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  • Tennessee Housing Development Agency Offers Rent And Utility Relief 04/22/2021
    The THDA has money available for those who are behind on rent and/or utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow this link to apply (if link does not work copy and paste into your internet browser): https://thda.org/help-for-renters-section-8/covidrentrelief
  • State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Returns For Its Tenth Year – Forty causes will each win a $25,000 grant 04/22/2021
    Neighbors across the country will soon have an exciting opportunity to help change their communities for the better through State Farm Neighborhood Assist®. The program awards $25,000 grants to 40 nonprofit organizations to help fund neighborhood improvement projects. According to a recent State Farm research study, one-quarter of respondents say that they are “extremely” or “very” ...
  • Davis Withdraws Guilty Plea In Federal Narcotics Case, Taken Into Federal Custody 04/22/2021
    Nearly a year ago Billy Davis entered a guilty plea in federal court in a narcotics case. In the plea he admitted to possessing 500 grams of cocaine and that he was selling the drugs. Last week he withdrew that guilty plea in court last week. He is now in federal custody. This stems ...
  • Gov. Lee Appoints Two Additional Members To Financial Stimulus Accountability Group 04/22/2021
    Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the addition of Senator Ferrell Haile and Representative Patsy Hazlewood to the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group (FSAG). The bipartisan group will continue its work to support Tennessee’s economy and ensure proper fiscal management of federal relief funds, meeting publicly and reporting regularly to bring transparency to the process. “As ...
  • Powell Clinch Utility District Celebrates Safe Digging Month 04/21/2021
    This April is National Safe Digging Month, reminding STATE residents to always call 811 at least 3 business days before any digging project. National Safe Digging Month is formally recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and earned support from Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, who has signed a Proclamation declaring April 2020 Safe ...
  • CORA To Meet May 4th Concerning The County-Wide Bicycle/Pedestrian Greenway Plan 04/21/2021
    Tuesday night, May 4th at 7pm is the monthly Campbell Outdoor Recreation Association (CORA) meeting at the Campbell County Courthouse. The public is always welcome and certainly invited to the May meeting. Please wear a mask and distance at 6 feet! This meeting will include an update on the Elk Tower ADA ...
  • Gov. Lee Sets Expectation of Student-Centered Investments from Federal Education Funds 04/12/2021
    On Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn and members of the General Assembly urged school districts to ensure federal education funding goes directly toward student achievement. Tennessee has received nearly $4.5 billion in federal COVID-19 relief stimulus funding allocated specifically for K-12 education. “By using these funds wisely and returning to in-person learning, ...
  • Campbell County Sheriff’s Interdiction Team Seizes $80,000 in Drug Profits During Traffic Stop 04/11/2021
    On April 05, 2021, Lieutenant Travis Bostic initiated a traffic stop on Appalachian Hwy 25 near the City of Jacksboro. During the process of the traffic stop, Lt. Bostic located two bags of what was described by the driver as heroin in the driver’s pocket. The driver also consented to a search of his vehicle. ...
  • Campbell County Schools To Hold Kindergarten Registration 04/08/2021
  • Rocky Top Woman Facing Multiple Charges Following Crash 04/07/2021
    On Monday afternoon Margo White-Oden, 32 years of age of Rocky Top, was involved in a crash on Norris Freeway. According to the report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol the crash occurred slightly before 5 PM. The report indicates that White-Oden was travelling south in a 2014 Nissan Altima when she failed to ...
  • Jellico Search Warrant and Drug Arrest 04/06/2021
    On March 29, 2021, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Jellico Police Department, executed a narcotics search warrant at the home of Derrick Lee Cook and Ambi Robison at 168 E Davis Lane in Jellico. The search warrant executed at this residence was obtained following a confidential tip and numerous citizen complaints. During ...
  • LaFollette Police Execute Predawn Narcotics Warrant 04/05/2021
    Weeks of controlled buys have culminated in a predawn narcotics search warrant raid. Charges, arrests, and a referral to the Department of Children’s services are pending. Schedule VI drugs were found at the residence. The target of the morning’s raid was Nicole Gibson who agents have been purchasing prescription narcotics, that fall under Schedule IV. ...
  • Interstate Construction Halted For Easter Holiday 03/31/2021
    The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel. TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday, April 1 at 6:00 p.m. through Monday, April 5 at 6:00 a.m. This will provide maximum roadway capacity to motorists ...
  • Four Offenders Remanded To TDOC Custody 03/30/2021
    On March 15, 2021 Campbell Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton found the following individual in violation of their supervised release and remanded them to Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) custody: Myra Cheleste Hubbard, of Jacksboro, had previously plead guilty to Tampering with Evidence and Simple Possession of Sch. III, and was required to serve 30 ...
  • Remote Area Medical Coming To Jellico 03/26/2021
    Jellico Medical Center may be closed for now but some relief is coming to the Gem City in May. Remote Area Medical will be at Jellico High School on May 15th and 16th. They will be providing free medical, dental, and vision care. The Clinic will open at 6 AM on ...
  • Mize Arrested After Vehicular And Foot Pursuit 03/26/2021
    On March 19, 2021, The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office arrested James W. Mize after a brief vehicle pursuit in the Harrogate area. During the pursuit, the vehicle operated by Mize left the roadway and came to a rest where he then fled on foot. Mize was located by officers in a wooded area and taken ...
  • Cougar Tennis Splits Pair with Central. 03/25/2021
    The Cougar tennis team opened the season yesterday with a trip to Tyson Park in Knoxville to take on Central. The Cougar boys team defeated Central 6-3. Jack Leach, Nate Walden, Bryson Branam, and Bryson Smith picked up singles victories. Doubles pairs Hayden Fields and Drew Crowley, and Carson Meade and Spencer Boshears picked up ...
  • Newcomb Man Sentenced On Firearms Charges 03/25/2021
    A Newcomb, TN man was recently sentenced to 10 years for being a convicted felon in possession of illegal firearms. In late January 2021, Jason B. Veach, 41, pleaded guilty in Whitley Circuit Court to one count of possession of hand gun by a convicted felon and one count of possession of a firearm by ...
  • Tuesday Accident Results In Multiple Charges 03/24/2021
    A Tuesday evening auto accident on Duff Road saw Ronnie Spradlin, from LaFollette 65 years of age, and Bobby Hamblin, from Jacksboro 63 years of age, pinned in the vehicle Spradlin was driving. After the were removed from the vehicle by emergency personnel they were flown out by Lifestar to a Knox County ...
  • 1921: LaFollette’s First Boy Scout Troops; 2021: Good Scout Award 03/19/2021
    This article on Scouting in LaFollette is part of a series on the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts’ LaFollette Council. LaFollette’s first Boy Scout troops were formally organized on Sept. 27, 1921, and the LaFollette Council was officially established by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). A number of LaFollette men and boys staked ...
  • A Legal Helping Hand For People With Criminal Records 03/18/2021
    Not everyone can relate to the challenges of people with criminal records or view them as a vulnerable population. Their struggles often go unseen or are misunderstood. Some Tennesseans may not realize that they themselves are likely to have a neighbor, co-worker, friend or family member with a criminal record. In fact, as the Wall Street ...
  • Multiple Medical Entities Interested in Taking Over Jellico Medical Center 03/18/2021
    The City of Jellico has began paperwork to switch over the ownership license from Rennova Health to the City of Jellico until another entity takes over. Meanwhile Rennova is in the process of packing up their equipment and property and leaving the premises. Jellico Council member, Sandy Terry, said they are expected to be out ...
  • Davis Found Guilty Of Aggravated Assault And Attempted Aggravated Burglary 03/18/2021
    On March 16, 2021, following an exception from the Tennessee Supreme Court to hold a jury trial during the Covid-19 pandemic, a Campbell County jury found Jeffrey M. Davis, of Jellico, Tennessee, guilty as charged of two counts of Aggravated Assault and Attempted Aggravated Burglary. Campbell County Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton scheduled a ...
  • IRS Extends 2021 Tax Filing Deadline 03/18/2021
    Last year as the Covid 19 pandemic began to grip the nation the IRS extended the deadline to file and pay your income tax. This year it is happening again. According to a press release from the Internal Revenue Service: The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service has announced that the federal income tax ...
  • State Route 90 To Close For Outcropping Removal 03/12/2021
    Beginning March 15th and ending March 19th State Route 90 will be closed to through traffic for an outcropping removal. The closure will start at approximately log mile 2.0 approximately 2 miles east of Highway 25W and 0.8 miles west of White Oak Road. Eastbound traffic will be detoured along State Route 9 to ...
  • Postmark LaFollette Awarded a Bosch Community Fund Grant for $13,500 to conduct a STEM project 03/08/2021
    The Bosch Community Fund has awarded Postmark LaFollette Arts, Culture and History Center, located at 119 S. Tennessee Avenue, LaFollette, funds to present a STEM project within the Campbell County area. The project, “We Are the Future”, will include five STEM teachers working with teams of 3-5 students in the 4th through 8th grades ...
  • Deputies JMS For Drugs 03/08/2021
    The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office received a request from Principle Gretchen Thomas at Jacksboro Middle School for Campbell County K-9 teams to visit the school near lunch time today. Principal Thomas and her staff received reports that a student or students had or would have marijuana for sale, either in school or on the bus. The ...
  • Bond Set In Massengill Case 03/04/2021
    On Tuesday Patrick Smith, James Riffe, And Courtney Gilpin were arrested in Sullivan County in connection with the death of Aaron Massengill. Now the trio are each facing a bond of a million dollars in the case. They are all facing charges of First Degree Felony Murder, Aggravated Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. ...
  • Sheriff’s Department And Caryville Police Make Drug Arrest 03/01/2021
    On March 01, 2021, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Caryville Police Department, executed a narcotics search warrant at the home of Shaunna Danielle McKinney at 137 Hollow Lane in Caryville, TN. The search warrant executed at this residence was obtained following five months of undercover investigation in which investigators made several undercover ...
  • Arrests Made In Massengill Murder 03/01/2021
    According to a statement from 8th Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler an series of arrests have been made in the murder of 28 year old Aaron Massengill. Massengill, who lived in Tazewell went missing several days ago and his body was discovered on February 22nd. In a press conference today General Effler and ...