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County Cancels Medical Examiners Health Insurance

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-02-08) Scott County Government has cancelled the County Medical Examiner’s health insurance following a legal opinion that he was not entitled to the benefit.  On Monday, he took the opinion to task and demanded his insurance be reinstated. Complete Story

 

Huntsville Man Facing Felony Charges in McCreary County Attempted Abduction Case

 

Whitley City, KY (2016-02-05) A Huntsville man is reportedly facing felony charges after he allegedly attempted to abduct and sexually assault a Kentucky woman in the parking lot of a Whitley City business. Complete Story

 

Robbins Man Facing DUI Charges after Striking Patrol Vehicle

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-02-05) A Robbins man is facing DUI charges following a Thursday night collision with a patrol unit from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. Complete Story

 

Director’s Interviews Rescheduled

 

Oneida, TN (2016-02-04) Due to scheduling conflicts, interviews with the candidates vying for the Director of Schools job at Oneida have been delayed another week. Complete Story

 

KSP Investigating Death of 5-Month Old in McCreary County

 

London, KY (2016-02-04) Kentucky State Police is investigating the death of a 5-month old child in McCreary County, KY. Complete Story

 

August General Election Taking Shape

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-02-02) While August may seem a long ways away, candidates have already begun picking up and returning qualifying petitions for the August 4, 2016 General Election. Complete Story

 

Voters May Have Chance to Weigh-In on County Nepotism Policy

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-02-01) Voters may have a voice in whether or not Scott County elected officials and department heads can hire relatives under their direct supervision; however, the legality of such a policy remains unclear. Complete Story

 

Investigators:  No Criminal Wrongdoing by Assistant Principal

 

Oneida, TN (2016-01-28) Investigators have exonerated a local educator that had been accused of having inappropriate interactions with female students at Oneida High School. Complete Story

 

Director of Oneida Schools Interviews Set

 

Oneida, TN (2016-01-28) The Oneida Special School District Board of Education has set the dates to interview the eight potential candidates for its Director’s job.  The Board will likely make its final selection by late March or early April. Complete Story

 

Scott Jobless Rate Unchanged in December

 

            Nashville, TN (2016-01-28) The December unemployment rate for Scott County remained unchanged over the month.  Although the rate remained steady, Scott County edged up one position on the jobless rankings, ending up being the county with the second highest rate in the state. Complete Story

 

Homicide Charge against Robbins Man Bound Over to Grand Jury

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-01-27) A Robbins man allegedly fired 17 rounds into a truck that was reportedly being taken from his driveway by a friend of his niece’s estranged husband.  One of those shots reportedly struck the man in the head—killing him.  A Grand Jury will now decide what charges, if any, he will face. Complete Story

 

Kentucky Pair Booked on Felony Marijuana Charges

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-01-22) Two Kentucky men are facing felony drug charges following a traffic stop in Oneida. Complete Story

 

Tennessee Unemployment Rate for December 5.6%

 

Nashville, TN (2016-01-21) Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for December was 5.6 percent, one-tenth percentage point increase from the November revised rate of 5.5 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for December was 5.0 percent, unchanged from the prior month. Complete Story

 

Couple Faces Drug Charges for Allegedly Selling Meth from their Huntsville Home

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-01-21) A traffic stop led authorities to a suspected meth house in the Huntsville community last week.  As result, a Huntsville couple is facing a multitude of drug charges. Complete Story

 

Commission Narrowly Approves New Solid Waste Board

 

Huntsville, TN (20016-01-19) By the narrowest of margins, the Scott County Board of County Commissioners has affirmed the appointment of seven new members on the county’s Solid Waste Board. Complete Story

 

Commission Reverses Decision on Agent of Record; Health Incentive Program Discussed

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-01-19) The Scott County Commission has formally rescinded a previous action that changed the Agent of Record for the administration of its volunteer insurance benefit plan.  The body has also discussed the creation of an incentive program to encourage employees to lead a healthier lifestyle. Complete Story

 

Commission Rejects Proposal to Put Private Citizen on Budget Committee

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-01-19) In a bizarre turn of events, the makeup of the Scott County Budget Committee has changed unexpectedly.  By the end of Tuesday night’s meeting of the Scott County Board of County Commissioners, one Commissioner had resigned from the committee, two unlikely candidates were tapped to serve on it, and a private citizen that was poised to make history by being the first-ever non-elected official to serve on the body was left in the lurch. Complete Story

 

Yager Offers Students Opportunity to Learn About Government First-Hand as Senate Page

 

Nashville, TN (2016-01-19) State Senator Ken Yager today invited local students in grades 6 – 12 in the 12th senatorial district to experience the legislature in action as a page in the State Senate. Complete Story

 

Oneida School Board to Interview All Candidates; Conduct Surveys

 

Oneida, TN (2016-01-14) The Oneida Special School District Board of Education has chosen to interview the eight candidates that applied for the Director of Schools position.  The Board will also survey employees to garner their input on the selection process. Complete Story

 

Salvation Army Bell Ringing Efforts Fall Short of Goal

 

Oneida, TN (2016-01-13) Despite the best efforts of dozens of people that donated more than 300 hours of voluntary labor and hundreds of people that gave, the annual Bell Ringing to benefit the local service unit of the Salvation Army fell short of its goal this year. Complete Story

 

Budget Committee Recommends Cross as Chairman; Body Taps Local Businessman to Serve

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-01-11) The Scott County Budget Committee has voted to recommend Trent Cross as the body’s next chairman.  For the first time in history, a non-elected official may serve on the committee. Complete Story

 

Finance Committee Recommends Rescinding Action to Change Agent of Record for Voluntary Insurance Products

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-01-11) Three weeks after the Scott County Commission voted to change the Agent of Record for its voluntary employee benefit program, the Scott County Finance Committee has recommended the county legislative body should rescind the action. Complete Story

 

HTC to Award Scholarships Again for 2016-2017 School Year

 

Sunbright, TN (2016-01-11) The Highland Telephone Cooperative, Inc., (HTC) Board of Directors is proud to announce its plans to award scholarships to area high-school seniors again for the fifteenth consecutive year. Complete Story

 

Big South Fork Centennial Challenge: 100 Miles for 100 Years

 

Oneida, TN (2016-01-11) In celebration of the 100th birthday of America’s national parks, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is sponsoring “Centennial Challenge: 100 Miles for 100 Years”. Complete Story

 

Three Juveniles Indicted in Escape Attempt

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-01-08) Three juveniles that allegedly hatched a plot to escape from the Scott County Juvenile Detention Center and seriously injured a corrections officers in that attempt have been indicted by a Scott County Grand Jury. Complete Story

 

Oneida School Board to Review Applicants for Director

 

            Oneida, TN (2016-01-08) The Oneida Special School District Board of Education will hold a work session on Thursday (January 14) to review the resumes of the eight applicants that have applied for the Director of School’s position.  The Board will likely narrow the field to a select group to interview later in the month. The successful candidate will assume his or her role on July 1, 2016. Complete Story

 

Assistant Principal under investigation granted medical leave of absence

 

