Veterans Service Office

February 28, 2019

Do you have veterans’ questions? Ron Keeton, Scott County Veterans Service Officer, is available to help veterans or their dependents with a variety of veterans’ issues such as, VA benefits they may qualify for, replacing medals/decorations, copies of military records, etc. [ Read More ]

Helenwood Man Charged with Alleged Drug Possession

February 25, 2019

K9 Deputy Daniel Garrett with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office conducted a routine traffic stop on a 2001 Ford Escape for alleged expired tags and noticed, as the vehicle came to a stop, the driver moving around inside the vehicle more than someone normally would.  Deputy Garrett found a male driver, who identified himself as Aaron Gunter.  Gunter stated that he had a revoked license and that he was on probation for driving on revoked, and also stated he did not have insurance on the vehicle.  Deputy Garrett ran Gunter’s license and was advised by dispatch that they were showing eligible for reinstatement.  As he approached the vehicle, Deputy Garrett started talking to Gunter and asked if he had anything illegal in the vehicle and Gunter stated that he had a marijuana pipe under the driver’s seat.  Deputy Garrett noticed a green leafy substance that looked like marijuana on Gunter’s shirt.  Gunter was asked to step out of the vehicle whereupon he stated that he had eaten a small amount, less than a gram, of marijuana when Deputy Garrett turned on the blue lights to pull him over.  Deputy Garrett recovered a marijuana pipe was recovered from underneath the driver’s seat and also located a ziplock bag with marijuana residue in it from the rear passenger side floor board.  Gunter was taken into custody and charged with tampering with evidence, simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, registration violation, and financial responsibility.  He was transported to the Scott County Justice Center for booking without further incident by Deputy Darcy Phillips.

Kentucky Man Charged with Alleged Theft and Criminal Trespass

February 25, 2019

On Wednesday, February 20th, Oneida Police Department dispatch received a call from Walmart Lost Prevention that a male wearing a green hoodie and blue jeans was allegedly trying to steal some items from Walmart.  K9 Officer Toby Jeffers and other officers went en route to Walmart.  Before arriving, dispatch received another call from Walmart stating the male took off running out of the front of the store.  Officer Jeffers located the male wearing a green hoodie and blue jeans, later indentified as Justin A. Hodge walking through the parking lot of Lee’s Chicken, whereupon Officer Jeffers stepped out of his vehicle and spoke with him.  Hodge admitted to trying to steal the items and stated that he just needed some clothes.  Hodge had previously been allegedly trespassed from Walmart in the past.  He was placed under arrest  on charges of theft under $1000 and criminal trespass and was transported to the Scott County Justice Center for booking.

Two Kentucky Men Charged with Alleged Drug Possession

February 25, 2019

On February 21st, K9 Officer Toby Jeffers, with the Oneida Police Department, conducted a traffic stop on a purple Ford Mustang for alleged window tint violation on Main Street in Oneida.  Officer Jeffers spoke with the driver Jason Cassada and passenger Mark Douglas and advised them the reason for the stop and then asked for consent to search the vehicle and was granted consent by Cassada.  Cassada stepped out of the vehicle and stated that he had a pipe in his pocket that belonged to his friend.  Officer Jeffers retrieved a bag in Cassada’s right jacket pocket containing one meth pipe and 2 bags containing meth.  Officer Johnson, who was also on the scene, had Douglas step out of the passenger side and then located one meth pipe in his jacket.  Douglas was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Cassada was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of a Schedule II Drug, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Window Tint Violation.  Both were transported to the Scott County Justice Center for booking.

Scott Appalachian Industries

February 25, 2019

Looking for help?  Scott Appalachian Industries (SAI) cares about an individuals special needs.  They employ scores of trained care professionals who serve individuals with challenging, long-term health concerns, and they have many other services to offer.  [ Read More ]

Department of Human Services Food Stamps

February 22, 2019

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 ]

Town of Winfield Residential Trash Pickup

February 19, 2019

The Town of Winfield picks up residential trash every Tuesday.  Since employees begin the route early each collection day, residents are respectfully requested to have garbage on the curb by 8:00 a.m.   Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  For more information, you may contact the Town’s offices at (423) 569-6139.

TennCare / Medicaid Eligibility for Foster Care

February 16, 2019

Were you in foster care?  If so, you may still be eligible for TennCare/Medicaid.  Children who have aged out of foster care may be able to get TennCare until age 26.  This is included in the Affordable Care Act that started this year. [ Read More ]

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