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  • Body Found In LaFollette Identified 09/22/2020
    The body found on the property last week at 206 North 13th Street was positivity identified as Joey Steven Lively age 59. Lively was the owner and resident of the home. A positive ID was made and LaFollette Police officially released the name. No foul play was involved and Lively is believed to have passed ...
  • Gibson Found Guilty on Three Counts. 09/22/2020
    Robbie Scott Gibson of Lafollette was found guilty of three felony crimes, Aggravated Stalking, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and Aggravated Assault. The trial in the court of Judge E. Shane Sexton lasted two days and was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jordan W. Howanitz after an investigation by Lafollette and Caryville police departments and ...
  • City of LaFollette Sets Trunk or Treat 09/22/2020
  • Multiple Arrests Made In College Hill Search Warrant 09/16/2020
    On September 15, 2020, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant at the residence located at 513 College Hill Rd in Lafollette. This is the third search warrant executed at this residence. The most recent search warrant executed at this residence was obtained following multiple citizen complaints and resulting in an 8 ...
  • Senator Ken Yager and Secretary of State Tre Hargett Spend Day Touring County Libraries 09/15/2020
    Senator Ken Yager brought along a special guest for his day in Campbell County as he spoke to the Rotary Club and toured the county libraries. Secretary of State Tre Hargett got to see the beauty of the area and meet some of the people who run our library system. Not only did ...
  • Ghost Walk Turns 10. 09/14/2020
    Throughout the 2010s a Halloween tradition emerged in the city of LaFollette. Allan Miller and what has now at times became a full blown throng of people, can be seen walking around downtown LaFollette on those crisp October nights. If you ever wondered what that crowd was doing as you drove past it, they were ...
  • Body Discovered In LaFollette 09/13/2020
    A body was discovered by a passerby in the overgrown yard of a house in the 13th Street and West Prospect area. The body is believed to be that of a male resident and is believed to have been there for up to 2 or 3 weeks. The man was found face down and ...
  • Campbell County Litter Control Seeking Help On McCormick Cemetery Road Dumping 09/10/2020
    Please help us find who dumped this litter in Iveydell on McCormick Cemetery Road. Our mountains are not the place to dump your trash! Help keep our trails clean.
  • Tiger Loose in Knoxville. 09/10/2020
    A tiger has been spotted in East Knoxville near the Forks of the River Industrial Park area. The tiger was spotted by a member of law enforcement. From the Knox County Sheriff’s Department. “For Immediate Release: Tiger spotted Contact: Kimberly Glenn, Communications Director The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Units, Animal Control, Air Watch, TWRA, KPD’s Animal Control Unit and ...
  • Tennessee Commissioner of Education Visits LaFollette Middle with Director Fields and Staff 09/09/2020
    On Wednesday, September 9th, Campbell County Director of Schools Jennifer Fields was honored to host the Tennessee Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn and several of Schwinn’s members from Nashville on a school tour. This visit gave Director Fields the opportunity to brag on the hard work that has been implemented in the school system from ...
  • Grand Jury Hands Down September Indictments 09/08/2020
    The following individuals were indicted by the Campbell County Grand Jury last week. Sherry Lancaster: six counts of obtaining controlled substance by fraud, six counts of theft under $1,000 Owen Monday: two counts of violation of the sexual offender registry by unlawful contact with a minor Aaron Bell: theft under $1,000 Aaron Bell: theft over $2,500 Oscar Byrge: DUI, DUI ...
  • Campbell County School Nurse Indicted. 09/06/2020
    An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a former Campbell County school nurse. In December 2019, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Agents began investigating allegations of theft involving Sherry Lancaster (DOB 06/07/64). During the course of the ...
  • Scott County Fugitive Sought. 09/06/2020
    The Scott County Sheriff’s Department is seeking help finding Charles “Vincent” Willoughby. Willoughby is wanted for serious felony crimes, including aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated sexual battery. Willoughby was last seen in Helenwood near Tombstone Rd and Low Gap Rd. He is considered potentially dangerous and the Sheriff requests that if the public sees ...
  • Lafollette Mayor Mike Stanfield Arrested By TBI On Charges Of Official Misconduct 09/03/2020
    From the TBI: A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has resulted in the indictment of the LaFollette mayor. In June, at the request of District Attorney General Nathan Nichols Pro Tempore, TBI Agents and investigators with the Comptroller’s Office began investigating ...
  • Fields of Faith Goes Virtual For 2020 09/02/2020
  • Knoxville Woman Indicted on Identity Theft and TennCare Fraud Charges 08/31/2020
    n investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Division and the Tazewell Police Department has resulted in the indictment of a Knoxville woman on fraud and identity theft charges. In March 2018, after receiving information from Adult Protective Services regarding possible TennCare fraud, TBI Agents began investigating Lisa Odom. At ...