Oneida, TN (2016-01-07) The Oneida Special School District Board of Education has granted a medical leave of absence to an administrative employee that is reportedly the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services and the Oneida Police Department. Complete Story

 

Proposed “Tri-Star General” Bill would honor individuals for outstanding public service

 

Nashville, TN (2016-01-06) State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) and Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown)  are introducing legislation that would name distinguished individuals who have a record of outstanding service to their state or local community as “Tri-Star Generals.”  The honorary status would be commissioned by the governor in appreciation for the highest level of service work done by individuals involved in volunteer work, service work or leadership roles. Complete Story

 

Christmas Eve Fisticuffs Leads to Assault and Weapons Charges against Father and Son

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-01-04) A roadside altercation has resulted in weapons and assault charges against a Helenwood man and his son. Complete Story

 

Commission Likely to Reconsider Insurance Broker Decision

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-01-04) Just two weeks after voting to change the group that oversees the administration of county’s benefit plan(s), the Scott County Commission addressed the issue again Monday night.  When the body convenes in regular session later this month, it will likely vote again on the issue. Complete Story

 

Sheriff Department Extremely Busy Over Holiday Period

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-01-04) While most people have the opportunity to slow down and enjoy the holidays with family and friends, the Scott County Sheriff’s Department was busy between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. Complete Story

 

Huntsville Sewer Project Underway; Delays Prevent County from Applying for another Grant

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-01-04) A plan to shut down the Helenwood wastewater treatment plant and re-route sewage to the Town of Huntsville wastewater treatment plant is well underway, but earlier delays in the project will result in another year before the county can apply for another Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Complete Story

 

Knox County Man Booked for DUI; Possession of Marijuana

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-01-04) A Knox County man that was found parked in the middle of the road and asleep behind the wheel has been booked on DUI and other charges. Complete Story

 

Crafters and Volunteers Invited to Participate in the 15th Annual Big South Fork Spring Planting and Music Festival

 

Oneida, TN (2016-01-01) Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be hosting the Fifteenth Annual Spring Planting and Music Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Complete Story

 

Robbins Man Charged with Criminal Homicide in Clinton Man’s Death

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-12-31) The Scott County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have charged a Robbins man in connection with the death of a Clinton, Tennessee man. Complete Story

 

Tennesseans Will Renew Driver License Every Eight Years Instead of Five

 

Nashville, TN (2015-12-30) The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced beginning January 4, 2016, Tennesseans will be able to renew their driver license every eight years instead of five years.  The change will include all classifications of driver licenses and identification licenses. Complete Story

 

State Fire Marshal Urges Tennesseans to Ring in the New Year Safely

 

Nashville, TN (2015-12-30) Whether your New Year's plans involve a cozy night at home or a big night out on the town, the State Fire Marshal's Office wants Tennesseans to add fire safety to the celebration agenda. Complete Story

 

TN Parents and Guardians Can “Freeze Out” Thieves with Credit Freeze

 

Nashville, TN (2015-12-29) A new Tennessee law can help parents “freeze out” out ID thieves and scammers aiming to pilfer the private information of teens or the information of a person to whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed. Complete Story

 

Comptroller’s Hotline Helps Protect Taxpayers

 

Nashville, TN (2015-12-29) The Tennessee Comptroller’s Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline is marking a record achievement in its effort to help uncover the misuse of government funds and property. Complete Story

 

Celebrate New Year’s Day Mountain Biking at Big South Fork

 

Oneida, TN (2015-12-29) Every New Year’s Day the Big South Fork Bike Club invites all mountain bikers to ride the Big South Fork at an annual event called “The Mail Run”.  Bikers meet at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at 9 a.m. (ET), January 1, and then hit the trails. Complete Story

 

Scott Jobless Rate Up in November

 

            Nashville, TN (2015-12-24) Although employment was constant over the month, the jobless rate in Scott County rose nearly a full percentage point in November. Complete Story

 

Yager receives Medallion Award from NASS

 

Nashville, TN (2015-12-23) Senate State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has received the National Secretaries of State’s (NASS) Medallion award for promoting voter participation through ballot integrity and voter confidence in the election process. Complete Story

 

State Fire Marshal: Deck the Halls with Care

 

Nashville, TN (2015-12-23) The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of year. However, certain types of fires and injuries associated with decorating are all too common and can put a damper on holiday celebrations. Complete Story

 

Judge:  Vacancy Shall Be Filled by Mayor and Board of Aldermen

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-12-22) A Scott County Chancery Court has ruled against former Town of Oneida Alderman Cecil Anderson who sued the Town of Oneida, the Scott County Election Commission and Alderman Bruce Mays seeking to have Mays’ election overturned and have him declared a winner in the November 7, 2015 Town of Oneida Municipal election. Complete Story

 

Amusement Tax Proposal Forwarded to State Legislature

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-12-21) The Scott County Board of County Commissioners have sent a formal request to the Tennessee General Assembly requesting a private act to establish an amusement tax that would be assessed on certain activities in the community.  The money from the tax would benefit the county’s tourism efforts, its emergency services departments, and the county road department. Complete Story

 

Commission Narrowly Rejects Proposal That Would Expand Benefits to County Commissioners

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-12-21) By a 7-6 vote, the county legislative body has rejected a proposal to expand the county’s benefit plan to include all elected officials—a measure that would included the members of Scott County Board of County Commissioners. Complete Story

 

Reynolds Named Finance Director

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-12-21) Interim Director Mary “Ginger” Reynolds has been named the new Director of Finance for Scott County.  Reynolds was selected from a field of five candidates that applied for the job. Complete Story

 

Oneida Couple Booked on Multiple Drug Counts

 

            Oneida, TN (2015-12-21) A joint effort by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department and the Oneida Police Department led to the arrest of an Oneida couple who were allegedly peddling narcotics out of their west Oneida apartment. Complete Story

 

Sharpe Named CPO at Local Boys and Girls Club

 

            Oneida, TN (2015-12-21) Justin Sharpe has been named the new Chief Professional Officer (CPO) of the local Boys and Girls Club.  Sharpe, who has been the interim CPO for the last five months, will assume his new role on January 1, 2016. Complete Story

 

Consumer Affairs Offers ID Theft Prevention Tips for Seniors

Older Adults Are Often Targets for Financial Exploitation

 

Nashville, TN (2015-12-18) The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Consumer Affairs Division is warning senior adults to be diligent in avoiding scams. Tennesseans are encouraged to take time during holiday visits to ensure senior relatives and neighbors are equipped to protect themselves against identity fraud. Complete Story

 

Local Cops Make Christmas Merrier for 130 Kids

 

Oneida, TN (2015-12-17) Over 130 local underprivileged kids from Scott County and McCreary County received Christmas gifts Thursday night through the generosity of local law enforcement agencies and the Oneida WalMart SuperCenter. Complete Story

 

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for November 5.6%

 

Nashville, TN (2015-12-18) Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for November was 5.6 percent, unchanged from the October revised rate. The U.S. preliminary rate for November was 5.0 percent, also unchanged from the prior month. Complete Story

 

Habitat for Humanity Opens Re-Store in Oneida

 

