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Wild Hogs Management at Big South Fork

 

Oneida, TN (2016-09-23) Deer season in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area begins September 3 in Kentucky and will begin September 24 in Tennessee.  During that time, wild hogs may be harvested and also during an extended season that lasts from the end of deer season through the end of February. Complete Story

 

Scott Jobless Rate Down in August

 

Nashville, TN (2016-09-23) After two months of increases, the jobless rate in Scott County dropped in August to its lowest level since May.  600 people filed for unemployment benefits last month. Complete Story

 

County joins state health insurance program

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-09-19) After months of discussions, the county legislative body has formally voted to join the state’s health insurance program.  While the county opted for the state-sanctioned group of plans, its current health insurance broker warned the short-term savings could cost enrollees next year. Complete Story

 

New State Law will allow ATVs on County Roads

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-09-19) As the county’s Intergovernmental Committee pondered the implementation of a privilege tax on the operation of all-terrain vehicles on roads inside the county’s adventure tourism district, a little known new state law will allow certain off-highway vehicles to operate on all county roads. Complete Story

 

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for August 4.4 Percent

 

Nashville, TN (2016-09-19) Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for August was 4.4 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the July revised rate of 4.3 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for August was 4.9 percent, unchanged from the previous month. Complete Story

 

Oneida Man Booked on Meth Making Charge

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-09-15) An Oneida man is facing meth making and possession charges following the discovery of a make-shift meth lab in west Oneida. Complete Story

 

Probation Violators Sent to Prison

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-09-15) Five persons who had been convicted of felonies and had their sentences commuted to community corrections have had their probation revoked.  The quintet will now serve the balance of their sentences in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Corrections. Complete Story

 

Oneida City Council Approves Extended Hours for Beer Sales

 

Oneida, TN (2016-09-08) The Oneida City Council has voted to extend the hours for beer sales inside the municipality on the weekends.  Thursday’s vote wasn’t historic, as the council has voted to allow extended hours in the past, but later reneged on the decision. Complete Story

 

Drought Putting Strain on Municipal Water Supply

 

Oneida, TN (2016-09-13) Persistently abnormal dry weather has resulted in browning lawns, premature changing of leaves on some trees, and dwindling water in the lakes and streams in the region.  The drought-like condition is also putting a strain on the municipal water supply for the Oneida Water Department. Complete Story

 

Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival on September 17

 

Oneida, TN (2016-09-11)  The 24th Annual "Haunting in the Hills" Storytelling Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2016.  The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the field near the Bandy Creek Visitors Center. Complete Story

 

Geotechnical Drilling at Leatherwood Ford Low Water Bridge

 

Oneida, TN (2016-09-11) Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will initiate preliminary ground work to support design suitability of the historically significant Leatherwood Ford low water bridge, located on Highway 297, near Oneida, Tennessee. Complete Story

 

BSF Environmental Assessment Completed for Remediation of Selected Contaminated Mine Drainage Sites

 

Oneida, TN (2016-09-09) Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area contains over 100 abandoned mine openings which are part of historic coal operations. Complete Story

 

Kentucky Man Booked on Child Rape Charges

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-09-09) A Kentucky man is facing child rape charges following an investigation into a local case involving two victims, one of which was just 10 years old. Complete Story

 

Clinton Driver Center Relocating to Oak Ridge

 

Clinton, TN (216-09-07) The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has announced the current Clinton Driver Services Center will be closed Friday, September 9 and re-open Monday, September 12 in a new location. Complete Story

 

Wings Over Big South Fork Air and Car Show Saturday

 

Oneida, TN (2016-09-06) The 13th Annual Wings over Big South Fork Air and Car Show will take place Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Scott County Airport in Oneida.  The event will showcase performances by stunt planes, vintage warbirds, helicopters and cars of yesteryear. Complete Story

 

Suspect Torches Residence following Domestic Dispute

 

Oneida, TN (2016-09-05) An Oneida man is facing domestic violence and arson charges following a Saturday altercation in west Oneida. Complete Story

 

Scott County Twosome Busted in Meth Raids

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-09-02) While the discovery of active meth labs has declined considerably in recent months, the Scott County Sheriff’s Department and the 8th Judicial District Drug Task Force raided two homes late Monday night that resulted in meth manufacturing against a Huntsville man and meth and marijuana possession charges against a Helenwood resident. Complete Story

 

