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  • Campbell County Assessor’s Office Certified Three Star Office. 04/03/2020 From Campbell County Property Assessor Brandon Partin. “The Three Star Certification is a professional standard of operations recognized by the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers. The certification represents an operational analysis for compliance in the numerous standards monitored by the division of property assessments, as well as, a demonstrated commitment to continuing education. The Three Star Certification ...
  • District Attorney General Offices To Extend Suspension Of In-Office Visitation 04/03/2020 In an effort to prevent further transmission of COVID-19 and consistent with State of Tennessee Executive Orders by Governor Bill Lee, all offices of the Eighth Judicial District Attorney General will be closed to in-office visitors through April 30, 2020. However, all offices will remain staffed and operational during this time. If you need the ...
  • Essential Business List From Governor Lee 04/03/2020 Governor Lee has decided to adopt the recommendation of the Department of Homeland Security Essential Business and Infrastructure list for Tennessee residents. Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Health Care and Public Health Operations. This includes, but is not limited ...
  • TVA Closures to Affect Norris Lake Recreation Area. 04/03/2020 In response to enhanced public health guidance from federal and state authorities, the Tennessee Valley Authority is closing additional public recreation areas to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The closures will begin on Friday morning, April 3, and will continue indefinitely. TVA recreation areas at Chatuge, Cherokee, Fort Loudon, the south side of ...
  • Tennessee/Campbell County Grade Poorly During Stay at Home 04/03/2020 Unacast, a company that parses human mobility data that comes from anonymous cell phone pings from local towers and social media has released social distancing mobility grades for each state for travel during the Covid-19 outbreak. Overall Tennessee scored a poor performance with a D. Campbell and Scott County managed to join 11 other Tennessee counties ...
  • Cove Lake, Indian Mountain, Norris Among State Parks to Close. 04/03/2020 From TN State Parks. In support of Governor Lee’s Executive Order 23, we have made the difficult decision to close Tennessee State Parks. This closure is effective April 4, 2020 and will be in place through April 14, 2020. This is a complete closure of facilities and access to all Tennessee State Parks and Designated State ...
  • Sheriff Goins Issues Statement Regarding Governor’s Stay At Home Order 04/03/2020 In response to Governor Lee’s stay at home order, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, is aiming to educate rather than punish people for noncompliance. However those who willfully and knowingly violate this order may be issued a citation or arrested. Sheriff Goins states” I want my deputies to help people understand the importance of obeying the ...
  • COVID-19 Concerns ‘Around The Bin’ 03/30/2020 Patrons line up outside the doors as early as 4:00 am to get a jump on the deals to be had at local Jacksboro retailer Around The Bin. iPads, iPhones, jewelry, power tools, just about anything one can imagine can be found in these bins, and all at a very attractive price of six dollars ...
  • Additional Commodities Being Distributed Due To COVID 19 Pandemic 03/30/2020
  • Emergency Loans Available To Small Businesses 03/30/2020
  • Court Information Update 03/30/2020 The Tennessee Supreme Court has extended the suspension until April 30th of in-person court appearances. Exceptions to this suspension of in-person court proceedings include, but are not limited to: Proceedings necessary to protect constitutional rights of criminal defendants, including bond-related matters, preliminary hearings for incarcerated individuals, and plea agreements for incarcerated individuals. Proceedings related to relief from abuse, including but not ...
  • Stay at Home Order and You 03/30/2020 While Governor Lee hasn’t issued orders regarding stay at home yet, there is a clamor among many residents that he may do so in the coming days. While the order sounds quite draconian, it isn’t truly a situation where you’re forced to stay in your home. In each state where the orders are in place the ...
  • CORA To Host Drive Thru Meat Distribution 03/30/2020 The Campbell Outdoor Recreation Association (CORA) will be holding a drive thru fresh meat give away on April 4 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the parking area behind the LaFollette City Office. CORA will provide fresh frozen venison from our local Hunters for the Hungry program, which has supplied more than 100,000 meals ...
  • Fields Updates Community On School System Amid COVID 19 03/25/2020 I would like to thank everyone in the school system and in the community for the hard work that has been performed and the collaboration that has taken place to keep our students fed and educated. We have served 16,689 meals to our students, provided links to several educational websites that can be found ...
  • TDOE Announces Partnership with PBS to Deliver Daily Instructional Content for Tennessee Students 03/25/2020 The Tennessee Department of Education secured a partnership with the state’s PBS stations to deliver daily instructional content for Tennessee students during COVID-19 school closures. This partnership will provide all students with access to daily learning opportunities right in their own homes. Staring April 6, Tennessee’s six PBS stations— WNPT Nashville, East Tennessee PBS, WCTE ...