Oneida, TN (2015-12-18) Appalachian Habitat for Humanity officially opened its first Scott County ReStore location on Friday.  The store offers for sale a variety of donated products; everything from furniture and appliances to clothing. Complete Story

 

THP Reminds Drivers to Buckle Up; Seat Belt Fines Increase January 1

 

Knoxville, TN (2015-12-18) Commissioner Bill Gibbons of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOS&HS), Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer and Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) Director Kendell Poole announced the increase  in seat belt fines as an effective additional tool to curb traffic fatalities in the state. Complete Story

 

Wallace Convicted of Aggravated Sexual Battery

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-12-17) A Scott County jury has convicted a Winfield man on a felony sex charge following an investigation by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Children’s Services into his inappropriate contact with a juvenile. Complete Story

 

Parole Violators Remanded to TDOC Custody

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-12-17) After failing to comply with the requirements of their parole, several local offenders had their probation revoked recently. Complete Story

 

2016 Beekeeping Essay Contest Launched

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-12-16) The Scott County Bee Association is partnering with the local 4-H program for the 2016 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest.  The Scott County Beekeepers Association has donated $200 to be used as cash awards on a local level, divided between 3 separate age classes. Complete Story

 

Child abuse complaint results in drug charges

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-12-14) An argument between a Scott County woman and her teenage daughters led to drug charges against the mother. Complete Story

 

Finance Committee considers limiting role of Director; providing insurance to Commissioners

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-12-14) During a transitional meeting of the Scott County Finance Committee, the body broached several sensitive subjects Monday night including limiting the job duties of the Finance Director, expanding health insurance benefits to the members of the county legislative body, changing the administrator for county benefits, and getting a countywide credit card. Complete Story

 

Mays Resigns; Hearing Set in Anderson Lawsuit

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-12-11) The man at the center of a lawsuit filed against the Town of Oneida and the Scott County Election Commission has resigned his position.  Meanwhile, Chancellor Elizabeth Asbury has set a date to hear a petition filed by former Alderman Cecil Anderson that he be declared a winner in the recent Town of Oneida Municipal Election. Complete Story

 

Oneida Man Wanted for Sex Crimes Arrested in KY

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-12-09) An Oneida man that was wanted for sex crimes committed in Tennessee was arrested by Kentucky authorities on Wednesday. Complete Story

 

Huntsville man accused of spousal abuse

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-12-08) Months of alleged abuse culminated in the arrest of a Huntsville man on a host of charges last Friday. Complete Story

 

Election Lawsuit Trial Date Requested

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-12-08) A Knoxville attorney representing former city alderman Cecil Anderson has requested that his case be set for trial.  In November, Anderson filed a Chancery Court lawsuit challenging the legality of Alderman Bruce Mays candidacy and his right to serve. Complete Story

 

Convicted sex offender booked on sex crime charges

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-12-08) A convicted sex offender has been accused of another sex crime. Complete Story

 

Four Apply for Finance Director’s Job

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-12-07) Four people have applied for the position of Finance Director of Scott County.  The Scott County Finance Committee will interview applicants at its next regular meeting. Complete Story

 

Federal Interest Rate Hike Could Have Significant Impact on County Budget

           

Huntsville, TN (2015-12-07) With a federal interest rate hike appearing more and more likely, the Scott County Commission Monday night discussed the impact the increase could have on the county’s budget. Complete Story

 

Kentucky trio booked on theft charges following local break-in

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-12-07) A Kentucky trio has been charged in connection with a break-in at West Creek Road home in Oneida. Complete Story

 

Trail Keeper Volunteer Program Expanded at the Big South Fork

 

Oneida, TN (2015-12-07) The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area’s Trail Keeper program is a volunteer partnership 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. Complete Story

 

Sunny Skies Shine Over 67th Christmas Parade

 

            Oneida, TN (2015-12-05) The 67th annual Scott County Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade officially kicked off the holiday season on Saturday, as hundreds of people crowded the parade route to get into the Christmas season. Complete Story

 

Long-time Big South Fork Ranger Howard Duncan to Retire

 

Oneida, TN (2015-11-30) National Park Service Ranger Howard Duncan will retire on December 31, 2015, after 30 years at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Complete Story

 

Huntsville Convenient Store Theft Leads to Arrest of Fentress County Man

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-11-30) A convenient store that was recently robbed at gunpoint was targeted by a would-be thief last week, but quick action by store employees and the Scott County Sheriff’s Department thwarted the crime. Complete Story

 

Welfare Check Leads to Drug Arrest

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-11-30) A welfare check by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department on Thanksgiving Day led to the arrest of a Helenwood woman on drug charges. Complete Story

 

Holiday Weekend Busy for Local Law Enforcement

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-11-30) The holiday weekend was busy for most everyone, including local authorities.  Over the long weekend, the local Sheriff’s Department nabbed several on drug related charges. Complete Story

 

Thanksgiving:  A Working Holiday For Many

 

            Oneida, TN (2015-11-25) While many will enjoy time off over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, many will still have to work—especially those in the military, law enforcement officers, healthcare workers and emergency responders.  Those working in retail, food establishments and the media will also be punching the clock. Complete Story

 

Unemployment Rate Down In October Despite Job Losses

 

            Nashville, TN (2015-11-25) The unemployment rate in Scott County decreased in October; however, despite the reduction, the county lost another 60 jobs over the month. Complete Story

 

HTC Warns of Local IRS Scam

 

            Sunbright, TN (2015-11-25) Highland Telephone Cooperative (HTC) is warning its customers that a scam artist(s) have targeted its local service area. Several customers of the local phone company have received calls regarding back taxes owed to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Complete Story

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal Urges Safety during Thanksgiving Season

 

Nashville, TN (2015-11-25) The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to avoid being careless or distracted when it comes to kitchen safety as families gather to give thanks for a prosperous year. Complete Story

 

Carson Indicted on Vehicular Homicide Charges

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-11-24) A Scott County Grand Jury has formally indicted a Bradley County man for vehicular homicide in the death of an Indiana man last May.  Nine others were also indicted Tuesday. Complete Story

 

Former Corrections Officers charged with having sex with inmates

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-11-24) Two former Scott County Corrections Officers have been accused of having sex with inmates.  A third has been charged in connection with the case.