McCreary County 4th Graders to Receive Every Kid in a Park Pass

 

Oneida, TN (2016-09-02) Fourth grade students in McCreary County are invited to attend the National Park Service’s Centennial celebration and reveal of the Big South Fork NRRA’s new film, Generations, at 4:30 p.m. (ET) at McCreary Central High School on September 10 to receive their Every Kid in a Park Pass. Complete Story

 

THP is Prepared for the Labor Day Holiday Weekend

 

Nashville, TN (2016-09-02) Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David Purkey and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott today, commented on enforcement plans for the Labor Day holiday weekend. The holiday enforcement period will begin on Friday, September 2, 2016 and conclude on Monday, September 5, 2016. Complete Story

 

County Unemployment Rate Edges Upward in July

 

Nashville, TN (2016-08-29) For the second consecutive month, the unemployment rate in Scott County edged upward in July, marking the highest jobless numbers since January.  With the increase, Scott County also inched closer to the having the highest jobless rate in the state again, landing at second. Complete Story

 

Alley Named Miss Scott County

 

Oneida, TN (2016-08-27) Camille Lea Alley, the daughter of Kelly and Franklin D. Alley, was crowned 2016 Miss Scott County Saturday night at the Scott County Fair. Complete Story

 

White Crowned Inaugural Miss Teen Scott County

 

Oneida, TN (2016-08-27) Cydney Celeste White, the daughter of Randy and Cindy White, was crowned the first ever Miss Teen Scott County Saturday afternoon at the Scott County Fair. Complete Story

 

Duncan claims crown as Miss Preteen Fairest of the Fair

 

(Oneida, TN 2016-08-25) Kenlee Duncan, the 11-year-old daughter of Tara Douglas and Darren Duncan, was named Miss Preteen Fairest of the Fair at the 90th annual Scott County Fair Thursday night. Complete Story

 

Big South Fork NRRA Celebrates Its Silver Anniversary

 

Oneida, TN (2016-08-24)  Since the Great Depression, both the Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) were interested in damming the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River for hydropower. Complete Story

 

Gray Named Little Miss Fairest of the Fair

 

(Oneida, TN 2016-08-23) Shayleigh Love Gray, the 8-year-old daughter of Tim and NaRicka Gray, was named Little Miss Fairest of the Fair at the Scott County Fair Tuesday night. Complete Story

 

Terry Wins title of Little Miss Junior Fairest of the Fair

 

(Oneida, TN 2016-08-22) Zoie Skye Terry, the 5-year-old daughter of Chance and Jessica Terry, was named Little Miss Junior Fairest of the Fair at the 90th annual Scott County Fair Monday night. Complete Story

 

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for July 4.3 Percent

 

Nashville, TN (2016-08-19) Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for July was 4.3 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from the June revised rate of 4.1 percent. Complete Story

 

OHS Students work in Big South Fork over Summer

 

Oneida, TN (2016-08-18) High school students from Scott and Fentress counties recently finished the summer working on a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) team at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  Program participants included students from Oneida High School. Complete Story

 

BSF Announces the Premiere of New Park Movie “Generations”

 

Oneida, TN (2016-08-18) Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area announces the premiere of its new park movie, “Generations,” on Saturday, August 27, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. (ET) at Bandy Creek Visitor Center. Complete Story

 

Scott County School Lockdown as cautionary measure

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-08-17) As a cautionary measure, all Scott County Schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday morning following a robbery in Kentucky overnight. Complete Story

 

Commission Designates Select Roads ATV Friendly

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-08-15) All-terrain vehicle (ATV) operators can now legally ride on several roads in Scott County, after the county legislative body approved the measure Monday night.  While ATV will be permitted on several roads in the county’s state-designated Adventure Tourism District, those riders will be subject to much greater scrutiny. Complete Story

 

Court:  Jones Innocent by Reason of Insanity

 

`Huntsville, TN (20016-08-15) The man accused of killing the Director of the local homeless shelter four-years ago has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.  While found innocent, he will remain in a mental hospital in the Nashville area. Complete Story

 

County school board continues preparations for new school year

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-08-11) Meeting in lame duck session, the Scott County Board of Education conducted mostly routine business Thursday night, as the seven-member body continued to approve contracts and make preparation for the 2016-2017 school year old.  Three newly elected board members will assume their seats on September 1, 2016, and get right down to business with an afternoon work session. Complete Story

