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  • Jones Arrested For Introducing Contraband Into A Penal Facility 01/27/2021
    Last week, vigilant staff at the Morgan County Correctional Complex stopped an attempt to introduce contraband into the facility. Last weekend Merenda Sue Jones, a Food Steward, was observed on camera dropping a package off within the secure confines of the facility. Upon further investigation, the package was found to contain 3.03 oz. of a ...
  • Jones Arrested For Passing Counterfeit Money 01/26/2021
    On January 26, 2021 at approximately 6:18PM, Williamsburg Police Department Officer Eddie Cain arrested 47 year-old Elizabeth Jones, following a complaint of counterfeit currency. Jones is accused of passing counterfeit money at the Williamsburg Sav-A-Lot. When Jones was arrested, she was found to be in possession of a counterfeit one hundred dollar bill and additional counterfeit ...
  • Claiborne County Dentist Indicted For Sexual Battery 01/26/2021
    Following an investigation a Grand Jury has indicted Tazewell dentist Melvin Donesky, age 61, on a count of sexual battery. On January 26th agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and officers with the Tazewell Police Department arrested Donesky and booked him into the Claiborne County Jail. The investigation stemmed from the alleged ...
  • TBI Seeking Person Of Interest In Homicide 01/26/2021
    TBI Special Agents are asking for help in locating a person of interest in a homicide investigation in Obion County. David Vowell, 70, of Martin is considered armed and dangerous. The deceased individuals in this incident, which occurred on Reelfoot Lake in Obion County this morning, have been identified as Chance Black (DOB: 5/2/94) ...
  • TWRA Investigating Multiple ATV Accidents On North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area 01/26/2021
    TWRA Wildlife officers are investigating a pair of ATV accidents that happened on the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area over the weekend. On Saturday, January 23 around 5 p.m., TWRA wildlife officers were conducting off-highway vehicle enforcement of the Flatwoods Rd. area of NCWMA when they were flagged down by an ATV rider who informed them ...
  • Lieutenant Bostic Visits With Jacksboro Middle School Students To Discuss Body Armor 01/25/2021
    Last Friday, Lieutenant Travis Bostic and School Resource Officer Brian Osborn visited with students at Jacksboro Middle School to discuss the advancement of body armor. Students at JMS have been learning about the origins of body armor and their use during medieval times. To enhance their understanding, Lt. Bostic (who also serves as the Campbell ...
  • Campbell County Sheriff’s Department’s DUI Enforcement In Full Swing 01/25/2021
    On January 21, 2021, Deputy Cole West was on routine patrol going North on 25W and observed a 2001 Mercury sedan in violation of the light law. Deputy West initiated a traffic stop and made with contact with the driver, William Morris. Deputy West also noticed a small child in the back seat without a ...
  • Postmark LaFollette Arts & Crafts CO-OP Opens February 1st 01/25/2021
    CAN YOU EAT YOUR ART! It is a question among the Arts Community. Sounds strange to ask or say, “Can you eat your art?”, but it does have an explanation. The Art World is composed of the visual as well as the performing arts, and as so many of you know there ...
  • Walker’s Conviction Upheld By Appellate Court 01/22/2021
    On January 20, 2021, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals filed its opinion in the matter of State of Tennessee vs. Tammy Lynn Walker, wherein Tammy Walker appealed her conviction for passing a worthless check over $2,500.00, a Class D felony. Ms. Walker, the former owner of Natural Sorb and The Diner, wrote a worthless ...
  • Jellico Names New Fire Chief 01/22/2021
    “With much sadness and a heavy heart, the City of Jellico and Jellico Fire Department learned of the passing of Fire Chief Wayne Honeycutt. Wayne will be greatly missed. My condolences to all Wayne’s family and the many men and women who were his friends and brother and sister firefighters,” Jellico Mayor Dwight Osborn said ...
  • South Campbell County Rotary Club To Receive William T. Sergeant Polio Eradicator Award 01/21/2021
    The South Campbell County rotary Club is receiving one of the international organization’s top honors, William T. Sergeant Polio Eradicator Award. The William T. Sergeant Polio Eradicator Award replaces the Eradicator Club recognition that had been in place since 2009-10. To receive a William T. Sergeant Polio Eradicator Award, a club must contribute an average ...
  • Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Receives Tennessee Highway Safety Office DUI Grant 01/18/2021
    For the past several years the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office has received funds from the THSO DUI Grant. These funds are provided to aid law enforcement in the enforcement of alcohol and drug related crimes. Through this grant the Sheriff’s Office is able to purchase equipment and pay overtime to deputies for specific tasks related ...
  • Teague Arrested On Narcotics Charges 01/18/2021
    On January 13, 2021, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant at the home of David Lee Teague, DOB 08/30/1975, at 328 Camp Ridge Rd in Lafollette. The search warrant executed at this residence was obtained following a confidential tip. This tip sparked an investigation in which investigators made multiple buys of ...
  • Marlow Introduces Resolution Asking For Fairness In Federal Aid 01/18/2021
    In the early days of the COVID 19 pandemic the United States Congress passed the CARES Act ( Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security). Urban areas with over half a million people received direct aid. More rural areas, such as Campbell County, did not get the direct aid proportionately. Now First District County Commissioner ...