            On Tuesday, a Scott County Grand Jury indicted former Scott County Corrections Officers Deana Keith, 28, and Tabitha Eloise Wilson, 27, both of Oneida for allegedly having sex with inmates.  A third, Marie Elizabeth Gilreath, 31, of Whitley City, KY was also indicted for allegedly helping Keith. Complete Story

 

County Launches Search for Finance Director

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-11-23) The Scott County Finance Committee has launched a search for the county’s next Director of Finance.  Interested persons will have until December 4, 2015 to submit applications. Complete Story

 

THP Announces Interstate 40 Challenge during Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Nashville, TN (2015-11-22) Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott on Friday announced the third annual "Interstate 40 Challenge: The Drive to Zero Fatalities" traffic safety initiative scheduled for the Thanksgiving holiday period. The announcement was held at the Carillon Pillars located within the Bicentennial Mall in Nashville. Complete Story

 

Sweepstakes/Lottery Scams Take Aim at Tennessee Consumers

 

Nashville, TN (2015-11-20) As the holiday shopping season approaches, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is alerting Tennessee consumers to be on high alert for fraudulent sweepstakes and lottery offers they may receive via mail, phone, or social media. Complete Story

 

Driver Charged with Possession of Meth

 

Oneida, TN (2015-11-20) The actions of a passenger led local officers to a small cache of meth and charges against the driver of the car. Complete Story

 

Suspected Pill Peddler Picked Up by Oneida PD

 

Oneida, TN (2015-11-19) A suspected drug dealer who was peddling pills and other narcotics near Burchfield Elementary School was arrested by the Oneida Police Department on Thursday. Complete Story

 

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for October Decreased to 5.6%

 

Nashville, TN (2015-11-19) Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for October was 5.6 percent, one-tenth of one percentage point lower than the September revised rate of 5.7 percent. Complete Story

 

County Commissioners at odds with Mayor

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-11-16) Friction between members of the Scott County Commission and Scott County Mayor Dale Perdue sparked a heated debate Monday in Huntsville.  By the end of the night, the entire Solid Waste Planning Board had quit, the budget committee chairman had tendered his resignation, and questions about the legality of an employee working two “full time” jobs for county went unanswered. Complete Story

 

Pioneer Man Arrested for Robbing Huntsville Convenience Store

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-11-16) A Pioneer man is facing armed robbery charges following a heist at a Baker Highway convenience store. Complete Story

 

Anderson Contests Mays Win in Oneida Election

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-11-16) Former Oneida Alderman Cecil Anderson has filed a lawsuit against the Scott County Election Commission and the Town of Oneida challenging the outcome of the November 7, 2015 Town of Oneida Municipal Election.  In his complaint, Anderson claims Alderman Bruce Mays is ineligible to serve because he is employed by the Town. Complete Story

 

Governor Haslam to attend Senator Yager’s Annual Chili Supper

 

Kingston, TN (2015-11-16) Plans for Senator Ken Yager's 22nd annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction are complete. The event will take place Friday, November 20 at Roane State Community College, Harriman, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Complete Story

 

2015-2016 Blue Book to Honor Senator Howard Baker

 

Nashville, TN (2015-11-16) The 2015-2016 edition of the Tennessee Blue Book will be dedicated to the late U.S. Sen. Howard H. Baker, Jr. of Scott County. Complete Story

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol Urges Motorists to Watch Out for Deer

 

Nashville, TN (2015-11-12) The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to exercise caution on the roadways this time of year.  Autumn means, football, fall foliage, pumpkin pies, and the start of deer mating and hunting season.  Last year in Tennessee, one person was killed in a traffic crash involving deer. Complete Story

 

County Employee Health Insurance Premiums Increase Sharply

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-11-09) Face with a double-digit increase in premiums, Scott County has started looking for an alternative health insurance provider for its employees. Complete Story

 

Adventure Tourism Operators Oppose Amusement Tax

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-11-09) The owners of one of two local event venues that would be affected by a proposed county amusement tax spoke out against the new tax Monday night.  The Scott County Commission will likely decide next Monday night whether or not to pursue a private act to levy the tax by next year. Complete Story

 

Robbins man booked on theft charges after fleeing from police

 

Oneida, TN (2015-11-09) A Robbins man is facing theft and drug charges following an investigation by the Oneida Police Department into a theft from a local pawn shop. Complete Story

 

Lay Wins Unprecedented Sixth Term; Three New Aldermen Elected

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-11-07) Oneida Mayor Jack E. Lay has won an unprecedented sixth term of office, outpolling three challengers with nearly 50% of the total vote.  Incumbent Alderwoman Linda Lay won re-election, while incumbent Alderman Cecil Anderson was defeated.  Local Pharmacist Mark E. Byrd and Town employee Bruce Mays will join the city council, along with former Alderman and County Mayor Jeff Tibbals.  Complete Story

 

Muzzleloader Season for Deer Open

 

Nashville, TN (2015-11-07) The 2015 muzzleloader/archery season for deer opened in Tennessee on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and continues through Friday, November 20, 2015 in all three of Tennessee’s deer hunting units, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Complete Story

 

Scott County Chamber of Commerce’s 67th Annual Christmas Parade

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-11-05) The 67th Annual Scott County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is more than just festive floats, pageant winners, emergency vehicles and horses, it is a day for the community to come together and enjoy a day of fun with the help of local churches, industries, businesses and organizations. Complete Story

 

Early Voting Ends; Town of Oneida Election Saturday

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-11-03) Early Voting for the Town of Oneida Municipal Election ended Monday.  The general election will be held Saturday. Complete Story

 

Solid Waste Board Members resign over disagreement with Mayor

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-11-02) The five members of the Scott County Solid Waste Board have officially tendered their resignation after a difference of opinion with Scott County Mayor Dale Perdue over staffing issues at the Scott County Recycling Center led to an impasse. Complete Story

 

Committee Recommends Entertainment Tax; Explores Taxing Campgrounds

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-11-02) The Scott County Intergovernmental Committee has recommended the Scott County Commission consider the creation of a tax on local entertainment venues. Complete Story

 

746 Ballots Cast; Monday Final Day of Early Voting

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-10-31) Despite a large field of candidates, turnout for Early Voting for the November 7, 2015 Town of Oneida Municipal Election remains typical, as about 750 votes have been cast. Complete Story

 

Open Enrollment Starts Nov. 1 on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace

 

Nashville, TN (2015-10-29) The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) reminds Tennesseans that Open Enrollment for insurance coverage on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) begins Sunday, November 1, 2015. Complete Story

 

Big South Fork Begins Winter Schedule for Park Facilities

 

Oneida, TN (2015-10-28)  The onset of winter brings shorter days, colder weather and reduced visitor use.  Some facilities within the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will close for the winter or observe reduced hours and operations. Complete Story

 

Intergovernmental Committee Explores Revenue Options

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-10-26) The Scott County Intergovernmental Committee is poised to recommend the creation of an entertainment tax and an increase in the local hotel/motel tax.  Faced with a projected budget shortfall of up to $400,000 next year, the committee is exploring new sources of revenue to shore up the county’s ailing budget. Complete Story

 

Huntsville pair booked on narcotics charges following shoplifting investigation

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-10-26) A Huntsville pair has been booked on a litany of drug charges following an investigation into shoplifting at a Huntsville discount store. Complete Story

 

Governor Proclaims 2016 as the Year of NPS Centennial in KY

 

Oneida, TN (2015-10-26) Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed 2016 as the National Park Service Centennial in Kentucky.  August 25, 2016, will mark the 100 year celebration of President Woodrow Wilson signing the Organic Act creating the National Park Service. Complete Story

 

Raging Massey Lane Fire Keeps Fire Departments Busy Over Weekend

 

Pioneer, TN (2015-10-26) A four-alarm fire on Massey Lane off Ditney Trail kept area firefighters extremely busy over the weekend.  The fire destroyed a house, outbuilding(s), and several vehicles. Complete Story

