Big South Fork NRRA and Obed WSR Celebrate National Park Week – April 16thru April 24

March 28, 2011

Oneida, TN (2011-03-28) America’s National Parks have been called our nation’s best idea.  Each year during National Park Week, the nation recognizes the areas that have been set aside to preserve the special places and stories that have shaped our country.  The National Park Service would like to extend an invitation to visit Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and Obed Wild and Scenic River during the 2011 National Park Week, April 16-21. Spring is a wonderful time to get outside, enjoy the good weather and observe the beautiful display that nature provides each year.  Whether you hike, ride a horse, canoe the rivers, bicycle or simply choose a quiet spot to relax, these two areas provide an amazing variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.  [ Read More ]

County Audit Finds Few Discrepancies

March 25, 2011

Nashville, TN (2011-03-25) The annual review of the county books by the State Comptroller’s Office found only one significant discrepancy in its accounting records in 2010, marking the fewest findings in recent years.  The state has recommended the creation of an local audit committee.  [ Read More ]

County Audit Finds Few Discrepancies

March 23, 2011

Nashville, TN (2011-03-23) The annual review of the county books by the State Comptroller’s Office found only one significant discrepancy in its accounting records in 2010, marking the fewest findings in recent years.  [ Read More ]

County Outsources Ambulance Billing Services

March 21, 2011

Huntsville, TN (2011-03-21) The Scott County Commission agreed Monday night to tentatively outsource its billing services for the Scott County Ambulance Services to a private company. The move will not cost any local jobs.  [ Read More ]

Commission Leases Old Winfield School Building

March 21, 2011

Huntsville, TN (2011-03-21) While the details of a lease agreement have yet to be hammered out, the Scott County Commission has tentatively agreed to lease the old Winfield School Building to a religious group for the purpose of creating a Mission Center. In addition, the commission has appointed a committee for the purpose of negotiating the final terms.  [ Read More ]

Marijuana Use On The Rise Among Local Students

March 18, 2011

Oneida, TN (2011-03-18) Since its inception in 2001, the STAND program has been tracking illegal drug use in our local school systems.  From 2001-2009, the use of marijuana by middle and high school students has shown a steady decline; however, over the last year, the use of marijuana has shown explosive growth—jumping nearly 1,000%.  [ Read More ]

February Unemployment Rate 9.6 Percent

March 17, 2011

Nashville, TN (2011-03-17) Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for February was 9.6 percent, up 0.2 from the revised January rate of 9.4 percent. The national unemployment rate for February 2011 was 8.9 percent, 0.1 percentage point lower than the January rate.  [ Read More ]

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