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  • Henson Sentenced In Funeral Theft 06/21/2018 A funeral should be a time of mourning and comfort. The family of the deceased should not have to worry about being the victims of a crime but that is exactly what happened to the Leach family s they mourned the loss of their eldest daughter Kristian. While the family was in Cedar Hill Church ...
  • Deputy Retires After Years of Service 06/19/2018 At last night’s county commission meeting a presentation was made for a retiring deputy and war veteran. This particular deputy walks on four legs. Cowboy,the K-9, deputy handled by Captain Jeremy Goins is now retired. Before joining the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Cowboy had a distinguished military career. Sheriff Robbie Goins had this ...
  • LaFollette’s Vice Mayor And Other Pop Shop Indictees Enter Plea 06/19/2018 The Pop Shop trio of LaFollette Vice Mayor Joe Bollinger, Jimmy Ivey, and Jennifer Brown were in court yesterday to enter pleas on their recent indictment. All three enter pleas of not guilty to the various charges laid down against them. The three were indicted following the raid of The Pop Shop which had allegedly ...
  • Jacksboro Elementary And CCSD Host CSI Camp 06/16/2018 CSI Camp for Jacksboro Elementary School Students this week, educating K-5th grade students. The children learned about trace evidence, fingerprints and a history lesson about K-9’s. Detective Ken Daugherty led the presentation and was assisted by K-9 handlers Deputy Travis Bostic and his partner Santo and Deputy David Wormsley and his partner Daisy. Campbell County Sheriff ...
  • Poor Driving Leads to Drug Arrest 06/14/2018 Shortly after midnight on Tuesday Deputy Cody Douglas clocked a vehicle going between 60-65 miles per hour while straddling and in one instance crossing the double yellow line on Queener Road in Caryville. Douglas initiated a traffic stop on the car driven by Jimmy Darrell Rains, age 43 of 354 Clear Lake Drive. Rains ...
  • Lovins Arrested In Hoot Owl Hollow 06/13/2018 On the evening of June 7th Mr. Harold Escalante called 911 and notified the dispatcher of an assault that had occurred. According to the report Escalante stated that Dakota Lovins had pointed a pistol at his chest and pulled the trigger, the gun failed to discharge. He told the dispatcher that that a pair ...
  • Odell Arrested Following Laying In Street 06/12/2018 Last week Deputies Bumgardner and Daugherty were dispatched to Willis Lane due to reports that a male subject was laying in the middle of the road and also wandering up onto the porches of the area’s home owners. When the deputies arrived they made contact with Andrew Odell. According to the report Odell ...
  • Pat On Politics: Remembering Mike 06/09/2018 I was having a typical boring evening earlier this week when suddenly a series of messages started pouring into my phone, Facebook and other social medias. All asking me if it was true that Mike Orick had passed. I was stunned and immediately made some calls. Unfortunately the calls I made to ...
  • Teen Injured By Boat At White Bridge 06/08/2018 Early Friday morning a call came in that someone had been hit by a boat at the White Bridge area near Lonas Young Park in LaFollette. Emergency crews arrived on scene and began treatment of a 16 year old female. Initial reports indicate that she was hit by a boat’s propeller. ...
  • The Full Pop Shop Indictment 06/07/2018
  • Pop Shop Trio Indicted 06/07/2018 Three individuals, including LaFollette’s vice mayor,were indicted, turned themselves in, and posted bond on Wednesday evening. Joe Bolinger, the vice mayor, Jennifer Brown, and Jimmy Ivey were indicted in connection with the raid on the Pop Shop several weeks ago. The Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, 8th Judicial Drug Task Force, and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation ...
  • Name Revealed in Cedar Creek Drowning 06/05/2018 Yesterday was a tragic day on Norris Lake as a man lost his life. Twenty year old Jordan Houston of Lexington,Kentucky was visiting Norris Lake with some friends from nearby Middlesboro. Eyewitness Accounts say Houston jumped into the lake from the boat he was riding in and never resurfaced. Emergency personnel mounted ...
  • Lexington Man Loses Life At Lake 06/04/2018 Norris Lake is a boater’s paradise but like any body of water it has its dangers. On June 4th around 1:30 in the afternoon a call came into 911 to report a potential drowning. A search and rescue was mobilized by the LaFollette Rescue Squad and Campbell County Sheriff’s Department and unfortunately a ...
  • Longtime Coach and Educator Johnny Bruce Retires After Four Decades Of Service 06/02/2018 The end of the 2017-2018 school year also sees the end of the career of a man that has served the school system in multiple capacities. Johnny Bruce spent years in the classroom and on the football field teaching life lessons to his students. Later in his career he moved over to the ...
  • Hazmat Crews Cleaning Caryville Accident 05/31/2018 Around 7:30 Thursday morning a truck carrying hazardous materials crashed around the 138 mile marker southbound on I-75 in Caryville. According to the Tennessee the truck is leaking copper sulfate. Reports indicate that several thousand pounds have spilled onto the road. Copper sulfate is moderately toxic to humans in high levels. A hazmat ...