 

Nearly 500 Vote in First Week of Early Voting

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-10-26) After a week of Early Voting, nearly 500 people have cast ballots in the November 7, 2015 Town of Oneida Municipal Election.  Monday, November 2, 2015 is the final day to vote early. Complete Story

 

Big South Fork and Obed Waive Some Fees for Veterans’ Day

 

Oneida and Wartburg, TN (2015-10-26) Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and Obed Wild and Scenic River will be observing Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, November 11 by offering free overnight camping. Complete Story

 

County Jobless Rate Drops to Eight Year Low

 

Nashville, TN (2015-10-22) The jobless rate in Scott County dropped to an eight-year low in September.  Despite the improvement, the county had the third highest unemployment rate in the state. Complete Story

 

Voter Turnout Low for Early Voting

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-10-22) After four days of Early Voting for the November 7, 2015 Town of Oneida Municipal Election, less than one percent of registered voters have cast their preference. Complete Story

 

Operation Christmas Child Collection November 16-23

 

Oneida, TN (2015-10-22) Next month, the Boys and Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau in Scott County will serve as a collection site for Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. Complete Story

 

Potter Pleads Guilty to Marcum Murder

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-10-21) Nearly four years after gunning down an Oneida man at a Halloween party, a Scott County man has pled guilty to his murder.  The gunman will likely serve the rest of his life in prison. Complete Story

 

Committee to Discuss New Revenue Options

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-10-19) The county’s Intergovernmental Committee will hold a special-called meeting next week to explore options for new revenue to fund county operations.  In the absence of significant budget cuts, the county could be facing a $400,000 budget shortfall next year—which could result in a 14 cent tax increase. Complete Story

 

County Enters into Ambulance Billing Contract with AMB

 

            Huntsville, TN (2015-10-19) Scott County has entered into an agreement with a Paducah, KY company to provide billing services for the Scott County Ambulance Service.  In the three-year agreement, the company will provide the county with the necessary hardware and software to transmit local data to the company. Complete Story

 

Huntsville / Oneida Awarded $525,000 CDBGs

 

            Nashville, TN (2015-10-19) The Towns of Huntsville and Oneida have each been awarded $525,000 Community Development Bock Grants (CDBG) for sewer improvement projects. Complete Story

 

Early Voting underway for Oneida Municipal Election

 

Oneida, TN (2015-10-19) The 14-day Early Voting period for the Town of Oneida Municipal Election is underway.  Early voting will end on November 2, 2015.  Election Day is Saturday, November 7, 2015. Complete Story

 

Tennessee Urges Citizens to Practice Safe Debris Burning

 

Nashville, TN (2015-10-16) The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is reminding residents who want to burn yard debris to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires. The official start of wildfire season in Tennessee was October 15th. Complete Story

 

Tennesseans without a job lowest since February 2008

 

Nashville, TN (2015-10-15) For the fourth consecutive month, the unemployment rate in Tennessee was 5.7 percent in September. Complete Story

 

UT Study: TennCare Satisfaction at Record High; Tennessee’s Uninsured Numbers Continue to Decline

 

Knoxville, TN (2015-10-14) The estimated number of uninsured people in Tennessee continues to drop, according to a report released today by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Haslam College of Business. Complete Story

 

Community Health Alliance to cease operation

 

Nashville, TN (2015-10-14) Community Health Alliance (CHA) has voluntarily entered state-approved runoff and will not offer insurance coverage in 2016.  CHA was one of five companies that offered healthcare coverage through the Federal Facilitated Marketplace. Complete Story

 

October Proclaimed Disability Employment Awareness Month in TN

 

Nashville, TN (2015-10-14) October has been proclaimed Disability Employment Awareness Month by Governor Haslam as events take place across the state to raise awareness of the talents and abilities of Tennessee citizens with disabilities. Complete Story

 

OPD Officers Issued Tasers and Body Cameras

 

Oneida, TN (2015-10-14) The Oneida Police Department has taken a step to better protect both officers and the public by issuing tasers and body cameras to its employees. Complete Story

 

2015 Tennessee Elk Hunt October 19-23; Young Sportsman Hunt to Follow

 

Nashville, TN (2015-10-14) The 2015 Tennessee Elk Hunt will be held October 19-23 at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Areas while the Young Sportsman Hunt will follow on October 24-25. Complete Story

 

Solid Waste Board reverses decision to recommend promotion

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-10-07) The Scott County Solid Waste Board has reversed an earlier decision regarding its recommendation for a supervisor at the Scott County Recycling Center in Huntsville.  The recommendation will be forwarded to the Mayor, who may or may not agree with the Board’s decision.  Ultimately, the county legislative body will weigh in on the decision, as it must vote to amend the county budget to include funding for the position. Complete Story

 

Local Log Home Manufacturer to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

 

Oneida, TN (2015-10-07) A local manufacturer will observe a milestone in 2016, as Jim Barna Log and Timber Homes will celebrate its 40th anniversary. Complete Story

 

Longtime Newspaper Publisher/Owner Dies

 

Oneida, TN (2015-10-06) A man that provided newspaper coverage of almost every major event, accident, triumph and tragedy in Scott County since 1976 has passed away. Complete Story

 

Recycling Center staffing change proposal withdrawn

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-10-05) At the request of the Scott County Solid Waste Planning Board, a recommendation by Scott County Mayor Dale Perdue to promote an employee at the Scott County Recycling Center to a supervisory role and hire a part-time employee has been withdrawn from consideration.  The Solid Waste Board will meet on Wednesday afternoon to further discuss the proposal. Complete Story

 

Requirement to Advertise County Job Openings Illegal

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-10-05) A requirement that county office holders and department heads advertise job openings prior to hiring an applicant has been deemed illegal.  The Scott County Commission will consider rescinding its action at its next meeting on October 17, 2015. Complete Story

 

County Commission to consider signing new contract for ambulance billing

 

Huntsville, TN (2015-10-05) Faced with dwindling revenues and the possibility of having to supplement its operations, the Scott County Commission learned Monday night its problems with the county ambulance service may not be associated with just cuts in reimbursement, but likely a combination of factors, including the poor performance of its billing company. Complete Story

 

Cemetery Visit Assistance Offered by Big South Fork

 

Oneida, TN (2015-10-05) The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will provide assistance on Friday, October 16, and Saturday, October 17, for family members who wish to visit remote cemeteries and do minor clean-up of graves of their relatives. Complete Story

 

TN License and ID holders may share emergency contact information

 

Nashville, TN (2015-10-02) New forms of technology launched this year by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security have resulted in improved customer service and reduced wait times inside the state’s driver services centers. But the new technology is also increasing the safety of citizens. Complete Story

 

Oneida Officials:  Water is safe to drink

 

Oneida, TN (2015-10-01) Addressing concerns of local residents, a representative from the Oneida Water and Wastewater Department has assured members of the Oneida City Council and the public that the water produced by the utility is safe to drink. Complete Story

 

February 2016

 

2016-02-08 County Cancels Medical Examiners Health Insurance

2016-02-05 Huntsville Man Facing Felony Charges in McCreary County Attempted Abduction Case

