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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 ...



Oneida wins Region 2-A championship with 61-58 upset of Harriman  Independent Herald

HARRIMAN — Defense never slumps. It was an old saying that seemed appropriate here Thursday evening, as Oneida shocked Harriman, 61-58, to win the ...



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 ...



TDOT set to award contract for US 27 work in Oneida  Independent Herald

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is scheduled to award a construction contract for the Alberta Street improvement project in Oneida in the coming ...



Oneida falls to South Greene amid controversy  Independent Herald

GREENEVILLE — Amid controversy surrounding several questionable calls and an incident involving the host school's chain crew (see related column, page ...



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.



'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.



Scott County declares state of emergency  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — Scott County Mayor Jeff Tibbals has declared a state of emergency in Scott County. Tibbals made the declaration to the Tennessee Emergency ...



Notebook: Lambert enters 100th game at Oneida  Independent Herald

When Oneida takes the field at Harriman on Friday, Tony Lambert will mark his 100th game as the Indians' head coach. The milestone places Lambert, who has ...



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 ...



Flood potential: Meteorologists continue to increase rainfall totals  Independent Herald

Potential rain accumulation totals continue to creep upward for the looming week. The National Weather *Service* at Morristown is now forecasting six to eight ...



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 ...



Phillip B. Johnson, 37  Independent Herald

Phillip Branham Johnson, 37, passed away suddenly February 24, 2019. He truly engaged the game of baseball and could often be found on the field coaching ...



Couple arrested on drug charges following pursuit  Independent Herald

A Robbins man who was wanted by local authorities on outstanding warrants was arrested following a pursuit by law enforcement on Monday, February 4, and ...



Pedestrian killed in Pine Knot crash identified  Independent Herald

Editor's Note — This is an update to a story originally published Sunday, February 3, at 11:57 p.m.. PINE KNOT, Ky. — Kentucky authorities have identified the ...



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 ...



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 ...



One airlifted, one arrested after alleged assault  Independent Herald

A Scott County man was airlifted to a Knoxville hospital and his alleged attacker was arrested on felony assault charges last week. Obie W. Stephens, 35, ...



Fall on the Mall: For the kids  Independent Herald

Festivals don't come together overnight. So, in late 2016, in the basement of the Scott County Visitors Center in Huntsville, a team of planners and organizers set ...



Highway patrol searches for drivers involved in pedestrian fatality  Independent Herald

WINFIELD — The Tennessee Highway Patrol continues to seek information on a fatal hit-and-run incident that occurred here Saturday evening. A 21-year-old ...



Flooding rains' cost to Scott County roads hits half-milllion-dollar mark  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — The rains haven't stopped, but the costs are rising, with the cost of road damages in Scott County hitting the half-million-dollar mark.



Mother honors children with store  Independent Herald

The Chilean writer Isabel Allende — the world's most widely read author of the Spanish language — once said, “We don't even know how strong we are until we ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Severe storms, isolated tornadoes possible Thursday evening  Independent Herald

The National Weather *Service* warns that severe thunderstorms — possibly including tornadoes — are possible Thursday evening. While the overall threat of ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Accused meth dealer jailed after search of his home  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — An accused drug trafficker who denied law enforcement officers access to his home without a search warrant last week apparently didn't take ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Report: Claiborne inmates, officers sold scrap metal for personal gain  Independent Herald

TAZEWELL, Tenn. — Claiborne County jail inmates and sheriff's litter patrol officers pocketed more than $20,000 from selling scrap metal, according to an ...



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 ...



Large gains: What's behind testing success?  Independent Herald

Last month, the Tennessee Department of Education released scores of TN Ready student assessments for the 2017-2018 school year from schools and school ...



Hike of the Week: Buzzard Rock  Independent Herald

Trail: Buzzard Rock Trailhead: Unnamed Distance: 1.0 mile. Elevation Gain: 260 ft. Difficulty: Easy. In this part of the world, the word “buzzard” doesn't conjure ...



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 ...



Forgotten Times: Glenmary evacuated after train wreck  Independent Herald

Editor's Note — The following article is reprinted from the Independent Herald's November 24, 1979 edition. GLENMARY — “I thought a bomb had hit,” said ...



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 ...



Amelia Terry - Scholar of the Week 1/14  WBIR.com

Amelia Terry is a Sophomore at Oneida High School. She maintains a 4.0 GPA while also playing on the school's soccer team. Outside of school, Amelia plays ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



SAI moves into realm of services for sexual assault victims  Independent Herald

HUNTSVILLE — As Scott County's reinvigorated approach to combatting domestic violence moves forward, there's a new player in the game: Scott Appalachian ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Keeton named boys soccer coach at Oneida  Independent Herald

Oneida High School has found its new boys' soccer coach. Dr. Jeanny Hatfield, Oneida Special School District Director of Schools, announced Thursday that ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Lenoir City teams still fighting | Sports  news-herald.net

The Lenoir City High School boys and girls basketball teams were tested over the weekend in the South Fork Physical Therapy Christmas Classic at Oneida ...



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, ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Hunters: Get ready for changes due to CWD  Independent Herald

Editor's Note — Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was recently discovered in Tennessee for the first time, bringing the CWD debate to the Volunteer State. Here ...



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 ...



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 ...



Garrett: Remembering the Blizzard of '93  Independent Herald

They called it “Riday.” The concept? Friday without an F. At the end of every six-week grading period, Robbins School would hold Riday for students who didn't ...



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.



'A mountain horror'  Independent Herald

On Jan. 6, 1872, the badly beaten body of a 15-year-old Scott County girl, Angeline Moore, was discovered along a road on Huckleberry Ridge. Her tombstone ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Oneida seniors won't be charged for prank  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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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, ...



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 ...



Church News  Independent Herald

Church News is no longer listed on the Independent Herald's website. To view Church News, please pick up a copy of this week's print edition. Or you may ...



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 CONNIE ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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 ...



'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 ...



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