 

Clinton Driver Service Center moving to Oak Ridge

 

Clinton, TN (2016-08-09) The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has announced the Clinton Driver Services Center, which is utilized by many Scott Countians for applying for new permits and licenses, testing for licenses, and taking road tests for licenses, will be moved to Oak Ridge. Complete Story

 

Auction raises nearly $24,000 for the Children’s Center of the Cumberlands

 

Oneida, TN (2016-08-08) The 21st annual Scott County Benefit Auction and Telethon raised more than $23,000 for the Children’s Center of the Cumberlands.  Event organizers thanked everyone for their continued support of the charitable auction which helps several non-profit organizations in the community. Complete Story

 

Coaches Named for the 2016-2017 School Year

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-08-08) Coaching assignments for the Scott County School System for the 2016-2017 school year have been announced. Complete Story

 

Kentucky Man Injured in Officer-Involved Shooting at Oneida Wal-Mart

 

            Oneida, TN (2016-08-07) A domestic dispute between a Kentucky couple in the parking lot of the Oneida Wal-Mart SuperCenter resulted in a confrontation with law enforcement officers that escalated in the male subject being shot by an Oneida police officer.  The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is probing into the shooting.  Complete Story

 

Sexton Elected Assessor; Three New School Board Members Selected

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-08-04) A long term employee has been chosen to succeed his former boss to oversee the office of Assessor of Property. Three political newcomers will serve on the Scott County Board of Education. Complete Story

 

THP Warns Motorists that School is Starting Back

 

Nashville, TN (2016-08-03) As Tennessee schools are starting back to school, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) wanted to make drivers aware of the rules and penalties for improperly passing a school bus.  Tennessee law (55-8-151) addresses the overtaking and passing school busses while unloading/loading passengers and the penalties. Complete Story

 

Cost of Hospital Closure Mounting; Interest Remains in Reopening Facility

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-08-01) The cost of the recent closure of Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott are beginning to mount, as the county struggles to provide emergency medical services to its citizens.  Some interest still remains in reopening the local hospital. Complete Story

 

County Commission to consider opening all roads in adventure tourism district to ATV riders

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-08-01) The Scott County Board of County Commissioners will vote on August 15, 2016 on whether or not to designate several roads in and around Brimstone and the North Cumberland Wildlife Management areas legal for all-terrain vehicle traffic. The issue has polarized the community with proponents of tourism and economic development wanting the change, and many homeowners and others against it. Complete Story

 

Nearly 2000 Vote Early in Thursday’s Election

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-08-01) With Early Voting over, the stage has been set for Thursday’s General and State Primary Election.  Registered voters can cast ballots Thursday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Complete Story

 

Hours Remain for Early Voting

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-07-28) Only hours remain for local residents to take advantage of the state’s 14-day Early Voting period.  Voting will end Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Complete Story

 

County Unemployment Rate Up Sharply in June

 

            Nashville, TN (2016-07-28) Scott County’s unemployment rate rose sharply in June, climbing nearly two percentage points.  Scott County wasn’t alone, as every county in the state experienced higher unemployment. Complete Story

 

Early Voting for August Election Nearing End

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-07-26) Early Voting for the August General Election is coming to an end.  The final day to vote early is Saturday. Complete Story

 

County Commission Approves 16-17 Tax Rate

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-07-25) The property tax rate for 2016-2017 fiscal year will remain the same for county tax payers. Complete Story

 

Scott County Man Arrested following manhunt in Helenwood

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-07-25) A Scott County man is facing domestic assault charges following an altercation with his mother Friday evening.  The man briefly eluded police who launched a manhunt to find him. Complete Story

 

Two Scott County Residents Charged with TennCare Fraud

 

Nashville, TN (2016-07-25) Two women in Scott County are charged in separate cases with TennCare fraud. Complete Story

 

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for June 4.1%

 

Nashville, TN (2016-07-22) Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for June was 4.1 percent, unchanged from the May revised rate of 4.1 percent. Complete Story

 

900 Vote in First Week of Early Voting

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-07-22) After the first week of Early Voting in the August General and State Primary Election, just over 900 people have cast ballots.  Early Voting will continue through July 30, 2016. Complete Story

 

Scott County Awarded Grant to Rehab O and W Bridge

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-07-20) Scott County has been awarded a Tennessee Tourism Enhancement Grant that will fund the restoration of the O and W Bridge. Complete Story