2016-02-04 Robbins Man Facing DUI Charges after Striking Patrol Vehicle

2016-02-04 Director’s Interviews Rescheduled

2016-02-04 KSP Investigating Death of 5-Month Old in McCreary County

2016-02-02 August General Election Taking Shape

2016-02-01 Voters May Have Chance to Weigh-In on County Nepotism Policy

 

January 2016

 

2016-01-28 Investigators:  No Criminal Wrongdoing by Assistant Principal

2016-01-28 Director of Oneida Schools Interviews Set

2016-01-28 Scott Jobless Rate Unchanged in December

2016-01-27 Homicide Charge against Robbins Man Bound Over to Grand Jury

2016-01-22 Kentucky Pair Booked on Felony Marijuana Charges

2016-01-21 Tennessee Unemployment Rate for December 5.6%

2016-01-21 Couple Faces Drug Charges for Allegedly Selling Meth from their Huntsville Home

2016-01-19 Commission Narrowly Approves New Solid Waste Board

2016-01-19 Commission Reverses Decision on Agent of Record; Health Incentive Program Discussed

2016-01-19 Commission Rejects Proposal to Put Private Citizen on Budget Committee

2016-01-19 Yager Offers Students Opportunity to Learn About Government First-Hand as Senate Page

2016-01-14 Oneida School Board to Interview All Candidates; Conduct Surveys

2016-01-13 Salvation Army Bell Ringing Efforts Fall Short of Goal

2016-01-11 Budget Committee Recommends Cross as Chairman; Body Taps Local Businessman to Serve

2016-01-11 Finance Committee Recommends Rescinding Action to Change Agent of Record for Voluntary Insurance Products

2016-01-11 HTC to Award Scholarships Again for 2015-2016 School Year

2016-01-11 Big South Fork Centennial Challenge: 100 Miles for 100 Years

2016-01-08 Three Juveniles Indicted in Escape Attempt

2016-01-08 Oneida School Board to Review Applicants for Director

2016-01-07 Assistant Principal under investigation granted medical leave of absence

2016-01-06 Proposed Tri-Star General Bill would honor individuals for outstanding public service

2016-01-04 Christmas Eve Fisticuffs Leads to Assault and Weapons Charges against Father and Son

2016-01-04 Commission Likely to Reconsider Insurance Broker Decision

2016-01-04 Sheriff Department Extremely Busy Over Holiday Period

2016-01-04 Huntsville Sewer Project Underway; Delays Prevent County from Applying for another Grant

2016-01-04 Knox County Man Booked for DUI; Possession of Marijuana

2016-01-01 Crafters and Volunteers Invited to Participate in the 15th Annual Big South Fork Spring Planting and Music Festival

 

December 2015

 

2015-12-31 Robbins Man Charged with Criminal Homicide in Clinton Man’s Death

2015-12-30 Tennesseans Will Renew Driver License Every Eight Years Instead of Five

2015-12-30 State Fire Marshal Urges Tennesseans to Ring in the New Year Safely

2015-12-29 TN Parents and Guardians Can “Freeze Out” Thieves with Credit Freeze

2015-12-29 Comptroller’s Hotline Helps Protect Taxpayers

2015-12-29 Celebrate New Year’s Day Mountain Biking at Big South Fork

2015-12-24 Scott Jobless Rate Up in November

2015-12-23 Yager receives Medallion Award from NASS

2015-12-23 State Fire Marshal: Deck the Halls with Care

2015-12-22 Judge:  Vacancy Shall Be Filled by Mayor and Board of Aldermen

2015-12-21 Amusement Tax Proposal Forwarded to State Legislature

2015-12-21 Commission Narrowly Rejects Proposal That Would Expand Benefits to County Commissioners

2015-12-21 Reynolds Named Finance Director

2015-12-21 Oneida Couple Booked on Multiple Drug Counts

2015-12-21 Sharpe Named CPO at Local Boys and Girls Club

2015-12-18 Consumer Affairs Offers ID Theft Prevention Tips for Seniors

2015-12-18 Local Cops Make Christmas Merrier for 130 Kids

2015-12-18 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for November 5.6%

2015-12-18 Habitat for Humanity Opens Re-Store in Oneida

2015-12-17 THP Reminds Drivers to Buckle Up; Seat Belt Fines Increase January 1

2015-12-17 Wallace Convicted of Aggravated Sexual Battery

2015-12-17 Parole Violators Remanded to TDOC Custody

2015-12-16 2016 Beekeeping Essay Contest Launched

2015-12-14 Child abuse complaint results in drug charges

2015-12-14 Finance Committee considers limiting role of Director; providing insurance to Commissioners

2015-12-11 Mays Resigns; Hearing Set in Anderson Lawsuit

2015-12-09 Oneida Man Wanted for Sex Crimes Arrested in KY

2015-12-08 Huntsville man accused of spousal abuse

2015-12-08 Election Lawsuit Trial Date Requested

2015-12-08 Convicted sex offender booked on sex crime charges

2015-12-07 Four Apply for Finance Director’s Job

2015-12-07 Federal Interest Rate Hike Could Have Significant Impact on County Budget

2015-12-07 Kentucky trio booked on theft charges following local break-in

2015-12-07 Trail Keeper Volunteer Program Expanded at the Big South Fork

2015-12-05 Sunny Skies Shine Over 67th Christmas Parade

 

November 2015

 

2015-11-30 Long-time Big South Fork Ranger Howard Duncan to Retire

2015-11-30 Huntsville Convenient Store Theft Leads to Arrest of Fentress County Man

2015-11-30 Welfare Check Leads to Drug Arrest

2015-11-30 Holiday Weekend Busy for Local Law Enforcement

2015-11-25 Thanksgiving:  A Working Holiday For Many

2015-11-25 Unemployment Rate Down In October Despite Job Losses

2015-11-25 HTC Warns Of Local IRS Scam

2015-11-25 Tennessee State Fire Marshal Urges Safety during Thanksgiving Season

2015-11-24 Carson Indicted on Vehicular Homicide Charges

2015-11-24 Former Corrections Officers charged with having sex with inmates

2015-11-23 County Launches Search for Finance Director

2015-11-22 THP Announces Interstate 40 Challenge during Thanksgiving Holiday

2015-11-20 Sweepstakes/Lottery Scams Take Aim at Tennessee Consumers

2015-11-20 Driver Charged with Possession of Meth

2015-11-19 Suspected Pill Peddler Picked Up by Oneida PD

2015-11-19 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for October Decreased to 5.6%

