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  • Missing Greene County Child Found Safe 11/27/2020
    Young Zella Linklater has been found safe. On Friday night the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced that the missing three year old was found safe and her abductor was in custody. Officials said Zella was “alert and conscious” at the time of her discovery. Her grandmother, 54 year old Belinda Wilson, is now in custody. ...
  • Bartley Arrested On Assaulting An Officer Charges 11/27/2020
    Kenneth Bartley, Jr was arrested at his home in LaFollette this evening. Officers arrived at the residence after a complaint was filed at a local business. According to the report Bartley had an altercation with a couple at a local vape shop. The couple reports that they got in an argument with Bartley ...
  • Endangered Child Alert Issued By TBI 11/26/2020
    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued in the search for 3-year-old Zella Linklater. She was last seen this afternoon in the area of Bumblebee Lane in Chuckey, which is in Greene County. She is 3’6”, 50 lbs. with blonde hair, and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a red dress and snow boots. If you ...
  • ETHRA Announces December Commodities Distribution Dates 11/24/2020
    The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency has announced the information on their December commodities distribution. On Tuesday December 8th they will be at Veteran’s Park in Jellico from 10 AM until noon or until all the food is gone. On Wednesday December 9th they will be in LaFollette the LaFollette Community Center from 8:30 AM until 3:30 ...
  • Cedar Creek Stabbing Victim Identified 11/24/2020
    Last week a body was discovered in the Cedar Creek area near the former Fast Freddy’s. After the Campbell County Rural Fire Services retrieved the body, that was down an embankment, it was discovered that it had multiple stab wounds. The body has been identified as Donnie Bryant. The death is still under investigation by both ...
  • Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Warns Of New Scam 11/24/2020
    The Sheriff’s Office has been alerted to a scam in the area using the names of local law enforcement officers. It appears the scammer is calling residents and claiming to have a warrant number for their arrest. In exchange for payment they will have the warrant taken care of. While this scam has been played several ...
  • Campbell Records 22nd Covid Death; Cases Begin to Drop in Scott County 11/24/2020
    Campbell County added its 22nd death as a result of Covid-19 in today’s release from the Tennessee Department of Health. It was the second death recorded in the last four days for the county. Active cases in Campbell County eased down from 188 to 181 in the last 24 hours. Seeing a significant drop in active ...
  • Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department Executes Narcotics Warrant 11/24/2020
    On the morning of November 24th, 2020, the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, 8th Judicial Drug Task Force, and the Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. Team executed a narcotics search warrant at a residence located at 149 Shadow Lane in Speedwell, TN. The execution of this mornings search warrant was the result of lengthy narcotic ...
  • tnAchieves Celebrates Mentors in Campbell County 11/24/2020
    As tnAchieves prepares to work with its 12th student cohort, the non-profit is taking a moment to celebrate mentors who have served their community for at least five years! Mentors serve as an additional layer of support for TN Promise students as they navigate the college-going process. They commit one hour per month to provide reminders ...
  • Holly Bowl Route Dates & Guidelines 11/24/2020
    The Terry’s Pharmacy 2020 Holly Bowl is soon approaching. This seems to be one of the biggest years the route will have as the committee has already had six, early nominations. Here are the important dates and guidelines you will need to know. A: You can nominate yourself for the Holly Bowl or someone can nominate ...
  • Sheriff’s Department Has Holiday Safety Reminder 11/23/2020
    Many will be traveling the roadways this week as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. The Sheriff’s Office and the Governor’s Highway Safety Office wants to remind you to wear your seatbelt and drive safely.
  • Local Veteran Seeks Aid In New Mission 11/22/2020
    Cougar alumni and military veteran Wil Irwin has a new mission in mind to serve. He is seeking aid via the crowd funding website gofundme to raise the money to improve the graves of our veterans. So far he has raised $200 of his $5,000 goal. His fundraising site reads, “Hello Everyone, My name is ...
  • Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department And Tazewell Police Amend Policies Due To COVID 11/22/2020
    As COVID 19 cases continue to increase the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department and Tazewell Police have amended their policies to help protect their officers. The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department has suspended ion site visitation. Deputies will continue their regular patrols and answer emergency calls. Tazewell Police have taken a similar approach. Their officers will continue ...
  • Dust Of Hope Hosting Tent Drive 11/21/2020
    The Dust of Hope Mission is taking action to help the less fortunate as temperatures drop. They are seeking tents and thermal underwear of those that are less fortunate and living on the streets. According to a statement on their social media: “If you have a tent or thermal underwear (men and/or women) and have it on ...
  • Claiborne County Mayor Issues Mask Mandate 11/20/2020
    Citizens, being County Mayor is one of the absolute best jobs. I count it as a privilege to be able to represent Claiborne County on the state level and national level while advocating for new opportunities for our county. Most every day presents itself with good opportunities that I am excited to face head-on. However, ...