 

Spaces remain open in new EMT program at Roane State’s Scott County campus

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-07-20) With the recent closure of the local hospital and changes in the healthcare industry, the demand for emergency medical workers is greater than ever.  Roane State Community College is offering a rigorous 15-week program that will allow students to learn the skills necessary to work in this specialized healthcare field. Complete Story

 

Help Keep Children Healthy: Get School Immunizations Now

 

Nashville, TN (2016-07-19) Another school year will soon begin for many students in Tennessee and now is the time to make sure they receive the required immunizations for school attendance. Complete Story

 

Suspect shot by officer wanted on domestic violence charge

 

            Helenwood, TN (2016-07-19) The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation continues to probe into an officer-involved shooting at a home in the Cherry Fork community.  The suspect that was shot was wanted on a domestic violence charge. Complete Story

 

Commission Rejects Request to Allow ATVs on River Road

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-07-18) The Scott County Board of County Commissioners has rejected a request from the county’s Adventure Tourism Committee to officially designate River Road an approved riding trail for all-terrain vehicles. Complete Story

 

Oneida Woman Fatally Injured in ATV Accident

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-07-18) An young Oneida woman was fatally injured early Sunday morning in an all-terrain vehicle accident near the Elk Valley community. Complete Story

 

First National Bank presents annual “mini grants” to local teachers

 

Oneida, TN (2016-07-18) First National Bank presented teachers in the Oneida and Scott County school systems with “mini grant” checks last Thursday afternoon during a luncheon at the Scott County Senior Citizens Center in Oneida. Complete Story

 

Scott County Couple Indicted on Rape and Child Neglect Charges

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-07-15) A Scott County couple is facing several felony charges after being indicted by a Scott County Grand Jury on child neglect and statutory rape charges. Complete Story

 

Local Company awarded Janitorial Supplies Contract

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-07-15) The Scott County Finance Committee has awarded a local company the contract for janitorial supplies for the coming year.  The company was the second lowest of four bids received for the service. Complete Story

 

Early Voting Underway for August Election

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-07-15) Early Voting is officially underway for the August 4, 2016 County General and State Primary Election.  Registered voters can cast votes at either the Oneida City Hall or Scott County Office Building through July 30, 2016. Complete Story

 

Attorney General to Pursue Legal Action in Alleged Hazing Incident at Basketball Camp

 

            Huntsville, TN (2016-07-14) A middle Tennessee prosecutor is expected to file charges following an alleged hazing incident at Tennessee Tech University involving players on the Scott High School boys’ basketball team. Complete Story

 

Scott County School Board Preps for 2016-2017 School Year

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-07-14) With the first day of school rapidly approaching, the Scott County Board of Education spent much of its July meeting addressing purchases, policies, and procedures for the 2016-2017 school year. Complete Story

 

Rider Credits his Friend and Helmet for Saving his Life

 

Oneida, TN (2016-07-11) A Scott County teenager is crediting his friend and use of a helmet for saving his life following a traumatic all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday. Complete Story

 

Fire Destroys West Oneida Home

 

Oneida, TN (2016-07-11) A six alarm fire completely destroyed an luxurious home in West Oneida early Monday morning. Complete Story

 

Counterfeit Prescription Drugs being sold in Tennessee

 

Nashville, TN (2016-07-07) Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are warning the public about a recent dramatic increase in the prevalence of counterfeit prescription drugs in Tennessee. Complete Story

 

KY Woman Booked on DUI-Child Endangerment Charges

 

Oneida, TN (2016-07-06) A Kentucky woman is facing charges after she got behind the wheel of her vehicle while intoxicated to make a road trip to buy more booze for her son.  After stopping the vehicle, authorities found two unrestrained toddlers in her car. Complete Story

 

Changes in Homeless Shelter Lease Purposed

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-07-05) The Chairman of the county’s Building and Grounds Committee has proposed changing the county’s lease with the operators of the Scott County Homeless Shelter.  If changes are approved, the shelter would have control of the entire building, the lease payment would be negated, and the shelter would be liable for all maintenance and utilities. Complete Story

 

Adventure Tourism Committee Requests River Road Be Designated ATV Trail

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-07-05) Scott County has had a designated Adventure Tourism district since August 2012; however, little has been done to finalize plans for it.  Tuesday night, the committee requested the county legislative body declare River Road, which is one of many county roads in the tourism district, a legal thoroughfare for ATV riders. Complete Story

