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  • Officers Make Jellico Bust 06/24/2019 On June 24th, 2019 at approximately 10am. The Campbell County Sheriff Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team along with Jellico Police, executed a narcotics search warrant at 812 Perkins Street home of David Lee Williams age 48 of Jellico TN. Narcotics investigators made numerous buys of a schedule II controlled substance(oxycodone) from this location prior to ...
  • Ivey Arrested, Stolen Property Recovered 06/24/2019 On June 22nd at approximately 2pm, Campbell County Sheriff Office deputies converged on a house at 141 Lambert Lane Lafollette Tn. Home of Vernon Ivey age 43, on suspicion of stolen property being stored at this location. Upon search of the property officers found several items that had been reported stolen over the past month ...
  • Damaging Storm K.Os Power Grid. 06/24/2019 Friday night’s powerful thunderstorm brought straight line winds approaching 80 mph across the entire area around 11 pm. This storm wreaked havoc on the power grid, downing lines, causing breakers to blow on transformers and sending thousands of people into darkness. The outages peaked around midnight with over 6000 customers in the LUB footprint in the ...
  • Pat On Politics: Ax The Tax Increase 06/21/2019 As anyone who has been on Facebook the last few days surely knows by now our county commission is trying to pull a tax increase on us and trick us into thinking they did not. Well, of course, I can not let this stand without throwing my two cents in. Thanks to Property Assessor Brandon ...
  • Boy Rescued From Storm Drain 06/20/2019 On June 19, 2019 at approximately 3:30 P. M. an 11 year old boy was pulled into a storm drain at Sergeant Park in La Follette. The boy was swept across the street where police officers and first responders were able to pull him from a catch basin. According to officers on scene the boy ...
  • Trio Remanded Into Tennessee Department Of Corrections Custody 06/20/2019 On June 17, 2019 Campbell Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton found the following individuals in violation of their supervised release and remanded them to Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) custody: Barry Dewayne Williams, of LaFollette, had previously plead guilty to Aggravated Burglary and received a suspended sentence of 3 years supervised by TDOC. He was found ...
  • Ladd Arrested After Found In Crawlspace 06/19/2019 Deputy Justin Crabtree had an interesting time on Gamble Lane on June 17th. In the early part of the evening he was dispatched there on reports that an unknown man was outside of a residence, the man ran away before he coiuld be questioned. Later he went back on a report that there ...
  • Local Restaurant Burglarized Overnight. 06/17/2019 Papa John’s in LaFollette was burglarized in the overnight hours of June 15th into June 16th 2019. Investigators with the LaFollette police department tell The Volunteer Times that they found no signs of forced entry upon the initial investigation. An unspecified amount of money was taken from inside the store during the burglary. Other sources tell ...
  • Campbell Chamber of Commerce Holds Annual Dinner. 06/14/2019 The 34th annual Campbell County Chamber of Commerce dinner was last night at Ball Farm Event Center. Ayers Auction and Realty was named Business of the Year, with Tommie Sue Ayers accepting the award for the 61 year old Campbell County business. Nancy Green was named President of the Chamber for 2019-2020, taking the reigns from ...
  • The City Of LaFollette Votes On Settling Lawsuit With David Young 06/14/2019 https://youtu.be/PaT0VPmBlVo
  • Initial Damage Assessments Arrive in Wake of Flood. 06/14/2019 One week ago this evening, LaFollette and eastern Campbell County was experiencing the worst flash flooding in living memory. There were dramatic evacuations, water rescues, a local LUB worker Dayne Deavours would, emerge as a life-saving hero and damages were being incurred that would devastate many local families, businesses and churches. A week and one massive ...
  • Domestic Disturbance Leads To Drug Bust 06/12/2019 On Monday at approximately 1:36 PM deputies were called to a domestic disturbance in the Duff community. Upon arriving the deputies noticed what appeared to be marijuana plants growing at the residence. The owner gave them permission to search the home. The search turned up a large quantity of methamphetamine,several baggies containing what is believed to ...
  • School Budget Decisions Cause Dismay Among Some Parents/Students. 06/12/2019 The Campbell County Board of Education faced some tough decisions in the face of a 1.8 million dollar budget shortfall caused by shrinking enrollment at some area schools. Two of the most painful cuts were the proposed removal of 6th-8th grade from White Oak K-8th and the closing of the alternative schools at Jellico and ...
  • Infant’s Death Under Investigation In Neighboring Claiborne County 06/11/2019 Claiborne County Sheriff Bob Brooks states that an active investigation is pending involving the death of a 4 month old child from the Cave Springs community in Claiborne County on June 10, 2019. Claiborne 911 Dispatch states that the call came in at 1:20 pm that the infant was not breathing. Emergency personnel arrived on ...
  • Campbell County Highway Dept Faces Long Road. 06/10/2019 Last Friday’s flash flooding in Campbell County has left the Campbell County Highway Department with a long task ahead as they tackle the clean up along with repairs to roads, ditches and bridges throughout the area. Superintendent Ron Dilbeck, facing his second major road repair and cleanup of 2019 from flooding causes, sent The Volunteer Times ...
  • Clean up, repairs and recovery are underway across the county. 06/09/2019 County road crews and LUB crews have been out working for almost 24 consecutive hours trying to bring things back towards normal. LUB’s Kenny Baird and Eddie Troxell state that power has been restored to all but approximately 120 customers. The water side of things is a bit more complicated. Pleasant Ridge, Cave Springs, and ...
