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Alice Marie Johnson, age 71, of Oneida, TN

July 31, 2019

Alice Marie Johnson, age 71 of Oneida, TN passed away on Wednesday, July 31 2019 at the Big South Fork Medical Center. Born in Newport, TN on September 1, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Robert Keller and Ruby Kate Strange. She was a faithful member of Covenant Life Church in Norris, TN. Marie will be deeply missed by all who knew her. [ Read More ]

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Delbert Lowe, age 76, of Huntsville, TN

July 31, 2019

Delbert Lowe, age 76 of Huntsville, TN, loving father, grandfather, uncle, son and brother passed away on Wednesday morning, July 31, 2019 at Huntsville Manor following a long illness. Born and raised in Scott County, TN on June 23, 1943, he was the son of the late Locie Hembree and Elex Lowe. He was a longtime resident of the state of Tennessee. [ Read More ]

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Shirley A. Reynolds, age 61, of Helenwood, TN

July 30, 2019

Shirley A. Reynolds, age 61, of Helenwood, TN, departed this life on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Big South Fork Medical Center, in Oneida, TN. She was born February 14, 1958, in Scott County, TN, to the late James Reynolds and Bertie Phillips Norris. [ Read More ]

Oneida Woman Charged with Alleged DUI

July 29, 2019

On July 23rd, dispatch received a call on a black Chevy that was all over the road.  The caller stated he had followed the vehicle from Kentucky to Tennessee and it kept swerving in the lane of oncoming traffic.  [ Read More ]

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Eva Miller Payne, age 92, of Oneida, TN

July 28, 2019

Eva Miller Payne, age 92 of the Black Oak Community in Oneida, TN, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the Oneida Nursing and Rehab Facility.  She was born on October 30, 1926 to the late Will J. and Ellen (Burke) Miller; and was a charter member of Black Oak Baptist Church. [ Read More ]

June 2019 County Unemployment Rates

July 26, 2019

Data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) indicates unemployment increased in Tennessee’s 95 counties during June 2019. Sixty-one counties have unemployment rates below five percent, while 34 counties now have unemployment rates at, or above, five percent. With a rate of three percent, both Williamson and Davidson Counties have the state’s lowest unemployment.  The new figure represents a 0.8 of a percentage point increase for Williamson County and a 0.7 of a percentage point jump for Davidson County. Hancock County recorded Tennessee’s highest unemployment in June.  At 7.7 percent, the county saw a 2.4 percentage point increase in unemployment when compared to May.  The current rate is 1.4 percentage points higher than it was in June of last year. Nationally, unemployment increased from 3.6 percent to 3.7 percent in June.

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