Bonnaroo Bound Couple Detained On Drug Charges

June 14, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-06-11) A Louisiana couple reportedly headed to the Bonnaroo Music Festival in middle Tennessee was detained Friday morning in Oneida on drug charges.  As result of the bust, local authorities discovered a new drug that has been making it way toward the eastern United States, a synthetic form of marijuana that is currently legal in Tennessee. [ Read More ]

Scott County Firms Chosen For Well Plugging and Mine Closure Projects in Big South Fork NRRA

June 11, 2010

Oneida, TN (2010-06-11) Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is proceeding with oil and gas well plugging and mine closure projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  These projects will improve safety conditions for visitors and protect natural resources in the park.  Two Scott County firms have been selected to perform the work. [ Read More ]

Parks and Recreation Grants Available to Local Communities

June 10, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-06-10) The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is now accepting applications for Local Parks and Recreation Fund grants to help communities create and expand parks and recreation services.  The department is contacting local communities about the grant availability, and will host a workshop on June 30 to help communities understand the application process.  The application deadline is August 13, 2010. [ Read More ]

Bredesen Proclamation Raises Awareness Of Elder Abuse

June 10, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-06-10) Nearly 9,500 reports of adult abuse, neglect and/or financial exploitation were reported last year to the Tennessee Department of Human Services’ Adult Protective Services (APS) unit.  The number of reports has grown 23 percent in just five years.  [ Read More ]

Committee Votes To Recommend Ellis Receive Sheriff’s Pay

June 7, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-06-07) The Intergovernmental Committee has agreed to recommend to the Scott County Commission that Chief Deputy Bobby Ellis, who has been Acting Sheriff since Sheriff Anthony Lay resigned in May, receive the Sheriff’s salary until the end of the current term. [ Read More ]

Committee Recommends Hiring Consultant To Aid In Hospital Operator Search

June 7, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-06-07) With Mercy Health Partners officially notifying the County of its intent to terminate its operational lease of the Scott County Hospital in 2012, the Community Development Committee Monday night voted to recommend to the full Commission that the county legislative body hire a consulting firm to help them in the search for a new operator for the medical facility. [ Read More ]

Funding For Rural Troopers Included In State Budget

June 7, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-06-07) Earlier this year, Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell proposed eliminating funding for State Trooper in rural areas, a budget cutting measure that could have left 13 small rural counties, including Scott, without coverage from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.  In the final budget passed last week, funding for rural troopers was included, meaning coverage for Scott County will continue; however, THP District One Troop C out of the Knoxville remains largely understaffed. [ Read More ]

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