Riddle To Speak At Local “Operation Christmas Child” Kickoff Event

September 10, 2010

Oneida, TN (2010-09-11) Sorina Riddle, national spokesperson for Operation Christmas Child (OCC), the world’s largest Christmas project, will speak to volunteers at the kickoff event for the local collection effort on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.  The event will be held at the Scott County Boys and Girls Club in Oneida.  A project of international relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child hand-delivers shoe box gifts filled with hygiene items, school supplies, toys and candy to suffering children across the globe. [ Read More ]

Eighteenth Annual Storytelling Event September 18

September 10, 2010

Oneida, TN (2010-09-10) The Eighteenth Annual Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival will be held this Saturday, September 18, in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  The day’s events will feature storytelling, craft demonstrations, workshops and sales, performances of dulcimer and Bluegrass music, afternoon storytelling presentations and an open mike for local tellers and student tellers. [ Read More ]

Budget Will Come To Vote With Property Tax Increase

September 9, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-09-09) Thursday night, the Scott County Commission reviewed the proposed 2010-2011 fiscal budget in a special-called work session at the Scott County Office Building.  As presented, the budget will include a $0.25, or 12.7%, property tax increase. [ Read More ]

Mayor Says “No Choice” On Property Tax Increase

September 7, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-09-07)  Newly minted County Mayor Jeff Tibbals announced in his first official meeting Tuesday night that there was “no choice” but to include a property tax increase in the 2010-2011 fiscal budget. The full Commission will meet in a special called budget meeting Thursday night. [ Read More ]

Committee Appointments Announced

September 7, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-09-07) County Mayor Jeff Tibbals announced his recommendations to the six major Committees of the Scott County Commission Tuesday night. The appointments must be ratified by the full Commission at its next regular meeting. [ Read More ]

Local Native American Tribe Loses State Recognition

September 4, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-09-04) After years of trying to gain recognition for being descendants of the Cherokee, the United Eastern Lenape Nation of Winfield was granted state recognition in June.  A court order filed last week has apparently terminated the tribes’ rights to their heritage. [ Read More ]

Tennessee Highway Patrol Issues Labor Day Crackdown Warning

September 1, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-09-01) The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) prepares for its second summer enforcement campaign as the 2010 Labor Day holiday weekend draws near. The THP will participate in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest attack on impaired driving, beginning Friday, September 3, 2010 at 6 p.m. and ending Monday, September 6, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. [ Read More ]

Liquor By The Drink On November Ballot; Constable Vacancy To Be Filled By Voters

August 30, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-08-30) A liquor by the drink referendum inside the corporate limits of the Town of Huntsville will likely appear on the November General Election ballot.  Voters will also have the chance to elect a new constable in the 1st District, as current Constable David (Blue) Day will have to resign his post to accept his new position on the Scott County Commission. [ Read More ]

Tennessee Highway Patrol Accepting Applications for Troopers

August 30, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-08-30) The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced today it is aggressively seeking men and women who are interested in careers in law enforcement for a new Trooper Cadet Class slated to begin in the spring of 2011, if funds become available. Applications will only be accepted through Friday, September 17, 2010.  [ Read More ]

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