletz, BSF Wildlife Biologist to retire

2014-12-07 JDS Technologies Takes Home Top Honors from Annual Christmas Parade

2014-12-05 Obed Short Film Wins National Award

2014-12-05 Cyber-Safe Shopping Tips for Holiday Gift Buyers

2014-12-04 Former Motel Manager Charged with taking more than $12,000

2014-12-04 Small Business Saturday winners announced

2014-12-02 OPD Makes Arrest in Connection with Bus Theft

2014-12-01 Amusement Entertainment Tax Likely Dead—For Now

2014-12-01 Recycling Grant to be returned to the state

 

November 2014

 

2014-11-28 Authentic Victorian Christmas at Historic Rugby

2014-11-26 October Jobless Rate Down to 11.8%

2014-11-26 Don’t Fall Victim to Identity Theft this Holiday Season

2014-11-26 State Fire Marshal Reminds Tennesseans to Heat Homes Safely

2014-11-25 THDA Awards Grant to Scott Morgan Partnership

2014-11-24 Local Citizens Taken by Phony Sweepstakes Scam

2014-11-24 Unscrupulous Solicitors Target Local Businesses

2014-11-24 Socks for Seniors will provide socks to local elderly

2014-11-23 Chamber of Commerce Supports Small Business Saturday

2014-11-20 OPD Receives Roethlisberger Grant to Help Purchase Dog

2014-11-20 New ISO Rating Should Help Oneida Homeowners

2014-11-20 Cook with Caution: The Hazards of Turkey Fryers

2014-11-20 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Decreased To 7.1% in October

2014-11-20 Thanksgiving Marketplace to Kick Off Rugby Holiday Season

2014-11-19 Elementary School Teacher Charged with Credit Card Fraud

2014-11-18 Winters Sentenced to Three Months in Extortion Plot

2014-11-17 Commission to Consider Creation of Entertainment Tax; Industrial Committee

2014-11-13 Lunch Rates Increase for County School Students; First Meal Remains Free

2014-11-12 NPS: Ohio Man Likely Died of Natural Causes

2014-11-12 Scott County Pair Charged in Connection with String of Burglaries

2014-11-12 Battle of the Orange and Blue Blood Drive November 17-21

2014-11-12 Big South Fork’s John Muir Trail Extension Now Open

2014-11-06 Yager Chili Supper and Silent Auction November 21

2014-11-06 Scott County Chamber of Commerce Sponsoring Poster and Art Contest in Association with Christmas Parade

2014-11-04 Huntsville Liquor Referendum Fails; Cecil Re-Elected Mayor of Winfield

2014-11-04 AD and local physician honored by TSSAA for their support of high school athletics

2014-11-03 County Sick Leave Bank: Illegal?

2014-11-03 Amusement Tax Would Require State Action

2014-11-03 Hicks Guest Speaker at Annual American Legion Service

2014-11-01 1300 Vote Early; Election Tuesday

 

October 2014

 

2014-10-30 SR-52 Widening and Relocation Project Scrubbed

2014-10-28 Former Oneida Businesswomen Convicted of TennCare Fraud

2014-10-28 Less than 1000 Ballots Cast Thus Far in November Election

2014-10-28 Scott County joins global effort to collect 10 million shoebox gifts

2014-10-27 State Fire Marshal’ s Office Offers Halloween Safety Tips

2014-10-27 Tennessee Invited to “Stand at the Cross”

2014-10-23 Scott Jobless Rate Drops to 12.3% in September

2014-10-23 Department Turns Drug Seizures into Revenue

2014-10-23 House fires increase with onset of cold weather

2014-10-20 Commission Agrees to Pay Mayor’s Wife; Former Employee Supports Mayor’s Position

2014-10-20 Commission Tables SAI Request for Grant Support

2014-10-20 Tennessee Highway Patrol Urges Motorists to Watch Out for Deer

2014-10-19 Yamacraw Bridge Area Cleanup on Saturday

2014-10-17 Four Arrested following Joint Investigation

2014-10-17 Early Voting Extremely Light for November Election

2014-10-17 Yager:  US27 Improvement Project Back on Track

2014-10-16 Sportscasters Honored by School System

2014-10-16 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for September Down to 7.3%

