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  • LaFollette Library To Host Anniversary Party 07/27/2017 A few years back the LaFollette Public Library had outgrown its space. Fortunately the city had recently acquired the former East and West LaFollette Schools from the county and turned them into community centers. This opened up the old recreation center to become the new LaFollette Public Library. Now. five years later, LaFollette Librarian ...
  • LaFollette Police Arrest Trio In Prostitution Sting 07/26/2017 On July 25, 2017, Detectives with the LaFollette Police Department conducted an undercover prostitution sting in the downtown area of LaFollette. This operation was in response to multiple complaints concerning the on-going of solicitation for prostitution. During the operation, the following subjects were arrested and transported to the Campbell County Jail. • Rachell Ann Gardner -charged with ...
  • Gunman On Loose In Home Invasion 07/25/2017 An armed robbery occurred near Speedwell yesterday evening that left the homeowner shot and flown out via Lifestar and the shooter on the loose. According to sources at 911 the call came in shortly after 530 that a man had broken into the victims home with the intentions of stealing his medicine. The victim was ...
  • Youth Flown Out After Accident At Lake 07/24/2017 The “rope swing” is a popular destination for young folks in Campbell County. On Sunday one of these youth had a mishap and hit his head against the rocks below the swing. The Campbell County Rescue Squad was dispatched and spent the better part of an hour extracting the young man. A landing zone ...
  • Marlowe Arrested On Cruelty To Animals And Other Charges 07/20/2017 A LaFollette man is currently out on bond and facing a variety of charges including cruelty to animals. Ricky Lynn Marlowe, of 504 South Cumberland Avenue, was arrested following a pair of dogs, who were described in the report as being in poor condition, being found at his residence last week. The dogs were ...
  • Governor Announces Increase In Tennessee Promise Volunteers In State Parks 07/20/2017 Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced more than 800 high school students fulfilled their “Tennessee Promise” community service requirements at Tennessee State Parks on June 24, a nearly 40 percent increase over 2016. “Community service is an essential piece to Tennessee Promise because it gives students ...
  • Aug. 15 Is The SBA Deadline To Apply For Working Capital Loans In Tennessee Due To The October 2016 Drought 07/20/2017 The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that Aug. 15 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Tennessee as a result of the drought that began on Oct. 4, 2016. The loans are available in the following ...
  • Senator Yager Announces Grant 07/14/2017 State Sen. Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced Thursday that five counties in District 12 have been awarded ThreeStar Competitive Grants from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). The grants will be used for a variety of local programs to support local health, public safety, economic development and education initiatives. The grants ...
  • Towe String Trauma 07/06/2017 As I approach the LaFollette city limit sign north-east bound on HWY 25-63 I begin to see it. “Oh no!” I think, but there’s nothing I can do about it. Traffic is at a standstill. I know what’s happening. It’s probably not an accident. It’s that stupid traffic light. The one at the intersection of ...
  • The “Summer Ascension” on Norris Lake this holiday weekend under Cedar Creek Bridge 07/03/2017 Summer music, jet skis humming, laughter, splashing and daring one another to “jump” is the only sounds you will hear coming from both sides of Cedar Creek bridge today. Tourists gather in swarms to our own Norris Lake this week to celebrate the most vacationed and heavy water trafficked time of year here locally. Drive ...
  • LaFollette Police Search For Missing Michigan Man 07/03/2017 The LaFollette Police Department is asking for the commiunity’s help in finding a missing person. Brent Anthony Briggs of Michigan was last seen at LaFollette Medical Center on the afternoon of June 11th. The 44 year old Briggs is described as suffering from anxiety and is cognitively impaired. He is described as ...
  • Campbell County Jail Earns Yearly Certification 07/03/2017 Campbell County Sheriff Robbie K. Goins congratulates his jail supervision staff on passing the Tennessee Corrections Institute Jail Certification today. TCI is the states governing board on certifying county jails within Tennessee. The sheriff and staff has to meet nearly 150 standards to hold certification and today made the 3rd consecutive year of certifying inspection ...
  • Caryville Police Find Success In Drug Interdiction 06/29/2017 Drug interdiction is an important job for any law enforcement agency. Recently Caryville officers have made two big arrests involving large quantities of illegal drugs. Last week officer Adam Southern was dispatched to Caryville’s Rocky Top Shell on a fight call. When he arrived on scene he found a pair of men standing near ...
  • Sheriff Hosts Correction Officer Training 06/23/2017 Campbell County Sheriff Robbie K. Goins and his staff hosted the first-ever Tennessee Corrections Institute Basic Corrections Officer Training Class this week in Jacksboro at the Career Center. Members from Campbell, Scott and Sevier Counties attended the training. The 40-hour training class is mandatory training and testing required by the Tennessee Corrections ...
  • Sheriff Announces Free Child Safety Seat Check 06/22/2017 Attention parents of young children: The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Linda Kilgore’s State Farm and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital where newly trained school resource officers will be conducting a FREE child safety seat check at the sheriff’s office lower parking lot, this Friday 6/22 from 11:00am-1:00pm! With safety seat laws changing all ...