 

Status Update:  State of Emergency Care Following Hospital Closure

 

Huntsville, TN (2016-07-05) While the fate of the local hospital remains uncertain, the state of emergency medicine has remained stable in the days following the closure of Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott. Complete Story

 

Tax Free Weekend July 29-31

 

Nashville, TN (2016-07-05) During the last term of the Tennessee Legislature, lawmakers changed the state’s Tax Free Weekend to the end of July. Complete Story

 

Pioneer Hospital of Scott Closes

 

Oneida, TN (2016-07-01) Negotiations with a potential buyer for Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott have reportedly failed and the facility has closed.  Whether the hospital will ever reopen is uncertain, but some interest remains in saving the aging facility. Complete Story

 

Kennedy Graduates from THP Academy

 

Oneida, TN (2016-07-01) A former Oneida police officer was among 31 cadets that graduated from the Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Center on Friday. Complete Story

 

Pioneer Hospital Closing After Last Minute Negotiations Fail

 

            Oneida, TN (2016-07-01) Negotiations with a potential buyer for Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott have reportedly failed and the facility will official close.

            Negotiations between Pioneer Health Services of Magee, MS and an undisclosed buyer have reportedly failed and the corporate office has notified the local facility it will cease operations.  According to Pioneer Hospital CEO Tony Taylor, the corporate office notified him to close the facility at 7 p.m. tonight; however, for all intended purposes, the facility was already closed and staff will close the doors before then.

            Earlier today, either Pioneer Health Services or the potential buyer reportedly paid several utility bills that had been months in arrears, as negotiations seemed to be on-track for finalizing the sale.  However, without explanation, the corporate office gave the directive to close the facility without any official announcement or reason.

            Late yesterday, the local hospital notified the state it was negotiating the sale of the facility to an unnamed buyer, and requested the state grant it an extension on its closure date.  The state reportedly agreed to the extension, and negotiations went forth in full earnest Friday morning. 

            WBNT will continue to follow this developing story and bring you the latest at 105.5 FM or wbnt.com.

 

September 2016

 

2016-09-23 Wild Hogs Management at Big South Fork

2016-09-23 Scott Jobless Rate Down in August

2016-09-19 County joins state health insurance program

2016-09-19 New State Law will allow ATVs on County Roads

2016-09-19 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for August 4.4 Percent

2016-09-15 Oneida Man Booked on Meth Making Charge

2016-09-15 Probation Violators Sent to Prison

2016-09-13 Drought Putting Strain on Municipal Water Supply

2016-09-11 Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival on September 17

2016-09-11 Geotechnical Drilling at Leatherwood Ford Low Water Bridge

2016-09-09 BSF Environmental Assessment Completed for Remediation of Selected Contaminated Mine Drainage Sites

2016-09-09 Kentucky Man Booked on Child Rape Charges

2016-09-08 Oneida City Council Approves Extended Hours for Beer Sales

2016-09-06 Clinton Driver Center Relocating to Oak Ridge

2016-09-06 Wings Over Big South Fork Air and Car Show Saturday

2016-09-05 Suspect Torches Residence following Domestic Dispute

2016-09-02 Scott County Twosome Busted in Meth Raids

2016-09-02 McCreary County 4th Graders to Receive Every Kid in a Park Pass

2016-09-02 THP is Prepared for the Labor Day Holiday Weekend

 

August 2016

 

2016-08-29 County Unemployment Rate Edges Upward in July

2016-08-27 Alley Named Miss Scott County

2016-08-27 White Crowned Inaugural Miss Teen Scott County

2016-08-25 Duncan claims crown as Miss Preteen Fairest of the Fair

2016-08-24 Big South Fork NRRA Celebrates Its Silver Anniversary

2016-08-23 Gray Named Little Miss Fairest of the Fair

2016-08-22 Terry Wins title of Little Miss Junior Fairest of the Fair

2016-08-19 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for July 4.3 Percent

2016-08-18 OHS Students work in Big South Fork over Summer

2016-08-18 BSF Announces the Premiere of New Park Movie “Generations”