  • Burglar Caught In Act On 25W 01/18/2021
    On January 12, 2021, Deputy Jordan Huskey was dispatched to a possible burglary in progress in the 4900 block of S Hwy 25W. The homeowner’s daughter was checking on the residence while her father was out of town and discovered the door to the residence had been kicked in and an unfamiliar vehicle was parked ...
  • Multiple Plaintiffs File Lawsuit Against Former Councilwoman And Husband In Illegal Recording 01/15/2021
    Recently former LaFollette City Council Woman Ann Thompson entered into a plea agreement in the case where a recording device had been secretly placed in the LaFollette Coty Council Chamber. In the wake of the plea in the criminal proceeding a civil lawsuit has now been filed against Ann Thompson and her husband Nick. ...
  • Caryville Police Seeking Help In Cigarette Heist, $1,000 Offered 01/14/2021
    On January 9, 2021 at approximately 5:45 AM Caryville Police Officer Jordan Tolliver responded to the burglary of a local business. The Shell Station located at 204 Howard Baker Highway had the front window busted out using a large rock. The suspects were able to get away with approximately 150 cartons of cigarettes. The owners of ...
  • Campbell County Chamber Of Commerce To Host Senior Workforce Workshop 01/14/2021
  • Campbell County Schools To Receive $7 Million In Relief Fund Grant 01/13/2021
    The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA), was signed into law on December 27, 2020 and provides an additional $54.3 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER II Fund). Now a little over $7 million of those dollars are coming to the Campbell County School System. These funds ...
  • Campbell County Health Department Now Booking Appointments For Individuals In Phase 1a1, 1a2 Of The Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan And For Those Over Age 01/13/2021
    The Campbell County Health Department is now booking appointments for individuals in Phase 1a1, 1a2 of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and those aged 75 and up who wish to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Residents of Campbell County can find out if they’re eligible for these phases of the vaccination plan by visiting https://covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/eligibility/. Those in ...
  • Claiborne County SWAT Team And 8th Judicial Drug Task Force Execute Narcotics Warrant 01/12/2021
    On January 11, 2021, the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team executed a narcotic search warrant at the residence of 134 Vista Drive in New Tazewell. The search warrant was part of a lengthy investigation stemming from undercover narcotic purchases from inside the residence. Detectives and Agents with the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office ...
  • Leach Arrested Second Time In As Many Weeks 01/11/2021
    On January 04, 2021, Lieutenant Travis Bostic was dispatched to the report of an unresponsive driver parked in the roadway of Lakeshore Lane in the College Hill area of Lafollette. Lt. Bostic located the driver, identified as Christie Leach, slumped over the steering wheel of a Ford F150 in the roadway with the keys in ...
  • Traffic Stops Lead To Multiple Charges 01/11/2021
    Being vigilant in the observation of traffic laws is a key responsibility in law enforcement. The below arrests were the result of Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputies being observant and having the desire to keep our community safe. These traffic violations led to the arrest of these individuals on much serious charges that aid in keeping ...
  • Partridge Charged With Assault And Robbery 01/08/2021
    Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has charged Oak Ridge resident, Tyrone Partridge, with the December 29th robbery at the Marathon gas station on Edgemoor Road in Claxton. Sheriff’s Office detective, Josh Cardwell, obtained felony warrants for Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Assault, and Theft. Partridge, 43, reportedly brandished a firearm and demanded the Marathon employee empty the cash ...
  • LaFollette Special Response Team Receives Top Honors 01/07/2021
    The LaFollette Police Special Response Team (SRT) received a prestigious award of recognition from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office on Wednesday afternoon. The Partner of the Year award was presented to the LaFollette SRT team for its efforts in executing narcotics search warrants in the community which resulted in multiple arrests and indictments. LaFollette Police Chief ...
  • Gov. Lee Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Tool 01/06/2021
    Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a new digital tool to help inform Tennesseans when they will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “In addition to creating a strong infrastructure for distribution, we’re currently one of the top states in the nation for total doses administered, vaccinating more than 150,000 Tennesseans in just two weeks,” ...
  • Jellico Football’s Dynamic Duo Earns Multiple All State Honors 01/05/2021
    Though football season ended months ago the honors are rolling in for Blue Devils Joseph Paul and Jordan King. The Jellico dynamic duo were a potent combination as quarterback Paul hooked up with wide receiver King throughout their record setting seasons. The pair were named all state by the Tennessee Football Coaches Association, Tennessee High ...
  • TDEC Offers Tennesseans Free Home Radon Testing Kits 01/04/2021
    With Tennesseans spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) encourages households to take advantage of free radon test kits. Gov. Bill Lee has declared January as Radon Action Month statewide. “Knowing the level of radon in your home has always been important, but in the current ...
  • 2,000 Dollar Stimulus Blocked After Final Attempt by 116th Congress. 01/04/2021
    The last act of the 116th Congress will not be increasing the relief payments to Americans to 2,000 dollars as many had hoped. Mitch McConnell refused at any point to bring a vote to the floor on the matter on Friday. McConnell even introduced revisions to the bill involving other things President Trump ...
  • Jellico Fire Chief Honeycutt Passes Away 01/04/2021
    If you were in a dire emergency in the Jellico area you would likely be relieved to see the smiling face of Wayne Honeycutt, He was chief of the Jellico Fire Department and member of the Jellico Rescue Squad. He had also stepped up and became chief of the South Whitley County Kentucky ...