  • Campbell County Flooding Update 06/07/2019 Weather alert and closings! This post will be long and will grow. Flash flood warning extended until 4:15 AM and expanded to entirety of Campbell County. We are attempting to gather the closed roads in the county and will be updating this post as we get more. We are also trying to gather any other ...
  • Heavy Rain And Flooding Devastate LaFollette And Valley Area 06/07/2019 Update 4: LaFollette is opening the old East LaFollette School building as an emergency shelter. I am there now if you need help! Pinnacle Resource Center has room as well! 4236633333 Update 3: 3000 people currently without power in the LaFollette Utilities District. Crews will respond as they can but may be slowed due to flooding. Update 2: ...
  • Lonas Young Park To Benefit From Grant 06/07/2019 Lonas Young Park is getting an upgrade. The County’s lakeside park on High Knob Road has received a $75,000 Tourism Enhancement Grant. This grant will go to upgrade the camping area by providing septic tank service for the campers. Lonas Young Park was one of 27 recipients of the enhancement grant
  • The Campbell County Chamber Board of Directors announced the 2019 Chamber Business of the Year as Ayers Auction and Real Estate! 06/06/2019 The Chamber invites members to join them on Thursday, June 13th at 6pm for the 34th Chamber Annual Meeting as they honor the 2019 Chamber Business of the Year. The Leadership Campbell County graduates will be included in honors and the keynote speaker for the evening is Chris Caldwell. This event is exclusive to Chamber ...
  • Narcotics Warrant Executed On Prospect Street 06/05/2019 On June 5th, 2019 at approximately 9am, the Campbell County Sheriff Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team along with LaFollette Police, executed a narcotics search warrant at 414 West Prospect St. Home of Timothy Swain age 58 and Clinton Swain age 39 of LaFollette. Narcotics investigators with the CCSO had conducted several controlled buys of schedule ...
  • Large Drug Bust In Nearby Claiborne County 06/03/2019 On June 1st, 2019 the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division initiated a traffic stop on a 1989 Chevrolet Corvette along U.S. Highway 25E for a light law violation. The 1989 Chevrolet Corvette was being operated at 4:00 a.m. with inoperable rear lights. Upon investigation Claiborne County deputies discovered approximately four ounces of a crystal ...
  • Meth Bust In Jacksboro 05/31/2019 On May 31st, 2019 at approximately 9:15 a.m. the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team along with Jacksboro Police, executed a narcotics search warrant at 119 Island Ford Rd apartment 101. Home of Mercedes Taylor age 25 of Jacksboro TN. Narcotics investigators with the CCSO had conducted several controlled buys of methamphetamine (ICE) over ...
  • Eight Violators Remanded To TDEC Custody 05/29/2019 On May 21, 2019 Campbell Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton found the following individuals in violation of their supervised release and remanded them to Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) custody: Brandon Meadows, of Duff, had previously plead guilty to Possession of Schedule II Methamphetamine with Intent to Sell and received a suspended sentence of 3 ...
  • Drug Raid In Caryville 05/29/2019 A drug raid took place up a long driveway on the hill above the Hampton Inn. Charges are currently pending against Dennie Gibson, 62 of 320 Dogwood Road. Caryville Police along with aid from the 8th Judicial Drug Task Force, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the LaFollette Police Department raided the home yesterday afternoon. The warrant was executed ...
  • Soldiers Surprises Daughter At Dance Recital 05/27/2019 Ansley Bottoms got a huge surprise Sunday. She was at her dance recital as part of Gigi’s Dance Academy. What she did not know that her father, Sergeant Michael Bottoms was home from a nearly year long deployment in Poland. As Ansley was performing on stage at theHistoric Grove Theater in Oak Ridge her recently returned ...
  • Farmer Arrested For Theft 05/22/2019 Last week Deputy Christopher Chapman was dispatched to take a report of theft from Ben Dykes. Mr. Dykes reported that seven fishing poles valued at approximately $1,300 were stolen from his boat that was on the carport of his home. Some of the stolen poles were located at the Cash Express pawn shop by Deputy ...
  • Twins Busted For Narcotics In Jacksboro 05/22/2019 On May 22nd 2019 around 9:00 am, The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team along with Jacksboro Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant at 183 Connor Street in Jacksboro, Tennessee, the residence of Taylor and Tyler Kimbell (23). Sheriff’s Office Investigators conducted an investigation into Taylor and Tyler selling illegal narcotics. ...
  • Bayli Alley Named Anderson County 4-H June Dairy Month Chairman 05/22/2019 Bayli Alley has been named the 2019 June Dairy Month Chairman for Anderson County. Alley will be honored May 30 at the Tennessee June Dairy Month Kickoff Event at Battle Mountain Farm in College Grove. The event includes recognition from Celeste Blackburn, president of the American Dairy Association of Tennessee. The official kickoff celebration recognizes Tennessee 4-H ...
  • Dispute Between Neighbors Leads To Investigation 05/21/2019 Last Saturday night Deputy Cody Douglas was dispatched to Cowan Lane in the Valley region of the county just after 11 PM. Upon arriving he spoke with Brandon Cooper who reported that his neighbor, Travis Walker, had been doing burnouts in the street. Cooper claims that he confronted Walker about it and that ...