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JustChoice Lending And Appalachia Housing Target $25 Million To Homebuyers

April 7, 2010

Robbins, TN (2010-04-07) Officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have approved a special set aside of $25 million in mortgage funds for low-income homebuyers in Central Appalachia through JustChoice Lending. Loans originated through this pilot program will feature payment assistance and interest rates as low as 1% to ensure affordable monthly payment. For those who qualify, 100% financing and alternative credit analysis are available. [ Read More ]

Committee Approves Donations

April 5, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-04-05) The Community Development Committee approved budgeted donations for two local organizations Monday night, pending approval by the full County Commission. [ Read More ]

Candidate List Set For August Election

April 1, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-04-01) With the qualifying deadline past, the list of eligible candidates for the August County General Election has been set.  Candidates will have until next Thursday to withdraw from any race. [ Read More ]

Commissioners Meet With Mercy Health

March 30, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-03-30) Members of the Scott County Commission met with officials from Mercy Health Partners Tuesday night to discuss the possibility of once again amending the lease agreement between the two parties. [ Read More ]

57 Indicted By Grand Jury; 42 Remain Sealed

March 30, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-03-30) The Scott County Grand Jury had a busy session on Tuesday, hearing nearly sixty cases.  By the end of the day, the panel returned a total of 57 indictments.  Of those, 42 remained sealed, pending the arrest of the persons named in true bills. [ Read More ]

Tennessee Wins Race to the Top Grant; Local Schools To Receive Small Percentage of Funding

March 30, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-29) Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that Tennessee is one of just two states selected to receive millions of dollars for education in the federal government’s Race to the Top competition. The U.S. Department of Education announced Tennessee and Delaware as the competition’s first round winners earlier today.  Locally, both the Oneida Special School District and the Scott County School System will receive money; however, it will likely only be a small percentage o the overall grant. [ Read More ]

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2010 Census Important To County’s Future

March 29, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-03-29) The U.S. Census Bureau has distributed the 2010 Census to more than 130 million addresses across the nation. Mandated by the U.S. Constitution and conducted every 10 years, the census counts every man, woman and child. Mailing back the census form is the easiest way to participate in the 2010 Census, and every household should complete and mail back the form upon receipt. [ Read More ]

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