Sheriff’s Department Searching For Jail Escapee

July 15, 2011

Huntsville, TN (2011-07-15) The Scott County Sheriff’s Department is still searching for an escapee that fled from the Scott County Jail Thursday afternoon.  While Deputies continue to search near the facility, authorities believe the suspect has left the area. [ Read More ]

Abandoned Mines Closed at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

July 12, 2011

Oneida, TN (2011-07-12) Big South Fork National River Area and Recreation Area contains mineral resources, including coal, oil, and natural gas, that were developed during the history of the Cumberland Plateau before the park was established in 1974. Among the remaining mineral exploitation features were numerous coal mines that were abandoned and remained open to the public for more than 70 years. These features presented a serious threat to human safety. [ Read More ]

Lafollette Man Wanted On Drug Charges Runs From The Law

July 11, 2011

Oneida, TN (2011-07-11) A Lafollette man that had been sought by local authorities following the discovery of a mobile meth lab in a Norma area cemetery in late June attempted to flee from authorities Saturday night.  The suspect was eventually stopped outside Huntsville, but reportedly fought with officers before being detained. [ Read More ]

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