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Oneida fans frustrated after playoff video shows chains moving  WBIR.com

A Scott County community is fired up about a high school football playoff game after video shows chains being moved mid-play. Oneida High School played ...



'Can You See It?' | 20 years after his death, Oneida's Jim May still inspires community  WBIR.com

Oneida High School named its football stadium after a beloved friend, mentor, and coach who died too soon. This is the story of Jim May.



Notebook: Oneida deserved better — any team would've  Independent Herald

It started about three minutes into the third quarter of Oneida's second round playoff game at South Greene on Friday. The Rebels had scored quickly to start the ...



Got an appetite for brains? Dress like a zombie at the Oneida TN Zombie Fest  WBIR.com

Oneida City Park is filling with zombies on Oct. 13 for the Oneida TN Zombie Fest.



ATV accident claims life of 12-year-old  Independent Herald

WINFIELD — Fall break ended in tragedy Sunday, as a 12-year-old Oneida girl was killed when her off-road vehicle overturned here the day before students ...



How did your school perform on TNReady tests? Search here for results  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Nearly 700 schools – more than 40 percent of schools in Tennessee – improved in student performance across most grades and subjects, according to a state ...



Students to do community service following ‘senior prank' at Oneida High School  WBIR.com

A group of about 30 graduating students will have to do 16 hours of community *service* after trashing Oneida High School for a senior prank late Tuesday night.



Obeying the call  Independent Herald

“I told my wife, we were swinging for a double at New Haven and we hit a home run.” That's how James Roberts sums up his experience after three months in ...



Scott County's unemployment rate still at 5.2%  Independent Herald

After across-the-board unemployment rate increases in June, 57 of Tennessee's 95 counties saw their jobless rates improve in July. Scott County was not one of ...



It begins: Early voting starts Friday  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — Election day is still three weeks away, but voters can begin casting ballots tomorrow (Friday). And if recent history holds — there's no ...



Mining and ministering  Independent Herald

Editor's Note — This story, the fourth and final in a series on "The Mountain Preacher" to paint a picture of what life was like as a minister in rural Scott County in ...



BSFMC's Leftwich eyes the future  Independent Herald

It hasn't been long since Hal Leftwich left the coast for the mountains, making the move from South Florida to Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau, but that doesn't ...



Second annual Zombie Fest lurches into Oneida  WBIR.com

Oneida, Tenn. — Hoards of zombies lurched into Oneida City Park Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13. They weren't looking for brains to eat, though. They were ...



Police swarm, close Oneida Family Motel  Independent Herald

An electronic sign outside the office of the Oneida Family Motel flashed “Open” at around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. In reality, the former Tobe's Motel was ...



Bears in town  Independent Herald

Pictured: A black bear sow and her cub peer from the foliage of a large white oak tree at Big South Fork Medical Center on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 ...



Oneida High School parents, students upset over new cell phone policy  WATE 6 On Your Side

Parents are upset after learning their child will not be allowed to have their cell phone "with them" during class at Oneida High School. The school is enforcing a ...



Hospital announces new CEO, elimination of management positions  Independent Herald

Big South Fork Medical Center announced Wednesday (July 25) a change atop its management team. Rennova Health Inc., parent company of BSFMC, said ...



Fire won't stop BBQ joint  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — It will take more than an unfortunate fire to stop good barbecue. That was the pledge of County's BBQ owner Dustin Kennedy on Thursday, just ...



Man charged in large meth bust  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — A Scott County man who attempted to elude authorities while in possession with a large quantity of methamphetamine was arrested following a ...



Oneida Family Motel will reopen, with significant changes  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — The embattled Oneida Family Motel will soon reopen. However, that will not happen until the motel's owners and management make a lengthy ...



Chitwood receives promotion - Middlesboro Daily News  The Middlesboro Daily News

CAMPBELLSVILLE — Ricky Sparkman, south central region president of Community Trust Bank, has announced that April Chitwood is a commercial loan officer ...



TCAP won't count, state says  Independent Herald

NASHVILLE — TN Ready, the beleaguered statewide assessment being administered in public schools this week and last, will not count against students, ...



Scott woman killed in Smokies crash  Independent Herald

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — A 62-year-old Oneida woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near here Saturday ...



Mayor calls for medical examiner's removal  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — Scott County Mayor Dale Perdue has formally recommended the removal of Dr. Trent Cross as the county's medical examiner. Perdue's ...



Election ballot set — at least tentatively  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — Even as one candidate in one key race awaited the outcome of an appeal earlier this week to find out whether he will appear on the ballot for ...



Hospital announces layoffs  Independent Herald

Big South Fork Medical Center announced on Tuesday, June 5, it's intent to lay off 20 employees as the hospital transitions out of its start-up phase. The hospital ...