  • Duff Man Arrested After Moonshine Fueled Incident 03/24/2020 Recently Deputy Zach Daugherty was dispatched in regards to a man stumbling around the Highway 90 area. Upon his arrival there was no stumbling man to be found but the man who called in the complaint was. The caller told deputy Daugherty that the stumbling man was named Eric King. As Deputy Daugherty was searching ...
  • Register Of Deeds And Property Assessors Offices Close To Public 03/23/2020 At this time two of the offices in the Campbell County Courthouse have closed to the public. The Register of Deeds office is closed but can be reached by phone at 562-3864. The Property Assessor’s Office is closed and can be reached by phone at 562-3201. In addition the website www.assessment.tn.gov can be used to access and ...
  • LPD Chief Bill Roehl Issues Statement On Arrest Of Larry Jones 03/23/2020 Included is the video the statement is in reference to. Last evening, I became aware of the arrest of Mr. Jones and the video taken of that arrest. At that time, I reviewed the video made by a passer- by and spoke with the arresting officer. According to that officer, we received a call on Mr. Jones concerning ...
  • PD Releases Officer Miller’s Report On Jones Arrest 03/23/2020 As concerns are raised throughout the community about the video on social media of the arrest of Larry Jones the LaFollette Police Department has released the official report. (Full Copy of Report in Photos Below) Shortly after 9PM LaFollette Police Officer Monty Miller was dispatched to the area near The Harbor Church on a welfare check ...
  • East Regional Health Office Establishes COVID-19 Information Line 03/23/2020
  • Kentucky Church Membership Under Self-Quarantine 03/20/2020 Nearby Pulaski County, Kentucky (Somerset) now has two confirmed cases of Covid-19. Both are women who recently attended a conference in California and returned to the state. The older of the two women attended church services at her 40 member parsonage this past Sunday. Now all members of the church who attended the service have been ...
  • Scott County Sees First Case of Covid-19, Campbell Has Case 2 03/20/2020 From Mayor EL Morton Update from The Campbell County, TN Mayor’s Office, March 20, 2020: At approximately 10:30 am today The Campbell County Health Department advised my office that a second person in Campbell County has been diagnosed with the Corona virus/COVID-19. This person is under quarantine and being monitored by Health Department professionals. The Health Department ...
  • Commissioner Schwinn Statement Regarding General Assembly Passage of Education Waivers Related to COVID-19 03/20/2020 In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and tornado damage, the Tennessee General Assembly passed HB2818/ SB2672, which waives state assessment and accountability requirements, including the 2019-20 spring administration of the TNReady and end-of-course assessments. Commissioner Penny Schwinn released the following statement regarding these waivers: “These are challenging times for all of us. I ...
  • Anderson County Has First Confirmed Case of COVID 19 03/19/2020 According to the office of Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank there is now a case of COVID 19 in Anderson County. The Anderson County Health Department states that the patient has self isolated following the diagnosis. The Anderson County Health Department is currently i the process of tracing the patient’s recent contacts. Due to HIPPA laws ...
  • Lessons From the Past 03/19/2020 In late 1940 war was spreading around the globe. Japanese forces had marched West and were spreading East across the Pacific. German and Italian troops were spreading through Europe and Northern Africa. The world was at war. The United States however was sitting out the war, protected by the Atlantic to the East and the vast ...
  • Deputies Save Two Lives with NARCAN 03/19/2020 Deputy James McCall was dispatched to 936 Pleasant Ridge Rd in Lafollette on 03/11/2020 in reference to a possible overdose with CPR in progress. Deputy McCall arrived on scene and found Sergeant Travis Bostic performing CPR on a male subject. Deputy McCall, along with other EMS personnel, administered NARCAN into the nostril of the unresponsive ...
  • Caryville Police Go To Emergency Protocols During COVID 19 Outbreak 03/19/2020
  • Sheriff Goins Speaks On COVID 19 Outbreak 03/19/2020 Due to the outbreak of COVID 19, we all face uncertainty in the coming weeks regarding the health of our friends and family. Many questions do not have answers yet. While many speculate what will happen and many rumors continue to circulate without validity. I would like to take a moment and speak to you ...
  • LaFollette City Halts Non Essential Functions Until April 03/17/2020 Due to the public health concerns related to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and in an attempt to reduce public exposure for our citizens and employees, the mayor and city council are taking a proactive approach for our community, have decided that the City of La Follette will be closing all non-essential functions on Wednesday, March 18, ...
  • Comcast Increases Access to and Speeds of Internet Essentials to Support Americans Through Coronavirus Pandemic 03/17/2020 In a letter to County Mayor Morton the Manager of External Affairs for Comcast Andres Celedon stated: Mayor Morton, My name is Andres Celedon and I am the new External Affairs Manager for Comcast in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, filling in Katy Brown’s role. I want to share an update with you on how Comcast is ...