GO BIG 2017 Healthy Hike: Honey Creek Loop, May 5

April 30, 2018

Oneida, TN (2018-04-30) Immerse yourself in what was once designated as a “pocket wilderness” while you disconnect from your stressful routine.  Take some time to concentrate on your own self-care and personal fitness as you take in the relaxing smells, sounds, and sights of nature.  In support of the GO Big 2018 Challenge, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be conducting a healthy hike along the Honey Creek Loop trail on Saturday, May 5, at 9:00 a.m. (ET). [ Read More ]

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Deborah Rose Hicks Dunn, age 61, of Winfield, TN

April 29, 2018

Deborah Rose Hicks Dunn, age 61 of Winfield, TN, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville, TN.  Born November 17, 1956, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Chrystal Claire Hicks. Friends may visit with the Dunn family on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Cross Cemetery in Winfield, TN. A complete obituary will follow. Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Deborah Rose Hicks Dunn.

Department of Human Services Food Stamps

April 28, 2018

Tennessee families lose millions of dollars a year because they don’t get the food stamps they should.  Food stamps help families raise healthy children.  They help older people stay healthy.  They help make ends meet.  Call or visit the Department of Human Services in your county and find out if you qualify for food stamps.  [ Read More ]

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Ira Glen Burress, age 90, of Winfield, TN

April 26, 2018

Ira Glen Burress, age 90 of Winfield, TN, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida, TN. He was born on February 9, 1928 in Scott County, TN to the late Isaac and Maggie Burress. Ira was a member of New Light Baptist Church; a member of the Masonic Lodge #695 F&AM in Oneida; and a Veteran of the United States Navy; The oldest member of the Winfield Fire Department. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife: Mattie Burress; son: Ira “Buddy” G. Burress; grandsons: Patrick Wade Burress and Jason Paul Duncan; brothers and sisters, Opal Spencer, Kenneth Burress, Kolmer Blaine and Harold and Hestel Burress. He is survived by his children: Charles R. Duncan and wife Madeline and Charlotte J. Scoggins and husband Ron; sister: Tootsie Burchfield; daughter-in-law: Debbie Burress; grandchildren: Steven Duncan and wife Anna, Tiffany Zinna, Ashley Burress, Martha Hawkins and husband Patrick, Patrick Duncan, and Lois Duncan and many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Friends may visit with the Burress family on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 1 p.m. until time of Masonic service at 2:45 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home.  Funeral service will follow with Bro. Darvie Fenison officiating.  Music will be provided by the Chitwood Family Singers. Burial will follow in the New Light Cemetery in Winfield, TN with full Military Honors provided by American Legion Post #136 of Oneida. Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Ira Glen Burress.

Morning Bird Walk with Dr. Chuck Nicholson Saturday, April 28

April 25, 2018

Oneida, TN (2018-04-25)  Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area announces a bird walk led by Dr. Chuck Nicholson.  Chuck Nicholson has over 35 years of birding experience on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, including the Big South Fork area.  He is an active member of the Tennessee Ornithological Society and has served as president and editor of its journal. [ Read More ]

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