South Fork Physical Therapy expands from two doctors to four  Independent Herald

Physical therapy isn't necessarily a profession for everybody. But it is a profession for some, and those are the ones South Fork Physical Therapy wants to reach ...



Feds mum on medical raid  Independent Herald

One week after state and federal authorities swarmed a busy Oneida physician's office, insight on the nature of the raid remained scarce, as federal offices ...



Tennessee prepares for first 'velvet hunt  Independent Herald

Deer hunters who refer to themselves as “meat hunters” rather than “trophy hunters” have a saying: “You can't eat horns.” That may be so, but you can certainly ...



Local High Schools Recognized in A.F. Bridges Awards  Wgnsradio

Local schools and sports contributors are part of this year's A.F. Bridges Awards program from the TSSAA.



Scott County Fair begins Saturday  Independent Herald

The annual Scott County Fair is scheduled to get underway at the Stanley Street Fairgrounds in Oneida, with the first of five pageants slated for Saturday and ...



Election qualifying hits final stages  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — With two weeks remaining before the qualifying deadline, Scott County's general election continues to take shape, with a high-profile battle ...



Family justice center grand-opening set  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — The Scott County Family Justice Center will hold a grand opening tomorrow (Friday) at 2 p.m., at its Baker Highway headquarters here.



Memorial Day: Remembering their sacrifice  Independent Herald

Sonny and Beverly Washam were enjoying a Valentines Day dinner on Feb. 14, 2006 when they received the news that is the ultimate nightmare for the parents ...



Oneida taps King for basketball coach  Independent Herald

To fill its basketball coaching vacancy, Oneida High School looked to its past. The school announced Monday that Jacob King will be its new men's basketball ...



Momentum builds to rename Oneida High School stadium  Independent Herald

Momentum continues to build for the Oneida Special School District Board of Education to take up the naming of the Oneida High School football stadium in ...



New county officials take office  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — While local government offices were closed Monday due to the Labor Day holiday, Tuesday brought several new faces to government in Scott ...



Oneida's Capitol 3 Theater to become state's 'lowest-priced' for first-run movies  Independent Herald

Phoenix Theatres on Tuesday announced a dramatic change in the ticket pricing for Capitol 3 Theatre in Oneida. As of Friday, June 8, Capitol 3 Theatre ...



Hurricane Florence could bring rain to East Tennessee  Independent Herald

Hurricane Florence — the massive tropical cyclone that has displaced upwards of one million people along the Atlantic Coast — could eventually bring impacts ...



Two charged with trafficking marijuana  Independent Herald

An Oneida man and a Spring Hill man were arrested in Oneida on Friday, accused of trafficking marijuana. Richard Jericho Pope, 23, of Oneida, and Jacob A.



Oneida narrows search for basketball coach  Independent Herald

In a bit of an unusual move, Oneida High School has released a list of finalists for its basketball head coaching vacancy. Six candidates are among the finalists, ...



Unwanted fat? Sculpt it away  Independent Herald

When losing weight isn't enough, body sculpting might be an option. That's the premise behind Coolsculpting, an innovative way to reduce fat without invasive ...



TDOT is doing us few favors with revised road plans  Independent Herald

“Spot improvements” has become the most worrisome phrase in TDOT vocabulary. Under the pretense of throwing a bone to local communities while canceling ...



Remembering Scott's defiant independence  Independent Herald

As America celebrates its independence this week, thousands of Scott Countians will gather in downtown Huntsville to mark the occasion at the Firemen's Fourth ...



A lifetime of pharmacy and no regrets  Independent Herald

“I don't remember a time that this is not what I wanted to do.” Those are the words of Oneida pharmacist Terry Roark, from the small office in the rear of his shop ...



Oneida motel owner indicted in Knoxville  Independent Herald

KNOXVILLE — The owner of the beleaguered Oneida Family Motel has been indicted by a Knox County grand jury on 26 felony charges following an ...



Tennessee high school football preseason all-state team for 2018  Knoxville News Sentinel

The 2018 high school football season kicks off this week in Tennessee. Here is the USA Today Network - Tennessee's preseason all-state team as compiled by ...



Welcome to Jim May Stadium: Oneida names football shrine after coaching legend  WBIR-TV

Oneida High School honored the man who put Indians football on the map Friday, nearly 20 years after his death.



Election '18: Lay gearing up for write-in candidacy  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — Although he has been mum on his election plans, Anthony Lay appears to be campaigning as normal ahead of the Aug. 2 general election.



Huntsville: Jesse James' Cumberlands hideaway  Independent Herald

As much as everyone loves a good story, and as much as those stories — at least, the most salacious ones — tend to be exaggerated and become a part of local ...



2017: The year in review  Independent Herald

Each year, as December ends and the calendar flips to a new year, the Independent Herald takes a look back at the stories that made news during the ...



Soccer: Big second half lifts Indians past Highlanders  Independent Herald

It was scoreless for a half, but Oneida took charge in the second half of Monday's inner-county showdown with Scott High at Jane Terry Hoffman Field, scoring ...



Copperheads win season opener in OT  Independent Herald

Scott County's first-ever semi-pro basketball team started its season on Saturday with a 119-117 overtime victory over the Smoky Mountain Black Bears.



Chronic Wasting Disease discovered in Tennessee  Independent Herald

It had been rumored in Tennessee's hunting community throughout the day Friday that big news was coming. And, shortly after 8 p.m. Friday evening, the state's ...



Widening of US 27 south proposed  Independent Herald

SUNBRIGHT — If the East Tennessee Development District has its way, another portion of two-lane U.S. Hwy. 27 south of Scott County might soon be on the ...



Terry named football coach at Scott High  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — In selecting its new football coach, Scott High School opted to stay at home. The school's principal, Melissa Rector, and Scott County Director of ...



Knoxville-area Class 1A and 2A high school football preview  Knoxville News Sentinel

Who are the top teams and the top players in Knoxville high school football this season in Class 1A? Here's a look at some of the key 2018 storylines.



Election '18: Ballot uncertain in sheriff's race  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — With just days of qualifying remaining ahead of the August 2018 general election, the lone challenger set to oppose incumbent Ronnie Phillips ...



Oneida starts the King era off on the right foot  Independent Herald

MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn. — If you want to launch a district player of the year season, opening with 33 points and 17 rebounds might be the way to do it. That was ...



Lady Cherokees fall in district championship | Sports  news-herald.net

For a second straight season, the Greenback School Lady Cherokees soccer team (7-9, 3-1 District 4A) came up just short of the District 4-1A championship in a ...



Fire destroys Oneida donut shop  Independent Herald

A popular Oneida donut shop has been destroyed by fire. A blaze destroyed King Donuts, located at the Oak Grove intersection on the corner of Alberta Street ...



One dead, one airlifted following plane crash in Scott County  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — One person has been killed and another airlifted to University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville with life-threatening injuries after a ...



Oneida man indicted on statutory rape charge  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — An Oneida man accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a teenager at the Oneida Family Motel has been indicted by a Scott County grand ...



Fentress man killed in Robbins crash  Independent Herald

ROBBINS — One driver was killed and another escaped injury in a two-vehicle, head-on collision on U.S. Hwy. 27 here Monday afternoon. The 3 p.m. accident ...



Tibbals is chair, Slaven chair pro tem of commission  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — Scott County Commission got down to business Monday, beginning its new session with seven new members and a relatively light agenda.



Election '18: Bredesen announces opening of 'victory offices'  Independent Herald

NASHVILLE — Former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen announced Monday that he has opened 12 “victory offices” across the Volunteer State as his ...



Takahata: Fifteen years and growing  Independent Herald

In 2002, Anthony Newport became the first employee of Takahata Precision Tennessee. In those days, he worked out of an office in the Scott County Office ...



Garrett: Shannon's tenure at Scott High was about culture change  Independent Herald

As I wrote about Keith Shannon's accomplishments as a head football coach last week, my mind flashed back almost 10 years, to conversations with former Scott ...



But God: The story of one Scott County man's journey back  Independent Herald

“As dirty as you can imagine,” says Randy Byrge. “I was that dirty.” Those are the words of someone who has been to the bottom and found his way back. They're ...



Soccer: Experienced Oneida squad sets sights on district title  Independent Herald

If there is one word to describe Oneida's 2017 girls' soccer team, it might be this one: Experienced. The Lady Indians return experienced players at virtually ...



Big South Fork Medical Center: No intent to close  Independent Herald

In an effort to quell rumors of an impending closure, the administration of Big South Fork Medical Center is seeking to set the record straight: the hospital isn't ...



Scott County woman dies after being hit by foul ball at softball game  WATE 6 On Your Side

ONEIDA (WATE) – A family is grieving after an East Tennessee mother died in a freak accident. Jami Huling, 39, was hit by a foul ball during a charity softball ...



Allardt Pumpkin Festival set for Saturday  Cookeville Herald Citizen

Twenty-seven years after celebrating Jim Asberry's 716.5-pound Tennessee record-breaking pumpkin, the City of Allardt again anticipates a record breaker at its ...



Scott County woman indicted for exploiting the elderly  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — A Scott County woman has been indicted on charges that she financially exploited an elderly woman and stole tens of thousands of dollars ...



Several drug dealers arrested in Oneida  Independent Herald

Six different accused drug dealers were charged in three separate incidents last week in Oneida, according to warrants. In one incident, on Tuesday, Sept.