2016-08-17 Scott County School Lockdown as cautionary measure

2016-08-15 Commission Designates Select Roads ATV Friendly

2016-08-15 Court:  Jones Innocent by Reason of Insanity

2016-08-11 County school board continues preparations for new school year

2016-08-09 Clinton Driver Service Center moving to Oak Ridge

2016-08-08 Auction raises nearly $24,000 for the Children’s Center of the Cumberlands

2016-08-08 Coaches Named for the 2016-2017 School Year

2016-08-07 Kentucky Man Injured in Officer-Involved Shooting at Oneida Wal-Mart

2016-08-04 Sexton Elected Assessor; Three New School Board Members Selected

2016-08-03 THP Warns Motorists that School is Starting Back

2016-08-01 Cost of Hospital Closure Mounting; Interest Remains in Reopening Facility

2016-08-01 County Commission to consider opening all roads in adventure tourism district to ATV riders

2016-08-01 Nearly 2000 Vote Early in Thursday’s Election

 

July 2016

 

2016-07-28 Hours Remain for Early Voting

2016-07-28 County Unemployment Rate Up Sharply in June

2016-07-26 Early Voting for August Election Nearing End

2016-07-25 County Commission Approves 16-17 Tax Rate

2016-07-25 Scott County Man Arrested following manhunt in Helenwood

2016-07-25 Two Scott County Residents Charged with TennCare Fraud

2016-07-22 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for June 4.1%

2016-07-22 900 Vote in First Week of Early Voting

2016-07-20 Scott County Awarded Grant to Rehab O and W Bridge

2016-07-20 Spaces remain open in new EMT program at Roane State’s Scott County campus

2016-07-19 Help Keep Children Healthy: Get School Immunizations Now

2016-07-19 Suspect shot by officer wanted on domestic violence charge

2016-07-18 Commission Rejects Request to Allow ATVs on River Road

2016-07-18 Oneida Woman Fatally Injured in ATV Accident

2016-07-18 First National Bank presents annual “mini grants” to local teachers

2016-07-15 Scott County Couple Indicted on Rape and Child Neglect Charges

2016-07-15 Local Company Awarded Janitorial Supplies Contract

2016-07-15 Early Voting Underway for August Election

2016-07-14 Attorney General to Pursue Legal Action in Alleged Hazing Incident at Basketball Camp

2016-07-14 Scott County School Board Preps for 2016-2017 School Year

2016-07-11 Rider Credits his Friend and Helmet for Saving his Life

2016-07-11 Fire Destroys West Oneida Home

2016-07-07 Counterfeit Prescription Drugs being sold in Tennessee

2016-07-06 KY Woman Booked on DUI-Child Endangerment Charges

2016-07-05 Changes in Homeless Shelter Lease Purposed

2016-07-05 Adventure Tourism Committee Requests River Road Be Designated ATV Trail

2016-07-05 Status Update:  State of Emergency Care Following Hospital Closure

2016-07-05 Tax Free Weekend July 29-31

2016-07-01 Pioneer Hospital of Scott Closes

2016-07-01 Kennedy Graduates from THP Academy

 

June 2016

 

2016-06-30 THP Announces Fourth of July Traffic Enforcement Strategy

2016-06-30 State Fire Marshal: Let the Pros Handle Fireworks this Year

2016-06-28 Online Voter Registration Law becomes effective on Friday

2016-06-27 Pioneer Hospital Diverting All Patients to Other Facilities

2016-06-26 Pioneer Emergency Department to Divert Patients

2016-06-24 Interstate Construction will hamper weekend travel

2016-06-23 County Jobless Rate Drops Below 6%

2016-06-22 Keeton Returns Home; Heroes Welcome Planned

2016-06-22 Landowner Sues County Over Litton Covered Bridge Road

2016-06-21 Hospital Closure Pushed Back to July 1

2016-06-20 Oneida Man facing Multiple Charges following Domestic Violence Investigation

2016-06-20 Five Booked on Drug Charges Following Reverse Sting Operation

2016-06-17 Yager:  State will oversee hospital closure

2016-06-17 Helenwood Man Facing Kidnapping Charges

2016-06-16 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for May 4.1%

2016-06-16 Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott Closing June 26

2016-06-15 R.A.M. Clinic Provides Nearly $250,000 in Free Care

2016-06-15 Indiana Fugitive Captured in Scott County following Two-State Car Chase