  • Jellico City Council Sets Christmas Plans 11/20/2020
    Plans for Jellico’s annual Christmas Parade, a community-wide Christmas Decoration Contest, and Christmas Tree lighting downtown were up for discussion at November’s meeting. “Along the lines of increasing COVID cases and wanting to make sure we have a safe Christmas Parade,” said City Council member Sarah McQueen, “I would like to make a motion to write ...
  • Sheets To Host Food And Toy Drive 11/19/2020
    Edward Jones Financial Advisor Zach Sheets is hosting a Food Drive & Toy Drive with a stuffed animal drive as well. His office, for the 8th year, will be collecting donations before Christmas. Food will be going to Open Arms, Toys to the Children’s Center and Stuffed Animals to Judge Amanda Sammons for kids in ...
  • First Volunteer Bank Provides 179 Thousand Meals To Its Communities 11/19/2020
    First Volunteer provides 179,569 meals across its footprint during the COVID-19 pandemic after their successful canned food drive, Tailgate-A-Palooza. The Bank partnered with the community, customers, schools, churches and local businesses to raise money and collect as many non-perishable food items as possible to help residents in its footprint. Tailgate-A-Palooza is an annual event and in a ...
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Suspends Jury Trials, Orders Courts Back Online 11/19/2020
    In response to the increased number of COVID-19 cases in the state, the Tennessee Supreme Court issued an Order today designed to protect all of the participants in the judicial system and the public at large while keeping the courts open and accessible to carry out essential constitutional functions and time-sensitive proceedings. This is the ...
  • Campbell County Chamber Of Commerce Hosting Shop Local Contest 11/18/2020
    Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Shop Local-Shop Small Campaign is approaching! Help us pledge to give the gift of local this holiday season! Keep it home for the holidays!
  • Campbell County Needs 19 TN Promise Mentors 11/17/2020
    With less than three weeks remaining until the tnAchieves mentor application deadline, Campbell County still needs 19 mentors to meet student demand. Statewide, 2,300 mentors are still needed to reach the goal of 9,000. In 2021, mentors will serve their community virtually using tnAchieves CONNECT. tnAchieves CONNECT is a new platform that allows for safe, impactful ...
  • Trooper Fletcher Honored Following Large Cocaine Bust 11/16/2020
    On November 12th, Trooper Ryan Fletcher was recognized by the Tennessee Narcotics Officers Association (TNOA) for the largest cocaine seizure in Tennessee year-to-date 2020. April 29th, at approximately 10:26 AM Tennessee Highway Patrol Interdiction Plus (IP) Trooper Ryan Fletcher conducted a traffic stop on I-75 N at the 82 MM in Loudon County for a traffic ...
  • Campbell Records 20th Death; State Sets Daily Record. 11/16/2020
    The fall/winter surge in Covid-19 long warned by experts has arrived and Tennessee is feeling the full bore effects of the virus. The state recorded nearly 8,000 new cases in today’s data release, a record number and 30 new deaths. One of those deaths was recorded in Campbell County, the 20th so far. Campbell County’s active ...
  • Coffee Beanery Opens In Jacksboro’s Bo’s Place 11/16/2020
    Bo’s Place has become a well known name in the area. Whether it is the location at the Demory Mart or the service station adjacent to Terry’s Pharmacy in Jacksboro the business has been growing in the county for a number of years. Now the Jacksboro location has undergone a total facelift and added an exciting ...
  • Jacksboro Middle School Switching To Distance Learning 11/16/2020
    Due to the high number of staff and students in quarantine Jacksboro Middle School will be switching to distance learning November 17th until after Thanksgiving break on Monday November 30th
  • Boy Scout Troop 310 Host Flag Retirement Event 11/14/2020
    The Boy Scouts of Troop 310 hosted an important and solemn event on Saturday afternoon at Food City. They were there to honor veterans and retire old United States flags. They were not alone as many local first respondersnand local dignitaries joined them including fire fighters and police officers from multiple agencies, County Mayor ...
  • Campbell Covid-19 Deaths Rise to 19; Tennessee National Hotspot. 11/14/2020
    Covid-19 continues to spread rapidly across Tennessee. The state reported nearly 5000 new cases this afternoon in their daily Covid-19 data release. State deaths are up nearly 50 percent in the last two weeks. Both those numbers place Tennessee among the top ten nationally for Covid-19 new cases and increased death percentage. In Campbell County the ...
  • LaFollette City Council Postpones Workshop 11/13/2020
  • Fight Flu TN Clinics Coming November 19th 11/13/2020
    On Thursday November 19th every county in Tennessee will host a Fight Flu TN vaccine clinic. The concept behind the clinics is to make getting a flu vaccine easier for everyone. No appointment is needed to receive a vaccine. In Campbell County the event will be held at the Campbell County Health Department in Jacksboro at ...
  • Deputies Make Drug Arrests In Elk Valley 11/13/2020
    On November 02, 2020, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the 8th Judicial Drug Task Force, executed a narcotics search warrant at the home of Michael Joseph Muse, DOB 12/29/1996, at 417 Elk Fork Rd in Pioneer, TN. The search warrant executed at this residence was obtained following a confidential tip. This tip ...