  • Indian River Marina Cuts Ribbon On 25th Anniversary 08/31/2020
    A quarter of a century ago the current incarnation of Indian River Marina was born. Over the years the marina has grown from a small boat dock into a resort destination. It offers something for almost any lake lover. Beautiful scenery, delicious food, and great facilities are all available. On Saturday August 29th ...
  • Clinton Kidnapping Victim Located In Caryville 08/28/2020
    From the Clinton Police Department The Clinton Police Department arrested 29 year old Troy Allen Stansberry, earlier this week, for the offense of aggravated kidnapping. On July 23, 2020, the Clinton Police Department received a complaint regarding a runaway juvenile. The complainant told officers that her fifteen-year-old granddaughter was seen by a neighbor getting into an ice ...
  • Multi Agency Raid Nets Drug Arrests 08/26/2020
    Wednesday morning saw the Eighth Judicial District Drug Task Force team up with multiple agencies inculding The Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, Caryville Police Department, Jacksboro Police Department, LaFollette Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and others to conduct a series of drug crime arrests. Multiple arrests were made starting at 6 AM. Multiple arrests were made ...
  • Comcast Awarded Emergency Rural Broadband Grant in Campbell County 08/26/2020
    Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group today announced $61 million will be awarded in Tennessee Emergency Broadband Fund grants to improve access to broadband internet across the state. The grants are funded through the State’s Coronavirus Relief Fund allotment from the federal government and distributed through the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. “The ...
  • Kentucky Artist Making His Mark With Murals In Jellico 08/25/2020
    With just a stroke of his paint brush, Kevin Tipton has already left a colorful mark on downtown Jellico. Tipton is a 62-year-old painter from Brandenburg, Kentucky who has been painting wide-scale murals for over 40 years. Now, he has made his way to Jellico to carry out his last project. “I plan to paint each of ...
  • Crash Results in Charges. 08/24/2020
    Last night’s crash at Hunter’s Branch reported on by The Volunteer Times has resulted in charges for a Jacksboro woman. 21 year old Lindsey Johnson faces DUI, failure to maintain lane, failure to exercise due care, violation of the seatbelt law, and an insurance violation. Johnson was driving vehicle 1 in the report below. From the Tennessee ...
  • Deputies Execute Narcotics Warrant In White Oak 08/24/2020
    On August 24, 2020, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant at the residence of Penny Sue Marlow, Johnny Brock Monday, and Robert Lee Womble located at 216 Hatmaker Hollow Rd in Duff in the White Oak community. The search warrant executed at this residence was obtained after citizen complaints alerted investigators ...
  • Crowley Arrested On Narcotics Charges 08/22/2020
    On August 21, 2020, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the 8th Judicial Drug Task Force, executed a narcotics search warrant at the residence of Aaron Crowley, DOB 07/25/1990, located at 772 Davis Chapel Rd in Lafollette. Neighbor complaints brought attention to suspicious activity at the residence. The search warrant executed at this ...
  • Jellico City Council Discusses Fire Vehicle Accident at Monthly Meeting 08/21/2020
    A Jellico fire truck crashed into the front of a home on the corner of Huger and Florence street in Jellico late Wednesday night, August 19. Mayor Dwight Osborn responded to the extent of the accident the next day, at August’s City Council Meeting. “The big topic of the night is the discussion on the ...
  • Oswego Baptist Church in Jellico is seeking community help in locating responsible individuals. 08/19/2020
    From a post on the Oswego Baptist Church Facebook page yesterday: “Oswego Missionary Baptist Church was broken into…The thieves took two flat screen TVs , A Guitar with case and stand and some money the children save for the orphans home all year .. be on the look out around your homes and churches … we ...
  • Postmark LaFollette Unveils Display Celebrating A Century Of Women’s Suffrage 08/18/2020
    A century ago a young Republican named Harry Burn cast a historic vote. Burn was a State Representative from McMinn County and was that man that cast the deciding vote to ratify the 19th Amendment to the United Sates Constitution. This made Tennessee the 36th, and final state needed to make the 19th Amendment ...
  • Fire in Roadway Leads to Erratic Suspect; Swat Team Dispatch. 08/18/2020
    Claiborne County deputies got more than they bargained for after responding to a call regarding a fire in the road on Back Valley Rd in Speedwell. An on scene investigation led them to suspect Roger S. Wilder. From the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Dept. On August 16th, Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a call on ...
  • Tennessee Department Of Agriculture Announces Financial Relief For Agricultural And Forestry Businesses 08/18/2020
    The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) joins Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group in announcing new financial relief programs for businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve seen how the economic impacts of COVID-19 have affected all types of businesses,” Governor Lee said. “The Financial Stimulus Accountability Group has been working ...
  • Campbell County Litter Control Needs Your Help. 08/17/2020
    The litter control officers in Campbell County need your help after making a sickening discovery today in the Lynch Hollow area. From the Campbell County Litter Control FB: “There were 9 bags of human feces dumped on Lynch Hollow Road off of Bethlehem Road. This is ridiculous!😡 If you know who dumped these bags please contact me ...