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  • Sheriff’s Department Makes Drug Bust In Jellico 10/19/2018 On October 19th 2018, The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team executed a narcotics search warrant at 219 High Street Jellico, Tennessee, the residence of Joseph Lee Johnson (30). Sheriff’s Office investigators conducted an investigation into the Joseph Lee Johnson for selling illegal narcotics and prescription medication. Investigators conducted several undercover investigations, ...
  • Pair Has Probation Revoked 10/19/2018 On October 15, 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: Michael Christopher Savage, of Lafollette, had previously pled guilty to Filing a False Report, and received a suspended sentence of 2 years supervised by TDOC. ...
  • Helena Smith Remembers Conner Lane 10/19/2018 Conner Lane was not only an inspirational young man, but a life changing person. He was the most positive kid you had ever seen and he always had room in his day to make you smile. Conner always made jokes, gave compliments, and spoke from his heart. I know he has made me a better person and helped ...
  • Mowell Sentenced In Child Porn Case 10/18/2018 Last year the Knoxville Police Crimes Against Children Unit and The Department of Homeland Security conducted and investigation into the sharing of child pornography. A search warrant was issued on the LaFollette residence of Ogleva Mowell. His computers were seized and examined forensically. The examination showed that Mowell and searched for and ...
  • Sample Ballot For The November 6th Election 10/17/2018
  • Sheriff Goins Announces Promotions 10/17/2018 Effective October 16th 2018, Sheriff Goins is proud to announce the following promotions: Sergeant Matt Wasson to the rank of Patrol Lieutenant (Badge #700) Corporal Joe Hopson to the rank of Sergeant, supervising 2nd shift (Badge #702) Deputy Jeff Allen to the rank of Corporal, 2nd shift (Badge #706)
  • Campbell County Rural Fire Service Partners With State Fire Marshal To Provide Home Smoke Alarm Installations 10/17/2018 The State Fire Marshal’s Office recently presented the Campbell County Rural Fire Service with a supply of 10-year battery smoke alarms to be installed in all homes owned or rented within the community that is high risk of fire. This statewide distribution of smoke alarms launched in November of 2012 and is part of the State Fire Marshal’s effort ...
  • No Charges Filed In Death Of Nine Year Old 10/16/2018 On August 8th the unthinkable happened as a young girl lost her life when her brother accidentally shot her in the parking lot of Little Caesars. Though the investigation ruled that the shooting was accidental the case was still presented to the Grand Jury as per proper procedure. When the most recent meeting of the ...
  • Phillips Arrested In Dawn Drug Raid 10/16/2018 Monday morning the Tennessee Highway Patrol and officers with the LaFollette Police Department’s Drug and Special Response Team conducted a raid on the River Drive home of Willis York. York and multiple people not listed as residents of the home were there at the time of the raid. Authorities arrested Valerie Phillips, 46 listed ...
  • Forrester, Burrell & Varsalona Opens LaFollette Office 10/16/2018 The full service East Tennessee law firm Forrester, Burrell & Varsalona, is proud to announce its new office location conveniently located in downtown LaFollette, and officially opened its doors on October 1, 2018. The firm’s LaFollette office is located at 122 W. Central Avenue, Suite 1, LaFollette, Tennessee 37766. In addition to the services ...
  • Sheriff’s Department To Hold Car Safety Checkpoint 10/16/2018 Sheriff Robbie Goins and Staff, in partnership with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, will be hosting a free car seat safety checkpoint this Thursday October 18th starting at 5pm until 8pm in the parking lot of Grace Rehabilitation in LaFollette. Certified Car Seat Technicians will be inspecting car seats and doing everything possible to assure ...
  • Tennessee Promise Seeking Mentors 10/15/2018 With only seven weeks remaining, tnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers Governor Haslam’s Tennessee Promise in 84 counties, needs 4,500 more mentors to meet its goal of providing every Tennessee Promise applicant from the class of 2019 with a local support system. Each TN Promise applicant is assigned a volunteer mentor who assists ...
  • Wallen Arrested In Kentucky On Drug Charges 10/15/2018 A LaFollette man was arrested last week in Kentucky last week on drug charges. The Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Kirby arrested John Daniel Wallen of LaFollette on a trio of drug related charges. Wallen, 24 years of age from LaFollette, was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (methamphetimine), ...
  • Hatmaker Has Law License Suspended 10/12/2018
  • Goins Named Chief Deputy 10/09/2018 Jeremy Goins always dreamed of being a police officer. Upon graduating CCHS in 2002 he took steps to achieve his dream. In 2003 he attended and graduated the police academy at Walters State Community College and began his law enforcement career. After spending time as interim Chief Deputy of the Campbell County ...
  • Manhunt Ends With Bynum In Custody 10/03/2018 Following last night’s assault case and the ensuing manhunt William Bynum was taken in to custody shortly before noon today. According to reports Bynum was taken into custody by the Jacksboro Police Department near the quarry on Towe String Road. Bynum is facing close to two dozen charges in Campbell County and also ...