2014-10-15 OPD Continues to Investigate Bus Theft

2014-10-15 Two County Deputies Responding to Domestic Dispute Injured in Pursuit

2014-10-13 Twelve Indicted By Grand Jury

2014-10-13 Health Insurance Rates For County Employees Expected To Climb In 2015

2014-10-13 Interagency Cooperation Leads To Drug Busts

2014-10-10 Bridge Dedicated in honor of late Sheriff’s legacy

2014-10-07 Budget Committee Rejects Mayor Request for Additional Office Staff

2014-10-07 West Promoted at U.T. Awards Luncheon

2014-10-06 Budget Committee to Explore Spending Increase For Mayor’s Office

2014-10-06 SAI Seeking Highest Priority Status for Grant Applications

2014-10-03 Grant will help S.T.A.N.D. coalition continue to combat drug abuse

2014-10-02 Tractor-Trailer Accident Snarls Traffic on Depot Street

2014-10-01 October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

 

September 2014

 

2014-09-26 Four nabbed in Sheriff’s Department Interdiction Effort

2014-09-26 Health Department Offering Free Flu Vaccinations

2014-09-25 Oneida Fire Department To Apply For Grant To Purchase Truck

2014-09-25 County Jobless Rate Declines In August Despite 150 Fewer Jobs

2014-09-25 Hard Landing Damages R.A.M. Plane

2014-09-24 Kentucky Duo Convicted of Stealing Property from BSF

2014-09-23 Kentucky Woman Dies after Two-Car Crash in Helenwood

2014-09-23 Oneida Police Department / Sheriff’s Department awarded GHSO Grants

2014-09-22 Wisconsin Man That Evades Officers Booked for DUI

2014-09-22 Florida woman accused of stealing from her grandmother

2014-09-22 Historic Rugby’s Heritage Day October 4th

2014-09-19 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for August Increased to 7.4%

2014-09-17 Storytelling Festival Promises to Deliver Fun for the Whole Family

2014-09-15 Spirited debate sets tone of new administration

2014-09-11 Thompson New Chairman of School Board

2014-09-11 Coaches Named for 2014-2015 School Year

2014-09-09 South Carolina Suspect Isn’t Missing Scott County Woman

2014-09-09 ATV Accident Claims Life of Scott County Man

2014-09-07 Jimbo Whaley and Greenbrier Headline Saturday’s BSF Bluegrass & Bike Fest

2014-09-03 OPD Cracking Down on Illegal Parking

2014-09-02 County Commission: Learning The Job

2014-09-01 11th Annual Wings over Big South Fork Air & Car Show Saturday

2014-09-01 Obed Wild and Scenic River Awarded Southeast Region “Keeper of the Light” Award

 

August 2014

 

2014-08-27 Senator Yager hosts second annual grants conference at RSCC

2014-08-26 Phillips-Jones Appointed to United Cumberland Bank Board

2014-08-25 Baker Tribute at Big South Fork on Saturday

2014-08-25 THP Announces Labor Day Holiday Enforcement

2014-08-23 Johnson City Man Dies Following Incident in BSF

2014-08-23 West Elected To Gas Board

2014-08-23 King Crowned Fairest Of The Scott County Fair

2014-08-21 Seabolt Crowned Pre-Teen Title At Scott County Fair

2014-08-19 Cotton Named Little Miss Jr. Fairest of the Fair

2014-08-19 “Mountain Man” to Speak at 22nd Annual Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival

2014-08-19 NPS Celebrates 98th Birthday by offering free Camping

2014-08-18 Lease Extension Clears Way for Expansion and Improvements to local Nursing Home

2014-08-18 Terry Crowned Little Miss Fairest of the Fair

2014-08-15 Local Dollar General Employee Honored With Company’s Serving Others Award

