THP Reminds Drivers to Buckle Up; Seat Belt Fines Increase January 1

December 17, 2015

Knoxville, TN (2015-12-17) Commissioner Bill Gibbons of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOS&HS), Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer and Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) Director Kendell Poole announced the increase  in seat belt fines as an effective additional tool to curb traffic fatalities in the state. [ Read More ]

2016 Beekeeping Essay Contest Launched

December 16, 2015

Huntsville, TN (2015-12-16) The Scott County Bee Association is partnering with the local 4-H program for the 2016 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest.  The Scott County Beekeepers Association has donated $200 to be used as cash awards on a local level, divided between 3 separate age classes. [ Read More ]

Finance Committee considers limiting role of Director; providinginsurance to Commissioners

December 14, 2015

Huntsville, TN (2015-12-14) During a transitional meeting of the Scott County Finance Committee, the body broached several sensitive subjects Monday night including limiting the job duties of the Finance Director, expanding health insurance benefits to the members of the county legislative body, changing the administrator for county benefits, and getting a countywide credit card. [ Read More ]

Mays Resigns; Hearing Set in Anderson Lawsuit

December 11, 2015

Huntsville, TN (2015-12-11) The man at the center of a lawsuit filed against the Town of Oneida and the Scott County Election Commission has resigned his position.  Meanwhile, Chancellor Elizabeth Asbury has set a date to hear a petition filed by former Alderman Cecil Anderson that he be declared a winner in the recent Town of Oneida Municipal Election. [ Read More ]

Election Lawsuit Trial Date Requested

December 8, 2015

Huntsville, TN (2015-12-08) A Knoxville attorney representing former city alderman Cecil Anderson has requested that his case be set for trial.  In November, Anderson filed a Chancery Court lawsuit challenging the legality of Alderman Bruce Mays candidacy and his right to serve. [ Read More ]

Trail Keeper Volunteer Program Expanded at the Big South Fork

December 7, 2015

Oneida, TN (2015-12-07) The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area’s Trail Keeper program is a volunteer partnership for people who love the park’s trails and want to help take care of them.  The goal of the program is to provide an extended presence in the backcountry and at the same time provide the Big South Fork’s staff with information on trail conditions. [ Read More ]

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