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A quick hike to burn off the Christmas excess

ONEIDA, Tenn. — Let's face it: we all over-indulge at Christmas time. So after the festivities are finished and the last of the dinner plates have been washed and put away, how about a hike to work off some of those calories? It's not like you have to go to work! There are a number [...]

By | 2017-12-13T03:24:29+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on A quick hike to burn off the Christmas excess

Celebrate Christmas in the Cumberlands

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. — The crackling of an open flame in the fireplace, your own private cabin, and miles and miles of outdoors to explore — from the heat of your car or in the wide-open, fresh air. There are certainly worse ways to spend Christmas! The Cumberlands come alive with the arrival of the holiday season. [...]

By | 2017-11-29T17:40:04+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Celebrate Christmas in the Cumberlands

Christmas parade set for Dec. 2

The 69th Scott County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will step off at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 2, in Oneida. The parade will follow its traditional route, from HBD Industries on Industrial Lane to Oneida Elementary School on Claude Terry Drive. The parade route will follow Industrial Lane east to Alberta Street (U.S. Hwy. 27), and [...]

By | 2017-11-01T15:37:45+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Christmas parade set for Dec. 2

Big South Fork receives ‘colorblind-less’ viewfinder

BANDY CREEK — The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is one of three Tennessee sites selected for the installation of colorblind-less viewfinders that help color blind visitors and residents of the Volunteer State see the vibrant fall foliage in all its glory. The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development installed the specially-equipped viewfinder at [...]

By | 2017-11-01T14:36:49+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Big South Fork receives ‘colorblind-less’ viewfinder

Fall on the Mall will offer family-friendly entertainment

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Scott County Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Town of Huntsville to present the inaugural Fall on the Mall festival on Huntsville’s historic courthouse mall on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The day-long event will feature music, vendors, games, a costume contest, trunk-or-treat and more, concluding with a free movie under [...]

By | 2017-10-19T16:28:07+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Fall on the Mall will offer family-friendly entertainment

Get your feet wet in Big South Fork Country!

The dog days of summer are upon us. For most of us, summer is the most opportune time to get outdoors or take a trip. Work slows down, vacation days await and the kids are out of school. But as the temperatures climb, sometimes it's nice to be sure your leisurely trip includes water for [...]

By | 2017-07-12T15:15:55+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Get your feet wet in Big South Fork Country!

Celebrate independence at the Firemen’s Fourth

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. — Celebrate this 4th of July at the Firemen's Fourth Festival, the biggest Independence Day celebration in the Cumberlands. Presented annually by Huntsville Fire & Rescue, the two-day festival begins with vendors and live entertainment on July 3, followed by a full day of festivities on July 4 — among them an Independence [...]

By | 2017-06-29T01:27:11+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Celebrate independence at the Firemen’s Fourth

Hike of the Month: Leatherwood Loop

Distance: 3.6-mile loop Elevation Gain: 540 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: East Rim (Big South Fork) The 3.6-mile Leatherwood Loop Trail is one of a handful of trails in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area that traverse the gorge from top to bottom, offering a look at the terrain and vegetation differences from the top of the [...]

By | 2017-05-31T14:36:24+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Hike of the Month: Leatherwood Loop

Smith returns to Scott for holiday concert

ONEIDA, Tenn. — Memorial Day weekend in Scott County will kick off with an acoustic concert from one of Nashville's best-known songwriters, who just happens to be one of our own. Anthony Smith will appear at the Oneida Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Oneida High School, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 26. Doors [...]

By | 2017-05-23T20:57:41+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Smith returns to Scott for holiday concert

White Knuckle combines rides and music

Brimstone's White Knuckle Event combines off-road riding with country music on Memorial Day weekend. HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. —  Join thousands of off-highway enthusiasts in making Huntsville your home on Memorial Day weekend, as Brimstone presents its annual White Knuckle Event. The three-day event combines off-road riding and country music for a fun-filled, action-packed weekend [...]

By | 2017-05-17T17:56:49+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on White Knuckle combines rides and music