2014-08-15 State awards ThreeStar status to Scott and 84 other counties

2014-08-15 National Park Service Offers Hikes at Rugby Every Weekend through September

2014-08-14 Campbell County Man Charged in Oneida Man’s Death

2014-08-14 Public Comments Sought on Contaminated Mine Lands Drainage Projects at Big South Fork

2014-08-14 BSF Receives “Ticket to Ride” Grant from the National Park Foundation

2014-08-11 THP Encourages Back to School Safety

2014-08-11 Tennessee Youth Finish Valuable Work this Summer at the BSF

2014-08-07 Perdue Elected County Mayor; Commission Sees Many New Faces

2014-08-04 Local Nursing Home Seeks Lease Extension

2014-08-04 Early Voting Brisk; Totals fall short of expectations

2014-08-04 TCAT Students Win National Skills USA Welding Sculpture Competitions

2014-08-04 22nd Annual Storytelling Event Scheduled for September 20

2014-08-04 Blue Heron Ghost Train: Storytelling Event at the Blue Heron Mining Community, September 6

2014-08-02 Auction-Telethon Raises $28,000 for Rescue Squad

 

July 2014

 

2014-07-29 Annual Auction Telethon to Benefit Rescue Squad

2014-07-29 County School Students Will Receive Free Meals

2014-07-28 Investigation Into Fatal Car Crash Continues

2014-07-26 One Dead Following Early Morning Car Fire

2014-07-26 First Week Of Early Voting Ends; More Than 2,300 Ballots Already Cast

2014-07-25 Roundtable Discussion Focuses on Prescription Drug Abuse

2014-07-24 Missing Cherry Fork Man Found Dead Near His Home

2014-07-24 Unemployment Surges to 14.2% in June

2014-07-24 THP Accepting Applications for New Trooper Class

2014-07-22 Oneida Businesswoman Charged with TennCare and Food Stamp Fraud

2014-07-21 Scant Business On Agenda At County Commission Meeting

2014-07-21 Report: Tourism To BSF Creates 16 Million Dollars In Economic Benefit

2014-07-21 Nelson Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter; Sentencing Set September 3

2014-07-19 Voting Off To Record Pace For General Election

2014-07-18 Yager Reminds Citizens About Upcoming Sales Tax Holiday

2014-07-14 Helenwood Woman Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on Scott High Drive

2014-07-14 13 Indicted by Grand Jury

2014-07-14 GHSO-THP:  Seat Belt Usage Increasing

2014-07-10 County Schools Pass New Pay Plan for Teachers

2014-07-10 Personnel Changes Made for Coming School Year

2014-07-10 Scott County Woman Nabbed in TBI Theft Case

2014-07-09 Deaths on Tennessee Roadways down over Fourth of July Holiday

2014-07-07 Public Scoping Meetings to Discuss Contaminated Mine Lands Drainage at Big South Fork

2014-07-07 Budget Passed; Tax Rate Outside OSSD Remains Same

2014-07-06 Free Summer Reading Event at Historic Rugby Saturday, July 12

2014-07-02 Fireman’s Fourth Celebration:  Two-Day Affair

2014-07-02 THP to Increase Visibility during Fourth of July Weekend

2014-07-01 Grand Opening of the Scott County Farmer’s Market July 5

 

June 2014

 

2014-06-30 July 22 Deadline for 2014 Obed Photography Contest

2014-06-26 Former Senator Howard Baker Dies at 88

2014-06-26 Joblessness Drops to 12.5% in May

2014-06-26 Be Grill Savvy and Fire Safe This Summer

2014-06-25 Move Over Law Focus of I-75 Challenge

2014-06-24 Crafters and Volunteers Invited to Participate in Annual Storytelling Festival at BSF