2016-06-15 KY Man Jailed for Stalking Ex-Girlfriend

2016-06-15 BSF Accepting Entries for Second Annual Photo Contest

2016-06-15 Public Meeting Planned to Discuss Proposed Rehabilitation Alternatives for Pine Creek Dam No. 4

2016-06-15 Scott County Korean War Soldier’s Remains Returning Home

2016-06-14 Two dead in Kentucky ATV accident

2016-06-14 Scott County Teen to Attend FACT Summit on Tobacco

2016-06-13 Yahoo Falls Road Improvement Project to Start June 20

2016-06-13 Big South Fork Centennial Challenge: 100 Miles for 100 Years

2016-06-13 State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Safety with Outdoor Grilling

2016-06-08 Oneida Schools Awarded Read to be Ready Grant

2016-06-06 Litton Covered Bridge Road Closure Draws Ire from County Commission

2016-06-06 Drug agents seize three pounds of pot from Oneida home

2016-06-06 Obed Proposes to Increase Campsite Fees for Rock Creek Campground

2016-06-01 Yager:  Increase in patient limits for Suboxone clinics a threat to public safety

2016-06-01 Scott County has millions of unfunded road projects

 

May 2016

 

2016-05-31 Pioneer notifies State that hospital could close

2016-05-28 One Dead One Injured in SXS Rollover Crash on River Road

2016-05-26 Sexton: Litton Covered Bridge Road Closed for Repair

2016-05-26 Shelton Appointed to Oneida Planning Commission City Sells Surplus Property

2016-05-26 County Jobless Rate Continues Downward Trend in April

2016-05-26 Memorial Day Travelers Won’t Be Delayed by RoadConstruction

2016-05-25 Burglary Suspect Caught, Stolen Vehicle Recovered

2016-05-25 Chadwell Tapped for Tennessee Educator Fellowship

2016-05-23 BSF Announces Fourth Grade Student Art Contest Winners

2016-05-21 Armstrong/Boyatt Re-Elected To PEC Board

2016-05-19 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for April 4.3%

2016-05-16 Commission votes against closing Litton Covered Bridge Road

2016-05-16 Wild Hog Research Project Underway in the Big South Fork

2016-05-12 School Board Give Go-Ahead on Bus Garage

2016-05-10 Parents of Little Boy Left Alone in Park Arrested on Drug Charges

2016-05-10 OSSD Board of Education Affirms Vote on New Director

2016-05-09 BSF Centennial Challenge: Burnt Mill Bridge Loop on May 14

2016-05-05 Local Adventure Tourism Venue Named in Civil Lawsuit

2016-05-05 HTC Scholarship Winners Announced

2016-05-04 BSF Second Annual Blue Heron Decoration Day, May 7

 

April 2016

 

2016-04-28 Developer Proposes Land Donation to Straighten Buffalo Road

2016-04-26 BSF to Host 16th Annual Spring Planting and Music Festival

2016-04-25 Tourism to Big South Fork Creates $20.5M in Economic Benefits

2016-04-25 Cemetery Visit Assistance Offered by Big South Fork

2016-04-21 Hatfield Wins Split Decision for OSSD Directors Job

2016-04-21 County Jobless Rate Down to 6.8% in March

2016-04-19 UnitedHealthcare Announces Withdrawal From Federally Facilitated Marketplace

2016-04-18 Adventure Tourism Committee Re-Established

2016-04-18 Commission Holds Public Hearing on Road Closure; Action Expected in May

2016-04-14 Reckless Driving Leads to Drug Charges against an Oneida Man

2016-04-14 Tennessee’s March Unemployment Rate Lowest Since June 2007

2016-04-13 Comcast Cares Day to benefit Robbins Elementary

2016-04-12 Scott Selected for Industrial Property Evaluation Program

2016-04-12 Rural Economic Act could positively impact on Scott County

2016-04-11 Oneida Contractor Lowest Bidder on School Bus Garage Construction Project

2016-04-11 PEC Plans Power Outage April 16

2016-04-11 Nancy Swain Watters Memorial Walk Friday

2016-04-11 Find Your Park during National Park Week 2016

2016-04-07 Candidate Field Set for August General Election

2016-04-06 Live Music Line Up for the BSF Spring Planting and Music Festival

2016-04-06 State Fire Marshal Urges Caution with Outdoor Burning

2016-04-05 Say “Thumbs Down” to Texting and Driving during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

