Senator Yager Looks Forward To Concentrating On Education In Special Session

December 30, 2009

Nashville, TN (2009-12-30) The Tennessee General Assembly will convene in a Special Session on Education in January.  State Senator Ken Yager, a freshman legislator from Harriman, is looking forward to the Session and wants to put education first in 2010.  While lawmakers have other important issues for the upcoming session, including the budget, jobs and the economy, Senator Yager believes the Special Session can be conducted efficiently and expeditiously to help move educational achievement forward in Tennessee. [ Read More ]

Blue Christmas A Joy For Local Children

December 30, 2009

Oneida, TN (2009-12-30) Without the intervention of caring individuals and organizations, many local children would have had a blue Christmas.  For a group of about 70 youngsters from Scott County, blue was the new green this holiday season. [ Read More ]

Miller Petroleum Acquires Substantial Alaskan Assets

December 23, 2009

Huntsville, TN (2009-12-23) Miller Petroleum, Inc. dba Miller Energy Resources recently announced that it had acquired Alaskan oil and gas assets, valued at $325 million, from Pacific Energy Resources (“Pacific Energy”) through a Chapter 11 U.S. Bankruptcy proceeding in Delaware. [ Read More ]

Local Unemployment Rate Edges Up In November

December 23, 2009

Nashville, TN (2009-12-23) The jobs market in Scott County was relatively stable in November; however, the local unemployment rate still edged up 0.1 of a percentage point last month.  The increase left Scott County tied with Hancock County for having the third highest jobless rate in the state. [ Read More ]

County Agrees To Refinance Airport Debt

December 21, 2009

Huntsville, TN (2009-12-21) The Scott County Commission has agreed to consolidate and refinance outstanding financial obligations of the Scott County Airport Authority, agreeing to assume the Authority’s debt provided the quasi-governmental entity pledges to remit all revenues from the lease of a hangar on the property, along with all other revenues, including one-time and recurring income for a residential air park adjacent to the Airport, to the County to help retire the note. [ Read More ]

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