2015-11-16 County Commissioners at odds with Mayor

2015-11-16 Pioneer Man Arrested for Robbing Huntsville Convenience Store

2015-11-16 Anderson Contests Mays Win in Oneida Election

2015-11-16 Governor Haslam to attend Senator Yager’s Annual Chili Supper

2015-11-16 2015-2016 Blue Book to Honor Senator Howard Baker

2015-11-12 Tennessee Highway Patrol Urges Motorists to Watch Out for Deer

2015-11-09 County Employee Health Insurance Premiums Increase Sharply

2015-11-09 Adventure Tourism Operators Oppose Amusement Tax

2015-11-09 Robbins man booked on theft charges after fleeing from police

2015-11-07 Lay Wins Unprecedented Sixth Term; Three New Aldermen Elected

2015-11-07 Muzzleloader Season for Deer Open

2015-11-05 Scott County Chamber of Commerce’s 67th Annual Christmas Parade

2015-11-03 Early Voting Ends; Town of Oneida Election Saturday

2015-11-02 Solid Waste Board Members resign over disagreement with Mayor

2015-11-02 Committee Recommends Entertainment Tax; Explores Taxing Campgrounds

 

October 2015

 

2015-10-29 Open Enrollment Starts Nov. 1 on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace

2015-10-28 Big South Fork Begins Winter Schedule for Park Facilities

2015-10-26 Intergovernmental Committee Explores Revenue Options

2015-10-26 Huntsville pair booked on narcotics charges following shoplifting investigation

2015-10-26 Governor Proclaims 2016 as the Year of NPS Centennial in KY

2015-10-26 Raging Massey Lane Fire Keeps Fire Departments Busy Over Weekend

2015-10-26 Nearly 500 Vote in First Week of Early Voting

2015-10-26 Big South Fork and Obed Waive Some Fees for Veterans’ Day

2015-10-22 County Jobless Rate Drops to Eight Year Low

2015-10-22 Voter Turnout Low for Early Voting

2015-10-22 Operation Christmas Child Collection November 16-23

2015-10-21 Potter Pleads Guilty to Marcum Murder

2015-10-19 Committee to Discuss New Revenue Options

2015-10-19 County Enters into Ambulance Billing Contract with AMB

2015-10-19 Huntsville / Oneida Awarded $525,000 CDBGs

2015-10-19 Early Voting underway for Oneida Municipal Election

2015-10-16 Tennessee Urges Citizens to Practice Safe Debris Burning

2015-10-15 Tennesseans without a job lowest since February 2008

2015-10-14 UT Study: TennCare Satisfaction at Record High; Tennessee’s Uninsured Numbers Continue to Decline

2015-10-14 Community Health Alliance to cease operation

2015-10-14 October Proclaimed Disability Employment Awareness Month in TN

2015-10-14 OPD Officers Issued Tasers and Body Cameras

2015-10-14 2015 Tennessee Elk Hunt October 19-23; Young Sportsman Hunt to Follow

2015-10-07 Solid Waste Board reverses decision to recommend promotion

2015-10-07 Local Log Home Manufacturer to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

2015-10-06 Longtime Newspaper Publisher/Owner Dies

2015-10-05 Recycling Center staffing change proposal withdrawn

2015-10-05 Requirement to Advertise County Job Openings Illegal

2015-10-05 County Commission to consider signing new contract for ambulance billing

2015-10-05 Cemetery Visit Assistance Offered by Big South Fork

2015-10-01 TN License and ID holders may share emergency contact information

2015-10-01 Oneida Officials:  Water is safe to drink

 

September 2015

 

2015-09-29 Flu Vaccine Now Available at Scott County Health Department

2015-09-28 Tennesseans Encouraged to Take Online Screening for Depression

2015-09-28 KY Man Booked on Laundry List of Drug Violations

2015-09-28 Suspected Impaired Driver Charged with Drug Possession

2015-09-25 GHSO Awards Grants to Sheriff’s Department / District AG Office

2015-09-24 Job Watch:  Unemployment Rate Down in August

2015-09-23 THP/Sheriff’s Department busy over Camp RZR weekend

2015-09-22 BSF and Obed to Celebrate National Public Lands Day September 26

2015-09-21 Hiring freeze considered by county legislative body

2015-09-21 County job openings to be advertised

2015-09-21 Awkward moments for Commissioners during reorganizational session

2015-09-17 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for August 5.7%

2015-09-15 Morgan County Teen Killed in ATV Accident on Brimstone

2015-09-15 Former Scott County Couple killed in Indiana motorcycle accident

2015-09-14 Winfield man charged with DUI behind the wheel of big rig

2015-09-14 Kentucky man charged with kidnapping his family; assaulting wife

2015-09-14 Scott County Trio booked on drug charges

2015-09-14 Big South Fork’s Annual Photo Contest Winners Announced

2015-09-14 23rd Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival Saturday in BSF

2015-09-12 Pilot Dies in Crash at Wings Over Big South Fork Event

2015-09-11 Repeat Offenders Ordered To Serve TDOC Sentences

2015-09-08 Commission Considers Residential Building Codes

2015-09-08 Collaborative Agreement will fund full-time domestic violence officer

2015-09-08 A Week of Storytelling across the Big South Fork

2015-09-08 12th Annual Wings over Big South Fork Saturday

2015-09-08 September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

2015-09-04 THP Reminds Tennesseans to Make Safe Choices During Labor Day Weekend

2015-09-04 Oneida Parents Can Now Check Lunch Debts Online

2015-09-02 ‘Every Kid in a Park Initiative’ Offering Free Entry to National Parks

 

August 2015

 

2015-08-29 Sexton Named Miss Scott County

2015-08-28 3rd Annual Grants Conference September 23 at RSCC

2015-08-27 County Jobless Rate Up Sharply in July

2015-08-27 Summers Crowned Miss Pre-Teen at Scott County Fair

2015-08-25 Douglas Crowned Little Miss Junior At Scott County Fair

2015-08-24 King Crowned Little Miss Fairest of the Fair

2015-08-24 West Wins Institute of Agriculture Award

2015-08-24 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for July 5.7%

2015-08-24 Tennessee Offers Free High School Equivalency Testing

2015-08-22 One Killed, One Serious Injured in Traffic Crash

2015-08-20 Field Set For Oneida City Election

2015-08-17 Commission leaves distance rule unchanged

2015-08-17 Blue Heron Ghost Train Storytelling Event on September 12

2015-08-15 Sexton wins seat on Huntsville Utility Board

2015-08-13 County Schools Coaches named for 2015-2016

2015-08-10 Benefit Auction raises more than $24,000 for Women’s Shelter

2015-08-10 Candidate field for Mayor’s race growing

2015-08-10 Tennessee Highway Patrol Encourages School Zone Safety

2015-08-06 Homicide charges against concert killer sent to Grand Jury

2015-08-05 Scott County Trio Charged with TennCare Fraud

2015-08-05 Senate Committees to review security measures at Tennessee National Guard Installations

2015-08-03 Committee Votes to Recommend Increase in Distance Requirements for Beer Sales

2015-08-03 Low Gap Residents Steaming Mad over Railroad Acquisition

2015-08-03 TDH Promotes Workplace Support for Breastfeeding Mothers

 

July 2015

 

2015-07-29 Authorities Continue Investigation into Teen’s Death

2015-07-29 Assault Charge Against Sheriff Deputy sent to Grand Jury

2015-07-29 Oneida Woman charged with aggravated child abuse

2015-07-29 LaFollette Woman charged with trying to illegally obtain prescription meds