2016-04-05 Hours remain in qualifying period for August County Election

2016-04-05 BSF Healthy Hike: Ledbetter-Kentucky Trail on April 9

2016-04-04 Hospital CEO Outlines Plan for Recovery

2016-04-04 Armstrong Flooring, Inc. Becomes Independent, Publicly Traded Company

2016-04-01 Hospital will remain open during corporate restructuring

2016-04-01 Scam Artist Target Jail Detainees

2016-04-01 Pioneer Health Services files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

2016-04-01 Final Week for Qualifying for August General Election

2016-04-01 Tennessee Celebrates National Public Health Week

 

March 2016

 

2016-03-31 Kentucky National Park Pentathlon Continues

2016-03-30 Georgia Gospel Group to Perform Free Live Concert April 1

2016-03-29 Upper Cumberland Development District Names Rep. Keisling ‘Legislator of the Year’

2016-03-24 County Jobless Rate Down in February

2016-03-24 Candidate Field Taking Shape for August General Election

2016-03-21 Amusement Tax off the Table for 2016 Legislative Session

2016-03-21 Search for KY Fugitive Leads to Drug Charges

2016-03-21 Commission Rejects Proposal to Abolish Constables

2016-03-17 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for February 4.9%

2016-03-17 New Ordinance Would Expedite Construction Projects in Oneida

2016-03-17 Oneida Applies for LPRF Grant to make improvements at Bear Creek Park

2016-03-16 Spring Prescribed Fires to Begin in Big South Fork

2016-03-14 BSF Receives Grant to Help Support Centennial Challenge

2016-03-14 Wednesday Kick Butts Day in Scott County

2016-03-11 Ditney Trail Couple Booked on Drug Charges

2016-03-11 Scott County Duo Booked on Drug Charges

2016-03-10 School Board amends Sick Leave Policy for Bus Drivers

2016-03-10 Countywide Science Fair Winners Announced

2016-03-10 “Parade of Beauties” Event to Benefit CASA

2016-03-10 State Fire Marshal: Check Smoke Alarms When Changing Clocks

2016-03-07 County to Consider Suing Town of Huntsville over Annexation

2016-03-07 Anti-Nepotism Policy Sparks Heated Debate in Commission Meeting

2016-03-07 Commission to Consider Eliminating Constables

2016-03-07 SCSD and TBI Investigating Winfield Murder-Suicide

2016-03-04 County Audit Finds Fault with Most County Departments

2016-03-04 Potential Candidate List Grows in Assessors Race

2016-03-04 Slow Tax Collections Could Result in Significant Budget Shortfall

2016-03-04 Scott County Health Department to Receive Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Interest Recognition

2016-03-04 Legislation would end Pre-Trial Diversion for Crimes against Children

2016-03-03 Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for January 5.4%

2016-03-02 Exit 141 has Reopened to Local Traffic

2016-03-01 Trump / Clinton Win Scott County Primary Elections

2016-03-01 Cops Credited with Saving Woman’s Life

2016-03-01 Four Arrested in Winfield Drug House

 

February 2016

 

2016-02-29 Pioneer Pot Peddling Couple Charged in Marijuana Trafficking Case

2016-02-29 Super Tuesday in Scott County: What you need to know

2016-02-22 Drug Offenses Top Charges for OPD in 2015

2016-02-22 Hunter Education Course Scheduled in Oneida

2016-02-21 Candidate Field Grows for August General Election

2016-02-21 Scott County Celebrates Tennessee Quit Week

2016-02-18 Mays Appointed to Oneida City Council

2016-02-17 National Parks Centennial One Object Online Exhibit Opens

2016-02-16 Commission Votes to Terminate Medical Examiner’s Insurance

2016-02-15 Oneida Man Charged with Burglarizing Local Contractor’s Office

2016-02-15 KY Woman Facing Meth Possession Charges

2016-02-15 Scott County Schools were ready for TNReady

2016-02-15 County Teachers of the Year Honored

2016-02-15 National Parks World War II Film Festival on February 20

2016-02-14 Sheriff’s Department Investigating Murder-Suicide

2016-02-12 Big South Fork Announces Fourth Grade Student Art Contest

2016-02-11 Free Flu Vaccine Available at Scott County Health Department

2016-02-11 BSF and Knoxville Arabian Horse Club Announce New Picnic Pavilion Project

2016-02-09 Big South Fork NRRA to Host 16th Annual Spring Planting and Music Festival

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

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