In March, we honor the volunteers who support our lifesaving mission. In 2020, the Red Cross responded to 258 disasters and assisted 393 families in East Tennessee by providing food, shelter, and comfort to individuals and families in need. They also provided casework and recovery assistance for disaster survivors. In Scott County, we invite YOU to join the Red Cross mission. To learn more about volunteering, go to redcross.org/volunteer, or contact Adrian Riser, Volunteer Recruitment Specialist at 865-599-6774 or by email Adrian.Riser2@redcross.org.
Persons diagnosed with cancer often have to travel out-of-town for treatments. Sometimes, they don’t have the financial means or ability to drive to these appointments. Scott County provides transportation to these residents at no cost; however, the program currently needs your help. [ Read More ]
The Scott County Christian Care Center is a free medical clinic for anyone who has no insurance and is not entitled to disability benefits at
The Boys and Girls Club Youth Basketball League needs coaches for all divisions, both boys and girls. Parents of players are eligible to become coaches, and are encouraged to get more involved in the league. You can make a difference in the lives of your child and others by becoming a mentor to our youth. Interested persons should contact the Boys and Girls Club, 17025 Alberta Street, in Oneida or call (423) 286-9500.
For the Love of Paws, Inc. is offering low cost spaying and neutering for your companion cats/kittens, dogs/puppies. Twice a month they take a van load of animals to Young Williams Animal Center in Knoxville or the Humane Society in Knoxville for spaying and neutering. [ Read More ]
In addition to voters selecting a President Tuesday, residents of Huntsville and Winfield cast votes for Mayors and Aldermen. Mayor J. Dennis Jeffers of Huntsville had opposition from a former mayor, George Potter. Mayor Jeffers received the highest vote tally of 431, 65.20%, while George Potter received 230, 34.80 %. Aldermen chosen for Huntsville were Jami Lloyd 406 votes, Jackson Sharp 313, Jim Morrow 259, Paul E. Lay 257. Jerry Dodson was elected mayor of Winfield, receiving 197 votes, or 51.30%. While Opal Shirley Anderson received 28.65% or 110 votes. Two aldermen were elected for the Town of Winfield: High vote getter was Donald Dick Sexton with 187, 32.30% and Dough Wilson Jr getting 29.88% or 173 votes. President Donald Trump pulled 88.35% , 8,004 votes to Joe Biden’s 10.88% or 986 votes. For U S Senate, Republican Bill Hagerty received 87.45% or 7,307 votes, and in the U S House race , Chuck Fleischmann pulled 87.93% , 6,979 votes. Visit https://sandiegobk.com/. The two were top vote getters for one seat in the senate and one in the house. 2,466 voted election day, 6,040 by walk in early voting , 611 paper absentee voters for a total 9,117. Out of 14,399 registered voters, 63.32% voted.
Nashville, TN (2020-04-16) In observation of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is encouraging Tennesseans to engage in independent, family-friendly activities that help protect and restore the state and the planet. [ Read More ]
Nashville, TN (2020-04-16) Despite the current spike in unemployment across Tennessee, March’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains relatively unchanged, only increasing 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.5%. [ Read More ]
Nashville, TN (2020-04-15) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced free COVID-19 testing will be available for any Tennessean, regardless of traditional symptoms, as the Unified-Command group ramps up an aggressive effort to expand testing capacity across the state. [ Read More ]
Nashville, TN (2020-04-15) The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is prepared to provide replacement Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to families who suffered losses in Sunday’s severe weather event. [ Read More ]