New 511 System Offers New Options for Motorists

March 29, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-29) The Tennessee Department of Transportation today unveiled a new enhanced 511 travel information system. Motorists who dial 5-1-1 can now access information about rest areas, public transportation, airports, and tourism as well as the standard features such as incidents, construction projects and weather forecasts from the National Weather Service.  TN511 debuted in August 2006 and has provided information to more than 2.5 million callers. [ Read More ]

District Races Shape Up For August Election

March 26, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-03-26) With less than a week left before the qualifying window closes for the August County General Election, candidates for district level races have begun returning their qualifying petitions to the Scott County Election Commission. [ Read More ]

Annual County Clean Up Dedicated In Smith’s Honor

March 26, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-03-26) The annual Keep Scott County Clean countywide litter cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010.  This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of Vivian Smith, the former Solid County Solid Waste Director who embraced the Spring cleanup concept and spearheaded a countywide initiative to make it an annual event. [ Read More ]

Prescribed Fires to Begin in Big South Fork NRRA

March 23, 2010

Oneida, TN (2010-03-23) During the next four to six weeks, National Park Service fire crews will be conducting a series of prescribed fires within Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  The prescribed fires, as defined in the approved Fire Management Plan, will all be located within the boundaries of the park.  Plans call for burns varying in size from 83 to 519 acres to occur at locations in both Kentucky and Tennessee.  [ Read More ]

Local Flu Activity Prompts Reminder to Get Vaccinated

March 23, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-23) The Tennessee Department of Health continues its efforts to ensure the health of state residents as cases of H1N1 flu are still affecting some pockets of the state. Though flu activity has declined since late October, recent activity across Tennessee should encourage people who have not been vaccinated to get the H1N1 flu vaccine to protect themselves and their communities.  [ Read More ]

Burn Permits Required Through May 15

March 23, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-23) Visible signs of spring are beginning to emerge as warm temperatures and sunny skies push back the doldrums from what has been one of the coldest winters on record. As Tennesseans begin to take advantage of this weather to do some yard work around the home or farm, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry wants to remind folks that if they are considering conducting an open burn, a burn permit is required in advance of such activity. [ Read More ]

State Certification Requirements Eliminate Candidates

March 19, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-03-19) Statutory requirements for the Offices of Sheriff and Road Superintendent have eliminated some potential candidates in the August County General Election.  With the April 1, 2010 deadline looming, most district races are highly contested, while several countywide incumbents will likely run unopposed. [ Read More ]

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