  • Breaking! Sheriff Goins Announces the Federal Arrest of Elk Valley’s Whitey Muse 05/30/2018 In the evening hours of May 24, 2018, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office along with the D.E.A. (Drug Enforcement Administration) and the Tennessee Highway Patrol executed a federal narcotics arrest warrant on Edgar Lunn Muse, a.k.a. Whitey Muse, age 66 at this residence, 938 Elk Fork Road in Pioneer, TN. During a search of the residence, ...
  • Deputies Thwart Child Abduction 05/29/2018 On Friday night, 25th May, at approximately 10:00 P.M., Deputies Jeff Allen and Joe Hopson were dispatched to investigate a possible custodial interference of a seven month old male from the Newcomb area of the county. The mother of the baby, Victoria Jeffers, stated that she allowed Sienna Chesser, of Brick Plant Hollow, to baby ...
  • LaFollette Amends Budget and Settles Lawsuit 05/18/2018 Early Thursday afternoon the LaFollette City Council had a special called meeting to deal with a pair of issues. First the city agreed to pass a budget amendment regarding the purchase of the building at 313 North Tennessee Avenue. Councilwoman Ann Thompson chose to abstain from the vote. When Mayor Mike Stanfield questioned ...
  • Roberts Arrested For Attempted Theft 05/17/2018 Alicia Partin was attempting to eat lunch at McDonald’s Wednesday morning when someone attempted to steal her car. According to the report Jacksboro Police Sergeant Pam Jarrett Raven Roberts took Partin’s keys from her tray unbeknownst to the victim. Roberts then got in Partin’s car, a 2008 Hyundai, and started to back out. ...
  • LaFollette City Council To Hold Special Meeting This Afternoon 05/17/2018 Thursday afternoon at 1 The LaFollette City Council will hold a special called meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the recent purchase of a building adjacent to LaFollette Utilities on North Tennessee Avenue. The LaFollette City Council will also be meeting with an appointed councilor of the Tennessee Municipal League to discus ...
  • Jacksboro Middle Earns Unique Distinction 05/15/2018 It has been the “Year of the Eagle” in sports but Jacksboro Middle School is also earning honors on the academic side as well. Jacksboro Middle School is the first school in the state and one of the first schools in the nation to be named an America’s Entrepreneurial School. Director of Schools Jennifer Fields ...
  • Congressional Candidates Host Meet And Greet At Charley’s Pizza 05/15/2018 Campbell County is split into two Congressional Districts. District 2 is the upper end of the county, mostly the 5th district as far as county elections go. District 3 is the southern majority of the county. This year there will be challengers to the sitting Congressmen in their respective primaries. Both ...
  • K-9 Officers Complete Academy 05/12/2018 After a 5 week course at Knox County K9 Academy Cpl. Wayne Barton and Mya (Drug and Tracking) Dep. David Wormsley and Daisy (Human Remains and Tracking) Dep. Travis Bostic and Santo (drug, patrol, tracking-and apprehension) graduated today and are road and school ready! Sheriff Robbie Goins said, “We are thankful and honored for these ...
  • LaFollette Police Hold DARE Graduation At LMS And LES 05/12/2018 Congratulations to the 5th grade classes at LaFollette Elementary School and the 7th grade classes at LaFollette Middle School for graduation from the D.A.R.E. Program presented by the LaFollette Police Department. D.A.R.E.(Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence. D.A.R.E. was ...
  • Couple Arrested After Man Sets Crotch On Fire 05/11/2018 A normal day saw Corporal Gary Jeffers patrolling White Oak when his route took him by Chadwell Cemetery. Jeffers noted a car parked in the back part of the grave yard. Jeffers got out of his patrol car and approached the vehicle. He saw a couple in the car. He began questioning ...
  • Babb Arrested On Drug And Trespassing Charges 05/10/2018 JR Babb is no stranger to the county jail. He had been booked 32 previous times, last week he made it 33. Deputy Tackett was called out to a disturbance on 139 Majors Lane in LaFollette. There he spoke to the victim who told the deputy of a man entering her property without her ...
  • Miller Wins Best In Show 05/10/2018 Congratulations to Brienna Miller from LaFollette, the Best of Show winner in the Tennessee Annual Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest. The TWRA serves as a partner with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, which manages the state contest. The annual awards ceremony was held this past weekend in Brentwood. A senior ...
  • Jacksboro Middle Hosts 5th Grade Night 05/08/2018 Jacksboro Middle School Principal Gretchen Thomas welcomes all rising 6th grade students and their parents/guardians to 5th grade night at JMS Tuesday, May 15th at 5:30 p.m. Parents and students will have an opportunity to meet JMS teachers and to ask questions concerning the curricular and extracurricular activities at JMS. Coaches and sponsors of ...
  • Seven Have Probation Revoked 05/04/2018 On February 20, 2018 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: Otis Kevin Aslinger, of Rocky Top, had previously pled guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Sell, and received a suspended sentence of 3 ...
  • Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Speaks Of Balloting Inequities 05/02/2018 Vinnie Vineyard has been many things in his life. Business owner, bass slapper, pro wrestler, ghost hunter are all things he has been. Now he wants to be your governor. Vinyard, known in wresting circles as Funkmaster V, is running as a member of the Libertarian Party and recently learned that if ...