Author Archives: Patrick Pebley

Welch To Cheer For ETSU

Kaylee Welch just wrapped up her career as a Cougar Cheerleader. But it will not be the final chapter in her cheer career. Welch recently traveled to Johnson City where she tried out to become a cheerleader for the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers.

Welch made the squad following in the footsteps of a number of Cougar Cheerleaders who traded their blue and orange for the blue and gold of ETSU. Welch plans to major in nursing at ETSU’s College of Nursing. The ETSU College of Nursing is a leader in nursing education at bachelor, masters and doctoral levels and nationally recognized for its nurse-managed health centers, rural focus, interdisciplinary programs, and community partnerships, according to the ETSU website.

Regarding her next step in cheer and education Welch said, “I am so excited to continue my cheer career at East Tennessee! Cara Beth along with everyone in Campbell county have supported and believe in me! I thank god for the ability to be able to cheer at a university. Go Bucs!”

Multiple Agencies Execute Raid In Long Hollow

On April 11th 2019 at approximately 11:30 A.M. the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics team along with the 8th Judicial Drug Task Force executed their second narcotics search warrant of the day at 1231 Long Hollow Rd. in LaFollette, Tennessee. Narcotics investigators advise the investigation originated in Pinecrest and continued into Long Hollow. Upon execution of the search warrant misdemeanor amounts of Schedule III and Schedule VI narcotics were recovered as well as a felony amount of Schedule II(Methamphetamine) weighing just over a half an ounce with a street value of approximately $1,600.00.

Man Hiding Under Porch Arrested In Glade Springs Bust

On April 11th 2019 at approximately 9:20 A.M., the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics team executed a narcotics search warrant at 896 Glade Springs Rd. LaFollette, Tennessee. Narcotics investigators with the Sheriff’s Office conducted several controlled buys of methamphetamine(Ice) over a period of time at the residence from Lawrence Tracy Hill (51).
Upon execution of the warrant the suspect was not there but James Norris was located hidden under the porch and arrested for resisting arrest, and resisting stop, frisk, and halt. Felony criminal charges will be pursued against Lawrence Tracy Hill for his role in the distribution and sale of illegal narcotics.

Update on the search for Adam Baird

At 0800 hrs. on April the 10th 2019 Sheriff Robbie K. Goins has intensified the search for Adam Baird who had been reported missing by family members on April the 3rd of April 2019, by deploying the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team and K-9 division to the Big Four Rd. area. The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the LaFollette Rescue Squad, Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office, and Knox County Sheriff’s Office Aviation unit. At this hour deputies and squad members are still searching the area of Big Four Rd. and other points of interest.

Smith Signs To Fish For Carson Newman

Austin Smith, along with his boat mate Riley Faulkner, has been dominating the high school fishing scene this season. Now his efforts have earned him a spot fishing in college.

Smith signed to be an Eagle Angler at Carson Newman on Tuesday. Smith said he chose the Jefferson City institution of higher learning because it felt like home.

Smith is looking to major in nursing.

Smith will be thrown into action right away. Unlike many sports their is no transition period and college anglers see the water right away.

Carson Newman University is a Christian liberal arts university in Jefferson City, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1851, the university currently enrolls about 2,500 students. Studies are offered in approximately 90 different academic programs. Carson-Newman is affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention.