Federal K-9 Suit Postponed Until April

January 8, 2010

Knoxville, TN (2010-01-08) The federal civil right lawsuit brought against Scott County by a Deputy who claims he was not wholly compensated for his off-duty work with his canine partner has been delayed. [ Read More ]

Special Session On Education To Convene On Tuesday

January 8, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-01-08) The General Assembly will reconvene the regular 2010 session of the 106th General Assembly on Tuesday, January 12, 2010.  Legislators will then adjourn at the call of the Governor to allow the General Assembly to meet in a Special (Extraordinary) Session on Education set to begin the same day.   It will be the 57th Extraordinary Session in Tennessee history. [ Read More ]

Local Health Department Offering H1N1 Daily

January 8, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-01-08) The Scott County Health Department is currently offering H1N1 vaccinations.  An extended hour clinic will be held on Thursday 01-14-10 from 4:00-6:00 pm.  H1N1 vaccinations are also available daily.  Please call 423-663-2445 for additional information or to schedule an appointment.  The H1N1 flu vaccine is provided free of charge. [ Read More ]

Mercy Health Seeks Hospital Lease Amendment

January 4, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-01-04) Mercy Health Partners, parent corporation of St. Mary’s Medical Center of Scott County, has offered to pay the county $1 million a year to continue leasing the local facility; however, the county would have remit most of the revenue back to the healthcare giant to pay for medical care provided to its residents. [ Read More ]

Traffic Fatalities Decline Over Holiday Weekends

January 4, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-01-04) Preliminary reports indicate ten people were killed in Tennessee traffic crashes during the 2009-2010 New Year’s holiday weekend, compared to 12 fatalities during the 2008-2009 New Year’s holiday weekend.  Statistics for the 2009-10 New Year’s holiday reflect the 102-hour time period from 6:00 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2009 to midnight Sunday, January 3, 2010. [ Read More ]

Law Requiring Antifreeze Bittering Agent Takes Effect

December 31, 2009

Nashville, TN (2009-12-31) The Haley Ham Law requiring a bittering agent in all antifreeze sold in Tennessee takes effect on January 1, 2010. The law is intended to help prevent the accidental or intentional poisoning of people, pets and other animals as a result of ingesting antifreeze or engine coolants. [ Read More ]

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 ]

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