'More than just a homeless shelter'  Independent Herald

The Scott County Homeless Shelter is no more. Not that the emergency shelter has gone anywhere. It's still open and still housing an average of 15 to 20 men, ...



Baseball: Dominant pitching behind Oneida's hot start  Independent Herald

Four games into the 2017 District 4-A slate, Oneida has jumped to a dominating starts. In those four games, against two of the teams that are traditionally near ...



Buzzard Rock is renowned Kentucky overlook  Independent Herald

Just like that, the rain stopped and the sun appeared. The Independence Day weekend was ending on a wet note; thunderstorms had been the story of the day ...



O&W Cafe: Oneida's niche restaurant  Independent Herald

When Randy Schork and Brittany Boswell decided to leave the ski resort scene in Colorado and head back to the East Coast, they weren't exactly sure where ...



Tennessee Super 25 high school football poll  Knoxville News Sentinel

Who are the best high school football teams in Tennessee this season? The USA Today Network - Tennessee has started its Tennessee Super 25 poll. A group ...



Gracie Cox becomes first from Scott County to win state fairest pageant  Independent Herald

NASHVILLE — For the first time ever, the Tennessee Fairest of the Fair is a Scott Countian. Gracie Cox was crowned as the winner at the Tennessee Association ...



Joe Cross: 2017 Person of the Year  Independent Herald

It would not be unfair to say that Joe Cross is the forefather of mountain biking in Scott County. That's important because Scott County has emerged as a ...



2018 election shapes up to be a busy one  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — As elections go, next year's county general election won't be the biggest, but it will certainly rank up there. The August 2018 general election ...



Commissioner pleads guilty to assault charge  Independent Herald

SEVIERVILLE — A Scott County Commissioner pleaded guilty to assault charges in a Sevier County court here last week. Trent W. Cross, 40, of Oneida, ...



Charges result from 100 mph chase  Independent Herald

A Harriman man who allegedly tried to force an Oneida Police Department officer off the road during a pursuit that reached speeds of 100 mph was returned to ...



Geneva Cadle West  Independent Herald

Geneva F. Cadle West, of Oneida, passed away April 11, 2017,in Hiawassee, Georgia. Born in Sharps Chapel, Tennessee, she was preceded in death by her ...



Knoxville-area Class 3A high school football preview  Knoxville News Sentinel

Who are the top teams and the top players in Knoxville high school football this season in Class 3A? Here's a look at some of the key 2018 storylines.



'Their faith on their sleeve'  Independent Herald

When Oneida High School stopped invocations at varsity football and basketball games amid concerns that the prayers constituted school-sponsored religious ...



Randy A. Lowe, 52  Independent Herald

Randy Alan Lowe, 52, of the Straight Fork community, passed away suddenly July 18, 2017. Born in Scott County, September 12, 1964, he was preceded in ...



Oneida finds a way to win  Independent Herald

In coaching, they sometimes say that an ugly win is better than a pretty loss. Ugly may have been the most effective way to describe Oneida's visit from Harriman ...



Scott's Hall commits to Reinhardt  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — Scott High quarterback Billy Hall has committed to Reinhardt University. The Highlander senior made the announcement via Twitter Monday ...



Bankston set to face parole board  Independent Herald

NASHVILLE — A Scott County man convicted of murdering his wife in 2001 is set to appear before a parole board on Thursday, at which point the panel will ...



Dedicated prosecutor announced for domestic violence  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — Scott County will have a prosecutor who will specialize in domestic violence cases, District Attorney General Jared Effler announced Thursday.



'No longer just a nursing home'  Independent Herald

“I really don't look at us as a nursing home anymore.” Those are the words of Huntsville Manor senior administrator Carla Buttram, in describing the new ...



Scott County Justice Center: More than a courthouse  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — If you haven't been inside the Scott County Justice Center lately, you might be surprised when you step inside — pleasantly so, especially if ...



Public Notices  Independent Herald

Public notices from this newspaper and any other in Tennessee can be viewed at publicnoticeads.com/tn. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. ESTATE OF LONNIE ...



Flooding ravages northern Cumberland Plateau  Independent Herald

Scott County has certainly seen worse flooding. But it has been awhile. That was the assessment of most local residents old enough to remember the noteworthy ...



New stats underscore opioid epidemic in Scott County  Independent Herald

Best-of and worst-of statistics are charted for almost everything. There are the lists of the U.S. counties with the highest unemployment rates; the U.S. counties ...



Story behind the story: Tobe's Motel  Independent Herald

It isn't really a secret that the former Tobe's Motel — now named Oneida Family Motel — has become a hotspot for crime and a hangout for ne'er-do-wells in ...



Cops target dozens of drug traffickers in round-up  Independent Herald

Neighborhood problems. That's how Scott County Sheriff Ronnie Phillips described the targets of a county-wide “round-up” Thursday, which targeted 26 people ...



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