  • Breaking! Police Searching For Man After Domestic Assault And Car Crash 10/02/2018 Police are searching for William Bynum at this hour. Bynum was involved in a domestic assault at the Murphy Gas Station in LaFollette. Bynum fled by car and hit three separate vehicles on Towe String Road before fleeing on foot. Bynum dragged his father in law around the parking lot at Murphy before ...
  • Sen. Yager Announces Over $1 Million In Grants For School Districts To Improve School Safety 10/01/2018 Today Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced over $1 million in state grants for school districts he represents to improve school safety and security. These grants include $317,157.77 in Safe School grants, which are recurring funds and $762,850 in School Safety and Security grants, which are one-time funds. This year the General Assembly included $35 million ...
  • Winter Forecast 2018-19: Cold Miser or Heat Miser? 09/27/2018 It’s finally fall and Campbell County and surrounding Eastern Tennessee and Southern Kentucky have been experiencing well above normal heat for September. The rainy weather of the last week has provided a soggy, if much needed break. As we head into leaf peeking, haunted house seeking and general October fun, many begin to wonder about ...
  • Chamber Receives Tourism Development Grant 09/27/2018 -Tennessee Department of Tourist Development announced $1 million in grant funds awarded to 84 organizations for tourism marketing. Campbell County Chamber of Commerce was awarded $9000.00 for advertising for the Norris Lake and Cumberland Mountain region. The marketing award is a 50% reimbursable match grant which provides tourism organizations such as CVBs, chambers of commerce or regional tourism organizations a ...
  • Jellico Man Killed In Hostage Situation 09/25/2018 At around 1:26 AM on Monday morning September 24th Kentucky State police were called into a domestic situation in Whitley County’s Saxton Community. Reports indicate the call was stated that a man, later identified as Ronald W. Leach of Jellico, threatening to harm his 1-year-old child inside a vehicle at his residence. ...
  • Saylor Busted By Kentucky Police On Drug Charges 09/25/2018 Last week Kentucky State Police Officer James Creekmoore arrested Kayla Saylor, 21 of LaFollette, in Whitley County, Kentucky. Saylor has been charged buying/possessing drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (methamphetamine) 1st offense. Saylor is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center without bond
  • Sheriff’s Department Makes Drug Raid In Jacksboro 09/25/2018 On September 24 th 2018, The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team executed a narcotics search warrant at 114 Island Ford Road apartment 204 in Jacksboro, Tennessee, the residence of Valzora May Thomaston. Sheriff’s Office investigators conducted an investigation into the tenant of apartment 204 for selling illegal narcotics and prescription medication. Investigators conducted several undercover ...
  • Sheriff’s Department’s Release On Discovery Of Body 09/17/2018 On September 16th 2018 at 1:00PM, investigators with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office were made aware of a body that was located by a kayaker in Norris Lake off of Queener Road in Caryville, Tennessee. Sheriff’s Investigators recovered the body of 20 year old Jeffrey Austin Anderson, Anderson had previously been reported missing on Saturday ...
  • Bartley Case Heads To Grand Jury 09/12/2018 Yesterday Kenneth Bartley appeared before Judge Amanda Sammons in the case where he reportedly assaulted a woman with a rubber mallet at his father’s home. This occurred in late August. Judge Sammons bound the case over to the Grand Jury. In addition Bartley was ordered to have no contact with the victim ...
  • Criminal Cases Resolved In Plea Deals 09/11/2018 The following cases were recently resolved with plea agreements. Gregory Curt Patterson- theft over $1,000; 34 days to serve with credit for time served, two years supervised probation, court costs, $75 fine, $1,093 restitution, no contact with the victim -Amanda Kay Johnson- possession of a scheduled II controlled substance with intent to sell; serve three years at ...
  • Quartet Has Probation Revoked 09/11/2018 On September 4, 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: William Franklin Cox, of Jellico, had previously pled guilty to Auto Buglary, and received a suspended sentence of 2 years supervised by TDOC. He was ...
  • Hillcrest Baptist Church To Celebrate Homecoming 09/11/2018 Hillcrest Baptist Church located next to Campbell County Comprehensive High School will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary Homecoming on September 16th beginning at 10:00 a.m. Special singing groups will be Heart of Grace, The Inman Family, and the Botts Family. Lunch will be served around noon. All former members and the community are welcome ...
  • LES Safety Patrol Swears In 09/07/2018 Safety Patrol is on patrol at LaFollette Elementary School. This moring Campbell County Sheriff Robbie K. Goins administered the oath of office in a swearing ceremony to put LaFollette Elementary Schools Safety Patrol on duty and to work. Safety Patrol is a AAA program that has been implemented by Principal Bob Walden where students help ...
  • Haslam TDEC Announce $470,000 Wasrewater ConstructionLoan For Rocky Top 09/07/2018 Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Dr. Shari Meghreblian today announced that the City of Rocky Top has been approved to receive an approximate $470,000 low-interest loan for wastewater infrastructure improvements. “Clean water and improved infrastructure are necessities for our communities,” said Haslam. “The State Revolving Fund Loan Program ...