Commissioners Meet With Mercy Health

March 30, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-03-30) Members of the Scott County Commission met with officials from Mercy Health Partners Tuesday night to discuss the possibility of once again amending the lease agreement between the two parties. [ Read More ]

57 Indicted By Grand Jury; 42 Remain Sealed

March 30, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-03-30) The Scott County Grand Jury had a busy session on Tuesday, hearing nearly sixty cases.  By the end of the day, the panel returned a total of 57 indictments.  Of those, 42 remained sealed, pending the arrest of the persons named in true bills. [ Read More ]

Tennessee Wins Race to the Top Grant; Local Schools To Receive Small Percentage of Funding

March 30, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-29) Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that Tennessee is one of just two states selected to receive millions of dollars for education in the federal government’s Race to the Top competition. The U.S. Department of Education announced Tennessee and Delaware as the competition’s first round winners earlier today.  Locally, both the Oneida Special School District and the Scott County School System will receive money; however, it will likely only be a small percentage o the overall grant. [ Read More ]

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2010 Census Important To County’s Future

March 29, 2010

Huntsville, TN (2010-03-29) The U.S. Census Bureau has distributed the 2010 Census to more than 130 million addresses across the nation. Mandated by the U.S. Constitution and conducted every 10 years, the census counts every man, woman and child. Mailing back the census form is the easiest way to participate in the 2010 Census, and every household should complete and mail back the form upon receipt. [ Read More ]

Tennessee Approves New Childhood Immunization Requirements

March 29, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-03-29) For the first time in a decade, Tennessee has adopted new childhood immunization requirements to better protect children from serious diseases, especially those that can spread easily in a school or pre-school setting. The new 2010 requirements apply to those who attend child care, pre-school and school, and changes coming in 2011 affect new Tennessee college students. The state has also introduced a new official Tennessee Certificate of Immunization required for children starting pre-school, Kindergarten and seventh grade this fall. [ Read More ]

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 ]

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