  • Home Invasion Ends In Arrest 06/21/2017 What should have been a relaxing day for the Storey family turned into a nightmare over the weekend. As the family was having a relaxing Father’s Day at home a trio of would be armed robbers burst into their home. While the rest of the family was napping these armed robbers accosted the ...
  • Canine Influenza Detected In Tennessee 06/19/2017 The state veterinarian is advising dog owners to monitor their pets due to reports of canine influenza in Tennessee. The UT College of Veterinary Medicine recently confirmed detection of canine influenza (CI) in four dogs in East Tennessee. The illness in three of the dogs is believed to have originated at a dog show in Perry, ...
  • Grand Jury Returns June Indictments 06/16/2017 Lewis Perry- violation of the habitual motor vehicle bar, failure to maintain Lane, failure to appear Kathleen Dossett- two counts of aggravated domestic assault, domestic assault Amanda Morris -possession a of firearm by convicted felon, attempted aggravated burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of the financial responsibility law, driving on a revoked license John Mayes and Ernie ...
  • Multiple Cases End Via Plea Deal 06/07/2017 The following cases ended in plea deals this month. -Claude Ray Pennycuff- boating under the influence; one day to serve with credit for time served, 11 months, 29 days judicial diversion, unsupervised probation, court costs, $250 fine -Sandy Lee Wright- simple possession of schedule II controlled substance; sentencing set for Nov., 27, 2017, court costs, $750 fine -Rebecca ...
  • Probation Violators Remanded Into Tennessee Department Of Corrections Custody 06/05/2017 On Tuesday, May 30, Eighth Judicial District Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton found the following individuals in violation of their supervised release and remanded them to Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) custody. District Attorney General Jared Effler and his office prosecuted these cases. Brandon Roger Carroll, Jacksboro, had previously pled guilty to aggravated burglary, theft ...
  • Annual Mine Rescue Competition Coming TO Cove Lake 06/05/2017 The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce welcomes the 2017 Tennessee Cove Lake Mine Rescue Competition to Cove Lake State Park on June 6, 7, and 8, 2017. Mine rescue contests help prepare teams of specially trained first responders to operate effectively in a real mine emergency. The mine rescue competitions gauge the readiness of teams ...
  • 2017 Volunteer Times Community Choice Awards Ceremony 05/31/2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLeU3FtUQb8
  • Virginia Seal Sentenced 05/30/2017 In mid October of 2015 Virginia Seal was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after reports say she left he child in a lot just outside the property of Wagging Tails Pet Resort. After a court battle on her mental fitness to stand trial Seal has no received her sentence. On ...
  • Grand Jury Returns Indictments For May 05/23/2017 The following indictments were returned last week by the Campbell County Grand Jury: Harley Miller. possession of a schedule II controlled substance, failure to exercise due care, violation of the financial responsibility law Harley Miller. DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance Harley Miller. DUI, possession ...
  • CCHS Seniors take formal walk through their elementary schools 05/19/2017 CCHS Seniors were police escorted today to take one last formal walk through their former elementary school dressed in their cap and gowns. CCHS teacher Monica Bane who assisted in the transportation and organization of the walk wrote in a social media post, “I want to thank each school that hosted the CCHS Seniors for ...
  • Six People Have Their Probation Violated 05/19/2017 On May 8, 2017, 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 Anthony Ayers, of Newcomb, had previously pled guilty to one count of Theft over $1000 and two counts of Assault, and received a suspended ...
  • The May Plea Agreements 05/19/2017 John Curtis Edwards. aggravated sexual battery; 10 years to serve at 100 percent, register as a sex offender, community supervision for life, no contact with victim James William Lane, Sr. Second offense DUI; 45 days to serve with credit for time served, 11 months, 29 days probation, court costs, $600 fine, attend one MADD Impact Panel, ...
  • Jacksboro Middle Hosts County Health Fair 05/15/2017 Johnny Bruce can only smile when he looks at the mass of 5th graders moving from station to station in the Jim and Linda Agee Gymnasium at Jacksboro Middle School. Nearly 400 students, the 5th grade class from every elementary school in the county, move among the 18 stations at the second annual event. The ...
  • CCHS Theater Arts Performs Beauty and the Beast 05/09/2017 Campbell County high school theater arts department held a weekend performance of Beauty and the Beast. A full house gathered to lend support to these talented students who offered a wonderful show. The CCHS Theater arts department is taught by Billie Jo Ralston. 
  • CHET Hosts 3rd annual Derby Party 05/09/2017 Community Health of East Tennessee hosted its annual Derby party at Claihill Farms this past Saturday. The heavy rains cleared just in time to allow the event to boast record breaking attendance with welcomed sunshine. This is the largest fundraiser held by CHET and funds obtained through this event go a long way with assisting ...