Local Health Department Joins State In Celebrating National Public Health Week

March 31, 2011

Huntsville, TN (2011-03-31) The Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Public Health Association and the Scott County Health Department are partnering to celebrate National Public Health Week, April 4 – 10, 2011. With the theme “Safety Is NO Accident:  Live Injury-Free”, public health workers, community partners and civic groups are reaching out to encourage Tennesseans to take measures to prevent injuries at home, at work and at play.  [ Read More ]

Spring Floods Result In Disaster Declaration For Scott

March 31, 2011

Washington, D.C. (2011-03-31) The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate announced today that federal aid is available to the state of Tennessee to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of February 28 to March 1, 2011.  Scott County is included in the declaration.  [ Read More ]

Scott Ranks 59th In Health Outcomes In Tennessee

March 30, 2011

Madison, Wisconsin and Princeton, N.J. (2011-03-30) Williamson County continues to have the healthiest residents in Tennessee, while Benton County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the annual County Health Rankings, released today by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  ScottCounty ranked 59th out of the state’s 95 counties.   In comparison, Campbell and Fentress Counties ranked 92nd and 93rd in the annual report.  [ Read More ]

Medic Donors Eligible To Win A Trip For Two To Memphis

March 30, 2011

Knoxville, TN (2011-03-30) Medic Regional Blood Center will give away a trip for two to Memphis In May’s World Championship BBQ Cook-Off and overnight accommodations at the Hampton Inn at Beale Street to one lucky donor!  It’s easy to enter to win, simply stop by any blood drive location now through April 20, 2011 for your chance to register to win.  The lucky winner will be drawn on April 21, 2011 and the tickets and hotel stay are for Saturday, May 13, 2011.  [ Read More ]

Big South Fork NRRA and Obed WSR Celebrate National Park Week – April 16thru April 24

March 28, 2011

Oneida, TN (2011-03-28) America’s National Parks have been called our nation’s best idea.  Each year during National Park Week, the nation recognizes the areas that have been set aside to preserve the special places and stories that have shaped our country.  The National Park Service would like to extend an invitation to visit Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and Obed Wild and Scenic River during the 2011 National Park Week, April 16-21. Spring is a wonderful time to get outside, enjoy the good weather and observe the beautiful display that nature provides each year.  Whether you hike, ride a horse, canoe the rivers, bicycle or simply choose a quiet spot to relax, these two areas provide an amazing variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.  [ Read More ]

County Audit Finds Few Discrepancies

March 25, 2011

Nashville, TN (2011-03-25) The annual review of the county books by the State Comptroller’s Office found only one significant discrepancy in its accounting records in 2010, marking the fewest findings in recent years.  The state has recommended the creation of an local audit committee.  [ Read More ]

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