2015-07-24 Three Seeking Oneida Mayor’s Office; Deadline to enter race August 20

2015-07-24 BSF Recreation League bringing flag football to Scott

2015-07-23 Scott Jobless Rate Up 1% in June

2015-07-20 Commission Approves FY2015 Budget

2015-07-20 Local Health Department offering Back-to-School Immunizations

2015-07-20 Boys and Girls Club Accepting Hall of Fame Nominations

2015-07-16 Oneida City Council Inks 2015-2016 Budget

2015-07-16 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for June Decreased to 5.7%

2015-07-14 37 Indicted by Scott County Grand Jury

2015-07-14 NPS Launches Kentucky National Park Pentathlon

2015-07-13 Several Arrested in Drug Interdiction Effort

2015-07-08 Williams Earns Spot on Tennessee Sports Writers’ All-State Team

2015-07-06 Commission Approves 12-cent Property Tax Hike

2015-07-01 Sexton named to Baseball Coaches All-State Team

2015-07-01 Construction Won't Slow July 4th Travelers in Tennessee

 

June 2015

 

2015-06-30 Scott County Farmers’ Market Opening July 11

2015-06-30 Fire Destroys Winfield Home

2015-06-29 Tax Rate Increase Rejected By Commission

2015-06-29 One Killed, Two Injured in Fairview Crash

2015-06-29 THP utilizing traffic data to target violators over July 4 holiday

2015-06-29 State Fire Marshal: Practice campfire safety this summer

2015-06-25 County Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly in May

2015-06-23 Bank Mogul W.H. (Bill) Swain Dead at 92

2015-06-19 Town of Oneida receives grant to roof municipal building

2015-06-18 THP:  New Trooper Assigned to Scott County

2015-06-18 School Board Readies for 2015-2016 School Year

2015-06-18 Oneida Tax Levy Unchanged for FY2016

2015-06-18 49 from Scott make TTU’s Spring 2015 Dean’s List

2015-06-18 Splash Pad Opens at Oneida City Park

2015-06-18 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for May Decreased to 5.8%

2015-06-17 Splash Pad to open Thursday in Oneida

2015-06-15 Bomb Threat Temporarily Closes Local Wal-Mart

2015-06-12 TWRA: Avoid Removing White-Tailed Fawns From The Wild

2015-06-08 County Commission to vote on tax increase June 29

2015-06-08 Finance Committee affirms position on janitorial bid

2015-06-04 Missing Texas Man Found Safe Locally

2015-06-02 Director announces new principals at Huntsville Middle and Robbins Elementary

2015-06-01 County budget to be presented in special meeting June 8

2015-06-01 Scott County Health Department Offers New Program to Help Pregnant Woman Quit Smoking

 

May 2015

 

2015-05-31 Popular Local Restaurant Destroyed by Sunday night fire

2015-05-28 Scott Unemployment Rate Below 9 Percent

2015-05-27 Bond Reduced for Accused Concert Killer

2015-05-26 Carson Makes Court Appearance on Homicide Charge

2015-05-26 Cleveland Man to Appear in Court to face Homicide Charges

2015-05-26 Civil War Historian to Speak at Rugby on June 6

2015-05-24 Indiana Man Killed In Altercation At Full Throttle Event

2015-05-21 Mayor speaks out about proposal to cut fire department funding

2015-05-21 Tennessee’s Jobless Rate Inches Downward in April

2015-05-21 Oneida PD’s New K-9 Ready to Patrol Streets

2015-05-21 Scott County Man Convicted of Timber Theft

2015-05-21 Scott County Deputy Cited for Assault on Juveniles

2015-05-19 Red Kettle Campaign raises more than $20,000

2015-05-19 THP to increase patrols during Memorial Day Holiday

2015-05-18 County Budget to be presented in June; Anti-Nepotism Policy Proposed

2015-05-18 Armed Suspect Robs Huntsville Convenience Store

2015-05-11 Finance Committee Awards Janitorial Contract to Higher Bidder

2015-05-11 Sheriff’s Department Adding K-9 Unit

2015-05-10 BSF announces Blue Heron Decoration Day May 16

2015-05-07 Trio escapes injury after car strikes car and building

2015-05-05 Public Weighs-In on Budget Proposals

2015-05-05 Oneida Woman Dies Two Days after Bizarre Accident

2015-05-04 HTC Scholarship Winners Announced

2015-05-04 Freak Accident Critically Injures Oneida Woman

2015-05-04 HCC Increases Broadband Speeds

 

April 2015

 

2015-04-30 Budget Committee Proposes Cuts and Considers Tax Increase

2015-04-28 Eddie “Turkey Man” Salter Appearance to Benefit CASA

2015-04-24 Drug Task Force Director Terminated in Wake of Investigation

2015-04-23 County Unemployment Rate Edges Downward in March

2015-04-22 Meth for Sex Leads to Charges against Oneida Man

2015-04-21 Winfield Home Destroyed by Fire

2015-04-21 Oneida Man Caught Illegally Dumping Mattresses on Roadside

2015-04-20 County Commission Split on How to Resolve Projected Shortfall

2015-04-20 Couple Caught Dumping Trash Booked for Aggravated Criminal Littering

2015-04-20 KY Woman Booked on Meth Charges Following Traffic Stop

2015-04-20 Obed WSR to Host Exhibition featuring Watercolors by Kampwerth

2015-04-19 Historic Rugby Author Series Brings Poet Jane Hicks April 25

2015-04-17 Community College Reconnect Grant Approved

2015-04-17 Foster Parents Needed in Scott County

2015-04-17 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for March Decreased to 6.3%

2015-04-13 Budget Committee:  Property Tax Increase Likely

2015-04-13 BSF Saddle Club Offering Post Secondary Scholarships

2015-04-13 Appalachian Duo Performing at Rugby April 24

2015-04-12 Obed Wild and Scenic River Presents Healthy Hike on April 18

2015-04-10 State Senate honors Senator Baker

2015-04-09 BSF Spring Planting Festival has “Changed Up” to Include Music

2015-04-09 BSF Announces the Official Opening of Bear Creek Horse Camp

2015-04-09 Vivian Smith Countywide Cleanup Saturday

2015-04-09 Big South Fork’s Beagle Retiring

2015-04-06 Commission Ponders Creation of Job Recruitment Committee

2015-04-02 Local Trooper Involved in Traffic Stop That Intercepted Large Quantity of Prescription Drugs

2015-04-02 State Fire Marshal’s Office urges caution with outdoor burning

 

March 2015

 

2015-03-31 Former Scott County Deputy Charged With Theft/Misconduct

2015-03-31 Anderson County Woman Caught Taking Drugs from Local Pharmacy

2015-03-30 Hunter Education Class Scheduled

2015-03-30 TDCI Urges Consumers to Protect Themselves from Cyber Attacks, Identity Theft

2015-03-30 State Fire Marshal reminds residents to create fire escape plan

2015-03-30 Burnt Mill Bridge Area Cleanup on Saturday

2015-03-27 Road Relief Act would return millions of dollars to counties for road improvements

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 Local School Districts Granted Waivers for Missed Snow Days

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

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