2014-06-22 Over 600 receive free healthcare during two-day R.A.M. Clinic

2014-06-20 Representative Keisling Appointed to AccessTN Board

2014-06-19 27 Arrested on Drug Charges; 29 Still Sought

2014-06-19 Oneida Residents Could See Tax Hike

2014-06-19 Budget Approved for County Schools; All Employees Receive Raise

2014-06-18 Scott County Relay for Life Saturday

2014-06-17 Fire Destroys Buffalo Road Home

2014-06-17 Big South Fork’s First Archeologist to Retire at the End of the Month

2014-06-16 Commission Passes Continuing Budget Resolution; ‘14-‘15 Budget Expected To Be Passed in July

2014-06-16 Grand Opening of Rugby’s Big South Fork Visitor Contact Station on June 21

2014-06-13 Local Highway Contractor Awarded Middle TN Project

2014-06-12 R.A.M Clinic June 21-22 in Scott County

2014-06-08 Award-winning novelist coming to Historic Rugby June 14

2014-06-05 Oneida Man Facing Multiple Charges after Allegedly Threatening Sibling

2014-06-05 Investigative Report:  Jellico City Recorder took nearly $100,000

2014-06-05 Appalachian Habitat for Humanity to Receive HOME Grant Funds

2014-06-03 BSF / Obed Wild and Scenic River Observes Free Fishing Days

2014-06-02 Former Scott County Resident Booked on Federal Extortion Charges

2014-06-02 2014-2015 County Budget not expected to include significant tax increase

 

May 2014

 

2014-05-29 Cemetery Visit Assistance Offered by Big South Fork

2014-05-29 Steam Train returns to Oneida

2014-05-28 Senator Yager Honored by American Conservative Union for Voting Record

2014-05-25 Hemlock Treatment Workshop on Saturday

2014-05-23 Scott County Branded “Adventure Tourism Capital of Tennessee”

2014-05-22 County Labor Force Hits 27 Year Low

2014-05-22 Benefactors Make Contributions to Purchase New Drug Dog

2014-05-21 S.T.A.N.D. Credited with Helping Lower Teenage Driving Crash Rate

2014-05-21 THP Memorial Day Enforcement Planned

2014-05-21 National Park Service Hosts Red Carpet Movie Premiere

2014-05-19 HTC Scholarship Winners Announced

2014-05-19 County Inks Agreement with Huntsville to Transfer Sewer

2014-05-19 Scott County Clean Up Winners Honored

2014-05-16 Use of Food Stamps Rises in Scott County

2014-05-16 Blue Star License Plates Support the Troops

2014-05-15 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Drops for Eighth Consecutive Month

2014-05-13 Oneida Police Department Drug Dog “Jinkx” Dies

2014-05-11 BSF Endangered Species Day Hike at Twin Arches on May 17

2014-05-10 Big South Fork Hosts Conservation Planning Information Session on May 20

2014-05-08 School Board Approves Debt Refinancing Resolution

2014-05-07 Kentucky Trucker Arrested for DUI

2014-05-06 TN State Fire Marshal: Vehicle Arson is a Combustible Crime

2014-05-05 County To Consider Joining Jail Consultation Program

2014-05-05 Black Bear Hunting Coming to Scott County

2014-05-02 THP Increases Enforcement during Cinco de Mayo Holiday Weekend

2014-05-01 Prevention best defense against tick and mosquito-borne Illness

 

April 2014

 

2014-04-28 Operation Child Abuse Prevention Targets Sex Offender Registry Violators

2014-04-27 World Champion Turkey Caller Preston Pittman Featured Speaker at CASA Fundraiser

2014-04-25 Fleeing Suspect Caught Following Foot Pursuit

2014-04-24 Four Years Later:  Local Unemployment Still State’s Highest

2014-04-24 Free Medical Clinic in Oneida April 28

2014-04-24 Huntsville Agrees to Taking County Sewer System

2014-04-24 Yager Unveils Resolution Recognizing Homeless Awareness and Prevention Month at Local Shelter

2014-04-23 Expanded Program to Aid Military Personnel with Mortgage Assistance

2014-04-22 State Fire Marshal’s Office provides tips on lightning safety

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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